Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
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... irritable particularly as the taxi driver charged us €20 to go 500m to the hotel. We are peregrinos, we know how far 500m is and this guy ripped us off! But we got there, a clean bed and our own facilities even a room kettle. The Holiday Inn Express has never seemed so plush. Up earlyish and a train to Benalmadena ensured that we were outside of family's apartment before 9:30. Big mistake! They weren't there! After choosing to stay nearer to work because of car problems we ended ...
... staying in a stunning villa about ten minutes from Ronda. We had to have a break in Malaga en route for more chocolat and churros though. It's the custom.
So to Ronda. It was Cath's birthday and there was the customary cake, cards, bubbly and... bagpipes. Obviously. These came courtesy of her Brother In law Stephen, who also played at their wedding a fair few years ago. I'm sure we are all agreed that it's an instrument that has to be played well ...
... with medical practitioners and the knowledge acquired through generations of science! Obidos was next on our travels - a medieval town, set within the walls of a medieval castle and home of a sour cherry liqueur, called Ginja de Obidos. This was sampled served from a chocolate shot glass. Very tasty indeed! A walk around the castle ramparts, with Antony's Safety outlook going haywire. Shear drops, with no edge protection in sight. Great views though. The usual cobbled, tight, ...
... Almalfra fell far short of its five star rating in our opinion.
We were not that impressed with the rally, although we enjoyed the Tapas Run and the quiz night. There was a very good bass guitarist one night and Christmas day entertainment was good with a 'Bee Gees' tribute band. But the Christmas meal was diabolical; we have never ever had such a bad meal, Kay was ill for two days afterwards and was positive the fish she ate must have been off. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Marbella
We only stayed here for one night so our review is somewhat limited. The hotel's interior decor, the bedroom (ours was a deluxe) were lovely and our bathroom was one of the best we have had in any hotel. Pool area and the grounds very nice, we didn't try the spa.
The staff were all very polite and helpful, but we got the impression that the hotel was under staffed as we waited ages for anyone to serve us in the bar in the evening, and the following day we couldn't find anyone to ask for a coffee.
The food was only average, however we didn't try the main restaurant ,and can only comment on the 2 lunches by the pool, room service and breakfast. Breakfast was not good, quite a limited choice of hot food and the fried eggs were like rubber and the bacon awful.
I would defintely recommend the hotel but be prepared to eat out and you would need a car.
Went to spain on my honeymoon for 2 weeks. We came to the Villa Padierna and were absolutely blown away. This is the most phenominal hotel I have ever stayed in, and I have been in a lot of them. Service was excellent, food was excellent, accomadations were ridiculously unreal. he only apparent draw back would be that it is not on the beach however, in no way is this bad. We went to hotels that were on the beach and the beachfront of these hotels was nasty. What to do is, go to Laguna Beach (5 mins away from Villa Padierna) and be spoiled their for the day. It is a club, on the beach with beds to lie, showers, and a beautiful pool (cost 20euro per person). Once again this hotel is a Ritz Carlton and it goes above and beyond any hotel I have ever stayed at. Should Heaven be like this hotel, that'll be pretty good.
Just spent an amazing weekend with my husband and 2 young children (age 7and 8) at the villa padierna. What an amazing find. Have stayed at many famous 5 star world wide hotels and this is up at the top of the league. Food, service, ambience, interior design, and spa quality absolutely spot on.
Our only complaint was we had no C.D. player in our room (penthouse suite- truely amazing!) but the newly appointed manager (who our friends recognised from the Ritz Carlton in Dubai )had just taken consignment of C.D players for each room and offered to send one up straight away.
Dinner on the terrace (monkfish gratinee and apple tart) was one of the best meals I've ever had- certainly the best meal I've ever had on the Costa Del Sol. Service was attentive, informative , friendly without being intrusive. The setting on the terrace is gorgeous.
Our only other slight complaint was that the breakfast buffet was a little limited. Again took this up with the manager and he assured me this is something he will address.
Kiddie friendly without being kiddie orientated- kids had a lovely time with lifeguard on duty.
So impressed hoping to return next month for our wedding anniversary.
Mrs M, St Albans
What an excellent time we had when we visited this hotel in June2006. We had read other reviews from fellow ' trip advisors' when making our decision to stay here and they were accurate.
The staff were welcoming, polite, friendly and helpful.
The rooms well equipped and spotlessly clean.
At the restaurant La Veranda, the food and service was first class. I had an interesting and informative discussion with the sommelier regarding Priorat wines.
We used the spa and again the staff were excellent - both helpful and informative about the various facilities and treatment options.
We actually went over to Spain for medical treatment for my wife and she had to spend a day resting in her room. The room service staff were so caring.
We had good recommendations to other restaurants in the area from the concierges.
I do not play golf but it appeared that the courses were excellent.and well maintained
I would say it is not an ideally suitable hotel for teenage children, although there are excellent swimmingly facilities.
Overall, I would say that this was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. I travel extensively in UK & Europe on business, so I do have lots of experience.
Very good, but not excellent
Overall view: good to very good.
My wife and I spent a few days here. The rooms were excellent, clean and well looked after... The level of service in the hotel is okay in general, and excellent in the restaurant.
The food in the restaurant is wonderful, and the setting is beautiful. Try the chateaubriand; its terrific!
Because the main bar and restaurant facilities are shared with golfers who come here to play the hotel's golf course (but who are not hotel residents) the hotel sometimes feels crowded - more like a golf clubhouse - and lacks the feeling of exclusivity which is usual in a 5 star hotel. The noise level can be quite high as well. (Note: the bar is mainly outdoor, and has no TV which may disappoint those who hope to see major sporting events, for example.) Food from the bar is available from a limited menu, and is expensive. (A burger was 18 euro)
But easily the biggest disappointment is the breakfast. The quality is good, but the selection is very limited; not at all what you would expect in a hotel of this quality. We were so disappointed that we drove to a competitor hotel and ate breakfast there!
You will need a car - the road up to the hotel is very steep and only for the super-fit.
Wonderful experience at Villa Padierna Hotel
I was on holidays with my family in April. We were staying in the most fantastic hotel ever! Villa Padierna is something amazing! The rooms are very comfortable and beautiful, the service is very pleasant and impacable. The Spa is so special, it offers eight types of sauna, hammam, turkish bath and etc. After the massage I felt renewed for a long time.
In the lobby, every evening we heart a beautiful violin... Flowers everywhere, just feels happy there.
Golf, swimming and much more.
I will always recommend my friends to go and stay there, because it is unforgettable exprience.
Fabulous hotel- absolutely stunning
We were recommended this hotel by family and it exceeded all expectations.My husband and I went away without our children for a few days and we had a perfect holiday . The rooms are beautiful and spotlessly clean, the bathrooms are enormous and very luxurious and the facilities are excellent too. The Spa staff could not have been more welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. They went out of their way to ensure the holiday was extremely memorable. I have recommended this hotel to everyone. - amazing.
the perfect hotel for a romantic break but we did nt think it was suitable for children.
Hotel Villa Padierna: A stunning hotel near Marbella
After staying almost one week at the Hotel Flamingos Villa Padierna, I highly recommend any trip-advisor visitor to try it. One of the best, if not the best, hotel in southern Spain, Hotel Villa Padierna benefits from its proximity to Malaga's airport (40 minutes drive) and is quite near to jet-setting Marbella (10 km) and Puerto Banus (5 km). Located in a hill overseeing the Mediterranean (I was spoilt enough to enjoy a fantastic view to the sea from my room), Villa Padierna caters to golf fans like me. It has a well-designed 18-holes golf course. The newly-built hotel not only is superbly stylish (following a Tuscan-style design) but provides a lot of services such as spa, gym, etc. Personnel is not only affable/hospitable (not surprising given the Andalousian mentality) but also prone to make someone's stay extremely preasant, given their attention to detail (I heard it is now run by the Ritz Carlton, a good combination of organization and luxury).
I will always remember enjoying breakfast with the rest of my family from an outside terrace overlooking the golf course and keep fond memories of the good food we were served at dinner time.
A couple of months ago, I read a quote which stated that holidays were essentially 20% anticipation and 80% remembrance. In regard to our stay, we broke mathematical rules because Marbella and Villa Padierna were for us 100% enjoyment and pleasure while still leaving plenty of great moments to remember once we get home.
I strongly encourage would-be visitors to the south of Spain to give the Hotel Villa Padierna a try - you will not be disappointed!!!
Perfect place to relax
My fiance and me stayed at the padierna for a weekend and loved the place. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We stayed in a junior suite which wasnt overly big but had plenty of space and had great views overlooking the golf course. The spa was sublime and without doubt the best spa I have ever used at a hotel. I have stayed at many hotels along the coast and this ranks up there with the best. This hotel is ideal for those seeking a romantic trip away....
...the costa del sol and marbella are terrible ,but the hotel was amazing.
i stayed in a junior suite that was very large and nicely furnished looking onto the golfcourse.
i can only recommend this hotel...the staff was very friendly + their english was very good which is rare in spain!