Vasari Vacation Resort
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... with it's cobbled stoned streets, the white buildings glare in the sunshine and orange trees loaded with fruit line the squares . We stopped for a while at a very picturesque square for Tapas and beer and listened to two musicians strumming their guitars. That evening we dined at another square in town watching life go by and noticing that the evenings are starting to get cooler. Hoping it's only the altitude and not ...
... sorry.. We got given a big fury jacket and chucked into the ice room. It was pretty funny, quite small, a cooler with an extra room pretty much haha. Wasn't too cold, had to wait awhile for drinks, the guy was in no rush to serve anyone, he was mostly busy mopping the floor. Finally got a "cocktail" each and our shot. Weren't too bad, no ice cups tho. Just paper Pepsi ones haha. We drank those drinks then lined up for the next ones, I had no idea what the guy was saying to me but ...
... at my watch to see if that might work. It doesn't, so I try demonstrating with a pen and paper in the hope that we might achieve some kind of mutual understanding. What happens next is quite bizarre. The old man standing next to me asks me if I parle francais, and the arrangement is made perfectly fluently in French as he translates my request to the barmaid, for our arrival later that evening to partake of their local menu, to much smiling and ...
... us announces she has an "All the Aires" book of Spain and Portugal. I am doubtful she actually has, because I had tried to get hold of it myself only to find that it wasn't available. It was, and she did! So I ask her if I can borrow it, and John and I proceed to photograph all the pages we might find useful for the remainder of our journey. I notice that the co ordinates are not in the format that Judith, our trusty sat nav can read, a fact I comment ...
... Gibraltar and Malaga, this city is quite stylish and I think too expensive! No shopping here! We went to Puerto Banús, which has apparently, quite an ostentatious marina. We saw fishing boats and walked along the boardwalk but did not make it to the "ostentatious" part! We walked the beach part, another day we will go to the port...that is where George must be, but his home apparently, according to the press, is on one of the mountains. Houses look ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Vasari Vacation Resort Marbella
We just returned from a week at the Vasari Resort in Marbella / Puerto Banus and it was fantastic! This was my wife's first visit to Europe and she was a little bit apprehensive about whether European standards for "five-star" resorts would provide us with the same kinds of amenities we're used to when travelling in North America.
SIMPLY AMAZING! Reserved a week of hollidays on April with MARBELLA OPTIONS, in Vasari Resort. After seeing some reviews here, i decided to do it. When i arrived there, i was really surprised with the apartment. First i thought it was only a bedroom with bathroom, but then it was a complete apartment with kitchen, living-room, bedroom, and good bathroom with jacuzzi. Everything well cleaned and in good conditions, resort very good. Walking to the center of puerto banus is 10 minuts walking. By car it is difficult to find a place for parking. Driving to Marbella Center is 5 minuts. Right in front of the resort there is a good supermarket with almost everything. Restaurants in Marbella and Puerto Banus are not cheap, so i advise you to cook your own meals in the apartment. I also recommend a day passed in Morroc. You can drive into TARIFA (1 hour from Puerto Banus) and then get a ferry-boat into TANGER, leaving your car in TARIFA. Very interesting city, don't be afraid to go with a tourist guide when arriving TANGER, they are nice people. Hope you enjoy your trip and hope i've helped you out choosing your hollidays =)
My partner and I stayed at Vasari for a four night break over Easter 2006. We booked a one-bed apartment through Marbella Options and were delighted with the size, amenities and cleanliness of the accommodation. I have stayed in many so-called 5* hotels, but this is among the best. It is a lovely quiet resort within 10 minutes walk of the El Corte Ingles store followed within another 5 minutes by the harbour and main restaurants. We could not fault this apartment. It was extremely spacious and the fact it was serviced daily ( clean towels, beds made, floors cleaned) added to the deluxe nature. The 50+ apartments are split into blocks of 9 or ten and you can park your car under your block and take a lift up to outside your apartment door! The reception staff were friendly although due to the excellent weather we did not take advantage of the gym and indoor pool etc. We will definately be returning in the autumn for another short sunshine break and would recommend to couples and families alike.
Vasari Spa and Resort is well worth the visit. We booked after reading the reviews in Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed, in fact the resort is exactly what we expected. We booked a two bedroom Penthouse and it was fab. Loads of space, tastefully decorated and very well equipped with everything you could need. It felt very peaceful around the pool, with plenty of shade for those shy of the sun. Our two boys (10 & 15), loved the spacious pool. The Resort reception is a very short amble away and there are some facilities there for the kids. The Paddle Tennis is chargeable though, at 20 Euros for the court.
My husband & I have just come back from a four day break at the Vasari. The one bedroom self catering apartment that we stayed in was excellent. It was a home from home.
....and gone to heaven
Wow what a place!
We found this place through ---- and we had the only 3 bed ground floor, right in front of the pool. We had a fantastic view of the gardens whilst having eats on the magnificent terrace. We hardly needed to go out it was so good!
Well I did my home work but was very suprised at how good the Vasari was.
The accomadation was very clean and had plenty of space for 2 people it was so nice to be able to eat out but also have breakfat or lunch on your patio for the same price as you would pay for a hotel.
The restaurant I must say had the most wonderful setting facing the flood lit pool on a night time, we had lunch and evening meal, and I have to admit it was the best meals we had in the whole resort.
The Pool area was very well kept and very quiet.
The staff were very helpful and pleasent
Will deffinatly be staying again
Hi.Myself and my wife had what only can be described as the most wonderfull four day short break at the vasari resort just outside Puerto Banus.from the moment of our arrival at 11 30 pm approx ,well what can i say,you just new you had made the right choice.reception was waiting to check us in and promptly had our bags delivered to our room in the complex almost before we got there which with the friendly help of the conseige was only moments.The complex is stunning by night and by day.Our appt was nothing short of superb with every comfort and more that you could expect in five star.After a night in Puerto banus the next day by the pool was just the place to be to relax with a waiter there to look after us but not pushy in any way.the whole concept of the vasari makes you feel safe,secure and at the same time your privacy is respected at all times.
Just returned from the Vasari Resort after a week with my girlfriend. Fantastic place.