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The Urban Villa
Ranked #2 of 3 Ojen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 October 2012

The Urban Villa has amazing sights and we even managed to see the rock of Gibraltar so clearly due to the clear skies and the evenings were so special with the lights from over the sea in Morroco. Staying in the King Suite was so special and was such a great feeling just sunbathing on the private terrace, so picturesque with views of the cliff on one side & Marbella below. Breakfast was one of our favourite moment, chilling out on the terrace. Even though the villa is so peaceful it was only a short drive to places to eat and the host recommended some great places we would never have found alone. Luckily the owner emailed us a map to find the place as it is not on the beaten track. Overall a special place where we would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2012

Thank you so much for your review, we always put in a lot of work to ensure that all guests have a wonderful stay as it is very important to us.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay & hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again to The Urban Villa.

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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We stayed in Deluxe Urban Suite for 10 days in 7-17th of August,2012. A perfect boutique hotel, with amazing views on mountains and sea and relaxed atmosphere all around the place.
BUT! Before booking we read a lot of positive reviews on hospitality of the owners, perfect service and home-alike attitude. Unfortunately, Michaela and Michael run out of the business just before our arrival, so Villa now has ner owners. Frankly speaking, we expected a little bit more hospitality:
1) The breakfast is awful, each day the same meal; moreover, each time we had to wait for it around 20 minutes (even if in the evening we asked to do it up to 9 a.m. we got it nearly at 9.30). As we had a car and planned a lot of trips all over Andalusia it was actually a problem. Moreover, we were always offered eggs just after we have finished the meal, not in the beginning - ???
Fresh juices were served only twice during the stay; other times we got juice out of the bottles.
2) In the middle of our stay some friends of Linda arrived in the middle of the night and became so noisy, that my father had to told them to keep silence (that was about 2 p.m.). It's not appropriate for such kind of Hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2012

Thank you for your feedback on The Urban Villa as we take all clients comments very seriously.
We are sorry that you were not satisfied with our breakfasts, but appreciate your input. We have taken your comments on board and recently sourced a varied range of local produce which is served fresh daily, and are able to provide breakfasts to suit all ages, diets and cultures. We can also provide, on request, a breakfast buffet at no extra charge, for clients needing an early start for flights or day trips. This can be served at any time during the night or early morning, and is already proving to be very popular.

The noise issue has been taken very seriously, the Urban Villa prides itself on providing a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere, for all its guests. It transpires that the problem you encountered during your stay was an isolated and unfortunate incident, and not something which will be tolerated in future, by the management or staff . Please accept our sincere apologies.

We endeavor to be flexible, open to new suggestions and amenable where possible adding special extra touches, as our goal is to ensure that all guests have the best stay possible in The Urban Villa.

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Reviewed 24 May 2012

Stunning house, beautiful views, perfect location... we went home and re booked for later in the year immediately! Recommend that you have a car or taxi's back and forth could get expensive. The rooms are lovely and all with spectacular views. The King Suite...wow! Breakfast is spot on and the owners are on hand but never intrusive. A less than 10 min drive and you're in bustling central Marbella but its a lovely feeling to get back to the villa in the evening...so peaceful. Loved the sound of cockerels and birds in the morning and the views of Africa across the sea. The house has been decorated to such a high standard and feels so homely. I just can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: I wouldn't be disappointed with any of the rooms here
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

We were amazed by this lovely "boutique villa". Not only by the fantastic location (right on the mountain, great views of Marbella and even Gibraltar and Africa), but mostly by the simplicity and confort of the accomodations, and specially by the kindness and the atention to every details of the hosts. On request, they provide champagne on the room and they prepare a great dinner, served right on your private terrace with a cozy and inspiring ambiance... Breakfast also great. Unfortunately the weather was bad, so the pool was not an option. This was the only downside, nothing to do with the hotel itself. Strongly recommend it for a peaceful vacation in Marbella, avoidind the crowds, but especially for a romantic escape.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

The Urban Villa is a beautiful guest house sitting on a mountain with an awesome view of Marbella and the sea. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. They actually sent us directions on how to get to the hotel beforehand because they know sometimes there are problems with the GPS on how to get there which I thought was a nice touch. The room was spacious and I loved the collection of DVD's and magazines, the shared kitchen, and the lounge area. The breakfast was good and plenty in the morning as well.
I wish it was warmer to enjoy the pool but the pool area was very nicely maintained and with a great view as well. It was a nice and comfortable place to relax. The only thing is that it is quite far (15min driving) from the center of Marbella but we did see people take a taxi to the villa if you want a night out. Overall a great experience!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

We stayed in the Urban villa12th to 18 April and had the most amazing holiday.We really didnt want to leave.The king romance suite we highly recommend although all the suites are fabulous with views to die for.The villa is set high up in the mountain with spectacular views over marbella and the sea beyond.Michael and Michaella should be really proud of what they have created here.. It is a really fantastic place.The facilities are excellent and the breakfast provided each morning was fantastic. Total perfection in every respect.
We hired a car and soon got used to the roads. Parking on the street proved difficult and the carparks are quite expensive.Overall the car, insurance petrol and parking cost in the region of 200 euros for a week and the furthest we travelled was puerto banus.In comparison taxis(2 way trip) would have cost approx 180 euros without any headaches and need to stay permanently sober. The airport bus from Malaga only costs approx 5 euros each.
overall our experience at the urban villa can only be described as perfection and a truelly wonderful experience. We cant wait to go back.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2011

This is one of the most perfect boutique hotels i have ever stayed at. The owners could not have made us feel more relaxed and welcome especially by adding little touches to our experience with sangria when we first arrived, conversations at breakfast, attentiveness when I fell over and needed dental assistance and even driving us to the local supermarket.
The decor and feel of the hotel makes is nostalgic and reminds you of visiting relatives (in a beautiful mansion mind). The location is perfect if you want to stay in a picturesque environment in the mountains but within close distance to Puerto Banus. If you want somewhere near the beach then this place is not for you but I loved it for that reason. The villas offer privacy although we hardly ever closed our suite doors because you want to mingle with the guests.
I can't wait to go back and would recommend this hotel to everyone...although I do want to keep it a secret ;)
Thank you Michael, Michaele and little Mia
We love you lots.....Jessy, Kerry, Laura and Lauren xxx

Room Tip: The delux is perfect for families and friends
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Urban Villa

Address: Hacienda Los Canasteros 5 | Carretera de Ojen, 29610 Ojen, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Ojen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ojen
Price Range: £56 - £231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Urban Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Urban Villa - Marbella's hidden secret!The Urban Villa is an abode recommended among friends... An idyllic Boutique Villa Hotel with four stunning suites above the city of Marbella. This luxury residence, or as it is called these days 'Boutique Casa' is a haven of peace and yet so close to the famous beaches, golf courses, exclusive Puerta Banus marina & the exciting Andalusian lifestyle only minutes away... Each suite is uniquely furnished with a great sense of creativity combining traditional style with an artistic modern twist, creating a cool contemporary chic atmosphere and magical ambiance. Each suit has individual special features, such as a large private Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi with amazing views, large old fireplace, huge panoramic terraces & even a romantic canopy bed under rustic old wood beams. This privileged private location with breathtaking views of the coastline, Africa and Gibraltar Rock, really make this bed and breakfast stand out from all others!Staying at The Urban Villa is as inspiring as it is comfortable! For those intrigued, we welcome you to come and discover this hidden oasis. The Urban Villa - Boutique Hotel - Marbella ... more   less 
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