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“Final wind down before flying home”
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The Urban Villa
Ranked #2 of 3 Ojen B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 July 2013

A perfect place to relax. Beautifully decorated house with panoramic views of Marbella and the sea. Rooms comfortable and the deluxe suite with access to the pool was best for us with 2 kids. Lovely pool. admittedly a little small when you first see it but deep and warm with that amazing view once you are in it. The house is light and airy, there's not air-con but there's a refreshing breeze as you are so high up. Each suite feels private (we stayed in 2) with its own large balcony and lounge area. Its not a hotel but a very welcoming and stylish house with rooms and space that you wouldn't get in many top end places.

Room Tip: Go for the Deluxe its worth the extra
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Peacefull place to unwind,yet 5 mins to the bustle.We loved it and the relaxed ambience.
Linda and the food(we had dinner one night just the two of us on the terrace)was lovely.
The dog 'Cookie' was also so endearing!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

I stumbled accross the Urban Villa whilst searching for a boutique type hotel in the Marbella area but away from the madding crowds. Urban Villa doesnt disappoint, set high above Mabella with stunning views yet within a 10 minute drive from Marbella Old Town (or eur 8 in a cab). We were due to stay in another hotel for a few days but we managed to change our booking and have another night in Urban Villa. Linda, the owner, is very friendly, incredibly helpful and runs a great boutique hotel. If you are planning a trip to the Marbella area and don't want to stay in one of those nasty faceless hotels in a concrete jungle but want peace and tranquility give this place a go - you'll love it!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2013

It was lovely to see you both again in The Urban Villa and so soon. It is so great to read your complimentary comments, we really appreciate your feed back.
We would like also to say it is fabulous to have such lovely guests coming back again.
If you are planning on coming with your children next time, the perfect place we know you will thoroughly enjoy would be the Deluxe Urban Suite with private Sauna & direct access to the pool.
The Urban Villa Marbella is on facebook now if you would like to keep in touch & see what´s happening.
Looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

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Reviewed 16 February 2013

We stayed for a night but what a mistake this was! It is too short a time to be able to disconnect fully from everyday life, but it was fantastic. Linda was great with her knowledge of all things natural. All in all truly exceptional. Looking forward to return in a couple of weeks time.

Paula & Francis, Gibraltar

  • Stayed: February 2013
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2013

It was lovely meeting you both & big thank you for your fabulous review!
We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast conversation, we think we could have continued all day as it was so interesting!
We have introduced a few new breads to the breakfast buffet from the local bakery so when you are next over hopefully you´ll get chance to test them out, fig bread, chocolate & orange rye bread, olive bread, sunflower bread etc., and our neighbours are now supplying us with freshly picked oranges for the breakfast juice & home grown produce, they´re delicious!
Hope all goes well & that you are both feeling fine.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 5 February 2013

I stayed in january for few nights and what I could say I really had a great time, Linda was very helpfull, service in the morning was very good,you have an open kitchen with drinks with plenty of options. if you want to relax and disconect from work it's the place to go, not far away from the mall center and few minutes drive form the beach.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

We stayed in the villa for four nights (relax suite) and we loved it. It was everything we hoped for and more.
The urban villa has been the pure definition of the word relaxing, the atmosphere around the house feels like home. we had a beautifull terrace to enjoy the sun and the pool was lovely as well.
Linda proves to be the perfect hostess. Everything from breakfast to dinner is managed according to the guests' wishes. We felt very welcome.
We would definately recommend this chique boutique hotel to anyone who is looking for a place to relax and to have daytrips from. 
Go and experience it! We would love to go back already, we are only home for a week...

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2012

Thanks for your fantastic review but the pleasure was all ours!
We are already organising the villa for Christmas with Goose for the 24th & Turkey for the 25th December, so plenty of delicious food, pine christmas tree, bubbly, music & maybe even some dancing? Even the garden is getting into the swing of things as we are planting the beautiful red poinsettias all over, so if you manage to escape we are sure you will love it even more.....

It was lovely meeting you both & hopefully we will see you very soon.

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Reviewed 14 November 2012

The awe inspiring location of this small hotel is only one of the amazing experiences of staying there.
The accommodation is unique and excelled all expectations. The ambiance, food, service and facilities were excellent.
I have stayed in many hotels and self catering villas in and around Marbella over the last 20+ years and have never been more comfortable than my stay at the Urban Villa last week.
I will definitely be staying there the next time I visit Marbella.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2012

Big thank you for your amazing review, it always makes us feel good when reading such great reviews. We are always so enthusiastic to ensure our guests have the best stay ever but after reading your review it just gives us an even bigger push and are even more enthusiastic & working even harder!
We agree with you & are so fortunate to have such a privilaged location with "awe inspiring views" above Marbella where you can see the coastline of Africa & Gibraltar. It is true, all the beds are definately so comfortable.
Shame you won't be able to stay over Christmas as we have all sorts of nice surprises installed & house decorated in the festive mood.
Enjoy the UK & have a great trip back to America.
See you both soon.....

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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 - £230 (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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