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“Magnificence in Marbella”
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La Villa Marbella
Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Magnificence in Marbella”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

These guys don't win 2013 Best Service for nothing! From the moment we arrived we were treated as VIP guests by Marcus and William (not to mention other staff, who were all superb). It's not just the service though - we anticipated Marbella as rather high-rise and flashy but were fortunate enough to discover this absolute gem in the heart of the Old Town. This is definitely the area to stay and, without a doubt, this is THE hotel. Not just one charming old building but several, converted from old houses. The rooms nearly all had Asian names and individual Asian 'themes' to the interior decor. We stayed in Langkawi in The Cottage and were fortunate to have the entire place to ourselves for two nights. This meant we could avail of the self catering on the ground floor and had the exquisite roof garden/terrace to ourselves to enjoy a quiet drink in the evening sunshine. Great attention to detail (bath robes, selection of teas/coffees/drinks in mini-bar and exotic chocs on the bed - call us old fashioned but we liked it!).

Excellent recommendations for 'things to see and do' (eg. a boat trip to Puerto Banus with a return bus trip to take in the 'Golden Mile' (Millionaire's Row); first class restaurants/bars; places to visit - sadly not enough time!). Marcus and William went out of their way during our stay, eg. "Here take a card and if you need anything, anytime, you only have to call. I haven't lost a guest yet!" They also helped to facilitate our reluctant departure by assisting with bus ticket purchases for Airport Shuttle (recommended as it gets booked up), printing out boarding cards and organising our taxi. Nothing was too much trouble - these guys have hospitality as part of their DNA and we will definitely return.

Room Tip: Langkawi (with the four poster bed) was a delight - perhaps a little compact but we had a massive li...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

My vision of Marbella had been of a high rise seafront and rather typical over-development albeit with a bit more style than in some other areas. However our stay at Villa Marbella in the old town completely proved me wrong. A lovely environment, not too busy but with enough buzz to make it interesting.

Villa Marbella itself lived up to the reviews. Attractive rooms, excellent friendly and helpful staff and a very good breakfast. Recommended.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

From the time we stepped out of our car, Marcos and William treated us like family. Beautiful, charming, clean, elegant decor, unbelievable kindness and caring, extra attention given, nice breakfast. When in Marbella everyone must stay here in old town. We will be back for a much longer stay

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

First of all, we drove all the way to Marbella from our trip to Lisbon for only one reason - to stay at Villa Marbella again. (That's says a lot). We expected to stay in one of our previous suites which we loved, but found one we loved even more, the Singapore Suite! 2 stories, with a private reading area and sofa, and of course divinely decorated as usual. We were lucky enough to stay 3 nights and even met some couples staying there for weeks using it as a home base to explore the entire Costa Del Sol. Believe the reviews, stay in a place you will actually feel special and will remember forever. Marcos, the owner, will see to it!

Room Tip: Seriously, all 4 suites we've stayed in are perfect in their own way. Rose, Villa Marbella inter...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Fabulously furnished, with our bed on a mezzanine floor!
My husband and I had a 3 night stay here September, the room was decorated in sumptious Oriental furnishings with a large stylish ensuite bathroom. Breakfast wasisserved in the delightful courtyard in the morning. This is a fabulous base in the Old Town Marbella, leading down a delightful street full of plants into town.
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Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

We stayed here as our first stop on a tour through Andalucia, and wished we could have stayed longer. The dream like setting near the town center is marvelous, and our room was immaculate and very comfortable. The staff was very helpful and offered superb recommendations. We look forward to a longer stay on a future visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

We were visiting Marbella for 5 nights as a friend was getting married in Puerto Banus.
This is possibly one of the nicest most charming hotels I've stayed in. The location is perfect, we had a hire car for the wedding but otherwise there was no need for one unless you plan to travel further afield. Our room was Goa, being July it was hot and the air con was welcome. Rooms cleaned each day with a chocolate left on the pillow. Your breakfast order can be changed and there is a good selection, also very nice to sit by the pool and be waited on every morning!
The staff were fantastic, nothing was a problem. One night we returned late and our key card wasn't working we called and security came instantly to let us in.
Old town Marbella is beautiful.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Villa Marbella
Address: Calle Principe 10 | Old Historic Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
#2 Family Hotel in Marbella
#4 Business Hotel in Marbella
#7 Best Value Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1 star — La Villa Marbella 1*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Villa Marbella Charming Hotel is located inside the romantic Old Town of the internationally renowned Marbella. The 150 years old house has been fully refurbished and the 4 suites carry a very cozy Asian Style. The rooms are full equipped: air conditioner, heater, ceiling fan, TV satellite, stereo chain, ads, mini bar, safety box, electronic keys, telephone with private voice mail and full amenities in the bathroom. From the terrace, during the breakfast or relaxing in our Chinese Lounge, you will enjoy stunning views of the Sierra Blanca, Old Town and the Castle Walls. 3 minutes walk to the famous Orange Square and its selected bars and restaurants, 7 minutes walk to the beach or 10 minutes by car to the famous Marina Puerto Banus and its nightlife , La Villa Marbella gives you the tranquility of the Old Town yet close to the interesting points of the city. You will come back !! ... more   less 
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