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“Perfect Hideaway”
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La Villa Marbella
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 July 2014

La Villa Marbella is situated in the old town and is a world away from the the 'other' side of Marbella.

We stayed in No.9 and also used the swimming pool in The Courtyard. There are a number of houses placed down the quaint streets and safely tucked away from the madness and noise of the rest of Marbella.

I originally booked in to Lombok but was moved to Java as the hotel staff thought we would prefer it. However, on arrival I was offered the choice of both rooms to make sure I was happy. Every single member of staff I came into contact with was without a doubt, lovely, friendly and extremely helpful. They all genuinely wanted to assist in way they could to make our stay a good one.

The breakfast was lovely and with enough choice to keep everyone sated - I am a vegan and even I was well fed! It is served in a stunning setting and brought back memories of being in India on the rooftops.

The swimming pool was a perfect addition on our last day as we only had a couple of hours and didn't want the hassle of heading to the beach. It was the perfect temperature and the courtyard was a little suntrap - depending on the time of day!

I would highly recommend La Villa - especially if you want to stay away from the crowds of Marbella Town. Although the roads just around form the hotel (a minute away) were busy with people and restaurants, once inside the hotel, you felt a million miles away from it all.

A perfect stay for our anniversary - thank you.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are to a high standard so just pick the one that resonates with you the most!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

La Villa Marbella is in the heart of the old town and yet just 5 mins walk to the beach. This place is all about the excellent location with a 5 star feel.

If you really want a Spanish experience rather than one of those big concrete hotels where you could be anywhere in the world then stay here, it's fantastic!

We stayed in the Sarawak 3 bedroom apartment which was more than big enough for 2 adults and 2 children, fully equipped with a kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. Flat screen tv/dvd, satellite and excellent WIFI.

Lovely modern decor, very different, all the apartments and rooms are scattered around a few streets in the old town. Nice breakfast served until 11:30am

Lovely lovely staff, and the daily cleaning service is excellent!

The only minor quibbles I had was the mattresses were really hard and the pillows very flat, plus the Sarawak didn't have anywhere to sit outside, but many of the other rooms do so don't let that put you off, I sat on the steps in the street sometimes and listened to all the chatter :-)

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

My friend and I stayed here for four nights at the end of June after reading the fantastic Tripadvisor reviews. We were certainly not disappointed by the location, accommodation or staff, who couldn't have been more helpful and considerate.

Marbella old town is full of character and it wasn't until the end of our stay that we discovered many more streets and shops tucked away. A trip to Puerto Banus was also lovely and we travelled back by ferry enjoying views of the coastline (although a little bouncy).

But back to the hotel - definitely one of the nicest places I've stayed in for a while - would love to return. Thank you to everyone who made our stay in the Mandalay suite so pleasurable.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had a wonderful stay at La Villa Marbella. Our apartment, Lhasa was perfect for us (2 adults and a child.) Excellent location in the Old Town, so accessible to everything and the beach a 10 minute walk away.
The staff were wonderful, always friendly, helpful and made us feel very much at home.
We also booked the return airport transfer and were lucky enough to have Marcus who works for the taxi company collect us.
We would definitely return, it was perfect for us as we didn't want a standard hotel. This place was different and has character and set within the beautiful old town.
A fabulous place run extremely well by lovely staff.

Room Tip: Lhasa is perfect for couples who wish for more space and in our case was great to have the kitchenet...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

I stayed here with my Husband early in the year. It was just perfect. Room was beautiful, nicer than my lovely bedroom at home! Bathroom was opulent, lovely balcony overlooking the pool.......what a treat to have a pool in the heart of the old town. Breakfast was served in our building and the intimate breakfast room lends itself to easy chat with the other guests, if you want. Location is superb for access to nightlife, food, shops & beach.

Staff are very personable, owner on site and very interested in his guests needs......he even carried our bags to the taxi.

Just loved it. Smiling as Im typing, so that says it all. Will return as soon as I can.

Room Tip: Cant comment, we stayed in a higher priced room but I think they would all tick every box. Would hav...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Just returned from our second visit to this magical hide away. Situated a minute or two from the centre of the old town, close to the restaurants, tapas bars and shops, the location of these suites cannot be beaten. Coupled to perfect and friendly service where nothing is too much trouble, it feels just like staying with your best friends.
Very many thanks not only to Marcos, but to each and every member of his wonderful team.
(We cannot wait for 2015!)

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

There's a reason why this is number 1. It's just quite perfect. Nothing negative to say. Friendly welcome, lovely buildings, amazing themed rooms, really well kitted out and great location. So much better than anything Banus had to offer. The breakfast on roof terrace was idyllic. Would recommend to anyone.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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
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: £83 - £131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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