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“Its the small details that makes us return”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Villa Marbella

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La Villa Marbella
Ranked #2 of 71 Hotels in Marbella
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West Midlands, England
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“Its the small details that makes us return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2010

This is now our 4 visit in less than 2 years and I see no reason to not continue this trend.

The hotel is still intimate, friendly, welcoming, comfortable....etc...nothing has changed, it is still excellent. But it is the small attentions to details and attentiveness that makes the difference. I managed to break a tooth whilst I was there, I mentioned it to the owner, Marcos, at 10:00 and by 10:45 I was sat in the dentist's chair. He arranged the appointment, the taxi and even made sure the taxi driver took us into the dentist's office.

Just the feeling of being part of the family is why we keep returning

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2010

The purpose of this holiday was to grab some late summer sun and relax before winter sets in at home. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect spot. The weather didn't disappoint and neither did Marbella. The Villa is set in a perfect location if you like authentic Spain, based in one of the prettiest old towns we have visited and yet only a 10 minute walk to the beach. The Villa is located on quiet side streets but just around the corner from bars and restaurants. Great care has been taken in restoring the hotel to make sure that it compliments the surrounding buildings. Our room in the courtyard was charming and eating breakfast by the small pool was a relaxing start to the day (no pressure to set the alarm). The sun terrace at the top was also a bonus at the end of a day exploring. However the biggest asset to this hotel is the staff. Marcos and his team could not make you feel more welcome and couldn't do enough to make your stay more enjoyable. We have no hesitation in recommending the Villa and will definitely be back! Gracias!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

My husband and I recently spent 9 days at La Villa Marbella, in the heart of Marbella's Old Town, in the Shanghai suite. In a word, our stay was amazing! From the moment we arrived after a long overnight flight from NY, we were greeted with hospitality and friendship. Refreshments on the terrace in the warm Marbella sun, while getting a map personalized with recommendations for dinners and entertainment. Then being led to our thoughtfully appointed room with all amenities from beach towels to wine glasses and tea/coffee to toiletries including toothbrush and sewing kit, and most importantly a powerful hair dryer with European plugs! (no voltage converter required on this trip!). The highlight of the Shanghai suite is the private patio with loungers and a hot tub. Breakfast each day was plentiful and delicious, served personally each morning poolside or in the solarium, along with pleasant discussion and suggestions for the day's activities from the Villa Marbella staff. And with the option to have it served even up to 1pm, we often found ourselves full until dinner time! Marbella is the perfect home base for someone looking to explore the Costa del Sol and Andalucia. And each day before our excursions, Marcos was available at reception to give us detailed maps and suggestions on travel and sightseeing. From Granada and it's Alhambra, to Ronda and Córdoba-- Rick Steves has NOTHING on Marcos Torres!
Coming back each night, whether from an excursion to another city or a lazy day on the beach, was like coming home. We were sad to leave, but returned home relaxed and refreshed. We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to visit this amazing place again someday! Many thanks to Marcos and the Villa Marbella team for so much hospitality and making our trip magical.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2010

I just returned from another trip to lovely Marbella, and we chose to stay again at La Villa Marbella. This time we were given an upgrade by Marcos, and we had a lovely room (PHUKET) in a new building, just in front of the older one. The room was very spacious, with high ceiling with wood beams, and a wonderful balcony facing the bouganvilles of the old building. Very romantic!!!
We had dinner in the old town, and also took sime time to visit Ronda. The weather was great and our trip unforgettable!!!
Thanks Marcos and your wonderful crew!!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2010

Marcos and the people from La Villa Marbella were so kind to us. They really made our trip, and I can't say enough nice things about them. They looked after us wonderfully and recommended the best restaurants and sights. You must stay here in Marbella!

  • Stayed October 2010
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Taunton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

We knew when we booked that there was a very good chance that La Villa Marbella would be a good choice given the very high number of positive recommendations. Little did we know that the reality would far exceed the expectation.

The hotel is in a series of closely located buildings in the quaint old town and the rooms offer exactly what you would expect of a very good boutique hotel. Everything has been carefully chosen to give a relaxed and unfussy feel and it's hard to see what more you could wish for.

What really set this hotel apart from many others that we have stayed in was the genuine care, consideration and attention that all the staff pay to ensuring that you feel welcome and important to them. I cannot think of anywhere I have stayed where the manager gave his time so willingly to make the stay such a pleasure. Full of helpful advice, friendly chat and a real professionalism, Marcos and his team are the epitome of superb customer service.

We arrived fairly early and the room we had booked had not yet been vacated so Marcos suggested we may wish to try another room for our first 2 nights before moving back to our original choice. The room was a significant upgrade and was thoroughly enjoyable and when the 2 nights had passed Marcos cryptically mentioned that he would surprise us later. When we returned to the hotel that evening our bags had been moved to a 2 story luxury apartment which was simply breathtaking. There was clearly no need for this but it turned a very enjoyable break into something really special that we will always remember.

The old town is a perfect location for good food and ambience and the personal touch at La Villa Marbella make this a fantastic place to spend a few days.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2010

This hotel, Le Villa Marbella, is a real gem, an amazing find. It's a very short 3 minute walk from Orange Square, THE place to go in old Marbella. The hotel is spread in 5 traditional villas, just a few metres away from the main reception part. Our room was up one flight of stairs and the room was beautifully clean and presentable. Not huge, but absolutely adequate. The welcome from the gentleman on duty in reception at 7.30 in the evening was a refreshing change from so many impersonal hotels. Friendly, helpful, charming is the order of the day here. After a great nights sleep, we walked back down to the main reception area, as breakfast was on the top floor there. A rooftop oasis. Terrific breakfast, again, served in charming style by the waitress, who spoke perfect English, as did all the staff. When we checked out, personally administered by the owner/manager, once again, they could not be more helpful, but in such a natural, genuine fashion, it certainly does not come across as being a chore for them. We were invited to return at any time during our stay in Marbella for a coffee, which we were unable to do, but it was nice to be asked. And lastly, when other hotels were quoting me €250 for the night, Le Villa Marbella at HALF that, is a real bargain, and not to be missed

  • Stayed September 2010, 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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