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“Fabulous & Luxurious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

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Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Benahavis
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Fabulous & Luxurious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2011

Fabulous & luxurious accommodation - Setting is wonderful if you're into golf but a little remote if you enjoy the beach as we do. Standard rooms were immensly comfortable - Fabulous sleeping conditions in luxury bedding meant we didn't wish to rise in the morning. The rain showers in the bathrooms were fantastic and so powerful that I had to stick my head around the glass door to take a breath of air - amazing.

Food and drink were fine but very pricey, goes with the surroundings. Bar staff got a little quirky when asked to serve a late night drink - nothing to put me off this tranquil haven. p.s. This review relates to a September 2007 stay - I lost my trip advisor password and only found it today after years of searching for it.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

We stayed at Villa Padierna in September for the 5th time and had a great time again.
Our impression was that they have found their way after the management change last year.
Staff was nice as always (especially the people who have been there for a longer time), sometimes service might not be perfect but hey you are on holidays. Rooms are great of course and the Golf courses Flamingo and Alferini offer a great Golf experience. We also tried the Tramores this time and were not too impressed, it is ok for a short triaining round but nothing more, also was not in the same good condition as the other two courses. Food is one of the things they might improve on. Breakfast has already improved a little. They had more things to choose from the buffet this time again which was nice, although we still liked it better when breakfast was served in the other restaurant as it has a nicer atmospehere than the Loggia place. Lunch and dinner are ok, but you would expect a bit more in a 5* hotel. They never changed the menu since we have first been there. They charge 10 Euros per day for internet usage which I would expect to be free of charge.
Anyway we like the place a lot, maily because of the atmosphere, rooms, golf courses and the friendly stuff.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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104 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

This is an ostentatious hotel in an average location. If you want an authentic Spanish experience this may not be the hotel for you.
Rooms are really super and the hotel has all the facilities you could want. it is not on the beach but has a nice beach club.
Restaurant is good but breakfast does not match the standard of the rooms.
Staff are super and really care about your comfort.
There are three golf courses so if that is what you are after its perfect.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

This hotel is good. Friendly staff good rooms. The spa is large & good but not the best. Rooms are fantastic.
The hotel is located on two beautiful golf courses. Our room was big and luxurious. The bathroom was perfect. Rooms have a private balcony
The staff on reception were extremely helpful and friendly.
The restaurant staff were friendly, cheerful the food was the not as good as expected.
Very expensive but wort it.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Terrific place! Very... cold and official atmosphere in the building... aristocratic and high-class! I loved it for its uniquensess! Perfect spot for golf-lovers... be prepared to pay big money... It ios not cheap, but it is great! Business class place, not for couples! It is like... you feel the queen or king there!

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Gibraltar
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

I have just come back from a short break at this hotel and I cannot fault it at all. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel like royalty. Our car was parked for us, we were taken to our room by the extremely friendly receptionist who offered to give us a tour of the hotel. Our room (121) was immaculate with a lovely terrace looking out over the pool. The hotel grounds are beautiful and although there were plenty of people staying in the hotel you often felt as though you had the whole place to yourself. There was a lovely sense of calm whereever you went and all the staff were extremely friendly and eager to please. The spa is out of this world with lots of different steam rooms and saunas and a heated indoor pool. Once again, we felt as though we virtually had the spa to ourselves.

We had gone for a romantic break and I cannot think of a more fitting setting. I felt like a celebrity the whole time I was there. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to everyone and extend my thanks to all the staff for making our stay unforgettable.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

This hotel is located in the centre of an amazingly beautiful golf resort. Our room was so tranquil, a really luxurious bathroom, seperate bath and shower large double vanity, lovely toiletries. We had a private balcany overlooking the gardens and amphitheatre.

The staff on reception were extremely helpful and friendly. The restaurant staff were friendly, cheerful and professional and they were o nice at breakfast time too. The breakfast was VG with eggs cooked to order.

There was a lovely swimming pool area and the lounge was really impressive.

The ned was very comfy, free wifi in the lounge or pay for a 24 hour card.

You do need a car as Puerto Banis and Marbella are about a 15 minute drive away.

The only thing I would mention is that smoking is permitted on the restaurant terrace which as a non smoker I was quite disappointed as it affected our access to sit out on the lovely terrace.

However I still consider this to be an absolutely beautiful hotel with great staff.

The rooms are also cleaned very well and the cleaning staff always greeted you as you walked past in a morning.

Just areally nice atmosphere.

Room Tip: We were flying with BA and I checked their site to compare and as we stayed for 4 nights we were abl...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Marg10Perth
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Additional Information about Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

Property: Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
Address: Ctra. de Cadiz, Km 166 | at Flamingos Golf Club, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benahavis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Benahavis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Padierna Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are very few places in the world that inspire such serenity and beauty as the surroundings of Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, located in the heart of the golden triangle: Marbella, Benahavis, Estepona, our Luxury 5 Star has been recognized by Seven Stars & Stripes as Six Stars, and recently awarded as the world best Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards. Designed as a replica of a Tuscan palace, offers 129 deluxe rooms and suites also including 9 Villas with private pool, and a wide selection of unique experiences, such as three 18 holes Golf courses; Flamingos, Tramores & Alferini, Medical Wellness Spa, Racquet Paddle Club, 4 Restaurants and its exclusive Club de Mar on the Mediterranean Sea. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ritz Carlton Marbella
Padierna Hotel Marbella
Padierna Villa
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavis, Spain - Costa Del Sol

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