After two ignored emails from the owner, we finally booked this villa for 6 of us. After seeing the website and speaking to the owner we expected a pretty nice villa only a couple of minutes from the beach, with an English taxi driver who would be happy to take us into Puerto Banus. On arrival we were really happy, there was plenty of room for us, our own pool and the owners had clearly paid attention to detail when decorating.
However the holiday shortly began to deteriorate. It turned out the pool was directly under the neighbour’s balcony (in a residential area) we were forced to end our nights out by the pool early due the noise disruption. In the day we were forced to cover us as they the main
The pool however, was not ideal. The fact this villa is in a residential area and the pool is situated directly beneath the neighbours balcony caused us many problems. We ended our nights early because of complaints of the ‘noise’ and we were forced to cover up in the day due to the neighbours congregating on their balcony. Because of this we decided to embark on the ‘2min’ walk to the beach…20mins and a motorway crossing later we reach Sala Beach – absolute nightmare. Based on how far we had realised we had to walk, we decided to call the taxi number as given to us by the owner to take us into town for the night – the response was along the lines of ‘how did you get my number, I am not a taxi service and I will not be picking you up or taking you into town as such ridiculous hours’, so we tried calling a Spanish taxi,
To be hung up on time and time again because we we’re English. Our time in the villa was also interrupted on two occasions, once for the cleaners and once for a delivery, both of which the owner turned up for.
When we finally got home, we were sent an email off the owner informing us of a bill for £150 for the ‘extra’ air-con we had used. Completely ridiculous!! To say this holiday was NOT relaxing is an understatement.