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“Terrible location” 3 of 5 stars
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VIME La Reserva de Marbella
4.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Carretera Nacional 340, Km 193.6 | Urb La Reserva de Marbella, 29600 Marbella, Spain   |  
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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“Terrible location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The apartments are really nice, but depending on where they put you, you could face one heck of a walk to the pool, bar and restraunt. We went all inclusive but they do that annoying thing where you are only allowed two drinks at a time then face a hefty queue to get another couple in. The entertainment is not good, which was a pain because there is nothing at all to do around the hotel, you have to get a bus or taxi to the nearest town and even then there's only a few bars and restaraunts. We found that we shouldn't have gone all inclusive because being around the pool all day was boring (no music or water games), so we got the bus to the beach most days. The food is average, it was hard to find something we liked every day and I am really not fussy with food, so coming from me that says something! I would only reccomend this place to people who want a very quiet holiday, and aren't bothered about getting your money's worth on the all inclusive.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

First and foremost this property is not in Marbella. It's at las chapas which is about half way between Fuengirola and Marbella. That said if you are not expecting to be in the middle of things then this place is great. A taxi cost 25 euro to Marbella but there is a bus stop right outside that goes every half hour. We were on a room only basis though did eat in the restaurant one night. Typical Spanish buffet but not a large selection maybe because there were not too many people there at this time of year.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Me and my Girlfriend stayed here for 4 nights in September 2012, it costs €60 to get there from Malaga airport, then €50 if you want to go into puerto banus, which has the best night life and restaurants in the area. We were all inclusive however the food isn't much to shout about and your very limited to when you can eat. Suppose you get what you pay for though. The room was very basic, and the pools were nice and clean. The bar staff are friendly, when it's open! it closes at 11pm every night. the fact that it costs nearly €100 to get to the town is enough really for us not to return, but on top of that, when we went for breakfast one morning, my wallet was searched and €50 had been taken, and the only person who had been in my room was the cleaners. When Informed reception they just said it was nothing to do with them as the cleaners don't work for them and that I had to ring the police, which you obviously don't want to be having to so when you only on holiday for 4 days. We also heard off a few other people that apparently this happens all the time! Definately won't be going back and I wouldn't recommend this hotel to any body who doesn't wish to have things/ money stolen out their rooms!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I stayed with a group of 5 other friends for a weekend away before my wedding. On first impressions things were quite good, the pools looked great and the appartments were spacious. However while sitting by the pool on our second day we watched the cleaner enter our room, thought nothing of it and after we noticed her leave we went back to our room to get changed only to find our bags had been very descreetly searched and 140 euros stollen. We had been sitting around the indoor pool opposite our room so knew exactly who had gone in and out of our room and it was only the cleaner!! I was so upset, I reported it to the front desk and asked them to call the police. They basically said the police would not do anything and the cleaner was contracted from an outside company so there was nothing they could do. They assured us this had never happend before however we sopke to another group of people at the bar that night who said it had happened to them too a few days before. We confronted the front desk again and were verbally attacked by the member of staff on duty, he was rude and agressive and called us liars! I was in pieces. As we were leaving the same member of staff actually appologised, took my email address and said he would email me to confirm a free week at a Vime resort. I am still waiting for this email - I am not holding out much hope!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I needed a rest just before Christmas and booked 9 days bed and breakfast. It was very quiet which was what I wanted and the staff were lovely. The accommodation was a small house with its own front door and a balcony and roof terrace, it was clean if slightly tired. The location is quite a way from the beach, across a main road but there is a bridge very close, however the hotel has a huge clean pool and also an indoor pool. I had a couple of evening meals in the hotel, the main restaurant was closed as there were so few people in residence, but the meals and service in the small poolside bar and restaurant were fine and sensibly priced.
There is a good bus service into Fuengirola one way and Marbella the other way, the small places in between are also good for a stop and a glass of wine and some tapas in the small bars.
If you cross the bridge immediately down from the hotel and head towards the sea, you will find a very nice restaurant/bar almost on the beach where it is good to watch the sun go down over a glass or two. The food is also of a good standard and not too expensive.
I would certainly book this hotel again. Lyn/Clitheroe, Lancashire.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We are still at the hotel and are very impressed so far. The food is always plentiful and there is always a very good variety. We have had everything from hot dogs to many local foods such as bulls tail and numerous fish dishes. The rooms are in need of some modernisation but are clean and warm. The location is out of the main resorts but if you are on AI or have a car this ain't a problem!!!! All the waiting staff are very attentive and polite. All in all we are having a very good holiday although the weather is poor!!!!! But the alcohol is flowing!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The best thing I can say about this resort is that it is close to the bus stop and the Rancho restaurant across the highway is excellent. The resort is well maintained on the outside but the units are disappointing to say the least. If you decide to do your own cooking be prepared to bring your own dish soap and towels. We ate off the plates the first night and then realized that soap is not provided so probably the plates, glasses and cutlery had just been rinsed by the previous tenants.....yuk! Won't be going back to this one!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about VIME La Reserva de Marbella

Address: Carretera Nacional 340, Km 193.6 | Urb La Reserva de Marbella, 29600 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — VIME La Reserva de Marbella 4*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a quiet residential area near Marbella, this is the ideal hotel at which to enjoy a sun-drenched holiday.The 5000 m² hotel grounds are filled with beautiful gardens and swimming pools, making it a great place to relax and catch some sun. We also have a family restaurant serving regional cuisine for lunch and dinner.The beach is just a short drive from the resort. One of the most popular is Cabopino, lying just 2 km away. There are also several golf courses in the surrounding area. ... more   less 
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