What a fantastic new BnB this is in Marbella.
When u arrive you think nothing of it from the outside but once you step inside, it is stunning, the interior of the public area is very light and airy with full height glass walls which open out, together with lots of occasional furniture, ornaments, books and pictures giving this area both a modern and traditional feel . Outside the pool and gardens are stunning, the poolside and lounging area is gorgeous and very spacious with beautiful mature gardens to admire on the level below.
The Bedrooms are all very different and individually decorated, they are large and spacious, we stayed in the Adalusian Room for 4 nights. It has a very large bed which was comfy with a large double shower in the large adjacent bathroom, it is situated just underneath the pool area.
The whole place has the obvious individual touch of the owners Kirsten & Diego, you feel like you at home with them, in their home, they both go out of their way to help you without being overbearing at all, they just appear when you need them.
Breakfast between 9 and 10.30 is perfect and as others have mentioned the homemade bread and banana pancakes, Mmmmm.
The downsides for some may be the location out of the centre at the north end of Marbella and that fact there is currently no provision for serving meals in the evening, we had a car so no problem and if you wanted to go into Marbella or Puerto Banus, Diego was only to obliging to drive you there, and a taxi ride back is not too expensive.
Overall Jardines De la Reina is very highly recommended, Kirsten & Diego have obviously put a lot of hard work into this venture, and if a chill out lie by the pool reading a book holiday is your kind of thing then this is the place (great music to suit all tastes is played at the pool too!), on the other hand if touring the Costa is your cup of tea, it is very central to the main coast road for getting about for a few hours and what a place to come back to for a dip in the pool to cool off. This is not a corporate Hotel where the public areas and rooms are all look alike, it is very individual with a great design and layout to make for a perfect getaway with great hosts. We will be back.