We stayed as a couple for 5 nights / 6 days @ the beginning of April at the La Ville Marbella. We arrived at Malaga airport and got the express bus 8euros each to Marbella & around a 40 minute trip (they run hourly(ish)). From there a taxi for 7euros & it’s literally a 5 minute trip.
I can only mimic what 700+ other people have said about this hotel really, it’s absolutely the only place I’d stay if we came back to the old town again.
The breakfast is served up to 12 mid-day, so don’t have to worry about any early starts unless you want to. You choose what you would like for breakfast when you first check in. All the staff are super friendly & helpful if you need any advice on what to do/where to go. Markus made a special effort to say hello when we arrived & good bye/thanks on departure. They also organised our taxi back to the airport which saved us a lot of hassle.
We stayed in the Hanoi room in the courtyard building (also where breakfast is served, I believe the hotel consists of around 5 separate buildings dotted closely to each other), thai themed & decorated well. The room was very clean, sheets & towels being replaced daily, stereo left on by the cleaner so always a nice ambience in the room to come back to.
The location of this hotel is superb!! Its less than a 5 minute walk to the beach & smack bang in the middle of the old town so surrounded by bars, restaurants, shops & clothing boutiques. We treated it like a B&B which I guess it essentially is - leaving us to go & eat at the many outstanding restaurants Marbella has to offer. Would highly recommend anyone staying to visit the ‘The Orange Tree’ (fillet steak & lamb were sublime!!!) and Tempora the food is out of this world!! Skina, a tiny Michelin star restaurant is situated about 30seconds away also if your budget can stretch to a night in there, acquired food tastes but a memorable experience.
If I had any minor gripes with the stay and they hardly bear mentioning considering the overall experience was that we had a couple of showers where the water was fluctuating temperature - very hot to cold & the pool was freezing though as to be expected at the time of year we went & the fact it had rained the entire week before we arrived.
Ultimately an awesome holiday / hotel stay making a change from the usual complex resort holiday equip with an abudence of pools & gyms. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away to relax & chill out in the lovely quaint old town of Marbella.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Hotel Marbella Charming
- La Villa Marbella