Worst overall stay at any hotel, and we have stayed in many 5* venues.
Breakfast - whole experience is like an episode of faulty
Towers. 4 attempts to get tea, never any hot food in left at the buffet, extremely limited selection, loads of staff sweating away but not achieving very much. Took 20 mins of being ignored before a table was made available ( after having seated other families who arrived after us).
Beach club ( make sure you hire a car otherwise the one shuttle bus which is available for the whole hotel will take you forever). Also tennis is not onsite and also requires a shuttle bus ( they also forgot to collect us from here ). By the way tennis , and use of old broken and dirty sum beds are also charged for. The tennis club is also closed all afternoon from 2 until 6pm. It was unfortunate that it rained last night and the golf
Courses were waterlogged. We are ok golders but the course was so wet it was difficult not to end up with most of it on your club. We gave up after 2 holes. That said it is beautiful to look at. Have stayed at others in the area (
Kempinski, Marbella club, don
Carlos, and would rate them all above this one, with the exception of the the room decor which is good here). Oh and beware of the flies which make the pool area and having a drink during the day a challenge ( maybe they like my aftershave ). They make nice drinks, albeit quite expensive but less than some places. All in all not good in our opinion.
- Also Known As:
- Ritz Carlton Marbella
- Padierna Hotel Marbella
- Padierna Villa
- 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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