We have been coming to La Marina for many years to visit friends and this is one of the best villas we have stayed in. The pool is outstanding and the villa lovely and clean and well equipped. We only ventured to the communal pool once which is directly opposite but also found this to be lovely and clean and the locals very friendly. Will definitely return and recommend to others.
Let me first say I have read many reviews and never bothered to write a review- so this review is testament to just how much I want to recommend not just the villa but the whole process of booking it.
Myself, husband and three children (11,8,5) stayed here between 18/08-26/08
I contacted the owner firstly enquiring for seven days then again to see if we could extend to eight, the owner was so helpful and prompt in replies.
Receipt of deposit and later full payment were received and again the owner was very helpful with advice on car hire etc.
Prior to the holiday we received detailed directions and a map along with details of key collection. All of which were so thoughtful and incredibly helpful.
On arrival.... WOW.... The villa was even better than expected. The pool exceeded our expectations. The villa was clean and airy throughout and with everything you could need.
The lounge area was spacious for our family of five and gave some much welcomed home comforts;TV- with English channels (three happy children first thing in mornings). The bedrooms are all good sizes and the ensuite to the master is beautifully done with walk in shower.
Kitchen has all the essentials for a family and more...glasses, crockery, toaster, fridge/freezer (great for few cheeky ice creams) plus Plastic glasses appreciated with small children!
We sat outside and ate breakfast every morning and was so relaxed and enjoyable. With a choice of by the pool or upstairs on the solarium we were spoiled for choice.
The pool by far was the most used of all the villa and gave hours of fun for us all.
A short walk are some local shops and bars plus a supermarket. By also a short drive was a choice of other supermarkets, depending on your preference more Spanish or even an Iceland!!
We walked up to a square of restaurants on several evenings where there is a choice of food.
Notably Bonnies was a particular favourite- delicious food, great atmosphere with superb service.
The location of the villa gives many options if you wanted to leave the villa. Torrevejca is a 15 min drive with beautiful harbour. We ventured north to Benidorm and tried Aqualandia too.
So all in all I could not speak more highly of the booking process, communication with owner, the villa (itself and location)... Normally by now if I were reading a review like this I'd be thinking there must be something negative!?!...
Infact we are hoping to re book for next year!!!