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The Urban Villa
Ranked #1 of 3 Ojen B&B and Inns
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“So good we went back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I stumbled accross the Urban Villa whilst searching for a boutique type hotel in the Marbella area but away from the madding crowds. Urban Villa doesnt disappoint, set high above Mabella with stunning views yet within a 10 minute drive from Marbella Old Town (or eur 8 in a cab). We were due to stay in another hotel for a few days but we managed to change our booking and have another night in Urban Villa. Linda, the owner, is very friendly, incredibly helpful and runs a great boutique hotel. If you are planning a trip to the Marbella area and don't want to stay in one of those nasty faceless hotels in a concrete jungle but want peace and tranquility give this place a go - you'll love it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
It was lovely to see you both again in The Urban Villa and so soon. It is so great to read your complimentary comments, we really appreciate your feed back.
We would like also to say it is fabulous to have such lovely guests coming back again.
If you are planning on coming with your children next time, the perfect place we know you will thoroughly enjoy would be the Deluxe Urban Suite with private Sauna & direct access to the pool.
The Urban Villa Marbella is on facebook now if you would like to keep in touch & see what´s happening.
Looking forward to seeing you again very soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We stayed for a night but what a mistake this was! It is too short a time to be able to disconnect fully from everyday life, but it was fantastic. Linda was great with her knowledge of all things natural. All in all truly exceptional. Looking forward to return in a couple of weeks time.

Paula & Francis, Gibraltar

  • Stayed February 2013
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
It was lovely meeting you both & big thank you for your fabulous review!
We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast conversation, we think we could have continued all day as it was so interesting!
We have introduced a few new breads to the breakfast buffet from the local bakery so when you are next over hopefully you´ll get chance to test them out, fig bread, chocolate & orange rye bread, olive bread, sunflower bread etc., and our neighbours are now supplying us with freshly picked oranges for the breakfast juice & home grown produce, they´re delicious!
Hope all goes well & that you are both feeling fine.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I stayed in january for few nights and what I could say I really had a great time, Linda was very helpfull, service in the morning was very good,you have an open kitchen with drinks with plenty of options. if you want to relax and disconect from work it's the place to go, not far away from the mall center and few minutes drive form the beach.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed in the villa for four nights (relax suite) and we loved it. It was everything we hoped for and more.
The urban villa has been the pure definition of the word relaxing, the atmosphere around the house feels like home. we had a beautifull terrace to enjoy the sun and the pool was lovely as well.
Linda proves to be the perfect hostess. Everything from breakfast to dinner is managed according to the guests' wishes. We felt very welcome.
We would definately recommend this chique boutique hotel to anyone who is looking for a place to relax and to have daytrips from. 
Go and experience it! We would love to go back already, we are only home for a week...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Thanks for your fantastic review but the pleasure was all ours!
We are already organising the villa for Christmas with Goose for the 24th & Turkey for the 25th December, so plenty of delicious food, pine christmas tree, bubbly, music & maybe even some dancing? Even the garden is getting into the swing of things as we are planting the beautiful red poinsettias all over, so if you manage to escape we are sure you will love it even more.....

It was lovely meeting you both & hopefully we will see you very soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The awe inspiring location of this small hotel is only one of the amazing experiences of staying there.
The accommodation is unique and excelled all expectations. The ambiance, food, service and facilities were excellent.
I have stayed in many hotels and self catering villas in and around Marbella over the last 20+ years and have never been more comfortable than my stay at the Urban Villa last week.
I will definitely be staying there the next time I visit Marbella.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Big thank you for your amazing review, it always makes us feel good when reading such great reviews. We are always so enthusiastic to ensure our guests have the best stay ever but after reading your review it just gives us an even bigger push and are even more enthusiastic & working even harder!
We agree with you & are so fortunate to have such a privilaged location with "awe inspiring views" above Marbella where you can see the coastline of Africa & Gibraltar. It is true, all the beds are definately so comfortable.
Shame you won't be able to stay over Christmas as we have all sorts of nice surprises installed & house decorated in the festive mood.
Enjoy the UK & have a great trip back to America.
See you both soon.....
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Urban Villa truly is a little gem in the hills above Marbella - everything you could want from a small boutique establishment The Urban Villa offers complete relaxation(!), yet is still only a few minutes drive from Marbella Town. We arrived with the intention of staying 1 night ... 5 nights later we regretfully left!! Having finally risen from our magnificent 4 poster bed, most of our days were spent on the sunloungers on our private balcony! In the evenings we ventured to our favourite restaurants and also experienced 'Casanis' in the heart of Marbella Old Town (on recommendation from Linda, the owner of The Urban Villa) - similarly we cant recommend this restaurant strongly enough now!! One of the evenings we opted to stay 'in' and had a light dinner on our balcony with a drop of vino - dining in the outdoor air as the sun set, you can't beat it! We were then invited by Linda to join her for a g & t on the terrace off the main sitting room - a wonderful evening of stories & adventures & in such a picturesque setting! As a couple that like to literally put their feet up & switch off on holiday, The Urban Villa IS the spot in which to do so!! We can't recommend The Urban Villa strongly enough! Best of luck Linda in your new venture - the perfect host & as guests, assured a truly memorable stay! Looking forward to returning very soon! x

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Walvis Bay, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

The Urban Villa has amazing sights and we even managed to see the rock of Gibraltar so clearly due to the clear skies and the evenings were so special with the lights from over the sea in Morroco. Staying in the King Suite was so special and was such a great feeling just sunbathing on the private terrace, so picturesque with views of the cliff on one side & Marbella below. Breakfast was one of our favourite moment, chilling out on the terrace. Even though the villa is so peaceful it was only a short drive to places to eat and the host recommended some great places we would never have found alone. Luckily the owner emailed us a map to find the place as it is not on the beaten track. Overall a special place where we would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheUV, Owner at The Urban Villa, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you so much for your review, we always put in a lot of work to ensure that all guests have a wonderful stay as it is very important to us.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay & hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again to The Urban Villa.
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Property: The Urban Villa
Address: Hacienda Los Canasteros 5 | Carretera de Ojen, 29610 Ojen, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Ojen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ojen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Urban Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Urban Villa - Marbella's hidden secret!The Urban Villa is an abode recommended among friends... An idyllic Boutique Villa Hotel with four stunning suites above the city of Marbella. This luxury residence, or as it is called these days 'Boutique Casa' is a haven of peace and yet so close to the famous beaches, golf courses, exclusive Puerta Banus marina & the exciting Andalusian lifestyle only minutes away... Each suite is uniquely furnished with a great sense of creativity combining traditional style with an artistic modern twist, creating a cool contemporary chic atmosphere and magical ambiance. Each suit has individual special features, such as a large private Finnish sauna, Jacuzzi with amazing views, large old fireplace, huge panoramic terraces & even a romantic canopy bed under rustic old wood beams. This privileged private location with breathtaking views of the coastline, Africa and Gibraltar Rock, really make this bed and breakfast stand out from all others!Staying at The Urban Villa is as inspiring as it is comfortable! For those intrigued, we welcome you to come and discover this hidden oasis. The Urban Villa - Boutique Hotel - Marbella ... more   less 
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