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“The perfect accomodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
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El Tio Mateo
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El Tio Mateo
Ranked #13 of 31 Marbella B&B and Inns
Stavanger, Norway
1 review
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“The perfect accomodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

I have traveled a lot in Europe, but never been at a place as nice, cosy and good as El Tio Mateo. This family hostal, with landlady Mari and her daughter, takes care of you as if you were a family member. The location is great, easy to find, 100 m from the beach and within walking distance (along a beautiful beach promenade) to Marbella center. It's clean and the food is excellent, with very pleasant prices. There is wi-fi and tv in the rooms. It cannot get better than this. I will always return to El Tio Mateo.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank OddHo
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were travelling through Málaga when we decided to stop in Marbella. After surching websites and forums about the pricing and unavailability for accomodation, for our surprise, just at the entrance of the town there it was. The mos enchanting B&B of Málaga. It was cheap, clean, near to all the amenities, but importantly of all, the owner and their daughters made us feel real pampered. They looked after us, they sat us with them for lunch and Mari, even cooked us a paella.
A stay, that was planned to last a night turned into a mine four days stay.
Wonderfull! Gracias señora Mari.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laura M
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice cosy family bed and breakfast. Mother Maria and beautifull daughter are helping you with all your questions.
Rooms are good, nice clean ... bathrooms old but functional. Price quality nothing to complain and parking in front of the door.
Nice patio for breakfast.
Close to old town and beauch.
Thx Maria and Leo for nice stay.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Mark M
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Marbella, Spain
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

I have stayed in numeral occasion and recommended to family and friends to share the experience to feel the real Southern Spanish way of life. It is a family managed business that with a very welcoming mama Mari and the young generation of the family have turned this traditional run hotel in a clean comfortable and convenient place to stay in Marbella.
A 100 meters from the beach and a walk into town, is the perfect place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the noisy visitors and jet well connected to all the amenities that offers la Costa del Sol.

The staff is really helpful and you feel at home and pampered at all times.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MariaV2746UU
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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

Family type of hotel.
Rooms were fine and bathroom quite old but functional. Small veranda was pleasant but need to stand up to have a view to industrial zone, not that charming....
Air conditioning was functioning and ok.
Breakfast is extra but not expensive (2.5€).
Hotel is located in an industrial zone, close to one beach but quite far from Marbella beaches and city center.
Fine if you just want to go to the beach.
Note: leave the key on the door as personnel don't seem to knock on the door before entering.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank azurium
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Property: El Tio Mateo
Address: Carretera N340 , Km 183, 29600, Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — El Tio Mateo 1*
Number of rooms: 15
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