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“great hospitality and idyllic accomodation”
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Banus Lodge
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“great hospitality and idyllic accomodation”
Reviewed June 10, 2011

The Banus Lodge is perfectly sited for the beach (less than 200metres away) and the front at puerto banus (10 minute boardwalk stroll away). The accomodation and hosts are the real joy though. Each of the twelve lodges is beautifully fitted with its own lounge area, kitchen, bedroom and private garden or deck area. Most look onto the pool area. The decor is crisp and clean. The lodges have a wonderful serenity, but are close to the buzz of Puerto Banus. At the heart of this oasis is a pool and bar/deck area where the owners serve a great dutch breakfast with first rate omelete made to order. They also serve drinks (including a great free welcome drink when we arrived late after a long flight) and snacks, while offering great tips on local restuarants and places to experience. We were made to feel instantly at home, and they continued to provide every support and comfort during our stay. Theres wifi at the bar area and in some rooms, and flat screen tv with wide satellite channels in each room. It is slightly hard to find but is only 100 yards from the Gran Guadalpin Hotel. It is very good value, given the quality of the accomodation and facilities on offer.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 24, 2011

We were looking for a relaxing long weekend break and stayed for 4 nights in April at Banus Lodge. I cannot praise the owners (Willem and Loes) enough for their service, making it feel like a home from home. Banus Lodge only opened in Summer 2010 and has been refurbished to a very high standard, consisting of approximately 12 bungalows, a pool and bar area in a gated location which is safe for families with children. The Lodge itself is about 200 metres from the sea and a 15 minute beach walk to Puerto Banus, where there is a selection of bars, restaurants and shops (and expensive yachts).

The self-catered bungalows are modern and well catered including free wi-fi and a full selection of UK TV channels. The bungalow we stayed in was a one bedroom bungalow with a double bed. The bungalow consisted of an open-plan lounge, dining area and kitchenette. The bathroom was spacious and contemporarily fitted, with an excellent walk-in power shower. The bungalow also includes a private garden area if you want to sunbathe in private.

The bar area offers a selection of food and drink for breakfast and lunch at very reasonable prices (Omelette - €2, Toasted sandwich - €2, a beer - €1.50).

From the start, the owners couldn't have been more accommodating. For example, our taxi dropped us near the Guadalpin hotel, but we weren't sure where the lodge was. I called the lodge and the next thing I see, is Willem on a bicycle (which was also lent to me to go to the local store) who has come to find us to make sure we get there. Throughout our stay, we were offered free finger food such as cold meats while we were drinking at the bar (including a few free beers thrown into the mix). Willem also offered to take to the local supermarket so that we didn’t have to get a taxi.

Finally, the lodge offers a taxi service back to Malaga airport at a discount to the cost of a normal taxi, which we duly used.

This is an excellent location for families, couples and groups and doesn't cost a fortune (which it can in the Puerto Banus/ Marbella area). We look forward to staying there again!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Banus Lodge
Address: Cuartel de Duque | El Rodeo Bajo, Nueva Andalucia, 29660, Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
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Ranked #6 of 62 Specialty Lodging in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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