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“Simply Perfect In Every Way”
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La Villa Marbella
Ranked #2 of 70 Hotels in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Simply Perfect In Every Way”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Both my husband and I spent a wonderful New Year at LVM. We found the hotel earlier this year and have returned several times since. What makes us go back, everything that makes your holiday special and full of good memories Marcos Ben and the team go out of their way to make it happen. No praise is high enough for this little oasis in Marbella and beyond

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Having had a great time the previous New Year we (me, my wife, our 21 year old son, and my brother in law) ventured back to La Villa Marbella again. Again we were not disappointed with either the hotel or Marbella at this time of year. Marcos and the team at La Villa Marbella were as always very welcoming and always looking to help to make our stay the best. I really am running out of great things to say about the hotel, and the dedicated service of the team, without continuously repeating myself, but it really is a special place any time of year. We will be back again in March!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Cherating Room - a large room with outside jacuzzi on the terrace. And the Palawan...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

There are few hotels i have stayed in where i have found the same level of customer experience. I don't mean whether the staff smile or are helpful but the whole package. Every single member of staff could not have been more dedicated to achieving this, it was far, far above even some of the best five star hotels. Whether it was a member of staff getting in the car to direct me to the car park, the warmth of the welcome, the service at breakfast, the help in finding an ideal restaurant, the immediacy of offering an even later check out than i had asked for. Everything..

The hotel is boutique, the room (Shanghai to get the hot tub) perfectly decent, although the outside patio is a bit overlooked and doesn't have the most attractive view). Ordering breakfast the day before, unusual but hardly an inconvenience. Physically there are better boutique hotels,. there are more beautiful ones, there are better bedrooms, (though the hotel is very pretty, well maintained and in a charming part of the old town and I am not faulting it at all) but i challenge you to find better staff.

I strongly recommend you try here.

Just don't try and drive to the hotel itself (bit of a nightmare or could have been the Satnav) get directions to a car park which is about a two minute walk away

Room Tip: Shanghai has its own balcony and tub.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on new year's eve.
Brilliant, friendly, superb hotel.
Had a wonderful meal nearby, recommended, and booked by the hotel.
The staff are so helpful.
Fantastic party in Orange square.
We were upgraded to the Goa suit, just in case we were disturbed by the partying nearby. What more can you say!
Well recommended Hotel!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

After reviewing many properties for our pre Xmas December short break, we decided upon Villa Marbella and were not disappointed. We loved the location in the old town, with great restaurants, bars and shopping in strolling distance. The room was delightful with every comfort supplied, and even a roof terrace to relax after a days outing. Manager Marco was a font of local knowledge and took the time to make sure we got the best out of our stay and all of his staff went out of their way to make us welcome.

Room Tip: Langkawi is a lovely room with a nice roof terrace, and if there are three of you Mandalay next door...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

As most have already said this is a very unique hotel. We stayed at the Courtyard building in the Shanghai room. This has to be one of the best rooms. Top floor (a long way up the stairs with suitcases but worth it and the staff assisted us) with great views, two level room with the bathroom on the upper level which leads out to the patio with tables, chairs, umbrella, and most importantly the hot tub. Very romantic room! Except for the bed which is very hard but since everything else was perfect I choose to ignore that fact. The staff is wonderful, everyone is very knowledgeable and all their recommendations were spot on. As others have said the location is perfect and the dining and shopping in Old Town is wonderful. Enjoyed breakfast each morning and there is plenty of food to eat. There is so much more to say but obviously this is such a unique experience that it is no wonder that it is rated the best in Marbella.

Room Tip: As I said the Shanghai room is one of the best except for the bed which could be a problem for some.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Trying to compare this hotel with most other hotels is not possible: la villa Marbella is unique. As is explained in other reviews, the rooms are spread across a number of buildings in the Old Town. These buildings are close to each other Every room in them is different in shape, size and decoration. This is not your standard hotel.
All the room we viewed were in excellent condition and were immaculately cleaned each day. The big plus for us were the staff who were incredibly helpful throughout our stay, always interested in what we were doing, giving advice on places to visit and generally doing all they could to make our stay even more enjoyable. We chose our breakfast on arrival but could, and did, change our selection whenever we wished. I am particularly fond of marmalade but it was not included in the range of Jams available. I mentioned this to Isobella who promptly went out and bought some delicious marmalade for the next day. Very personal service.
Every morning Marcos came to the Breakfast Room to talk with the diners and ask if there was anything we wanted from him and his staff. They were also there to see us to the taxi at the end of our trip.
The location in the Old Town is a bonus; so atmospheric and "real" Marbella as it used to be. There are lots of eating places nearby of varying quality and pricing and the sea front is a short stroll away with its selection of eateries.
Should we return to Marbella we would definitely use la Villa Marbella and ask for a room at the very top floor.
Our thanks to Marcos, Ben, Juan, Isobella William, etc. for making our visit so enjoyable.

Room Tip: Rooms at the top are probably quieter, though when we were there it was quiet generally. Don't k...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Villa Marbella
Address: Calle Principe 10 | Old Historic Town, 29601, Marbella, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Marbella
#2 Family Hotel in Marbella
#4 Business Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — La Villa Marbella 1*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Villa Marbella Charming Hotel is located inside the romantic Old Town of the internationally renowned Marbella. The 150 years old house has been fully refurbished and the 4 suites carry a very cozy Asian Style. The rooms are full equipped: air conditioner, heater, ceiling fan, TV satellite, stereo chain, ads, mini bar, safety box, electronic keys, telephone with private voice mail and full amenities in the bathroom. From the terrace, during the breakfast or relaxing in our Chinese Lounge, you will enjoy stunning views of the Sierra Blanca, Old Town and the Castle Walls. 3 minutes walk to the famous Orange Square and its selected bars and restaurants, 7 minutes walk to the beach or 10 minutes by car to the famous Marina Puerto Banus and its nightlife , La Villa Marbella gives you the tranquility of the Old Town yet close to the interesting points of the city. You will come back !! ... more   less 
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