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Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Benahavis
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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78 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Totally the best resort ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014

Villa Padierna is a luxury resort in a quiet peaceful atmosphere, located in one of the best areas in the world. It is a golf resort, the wellness spa is very good and the gardens and spaces around allow privacy and relax without even noticing that there are people around. The staff is great, same for the food. The only minor point is the transportation to Marbella, whoch requires taxi only. Marbella is very beautiful and it would be a shame to not visit it as well as the small towns around, the beaches ect.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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 Fabissima
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Margarita S, Guest Relations at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2014
Dear Guest,

First of all thank you very much for staying at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel.

We sincerely appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay at our hotel, it is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback.

I have shared your comments with my team and they are both encouraged and motivated to know that you so enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to being of service to you again on your next visit to Marbella.

We send you our kindest regards along with our appreciation for taking the time to share your comments with us.

Sincerely,

Margarita Suarez
Guest Relations
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Although the hotel is large and the inside quite spectacular, we felt like there were cutbacks to save money. The room was just fine although dimly lit and very clean. The bed was excellent. We had dinner in the restaurant which was very good and the breakfast buffet was also good.

Our group left early the next morning and only half the lights were on in the grand salon which made for a dangerous situation going down the stairs.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Margarita S, Guest Relations at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your last visit at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, also for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor.

We would like to thank you most sincerely for your generous comments concerning the quality of the restaurant and facilities of the room.

Regarding the comment of the lights, we would like to inform you that we always try to save energy every time which is possible. However we will take your comments in consideration. Our priority is the safety of our guest.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon; we send you our kindest regards along with our appreciation for taking the time to share your comments with us.

With kind regards,

Margarita Suarez
Guest Relations
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

My wife and I, together wit hour 9 year old daughter stayed at this hotel in August for a week. To say it was wonderful is an understatement. This hotel is faultless! The room was impeccable, the breakfasts amazing, the staff so helpful - we could not have had better.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Howard748
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Margarita S, Guest Relations at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
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Estimado huésped,

Desde estas líneas quiero agradecerle sus comentarios sobre su pasada estancia en el Villa Padierna Hotel. Estoy segura de que servirán como estímulo para todos los que formamos parte del equipo del hotel.

Esperamos poder darle la bievenida de nuevo en un futuro cercano.

Todo el equipo que formamos VIlla Padierna nos quedamos a su disposición.

Un cordial saludo,

Margarita Suarez
Guest Relations
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
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South East England, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed for 1 night in a 2 bedroom villa with our own pool. The villa was designed perfectly and decorated beautifully - and of course impeccably clean. The main pool area was really nice and the pool terrace a lovely place to sit and enjoy lunch. The whole "palace" is stunning and is just lovely to sit and just admire the whole architecture, decor and of course the views of the golf course and lovely landscaping. You will not be disappointed with the ambience of the Hotel and the first class service.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Thank Shraspink
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Hotel Thermas C, Guest Relations at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for your stay at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel as well as leaving such a wonderful review about your experience.

We are very excited to read your comments and are happy to know that you had such a great stay with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful property.

Best regards,


Anastasia Bayanova
Guest Relations
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
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Vienna
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63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed for 8 nights in a one bedroom Villa and enjoyed our stay very much. The Hotel and the rooms are superbly maintained and very tasteful decorated. Every day you find another excellent detail you like about the interior. Our villa had a private pool but it was already too cold to use it. Unfortunately, the sound of the filter pumps is a bit noisy but it is not running 24/7 so you might not be disturbed anyway.
Reception and Concierge desk very friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet only lower average for a 5 star Hotel but what you get is of high quality. But don't expect 5 kinds of fish every morning, also no veggies served. But you won't mind sitting on the terrace and enjoying the great view over the golf course and the sea.
Service is friendly and ambitious but not all of them will have a long-term career in servicing. The majority is doing a great job - I am mentioning only because of the 5 star Rating (7-star locally) where top notch performance can be expected.
Quality of the restaurant food is very good. We used room Service a lot and everything went well.
The golf courses are in very good condition and the staff is very friendly and flexible. Clubs are cleaned and when our e-cart broke down on the course it took only a call and a couple of minutes until a replacement was brought.
Hotel was certainly not fully booked and in the evening it seemed to be really empty. If you are looking for a quiet place you found it! Certainly not a place for children by the way, except golf is the only interest.
We liked it a lot and will definitely come back as it is one of the best places we have been to for quite a while...

Room Tip: If you can afford it, take one of the Villas - it is like having your own house! And a very very nic...
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank msspiderman
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Hotel Thermas C, Guest Relations at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time in writing your review about Villa Padierna Palace Hotel.

We are taking into consideration all of your constructive feedback and will definitely use it in order to improve our services. We are constantly working in developing our standards and our goal is to achieve the highest guest satisfaction. Therefore, your review is very supportive.

We are please to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with us and will be happy to see you soon at our peaceful and beautiful environment.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you might have any special requests for your next stay.

Yours sincerely,


Anastasia Bayanova
Guest Relations
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
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Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the hotel for one night and were quite satisfied with every aspect of the stay. The building was in excellent condition and the room had all the amenities we could wish for, and in particular the beds were really comfortable. In the evening we had dinner at the fine dining restaurant on the terrace. Food & wine & service was just as you would expect at such a place. We also visited the beach club that belongs to the hotel, nice place. The woman who served us at the beach club (her name was Jolanta) was exceptionally service-minded, warm and friendly.

Highly recommended - I'll come back.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank hanord
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Hotel Thermas C, Guest Relations at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your kind words from your recent stay at the Villa Padierna Palace

It is a great pleasure to read your comments and to find that you enjoyed your visit. Also, it is magnificent to read your comment about a member of our staff Yolanda, I will make sure to pass on your warm words to her personally.

I appreciate once again your review and we look forward to welcoming you back shortly.

Kind regards,


Anastasia Bayanova
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Stayed 2 days, played 2 rounds of golf on both of the attached courses. Food,service,room accommodation 1st class.If you want somewhere special to stay this is certainly the place and you will not be disappointed

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Thank TERRY503975
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Margarita S, Guest Relations at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Guest ,

We sincerely appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay At Villa Padierna Palace Hotel; it is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback.

I have shared your comments with the Villa Padierna Golf Club team as it is always a great pleasure to hear from a happy client.

We look forward to being of service to you again on your next visit to Marbella and maybe next time you can also experience our fantastic Therma Spa, a facility of over 21,500 sq ft.

Our Thermae Spa, belonging to The Villapadierna Medical Wellness Institute has 12 treatment rooms for individualized health and beauty treatments. This would the the perfect ending of for a golf day!

We look forward to welcome you back at Villa Padierna Palace Hotel.

Sincerely,

Margarita Suarez Santamaría
Guest Relations
Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
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Additional Information about Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

Property: Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
Address: Ctra. de Cadiz, Km 166 | at Flamingos Golf Club, 29679 Benahavis, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Benahavis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Benahavis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Padierna Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
There are very few places in the world that inspire such serenity and beauty as the surroundings of Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, located in the heart of the golden triangle: Marbella, Benahavis, Estepona, our Luxury 5 Star has been recognized by Seven Stars & Stripes as Six Stars, and recently awarded as the world best Golf Resort by the World Travel Awards. Designed as a replica of a Tuscan palace, offers 129 deluxe rooms and suites also including 9 Villas with private pool, and a wide selection of unique experiences, such as three 18 holes Golf courses; Flamingos, Tramores & Alferini, Medical Wellness Spa, Racquet Paddle Club, 4 Restaurants and its exclusive Club de Mar on the Mediterranean Sea. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ritz Carlton Marbella
Padierna Hotel Marbella
Padierna Villa

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