Spread across a series of quiet pedestrianed streets in the heart of Marbella old town, so you are close to all the restaurants and shops.
Most of the 14 bedrooms (across the five houses) have an Asian theme, thanks to owner Marcos having worked for many years in the Far East. Expect Asian silk cushions and throws and Buddha figurines all over the place. The rooms are spotlessly clean and vary in size and price, with some having their own mini-kitchens, and others big private roof terraces. All have air-conditioning, kettles with free coffee and tea, a mini-bar, safe and WiFi. The bathrooms have nice products and use good, natural materials. I particularly liked the 'courtyard house', which has a fabulous pool - said to be the only one in the heart of Marbella old town.
All of the five houses have their own sitting rooms, with a range of sofas and places to relax. They are generally relaxing rooms and there are vending machines, plenty of books and a stereo. I also liked the huge roof terrace/sun deck where you can baste yourself looking across the Marbella rooftops. There is an interesting range of paintings around the place.
Eating and drinking
While there is no restaurant as such, the communal breakfast area (breakfast is free) is an excellent spot at the top of the main house. It is a great spot to start the day and the delicious mix of breads, cakes and croissants is only matched by its fresh juices and jams.
The big surprise is the good-sized swimming pool in the back garden of the courtyard house. All guests can use the pool.
Top quality service from a group of reliable and knowlegeable professionals.
Who stays there
Popular apparently with the Prince of Romania, various British footballers and a couple of American fashion designers. The hotel also attracts local ex-patriates from the Andalucia region, Gibraltarians, plus tourists from further afield. It's a good choice for groups travelling together as there are five buildings comprising of 14 rooms.
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Special occasions
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Practically every whim is taken care of
- Service is excellent and friendly
- Far Eastern style sometimes overpowers the Spanish location