The Town House

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Address: Calle Alderete 7, Plaza Tetuan, Marbella, Spain

Star rating:

4.6

Luxuriously renovated town house in Marbella for the budget conscious.

It might be ‘budget’ but no expense is spared here. This authentic building in the heart of Marbella’s old town has Ibiza-inspired, white, minimalist interiors and a wonderfully calming ambience. As I walked in I particularly liked the over-sized vases of white lillies, the dozens of flickering tealights, and the sense that you’re not in some formulaic hotel.

Location
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
n/a
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Bedrooms
4.5
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

In the middle of the maze of pedestrianised streets and cobbled squares that make up the oldest quarter of the town. I’d recommend asking the staff for a street map to find your way around – and then back to the hotel.

Bedrooms

The nine bedrooms are all individually decorated and cleverly blend traditional pieces, like four poster beds, with contemporary lamps and designer linen. My room, (number nine), had a large balcony but you’ll need to ask in advance if you’d like to specify a particular room. Friends who’ve stayed in room two told me they were “disappointed” by it as it lacked the space and balcony I had - so go for room nine if you can.

Public areas

The comfy white sofas on the roof terrace are a great place to chill out, take a drink from the honesty bar, and look out over the terracotta tiles of the old town. In the afternoon, the enormous parasols provide much-needed shade from the strong Spanish sun.

Eating and drinking

There’s no proper restaurant but there’s a small bar open until midnight. Breakfast is continental and an informal affair.

Leisure facilities

Apart from the roof terrace, there are none, but there are beach clubs galore within a ten-minute drive.

Service

The staff are, like the hotel, effortlessly stylish and likeable.

Who stays there

Young urban professionals and older couples, plus in–the-know Spaniards from other cities.

Price advice

It feels like you’re in an exclusive private home, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the price.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Trendiness
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Location
  • Inexpensive
  • You need to book early to get the best rooms
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