2 bed 2 bath apt, 2 shared pools close to old town and beach sleeps 4
- english, spanish
Why Robin Andrews chose Marbella City Centre
We've been coming to Marbella for 30 years. It has so many benefits. 2.5 hours on the plane from Gatwick, half an hour transfer time to the town centre. Fabulous weather. There's plenty of street shade to deal with the sun. The pace of life is slow unless you want to rock all night, celeb spotting in Puerto Banus. Probably most importantly, the townspeople make you feel welcome. More so if you have children along. The al fresco tradition of drinking and dining is alive and well here. The old town -Casco Antiguo- is the place for this, with its narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed walls in the Andalusian style. On the beach if you hire a sun lounger within 100mts of a Chiringuito (beach bar/restaurant) you will get served where you sit/lie. How legal that is, is open to question but everyone seems relaxed about it.so hey....
What makes this Apartment unique
This was definitely a case of love at first sight. We had looked at over 40 apartments over 6 days in 32C heat using a car with no air conditioning. This was the last but one on our list. The seller's agent was so exuberant when we met him at the gate and obviously proud of the place. Me, I was wilting in the heat. I was not really expecting much but the shared sun terrace and 2 pools (adults and children) made me take notice. It was November and people were swimming and sunbathing! The wow factor came when we entered the apartment. I really did say "Wow". Porcelain floor of light marble effect, down the hallway to the sun filled, open plan living area with the kitchen. The agent told us all the windows and bi-fold doors were triple glazed. He pronounced triple like it rhymed with trifle.... As all windows were closed it was library quiet. He demonstrated the electric shutters. It became totally dark. Great for sleeping as we found out, with the air con set. With bi-fold doors open and the awning parked high, the heat of the sun combined with the sea breeze turns part of the living area into a private sunbathing space. The WiFi and entertainment system with its surround sound was in place when we bought it but we added the satellite TV with most of the British channels inc SKY sports and Movies. because want to make this a place people will return to and that means looking after, and listening to our guests. Location wise it is spot on. 3 blocks to the beach and just a leisurely 10 min walk to the old town. Nobody walks quickly in Marbella anyway, its almost banned. The apartment was only one of two which ticked all the boxes. We bought both. Most people feel relaxed within hours of arrival. It's a Marbella thing. In the immediate vicinity there are 2 big supermarkets and some great bars and restaurants. We have a list in the apartment for people to try if they want and we'd love it if guests would add to it. Come and see. Kindest Robin
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
All rubbish must be removed before check out.
Do not leave dirty dishes on check out.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Our family enjoyed our stay in Marbella. Lisa, the manager, was very helpful and attentive to our requests. The community pool, albeit a bit in the tooth, was beautifully lit by sunshine most of the day and a pleasure to use for it entire family. Highly recommended.
Great to get 5 stars Bartek, thank you. Yes, the two pools are well situated for the sunshine, as is the shared sun terrace. You had some very hot weather! Lisa was more than happy to help. You asked how long the adults' pool was and she found it to be 16mts x 6.5mts. We are so pleased your whole family had a good time and of course, you are always welcome back.
Spring Holiday in Marbella
We were very happy when we arrived to find such a clean modern and spacious apartment .
Both bathrooms were clean with a non stop supply of hot water .
The kitchen was well supplied with cutlery, crockery and all other items required for cooking a good meal.
The apartment was within walking distance to all amenities.
We would definitely recommend this to friends and may like to come back again in the future.
Thank you for taking time to write your review. It’s good to know you appreciated our ‘home from home’ approach and the location. We have responded to all guest feedback with positive results so far. Thanks also for the recommendations and of course, you are always welcome back.
The property was and looked just like advertised and the attention from owner was really good as was the reception when we arrived. It was really central to beach, Old Town and bus stops.
Margaret. Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review and also for your kind words. We try to be as accurate as we can when describing the apartment and its location plus we always listen and respond to feedback from guests. Everyone has been positive about the location and we try to maintain the apartment to a high standard.
You were great guests and are always welcome back.
We had a hastily arranged week to get away from our business, with no big expectations, but we were hugely impressed with the location of this apartment, quiet yet so convenient to restaurants/shops and the old part of the town in particular. It was also spotlessly clean and fitted out to a high standard - to be honest we could not have asked for more.
We loved the promenade walk on the front (3 mins walk away) and found several superb restaurants in easy walking distance.
The customer service was excellent, and we would recommend this place without hesitation. I feel ready to face the world again - Thank you!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write.
We are glad you had a good time. It's what makes it worthwhile for us. Lisa did say you seemed like 'happy campers' - and you discovered a restaurant even she wasn't aware of!
You are always welcome to return whenever you like.
Fabulous apartment in a wonderful quiet location
We could not have had a better time than we did in this wonderful apartment. We took my parents away for a quiet pre-Christmas trip. Everything was super-organised by the owners. They were attentive throughout the booking procedure and answered all our questions quickly. When we arrived we were met by a lovely lady who showed us around, checked we knew how everything worked and she even gave us some tips on what to do and where. The apartment is magnificent, and so close to the beach and main town. It is really quiet, which suited my parents really also. It was spotless, and had everything you would need for a vacation there - even a cooler box etc. It was very clean. We didn't have the pool - it was December - but it looks like a great pool for summer time. The beach/ promenade was about 7 minutes walk away with all the restaurants and bars - thats where we ate mostly, but we also went to the beautiful main square, which was about 10 mins away.
My parents loved it so much they are planning their trip back to the very same apartment for next year. It was just relaxing and quiet, so really suited a nice chilled out lifestyle, which is what they wanted. We can't recommend it enough.
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are really glad you and your family had such a great time. Lisa (the lovely lady) said it was a real pleasure having you stay. We do try hard to keep the apartment in tip top condition and to provide a home from home.
We look forward to welcoming your parents next year. Hopefully you will join them!
This apartment is advertised as refurbished I would query that:- The beds/furniture needs replacing
On arrival the apt was dirty 2nd/3rd day found ants on the island had to buy ant spray. Whilst Lisa the key holder noticed an appalling noise rattling thro the extractor and shaking the apt, that carried on thro out our stay. The apt could be wheelchair friendly but the lift isn’t...the apt tower is 8 floors high if there are 4apts per floor this makes 32apts not 12 as advertised. The large bathroom has a gap in the wallwithout a door or curtain leading to the washing machine and filled with rubbish making it unpleasant to use. The apt is in a residential block not a holiday block.
The dishwasher is rusty/bed.1 no bedside tables and narrow bath, air con worked for 15min Lisa got it going for 15mins then I packed in altogether/microwave timer wasn’t working and left dirty on arrival. We would like a refund for such an appalling stay. Jenny Harve
We have already rebutted this false review.
The Fly Bue Catamaran ferries people from the Marbella Marina to Puerto Banus. It's a half hour journey and good fun. Rock music and beers (the latter at a price). You can also walk along the promenade to Puerto Banus. It's 6km but flat. Get a beer at the marina and watch the wealthy preen. See the odd celeb. Early birds can visit the street market which winds its way up toward the bull ring. Buses run every 10 mins or so if you are too tired to walk back. There are also taxis and bicycles for hire. The night life for party goers is in Puerto Banus. Marbella town is more sedate. Wealth is everywhere but more understated in Marbella town. It's quite a small place so impossible to get lost but there is so much history to see and admire. Watersports too.
Pretty much whatever takes your fancy.