Monday, May 30, 2005

Hotel La Villa Marbella, Marbella Old Town

This Boutique hotel is still one of Marbella's many well-kept secrets that Five continent Group's Guide has discovered recently in Marbella Old Town. Situated in Calle Principe, just around the corner from Skina Restaurant (see FCG's Marbella Restaurant Guide Section), Hotel La Villa Marbella promises seclusion & relaxation. No Golf Parties, no Rugby Tours to Marbella, no hordes of screaming children, no feeling of an impersonal chain hotel. One reason: 4 rooms. In total.

This luxury Suite Hotel in the heart of Marbella's Casco Antiguo is not the easiest place to get a reservation, but the ultimate base to explore the winding alleys and cobbled streets of Marbella away from the throngs of Tourists! To get its Hotel Guests in the mood for that exploration, each Suite takes inspiration & design from a different Eastern City. The relaxed, personable atmosphere has been cleverly created with an eclectic mix of traditional rustic & predominantly South East Asian & Chinese décor throughout Hotel La Villa Marbella, the Proprietors having lived & travelled extensively around Asia & India.

The Hotel Building itself is a fully renovated 150 yr old property in the heart of Marbella Old Town, wonderfully transformed into an oasis of peace and tranquility. Guests can enjoy the Chinese Lounge Terrace with views over Sierra Blanca, 16th Century Marbella Old Town & 9th Century Arab Walls. The Hotel La Villa Marbella offers an opportunity to escape everything within a few minutes walk from Marbella 's Orange Square & a wealth of restaurants, a short drive to Puerto Banus and its attractions, and has a total of just 4 rooms: private service, twice daily service, open breakfast choice & holistic massages.

Hotel La Villa Marbella

Check-in Times:14.00- 24.00
Credit Cards Accepted: All
25% Deposit on reservation
Calle Principe, 10
Casco Antiguo, Marbella, Malaga, Spain
Tel: 952 865 273 Fax: 952 765 748
Hotel La Villa Marbella RESERVE NOW!!!

Virtual Tour of La Cala de Mijas

La Cala de Mijas, or just "La Cala" as this wonderful Andalucian village is affectionately known to locals, is situated on the West Costa del Sol in Andalucia approximately 20 minutes drive from Malaga International Airport (AGP). The long Blue Flag beaches are well cared for, very clean and soft golden sand.

Whilst La Cala is quite obviously a traditional Andalucian Coastal Village in style, La Cala has absorbed a somewhat International flavour over recent years. There is a wide range of professional services available: Schools, Pharmacies, banks, doctors, lawyers, dentists at standards equally as high as those in the UK. Medical care in particular is first class - the new hi-tech Costa del Sol Hospital is 15 minutes in the direction of Marbella, and the ground-breaking Carlos Haya Malaga Hospital just 25 mins in the opposite direction.

La Cala boasts a plethora of quality indoor & outdoor sports and leisure facilities in and around La Cala de Mijas. Watersports, horse riding & trekking, karting, diving, tennis clubs, Crown Green bowls, gymnasiums, dive centres and Of course International competition standard golf courses at La Cala Golf Resort (60 holes), Mijas Golf (36), Santana Golf(18) and El Chaparral(18) opens this Summer. These Golf Clubs welcome non-members, tuition is available and equipment is available for hire. The New Mijas Hippodrome & Athletics Venue ("Hipodromo del Costa del Sol"), run by Carrera Entertainment, located just on the outskirts of La Cala is the chosen venue for the Annual Spanish Derby & Music Concerts including Rod Stewart, Elton John, Lenny Kravitz, UB40 & Bryan Adams later this Summer, making for a great family night out with plenty of Bars & Restaurants.