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21 reviews
Pool and Outdoor relaxation area
Oudoor Patio
Games Room
Lounge
Side view of Pool
Indoor Seating
Sitting Area
Side Kitchen
Inner Courtyard
Bedroom
Quiet Room
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bathroom
Landing
Bathroom
Bedroom
Bedroom
Garden
Games Room
Kitchen
Eating and Seating area
Courtyard aerial
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5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Marbella, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Isobel B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous villa”
Reviewed July 6, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a weeks stay in Villa Especial. There were 6 adults and 4 children. The villa provided everything you could possibly need for a week in the sunshine of Marbella. Everything you needed was there. We arrived at 7.30 p.m. and the excitement of our 4 grandchildren at seeing the lovely pool was just something to behold. All 5 bedrooms were unique in their own way and we felt extremely comfortable for the duration of our stay. Having the supermarket so close was a huge bonus. We did find that with 4 wee ones the 30 minute walk into Marbella in the heat was just manageable but taxis were needed on the return journey as it is uphill all of the way. My daughter who did the booking dealt with Catherine who owns the villa and although I personally had no contact with her, she went out of her way to make sure that everything possible was done to make our stay in her lovely villa an enjoyable one....thank you Catherine. I would most definitely recommend Villa Especial to friends and family. Just bear in mind that it is 30 minutes walk to the restaurants and bars of Marbella .

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Management Response
9 Jul 2018
Many thanks for your helpful review. You are right in that it is probably too challenging for toddlers to walk to the sea and back and taxis are available close by. We are glad you all had an enjoyable family holiday. Catherine
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kitty089t...
tipperary
2 reviews
“New year familly break ”
Reviewed January 16, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

This was a beautiful villa and is aptly named as it is indeed special. Lovely layout with a relaxed feel. We went there over new year and had lovely weather. Loads of space in all rooms and the outdoor areas are really spacious for relaxing. I can only imagine how nice it would be in the summer.
The games area was well used and was a gr8 asset to our enjoyment.
From the moment we booked I must say that the owner was hands on and kept in touch. There was a fantastic welcome pack and all the team on the ground were courteous and professional.
We had an issue with the pool heating and everyone went over and above to sort it. We got a refund even though the fault was unavoidable and we appriciated this as we felt that the team did all they could to fix the problem.
All the family had such a gr8 holiday which was due in a large part to this beautifully villa and the attention to detail of the owners and the team on the ground. We hope to be back to enjoy it at some stage. Book it ypu will not regret it. Thank you Villa Especial.

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Management Response
21 Jan 2018
Thank you so much for the kind review especially as you were patient and understanding in relation to the issue we had with the pool heating. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Catherine
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Climber71...
1 review
“Spacious, Luxury Villa”
Reviewed October 29, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Villa Especial is a beautiful and very spacious villa for 10 people. The location is very convenient for walking to a large supermarket. Some of our party walked into the Old Town but generally we opted to walk to the bus station and get taxi's to wherever we wanted to go, (the bus station is a very easy downhill walk). A taxi into the old town from here was under 7 euros. The heated pool was great as we had sunbathing weather everyday. The owner responded quickly to my emails prior to travel and we had no need to contact the manager during our stay as everything was in great condition during our stay. I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Especial and hope to return again to its comforts and explore more of the Marbella area.

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Management Response
29 Oct 2017
I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the villa and that everything ran smoothly and we are looking forward to your return soon. Best wishes. Catherine
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Lucy G
1 review
“Fabulous Villa”
Reviewed September 20, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This Villa is absolutely amazing!! Booked for a joint 40th. Arrived to find champagne and birthday cake with 40 candles and lots more! So clean and tidy. The owner and her team were excellent. We will be rebooking!!! Thank you x

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Management Response
24 Sep 2017
Fantastic to hear and so glad you enjoyed your 40th birthdays. You took great care of the villa and we appreciate that and very much look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes. Catherine
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cuzjacs
harrogate
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 10, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This villa is absolutely amazing, so much so that we've booked to return next year. From the moment we booked Catherine was so helpful, nothing was ever too much trouble. The villa is spacious, clean and a fantastic layout and the welcome pack on arrival is an added bonus. The walk down to Marbella is approx 25 mins, and the supermarket up the road is great. If you want a 5* villa in the heart of Marbella then look no further, this is the one. We can't wait to return and highly recommend booking.

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Management Response
20 Aug 2017
Thanks for such a glowing review and we are of course delighted to welcome you back next year and ensure you are equally as pleased then, if not more so, as we always strive to improve! Best wishes. Catherine
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stevenson...
Prestwick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Villa especial”
Reviewed August 4, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We had a great holiday stay in villa especial. Great location for old town Marbella , supermarket just along the road. Catherine provides everything you need to make your stay enjoyable lots of extras,pool table table tennis sky TV keeps kids happy. Catherine also helped with transfers and Zac was there to greet you on your arrival and on hand if any problems. Will certainly hope to be back soon .

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Management Response
10 Aug 2017
Many thanks for your positive comments Sarah.
We are pleased the children enjoyed it too as if they are happy it makes it possible for the adults to have a good holiday!
Looking forward to welcoming you again hopefully.
Best wishes
Catherine
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Alan T
1 review
“The villa was a great venue for my 70th Birthday celebrations with the family.”
Reviewed June 9, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

The villa was very spacious and in a great location. It had a lovely pool in quiet surroundings but was convenient to the old town of Marbella, taxis, coach station etc. It was well equipped and suitable for a family of all ages. Cathy, the owner was incredibly helpful and ensured that we had everything we needed for our holiday, even providing toiletries in the bathrooms and bedrooms to condiments and spices etc in the kitchen. We all had a wonderful time and would certainly return!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2017
So glad you felt you had everything you needed and particularly pleased that we may be able to welcome you back.
Best wishes
Catherine
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