Casa La Concha
, Calle Jubrique, 45, Marbella.
At first sight, Casa La Concha seems like a very nice large villa in an up-market part of Marbella. Step through the little gate though, and it is like a tardis as the full grandeur of this gorgeous boutique hotel is revealed. Owner Marie-Helene has taken her lovely old Andalucian finca and created a little hotel that oozes exclusivity, quality and style.
The accommodation is comprised of suites and a group of little casitas stacked in higgledy-piggledy fashion around the main house. Each one reflects the touch of Marie-Helene's own hand as she has applied the Provencal style of her native France. There is space a-plenty, as well as all the modern necessities of the 21st century. The cottages even have their own private patio.
Of course outdoor living is key on the Costa del Sol, and the large gardens of Casa La Concha are pure delight. Reflecting again the owner's eye for style, the informality of the garden makes it a riot of banana plants, bougainvillea, lawns and seats and little nooks and crannies. For those who don't want to take the walk down to the beach, there is a large swimming pool (salt, not chlorine!) surrounded by an ample sun-bathing terrace.
The position of Casa La Concha seems nearly unbeatable. On the one side are the sea views, and on the other the view of the La Concha mountain that gives the hotel its name. Beyond the ample garden is one of the most exclusive parts of Marbella, the Golden Mile, where nearly all the properties are as individual as Casa La Concha. It's only about a mile to the nearest beach, or about twice that to the centre of the town.
Continental breakfast is provided daily until 1 pm. Choose to eat outdoors or in the pretty breakfast room.
Marbella offers a host of restaurants to suit every taste and every budget.
Out and About
Massage. Provided by Fadi, the best in Marbella. He will tailor a massage to suit your needs.
Yoga. Adelaida has studied in India to enable her to provide many styles of yoga class.
A short trip to the beach at Marbella will provide you with every water-sport imaginable.
Everything from pedalos to a luxury yacht charter.
Plus the town offers top-class shopping bars and restaurants.
Places to visit:
Puerto Banus. Stunningly beautiful.
Ronda. Spectacular Moorish town on the mountains.
Serranía de Ronda. Mountain scenery.
Pueblos Blancos. The "white villages" of Andalusia.
Olivier. Suite located in the main house with a beautiful view of the garden and the sea, decorated with some touches of bright colour.
Christophe. A calm, romantic suite located in the main house with a view of palm trees and the garden. Space for a cot.
A huge master suite of 55m2 with a sitting area including a sofa-bed which could be used to sleep an extra person. A cot is also possible. View of the garden and the sea. Marie-Helene decorated the bathroom as a sort of " boudoir "; just the place to order a massage.
Michelle. A one space cottage, with a beautiful open shower and its own private and romantic patio. Suitable to add a cot for a baby.
Natalia. This one space cottage is very romantic and intimate, with its own private patio and a fountain tp provide the gentle sound of water. Also able to take a cot.
Alexandra. Cottage with bedroom and living room areas, plus the en-suite bathroom of course. Private patio. View of the La Concha mountain and the garden. The sofa-bed can accommodate an extra person.
Melissa. Has its own private patio, with a beautiful outside bed in the middle of a bougainvilla tree. It has 2 areas, the bedroom with the bathroom en-suite and a chill out living room with a view to the sky.
Cova. An L-shaped space with the bedroom area in one part and the living room area in the other corner. It has its own terrace with direct access to the garden.
A big cottage among the palm trees with a private patio and terrace. The huge windows fill the cottage with light. The living area has a sofa-bed which could sleep an extra person.
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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|A unique location with individual cottages giving privacy and independence, buried in a well-cared-for garden. With something like this, who would want to go to Marbella Club? Good price too.|
|You feel so at home in this very different hotel. It breathes peace and tranquility, ideal for relaxing yet just a few minutes in the car to the beach or the Marbella nightlife. Marie-Helene, the owner, is charming and knows exactly how to give her hotel a chic and peaceful atmosphere.|
|In my opinion this is a hotel far out-of-the ordinary. We arrived and everything was green, some marvellous views, numerous little corners to lose yourself.|
|The service is very hospitable, always concerned that everything is perfect for us.|
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Oh yes, this is real quality and exclusivity. Marie-Helene has created something that transcends the normal limits of luxury.