The 5-star luxurious and opulent Villa Padierna Palace, member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, has an international and smart clientele from all over the world (including Michelle Obama). The Tuscany-inspired resort is the perfect get-away for sophisticated and romantic grown-ups and offers the only aromatic spa circuit on Costa del Sol
This Italian palace-styled resort is located near the village of Benahavís in the hills above Marbella in the middle of the popular Los Flamingos golf course in the ‘Golf Valley’ in the heart of the golden triangle – Benahavís – Marabella – Estepona making it the perfect destination for any avid golf players as well as guests simply seeking to soak up the southern Spanish sun.
The Italian-inspired hotel is impressively decorated with marble statues, artwork and antiques throughout the property which creates a ‘hotel museum’ feel and evokes feelings of being in Tuscany rather than Andalusia.
The front-office staff is welcoming and friendly as well as the valet service and the check-in procedure is smooth and nice.
The hotel has 130 rooms and the Deluxe Room is located on the second floor and has a beautiful large private terrace overlooking the golf course and offers sumptuous luxury.
With a spacious king-size bed, large windows and a separate seating area with a sofa and armchair the room feels spacious and bright. The large bathroom has bath tube, double sink and a separate shower with a rain shower head. A nice bonus is the amenities from the Italian brand Acqua di Parma. Services include a pillow menu and room service twice a day.
La Veranda is the flagship restaurant and is located in the main building in a private setting. The dining area is intimate and romantic with an open fire, Italian-inspired decor and attentive and knowledgeable staff including a sommelier who presents a new wine for each course. For guests who would like a complete dining experience, there is an 8-course degustation menu available which has been paired with wine. The dishes are all incredible and include; smoked mackerel and fresh spring onion salad, oyster cream with tempura corn grains, thistles and Iberian Ham, vegetable fideua, cockles marinera style, roasted pheasant filled with mousse and truffle aroma and for dessert tangerine gelée and Romanoff strawberries.
For a more casual dining experience, La Loggia offers regional Spanish dishes which guests can enjoy whilst soaking up the spectacular view of the golf course and the sea. This is also where the breakfast is served in the morning which consists of a traditional breakfast buffet as well as a healthy a la carte menu.
With the only aromatic spa circuit on Costa del Sol, Villa Padierna’s medical wellness and beauty centre with both gym and spa facilities is impressive and provides a wonderful place to recharge, detoxify and relax.
Part of Villa Padierna Palace Hotel guests will find this award-winning 2000 sqm spa and wellness centre beside the garden and the swimming pool of the luxury resort.
Offering the best care and attention from the team of doctors and healthcare professionals by using the latest technology has seen this famous Andalusian spa receive numerous awards and recognitions over the last decade including the most recent award ‘Best Medical Spa Europe’ by World Luxury Spa Awards.
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Rooms from $220 per night
Urb. Villa Padierna Golf & Beach Resort – Ctra. de Cádiz, Km. 166. 29679 Marbella, Málaga
Telephone: +34 952 889 150