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A beautiful and relaxing getaway spot
If you're looking for a beautiful, well-furnished place with a fantastic view of the ocean, this is the place to stay. The condo offers a homey comfort that's hard to beat, and the beds are comfortable, too! Juan was fantastic to work with. He was in constant communication with us before our arrival, during our stay and as we departed, always quick to respond if we had any questions or concerns. He even made arrangements for airport transfers to and from the resort. He also offered his driver's services to take us to the large grocery store in town and wait for us while we got our food, snacks and water (and extra toilet paper) for the week (for an extra charge) or if we wanted to go anywhere during our stay. The offer was considerate and generous and we might have taken him up on the offer for more than the grocery store had the driver spoke English, but as it was, Juan had to act as an interpreter between us and the driver.
The resort itself is beautiful and well-maintained. As it turned out, we were there in May, which we didn't know was their "off season", so the downside was there was a lot of maintenance work going on to keep it beautiful (bringing in more sand with front loaders to fill in the eroding beach and repairing one of the pools). The upside to being there during the off-season was it was NOT crowded at all. We had the gigantic pool to ourselves and we never had to jockey for a cabana or beach chairs at any time of the day or night!!
One thing to keep in mind is that the Marbella resort condos seem to be mostly, if not all, privately owned, so it is not your typical tourist hotel-type resort. The resort does not offer any on-site shopping or tourist information. You have to find these options outside the gates. There a couple of tiny convenience type shops if you need to buy necessities (did I mention extra toilet paper?--lol). There is one restaurant on location (CoCo's) which serves a variety of local cuisine and a couple of small restaurants outside of the resort across the street. Keep in mind that if you don't speak Spanish, there may be a significant language barrier.
So, while we didn't do our typical vacation "touristy" things this trip, we had a super relaxing week and enjoyed the ocean breeze while we read and napped on the beach under the beautiful palm trees!! Thank you, again, Juan, for letting us use your lil piece of Paradise!!
Our stay at Marbella was very good. The condo is lovely - great location right beside the ocean. The apartment is well furnished and the bed was comfortable. There are plenty of towels and it was nice to have a washer/dryer in the unit (although we had to supply our own laundry soap). The condo has most things that you need to stay and cook in - although we ate at the onsite restaurant each evening. The complex has 2 beautiful pools and the beach has plenty of loungers and is well kept. There are staff everywhere to ensure safety and service. The complex is oriented for families - no party all night here, which we appreciated! Our only complaint would be that the restaurant closed at 7:30 and the pool closed at 8:00 pm which seemed a bit early. There isn't much choice for groceries in Juan Dolio but you can pick up the basics at the supermarket on the corner. Juan Dolio is a very small community but there are some great restaurants to choose from. It would be helpful to have a car so that you could travel to San Pedro for shopping if you are planning to do all of your cooking in the condo. We received excellent service and communication from Juan before, during and after our stay. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Juan Dolio.
This is our 4th year staying at Marbella and this was our favorite unit! It was so clean and very well decorated. Had all the essentials needed. Beds were comfortable! And the view...... nothing beats it! Juan was very responsive and helpful. We will be looking to book this same unit next year!
Our stay was amazing. Raul Perez a great host.
Our visit at Marbella exceeded our expectations. We were greeted warmly, made to feel at home and made aware of the details in our apartment that were necessary to know. Raul suggested a near by restaurant where the food and service were great. We were after a place to call "home" and an opportunity to relax. He was very attentive to our needs and responded to our questions in a very timely fashion. That is exactly what we found. We would strongly recommend this apartment at Marbella.
We are so grateful to our host Raul. He went out of his way to make us feel at home. We were hoping for a place to relax and enjoy. Marbella exceeded our expectations. We hope to visit again.
Great Condo with amazing view
We spent four wonderful nights on Marbella. The condo is comfortable with a large balcony, The condo is very well equipped as described and the photos are exactly what you will find. The staff at tower 3 were always nice and helpful. It is a very safe and quiet place. If you do not want to rent a car, this is the place for you; all are within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance, beaches, grocery stores bars and restaurants, everything you need to spend a beautiful vacation.
The owner Raul was extremelly helpful, he went above and beyond to answer all questions, scheduled the driver Chino to pick us up from the airport, very professional and humbled, Issac met us at the condo and showed us around.The view from the balcony is just amazing.
ps: we rent vacation homes/condos throughout the year and this one is top top! mostly for the customer svc that Raul provided us with; excellent communication skills amount attention to details like leaving us a bottle of wine when we arrived.
I recommend this place to anyone who wants a great vacation
Stayed: May 2017