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Annika Urm Blog: My Most Majestic Holiday at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

Annika Urm & Veiko HUuse had 5 great days of fabulous luxury holidays at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavis Costa del Sol Spain in august 2019. The hotel It is simply spectacular each of the rooms feels like royalty.
Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavis 2019
Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavis 2019

rom the beginning we were given an incredible welcome with a small bottle of champagne, a tour of the beautiful common areas of the Villas, and to close with a gold pin, upon arriving at the room I found a small box with 6 pink, red and yellow macaroni accompanied by a small welcome letter written by  GM Mr Jorge Manzur.

The macarons were delicious I may add. 

So, we entered the hotel in the middle of the afternoon, and we only enjoyed the facilities by noon upon our arrival, so I will begin the story with the breakfast of the next day.

Annika Urm Blog: My Most Majestic Holiday at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
Annika Urm Blog: My Most Majestic Holiday at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

So many food options!

We got up early to take advantage of breakfast. The food was served on a small “village” breakfast table with a great view of the gardens and the lake. 

There, I was in for a varied breakfast, they gave us a delicious brown coffee, a well-concentrated orange juice and an incredible variety to choose from among proteins, fruits, and charcuterie.

Also, breakfast was accompanied by a spectacular Spanish milk cream.

The VIP record of Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

The hotel has an incredible list of celebrities who give faith to the luxury they offer.

During breakfast, we met Joaquín Cortés a famous Spanish flamenco dancer. Besides, at lunchtime, we could see Antonio Banderas who was there for the photo shooting of a magazine.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel has 8 private Villas area, where week ago stayed Jennifer Lopez at Villa Obama.
Annika Urm’s exlcuisve tour @ Villa Padierna private villas where Jennifer Lopez stayed in august 2019

But I think the biggest Star lately would be Jennifer Lopez, who was there in the hotel just a week before, with her whole family and crew members –Getting 30 rooms for the team. 

She was there only for 4 days in the private Obama Villa, which has everything needed for her to relax, train and have some Spa time. 

This is how she prepared for her “It’s my party: The live celebration” in Fuengirola, Malaga, Spain. Which, by the way, was the first JLo concert in Spain for almost a decade. 

Heavenly common areas

Villa Padierna is in the middle of the golf courses and olive trees. 

It Has Beach Club by the Sea “club de Mar” and the Villa Padierna Paddle club and Racket Club which are open until late night. 

Besides, along the way you can enjoy the sight of their golf courses, Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavis has Amazing Golf courses! And an exclusive Golf Clubhouse “Hole 55” with amazing views and all the Golf tour top players trough time.

The courses, FLAMINGOS, ALFERIN, and TRAMORES are used by the Michael Campbell golf academy part of the day in mid-week days. 

But I think that what made the overall experience so special is the amount of green that you see at all times. Anantara feels like being in another time in that way. 

Our leisure time

We had an exceptional time by the pool, taking sun and swimming.

Besides, when we were there we could see a wedding that was happening in another area of the hotel, and in the afternoon of the second day, there was a photo shooting actor Antonio Banders. 

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel poolside
Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel poolside

We had lunch by the pool every day, and always selected the “dish of the day” –I usually do that to get the freshest dish and taste new dishes. And of course we took a glass of champagne, and ham and melon pate and some chips for the afternoon snacks 🙂

On the second night at the Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, we had a very special and romantic dinner at Restaurant ‘O’ by Paco Roncero, a special project driven by the 2-Michelin chef. 

Dinner at Restaurant 'O' by Paco Roncero nside Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel 2019
Left up: Pigeon in civet with fritter and cream of foie gras; Cuttlefish in onions with polenta and old cheese; Rhubarb soup with strawberries and confited kumquat

The food was just impressive, so I made a separate food review blog for it

We enjoyed this new gastronomic concept in a privileged location on the hills of the Costa del Sol and I got to taste new flavors from Spain. 

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavis Has 8 private villas, so we took the time to accept the guided tour around them! 

Jennifer Lopez was hosted at The Obama Villa, named after Michelle Obama when she visited Marbella in August 2010 to celebrate her daughter’s birthday.

In this villa, Jennifer Lopez lived with her children at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in Benahavis, 4 days before her Spanish “it’s my party: the live celebration” tour concerts in August 2019, while her husband had a second villa.

Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Benahavis Marbella Resort is a tranquil oasis of historic allure on Spain’s southern coast.

Designed by the prestigious English architect Edward Gilbert, it counts with more than 1,200 works of art, among which are tapestries, sculptures, paintings, and heraldic pieces.

The villas are fully equipped with private pool, kitchen, and outdoor leisure areas. Beyond the 6-stars hotel service at the villas, there are other attentions to ensure your comfort and take your stay to a different level.

  • Bentley at your full disposal
  • Dedicated butler at your service
  • Personal check-in at your Villa
  • À la carte breakfast by the pool
  • Exclusive use of VIP beach area
  • Private parking with direct Villa access
  • Lush Gardens, amazing landscape and charming walkaways

At the end

Our dinner at the Sushi bar & Restaurant 99, which also has places in Madrid, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai was amazing. 

Dinner at Sushi bar & Restaurant 99 inside Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel
Dinner at Sushi bar & Restaurant 99 inside Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

I took sushi with foie grass, which is my favorite, and it was so delicious, I also tasted a great wagyu beef carpaccio that they had on the menu.

Every week the hotel has also client’s cocktail hour with the director in which you can suggest any change that comes to mind –Although I had nothing to change about this venue.

We had an unforgettable summer 2019 holiday and a 6-stars hotel service at Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavis. And I loved every second. 

About Anantara Villa Padierna Palace Hotel Benahavís Marbella Resort

Nestled between three golf courses, this Tuscan palazzo-style resort assumes a picturesque position in Andalusia’s ‘Golden Triangle’ between Marbella, Benahavís and Estepona in the south of Spain.  

Retreat to an elegant sanctuary, surrounded by more than 1,200 original works of Italian and Andalusian art. Enjoy views over manicured Tuscan lawns and lush rolling greens from your spacious room, suite or villa. Make the most of cutting-edge leisure and wellness facilities right at your door with the 22,000 sqm Racquet Club or the lavish Villa Padierna Palace Spa by Anantara.



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