“Wonderful, wonderful time!"”
5 of 5 stars
My wife, adult daughter and her 1.5 year old and I spent 11 nights in this wonderful location. Parking within a short walk of the condo. Just what we were hoping for, spacious, comfortable and old-style luxury. Three balconies, very comfortable beds and pool in front and in the back. And a short walk to the beach. The bathrooms were great (would like to have that shower at my house).
We were also wonderfully located between many good markets and tourist sights. A trip up to Ronda was worth the time. And don't miss the restaurant just down by the beach.
Also, the little grocery store, near by, was very handy. And we went to the Robin Hood Pub twice and really enjoyed it.
Peter and Sylvia are great. And off season prices were very reasonable.
5 of 5 stars Ease of booking
5 of 5 stars Key pickup/access to the property
5 of 5 stars Overall condition
5 of 5 stars Quality of bedding/mattresses
5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality
5 of 5 stars Cleanliness of bathroom
5 of 5 stars Quality of facilities/amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The spaciousness, and the lovely setting close to the beach (by foot).
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid. The property provided wifi/internet access. My security deposit was returned on time.
Hannah and spent just under a fortnight at El Presidente at the end of August and had a wonderful relaxing time. The apartment was most comfortable, very well located and had all the extras one would want. It soon felt like home, just a bit hotter! Peter and Sylvia were charming hosts and very attentive to our needs. I would warmly recommend El Presidente.
by Charles Gait September 23rd
Had a great stay at El Presidente
Had a great stay at El Presidente. The children particularly enjoyed their stay - swimming in the pool and playing tennis. From our point of view it is a peaceful and welcoming place to go on holiday. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and of a very good standard.
by Steve November 26th
This was our second time staying at El Presidente and yet again we had a lovely holiday
This was our second time staying at El Presidente and yet again we had a lovely holiday. The apartment was spacious and comfortable had everything in it we could possibly need. The complex was great for the children they loved the pool and the beach was just a 2 min walk away. Peter and Sylvia are really friendly all we had to do was ask if we needed anything at all. Already planning our return for next year.
by Tracey & Kenneth November 16th
The 6th visit to El Presidente was completed some ten days ago
The 6th visit to El Presidente was completed some ten days ago.We have stayed as a family of 6 and recently as a couple with the children having flown the nest. Peter and Sylvie have consistently expressed warmth and dispensed care,- far in excess of what might be expected.As always the accommodation was superb and all facilities to the highest standard. We are well travelled and appreciate quality management.
by Paul Levin September 1st
Thank you, Peter & Sylvia, for a fabulous week at "Kent" El Presidente
Thank you, Peter & Sylvia, for a fabulous week at "Kent" El Presidente. A wonderfully spacious and incredibly comfortable apartment. A real home. The complex gardens were absolutely beautiful and the added bonus of a safe private garden for our little ones was very welcome. The girls loved the pools and the choice! They also thought that finding buckets and spades in the cupboards was the best thing ever! We can't wait to return.
by Melanie & Rob August 23rd
Having recently returned from a lovely week with my father, husband and two year old daughter
Having recently returned from a lovely week with my father, husband and two year old daughter I can honestly say that our stay at El Presidente was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable holidays I have ever had. Sylvia and Peter were unbelievably friendly and helpful and made our stay an entirely stress-free one. The apartment was beautiful, clean and perfect for our needs. The pools at the complex were outstanding and the location was great. Having spent a week searching for somewhere to spend out holiday we thought it was too good to be true when Peter responded to our email enquiry within days with all the information we needed, but our holiday was just as good as we hoped. A fabulous place for a holiday with young children. We will definitely be returning in the future!
by Erika Cross August 18th
Our 2 bedroom apartment at Madrono was absolute luxury
Our 2 bedroom apartment at Madrono was absolute luxury. From the spacious all marble lounge/dining with beautiful decor and furnishings to beds that once you got in, you never wanted to get up.
Our spacious 2 balconies, one or the other got sun all day, looking down on magnificent manicured palm tree gardens with fantastic pool (a heated one behind us). Peace personified with just bird song.
Peter and Sylvia are so kind and attentive.
Paddy and Mary McCarthy
by Paddy and Mary McCarthy May 27th
We have had several vacations at El Presidente,more ore less for 10 years
We have had several vacations at El Presidente,more ore less for 10 years.. a lovely place, where the family loves the stay.
This is a serious place, and Peter and Sylvia do their best for a lovely vacations.
We can recommend El Presidente, Costa del Sol,as one of the best places to stay....
Åsmund and Tone
by Åsmund and Tone March 6th
We are just back home after a wonderful stay in the Madrono apartment
We are just back home after a wonderful stay in the Madrono apartment. We found the 2 bedroom apartment to be excellent throughout. We would rate it as being the best equipped and maintained we have ever stayed in and we hope to return. We have a lively 5 year old girl who had plenty to keep her busy,[and us!] The main pool very child friendly and 3 playgrounds close-by. All in all we had a marvelous time.
by Cheryl,Dave and Aisling September 14th
My partner and I were fortunate enough to have found this haven having travelled extensively...
My partner and I were fortunate enough to have found this haven having travelled extensively around Spain. I do not wish to appear lazy, but I currently have a broken wrist, however was keen to leave a quick comment.(forgive any typos) The review by Brian and Maura is spot on and everything I would wish to say. I would also add that Peter and Sylvia are superb hosts and are not intrusive unlike some,who with the best of intentions, are a bit too enthusiastic and plan your entire holiday for you!! If you need help, support and guidance they have it. If you want left in peace you are. We WILL be back. Thank you Peter and Sylvia.
by D & M October 28th
Our family visited in December and stayed through New Years Day
Our family visited in December and stayed through New Years Day. Our host were the most gracious I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. From helping us arrange transport from the airport, to renting a car and helping us get started on our adventure in southern Spain, Peter and Sylvia were wonderful.
The flat it's self is the nicest we've ever rented...take into account how pretty it looks in the pictures and multiply by about 5. From a fully appointed kitchen to soft comfortable beds, nothing has been left to chance. Even though we were there in winter, the weather was still pleasant and we took full advantage of the two main balconies both for our morning coffee and more than a few meals. We have stayed in flats through out Central America and Western Europe and we would absolutely stay here again...in fact it would be our first choice.
Situated close to everything you need and only a short drive anything else you might want, our family was unanimous in voting it a well deserved five stars!
by David & Mary Lee January 27th
We have just come back to the UK after spending a week in the Madrono at El Presidente
We have just come back to the UK after spending a week in the Madrono at El Presidente. The accommodation was fantastic and made our break so enjoyable.We have travelled to Spain for many years and stayed in numerous places, but this visit was the tops.
by Paul Gurney September 13th
I had searched extensively on google to find a quality apartment for our family holiday and...
I had searched extensively on google to find a quality apartment for our family holiday and eventually found www.elpresidente.biz which is a site offering apartments to let in a beautiful complex near Marbella in Spain. I emailed Peter and he emailed me promptly back with rates and terms of payments.
Having viewed the site many times i decided to take a chance and book it !
I wasn't disappointed. The complex it-self is " Heaven Like" with manicured gardens, gorgeous shrubs ,fountains and it is magnificently well kept.
The apartment is exactly as portrayed on his website and is indeed equivalent to a 5 star hotel. It has everything ! Air con, dishwasher, washing machine, english TV channels, Oven, Hob, 2 bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath ! . It is indeed exceptional and Peter is a thorough gentleman to deal with and because he lives just across the way in another apartment it is fair to say that he knows the area well !
He got me a great deal on car hire ( I would recommend this )and he is very informative. The complex has 5 magnificent swimming pools and indeed we had nearly exclusive use of ours for the 2 weeks.
The area has plenty of bars and restaurants but i would recommend a car as you can explore Estepona, Porto Banus, Benahavis and indeed Marbella as all of these are only 10 minutes drive away and all 4 locations are gorgeous.
Gibraltar with all its beauty is a mere 40 minutes drive and well worth a visit.
As i said , get away from the typical, horrible, noisy holiday locations and book this and explore this lovely country and when you are not exploring simply lie back and enjoy your pool and sun lounger in El Presidente and you're 5 Star apartment (via Peter).
I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday for 1. The Kent Apartment 2. The location 3 The Weather 4. The peace and quiet when i wanted it.
Just book it ! Its 5 Star !!!!!!!!!!!!
by Brian and Maura July 27th
We returned from El Presidente 11 July having stayed in Paloma 3 bedroomed apartment for 2 weeks
We returned from El Presidente 11 July having stayed in Paloma 3 bedroomed apartment for 2 weeks. I could not praise the accommodation and surroundings highly enough. The apartment itself has everything required, home from home really, extremely spacious and very clean. The complex itself is spectacular, and kept to an exceptionally high standard. The peace and quiet very surprising in a complex of this size and access to the beach and chiringuitos excellent. I will certainly return!!
by Kay, Dublin, Ireland July 26th
My husband and I and our four and two year old sons stayed in the Madrono apartment in June
My husband and I and our four and two year old sons stayed in the Madrono apartment in June. We had a fantastic holiday, the apartment is like home from home, with everything you could possibly wish for. We found Peter and Sylvia so charming and helpful. The main pool is perfect for small children and there was no fighting for the sunbeds like there are in some places. We will definitely be coming back again!
by Justine & Danny Stapleton July 8th
The Kent apartment was very spacious, well-equiped, bright and located beside a lovely swimming pool
The Kent apartment was very spacious, well-equipped, bright and located beside a lovely swimming pool. The apartment and the complex generally are child friendly which was an essential requirement for us. Peter and Sylvia were at all times great to deal with and very helpful. Given the location of El Presidente, having a car is pretty essential and Peter kindly organised this for us. We had a wonderful 3 week holiday and will definitely return.
by Daryl & Lisa Byrne July 1st
Thank you for a lovely stay and just to say how much we loved El Presidente, the facilities,...
Thank you for a lovely stay and just to say how much we loved El Presidente, the facilities, beautiful gardens and of course the apartment! There was everything we could have wished for - the apartment was very well equipped, with extremely comfortable beds! Our week went just far too quickly!
by Vivien and Ian Fairclough June 21st
Very impressed with the apartment,very clean, spacious and nicely furnished
Very impressed with the apartment,very clean, spacious and nicely furnished. We all loved the fact that we could walk straight to the many lovely pools, I can honestly say that El Presidente is definitely one of the better urbanisations in Marbella.(I have been to lots) The lay out is great, location was fantastic, 5 minute walk to the beach and only a short drive to the world famous Puerto Banus. None of us wanted to leave and can't wait to our next trip out. Thumbs up to Peter and Sylvia they couldn't be more helpful. Book now you won't regret it.
by Heather Campbell June 22nd
Had a week at the end of May with my daughters
Had a week at the end of May with my daughters. Could not have been better located, a beautiful apartment, brilliantly kitted out, quiet, very pretty inside and outside. Peter & Sylvia very informative, lovely people. The pool could not have been closer (more pools on site) but our one was probably the quietest due to deeper water so not so child-friendly, but for us that was perfect, it was also incredibly clean. Very secure, lovely gardens all over, easy parking. Quick access to Marbella, Puerto Banus, Estepona & Airport. Excellent supermarket, restaurants everywhere. Would definitely go back.
by The Ware Girls June 20th
We had 2 weeks from april 25 to may 9 at EL PRESIDENTE the apartment was excellent the...
We had 2 weeks from april 25 to may 9 at EL PRESIDENTE the apartment was excellent the gardens were spectacular the owners Peter and Sylvia could not be more friendly in all an excellent 2 weeks holiday.
by David&Joan May 17th
We have just spend a week at El Presidente which exceeded all our expectations
We have just spend a week at El Presidente which exceeded all our expectations. We rented a wonderful two bedroom flat with a beautiful terrace overlooking the big pool area. The flat was perfect for us two couples. It was very spacious, clean and practical to use. The garden with the pool was also very nice. It was a great experience and together with the perfect service from Peter and Sylvia it was a memorable week.
by Kjell Peterson May 16th
The El Presidente exceeded our expectations
The El Presidente exceeded our expectations. The condo was beautiful and nicely furnished. The outdoor terrace had comfy chairs a big table which was ideal for enjoying the sunshine. The grounds of the El Presidente were beautifully maintained and elegant with the fountains and pools. The beach was a few minutes away and wonderful for walks.
Peter and Sylvia were great to work with as we were planning our vacation. They recommended fabulous places to eat and best places to shop.
Thank you so much for a memorable vacation to the San Pedro area.
by Gail King May 10th
We have just spent 2 weeks in the ground floor Kent apartment, very spacious, everything supplied...
We have just spent 2 weeks in the ground floor Kent apartment, very spacious, everything supplied in the apartment is of a high standard. The El Presidente complex is excellent and you are not far away from anything you need on holiday. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday and it is also good for young children, plenty of play parks in the area.
by Derek May 1st
During the Easter holiday we had a delightful stay in the Madrono apartment at El Presidente
During the Easter holiday we had a delightful stay in the Madrono apartment at El Presidente. The accommodation was extremely spacious and comfortable....with top quality beds and a state of the art large flat screen television. I often enjoyed the beautiful views from the terrace whilst the children relaxed and my husband took advantage of the internet facilities. The outdoor heated pool was a huge hit with my young son swimming his highest number of lengths to date. We intend to return very soon and thank Peter and Sylvia for their warm welcome and hospitality.
by Melanie April 26th
We have just come back from a week in Andulucia and have had a wonderful trip
We have just come back from a week in Andulucia and have had a wonderful trip.
These apartments rented out by Peter and Sylvia are exceptional! The location is stunning and wonderful for a relaxing and romantic "get-away from it all" time. If you want night-life and shopping, Puerto Banus and Marbella are close by but when you require peace and privacy, then look no further than these lovely apartments in El Presidente. We found that the spacious accommodation included everything we needed and it was cleaned to a very high standard too.
There are several excellent restaurants nearby so we did not eat at home but the kitchen was extremely well equipped if you wished to cook for yourselves. We didn't need it but the apartment rental includes air-conditioning and satellite TV. The beach is a two minute walk away if you like to swim in the sea but the beautifully landscaped complex had five swimming pools (one of which is heated) and tennis courts.
We visited early in the season but due to the amount of apartments built in El Presidente, I cannot imagine that the surrounds would ever get too crowded either.
We unreservedly recommend this accommodation and congratulate the owners on their high standards and very helpful customer service. I hope you will enjoy yourselves as much as we did :) Karen and Alistair"
by karenalistair April 16th
We just returned from a seven-week stay at the Kent apartment in the El Presidente complex in...
We just returned from a seven-week stay at the Kent apartment in the El Presidente complex in Estepona.We are delighted with our choice.
First,the Kent apartment is beautiful and very comfortable.This ground floor apartment is very large and gives access to a beautiful patio-terrace surrounded by nice manicured gardens.
Secondly, the location is perfect.You can find almost everything at walking distance,
beach, restaurants, markets, etc.However, for long stay, a car is advisable.
Finally, Peter and Sylvia are perfects hosts
and as they live full time at El Presidente they are always there to help for everything.
In summary this one of the best place we have been in many years.
by Jocelyn and Rejeanne Brisson Eastern Tewnships Qc Canada April 5th
We have just returned from a holiday at the Madrono apartment at El Presidente
We have just returned from a holiday at the Madrono apartment at El Presidente.The apartment was superb - so spacious and luxurious.The complex was also 5 star - very private with beautiful mature gardens.
There was a large selection of moderately priced restaurants within walking distance.
We will certainly be happy to recommend it to others.
by David and Liz - Scotland March 27th
Nous venons de passer un des plus beau mois de vacance au Modrano,Peter et Sylvia sont des gens...
Nous venons de passer un des plus beau mois de vacance au Madrono, Peter et Sylvia sont des gens charmants et d'excellent hotes , le site est fantastique, le condo est bien équipé,les jardins sont magnifiques et bien entretenue. Nous avons trouvé cet endroit sur ce site, et nous devons avouer que la réalité a dépassé nos attentes. Sans hésitation nous recommandons et surement nous retournerons.
Merci Peter et Sylvia de votre hospitalité
Robert et Christiane, Val David , Que, Can.
by Robert et Christiane , Que, Can March 10th
Bonjour à tous, Nous sommes partis chez Peter et Sylvia début septembre, et nous avons été...
Bonjour à tous, Nous sommes partis chez Peter et Sylvia début septembre, et nous avons été enchantés par notre séjour. Tout d'abord, ces personnes sont des gens charmants et très accueillants. Concernant l'appartement et la résidence, rien à redire, tout était parfait! La résidence était magnifique avec ses 5 piscines et ses allées arborées! Les piscines sont propres et la résidence très bien entretenue (des jardinier étaient là tout les jours). L'appartement était vraiment génial! Très bien décoré, bien équipé, propre… et au bout du petit jardin privatif un accès à la plus grande piscine de la résidence! Je vous recommande donc cette location qui est vraiment superbe!
by Vanessa et Landry October 11th
We were absolutely satisfied with the Madrono apartment during our stay in Spain in October
We were absolutely satisfied with the Madrono apartment during our stay in Spain in October. It had everything they promised on the El Presidente home page and even more... The complex is very good for the families with children (our youngest was 6 months)and for those who want to play tennis when tired of sunbathing. Thank you Peter & Sylvia, we will definitely recommend your apartments to our friends and we will come back one day for sure.
by Kaie, Tanel & kids, Tallinn, Estonia, November 17th
The Madrono apartment is very comfortable and spacious
The Madrono apartment is very comfortable and spacious. El Presidente's site is beautiful, clean, quiet and secure. We enjoyed very much our stay.
All the best to you and your family.
St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada.
by Marthe & Serge November 8th
Nous sommes allés chez Peter et Sylvia en Août
Nous sommes allés chez Peter et Sylvia en Août. Nous avons eu la très agréable surprise de trouver un appartement fantastique, où nous nous sommes sentis de suite très bien. Appart très bien équipé, très propre, très bien situé dans le domaine.Piscines très propres, jardins très bien entretenus. Le seul pbm est la plage a proximité qui n'est pas belle, mais en marchant un peu ou en prenant la voiture le pbm est résolu. Nous reviendrons, c'est certain!
by Corinne et Patrick November 1st
The apartment was lovely and really well maintained with everything you need .......
The apartment was lovely and really well maintained with everything you need. The pools in the complex are very nice with a lot to choose from. El Presidente is quiet and relaxing but benefits from being close to a wide range of restaurants within a few minutes walk.
The surrounding areas including Puerto Banus, Marbella and Ronda are well worth a visit and again the location of El Presidente makes it an ideal base for seeing the area.
I will definitely be back!
by Julia D, Luxembourg October 24th
Our recent most enjoyable holiday commenced with a warm welcome by Peter and Sylvia
Our recent most enjoyable holiday commenced with a warm welcome by Peter and Sylvia.
The apartment (Kent) was 1st class in every respect and totally in line with the website description.
We appreciated the recommendation of the many eating places,all of which were new to us, and we were never disappointed.
Peter's introduction to the car hire company was also a great success.Good vehicle and price,plus VIP service.
There is no hesitation in recommending the El Presidente apartments to both family and friends.
No doubt we will be in touch again for future golfing holidays.
by David Trussler October 20th
We had a great time at El Presidente in late September
We had a great time at El Presidente in late September. The ground floor Yolanda apartment was just like a home from home, and it was in a great location just beside the main pool. Peter and Sylvia were very friendly and we took up their restaurant recommendations which were spot on. We would definitely go back for a very relaxing holiday.
by Lynn Stephen and Ryan Coyle October 20th
The apartment (Kent) was exactly as described on the website and we really liked the complex
The apartment (Kent) was exactly as described on the website and we really liked the complex. Lovely pools and we found some great restaurants within easy walking distance. Sylvia and Peter are ideal hosts; friendly and available to answer any questions. Great location for a relaxing break.
by Mark, Sue and Thomas Sercombe May 6th
Our 4th Visit to one of Peter & Sylvia’s apartments at El Presidente
Our 4th Visit to one of Peter & Sylvia’s apartments at El Presidente. Recently renovated, the 1st floor apartment we had for the first week of April this year was the best we've had. The Chatland’s are always friendly (our children and theirs play together some evenings) and attentive adding the personal touch to out stay. We'll be back at El Presidente again!
by The Jacobsons April 27th
We have just returned from a most relaxing and enjoyable week in "Yolanda" a ground floor...
We have just returned from a most relaxing and enjoyable week in "Yolanda" a ground floor apartment owned by Peter and Sylvia Chatland. We found it to be exactly as described on the website, beautifully clean, fully equipped, with very attractive and comfortable furnishings/bed. Peter met us in person despite our late arrival (10.30 pm) with a warm welcome and a quick familiarisation with the apartment. In the morning we could not believe how beautiful the grounds were. Fabulous gardens, fountains and a choice of swimming pools. Peace and tranquility prevailed, unless we decided to drive the 10 minute journey into Marbella or even nearer Puerto Banus. Excellent restaurants within walking distance if you don't want to drive. Great situation for all age groups. Anyone wishing to hire a car should definitely take up Peter's offer to organise this and take advantage of the VIP service, excellent rates (cheaper than we could get it online) plus an upgrade. What more could we ask! We will definitely be back. Thank you Peter and Sylvia.
by Theresa & Steve Baker April 3rd
Back in -79 I´ve start traveling to Costa del Sol
Back in -79 I´ve start traveling to Costa del Sol. Since then, on yearly basis, I´ve spent a week or two going back. El Presidente and the Chatland apartments are really a top of marks place to stay. We´ll be back!
by Teddy Jansson April 6th