Lindsay Aspinall on 21 November 2008

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I have been lucky enough to visit Marbella for the weekend as part of the Travel Counsellors Annual Conference.

I could not believe what gorgeous weather it was only 2 hours flight away! The skies were blue and it was around 22 degrees everyday!

We stayed at the Guadalpin Marbella Hotel. It is a very modern, quite large hotel. The rooms all have kitchenette, which would be great for a family holiday. The hotel is around 200 metres from the beach promenade. This is where you will find lots of bars and restaurants, excellent place to watch the sun go down!

I took part in a treasure hunt which was 3 hours long and took us all over the resort. A great way to see parts you probably would not have seen otherwise. Sensible shoes needed!

The best part of Marbella for me was the Old Town; cobbled streets and quaint restaurants. We had a lovely meal at the Orange Tree restaurant. There are lots of Spanish shops to look in, although most were closed when we visited but the window displays were just as interesting.

The beach is great for families as there are small play areas and a gradual slope into the sea.

For a great night out visit Olivia Valere Discoteca. Its amazing! A massive open space, feels very similar to Morocco. Famous people have been such as Maria Carey! Can be expensive to drink but a great night out...

I would definitely recommend Marbella as a winter destination. For a weekend or longer it is perfect!

Please let me know if I can help you plan your trip to Marbella or if you would like any other information!

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