HIGH in the hills, in one of the most privileged spots in Marbella sits one of Andalucia’s most stunning boutique hotels.
A true oasis of calm, the Marbella Heights Hotel is certainly appropriately-named, with its stunning views across the Mediterranean as far as Gibraltar and even Morocco.
This Zen-like retreat, run by charming host Mercedes from Valladolid, comprises five well appointed rooms.
But the real charm is the amazing garden, surrounded by nature, where you relax on deep sofas or sunbeds beside the alluring pool.
Meals can be cooked by order and the breakfasts are a real treat.
Another excellent place to stay is The Urban Villa, a boutique retreat with five stunning suites, also above the city of Marbella.
This luxury residence is a haven of peace with each suite individually furnished with a great sense of creativity combining traditional style with an artistic modern twist.
Some even count on their own saunas and Jacuzzis.
For those however, looking to be in the heart of the action, close to all the clubs and bars on Puerto Banus, you must definitely take a look at Sisu.
Recently taken over by British businessman Neil Acland, he has spent millions creating a string of stunning suites, stylish and comfortable in the extreme.
But you are here really for the scene and, in particular, partying around the pool area which is usually buzzing in summer with fantastic music, celebrities and footballers partying into the early hours.
There is also a new chef poached from Nikki Beach and food is served 24 hours a day.
And new for this summer, the hotel now counts on an amazing rooftop terrace, with jacuzzis and views to die for. Even better there is a huge screen perfect for watching the next World Cup match.