Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world and the recipient of a sixth star in 2012 from Seven Stars and Stripes, combines the distinction of a Tuscan palazzo with the luxury of a privileged setting.

The hotel features a wide range of highly customized services, among which it is worth highlighting the Villa Padierna Club Golf, with 54 holes for all levels of play; Villa Padierna Medical Wellness Institute, a trip through the senses in a facility of over 21,500 sq ft; Villa Padierna Golf Academy by Michael Campbell, combining an excellent teaching level with the appropriate student attitude towards the learning of the game; the Racquet Club, a tennis and paddle-tennis sports club lead by elite sportswoman Teresa Casado, and the Villa Padierna Club de Mar (Beach Club), inaugurated by Michelle Obama in her first official visit outside the United States. The property houses three buildings: Villa Padierna, Linares (a recreation of the Palacio de Linares, one of the most emblematic buildings in Madrid, dating back to the late 19th Century and owned by the Count of Villapadierna) and the Amphitheatre. All of them are surrounded by gardens and terraces overlooking the golf courses and the Mediterranean Sea.

The decor of both, the rooms and the open spaces, is inspired in the villas found in the Italian region of Tuscany. The classical statues, the Sevillian paintings from the 19th Century, the tapestries and the antiques, as well as the many marble fountains populating the gardens confer a sober and elegant style. In total, more than 1,200 original pieces belonging to the owner’s foundation, which grant a solemn atmosphere exclusive to palaces.

Its refined pink facade and the nobility of its materials contribute to provide a feeling of luxury, exclusivity and elegance, traits that have marked the history of this hotel over the years. Villa Padierna Palace Hotel is awarded as World’s Best Golf Resort 2012 by the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA). Villa Padierna Hotels & Resorts has another magnificent setting to enjoy the peace and quiet: Villa Padierna Thermas de Carratraca, where history has come to a halt and we are blessed with snippets of a glorious past, one in which celebrities and famous personalities came to receive the
healing waters.

The resort has 130 rooms and 9 villas, all of them decorated with the aim of achieving the perfect balance between luxury and elegance, and with breathtaking views of the mountains; the stunning Flamingos Golf; the Roman amphitheatre that, with an adjoining chapel, can host all types of events and celebrations; the pool, surrounded by a garden of cypress and palm trees, and the sea. The rooms are spread among the three buildings, Villa Padierna, Linares and Amphitheatre. All the rooms in the Linares building have a balcony or terrace in all windows.

Villa Padierna Golf Club surrounds the Villa Padierna Palace Hotel in an environment that not only encourages guests to practice this sport, but also provides a great place for relaxation and wellbeing, conferring a sense of tranquillity and harmony to the entire resort. The golf club is located in a small valley, where the climate is mild and spring-like year-round and it has spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. On a clear day, it is even possible to sight the Moroccan coastline. It is located in the heart of the Costa el Sol, just a few miles away from Marbella and close to cities such as Seville, Granada or Gibraltar.

Villa Padierna Golf Club has three 18-hole courses: Flamingos Golf, par 71,Alferini Golf, par 73 and Tramores Golf Club, with 18 holes and par 65.For golf enthusiasts, Villa Padierna GolfHotel offers packages of 3, 5 and 7 nights. The Club has a well-deserved international reputation, since it has been host to the final of The Daily Telegraph European Seniors Match Play Championship.

The same course hosted the Spanish Women’s Open (a Ladies European Tour event). True to the hotel’s commitment to the golf game and its unbeatable location, Villa Padierna Palace Hotel has decided to add a Golf Academy to its facilities, a school that provides international quality training for future champions, through counselling from golf professionals, nutritionists, biomechanics, psychologists ad physical trainers with extensive experience. The Academy, follows a philosophy based on the idea that in order for a player to achieve his maximum potential in the game, he must also fully develop his potential as an individual.


Villa Padierna Thermas Hotel, Carratraca – C/ Antonio Rioboo 11
29551 Carratraca (Málaga), España Tel.: +34 952 48 95 42 // Fax: +34 952 48 95 44 /