Daniela Vincenzo Marbella Holidays
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Map listing incorrect - not within walking distance of anything
The location is not as shown on map in the listing.
We were looking for an apartment with walking distance to the beach, grocery shopping, etc., and the location on the map clearly showed this to be the case.
But the actual location is almost 2 km away from the location shown, and the trip to the apartment includes a steep climb to get to the 74 m above sea level the apartment is at.
The apartment itself is fine, but I would only recommend it if you don't want to go anywhere else, or if you enjoy physical exercise.
Driving means trouble with traffic and parking.
If you walk or ride a bike from this apartment, you must expect a minimum 1.5 km distance to anywhere you want to go, including a steep climb up a mountain on the way back.
Perfect if you like hard physical exercise, sore legs, and to be covered in sweat.
There are plenty of options in the same price range within walking distance of beach, grocery shopping, etc.
Instead of multiple short trips to the beach etc. every day, we found ourselves only wanting to go anywhere once a day, meaning extra costs, hiring sunbeds, eating at restaurants, etc., as we could not just go back to the apartment. We also spent a lot of money on bike rentals and taxis.
Shortly after arrival I tried to cancel the reservation, but this was denied.
I have filed a complaint, but will have to wait and see if HomeAway will take action.
Landlord seems to finds that recommendation to rent a car and descriptions of driving times makes up for the incorrect map location. But facts such as map location must be correct, and driving 2 km extra in a car only takes a few minutes, so the driving times described does not give reason to believe that the map location shown is wrong.