Marbella a Spanish Jewel

Marbella a Spanish Jewel

Picturesquely located on Spain’s glorious Costa del Sol, where Andalusia meets the Mediterranean Sea, Marbella stands out for its unique combination of adventure, entertainment, spectacular shopping, five-star dining and fashionable beach life. Popular among jet-setters from all over the world, the city has already established itself as the swankiest Spanish resort, offering both the ultimate in glitz and glamour, as well a taste of quintessential Andalusia.

Marbella is situated bet ween Malaga and the Gibraltar Strait. In 2012 the population of the city was 140,473 inhabitants, making it the second most populous municipality in the province of Malaga and the eighth in Andalusia.

There’s an endless supply of world-class restaurants, luxury hotels, spectacular golf courses, fashionable shops, a lovely marina and a vast number of lively bars and clubs to keep you entertained till sunrise.

Marbella may be the most famous place on the Costa del Sol but there are numerous other areas that are well worth a visit! There is a wealth of things on offer in the surrounding region with each destination offering its own individual qualities. You can visit the ‘white village’ Mijas and wander the cobbled streets, dine in the mountains at Benahavis or go down to Gibraltar to see the rock and the monkeys that reside there..

With the N340 coastal motorway traveling right across the Coast it is extremely easy for those that are unfamiliar with the area to navigate their way around the Coast! All the areas listed are within a two hour drive of Marbella.

Marbella property is famous for its stylish opulence. None more so than is Mediterranean villas mostly painted in a deep rich array terracotta and orange colours. Giving an authentic Spanish atmosphere.

At we have listed some of these Villas for your benefit. Search self catering villas or apartments and click on We have a wide range of Marbella accommodation to choose from depending on the sige of your travelling party and your budget.

If you do get an opportunity to visit Marbella an elegant Spanish resort, make sure you take time to visit the charming Marbella Old Town. The picturesque maze of narrow streets that comprise the city’s Casco Antiguo revolves around a delightful Castilian renaissance square – Plaza de los Naranjos. Here, a number of pavement cafes and restaurants litter the romantic enclosure, serving traditional food and beverages in the shade of fragrant orange trees. This is a wonderful place to indulge in Andalusian delicacies, cool off with a cold drink and watch the world go by. If you’re lucky, you can also spot an al fresco flamenco show or a bohemian artist playing its rusty Spanish guitar.

After a tasty meal in the beautiful Plaza de los Naranjos, take a stroll through the delightfully narrow streets of Marbella Old Town, shop for some original souvenirs and traditional products in the old-fashioned boutiques and marvel at the gleaming white-washed architecture that lines the alleys, giving the area a rapturous Arabian feel.

Some of our self catering Villas are nearly by If you make the decision to book with us you can have this elegant area of Marbella on your door step for the duration of your holiday.

On a visit to the area there are a number of places you have to visit. On the coast road from Malaga to Marbella is Nikki Beach – one of the most exclusive beach clubs in the world. Between June and August you can enjoy a good lunch, music and expensive champaign lying on a white sunbed enjoying the sun. In the evening there are beach parties that last until sunrise. If you continue on the highway towards Marbella you’ll find Funny Beach, with a lot exciting activities that attract people of all ages from the entire Costa del Sol. Here you can race in go-carts, rent a jet ski or a speedboat or simply relax in the sun.

In the event of you booking with us we have included a numbers as a reference that could be useful to you.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday Remember search self catering villas Marbella

Emergency Numbers

• Local Police                                        092

• National Police                                  091

• Civil Guard                                         062

• Fire Brigade                                       080

• Ambulance                                         061

• State Hospitals

• Marbella                                             951 976 669

• Benalmadena/Fuengirola              902 505 061

• Torremolinos                                   952 386 484

• Malaga                                               951 290 000

If you need to report a crime call 902 102 112 or visit the website Reports can be made in several languages. You may also anonymously report any crime by sending an email to

Whats On Birmingham ?

Whats On Birmingham ?
Hereunder is a list of up coming events in the NEC in Birmingham

There is serious past times and serious trade shows. We have listed a few of the summer events here. Hope you enjoy

If you want to completely relax before, during, or after the shows or events book a home from home in other words choose a self catering apartment. Click on to find the best there is in Birmingham.


NACFB Commercial Finance Expo 2014

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Free Entry


Car Parking: £10.00 per day

Trade Show

All the active lenders, under one roof…

The Commercial Finance Expo is the only show in the UK dedicated to the business finance community. Representatives from funders from across the business finance arena will be exhibiting, so if you want to speak to a factor, a lessor or a commercial mortgage lender, the Expo is the place to go to find active lenders in the market.

Top speakers from across the industry…

The NACFB Annual Conference will also be held on the day and will feature key speakers from across the industry.

Do deals on the day…

Or at least find funders who are willing to look at certain cases. Underwriters will be available on many of the stands on the day for your more difficult cases.

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Livestock Event

Wednesday 02 July 2014 – Thursday 03 July 2014

Halls 6 & 18 – 20

Car Parking: Free

Trade Show

The Livestock Event, organised by RABDF Events Ltd and principally sponsored by Barclays, is the leading event for the UK livestock sector. It presents a unique opportunity for all dairy, beef, sheep, goat, pig and poultry farmers as well as farm managers, stockman, consultants, processors and retailers to see the best livestock, equipment, products and services available in the UK market.

For self catering accommodation for all shows and events in Birmingham click on


UK AD & Biogas 2014

Wednesday 02 July 2014 – Thursday 03 July 2014

Free Entry

Hall 3

Car Parking: £10.00 per day

Trade Show

Organised by the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), UK AD & Biogas 2014 will return to the NEC Birmingham 2-3 July 2014. Moving to the bigger hall 3, this is set to be our biggest anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas trade show to date.

The free to attend show is the UK’s only trade show dedicated exclusively to anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas and attracts a directly interested audience.

What’s on offer?

 Over 3,500 visitors

 Over 270 exhibitors

• Free two day conference

• 24 free seminars and workshops

• Free one to one advice clinics

• Biomethane vehicle area

• R&D Hub

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Monday 07 July 2014 – Wednesday 09 July 2014


Hall 5

Car Parking: Organiser paid parking

Trade Show

SOLEX (The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition) is the Trade Show organised by LOFA for LOFA members and held annually in July.  It is an annual 3-day event attracting national and international retail/contract Purchasing Directors and Managers.  This unique event brings together all the leading manufacturers of garden products – furniture, barbecues, gazebos, parasols, outdoor lighting and play equipment – and provides a showcase for all the exciting new developments in design, environmental manufacturing, sustainability and production for both the retail and contract markets.

The first SOLEX show took place in July 2008 and was acclaimed a great success by our industry members, suppliers, buyers and opinion formers, taking placea t the Telford International Centre until 2012.

•  Opening Times:

Monday & Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Wedsnesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

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Antiques For Everyone Summer

Thursday 24 July 2014 – Saturday 26 July 2014

Adults & Seniors £12, Children (u16) free

Halls 17 – 19

Car Parking: Free Parking

Public Show

Antiques for Everyone is one of Britain’s largest vetted and datelined antiques fairs featuring around 240 exhibitors from across the UK, Europe and America. With prices from less than £10 to more than £100,000, the huge selection of antiques includes art deco, decorative and period furniture, highly collectable ceramics, pottery, silverware, glass, stunning British and European works of art and vintage items. A specially curated glass feature will be one of the star attractions at the spring fair.

Our dealers are keen to show their wares to both the experienced and the simply curious, and our team of experts who carefully examine every item on sale allow visitors to buy with confidence. If you need any further help learning your way around art and antiques you can listen to one of our regular talks from the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow personalities Judith Miller and Mark Hill. These antiques experts are big fans of our AFE fairs and love to share their passion with our visitors.

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Festival of Quilts

Thursday 07 August 2014 – Sunday 10 August 2014

From £5

Halls 7 – 9

Car Parking: £10.00 per day

Public Show

The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting show – a celebration of quilting with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, extraordinary galleries from international artists and groups and 1,000 competition quilts – it’s the ultimate quilting experience.

Opening Times:

Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th – 10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday 10th – 10.00am – 5.00pm



Sunday 10 August 2014 – Tuesday 12 August 2014

Halls 17 – 20

Car Parking: Free

Trade Show

At the heart of the UK’s fashion trade scene, Moda has become a destination for brands and buyers the world over in hot pursuit of mainstream fashion across every sector. Moda welcomes more than 1,450 brands and 12,000 visitors every season, bringing together the latest accessories, footwear, lingerie & swimwear, menswear and womenswear collections. With more variety than any other UK fashion trade event Moda offers additional convenience for buyers across every sector. In addition a full programme of seminars, debates and catwalks further enhance the visitor experience. This August the latest trends for Spring/Summer 2015 will be made available to trade visitors in Halls 17-20 of the NEC Birmingham.

Opening Times:

10th & 11th – 9.30am – 6.00pm

12th – 9.30am – 4.30pm

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Wound Expo 2014

Thursday 04 September 2014 – Friday 05 September 2014


Car Parking: £10.00 per day

Trade Show

Wound Expo offers affordable, interactive education for nurses in the fundamental aspects of wound care. It aims to help front-line nurses strengthen their core skills and inspire better wound care practice.

Delivering eight bespoke, therapy-specific zones led by expert educators and key opinion leaders this event will provide high quality learning outcomes. Interactive sessions will take a step-by-step approach to evidence-based management, using case presentations to provide nurses with practical knowledge to take back to the workplace.

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Tesco Wine Fair

Saturday 06 September 2014 – Sunday 07 September 2014

£8 – £12

Hall 10

Car Parking: £10.00 per day

Public Show

The Tesco Wine Fairs are back, and looking forward to bringing hundreds of wonderful wines and thousands of wine fans together once again. We are convinced there’s no better way to learn about wine than to taste it – especially when you have the opportunity to compare and contrast different varieties and styles, and when experts are on hand to give you those gems of information that really make the difference.

Please join us and discover the world of wine that Tesco has to offer. We’ll be showing a wide variety from over 14 countries and ranging from full-bodied and intense to easy-drinking and refreshing. Fairtrade, organic, boutique, limited edition, big brands – you’ll find them all here – and with an additional 15% off the current prices, you’ll be able to stock up on your favourites at amazing value.

With tickets ranging from only £8-£12, this really is one wine investment you shouldn’t miss. For further information and to book tickets please visit

Opening Times:

Saturday 6th September: Session 1 – 11am – 2pm

Session 2 – 3pm – 7pm

Sunday 7th September: Session 3 – 12pm – 5pm

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Saturday 20 September 2014 – Sunday 21 September 2014

£5.50 – £13.00

Hall 11

Car Parking: Organiser paid parking

Public Show

Miniatura tickets are on sale now!!

Some childhood fascinations never leave you. One of those is dolls houses and all the tiny things that go in them to make the perfect miniature home. Whether you are 6 or 60, creating your own small world is both enthralling and satisfying. With so many dolls house and miniature makers in the UK, and around the world, the choices are endless!

Miniatura is one of the biggest miniature events in the world and is renowned
for showcasing the most varied and best quality miniaturists under one roof.

There is something for everyone and you can spend as little or as much as you like from a pocket money mini to a fully finished highly detailed dolls house! The two day event in September will bring together a unique group of highly skilled exhibitors with over 80% of the items available to buy at the show being painstakingly handmade with some being one-offs and much sought after.

Opening Times

Saturday: 10.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

For self catering accommodation for all shows and events in Birmingham click on

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Birmingham Eastside Regeneration

In 2006 by a joint venture was established to provide a program and project management services to Eastside, of Birmingham one of the city’s largest ever regeneration projects was commenced.

Birmingham City Council established collaborative working between public and private agencies. This long-term investment is transforming, revitalizing and regenerating neglected parts of the city, creating new and sustainable communities that will contribute to the continuing economic and cultural growth of Birmingham.

Part of the plan was to increase tourist accommodation hotels and self catering apartments.

Labeled “the next chapter in the renaissance of Birmingham”, the project has been subject to intense scrutiny, making effective stakeholder management an essential element in successful delivery of a wide-ranging scheme. Advantage West Midlands and Birmingham City Council are the principals in this public sector’s significant investment in the area. Within the Eastside area, The main private contractor is the MaceGroup and the have worked on nine projects since the late 1990s, including the delivery of Millennium Point, Birmingham Eastside Locks, the Jennens Road student accommodation scheme and the Matthew Boulton outreach centre.

More development is planned for the city to see it maintain it prominence as the Uk s premier conference center. Part of this will include increase in restaurants and bars hotels and self catering accommodation.

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Self Catering Birmingham – Living Cost

Self Catering Birmingham – Living Cost
Planning a self catering trip to Birmingham ? Check out the cost of living before you land up there.
Birmingham is one of the most popular city in west-midlands. If you are planning a self catering holiday trip to Birmingham with your family or friends we suggest you look at cost of living in Birmingham. It might help you in estimating your budget or you might plan to leave things which you can buy easily in Birmingham at reasonable costs. Check out below the average cost of living in Birmingham:


Restaurants Avg. Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 10.00 £ 8.00 – 15.00
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 44.00 £ 30.00 – 60.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 5.00 £ 4.50 – 6.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 3.00 £ 2.55 – 3.60
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 3.20 £ 2.80 – 3.89
Cappuccino (regular) 2.34 £ 2.00 – 2.75
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.09 £ 0.81 – 1.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 0.93 £ 0.70 – 1.00


Markets Avg. Range
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 0.93 £ 0.80 – 1.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 1.02 £ 0.80 – 1.29
Rice (white), (1kg) 1.45 £ 1.00 – 2.00
Eggs (12) 2.16 £ 1.65 – 2.75
Local Cheese (1kg) 6.28 £ 4.00 – 8.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 6.85 £ 5.00 – 9.00
Apples (1kg) 1.84 £ 1.50 – 2.00
Oranges (1kg) 1.78 £ 1.20 – 2.20
Tomato (1kg) 1.91 £ 1.50 – 2.20
Potato (1kg) 1.29 £ 1.00 – 2.00
Lettuce (1 head) 0.95 £ 0.79 – 1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.02 £ 0.70 – 1.40
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 6.00 £ 5.00 – 7.99
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.70 £ 1.20 – 2.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 1.73 £ 1.20 – 2.50
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 7.80 £ 7.00 – 8.20


Transportation Avg. Range
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 2.10 £ 1.75 – 3.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 60.00 £ 45.00 – 116.50
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 2.80 £ 2.40 – 3.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.37 £ 1.00 – 2.45
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 20.00 £ 15.00 – 27.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.37 £ 1.32 – 1.40
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 16,000.00 £ 14,800.00 – 18,000.00


Utilities (Monthly) Avg. Range
nternet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 148.50 £ 100.00 – 200.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.15 £ 0.10 – 0.25
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 19.07 £ 15.00 – 25.00


Sports And Leisure Avg. Range
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 36.23 £ 27.50 – 50.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 9.24 £ 7.00 – 12.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 £ 7.00 – 10.00


Clothing And Shoes Avg. Range
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 54.77 £ 45.00 – 70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 30.71 £ 24.50 – 40.00
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 58.20 £ 48.00 – 70.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 56.89 £ 40.00 – 78.00


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