Accommodation in Monda
Marbella Design Academy is located in Monda, a beautiful Spanish village only 15 kilometres from the jet set town of Marbella and the Mediterranean Sea. This charming, white village gives students an authentic sense of traditional Spanish living with its squares framed with orange trees, palm trees, flowers and restaurants.
After tuition hours the students have a lively students life doing sports or they get together in the many restaurants in Monda were a meal cost only 4 Euros and a drink 1 Euro. The beautiful area surrounding Monda is dominated by almond, olive and orange trees. The air is fresh and clean and the Spanish lifestyle wonderful. With more than 300 warm and sunny days per year people spend all their leisure time enjoying outside activities and the Spanish sun. Monda has a big public pool.
The Academy recommends all students to live in Monda. Accommodation here is considerably cheaper than in Marbella. Monda is within easy walking distance from the Academy (200 metres approximately) so no transportation is needed. Monda has become a university town as 80% of the students live in Monda within easy reach from each other.
It is great to have a car here as there are so much to see and do within short distance of the Academy. Cars are inexpensive in Spain too. Many students buy an old one, use it during their time at the Academy and then sell it on again after graduation.
Normally our students (when sharing with one or two others) pay around 200 to 250 euros per month for rent, including water and electricity.
Marbella Design Academy offer assistance in finding accommodation in Monda to all accepted students of one of our programmes offered. For assistance please email us at:
And we will subsequently send you a list of all the options for accommodation in Monda with contact details to suit your requirements.
Marbella Design Academy provides this service free of charge to help our students. Marbella Design Academy does not receive any commission from landlords or students.
Below are some example photos from a student apartment in Monda. All apartments are furnished. This example is a two room apartment with pool for rent for 350Euros per month including water, electricity and wifi. If sharing with another student, the monthly rent is only 175Euros per person all included!
For visiting family or guest we can recommend:
Monda Castle – Castillo de Monda, offer discounted Hotel Rooms for visiting friends and families of students at Marbella Design Academy. The newly refurbished and reopened Hotel Castillo De Monda has kindly offered a 10% discount to the rate on their hotel rooms to students, staff, friends and family members. In order to benefit from this discount, enter the code MDA in the Bonus Code box on their online booking portal. The link to Monda Castle booking is: http://www.castillodemonda.com/
“Shanti-Shom” Well-being Retreat Hotel only 3min drive from the Academy – Ojen-Monda Road – Marbella, Phone: 952 86 44 55 – Beautiful, nice & tranquil – You would need a car to get there.
Below an example of a student apartment in Monda. Normally 2 students share a 2 room, 2 bathroom apartment. Monthly rent for each student around 200Euros all inclded.
Accommodation in Marbella
Marbella is a beautiful coastal town with lots going on. It is known for its jet-set lifestyle, famous people, restaurants and nightlife. As a result, accommodation here is more expensive than in Monda.
Due to the limited public transport to and from the Academy we would recommend that only students who wish to rent or buy a car choose to live in Marbella. As a general rule, students choose to live in Monda and visit Marbella on the week-ends.
For students who wish to live in Marbella we can recommend the following hostels for your first week or two until you find more permanent accommodation:
Phone: +34 952 821 310 +34 952 779 472 – Fax: +34 952 826 677
Hostal El Castillo
Phone: +34 771 739 – Fax: +34 952 821 198
Hostal La Luna
Phone: +34 952 825 778 – Fax: +34 952 826 677
Phone: +34 952 771 200
Hostal El Tío Mateo
Phone: +34 952 771 436 – Fax: +34 952 825 144
Hostal La Estrella
Phone: +34 952 827 552
For apartments in Marbella you can contact:
PROMARCO – Mr. Roman (speaks English)
In order for Mr. Roman to find the right accommodation for you please specify the following information:
- Sharing with 1 or 2 students
- Your area of preference (if you know).
If your visiting family or guests prefer a higher standard for accommodation, then we have a good selection of Hotels, Pensions and accommodation close by in Marbella reflecting all price ranges, style and taste….From 5 star luxury Hotels to the larger international chains to smaller more “boutique” and more economical “tourist” types as well. You can always find best prices by checking out all the usual Hotel/ accommodation specialist sites like: www.booking.com / www.hotels.com/Marbella / www.expedia.ie /Marbella_Hotels / www.trivago.com / etc….
The “Fuerte” chain has 2 based in good easy locations of Marbella. Fuerte Marbella & Miramar-(both very close to each other) Tel: (+34) 95 286 15 00 l Calle El Fuerte, S/N, 29602 Marbella, Málaga, Spain fuertehoteles.com
The “Melia” chain are also nice & good location….Several in the area-Inc. Meliá Marbella Banús, Gran Meliá Don Pepe Marbella, C/ José Meliá, s/n Marbella 29602 OR Meliá Marbella La Quinta Golf & Spa Tel: (+34) 900494031 http://www.melia.com/
If you prefer the smaller/ more boutique style Hotels we can recommend the following:
Hotel Claude “Old Town”/ Orange Sq.-Marbella –really nice and excellent location-next to all lovely restaurants/ bars/ tapas/ pedestrianaised and full of life! & excellent individual small boutiques & shops etc.. nearby. Calle San Francisco, 5, 29601 Marbella-Tel :952 90 08 40
The Town House – Calle Alderete, 7, 29601 Marbella- Phone:952 90 17 91
La Morada Mas Hermosa Hotel – Calle Montenebros, 16, 29601 Marbella-Phone:952 92 44 67
La Villa Marbella Hotel – Calle Príncipe, 10, 29601 Marbella- Phone:952 76 62 20
Hotel “Central” –Calle San Ramón, 15, 29603 Marbella, Málaga-Phone:952 90 24 42
Hotel Lima Situated right in the centre of Marbella -Av. Antonio Belón, 2, 29602 Marbella, Phone: 952 77 05 00
Monda: “Shanti-Shom” Well-being Retreat Hotel only 3min drive from the Academy – Ojen-Monda Road – Marbella, Phone: 952 86 44 55 – Beautiful, nice & tranquil – You would need a car to get there.
See you soon!