just got back from my 9 night stay at Finca El Tossal and I had an amazing time. I picked Finca El Tossal as the photos online looked very beautiful and I wanted somewhere extra special to celebrate my 40th Birthday. My nine night stay cost a total of 711 Euros for a double room(79 per night for 2 people) . We had a very early flight so only had about 2 hours sleep and we got lost when trying to find the place, so we called the owner who told us where to go and we were already on the right road, but did not just drive up far enough. Directions were given to us on booking but we were just not thinking straight through lack of sleep. The roads up to the Finca are steep and abit bendy but we found them safe and we soon got used to them after a couple of drives. We hired a small car which was perfect for the roads. The drive up and down is easy after the first time.
Once we arrived we were warmly greeted by one of the owners and given a choice of 2 downstairs rooms. Both looked beautiful and I picked the 2nd room. We were then shown around the Finca , lounge area and pool area and told about breakfast and the honesty bar . We were very impressed so far with what we saw. The room and views were fabulous. We quickly unpacked and had a drink on the terrace overlooking the mountains with views down to the coast. I felt totally relaxed and we were then greeted by the other owner. Our holiday had got off to a great start.
Our room was downstairs( the place has 6 rooms in one building and one room with a small kitchen in the main building( stone house). Our room had a large 4 poster bed and a huge wardrobe with loads of hanging space and 2 large comfy chairs, table , sideboard and bedside tables. There was a flat screen TV with satelite and a safe and the bathroom had a shower and loo and a large mirror and loads of space for all my toiletries. The bathroom was small but perfectly formed. There was a hairdryer in the bathroom. The bedroom and sitting area was large and very comfy and cosy and we got a bottle of fresh water every day . The room was furnished to a very high standard and I loved the large chunky furniture and oversized chairs . Everything in the room was perfect. It was cleaned very well indeed every day too. I am a clean freak and thought it was spotless. I slept very well each night as the room was so comfy and relaxing. Our room also had patio style doors which overlooked the garden and mountains beyond. We had 2 large wooden chairs outside our room too to use during the day to enjoy the stunning views. We also found the room felt very private. I give the room 10 out of 10.
LOUNGE AREA AND BREAKFAST
Breakfast was served between 9am and 10.30am each day. Breakfast is buffet style and you can have coffee if you wish which is bought to your table. As I do not drink tea or coffee I asked for water each day as I do not drink juices either. The breakfast choice was vast and there was something for everyone. Fresh fruits and yogurts and cereals and fresh bread and delicious cakes and pastries and cheese and salamies and jams. Fruit juices and a toaster for you to do yourself toast. I found the breakfasts very nice indeed and the cakes and pastries and breads and fresh fruits varied each day which was a great touch. During our 9 night stay about 4 days we had the Finca to ourselves( no other guests) and had our own little table all set up looking out to the mountains with amazing pastries and one day Sonia made us a lovely fresh fruit salad. Little touches such as this made our stay extra special. The views at breakfast time were fantastic.
The breakfast area is in the main stoned building and there is a lovely terrace out the front and a lounge to one side with a bar and chairs and sofas and a table . You can use this area any time and have a drink from the honesty bar.You can also check your emails and surf the net using the wifi( which you can also get around the pool) The prices of drinks were very good value and we had several drinks during our stay. Sparkling wine was 10 Euros a bottle and we had 2 bottles during our time there. Things like coke and spirits were sensible too. There was a great selection of drinks ranging from beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, sparkling waters and juices
EATING AT THE FINCA
When we first arrived evening meals were not being done as we were the only people there for 4 days. So it was not worth them opening the kitchen up. But on my 40th birthday they kindly cooked us an evening meal even though we were the only guests there. The meal was 18 Euros a person and was 3 courses. It was very very nice indeed. I really enjoyed it and thought the food was top quality and very tasty and amazing value. After our meal we chilled out on the sofas drinking wine listening to some music in the lounge. This ended my big day perfectly.
More guests arrived and we decided to have another evening meal on our last night. There were about 4 other couples in the diningroom( breakfast area during the day) and the meal started at 9pm and there was a nice atmosphere. The meal was superb again. The food is not to miss. I really enjoyed it again. And as I cannot eat certain cheeses ( cheddar and other strong cheeses) the owner came and checked with me when food was going to have cheese put into it which was very kind of them to make sure I could eat it.
GARDENS AND POOL
The Finca has beautiful gardens and loads of places to sit and relax and admire the views. There are chairs placed around the garden and there is the lovely terrace and pool area . I used the chairs outside my room most afternoons and also really enjoyed the pool area. The pool area has lovely plants and plenty of sunbeds and a hammock and swings and a decking area with large cushions for meditating or reading or just chilling out. I found the pool area tropical and very calming and enjoyed a cool afternoon drink or two on the decking overlooking the mountains.
The Finca is located up a road which is abit steep and bendy and it takes about 25 minutes to get to the coast. There is a small town about a 5 minute drive away which we went to one day and had a walk around and saw a small bar open which done food. There is another town which is about 10 minutes away called Callosa which had many bars and several places to eat and a bank and supermarket which we took a look at too. You can also go and eat lunch at a couple of restaurants near the Waterfalls near the Finca( about a 5 minute drive). So there are several things to do close by. One day we drove right up a mountain near by the Finca and had views of Altea and Benidorm and had a wonderful picnic . The Finca is located in a great location for hiking. I think the bendy road up to the Finca is well worth it as the rewards when you get there will take your breath away. Take it easy on your first trip to the Finca in your car and you will be fine. Some days we went out 2-3 times and had no problems at all with the roads.
PLACES WORTH GOING TO
During our 9 day trip we visited Altea Old Town with the blue domed Church and walked along Altea seafront which is very nice. Another place worth going to is Calpe Rock. The walk along it is very nice indeed. Moraira is another beautiful town I really liked and the coast road from Moraria to Calpe is very scenic and worthwhile. Calpe clifftop walk is a fave of mine too. And of course walking around near the Finca.
I had a really great holiday at Finca El Tossal. The location and views were to die for and the quality of everything was very high. You can see the thought and love that has been put into the bed and breakfast. The furnishings and gardens and food and service are all fantastic. The owners really care about their guests and are very helpful indeed. They seem happy in what they are doing and it shows in everything. Extra touches like flowers on your table at breakfast, fresh water in the room, advice on where to go and warm friendly hello's every morning. I felt relaxed and at home and very welcome here. I will never forget sitting on the terrace taking in the amazing views. I highly rec this place to people who like to be away from the hustle and bustle of the coast, but can go to it if they wish in 25 minutes. If you want a top quality bed and breakfast with stunning views and a very relaxing atmosphere with people who clearly love what they do with fabulous food and good prices, go here. I will be going back for sure. I loved everything about it. Thanks for making my holiday so special Sonia and Thorsten
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