The majority of the reviewers criticise the place. Well, I won't.
Be ready that it is a rather remote property surrounded by mountains and on the edge of a small village, you certainly need a car to get there and to be able to explore the region and dine out. For us it was a definite plus - it meant that the place is far enough from the crowds. They have a big parking and it is for free.
Due to a late flight we arrived well after the midnight. The isolated and silent villa looked great. The only person there - a night guard-receptionnist greeted us, checked us in very quickly, showed us to the room and helped us with the luggage. Despite the late hour he was very friendly and polite and curious about our trip, whether we knew the region and so on.
We booked a Junior Suite and were really glad to find a spacious, clean and elegant room with a tine balcony. As it was chilly outside they put an additionnal heater in the room and our night guide told us that he switched it on in advance so that for the time of our arrival it would be warm enough. So nice of him!
It is a truly quiet place both inside and outside so we really enjoyed sleeping there.
Breakfast... The weakest point of the whole place. So much is said here about the limited choice and lack of freshly cooked food. I won't argue. All of you are right. But as the main thing I need for breakfast is some meat like chorizo, and as I got it, I won't criticise it much.
Speaking about more negative points - we had some problems with hot water, it seemed to run out and stopped suddenly then abruptly appeared again. A bit disturbing if you have eg long hair to wash as I do.
We had a wonderful walk along the mountain paths - they gave us a map with the itineraries and you can find signs of your itinerary on trees and stones etc. We enjoyed playing tennis - they give you rackets and balls, for free and you can play as much as you want. We enjoyed nature and views from the pool area (the pool itself was closed yet).
Yes, it felt unusual, yes it didn't seem like a four-star hotel. But it gave us peace and tranquility we usually lack so much in our crazy city. Actually it didn't seem like a hotel at all. We felt as if we were staying at some far friends' relatives: they allow you to live in their charming remote property in nice settings, they don't bother you much but have no intention to pamper you during your stay.
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- Also Known As:
- Cortijo De La Reina Hotel
- Hotel Cortijo De La Reina Malaga, Spain - Costa Del Sol