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Green lake in the morning
Green lake in the morning
Green lake in the morning
Apartment terrace
Blue lake in the afternoon
Kayaks by the lake
Lake views from the bed
Province of Malaga
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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Evahhhh
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Great place, big beautiful views and very nice owners.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in October 2012

With just six apartments, this was a relatively quiet place, so we could relax here. There is a beautiful view over the nearby mountains and the lake, where you could swim. It is close to several villages, wide landscapes and an enormous gorge, which is a must see during your stay. The owners of the finca are very nice an are willing to help out and give advice on what to see in the surrounding area. The apartment itself is decorated simple but very nice and the garden is well kept and compliments the building. The only thing that some people might have a problem with is that the phone and wifi connection wasn't to good, but i don't know if they have improved this since our stay. We would really want to go back there some day.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The view and quitness
Liked least: wifi and phone connections weren't to great
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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2englishl...
York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Accommodation. Beautiful Nature. Wonderful Views. Gracious Hosts.Peace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We have stayed at El Arpa before and it gets better every time we come.
The accommodation is comfortable and the views are terrific.
It is an easy 45 minute drive from north west of Malaga.
The walking is good, from easy to challenging .
Wildlife abounds from birds, hoopoe, bee-eater,,sardinian warbler, etc., turtles on lake, wild goats, foxes, and many other species.
Rikke and Michael , the hosts will help in any they can and have detailed information on the area.
El Arpa is a lovely peaceful retreat!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
Liked best: The views from the balcony
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Billy M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Wonderful, relaxed & beautiful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 for a stay in November 2012

Great place to stay. Country feel about the place, yet most modern & comfortable apartment. Hosts Rikke & Michael very friendly and helpful. Prices very reasonable and a great base for visiting this region of Spain. Definitely recommend.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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revitup2
Asnieres-sur-Seine, France
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Peaceful finca in Andalusia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2012

A nice, pleasant and calm finca located around the lake Embalse de Guadalhorce. This is a fine stay if you're looking for rest, with loads of activites around and the nicest hosts you can find.
Be informed that the rooms have no AC (only fans). Apart from that, the place is pleasant, recently refurbished and clean.

Traveling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Charles C
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 for a stay in April 2012

The property is in a great location. We were disappointed as the lower flat was much smaller than expected and we could her every step and furniture movement from the flat above. The heating provided was insufficient for the property.
Nice people but not a good experience for us.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The View from the property
Liked least: The noise from room above
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
May 5, 2014
The downstairs apartments ARE very small - that should be clear from the property description, so no need to be disappointed or surprised about that. If you want more space and plan to spend time here at El Arpa we recommend a 1st floor apartment.
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Fred A
Mierlo, The Netherlands
1 review
“Nice, quiet, proper place in a marvellous surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

Very kind, helpful owners. Nice, clean appartment
Andalusia is very suitable for all kinds of daytrips
The view from the appartments is very wonderful and the lake is very beautiful.
You can go for a very nice walk direct behind the appartment but you can also vist very nice villages.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The view from the appartment and the silence
Liked least: No supermarket within 10 km
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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grizzlywi...
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
“Rustic environment, eco-friendly.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 for a stay in July 2012

Nice property, very rustic and quiet. Very eco-friendly. However very hard to find (on a back road). We used it as a base to visit cities like Malaga, Granada and Cordoba, but in retrospect we would have been better suited with a hotel somewhere in one of those cities. This place is more for nature lovers or people who want a quiet place, than for city trips.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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