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View over the Garden
View over the Garden
View over the Garden
View of the Back of Casa Habibi
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View from the Top Terrance
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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English first
Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Well designed holiday villa and a real taste of beautiful Spain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We are a busy family that needed a relaxing holiday and that’s exactly what we got. With one three year old and one 19-year old, I was slightly unsure as to whether our holiday to Casa Habibi would be too quiet but it was just what we all needed.

Right from discovering Casa Habibi online and contacting the owner with questions, I felt reassured we would have a good time. He was very helpful, responding to calls and emails quickly and prior to setting off we were equipped with detailed driving instructions on how to get to Casa Habibi, which were most definitely spot on. We arrived in the dark so couldn’t see the outside surroundings but the villa felt like a home from home straight away. A lovely note had been left by a friend of the owner explaining a few things together with a great welcome pack of food, milk and some delicious cheese.

The villa is spacious and thoughtfully designed. The kitchen is fully equipped, with everything you might need (especially if you have little ones) and with things like washing-up liquid and bin bags supplied, it made it easy. The lounge area was a relaxed space with a few games (Scrabble, cards, jenga and a Wii), TV and a great selection of DVDs should you need them. We didn’t use the dining area as we ate outside.

The air-conditioned bedrooms are all well sized with plenty of wardrobe space (and with hangers!). One of the bedrooms is downstairs. All of the bathrooms were spotless, and again for families with kids, with bath mats and steps up to the sink supplied life is made so much easier.

The garden area is walled so totally safe for children with a good shaded area which houses a large table and chairs and a BBQ. Although there isn’t a pool, there is a hot tub/Jacuzzi, which kept us happy and there is a river nearby for swimming with a small pebbly beach area. Again great for kids to enjoy, jumping off rocks, paddling and swimming. I understand there is a nice public pool in Gaucin, which is a short drive although we didn’t visit if you prefer.

The villa is located centrally in El Colmenar, literally round the corner from a bakery, some lovely, and very reasonably priced restaurants and a few small food shops. There is a train station (confusingly called Gaucin, the next main place along), literally a five-minute walk away, which gives you access to a different view of the stunning scenery and some good places to visit. The locals are very welcoming and more than patient with our very limited Spanish vocab!

As a family our review gives a family slant but we agreed it would equally be ideal for a group of adults who love walking or are after a relaxing holiday. Having flown to Malaga before and stayed near the coast in the more commercial resorts, we felt this holiday was very different. We all felt we’d properly had the chance to relax and see a slice of real Spain. One week just didn’t seem enough.

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: The villa and the friendly village of El Colmenar
Liked least: Not being able to speak Spanish fluently!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children
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Speaks English, Spanish, French
Listed since : Mar 2013
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Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 41 days ago
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