We only stayed at Fountainhead for two nights but we felt really at home there. The suite we had was really nicely laid out and had everything we might have wanted. The bed was large and comfortable, the shower powerful enough (poor water pressure is a real bugbear of mine). The only issue with the suite was the step down to get out of the bath but then I had just had an operation so may have been less agile than I should have been, but this could still be a problem for elderly visitors.
Breakfast was a delight as Angus (the owners' son) brought a basket of warm homemade croisants etc. to the room, to go with the homemade jam, orange juice, yoghurt, cold meats and cheeses that the fridge was freely stocked with. Any more of anything wanted and it was delivered with speed and pleasure. We ate at the on-site restaurant on both nights and the food was really good, the choice was a little restricted but then this is a small family run hotel restaurant and the quality of the cooking more than compenesated.
The hotel is in an interesting area and they provide route maps if you want to go siteseeing, we followed two of their routes, one around the nearby lake and one through the nearby mountains with lunch in Periana. The road to and from the hotel is unmade but to my mind is fine for all but the most nervous driver.
Fountainhead was a really lovely place to spend a few days and we wish we'd stayed a few more days here. Hopefully we will return before too long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fountainhead is an infinitely romantic, ultra cool hotel and Restaurant located in wild and beautiful country inland from Malaga. An all suite hotel which moves away from the minimalist and slick to an eccentric mix of film set, luxurious glamour and rustic charm. Each suite is private with garden terrace, plunge pool and mountain view. Fountainhead life is simple - forget the technology for a while. The emphasis being relaxation, nature and great modern cooking. ... more less