We had a lot of fun staying at el Corcho for a week as a group of four of us. We loved how there was never a possibility of getting bored. You could spend your time by the pool in the day, have a lazy BBQ later, go to the rooftop terrace to take the views in and sit in the relaxing hot tub till you realise how late it is. Not to mention watching DVDs inside and the comical Spanish channels (there are many English channels but it was just a personal preference).
Although a lot of time was spent in the villa there were unlimited resources provided to advice us on what to do in the local village as well as what is worth travelling to. The local village is beautiful and it is worth spending afternoons and evenings strolling in it. The best food we tasted on this holiday was at the local restaurants which the hosts Sandra and Graham kindly recommended. Los morenos had a lovely courtyard we dined in and paco casa had delicious food. And there was plenty more across a long stretch of road.
Unlike many other villa holidayers we didn't hire out a car. Sandra and Graham assured us that this wasn't an issue as the local taxi company knew the exact location of the villa which was the case. A home made local map was also kindly provided when we did opt for walking but we didn't do that too often as we realised it did take quite a while. This didn't stop us from going out though as Sandra called a taxi for us on many occasions and the local taxi drivers were lovely and never failed to give us recommendations. Taxis from the villa did take a lot out of our holiday budget but we can't honestly say it wasn't worth it.
What made this villa holiday unique was the great help offered by Sandra and Graham whenever we needed them- they assisted us immediately when there were any problems and they advised us about things before we travelled and gave us many personal recommendations. The location is beautiful with views from every direction- from the terrace, the pool and the front of the villa. The ability to travel up to Mijas and Malaga was great too- they are places we recommend greatly!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Roble Holidays offers vacations with hot tubs and / or swimming pools - A/C - heating - FREE wifi - Sat TV (UK and Spanish) - fantastic views - private location but close to country bars and restaurants and 2 kms from Alhaurin el Grande with its fantastic choice of tapas bars and restaurants. OPEN ALL YEAR - available for weekend breaks, short stays and longer holidays - contact us for late deals and special offers. La Bellota with Hot Tub has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, lounge, kitchen, BBQ patio, gardens - sleeps max 2 adults and 1 baby. El Corcho with swimming pool and hot tub has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, BBQ patio, gardens, roof terrace - sleeps max 4 adults and 1 baby. Other properties with swimming pool and hot tubs / Jacuzzis also available. ... more less