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Calle Felix Lomas 25 Velez, 29700 Velez-Malaga Spain
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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Velez-Malaga
"El Patio Andaluz" is located on a hill in the oldest and most picturesque part of town. The architecture of this house, built in 1858, reflects the style and quality of those bygone days. A stylish three storey mansion, with a floor space of more than 540 sq. m., ‘El Patio Andaluz’ is large, light and enchanting. Rooms can be rented by day, weekend or week. For your greater comfort and peace of mind, we do not rent rooms to different guests at the same time, regardless of the number of rooms being rented. This way you can enjoy exclusive use of all the facilities in the house: the living room, terrace, patio, kitchen, garage and swimming pool.
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We stayed at El Patio Andaluz for 10 nights over Christmas and New year 2018/19. I chose this property primarily due to it having a heated pool as my 3 grandchildren 6, 8 and 9yrs were travelling with us. In addition, as there were 12 of us, we needed a property with 6 bedrooms. First the positives and there are many. The Villa is very well equipped and is located right in the centre of Vellez –Malaga with restaurants, bars and a supermarket within a few minutes’ walk. It is tastefully decorated and traditionally Spanish in feel. Vellez-Malaga is a lovely town and isn’t blighted by commercialised tourism in any way. I had some email contact with the owner prior to arrival and he was very helpful booking a restaurant on our behalf for the night we arrived and agreeing to do a supermarket shop on our behalf as we were not scheduled to arrive until after 9pm After reading the reviews and information about the property I realised that the owners used a shared access to their villa, however all of the comments were extremely positive about them not being in any way intrusive. I think we were probably extremely unlucky as the owner and his wife were away from the property over the festive period and had left their eldest son responsible for any issues. He was really helpfull but it transpired he stays in Malaga some 40 minutes away, however the owner’s youngest son was in residence. Our issues which I will go on to describe were probably down to these circumstances. Upon arrival the villa was very cold, however there are air conditioning units in many of the rooms which also serve as heaters. We attempted to use them however the power continually tripped. After numerous calls to the owner’s son we were given the explanation that the area was experiencing power surges. After a few days we discovered that when one particular unit was on the power tripped, this was an obvious fault. We asked if any alterative heating was available but were told no. Given the night time temperature my sons and I travelled to a hypermarket the next day and bought 3 small fan heaters, which overcame the problem. If you visit the villa you may benefit from these heaters as we left them after unsuccessfully trying to use them as part exchange for the 75-euro electric charge! Unfortunately, the electricity issue wasn’t confined to the heaters as the pool heater continually tripped. At first, we could re-set it at the fuse box however as the days went on it seemed to be blowing a fuse nearer the heater which we couldn’t access as it was in a locked room near the poolside. The owner’s eldest son attended on a couple of occasions and re-set it, however this impacted on the pool temperature meaning that toward the end of our stay my grandchildren (who until this point seemed immune to the cold water) gave up! The Villa has 6 bedrooms, what I didn’t realise is that two are ante rooms which can only be accessed via one of the other bedrooms. We were all family so managed to work this through albeit with some inconvenience, however if you are travelling with friends this would be an issue. I mentioned that I was surprised about this to the owner’s son who told me that all information clearly stated this. Maybe I’m not looking in the right places (I booked via Booking.com) but I can find no mention of this anywhere. Most concerning and what has been key to me providing this review is the shared access. Again, I must emphasise that this might not be an issue when the owner is in residence but as his youngest son was home alone, we experienced some problems. There is a garage used by the owner it has direct insecure access to the villa. The owner's son had gone out in his car and inadvertently left the garage open. We were sitting in the kitchen when a Spanish man arrived at the kitchen door. He looked like he had been sleeping rough but I presumed he was a workman sent to look at the electric issue. I gave up on communication and phoned the owner’s eldest son and let him speak to the man. He (the son) appeared concerned and began to lecture me about letting strangers into the villa. I explained that he had obviously gained entry via the insecure garage and he immediately apologised. There is a tourist board sign outside the villa and it transpired that the man was looking for lodgings! This may seem like a triviality but prior to reaching the kitchen he had the opportunity to access all of the rooms including the rooms my grandchildren were playing in. Thankfully he did not. Finally continuing on the security and safety issue the owner’s youngest son took the opportunity of his parents being away to have friends around. I am sure that they are all trustworthy and respectable but then in these days these are not risks or assumptions I am comfortable in taking. This came to a head in particular on New Year’s night when there were a number of young males and females accessing the villa up to the early hours of the next day. Forgetting the noise (we were all in bed as we were leaving to go home at 5am on the morning of 2nd January) it is disconcerting to have youths who are not the owners accessing the common areas of the villa where my 3 grandchildren were sleeping. This is not an arrangement I would tolerate again. I must emphasise that I am fairly confident that if the owner was in residence many if not all of these issues may have been rectified or not arisen, it may be that we were just unlucky, however these are all factors that need to be considered prior to renting. Personally, I will not return which is a shame given the positives that this villa has to offer.
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If you're visiting the Velez-Malaga area, we highly recommend this place! We used all of the rooms and they are just beautiful. The host family were extremely nice and always accommodating to meet our needs and answer any questions. They live on the top floor of the home and share the main entrance. We saw them occasionally through the week but this does not take away from having the feeling that you have the home to yourself. The outdoor living space is picturesque and the pool provides a great escape to the afternoon heat and all of the rooms have AC to sleep comfortably at night. There is a surcharge for the AC used, but it was very inexpensive. We did not have a car, so the location was perfect, close to restaurants, grocery stores, shopping, taxis and bus stops. The Morning Cafe about three doors down deserves your patronage. I didn't get the owners name, but he went above and beyond to meet our needs, though we spoke virtually no Spanish. It was a great place to grab some tapas. On another note, one of our daughters has some food allergens and has to be very careful about what she eats. We found Spain, in general, to offer many gluten and dairy free options and she always had great choices for food, unlike eating out in the US. This helped make her visit especially gratifying. We can not say enough great things about our vacation here!
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Response from chapab1, Propriétaire at El Patio Andaluz
Responded Jun 26, 2017
Bonjour Greg Merci d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire un commentaire sur votre séjour. Nous avons etait ravis de vous accueillir et sommes encore plus heureux que votre séjour se soit passé parfaitement. Best regards from Velez Olivier and Juana
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A real treat to have the run of this beautifully furnished spacious house. Real care has been taken in the restoration of the building and selection of furniture and original art. The secluded courtyard with its enticing swimming pool was a real winner with the kids and an atmospheric setting for alfresco meals. This would be a brilliant place to come with a group of friends or extended family as the house accommodates up to 13 people. You can rent from 1 room (€55 per night) to all and it will always be exclusively yours. It is situated in the old town part of Vélez with plenty to explore. Charming but not touristy. There are also plenty of local shops for buying provisions as well as innumerable restaurants and bars with excellent affordable food. We even went to a piano concert at the theatre 3min walk away with the children - an affordable bit of culture (€5 a ticket). Our stay of 3 nights was not long enough!
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Wow! What a place. I stayed here with 9 friends in May. The house and town were absolutely stunning and a delight to stay in. The owners were helpful and friendly and were very good and staying in contact with all of our hundreds of enquires. Wonderful! xx
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Response from chapab1, Propriétaire at El Patio Andaluz
Responded May 6, 2016
Un grand merci a vous !!! Au plaisir de vous revoir olivier and Juana
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We had an absolutely fantastic stay in the villa. Everything you need close by. Very quiet & tranquil. Villa is stunning & fantastic value! Olivier & family were so welcoming & friendly and helped us out with all of our needs. Will definitely be coming back again in the near future!
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$93 - $373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SpainAndaluciaProvince of MalagaCosta del SolVelez-Malaga
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Patio Andaluz
Which popular attractions are close to El Patio Andaluz?
Nearby attractions include Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios (0.2 miles), Alcazaba La Fortaleza de Velez Málaga (0.2 miles), and Casa Cervantes (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Patio Andaluz?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Is parking available at El Patio Andaluz?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Patio Andaluz?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Gamba Dorada, El Caserio De Las Monjas, and La Sastrería Restaurante Asador.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Patio Andaluz?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is El Patio Andaluz located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Velez-Malaga.
Are pets allowed at El Patio Andaluz?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to El Patio Andaluz?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Casa Cervantes (0.2 miles), Teatro del Carmen (0.09 miles), and Convent of the Carmelitas (0.1 miles).