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La Finca del Castillo Arabe

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent time at La Finca. Chris and Scarlett's hospitality is hard to beat. They are very knowledgeable about the local area and one can spend time doing nothing but just taking in the views and enjoying the location. I couldn't recommend it enough . We travelled with our little ones and my father and it was suitable...

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Niantic, Connecticut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove up from Almunecar on the coast and spent a day cooking and visiting with Scarlett and Chris. The property is set in the most beautiful area - views of mountains and valleys - and the hacienda is stunning! They offered great insider advice on our itinerary for the rest of our trip. The cooking was fun and informative...

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

It was a delight to meet you both and share stories of lives lived and hopes for the future! We are so pleased you enjoyed your day and look forward to seeing you again for longer and hopefully before too long. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Ronda, Spain
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Taking the half day tour with Chris and Scarlett adds information and rural experience to your visit. But it does not stop there. Scarlett provides a wonderful lunch and Chris an excellent range of Spanish wines. The discussion of local history and politics which they introduce means the mind is satisfied as well as the needs for great food and...

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We love to welcome guests from all over the world to La Finca, a small hotel with very spacious accommodation suites to ensure our guests have the maximum enjoyment of the tranquility of the location. Being only half an hour from Granada means that guests can access and experience the best of both...

London
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Chris & Scarlett's countryside house was a great choice for our February vacation. The location allowed us to take short trips to Granada, the beaches, the Alpujarras, and some scenic hikes. The hospitality was heartfelt, personal, and professional. We loved getting to know our hosts and other guests over breakfast and dinner, which were delicious and classy. The room itself...

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

It was so good to meet you both! We hope all goes really well with your relocation and with the addition to the family! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and do hope it will not be long before we see you ALL again! All the best

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We just came for a day trip from Granada, but we all wished we had stayed at La Finca and done our day trips into Granada. Beautiful peaceful location, excellent accommodation, food and company. Highly recommended.

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Tom. It was a great pleasure to welcome you to La Finca and to cook with you. We just wish, like you, it could have been for longer! Please tell your travel agent your feelings!! Hopefully you will come back one day and we will enjoy you and your group's company again! All the...

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed November 16, 2016

I've heard about this B&B for a very long time -- friends said the owners were trying to take the travel experience one notch higher. They were right. It is now first on my list as a place to return. Hosts Scarlet and Chris do their best to ensure each guest's transition from plane to Finca or car to Finca...

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review J, it is most appreciated. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at La Finca. It was a real pleasure to be able to take time with you and to be able to show you the joys of the area south of Granada! We are looking forward very much to your return. With best...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I write this review almost reluctantly as we don't want this place getting too popular, as we want it to ourselves! :) Firstly, this is a superb place to stay. The location feels remote, 5 mins down some small roads. However, it's 30 mins from the beach, Granada and walks galore nearby. In superb countryside. We drove up and thought...

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at La Finca Phil. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we do hope we will see you again. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the area and just a few of the many things to see and do here - and hope that you both will return to find more....

Reviewed October 20, 2016

We loved everything about La Finca and Chris and Scarlett could not have looked after us better. We got lost upon arrival as I had forgotten to bring the detailed directions and Chris came out to find us! I forgot to confirm our Alhambra booking but Scarlett sorted that problem out with ease! Chris and Scarlett are such an interesting...

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at La Finca. It was delightful to meet you all and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Dealing with our guests travel issues is what we do so your small problems were a pleasure to resolve. We do hope that the taste you had of the area will encourage...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 10, 2016

An extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful location, with fantastic views and charming hosts who produce quite excellent food and can't do enough to help you make plans. Travelling to the Finca is more than an experience in itself because the road is so winding, narrow and at times lumpy. But it is worth the effort. we had a wonderful four days...

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Scarlett F, Owner at La Finca del Castillo Arabe, responded to this review

Dear Anna B Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are indeed very fortunate to live and work in such a wonderful location - especially as it is within such easy reach of Granada and the Alhambra, the Sierra Nevada ski resort, the artisans in the hanging white villages of the Alpujarras and of course the beautiful...

London
Reviewed October 6, 2016

We enjoyed a relaxing and happy week at La Finca del Castillo Arabe in early September. Chris and Scarlett are born hosts, and they share their lovely spacious home very naturally. They have over 15 years experience of living in the Lecrin Valley, and can make suggestions about where to go and what to do both locally and further afield,...

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It is always a pleasure to watch people arrive at La Finca and relax and revive here. The location, with its views and tranquility, ensures that our guests can take time out to unwind, while also visiting the large range of easily reached interesting sights or participating in one of the many land or sea based activities available in the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Finca is located in 10 tranquil acres among orange and olive groves with stunning views of El Valle de Lecrin - only 30 minutes drive to the centre of Granada and the Alhambra, the picturesque "hanging" white villages of the Alpujarras or Costa Tropical National Park beaches and 45 minutes from the most southerly ski slopes in Europe. El Valle de Lecrin was called the Valley of Happiness by the Moors who lived here after their evacuation from Granada. Three rivers run through the area and it has many water falls. It is an area full of Moorish and Civil War history and is outstandingly beautiful. La Finca adjoins National Park and fantastic low-level walks, wild fauna and flora are literally on the doorstep. Enjoy sights of eagles, wild boar and deer from the terraces while sipping a glass of wine and tasting some of La Finca's tempting treats. If you are feeling energetic other activities at La Finca include Tapas and Spanish Flavours cookery classes, Granada Wines tasting and painting - all of which are liberally interspersed with periods of relaxation by the pool, good food - even massages by our visiting masseur. Activities near to La Finca are high-level walking, horse trekking, beach time, skiing, jewellery making, herb walks, sailing, diving, sightseeing the Alhambra, shopping in Granada, Tapas Touring, even rock climbing and motorcycle trekking - so much to see and do! Just contact Chris and Scarlett - they are really good at pointing you in the right direction. Of course you may decide to do nothing but retreat, relax and revive in the comfort of La Finca, spend time to snooze in a hammock, float in the pool, a massage, chat and share a delicious organic meal with other guests on the terrace, or a romantic meal in a private patio.... ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Finca del Castillo Arabe

Address: Camino de Las Eras, 18656 Murchas, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Lecrin Valley > Murchas
Price Range: $118 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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