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“Excellent boutique hotel La .tartana”
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Hotel La tartana
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in La Herradura
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“Excellent boutique hotel La .tartana”
Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

We had a warm, friendly welcome from the owner/patron Jed, enjoyed his conversation while we sipped our perfect gin and tonics.
Our room was quite delightful,we were upgraded at no extra cost.
The restaurant is a particularly nice room with a great atmosphere but the star of the show is the food!
Our meal was absolutely delicious, especially the dessert which we normally can do without, our advice is to order the taster plate, exceptional!
This hotel is well worth visiting, we can't wait to return.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We visited in May 2013 and had an amazing (and too short!) stay. The owners are very kind and welcoming, the rooms are beautiful. We had a room overlooking the Sea with a balcony. We loved the beachy chic decour.

The restaurant is gourmet and what we appreciated most is how accommodating they were of dietary restrictions. Nothing on the menu worked for me (a vegan), but they assured us they'd be able to accommodate, and did they ever! The chef prepared a delicious salad, followed by the best vegetable curry dish I've had. And it was topped off with homemade ginger sorbet. It was a night to remember.

Absolutely worth a stay and a meal!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MaudeHertfordshire, Owner at Hotel La tartana, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We were so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We at La Tartana pride ourselves on our service and always strive to make our guests feel at home
The Chef will always go the extra mile for anyone with alternative dietary requirements and is not at all phased by.coming off our regular menu. Once again a big thank you and best wishes from all at La Tartana.
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Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful setting, lovely courtyard. The room was lovely, quite a rustic feel yet with an element of chic. The owners and the staff were very friendly and added to the relaxed feel. The food was just superb, could not fault it in any way. Will definitely be back

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

We visited La Tartana with some very good friends and had another Fantastic meal. Jed and Amanda and the team made us feel so welcome and special. Thank you to you all, we will be back again real soon.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

HOME MADE PASTA! RISOTTO YOU DREAM ABOUT! I know how to make them...! I went to the Cookery school yesterday and left uplifted, excited and FULL! The owners Mandy & Jed made me very welcome and the Chef Mark is incredible! He has the art of cooking and talking at the same time, he’s incredibly knowledgeable and unselfish sharing all the tips n tricks of the trade. I’m going back to do another course and to enjoy an evening meal in the stunning surroundings..... and to taste the Gourmet Tapas!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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MaudeHertfordshire, Owner at Hotel La tartana, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your great response. We put a lot of effort into our cookery lessons and everyone goes away either with a new skill or a top tip to make life a little easier in the kitchen. Above all we want people to have fun and enjoy the whole experience. Once again a big thank you from all the team and happy cooking.
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Dakar, Senegal
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We spent two nights at this little gem, it certainly felt like staying with friends as just about everyone had a chat over a wine, we enjoyed a special themed Valentine's Day tasting menu, the food was fabulous...beautifully presented and a real treat all for 35euros.
Jed and Amanda are the nicest people, they are friendly and down to earth, please remember this is not a 5 star hotel, its a small wonderful gem in a little town where many of the charming international community embrace and love La Tartana...
The coffee here is amazing...and Breakfast adequate.
La Herradura is just 45min from Malaga, and 1 hour to Granada, if your there for Sunday Lunch book early !
We may have had the smallest room, we were lucky to get that...make sure you book ahead, and pay the extra! ....room's with seaview are spacious and nicely decorated...although they face the road...
All in All we had a great experience with hosts who genuinely enjoy meeting people.

Room Tip: Definitely pay the extra and have a front room...they are very large.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

After making a wrong turn and ending up trapped in the maze of streets in La Herradura, our GPS guided us down a dirt road, under a bridge, and precisely back to the road we had turned from 30 minutes prior. We arrived at La Tartana a bit frazzled but that soon dissipated into pure calm as we were guided straight to the terrace overlooking the sea where we soaked in the views and sipped on a nice crisp glass of white wine. Our gracious hosts made sure we felt at home and allowed us to select our rooms from the 6 or so beautiful rooms that all surround an internal courtyard. Once we were settled in, we were equipped with beach towels and sent for the short stroll to the beach. How could it get better than this??? Well, it did! We returned from our afternoon at the beach and dressed for dinner. This was truly a memorable experience, dining under the stars on the terrace with some of the most amazing food and service I encountered while in Spain. I look forward to returning this summer for a visit and maybe a class in the new cookery school!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel La tartana
Address: Urb San Nicolas, 18697 La Herradura, Almunecar, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Almunecar > La Herradura
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in La Herradura
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel La tartana 1*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The striking Andaluz patio centered on a Moorish fountain greets all to this beautifully designed and romantic corner of La Herradura.The bedrooms all lead off from the central courtyard and are decorated and furnished to a high standard.The spacious restaurant is complemented by levels of outdoor dining terraces surrounded by well stocked Mediterranean gardens framing a view of the 2 kilometre wide bay of La Herradura. ... more   less 
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