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Los Arcos
Ranked #1 of 5 Valor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Our return visit and we couldn't fault it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

The hospitality we received from Jill and David was superb. Their beautiful renovated house in the Square at Valor is full of character; Jill's cooking is wonderful and the escorted walks with David were just breathtaking. Nothing was too much trouble and we had the most memorable holiday with them. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

This was my first trip to Spain, and what a brilliant time we had at Los Arcos in Valor !

It's difficult to know where to start - David and Jill are the most marvelous hosts. Almost immediately you feel as though you are one of the family and have known them for years.

Los Arcos is ideally situated in Valor at the heart of the village centre, on the square adjacent to the church, with ample car parking available for those who need it.

Los Arcos itself is a beautifully restored traditional building, with every home comfort. The decor is tastefully done in the traditional style. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The most stunning feature of the hotel is the roof terrace where you can relax in the sunshine after a day's walking with a Tea, coffee, glass of wine or a beer, with great views overlooking the breathtaking mountain scenery, the village square and the church. What could be better than that !

The cusine and service at Los Arcos were brilliant (we had been told by previous visitors that it was something special !). We stayed for a week on a half board basis. A good breakfast is served, followed by drinks and cake on the terrace or in the lounge when you return to base in the afternoon. We were then invited to help ourselves to any drinks we wanted as we relaxed in the sunshine, sunbathing on the terrace. Each early evening we adjourned for pre-dinner drinks and snacks, served either on the terrace or in the lounge area. We then moved into the dining room for a marvellous three course evening meal, with wine (or the drink of your choice) provided in ample quantities by David throughout. Jill's cooking and menu's are great. The food was hugely enjoyable and would not be out of place in a top class restaurant.

Valor is a piece of traditional Spain with a small supermarket and three or four pleasant bars. I was fascinated by the local produce grown in the area, oranges, lemons, figs, grapes etc., and as you tour around you will come accross goat herders, mules, donkeys, even people riding horses through the narrow streets of the villages. Valor is a good centre if you are touring the mountains of the Sierra Nevada area by car, mtorcycle or bicycle, but it is also a very good location for mountain walkers. David is a keen walker himself and escorted us on a number of excellent local walks, affording us a really good overview of the locality. David will even tell you from his GPS data your ascents and descents for the day, as you relax with a beer afterwards back at base !

What more can we say - go to Los Arcos and you will not be dissapointed !
We had the most brilliant time and would love to go and see David and Jill again soon.

(Steve Holman, David & Christine Whittaker, Sheila Gamble
- Oadby, Leicester, England - 26/4/2012).

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2012

I stayed at Los Arcos for 3 nights in September/October 2011. I was directed to it from a local bar, when I was looking for a place to stay at nightfall. It is a beautiful old building which has been very carefully restored from dereliction at considerable expense by the current proprietors Jill & David Drummie. I was knocked out by every feature of this remarkable hotel. The proprietors clearly believe in providing an extremely high standard of service. I don’t understand how they can do what they do at the modest prices they charge. Breakfasts are very generous; the roof terrace is a delight. Some evenings the proprietors cook for the residents and the meals are as good as the accommodation. One word of warning, which is not a criticism of the hotel at all. In the Plaza de la Iglesia in Valor, which is where Los Arcos is located, there are two bell towers, and the bells chime every quarter hour day and night. One bell does what I have never heard before; it chimes the fourth quarter followed by the hour a minute or so later. If you are light sleeper and you are at the front of the hotel facing the plaza, you may need earplugs.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Saint-Petersburg
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2011

I was really enjoyed this hotel. As this is not usual hotel with reception desk in the ground floor. I felt like I was invited by slosest friend! All was made for the covenience of the guests. Very peaceful and beautiful place. I really want to come back there!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anna S
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Arlington, VA
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

When we departed Los Arcos two weeks ago, David instructed me to write a review for Trip Advisor, adding that he and Jill had only one more "5" rating to get to the century mark. I have delayed, hoping to be remembered for who I am and not for being the one who got Los Arcos to the big 100. But, it's such a great place that David and JIll should not have to wait any longer for confirmation that they are indeed special keepers of a special place. We were especially lucky to have the place to ourselves for two nights which gave us a chance to get to know David and Jill. We agree with all of previous reviews-great accommodations, great village, great food, and great innkeepers. If you are in the Alpujarras, this is the place.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ommel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

Hi Jill and David,
I wish to thank you for the hospitality and the delicious food prepared us for what you want you so give a big compliment.
Thanks again, and certainly a next time,

Greetings from Holland, Gerard.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Gerard G
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Sittard, Limburg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

With 5 friends I stayed here one night during a 1200 km motorbike tour organised by http://www.travelmoto.com/
The entire stay with David and Jill was none other than perfect. The warm welcome, enjoying the drinks on the roof terrace with a stunning view. The rooms, the dinner, the breakfast. All lovely and perfect.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Los Arcos
Address: barrio de La Iglesia 3 | Válor, 18470 Valor, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Valor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Valor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Los Arcos is a beautifully renovated character house in the centre of the typical Alpujarran village of Valor. It is owned and run by Jill and David Drummie. The house has been lovingly restored making it perfect for long or short breaks or as a base for those wishing to avail themselves of the incredible walks offered in the area. For those who need to stay in touch there is free Wi-Fi available for all guests. ... more   less 
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