We just returned from our 2nd trip to Casa Roja at El Capricho Sax and our 3rd visit will probably be booked before 2015 is over. OK, it takes some improvisation and character to get there - located in a fairly remote area at the end of an unpaved road just outside Sax - but once you've reached your destination you might as well consider yourself in heaven!
The (three) spatious apartments are equipped with an abundance of kitchen utensils that you will hardly find in similar settings anywhere else in southern Europe. Beds are very comfortable, with quality mattrasses that easily match the high standards of the average ''middle-aged-back''.
The large garden that surrounds the premises offers a wide range of activities to both adults and kids: pétanque/boule (French bowling), darts, pool billiards and swimming, in a large-sized pool that is very clean indeed, with a shallow end for the small ones. Cold drinks at very cheap prices are available at all times from the pool bar fridge, where you simply keep your own score in a small notebook.
Apart from all the comfort and luxury you are surrounded with, no doubt one of the most characteristic elements of El Capricho Sax is the overwhelming sense of hospitality offered by the Dutch owners, Dennis and Renata, who will do anything within their power to make you feel comfortable and happy all day long. Although they cannot (yet) boast on a very long history, I'm not surprised at all that an increasing number of guests (max. 18 to 20) and nationalities are now enjoying a quality holiday break at El Capricho Sax!
Just back from a blissful few days at El Capricho - were attending a wedding locally & this was the perfect accommodation at a very reasonable price. Six of us stayed in Casa Roja which was very clean & had everything you needed including VERY comfy beds & a great power shower! It was all well laid out too & spacious enough for 6 people.
It's a 30 minute drive from Alicante airport so it's very accessible; ten minutes drive into nearest town of Sax to buy your food/drink and to eat out (which we never got around to doing but hear there's some good tapas)
Best bits: The location - views of the hills all around & beautiful olive & almond groves, the sparkling clean pool & cosy sun trap reading corner/hammock and lots of nooks & crannies to either catch the sun or shade - whatever you prefer! Most importantly - the personal touches from Dennis & Renata including a very generous welcome pack! They're on site too but give you privacy & are never far away if you need them. They made us feel so welcome & went above & beyond during our stay to help out with various things we needed or had forgotten to bring! Their hospitality is the best thing about this place. We absolutely loved it & are already planning to return!
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