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Hotel Rural La Paloma
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“loved this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2010

absolutely beautiful place to stay. very friendly and helpful staff. property jsut lovely clean warm and spacious. would love to go back again. the food in the restaurant was very good.

Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Granada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2009

We were looking for a quiet break to mark a birthday. La Paloma gave us just what we needed. A pleasant rural location, a good size swimming pool where we could laze about, and a great menu. Many tourist restaurants in Spain offer virtually the same dishes - not La Paloma. You would be happy to find their menu in Paris or London, where you would pay twice the price.
The husband and wife management team are relaxed and friendly - even allowing us to bring our large Boxer. We'll be back soon.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2009

You walk into the welcoming reception area and instantly feel at home. Typically Spanish feel to the hotel, but run by a family of Italians. Absolutely lovely people, could not wish for better service or friendlier people. The room my friend and I stayed in was a small twin room which was clean and bright just a little small, but my other friends ( a double and a single) had bigger rooms that were very nice. Free wifi in the hotel also a bonus!

The food is fantastic, as mentioned before, run by Italians so need I say more....

We were all in Spain for a friends wedding, they had a cake disaster the day before (could not buy the ingredients needed in the local supermarket) so Mary - the italian grandmother chef in the hotel saved the day and baked a lovely cake with less than 24 hours notice.

Location - totally in the middle of nowhere, our hire car took a beating when we went out to explore the rural area, but absolutely gorgeous scenery and about an hour from Malaga and Grandana airport so not too far out so that you cant get to it. Nothing much at all to do in the area, the local resteraunts are a bit dismal and dont expect them to speak English, and lots of things were closed where ever we went, but the food was so good at the hotel we were happy to stay there and have a drink around the pool.

We all enjoyed a pampering day at Phillipas - she is a massuse who also lives in the middle of nowhere about 20 mins from the hotel, but we relaxed by her pool and she really does give the best massages at a very reasonable price. Again, beware of the dirt track roads leading to her house (there are business cards at La Paloma reception)

All in all a great long weekend had at the La Paloma and would return mainly because of the lovely people who run the hotel.

word of advise...take a Sat Nav if you intend to hire a car, which is wise!!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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London UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

I stayed here recently with 4 friends for a wedding. I have to say my expectations were quite low but were amazingly surpassed. the hotel is run by Italian husband and wife Philippo and Elena with Elean's mum Mary. All speak impeccible English and couldn't be more helpful or friendlier, even giving us a lift to the wedding we went to and organising us a taxi back. prob the most friendly hotel i've ever stayed in - a real home from home

The location of the hotel is on a main road a couple of km from the centre of villa nueva de tapia (itself a small village with not much there), and about 45 mins from malaga, so I wouldn't recommend the hotel for people wanting any nightlife or a wide variety of restaurants. However, the hotel has a great little restaurant (open most of the day) with the best food in the area (spanish/italian) so if you're looking for a place to go and do very little and just have a break you can't do better and can happily eat in the hotel every night. the rooms are a fair size and nicely decorated and the pool is lovely, and there's a relaxing terrace to just sit and chill out and have breakfast or coffee.

overall a bit of a steal - the price doesn't by any means reflect what you get for your money, they should probably charge double what they do

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank KitW
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London
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2008

Very good value hotel near Granada. Elena, the owner, and her mother could not have been more helpful and charming. Good food, lovely location. Free wi-fi (and loan of their laptop) was a plus.

  • Liked — Charming owners
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Harrogate, North Yorks
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2008

A surprising but delightful find in the middle of rural Andalucia. Wonderful Italian food and excellent service by the very friendly owners. If you're feeling rather hot you are very welcome to have a dip in the pristine pool to cool off, even if you're not a resident!

My family, friends and I visited 3 times in one week and enjoyed the beautiful views,

Ps It doesn't look much from the outside but don't be put off as you won't be disappointed.

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Thank tomwaits8
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Spain
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2008

A lovely little hotel - only 8 guest bedrooms - with aircon, ensuites and TV, outside swimming pool surrounded by flowers, fields and mountains. Halfway between Malaga and Rute or Granada (30 minutes to each). Nice continental breakfast, excellent restaurant for lunches and dinners, bilingual menu with good choices. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Liked — Ideal for overnight stay
  • Disliked — Not suitable for a long stay, as pretty isolated
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Rural La Paloma
Address: Ctra A-333 Km 63, 29315 Villanueva de Tapia, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Villanueva de Tapia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Villanueva de Tapia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Rural La Paloma 1*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small family run hotel in the heart of Andalucia, ideal to relax and visit Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla. The restaurant combines the traditional spanish gastronomy with italian touch. When the weather is warm we serve the breakfast on the terrace with lovely view over the countryside. There are plenty of activities in the area such as riding, trekking, mountain bike or just relax by the pool reading a book. We give personal attention to out guests to make them feel home and making their holiday unforgettable!!! ... more   less 
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