We have visited Sitio de Calahonda before ,The location of this apartment is exactly right for us as we could walk very easily to the beach or to the El Zocco restaurant complex or the strip .. All within a few minutes ! .
The urbanisation is very nice with well kept gardens and Pool, the 1st floor studio apartment is very clean and nicely laid out. It didnt seem cramped at all , has a separate kitching and bathroom with a spacious living room with a double bed and a small but useful terrace.
We were concerned about warmth during March and the Alistair the owner provided us with extra blankets and via his local rental coordinator . James - a portable heater which we only used occasionally. Large supermakets are very close by and having purchased provisions used the apartments cooker with no problems enjoying a few meals. we also made use of the washing machine so we didnt have to take heavey suitcases with lots of clothes !
TV channels are mostly spanish , but with a little searching we found some English film and news channel. there was also Wifi and a DVD player , DVDs can be purchased locally.
Hand over if keys to the apartment and any issues ( we had none) are handled locally via James who is a very nice and helful guy.
All went very smoothly as we had hoped. I would recommend this apartment for the reasons above and look forward to a return visit.
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We have stayed in 3 different flats in El Zoco and for facilities and price this is the best. We will happily return and certainly plan to do so. The managing agent is particularly attentive and easy to contact.
We know the area well and Medina del Zoco is very well placed for visits to other resorts and there is an abundant supply of places to eat and drink.
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First time on the Costa del sol and I must say it exceeded all my expectations.
We arrived at Malaga airport ready for a get together with friends and spend a few days of relaxation, food and drinks.
We went for lunch in Fuengirola and had a fab' mixed fish grill. The apartment was about 10/15 drive from Fuengirola which is probably one of the biggest towns on the coast.
We arrived at the studio, where we met James, the property manager who showed us in and gave us his contact number in case we needed anything.
The studio is part of a moorish complex which really helps the holiday feel. The studio is clean, airy and bright with a lovely balcony/terrace which overlooks a big pool set in nice gardens, it was particularly pleasant watching the sunset over a drink. There is a full separate kitchen which has everything you could need on holiday, we preferred to eat out!
Just minutes away is "El Zoco" centre, and just 5 minutes behind the apartment is "the strip" there are a myriad of bars and restaurants for all tastes, we went for little India which was delicious, also the Chinese on the strip, this area we found a little less commercial than "El Zoco" which we took advantage of the bars and super sol supermarket, there is a bank, newsagent, phone shop and even Chinese shop!
The beach is just 10 minutes on foot, it is clean, pleasant and sandy, to the left about 10/15 you get to Riviera del sol if you fancy beach bars, the beach is bigger and better equipped here. Look for garden bar!
In the opposite direction you get to Cabopino, an unbelievable beach and fancy marina "a touch of class" absolutely gorgeous!
The studio is a great place as a base to visit the surrounding area, lots on offer!
Don't miss out on Puerto Banùs!