La Orquidea –
We first stayed in the “Little Gem”, a 1 bedroom apartment opening out to the garden. We enjoyed the ripe Kumquats and Avacados! Then, since we liked the place AND the price, we moved up to a 2nd floor two-bedroom apartment which looked down the hill to the Mediterranean. It was perfect for us since our agenda was rest, sight-seeing in the area, and working on a writing project.
Ian, Jeanette, and Flavio were more than helpful both in solving problems, and in providing information about the area, calling for information, and booking a tour for us. (Thanks, Ian, for extra help when we arrived.)
The apartment was clean (with complementary weekly cleaning) and in quite good repair. They are constantly renovating, but carefully so as not to provide much disturbance to their guests. The grounds were clean and maintained, although they need someone with time and the skill to put in some new plants, especially along the walkways.
Since we had rented a car, the hill was not a problem. We walked it several times, although near the end of our time that became less pleasant as the weather warmed up. We drove to then walked along many beaches, enjoyed Mijas’ historical sites and especially the flowers on the balconies. We went to Ronda twice, the second time also going to the Pileta Cave. We day-tripped to Alhambra in Granada, to Gibraltar (go see St Michael’s Cave!), to the cave at Nerja (also amazing!), and to the beautiful little villages built steeply up the hillsides.
We recommend La Orquidea to people looking for a reasonably-priced, friendly location away from the big Tourist concentrations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa del Sol Holiday Rental Apartments La Orquidea is an exceptional Andalucian pueblo style Family Holiday Resort in Calahonda, on the Costa del Sol, Spain. We are situated mid-way between Marbella and Fuengirola close by the port of Cabopino, a quiet Marina with its own truly Mediterranean style. Noted for its peace and tranquility, we are set in sub-tropical gardens where the sun shines 320 days of the year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Orquidea Hotel Sitio De Calahonda
- La Orquidea Spain/Sitio De Calahonda