My fiance and I stayed in the Escudo de Mijas for five nights in June 2007 and I just couldn't recommend it highly enough. We were in Mijas researching venues for our wedding, which we have decided to celebrate in Mijas as it is such a gorgeous place.
We are recommending the Escudo de Mijas to our wedding guests, so you couldn't get a better endorsement than that! When we told them that, they offered to show us all of the unoccupied bedrooms, and they are all equally good. All ensuite, with TV and minibar, etc.... The rooms on the top floor (8-10) have a balcony with chairs etc and views out over the countryside to the mediterranean sea - really fabulous. The remainder of the rooms don't have a balcony but do have big windows with flower boxes etc and I didn't check the view from all of them, but I'd imagine that the middle floor at least would also have the great views.
I think the Escudo is classified as a 'Hostal' but really I would describe it as a budget hotel. It doesn't have frills like a bar or breakfast service, but these things also make it more affordable. Anyway, like anywhere in Spain, it's always nicer to have breakfast out - all the cafes around do great cafe con leches and croissants etc.
The owners are clearly interested in the aesthetic, as there are so many lovely decorative details that give the place lovely character - the photos on their website really are representative.
We're going to make the Escudo our base for trips to Mijas - part of me didn't want to write such a glowing review as I don't want availability to limited in future, but I find Tripadvisor reviews so useful that I decided to be nice :)
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