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“A wonderful village house”
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Almona Street
Frigiiana Old Village views
Zacatin Street
Frigiliana Church at night
Callejon de las Animas, street
Church Square
Balcon de Europa in Nerja
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Frigiliana, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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LillianLo...
London
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“A wonderful village house”
Reviewed May 1, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed at Arcos de la Almona for 5 nights and had a lovely time. It is set in the old town of Frigiliana, which is a beautiful white Spanish town in the hills above Nerja. The house was perfect for our stay. It consisted of an open-plan living area, encompassing the lounge, dining room and kitchen and then off this was a double bedroom and a shower room. Outside there was an enormous roof terrace, with a plunge pool and several different seating areas, where you could eat, sunbathe or sit comfortably reading a book. The views of the surrounding hills were so pretty and the terrace itself was full of colourful plants in pots, which made it very attractive.
The house was well equipped with everything you could need if you wanted to cater fully for yourself at home but we mainly used it for breakfast and lunch and ate out at various restaurants in Frigiliana or Nerja in the evening. A welcome hamper is provided on arrival and has all the basics needed as well as some extras, such as a bottle of wine and some beers so this kept us going for a couple of days before we needed to go shopping.
The owners were very helpful and you could call on them for assistance as they live next door. Having said that, the house is still very private and the terrace is not overlooked at all.
We enjoyed our stay very much and this was helped by the lovely sunny April weather, which meant we could spend a lot of time soaking up the sun on the terrace.

Date of stay: April 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 2, 2014
Hello:
The best for us is oyr guest enjoy the state with us.
We are very happy your review, and we wish again in the future meet you.
You are welcone always.
Thank you fir choose our hiuse for your holiday.
Take care

Rosario, Javier and family
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UK
Reviewed January 13, 2014 for a stay in May 2013
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people found this review helpful

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: Everything, there seems to be something new added each year.
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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JuBlakey
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A perfect retreat”
Reviewed December 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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My husband and I stayed at this fantastic villa in September. It definitely lives up to the great reviews on Trip Adviser and I would definitely return.

Everything is very clean and comfortable and the roof top pool and terrace are the icing on the cake. We had to work a little while we were there and the wifi was therefore very useful! The owners were very helpful and friendly but not over the top so again perfect.

Great restaurants in the near vicinity and a supermarket too.

I would recommend hiring a car and seeing more of the area too.

A big thank you to the owners for making our stay so enjoyable and relaxing.

Date of stay: September 2013
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Colin L
York, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautifully appointed apartment for that get away from it all feeling”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This really is a little gem of an apartment. In the heat of the mid day sun and with the windows open there's no need to crank up the air con. The terrace is private with views of the surrounding hills draped in citrus groves and avocado trees. The splash pool is invitingly seductive and the scent of jasmine on an evening is intoxicating. Javier and Rosario, thank you.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: The location
Liked least: It could do with a full size ironing board
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2013
Rosario and I, celebrate you enjoy your holidays in our Arcos de la Almona.
We wish enjoy again in your next 2014 future holidays. We are happy see you again.
Best wishes form you both

Rosario, Javier and children
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dumper1
Wales
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“the perfect holiday, thanks Xavier and Rosario”
Reviewed July 1, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We arrived in the middle of the afternoon and we couldn't believe our luck that we were going to be spending a week in this beautiful appartment.
The owners Xavier and Rosario were so welcoming and after giving us the keys wished us a great holiday. They left us to enjoy after that but it was very reassuring that they were always there if we needed them. The welcome pack was excellent and saved us from having to go shopping as soon as we arrived so we could unpack and soak in the ample plunge pool. The covered pagoda seating area was also great to get out of the sun if too hot. We loved Frigiliana last year and stayed up the hill in the campo which was also superb, however this holiday had a totally different vibe being in the village. We could nip out for a drink or shopping anytime but the village was so quiet we slept sound every night. Air condition was included but the appartment is so airy and light we never turned it on once despite temperatures in the low 30's. We are already going to book for next year once we can sort out work commitments. All in all everything what a holiday should be and the appartment really could not have been better, thanks again Xavier and Rosario hasta lluego

Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: Plunge pool, Pagoda area, location...everything really
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 2, 2013
Dear guest friends:
Thank you very much for your nice comment. We are happy you enjoy your holidays, and we blocked dates for you for next year.
Thank you for choose us again.
All the best
Rosario, Javier and children
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robertmur...
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A central location , with a great sun terrace to watch life go by.”
Reviewed March 26, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My wife and i have just returned from a week at Arcos de la Almona. We had a great time , in no small measure due to the beautiful accommodation and the friendliness of the owners Javier and Rosario. It is ideal for two people with plenty of internal space, and the most fantastic balcony that overlooks the whole of the town and across towards Nerja and the sea in the distance. Javier and Rosario provided a good welcome pack, certainly enough to take you through your first day or so. Ditto to all the other reviewers comments. We did have a bit of rain on a couple of the days and although we are not normally too bothered about having a TV, we found it very welcome to have all the UK satellite TV channels . There are lots of good restaurants and a couple of bars, but this is a quite town, especially early season, and is probably not the place to be if you are a party animal (It may have been a bit quite for our two children in their early 20s) . The town is beautifully maintained and we never tired of ambling around the cobbled streets. Please be warned that there are some steep climbs and this is not a place to come if you are not fully mobile. Some good walks that for all levels that start in the town centre and a map can be bought for a couple of euros in the information office. We used trip advisor to identify places to eat and should perhaps have spoken to Javier when we first arrived as he was able to point towards some of his favourites.

Date of stay: March 2013
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Liked best: sun terrace and central location
Liked least: Sometimes we were up before any of the cafes were open.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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alasuberd...
West Midlands, UK
Level 6 Contributor
196 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Second Time This Year”
Reviewed November 30, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

We first rented the apartment in July and promised we would be back. And we did in October! The apartment is perfect for couples in the beautiful village of Frigillana. We will be back again next year; can’t wait.

Date of stay: October 2012
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Liked best: Not enough space to write it all here
Liked least: What's not to like
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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