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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Alora, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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willow921
Mauchline, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Too good to be forgotten.....Now what more can I say?”
Reviewed June 7, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The 2nd fantastic stay for my niece, husband & I, joined by my sister & brother in law for whom it was their first trip to Spain. They now dread their next holiday as it could never eclipse the experience of the oasis that is Finca Fenix. Once again Mark & Kim excelled at providing a beautiful place to unwind or explore & absorb the cultural & natural treasures in which the village & surrounding area abounds.

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Liked best: Local knowledge & hospitality of owners, decor, location.
Liked least: Having to come home...
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 13, 2015
Such kind words - thanks so much as it was a pleasure to have you back again and look forward to next time. M&Kxxx
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MissKitty...
Windsor
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29 reviews
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“Lovely relaxing friendly retreat”
Reviewed October 6, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Myself, my friend and our two children (both 8 years old) stayed ad Finca Fenix in August and had a fabulous 10 days.

Mark and Kim have chickens and turtles and taught the kids how to feed them and in the case of the chickens collect the eggs. It was a daily expedition to go and make sure the chickens were OK, see if we could have scrambled eggs and then feed the turtles.

The apartment is beautifully furnished and the aircon was a welcome addition given it was August. The kids would retreat indoors in the heat of the sun (between 4 and 5 in the afternoon) and come back again after that had recharged their batteries.

Much time was spent playing in the pool and an occasional treat in the jacuzzi.

We didn't do much at all on holiday as we have busy lives at home and it was the perfect place to stay.

Wifi helped us keep in touch with the UK and Mark also introduced me to the local gym so I could do some exercise while away.

All in all we loved it and have already booked to return next year :)

Thanks Mark and Kim for looking after us so well and thank you for the time you took with our kids - they loved it and are looking forward to jumping all over you in the pool again next year.

Until then...

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Liked best: the lovely relaxed and private space
Liked least: there was nothing that was an issue to be honest
Traveling group: Young Children
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Michelle...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The most relaxing holiday I've ever had!”
Reviewed October 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Finca Felix is a hidden delight! The villa itself is beautifully furnished & the gardens are a tropical delight!!
I holidayed for 10 days with a friend, both of us having an 8 year old child, one boy, one girl. The kids ADORED it from the start, spending hour upon hour in the gorgeous pool, allowing us adults to simply relax in the sunshine. The children made friends with the cats, Hector & Clifford & delighted in looking for eggs from the very obliging chickens, not to mention the thrill of seeing the turtles that reside in the fountain!
A fabulous escape, where we were able to completely unwind, enjoy the beautiful surroundings, knowing the children were very happy & safe.
Kim & Mark are a delight to behold! Fabulous hosts, bringing the perfect level of privacy & yet a stones throw should we need them! Will I go back?? Try & stop me!! XX

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Liked best: The gardens
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Young Children
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Dianne H
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“A perfect retreat for sun and relaxation.”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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My husband and I stayed for two weeks at Finca Fenix and were joined for part of the holiday by our son and his partner. The weather was very hot but the pool and beautiful gardens provided the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace. The villa is very well equipped, especially the kitchen, enabling us to enjoy BBQs when we couldn't be bothered to venture out to eat.Mark and Kim were wonderful hosts, providing the perfect balance of friendliness and giving us privacy. The two weeks went really fast. We would love to visit again when the weather isn't too hot so we can do more exploring of the area.

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Liked best: The pool and the gardens
Liked least: The uncomfortable sofas
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2014
Many thanks for your kind words. It would be lovely to see you again when it is cooler so you can explore a bit more if the mood takes you. Let me know any time you wish to return and will be sure to give you a reduced rate. All the best Mark & Kim
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ChaChaKie...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous! What a find!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Beautiful spot, well equipped comfortable, charming and well equipped apartment, traditionally decorated to a beautiful standard.

Stunning gardens with fountain (sweet turtles), glorious pool and so well looked after by Mark and Kim the owners.

Our second visit - we'll definitely be back next year!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2014
It was a delectation and delight to see you again and long may reign the new tradition of Campari hot tub specials! :)
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Sarah T
Ripon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Just as advertised! Beautiful”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Thank you for such a lovely stay, it was to short, even for a couple that normally do activity holidays

A lovely apartment, refurbished to a high standard with lots of traditional character and everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

A stunning private garden with swimming pool and sun beds by day, and a hot tub for the evenings, which we found difficult to leave, even to go out for dinner. There is a very nice restaurant within walking distance.

The Lakes and hills are beautiful an really worth the very pretty drive.

You get what it says on the tin!

Good luck with the rest of the project.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 18, 2014
Hi guys and thanks for your smashing review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. We are expecting a cash injection in the coming months that should enable us to complete most if not all of the projects on the top terraces and new apartment. That should keep us out of trouble and busy over the winter months :) Take care Mark & Kim
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Sue H
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“what a fabulous relaxing place and brilliant hosts!”
Reviewed October 28, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Finca Fenix ticked all the boxes. Mark and Kim are superb hosts. The Finca is beautiful, the gardens are a work in progress, but fantastic as it is already. We cant wait to go back to see how things have progressed (the chickens were the most recent addition!) .Attention to detail was second to none. Alora is a lovely Spanish village.......small bars and restaurants. WE LOVED IT.

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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