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

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active71
London
1 review
“Finca fenix Fabulous!!”
Reviewed January 29, 2010 for a stay in July 2008

I had a fantastic time staying at Finca Fenix.
my self contained appartment below the villa, was both clean and spacious.
the traditional decoraction is both lovely, and very much in keeping with the style of the property, and the gardens along with the swimming pool, are just perfect for relaxation.

The owners Mark & Kim were wonderful..
Nothing was too much trouble.............I would definately go back there again!!

Date of stay: July 2008
Value Rooms
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kishlein
Paris
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13 reviews
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“a taste of paradise”
Reviewed January 28, 2010 for a stay in August 2009

We loved particularly:
- The walls of the bedroom painted in the lime of color green anise and bricks, with a view of the swimming pool, the exotic garden and its fountain, without forgetting the air-conditioning.
- magnificent tiled floor in bathrooms, I have a preference for the one close to the lounge (spacious).
- The beams in the lounge, the fireplace, the furniture is sober but decorated with beautiful ornaments.
- The big terrace where we took our meals under the flowery arbour.
- The swimming pool with a beautiful view on the mountain.
At nightfall, some flowers open and spread a heady flavor
It is a peaceful place, ideal to unwind.
When we arrived, Mark & Kim offered us cold drinks, and supplies for a few days. Charming attention!.
They are available while remaining discreet.
No negative point.

Date of stay: August 2009
Value Rooms
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nanninoon...
LondonUK
1 review
“.A perfect getaway from city life. A wonderfully private place to chill out”
Reviewed January 28, 2010 for a stay in December 2009

We spent a wonderful week over Christmas at Finca Fenix. It was fairly cold but we had log fires and the kitchens have all mod cons to conjure up all the necessary culinary delights which are easily bought in nearby supermarkets. Although tucked away down a farm road , access to Granada, Malaga and all the cultural highlights is extremely easy, although a car is necessary and Both Malaga and Torremolinos have a good nightlife. There is a train station within walking distance which has a pretty regular service into Malaga. There are also some beautiful lakes close by with a restaurant that does a fab paella!! We found that there was something for all the diverse tastes that my family reqires..Yay!! In the summer a plunge in the pool in the early morning to the sound of the birds in the lovely garden is a wonderful wake up call!! Thoroughly recomended.

Date of stay: December 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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cariadke
London UK
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3 reviews
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“A real gem from which to enjoy the beauty and peace of Andalucía”
Reviewed January 27, 2010 for a stay in April 2009
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We visited Finca Fenix in Easter 2009 with my husband and my parents to see the Easter parades in Malaga which run for a whole week before Easter Sunday. They were amazing, colourful, huge and very noisy! Malaga is a beautiful city with fabulous restaurants and bars. We were able to make the return trip from the Finca into Malaga on the local train so we were all able to sample the spectacular Spanish tapas and wine. The Finca is just what you need after busy city life. It is near enough to the local town, Alora, to walk to the supermarket but situated in such a way that you feel as if you are in the only villa in the area. The rooms are decorated in the local Spanish style and are very comfortable but the big winner for us all was the beautiful garden and outdoor pool which was just what you needed after a day sightseeing or walking in the hills just behind the Finca. It is situated in a beautiful part of Andalucía and Alora is a very traditional town with shops, bars and restaurants. We all loved it so much we are planning a return this year. Also not to forget Mark and Kim who are two of the best hosts. Always helpful and happy, nothing was too much trouble. We look forward to visiting this part of Spain again soon and enjoying the warm welcome and hospitality at Finca Fenix.

Date of stay: April 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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blackcurr...
Manchester, UK
1 review
“Total tranquility”
Reviewed November 5, 2009 for a stay in October 2006

We booked the whole holiday over the internet; flight, accommodation, car. It couldn't have been bettered; everything went like clockwork.
Finca Fenix (self catering) is quiet and in itself fairly remote, yet all that we needed was close at hand. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts (living in the upstairs half, we rented the bottom half) to the extent of ringing and booking in advance tickets for our visit to Grenada and lending us their total collection of DVDs. We have not been on many holidays where we found ourselves totally relaxed and feeling totally at home immediately on arrival. The accommodation itself was comfortable and up to date, enhanced by the many pets - cats, peacocks......

Date of stay: October 2006
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Marguerit...
Cardiff
1 review
“What a gem!”
Reviewed November 2, 2009 for a stay in October 2009

Open the gates and it's like stepping into your own little paradise. Amongst the quite dry surrounding countryside this is literally an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It is completely private with a very well planned, visionary layout and facilities - various tiled terraces and patio areas with plenty of seating for eating/drinking/socialising or just lounging round the pool, beautiful mature gardens with amazing colours of hibiscus and bougainvillea and tall palm trees, with fig, lemon, orange and olive trees on the upper terraces - fresh green figs for breakfast were to die for. The farmhouse is delightful - it's been very sympathetically restored and gave us everything we needed. We had intentions of making at least a few trips out to see some of the local sites, but apart from driving up to El Chorro and the lakes on our last evening (which was incredible and well worth the effort), we were content to spend our time at Finca Fenix, with just occasional visits to Mercadonna (the local supermarket). A brilliant, relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting - just what we needed. Thank you so much. MARGUERITE & PETER

Date of stay: October 2009
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bradders1...
London, UK
1 review
“Peace and quiet, romance and good eating! Interested? You should be!”
Reviewed October 31, 2009 for a stay in October 2009

What can I say? Well I can start by saying what a lovely place the hosts have built up. This was our first time to Spain and so we weren't too sure how we would like it. About the villa, the hosts have renovated the building and grounds themselves and there was a great photo album showing the various stages of the development which made it all feel so much more personal. I feel I should mention that this isn't just a guest villa but the second home of the hosts. They weren't present during our trip but were always available by phone and email on the few occasions we wanted advice. The work has been done very tastefully and at much expense, that was clear throughout. It made for a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Outside the the grounds just ask to be explored with many fruit trees to pick your breakfast from!
We went for a quiet relaxing holiday and a break from our stressful jobs. We ate out at the local restaurants which were recommended in the on-site guide quiet a few times and were not disappointed. They were reasonably priced because Alora is not a tourist centre and the food was just lovely, Candela being our favourite. We also cooked in the kitchen a fair bit. The actual area in which you cook is fairly small but was more than adequate to prepare meals for 4 with all the equipment you would find in your own home (and more!). There is also a washing machine in the utility room adjacent to the ground floor villa.
We spent a lot of our day time around the pool sunbathing, reading and listening to music through the outdoor speakers! There is also the National Park and lakes up past El Chorro which just HAS to be visited. Kayaks and pedalo's as available for hire, which we did one day and it used the opportunity to pop the question to my partner!!! The scenery is so beautiful, it was just perfect!
We didn't go for any big nights out as we just wanted a quiet, relaxing time but I understand that Malaga is a big night out if that is what you want. It took us about 30-40 minutes driving at a reasonably chilled pace on the day we went sight-seeing. The Cathedral and Museum of Picasso were enjoyable and our meal out delicious (again another recommendation from the guide in the villa).

One thing I will say, is you will want a hire car with you as even the shops are a fair walk away, but only 5 minutes in the car. The journey from the villa to the main road is up a rough stone track that winds its way to a steep tarmaced t-junction at the main road.

At the rear of the grounds is a railway line which rarely has a train on it now there is a new main line a few miles away. The few passenger trains that did go by were slow and pretty quiet considering!

Overall, I can give the holiday a big thumbs up. I have deducted one point for service as there may or may not be an actual host there when you stay but this didn't prove an issue for us as they were always available by phone and email (wi-fi is free and surprisingly very fast!). I have also deducted one point for location as you wouldn't get far without a hire car, however this might be just what you are looking for, privacy, peace and quiet!!!

Date of stay: October 2009
Value Rooms
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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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