My wife and I (late 20's) stayed here after we got married in Nerja in Sept 2012. It's approximately 30 - 40 mins drive from Malaga Airport and is really easy to find.
The drive off the main road to the hotel is an experience in itself. An exciting adventure up a dusty, bumpy track for approximately 1.5km. We had a small hatchback car and managed it no problem. There's no need for a 4x4.
As we approached the hotel we could see Peter waiting to welcome us at the car park area. His warm and relaxed manner set the tone for our next 3 days - RELAXATION! Peter led us to our suite, just 50/60 metres from the car park and showed us around.
The suite was everything we could ask for and more. We stayed in the Oriental suite. A few steps up to the suite from the path and we were on the spacious and extremely nice deck area which had a number of sun loungers, table and chairs and a plunge pool which we used repeatedly in the hot sun daily.
Inside our suite was lovely. The kitchen / living room area was nicely sized for the two of us with a small table for dining and some comfy chairs for relaxing on at night time. Our bedroom was fantastic, a huge four poster bed with really nice ensuite and a shower with a view to die for - overlooking miles of the wonderful valley below the hotel looking back towards Riogordo.
The suite is designed in such a way that no matter where you are - you are looking across the vast valley towards the village. It's a treasure. A pair of binoculars (provided in the suite) were required to view the nearest road.
At 9am a knock on the door meant a fresh delivery of breads and croissants for us to enjoy for breakfast.
Each evening we headed up to the restaurant where again we were met by Peter. He proved a wonderful host. Peter's wife, Helen is the chef.
The three evening meals and the Tapas we had for lunch one of the days was the best food we have ever eaten. Absolutely incredible. We spent our days working our way through the menu and even now speak of how much we look forward to returning if only just to eat there again!
Our days we filled with reading and lying in the sun and pool. We also went for a number of walks on some of the many paths surrounding the hotel and leading down into the valley. I'd advise going early if you intend walking as it gets extremely hot in the midday / early afternoon sun.
I could go on.... Fountainhead is a brilliant brilliant retreat hotel. The perfect place to unwind and relax and get away from everything for a few days. We stayed for 3 nights which we found perfect and then headed to Cordoba (thanks to Peter's recommendation).
We can't wait to go back at some time in the future. Worth every penny. If you want to get away for a few days, you will not regret visiting Fountainhead!
Thanks Peter & Family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fountainhead is an infinitely romantic, ultra cool hotel and Restaurant located in wild and beautiful country inland from Malaga. An all suite hotel which moves away from the minimalist and slick to an eccentric mix of film set, luxurious glamour and rustic charm. Each suite is private with garden terrace, plunge pool and mountain view. Fountainhead life is simple - forget the technology for a while. The emphasis being relaxation, nature and great modern cooking. ... more less