We spent a week there following our wedding in May and I have to say that we had a fantastic time. We had both been reluctant to go to mainland Spain for various reasons, mainly pre-concieved ideas about the tourist industry. Bambu is not a five star hotel, but it is a clean and presentable little complex of apartments built in an old farm house. The characterful cats who reside there are gorgeous. The rooms are clean and tidy and secure.
We had nearly the whole complex to ourselves apart from one other couple and another guest. It was so relaxing after all of the busy times we had had. The first few days were spent unwinding by the pool and it was nice to find a bottle of champagne and a lovely card from the owners when we arrived. We did have the roof terrace room, which afforded us extra privacy and the chance to eat and drink under the stars most nights and have some 'us' time. We did a 'big shop' on the way in at the Eroski hypermarket a half an hour's drive away for our essentials. We did go into the local town of Benamocarra and we were pleasantly shocked at how friendly the locals were towards us. For items such as fresh bread, vegetables etc, the shops were perfect and one lady insisted on giving us freebies with a smile! There are a lot of local men hanging around the main square mainly, at the bars and cafes during the day, but they did not intefere with us in any way and at no time did it bother us. This is mentioned in the information pack in the guest rooms, so it has obviously been an issue for other guests.
After a few days R n R we set off to explore the local area and in a dinky little Kia, it was quite scary on some of the mountain bends up to Comares, where we got caught up in a beautiful town fiesta and set off around the rest of the Axarquia. A trip to Nerja followed a few days later and we had a great time at the beach there.
Bambu is like a little oasis...we will be back soon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bambu Country House Holiday Studios Exclusively for Women, Andalucia, Spain. Enjoy sublime countryside, stunning pool, extensive terraces, beautiful gardens, quality self-catering accommodation and the company of other travellers like you. Perfect location for exploring mountain villages, historic cities, the Mediterranean coastline and some of the most stunning countryside in Europe. Walking distance to nearby village of Benamocarra. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bambu Boutique Apartments Exclusively For Women Spain/Velez-Malaga