We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (147)
Filter reviews
147 results
Traveller rating
136
9
2
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
136
9
2
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslas chimeneassolemade us feelwonderful foodexcellent hostssierra nevadalocal knowledgefeel welcomeother guestswonderful weekfriendly placevast majoritylevel of servicelovely roomanother couplewalking weekfront of house
Filter
Updating list...
58 - 63 of 147 reviews
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I spent a week participating in yoga with a wonderful teacher called Carrie. The venue for the yoga was exceptional, it was under the shade in a place called the Finka, overlooking the valley. The accommodation was simple and sufficient, the food at the restaurant was second to none. We had a lovely three course vegetarian meal every day, better than any other vegetarian restaurant I have ever visited. The hosts Emma and David were very friendly and accommodating, leading walks and talks between the yoga. The whole experience was like visiting friends.

Room Tip: Higher rooms may have less flies that bite which despite spraying every day, still bit me at night.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank MarciebBorehamwood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We spent four delightful days at Las chimineas in May. A really different side of Spain brought to life by hosts Emma and David. Charming accommodation in a house full of character. Wonderful views of the countryside and maps and notes provided for walks through olive and almond groves. Amazing dinners every night using local produce. Cheery and helpful staff. Thanks to all for a great stay!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Ramona C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 June 2014

This is a wonderful place to walk from with lovely walks from the village out into the Alpajurras. The hosts, Emma and David, are incredibly friendly and knowledgable. The restaurant food is wonderful with a nice range of local wines. The room we had was quirky but nice. Very informal and a perfect walking base.

  • Stayed: May 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank WilsonEwelme
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We have just stayed for a week in a delightful little house belonging to Las Chimeneas which was just right for a relaxing break with some walking. Our hosts were so very helpful with everything, especially with advice for cooler walks. The food was superb - a choice of three options for each course at dinner and we could have chosen any one of them. The views over the countryside and mountains are beautiful and our accommodation was very comfortable and stylish. We'd go again - but in the winter! Would love to see it in snow.

Room Tip: We were in the little house below the restaurant which is spacious and well well equipped, with a very comfortable bed and sitting room. It is right by the road but there is little traffic and if you close the shutters at night, you can't hear any sound.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank joanna53
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2014

After extricating ourselves from the car hire counter at Malaga airport we had an enjoyable drive through the southern Spanish countryside to arrive at the oasis which was Las Chimeneas in Mairena. This was to be our home for the next week while we explored Las Alpujarras, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We were welcomed by David and Emma Illsley whose enthusiasm pervaded our life for the next seven days. We were shown the intricacies of the ancient water catchment and distribution system, introduced over 1000 years ago by Moorish farmers; a guided tour of the olive mill helped us to understand the local cooperative of harvesting and pressing with the resultant golden liquid, equally being shared out between the growers. David and Emma send a percentage of their precious oil to a Michelin starred restaurant in London. We reclined under a grape vine one cool morning to listen to a brief history of the area before visiting the unique church at Jubar that has been carefully rescued from dereliction. We learned that the present day building has been variously a temple, a mosque, a synagogue and a church throughout its long history. We heard how Emma’s ‘masterchef’, Soledad, has served this village restaurant for more than ten years and were given a fascinating introduction to the local cuisine, including rabbit stew, enjoyed by all visitors later that evening. We walked, mainly locally from the village with the offer of a lift, if and when required. We climbed above the snowline on the nearest high peak, at El Chullo, where the enigmatic Ibex evaded us and we rambled in the beautiful Picena valley in search of the fascinating nettle tree butterfly. Although all of these Moorish hillside villages, with their flat roofed ‘pueblos blancos’ are similar, each has a unique character worthy of a wander. We were sad to leave but drove the amazing switchback road back to Malaga, in the firm knowledge that we would be this way again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the valley, at the front of the house. Spectacular!
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jamesfb1910
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews