We were a family of 19 aged from 10 to 76 stating of 7 nights at the end of July 2013.
Sue and Gordon, and the rest of the Finca team, bent over backwards to make our stay as ideal as possible. Nothing was too much bother and, having taken the entire Finca, they allowed us several extra favours like picnicking on the evenings we weren't dining in and preparing a birthday cake for our youngest who turned ten whilst we were there.
Breakfasts were delicious; whole meal toast, with Marmite against the mosquitoes, freshly prepared fruits and home made jams, tea and coffee.
Lunches were a delightful mix of tapas style jamon, pizza for the kids, salads and watermelon and cake for pudding.
Dinners on alternate nights were quite sumptuous, with no menu per we, but everything quite delightful, Andalician specials with and Anglo twist for the British palate. Every night we ate al fresco in the tastefully furnished an decorated gardens, under the carob tree, by the pool or on the formal tables.
The honesty bar was sensibly priced and worked well for all concerned, including teenagers and undergraduates.
It's useful to have a hire car as the Finca is well away from Canillas, the nearest village and the hills are very steep and extremely twisty. Driving at night is not recommended, nor for those of a vertiginous disposition.
We stayed in Garden room 4 that had its own private roof terrace and was nicely tucked away with breathtaking views of the valley. Air on in each room set at 25c ensured that a restful nights sleep was possible.
There are a range of scenic and rural walks within 30 minutes drive and Grenada's Alhambra in only 90 minutes away. A small gym would be our only suggestion to improve this great hotel.
It's surprising how crowded the local area is with houses spotted all over he countryside. The place is also crawling with Brits that is unattractive but hardly the finca's fault!