I was collected by a local taxi from Malaga airport, along with the others that I would be walking with for the coming week. We arrived at the Finca an hour later to a warm greeting by Sue, Gordon and Sybill (the woof) that made us feel that we were arriving to stay with friends rather than an impersonal hotel.
There is a cosy lounge and dining room, both with wood fires that gently crackle away warming as only a wood fire can, additionally there is a well stocked honesty bar where you write down what you've had and settle up at the end of the week. Rooms have tea and coffee making facilities, with real milk available from the honesty bar fridge (not charged for).
The meals - breakfast were simple but excellent, packed lunches were hearty and tasty, lunches in local retaurants/ bars were excellent. Dinners in the hotel were absolutely superb, with David taking front of house to the culinary wizzard Christine. On 3 evenings of the week we ate out, as dinner is not served in the hotel on every evening. All 3 local eateries visited were very good, serving delicious fare, but the dinners at the hotel were of a higher standard.
Our walking was guided by Jenny, making for a group of 7 in total. The pace set is what I would describe as one that most people could maintain all day, rather than going for breaking speed records and burning out. There were regular little stops for breath/water, telling us about the area or pointing out interesting plants (over the last week there were lots of orchids). The walking level was mostly intermediate although the final day was more challenging but nothing anyone from my group couldn't cope with.
In short I would heartily recommend the Finca to anyone who is looking for delicious food, a friendly welcome, individual character and charm all in a beautiful setting.