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“Finca House Party” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Finca el Cerrillo

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Hotel Finca el Cerrillo
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Coventry
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Finca House Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

Our second visit & it didn't disappoint. Had breakfast on a mountain one day & lunch on another mountain another day combined with a walk on each occasion or you could just eat & have transport back to the Finca. Wine tasting & Tapas lunch combined with another walk, walks not too long or strenuous as June is hot here. Dinner on the terrace was excellent with local wines purchased at the honesty bar. This is like being an honoured guest at a good friends house, Sue & Gordon have the concept perfected. All in all a perfect week. Re the Fitness Centre reviewed below, doesn't have one as such but the goat track to Canellas & the swimming pool, together with the walks, give you all the exercise you could want in wonderful surroundings.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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English first
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

This is the most fabulous hotel that you relax in from the second you arrive until the second you leave.

There isn't an inch of the Finca that doesn't exude peace, calm, luxury or first class hospitality. Gordon and Sue welcome you like long lost friends and you almost feel as if you are staying in their own home. Nothing is too much trouble and they go that extra mile to make your stay enjoyable and relaxed.

Gordon's artristy really shows in all of the little touches around the Finca but the Tree House is a treat not to be missed. Sitting there at night with the fairy lights on and a glass of sparkling rose in your hand is pure bliss.

The food is fantastic - far better than eating out in the local restaurants, which are all excellent I hasten to add. Christine is a wonderful cook and her husband David, an excellent host.

Do yourselves a favour and book a stay - you will never regret it and I guarantee, you will be back many times.

Room Tip: Every room is first class and individually decorated.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Steyning, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

We last visited the Finca in Oct 2013 through Headwater Holidays. We loved it so much, we wanted to come back for our Wedding anniversary so we booked direct. We were welcomed like old friends by Sue and Gordon (and Sybil, the hound!) and soon settled in to a week of blissful company, great walks and great food. A few weeks before, I asked if flowers could be put into the room for my wife. No trouble ....... and Sue and Gordon even added a card from all the staff! There were walks to some gorgeous hideaway places and we never felt we were walking with a group, but with our 'family' or friends. One day we just decided to chill out at the hotel and it was sublime relaxing under the shade of a carib tree, a relaxing swim in the pool which overlooks the valley, an intimate drink at Basils Bar next to the tree house, and when I played 'Perfect Day' on my iPod, it was just that - the perfect day! We'll definitely be back next year!

Room Tip: They're all good and individual. Just relax knowing you'll get a great room and a quiet slee...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a stunning hotel - more like a house party than a formal hotel. We were part of a walking party and the organisation was excellent but discreet. There were different groups and individual guests but a genuine feeling of ease and engagement.
The food is superb and it was a place to relax as well as walk, Although we came with an established walking holiday company, we would be very happy to book direct on another occasion. A trip to Granada was a lovely mid-week break from mountain walking. Our guide, Jenny, was excellent though others who did some easier walks were very impressed with Rose.
We shall be back.

Room Tip: Our room was, I think, number 2 which has a fab balcony on whioch to doze or have a drink. Its only...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Travelled here with two friends on a multi level walking holiday . We booked direct with the hotel and arranged our own flights.
From the moment we booked, until we were transported to the airport for our homeward flight, Sue , Gordon and their staff excelled. The welcome we received was quite exceptional. We were picked up from the airport and on arrival at the finca, a lovely meal was served on the terrace and we gathered with fellow guests for introductions and to discuss the week ahead. Most fellow guests had returned year on year and most of them several times per year !!
I suggest that says it all...
The Finca is a stunning quirky place , with all rooms restored with individual themes.
We stayed in Room 5 , which was clean, spacious, tranquil , had a corner bath , and stunning views through the grounds and down the valley.
Christine continually delighted us with stunning meals , from breakfast to evening meals, prepared from local produce and with traditional Andalucian themes.
During the course of the week we also had several opportunities to dine in local tapas bars and restaurants, whilst getting a feel for local life in the white villages.
A range of daily walks were offered, by guides with excellent local knowledge, and geared to abilities/ health status.. a gentle meandre to more taxing adventures... with the option not to join the walk programme, rather to savour the tranquility of this peaceful sanctuary..... a heavenly experience, reading by the pool or in the one of the many shaded chill out zones within the grounds.
In summary, I would describe this as the most intimate and friendly place I have ever had the fortune to encounter..
The Finca offers an opportunity to spend time, forging new friendships with like minded people , and Sue , Gordon, Sybill ( the dog) and their team welcome you like family.
We will be back ... Dreams do come true

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

I recently returned from a week at The Finca de Cerillo and had a wonderful holiday. I was given a warm welcome by Gordon and Sue and I soon realized that many of our group of 16 were old friend's having visited the Finca before. On our arrival, we were all served a delicious lunch, outside on the terrace. Our holiday had begun.
I have worked in the travel trade and I can say that this place is a 'real gem'. The mufti level walking is ideal as it gives you choices for each day. Sue and Gordon ran through the following day's option's of walks before dinner and we were able to choose our walk the night before. I have been on several walking holiday's in Europe with and this is by far the best.
I booked my 'Guided walking holiday' direct with the Finca and arranged my own flight's to Malaga. Our walking guide Jenni was great and made every walk fun and interesting. The food is superb, the Finca is welcoming and homely and nothing is too much trouble. Friend's were made and a reunion is already booked for 2015. Thank you to the Finca team.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

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.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Finca el Cerrillo
Address: 29755 Canillas de Albaida, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Canillas de Albaida
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Canillas de Albaida
Number of rooms: 12

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