You walk into the welcoming reception area and instantly feel at home. Typically Spanish feel to the hotel, but run by a family of Italians. Absolutely lovely people, could not wish for better service or friendlier people. The room my friend and I stayed in was a small twin room which was clean and bright just a little small, but my other friends ( a double and a single) had bigger rooms that were very nice. Free wifi in the hotel also a bonus!
The food is fantastic, as mentioned before, run by Italians so need I say more....
We were all in Spain for a friends wedding, they had a cake disaster the day before (could not buy the ingredients needed in the local supermarket) so Mary - the italian grandmother chef in the hotel saved the day and baked a lovely cake with less than 24 hours notice.
Location - totally in the middle of nowhere, our hire car took a beating when we went out to explore the rural area, but absolutely gorgeous scenery and about an hour from Malaga and Grandana airport so not too far out so that you cant get to it. Nothing much at all to do in the area, the local resteraunts are a bit dismal and dont expect them to speak English, and lots of things were closed where ever we went, but the food was so good at the hotel we were happy to stay there and have a drink around the pool.
We all enjoyed a pampering day at Phillipas - she is a massuse who also lives in the middle of nowhere about 20 mins from the hotel, but we relaxed by her pool and she really does give the best massages at a very reasonable price. Again, beware of the dirt track roads leading to her house (there are business cards at La Paloma reception)
All in all a great long weekend had at the La Paloma and would return mainly because of the lovely people who run the hotel.
word of advise...take a Sat Nav if you intend to hire a car, which is wise!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small family run hotel in the heart of Andalucia, ideal to relax and visit Malaga, Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla. The restaurant combines the traditional spanish gastronomy with italian touch. When the weather is warm we serve the breakfast on the terrace with lovely view over the countryside. There are plenty of activities in the area such as riding, trekking, mountain bike or just relax by the pool reading a book. We give personal attention to out guests to make them feel home and making their holiday unforgettable!!! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rural La Paloma Spain/Villanueva De Tapia