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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Vinuela, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Michael C
Blackpool
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A little scruffy”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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2km from the main road, up a narrow winding steep single track road. It's ok until you have to go on the unmade dirt road, half a kilometer. Make sure you have full cover for the under carriage of the vehicle if using a hire car, if not careful you will take out the exhaust and damage the underside. A little scary especially at night.

Large pool area but could do with tidying up. Area not swept and kept clean with debris around the seating area and the edge of the pool. The pool itself at the bottom was full of debris the whole time we were there and not cleaned out. The floating debris was cleaned each morning. The tables around the pool area were dusty and grimy and only wiped down on the third day there. The whole area looked grubby and scruffy considering the owners lived below.

The rooms themselves were spacious enough for two with a lounge andTV, large selection of DVD's. Adequate kitchen area with all the usual appliances. Two terraces, one at the front and one at the back. Again, both areas were not swept at all whilst we were there, full of leaves and dust. The back terrace looks onto another scruffy area that is in desperate need of tidying up. The air conditioning either did not work or the control was removed so I cannot comment on the effectiveness of this. The bathroom again was scruffy and in need of re decorating, the shower area looked quite bad. Plenty of hot water though. The Wi Fi can only be picked up either on the back terrace or the bed, move from these two points and the signal disappears. Towels are listed as being changed once per week. Who uses a towel for a week?

The good points
The view
Nice and peaceful stay
Private
The owners are helpful
Good directions to the house

The bad points
Too many to list

A little love and attention to detail, (daily cleaning) could bring this place to a decent place to stay. Until then, give it a miss.

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Liked best: The piece and quiet
Liked least: Place needs cleaning
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
8 Jul 2013
The property is on a mountain side, 1,500 ft altitude and approached by a mountain road and track, all clearly indicated in the photos on the website. This should be no problem for a competent driver in a suitable car. Why refer to this after you chose to rent the property? If you don’t want to drive on a track book an alternative property.

The property is in a mountain environment and subject to seasonal winds, which move around leaves and dust, the ‘debris’ you refer to. The pool and surrounding area are cleaned twice a week and the pool netted daily, the water quality is tested weekly. A rental of £33per night does not cover the cost of a full time pool attendant. You booked a self catering holiday and were free to net the pool yourself at any time. Glass table tops in the pool area despite being cleaned were a bad choice by us and will be replaced in due course.

Both roof terraces were swept when the property was cleaned prior to your arrival, also the property is not advertised with air conditioning. The scruffy area you refer to is where maintenance materials and equipment are kept, no pretty but essential, and this area is not in the eye line of the views from the property and is not part of the rental area. No one else has had a problem with Wifi, maybe you need a more powerful device. You are entitled to your view of the bathroom decoration. This is a rural cortijo with a simple basic rustic style, clearly indicated in the photographs. One set of towels are provided, as per property details. If you wanted or needed more, you only had to ask, and there is a washing machine in the kitchen.

The property is advertised as a peaceful rural mountain style holiday for visitors who want a more ‘Real Spain’ type vacation. Some of your comments and observations clearly indicate that you mis-booked, it is your responsibility to research where you are going, the local facilities and environment etc. We are sorry your visit to rural Spain fell below expectations and hope it doesn’t put you off visiting Spain again, maybe a villa by La Vinuela or hotel on the Costas next time.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Stay at the Attico!”
Reviewed 15 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Attico for 10 days at the end of April to plan our Wedding in the area. We really enjoyed our stay, the apartment is well equipt for all your self catering needs with a very authentic spanish feel.
It is up in the Mountains so we had beautiful views from our balcony where we ate breakfast most mornings. Also the mountain location is brilliant for walkers with many trails to follow!
Ideally located near lake Viñuela and only a 10-15 minute drive to the local towns and beaches so perfect for anyone looking to get away but not too far away!!

The owners of Attico were really friendly and accomodating and we would be very happy to stay again :)

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 4 May 2013 for a stay in June 2011

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Liked best: the place and house
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2012 for a stay in June 2012
2
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: location
Liked least: not what was advertised
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
2 Oct 2012
Very pleased you found the Attico and location lovely and commented that we were helpful to you. You arrived in the dark late at night, we do not have street lights up a mountain in Andalucia, the main track is tarmacked with only 3 minutes of additional graded dirt track which is easily driveable in normal hire cars, if you are a nervous driver a car with a bit of oomph is better. The pool is private in a private house, shared only on very few occasions with the occupants of the house, i.e. other family members that may be there at the time, and we very much give priority to Attico renters and respect their privacy. There is not a tick box for this scenario. Your calculations are unfair, our daughter was only here for 7 days and used the pool on only 3 occasions. Sorry you were disappointed, but I would like to allow my family to have a swim now and again in our pool during holiday times too. There are laundry facilities on site but not in the Attico. If you had asked we would have taken care of this for you. You stated on your departure that you very much enjoyed your stay with us in Andalucia and we hope you will return another time.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The owners
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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