We stayed for two fantastic weeks at La Loma in August 2007. The accomodation and views surpassed our expectations, which has never happened before!
The accomodation is immaculately clean, tastefully furnished and well-equipped. The pool area is gorgeous and the views from La Loma are absolutely stunning.
We opted to pay the supplement to have the pool to ourselves, which, we felt, was well worth it for our holiday.
We had excellent communication with the hosts, Gaynor and Martin, prior to our holiday. On arrival, the kitchen was stocked with essential items (tea, butter, bread, cheese, wine etc!), plus extra shopping that we had requested. We hired a car for our stay, but could have opted to be collected from the airport by the hosts (an option that I would definitely consider for a shorter stay, e.g. a long weekend break). A car is essential, though, for exploring the region, as La Loma is, gloriously, off the beaten track.
Throughout our stay, Gaynor and Martin were great hosts; discreet, but helpful and accomodating. They offered information about places to visit , shopped for us at a local market, booked a table at a local restaurant and kept us supplied with delicious figs from their tree (in season at the time - I was gutted to have to pay supermarket prices on our return to England!).
We had planned numerous days out prior to our holiday, but, although we did visit Granada ( book in advance for The Alhambra!), Marbella, Nerja and a few more local towns, we scaled-down our itinery, because we were so content at La Loma. The peace and tranquility was fantastic!
In summary, La Loma is absolutely beautiful and provided us with a perfect holiday. I thoroughly recommend it. We've booked to return in February 2008, when we look forward to experiencing La Loma and the surrounding area in a different season.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perched on the crest of a hill, surrounded by Olive trees, the Cortijo enjoys breathtaking views of the Lake Iznajar and the mountains. With the mountain village of Iznajar just 7km away we are ideally situated to the attractions of Granada, Cordoba, Seville, Malaga and the coast. We have two quality self catering Casitas, a one bed (sleeps 2)and a two bed (sleeps 4). ... more less