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All reviews la escondida on arrival indoor pool first class attention to detail spa treatments hidden gem corner suite nothing is too much trouble stunning views beautiful hotel boutique hotel second to none high standard lunch and dinner excellent food peace and tranquility
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

We are regular visitors to this hotel for meals but this was the first time we had stayed overnight taking advantage of the "Three Kings" package in Alcoy. Hotel staff were their usual excellent selves, the room (Number 4 corner suite) was immaculate, spacious and brilliantly appointed. Dinner after the Three Kings was excellent with plenty of choice. Overall a high quality hotel which we're struggling to find any fault with. Very personal service. Thanks to all the staff for looking after us and making it a great stay.

Room tip: Rooms at the back have the best views
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank DRTSuffolk
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Yvette V, Owner at Hotel La Escondida, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Dear Reviewer,
Thank you....to tell us that you were struggling to find any fault about your stay with us is music to our ears! The reviews which we have been receiving have been fantastic and when we opened just over a year ago we could not have hoped for such consistently wonderful ones. These make us strive even harder to make our guests stay a memorable one.
We look forward to you visiting us again.
Kind regards
Yvette

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

The Spanish word Escondida means, quiet, hidden, out of sight. A description truly representative of this excellent hotel hidden in the mountainous region of Alicante province. Owned and personally managed on special events by football icon, Terry Venables and his wife Yvette, the hotel lived up to its advertising spin on all counts. Excellent kitchen, friendly, attentive staff, comfortable rooms, and above all, a complete adult break from this present sordid world of death and destruction. One of my highlights was relaxing over a five star lunch on the hotel terrace overlooking the vast panorama of Font Roja National Park, whilst savouring a glass, or two, of fine wine. Lovely quiet evenings, more superb food, then priceless time spent bonding with my family playing cards, board games or just catch-up chat. No television service, so make sure you time record 'Corry' or EastEnders beforehand.
This review is based on my personal experiences over the New Year2016 break. If you want the big picture, go to the website and believe all you read.

Room tip: Main hotel rooms on two floors, could be a problem for older or less athletic folks. Cabins a short walk away.
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank BennyDavis723
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Yvette V, Owner at Hotel La Escondida, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2016

Dear Benny,
It was lovely to meet you and your family and great to see you all enjoying yourselves. It's rare in this day and age for children just to sit with adults and talk and play games it is very refreshing and lovely to see. Thank you for all your lovely comments about all the areas of our hotel.
kind regards
Yvette

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

A Winters Tale in a deep and dark December transformed itself into a Christmas carol of 2 nights bed and breakfast and festive goodies when we booked into La Escondida . We experienced no hard times or bleak house during our stay and our great expectations were royally met with no ba humbug in sight. Sitting by the log fire warming and with mulled wine in hand - nothing Scrooge like in this 'hideaway'. The evening turkey was no thin gruel fayre and there was definitely no need to ask for more. La Escondida does provide the ghost of Christmas present,welcoming, warming, cosy and the highest of professional standards from all staff and the owners. We enjoyed two great days for our special occasion and be certain Escondida is no mystery of Edwin Drood, it's the real deal and a wonderful wonderful life (times) experience. We were fortunate during our Drakes Duckling was in evidence but alas not on the menu. At the end of our stay as we drove down the long and winding road we were cheered by the early rendition of 'food glorious food, hot chocolate and custard ' drifting into the valley below from the wonderful La Escondida, as lunch was being served.

Date of stay: November 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Alan M
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Yvette V, Owner at Hotel La Escondida, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2016

Dear Alan (although I feel like calling you Charles),
Your knowledge of Dickens novels is wonderful.....and what a fantastic review. You should be (if you are not already) an author! So poetic and so wonderful for us to read another great review....and what a review!
Thank you very much!
Charles Dickens also said 'Every traveller has a home of his own, and he learns to appreciate it the more from his wandering' we hope that when our travellers come to stay with us at La Escondida they actually feel as if they have arrived to their second home, and it sounds from your review this is how you and your wife feel too....we certainly hope so....why only have one 'home' in this World when you could have two!
We look forward to your next visit.
kind regards
Yvette

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Fab room, lots to do , great hosts , fab food, ( Darren could we have a proper bird next Xmas!!) fab staff , location perfect . See you all new year this hotel is unbelievable, if you come to Spain you must visit. You will not be disappointed . Thank you Terry Yvette and staff

Room tip: All rooms are great
Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Diane W
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Yvette V, Owner at Hotel La Escondida, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2016

Dear Diane,
It was a great Christmas wasn't it...we really enjoyed ourselves too...it's lovely to see people enjoying such a special time. We do buy the 'crown of turkey' but we will certainly look at buying whole turkeys next time so you could order your much longed for 'leg' now to avoid disappointment ...but now you are a master archer after your Boxing day experience you should be able to go out and shoot a few for us! It was also great to see you back for New Years Eve too!
Thank you once again
Yvette

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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed one night here over the weekend.
Every single second was magical and perfect!
We were greeted on arrival with Cava and shown around. We had a small snack and it was not only delish but also good prices (expected slight elecation due to location but its not).
We had a Cosy Room (no. 5) which had a balcony (unexpected) and Cava for our anniversary chilling in the room.
We used the indoor pool, good size and warmish water and we relaxed on the sunbeds in side in the sun. ( towels provided).
We also had a phenominal 3 course meal, mindblowingly devine - again at a very reasonable cost!

There are no TVs (but great Wifi) but we amused ourselves with the selection of games and this was perfect for us!

I would recommend here to anyone looking to relax, disconnect and be a romantic!

One last thing, the lovely Joseph couldnt be helpful enough... the beautiful fire sitting room had Christmas decs up and looked amazing, and i requested the fire to be lit (even though it was warm enough already) but bless him he got it done!!

Keep up the great work!

Date of stay: December 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank rista1980
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Yvette V, Owner at Hotel La Escondida, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2016

Dear Reviewer,
The no TV's in the rooms came soon after we opened, as we had placed all TV sockets into the rooms but had not actually fitted any. As our first guests started to arrive all of them mentioned how lovely it was not to have them in the rooms, when we told them we were waiting to fit them they all persuaded us not to and this is how it evolved to be TV free, and now we are very happy that we did not as we believe it adds to the rest and relaxation our guests feel when they are here, and as you said with a good wifi and a laptop or ipad you can still watch TV if you really want too.

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your one night with us and hope that you return next time for maybe a little longer to really be able to switch off completely.
Kind regards
Yvette

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