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Hotel Villa Frigiliana
Ranked #3 of 6 Frigiliana B&B and Inns
East Sussex
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“OK but not wonderful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Very nice staff but ...
The room was fine with views from the balcony towards the sea. The beds were firm and comfortable. However soggy towels were not changed and the (tiny) bar of soap wasn't replenished. One day the room was still unserviced when we returned in the late afternoon. The breakfast buffet was disappointing. Juice and coffee were dispensed from machines and were not nice. The bread rolls were dry and stale. The peaches were fake!
We had a reduced rate which made the cost of the stay very reasonable - at rack rate I could not recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Skelmersdale, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

just returned home from spending a week visiting family i stayed at the hotel villa frigiliana, i had an amazing time there, the owners were fantastic i didnt speak a word of spanish and spending the time with vicky the owner i have picked up on more than i thought i would, would deffinately recommend this hotel staff are so helpful

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Had a great one night stay here in a superior room. Our room was large, decorated tastefully in the traditional Andalus style with large windows/doors on two sides leading out onto a good size terrace. What was great for me was the blackout curtains as I can't sleep with any chinks of light. Air con worked very well and the staff were friendly and helpful, with the owner noticing we were leaving after just the one night. I didn't realise she had noticed us arrive! The breakfast was fine for what it was - although you may need a real coffee in the morning! Would certainly stay again if we were in that area.

Room Tip: Go for the deluxe if you want an terrace
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Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We have just returned from an 8 day stay at Hotel Villa Frigiliana and found it to be a quiet, clean, well-managed hotel. The air-conditioning in the rooms is great and a necessity in August. TVs in the rooms show mainly Spanish channels but who needs tv with amazing views from the balcony? The pool was cool but clean and refreshing. The continental breakfasts very enjoyable and well-presented. The bar in the evenings was very quiet and closed early but we enjoyed the odd drink there and a chat with the owner, Vicky.
What makes this hotel stand out is the friendliness and welcome from Vicky and her staff.
We would stay here again in the future if we visited the lovely village of Frigiliana.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor and had a large balcony. I think all rooms would have good views but some...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

As this is the only big hotel in Frigiliana, they always have a lot of guests. Their reviews have been good and on booking.com they scored 8.9/10. So we booked. And what a mistake it was.....

Pros:

* The location is good. Just below Frigiliana's old town.

* Scenic views over Frigiliana old town and the country side from all rooms and the public areas.

* Pool area is small but nice and cosy.

* Staff is ok.


Cons:

* Where to start. Very tired hotel. The room was a real eye sore and looked like it haven't been updated since like the 80's. Colors were green, brown and yellow.

* Breakfast was so bad it was offending. Cheese tasted plastic. Ham was too hard to chew. Coffee and juice were impossible to drink. Boiled eggs were far from fresh.

* They have a energy saving feature that turn off all lights in public areas within 10 seconds after a switch is hit. After 10 seconds it gets complety dark. This feature makes the hotel and it's public areas (such as corridors and even lounges) dark all the time. Not charming.

* Beds and pillows are probably the worst we have ever slept on and has a one star feeling to them. Sheets and blankets that should have been retired 20 years ago.

* No Wi-Fi in rooms.

* No hotel parking, just the public parking spaces around town. Depending on the day, you may need to park at least 10 min walk from the hotel.

This hotel is really more of a one star hotel without charm. Avoid if you can.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

We arrived at this hotel with 2 small kids late at night and slightly traumatised after a family crisis, having booked in online only an hour previously. We were met by soothing scent of incense and the extremely friendly and helpful owners. They made us feel very welcome and were great with the kids. Our room was lovely, spotlessly clean and with a small balcony. We ended up staying an extra night as we liked it so much. Just what we needed, thank you so much!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Hi I see the Hotel Villa Frigiliana is in your restaurants with stunning views.. The picture shown is not the restaurant unless they took out a wall and a road. This must be a view from upstairs in a room. if you had not stayed there you would be misled and that isn't fair. I will say that the food in this hotel is very good but that picture is not from the restaurant.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Frigiliana
Address: Calle San Sebastian 1 | Street San Sebastien 1, 29788 Frigiliana, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Frigiliana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Frigiliana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Frigiliana 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Frigiliana, the most beautifull picturesque village of Andalousia, the hotel Villa Frigiliana have 35 rooms with all comfort and balcony or terrace with mountain and sea view. At the enter of the natural reserve of Sierra Tejeda, the hotel is an ideal departure point for hike the beaches of Nerja are at only 5 minutes by car from the hotel. The international airport of Malaga is at 50 km from the hotel which is near Grenade and Sierra Nevada. the restaurant propose mediteranean and andalouse plates. you can take a drink on the terrace of the bar and admire a magnificent slept of sun. the swimming pool is open during all day and offer some free transat the rooms are spacious and lightness and are all climatized and carrefully decorated. they are all equiped with television with satelit channel, safe and airdryer ... more   less 
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