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Farmhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Alora, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 15 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Great place. Really enjoyed our stay as a family with 2 small children. Pool is really nice and there's a good environment for kicking back and relaxing. Mark is fantastic, very helpful and welcoming. We took Mark's advice and got a local lady to make us some Spanish food. Was delicious! Recommend doing this. Alora is nice and the lakes (40 mins away) are stunning. I definitely highly recommend a stay here.

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Management Response
28 Aug 2017
Thanks for your recommendation guys. It was great to have you stay with us and hope very much to see you again. All the very best. xxx
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David P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Relaxing and tranquil”
Reviewed 10 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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The Finca is set in tranquil grounds with lots of seating areas around the place that you are free (encouraged) to explore and use. Mark and Kim are the perfect hosts; on site if required but keeping their distance, not intruding on your privacy and nothing is too much trouble. Having said that they are so friendly and accommodating that they make you feel like long established friends rather than someone that they have just met.
There are however a few issues to note. The doorways inside the Finca are quite low and if you are over 6ft (1.8m) you will have to learn to duck. The lane to the Finca is only a dirt track with no lighting so if you venture into the town at night you will have to drive to the end of the lane.
Great Tapas served at De Knas in Alora - good selection at reasonable prices, the dates wrapped in bacon are superb.
Overall a nice base for exploring the area and places to visit are;
1) The pathway walk at El Caminito Del Rey - stunning views and an absolute must if you are in this area. It is advisable to book online in advance and get an early slot.
2) Rhonda - really pretty town split across a gorge.
3) Malaga city centre - visit Casa Aranda for churros and chocolate, its the oldest Churreria in Malaga and is near the Mercardo Central.
4) The caves at Nerja - book online or go early.
5) Frigiliana - probably the prettiest village in Spain.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Aug 2017
Hiya guys
Thanks for your feedback and review. It was great to meet you all and hope to see you back again soon. All the best Mark & Kim
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clarehutc...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect friendly retreat”
Reviewed 19 February 2017 for a stay in December 2016

What can you not like about this gorgeous finca set in beautiful gardens hidden away from the hustle and bustle. Mark and Kim are absolute darlings and nothing is too much trouble. We arrived boxing day night to the biggest warmest welcome ever. We hired a car and found that everywhere we wanted to visit was just half-hour away. Perfect location. Definitely recommend you will not be disappointed. 5 Stars from us can't wait to go back. Xx

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Management Response
24 Aug 2017
Hiya guys
Thanks so much for your review and hope to see you again soon.
All the best
Mark & Kim
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Penny W
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It's a bit like finding shangrilah”
Reviewed 28 December 2016 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Have just found your new website and wanted to say how rejuvinated we all felt after our stay with you. Being a gardener myself I particularly appreciated the artistic planting. The atmosphere was so peaceful; the location felt so private, yet had such easy access to the area. Having you guys available for guidance and recommendations was a real bonus. Thanks so much, will see you again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Dec 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best. Mark and Kim
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Upholland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: the attention to detail and cleanliness
Liked least: the was nothing not to like
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave that review. We are delighted that you had such a great time staying at Finca Fenix. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! All the best Mark & Kim
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
13 Jun 2015
Thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you again soon. All the best Mark & Kim
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Ann-Marie...
East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Can't wait to go back!!”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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I was very fortunate that I got my first ever holiday abroad to this wonderful location. My husband, daughter and I holidayed here with my sister and brother in law who had the pleasure of spending time here before. As they are seasoned travellers it was a foregone conclusion that Finca Fenix was something special when they wanted to return to it. As soon as we arrived we were made so welcome by hosts Mark and Kim, nothing was any trouble for them and they were extremely helpful with our questions about the area. The house and gardens are so perfect!! We got to explore some beautiful areas, near and far. A ten minute walk to the train station, half an hour on a very timely and immaculate train and we were in Malaga. Although the weather wasn't perfect it didn't matter as it was ALWAYS warm in the hot tub, relaxing in there with a cold drink and beautiful scenery everywhere. The bar has been set very high for future holidays, but we will definitely be visiting here again!!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Jun 2015
It was great to meet you guys - we had a hoot on the occasions when we chilled out together. We generally try and make ourselves scarce when we have guests to allow them more privacy and give us a break but felt like we had know you all for an absolute age! See you next time! M&Kxxx
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