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

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cariadke
London UK
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3 reviews
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“A real gem from which to enjoy the beauty and peace of Andalucía”
Reviewed 28 January 2010 for a stay in April 2009
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We visited Finca Fenix in Easter 2009 with my husband and my parents to see the Easter parades in Malaga which run for a whole week before Easter Sunday. They were amazing, colourful, huge and very noisy! Malaga is a beautiful city with fabulous restaurants and bars. We were able to make the return trip from the Finca into Malaga on the local train so we were all able to sample the spectacular Spanish tapas and wine. The Finca is just what you need after busy city life. It is near enough to the local town, Alora, to walk to the supermarket but situated in such a way that you feel as if you are in the only villa in the area. The rooms are decorated in the local Spanish style and are very comfortable but the big winner for us all was the beautiful garden and outdoor pool which was just what you needed after a day sightseeing or walking in the hills just behind the Finca. It is situated in a beautiful part of Andalucía and Alora is a very traditional town with shops, bars and restaurants. We all loved it so much we are planning a return this year. Also not to forget Mark and Kim who are two of the best hosts. Always helpful and happy, nothing was too much trouble. We look forward to visiting this part of Spain again soon and enjoying the warm welcome and hospitality at Finca Fenix.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Extended Family
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blackcurr...
Manchester, UK
1 review
“Total tranquility”
Reviewed 5 November 2009 for a stay in October 2006

We booked the whole holiday over the internet; flight, accommodation, car. It couldn't have been bettered; everything went like clockwork.
Finca Fenix (self catering) is quiet and in itself fairly remote, yet all that we needed was close at hand. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts (living in the upstairs half, we rented the bottom half) to the extent of ringing and booking in advance tickets for our visit to Grenada and lending us their total collection of DVDs. We have not been on many holidays where we found ourselves totally relaxed and feeling totally at home immediately on arrival. The accommodation itself was comfortable and up to date, enhanced by the many pets - cats, peacocks......

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Visit was for: Leisure
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Marguerit...
Cardiff
1 review
“What a gem!”
Reviewed 2 November 2009 for a stay in October 2009

Open the gates and it's like stepping into your own little paradise. Amongst the quite dry surrounding countryside this is literally an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It is completely private with a very well planned, visionary layout and facilities - various tiled terraces and patio areas with plenty of seating for eating/drinking/socialising or just lounging round the pool, beautiful mature gardens with amazing colours of hibiscus and bougainvillea and tall palm trees, with fig, lemon, orange and olive trees on the upper terraces - fresh green figs for breakfast were to die for. The farmhouse is delightful - it's been very sympathetically restored and gave us everything we needed. We had intentions of making at least a few trips out to see some of the local sites, but apart from driving up to El Chorro and the lakes on our last evening (which was incredible and well worth the effort), we were content to spend our time at Finca Fenix, with just occasional visits to Mercadonna (the local supermarket). A brilliant, relaxing holiday in a beautiful setting - just what we needed. Thank you so much. MARGUERITE & PETER

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Visit was for: Leisure
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Bradders1...
London, UK
1 review
“Peace and quiet, romance and good eating! Interested? You should be!”
Reviewed 31 October 2009 for a stay in October 2009

What can I say? Well I can start by saying what a lovely place the hosts have built up. This was our first time to Spain and so we weren't too sure how we would like it. About the villa, the hosts have renovated the building and grounds themselves and there was a great photo album showing the various stages of the development which made it all feel so much more personal. I feel I should mention that this isn't just a guest villa but the second home of the hosts. They weren't present during our trip but were always available by phone and email on the few occasions we wanted advice. The work has been done very tastefully and at much expense, that was clear throughout. It made for a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Outside the the grounds just ask to be explored with many fruit trees to pick your breakfast from!
We went for a quiet relaxing holiday and a break from our stressful jobs. We ate out at the local restaurants which were recommended in the on-site guide quiet a few times and were not disappointed. They were reasonably priced because Alora is not a tourist centre and the food was just lovely, Candela being our favourite. We also cooked in the kitchen a fair bit. The actual area in which you cook is fairly small but was more than adequate to prepare meals for 4 with all the equipment you would find in your own home (and more!). There is also a washing machine in the utility room adjacent to the ground floor villa.
We spent a lot of our day time around the pool sunbathing, reading and listening to music through the outdoor speakers! There is also the National Park and lakes up past El Chorro which just HAS to be visited. Kayaks and pedalo's as available for hire, which we did one day and it used the opportunity to pop the question to my partner!!! The scenery is so beautiful, it was just perfect!
We didn't go for any big nights out as we just wanted a quiet, relaxing time but I understand that Malaga is a big night out if that is what you want. It took us about 30-40 minutes driving at a reasonably chilled pace on the day we went sight-seeing. The Cathedral and Museum of Picasso were enjoyable and our meal out delicious (again another recommendation from the guide in the villa).

One thing I will say, is you will want a hire car with you as even the shops are a fair walk away, but only 5 minutes in the car. The journey from the villa to the main road is up a rough stone track that winds its way to a steep tarmaced t-junction at the main road.

At the rear of the grounds is a railway line which rarely has a train on it now there is a new main line a few miles away. The few passenger trains that did go by were slow and pretty quiet considering!

Overall, I can give the holiday a big thumbs up. I have deducted one point for service as there may or may not be an actual host there when you stay but this didn't prove an issue for us as they were always available by phone and email (wi-fi is free and surprisingly very fast!). I have also deducted one point for location as you wouldn't get far without a hire car, however this might be just what you are looking for, privacy, peace and quiet!!!

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Visit was for: Leisure
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Your age range 25-34
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sofie224
Merelbeke, Belgium
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
1 Sep 2017
Thanks for the great review! It was lovely to meet you all and look forward to seeing you again soon. Amazingly there are still a few things on your todo list :) Hugs Mark & Kim
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kishlein
Paris
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2012 for a stay in August 2011
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Liked best: Terrace, pool, quiet, flowers, exotic garden.
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Reviewed 1 December 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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Management Response
13 Dec 2011
Not so welcome guests…

I have pondered how to respond to this review and believe that the other comments left by our guests (here on Trip Advisor and on our own website) portray a fairly accurate representation of Finca Fenix

We welcomed these guests and their friends, along with an additional and unexpected entourage comprising an elderly dog and 2 cats. Following a little accident with a guests kitten a few years ago we don’t cater for pets as a matter of courtesy to our other visitors. However over the years we have had ourselves a bit of a menagerie what with dogs, cats, chickens & peacocks and so hunkered down to help settle the travel weary critters in.

Our flight to the UK was not for a few hours so we spent a pleasant time with the guests and left them and their friends very adequately prepared for with a couple of Marianas homemade tortillas & porra, local produce, wine and beer etc. They were very enthusiastic about being in Andalucia, at Finca Fenix and about their new life in a new home here, where they hoped to be installed within a couple of weeks.

They specifically asked for no further housekeeping service and requested total privacy and so as Mariana had just left an immaculately clean apartment, stacks of bed linen and towels, we were happy to oblige. They were shown where the cleaning products live, where the heaters are and location of the washing machine before we left them ensconsed with our best wishes.

Fortunately all went to plan and the new home was located, paid for and moved into within a few weeks. However I was deeply disappointed to discover that they had left the house in a deplorable state, including a mattress that had been urinated on by the cats.

What I did not expect was a request for a refund because they had left earlier than expected. When I pointed out the audacity of this in light of the circumstances I was met with a denial, a veiled threat followed by this unpalatable review. In all the years we have been here this has been the first time anything like this has happened so let’s hope it’s a blip.

Over the winter Finca Fenix will be entering its next incarnation so in spring additional accommodation will be be available!
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