We were looking for a quiet, relaxing setting to spend a few nights in the New Year and Cortijo Valverde turned out to be just what the doctor ordered! The place itself is set in beautiful rural surroundings but what really made the difference were the hosts Caroline and Ali, ably assisted by their three cats and dog! The room and amenities were excellent and Ali's skills as a cartographer made visiting nearby areas easy and hassle-free! The setting is ideal if you are looking for walking/trekking trails and most of the attractions are within an hour's drive. As travellers what you need is recommendations for places to visit, things to do and restaurants to eat in, all of which Caroline and Ali had plenty of - with a 100% success rate! The cava and cake for my birthday was a very thoughtful touch. All in all we are very happy customers and seriously hope that we can visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small Tranquil Country Hotel is only 45 minutes from Malaga Airport and within easy access of Malaga, Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Marbella, Mijas and Costa-del-Sol. The amazing El Chorro Gorge, walking trail Caminito del Rey and the beautiful Ardales Lakes are only a short drive away. The wondrous El Torcal is a mere 40-minutes drive through the magnificent A343 road to Antequera. Our Small Country Hotel near Malaga in Rural Andalucia, is a very special place. We have outstanding views of the surrounding countryside providing that special vacation destination for either a restful holiday, or a base from which to explore the many treasures that Andalucia and Inland Spain have to offer. ... more less