Our second visit to Caroline & Ali's wonderful establishment , Cortijo Valverde. My husband booked , very last minute for our 20th wedding anniversary . As our stay this time was only 3 nights , Ali suggested we caught the train to Alora where he would collect us . On the morning of our anniversary, we were presented with chocolates, bubbly and a lovely card from our hosts .
Just as before, nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel very special . From start to finish you are treated as friends by genuinely lovely people . The dinner party format is a joyous event , complete with civilised pre dinner drinks on the terrace . As before Caroline provided the most sumptuous fayre and happily shares her delicious cake recipes if you ask . Cortijo Valverde is a very special place , a home to a wonderful couple who have a genuine love of opening their home and sharing it with those fortunate enough to stumble across it . We'll be back ....
- 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