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Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Torrox
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“2nd Visit... Already Planning on a 3rd”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

We were so pleased with our stay at Fuerte Calaceite in the summer of 2013 that we decided to come back for a second time. We were so we glad we did... once again, we found tranquil, clean, modern, and comfortable accommodations for the week long stay of our family of four. We reserved a front sea view 2 bedroom apartment, and loved the assigned location in Building 5 (close to one of the swimming pools and easy access to both the indoor / outdoor parking). The fully stocked kitchen / washer and drier are very convenient and we never missed an opportunity to eat meals in the terrace enjoying the amazing views of the Mediterranean.

The staff is wonderful! The receptionist offered free parking since we were returning visitors, a really nice touch! She cheerfully gave us directions to close by attractions, and even helped us book tickets to the Alhambra in Granada (approx. a 1 hour drive from Torrox).

Can't wait to go back in 2015!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

This apartment is located in the less visited part of costa del sol. It is halfway between two major towns, so perfect for those with a car and seeking some quiet seaside holiday.

The room is very spacious with a large balcony facing the Med. Kitchen is fully equipped so it is a good alternative to buy some food from local market and cook yourself rather than eat at restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

In line with many reviews here, I have no complaints about the apartment whatsoever, decor and overall comfort a very high standard. Surrounding complex maintained to same high levels.
Word of warning. A car is a must & I wish we had realised this before booking. There is a very steep walk to the complex which is unsuitable for anyone less than completely physically fit & able! Assuming you have a car to reach the complex, there are many steps to get to the apartments and even up and down to the pool, difficult especially if you have a pram or kids.
Few minor things- there are no shops for groceries nearby and the 'shop' onsite is tiny and poorly stocked. As noted by other travelers, there is quite a pricey charge for wifi and you have to traipse down to reception to get it. Finally, we had mixed experiences of the reception staff, we were given incorrect bus stop information by someone which meant to had to go up and down the slope and we waiting in the sun in vein for bus for some time.
In summary if you have a car, are looking for somewhere peaceful, scenic with lovely accommodation (and pool) and are happy to navigate steps daily and travel to next town if you are looking for a choice of taverna to eat in- this is a good choice for you.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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ATFuerteCalaceite, Manager at Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite, responded to this review, 3 September 2014
Thank you very much for your review and in particular for mentioning the necessity of a car not only to go shopping as the mini market we have only has a few products but also to visit some of the places nearby like Frigiliana, Nerja, Granada or Malaga just to mention a few.

Since mid July we have a free Wifi Zone near the reception.
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel for a week in May and it was beautiful. The views were to die for and the apartment was clean and new. It was up a very steep hill so walking isn't a good option for any with disabilities. The area of Nerja is lovely and very quaint.

Room Tip: The beds were comfortable but the pillows were terrible so you may want to ask or bring your own!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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ATFuerteCalaceite, Manager at Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite, responded to this review, 18 June 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us at the Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite and I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. As the apartments are located on a hill walking up can be a bit strenuous and the villages of the Axarquia such as Nerja, Frigiliana, Competa… are definitely worse a visit.
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Very modern apartment with large balcony facing sea. Nice and sunny in the mornings.
Swimming pools were nice and large but water was quite cold (April) - no heating.
Good restaurants in Torrox but restaurants close by were not open. Beds were not really comfortable.
Good parking spaces (free) outside apartments. Basically only German TV channels!
Wifi expensive.
Nice serviceminded staff in reception.

Room Tip: With balcony facing South towards the sea the sun will disappear after lunch, so afternoons and even...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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ATFuerteCalaceite, Manager at Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking your time in reviewing your stay at Apartamentos Fuerte Calceite and I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your vacation.
Unfortunately Wifi is not free in the apartments but we are currently working on the possibility to have a free Wifi area near the reception. An other issue we are trying to solve are the English TV channels that are no longer available through satellite since mid April.
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed in 3 bed penthouse for second time. So loved it again. Views breathtaking. No complaints will be back again with the 3 kids. Not this year as the 3 bed apartment we rent is booked for dates we would consider travelling. Beaches lovely and location between Nerja and Torrox is ideal. Car needed but that was no problem

Stayed June 2013
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ATFuerteCalaceite, Manager at Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Love to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Apartments Fuerte Calaceite with your family and see you on your next visit.
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

We visited Calaceite for the second time and we loved it, again ;-)
We visit in winter, so it is not crowded when we are there.

The apartment are mostly well equipped (washing machine, dishwasher, etcetera!) and have great views over the Mediterranean.

Beach is 400 meters downhill. We took the car cause it is quiet steep. Small beach, but nice.

This part of the coast is less overrun by tourists and has great villages to visit further inland like competa. Malaga is a 40 minute drive. Nerja 5 minutes.

Would recommend definitely for travellers who like to be independent ( we cooked "at home" most nights and ate on the balcony with the stunning view) and who don't need much entertainment: it is not a hotel.

On the downside:
- can be noisy: when fully booked, I could imagine that being a problem
- closest towns are 4 to 5 km.
- kitchen equipment varies per apartment, which is annoying. The apartment we had this year didn't have enough spoons, cooking tools etc.

Stayed February 2014
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ATFuerteCalaceite, Manager at Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Thank you so much!!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Fuerte Calaceite and I hope to see you a third time soon. I also thank you for your comments on the kitchen equipment that we will definitely improve.
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Property: Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite
Address: Carretera Nacional 340A Km. 286,1, 29793, Torrox, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torrox
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Beach Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Torrox
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Hotel Class:4 star — Apartamentos Fuerte Calaceite 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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