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New sunbeds and view out over the Orange grove to the mountains
As the apartment has two terraces , two bathrooms and three public rooms there is plenty of space
Lower terrace
Plaza Baja, the church square, surrounded by tapas bars 900m from flat
Our lower shaded terrace with vines and jasmine
Neighbouring street
Upper terrace and views over orange grove to mountains
The master bedroom with its king sized double and fitted wardrobes
New fitted kitchen incudes induction hob,hood,oven and fridge freezer
Dining room and french windows out to lower terrace
Main TV lounge
Our second music lounge with real fire for the winter months
Evening view from the lower terrace
'Coolest' twin room at the rear of the apartment
The second double bedroom
Lemon tree close up (courtesy of guest Samantha)
Bougainvillea close up (courtesy of guest Samantha)
The 'pink' bathroom
Lemon tree and view beyond
Dining room
Our street
Plaza Baja only 900m from the apartment, full of tapas bars and a focal point in the evenings
Lower terrace lighting by night
Views from apartment over the orange grove
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Alhaurin el Grande, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
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There was four of us in our group and everyone had a terrific time. From the moment we landed (travelling from Scotland) we were delighted with the warm weather. The apartment itself was far better than we expected - far more spacious than the photos show. The view is phenomenal, you can see for miles. The weather was especially warm (40oC+) and a low of mid 20oC at night. A huge thank you to Peter and Karen for their eating recommendations, the local knowledge that they have makes it very easy to choose where to go. We opted not to leave the town at all, and wandered in to town every day for lunch / dinner. We all had a wonderful time and before we left we were making plans to return. I would definitely recommend to friends and family. Bar Sardina became a firm favourite of ours, we would end up there most days - either for food or drinks. Food everywhere was terrific, and good value for money.

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Management Response
28 Jun 2016
Hi thank you all, really glad you had such a nice time. Next time we will print off a "Ruta de tapa" for you , incorporating our favourite tapas bars in the town with a suggestion what to have in each one!
Hurry back Peter and Karen
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Anne M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

Had a lovely holiday in Alhaurin el Grande. The apartment is exactly as described on the website. Very spacious and equipped with everything you could need. It has a lovely vine and lemon tree shaded terrace outside the kitchen and a further upstairs terrace for soaking up the sun.

A great location for enjoying the lovely restaurants in the town. Peter provided us with a great restaurant guide and we worked our way through a number of them.

Also a great base for travelling into Malaga which is well worth a visit. Beautiful cathedral and Picasso museum. We used the local bus which costs 2. 30 euros each way.

Peter and Karen are great hosts and could not have been more attentive.

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Management Response
17 Jun 2016
Thank you Anne, Malaga is very accessable and good value by bus and very much an up and coming city. Glad you had a nice time
Peter and Karen
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sc0tswand...
Ayrshire
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Spanish Experience!”
Reviewed 2 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Spacious and comfortable.
Well equipped.
Owner had left information on eating places and we worked our way through the list.
Some fabulous meals.
Everyone we met was friendly and helpful.
Weather was great for February and we made good use of the sun terrace with its beautiful views.
Loved our cosy evenings in the log fire outhouse!
Can't wait to return!

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Liked best: The 'Spanishness' of the town
Liked least: No wifi
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Mar 2016
Hi Laura glad you had a nice time. Your weather was lovely, we were watching from our end. The winter lounge fire is handy for colder evenings at that time of year. We will now expand our restaurant guide with your input! Hurry back
Kind regards Peter and Karen
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Shonatn
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Apartment with a fantastic outlook”
Reviewed 18 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Four of us visited (2 couples) Alhaurin el Grande for the first time September 2015 and stayed in a great location on the edge of the town, the upstairs terrace view is lovely over lemon trees to hillside you can see miles :D. A spacious apartment well equipped and a lovely shaded terrace (downstairs) where u can pick a lemon for your gin ;-) We were recommended a local taxi driver Juan who speaks great English and helped us with our visit to Mijas and Fuengarola our 2 visits during the week we stayed here. Lovely local shops, and bar with delicious food just round the corner. Maybe a 20 minute walk to town but stop at the square on the way for people watching and a drinkipoo en-route.

We loved the town (very Spanish) the people were very friendly and for sure we will be back.

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Management Response
31 Dec 2015
Hi Shona and Andy
Glad you had a nice stay, we would be delighted to see you back any time. Thank you for the panoramic video clip you sent us taken from the top terrace over our neighbours orangegrove. We have already put it to good use to help with our marketing - it was a lovely clip!
Thanks again Hope to see you soon Peter and Karen
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anniemj58
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“I love Andalucia!!”
Reviewed 14 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I travelled to Alhaurin el Grande with three girfriends in late July for 10 days, never having been to mainland Spain before.
From the first off at the airport being greeted by Juan, our local taxi driver, arranged by Peter I knew I was going to enjoy my stay.
Firstly; the weather was fantastic - although too hot at 43c most days but, I found that chilled beer helps!!
The apartment was off the main thoroughfare at the quiet end of the town....very residential. The accommodation was on the ground floor with 2 really lovely front bedrooms, a huge sitting area and separate dining room, traditionally furnished and just lovely to enjoy a meal in. There were 2 smaller, less attractive rooms at the back and side of the apartment. All very clean and tidy though (apart from the fridge) with plenty of towels available and......drum roll here.....a washing machine!!!

So, for the room allocation it was numbers in hat for us 4 girls and I copped the small double just off the close; hotter than h*** during the night even with the noisy fan on. All the rooms were so hot but it was late July after all. I can't help thinking that it would really benefit from the installation of air conditioning though.
Bathrooms were great, very spacious and spotless, with brilliant showers.....like blown across the wall powerful!!!
The kitchen was okay, well enough equipped with all you'd need for self catering although the fridge/freezer seemed to labour in the heat and wasn't the best.
The terraces were great...the upper one with it's superb views was scorching in the afternoon sun and the lower was better, being shaded by vines and very tranquil.

Peter and Karen very thoughtfully left extensive information, not only about practical stuff for the apartment but about what was best in and around the area, especially the many superb restaurants we tried, my favourite being Bar Sardina about 1km up the hill into the town. Near the apartment (500m approx) is the lovely La Higueras and a wee very Spanish grill/cafe only 200m round the corner. Oh, and not forgetting the 'chicken bar' selling delicious roast chickens and salads for take out 200m around the corner at weekends!! Two supermarkets closeby too, with all the fresh produce and wine you could need. The larger supermarket is in the main town, with more choice but the local stores were very good.

Getting around using Juan's taxi would be expensive if that was all you used, however charming and helpful he is. So I would recommend hiring a car if your mobility is not up to par (like mine) . However, once you figure out the public transport (bus) you could plan your day further afield and very inexpensive it was too.
We went to Fuengirola for the beach, Mijas for the municipal pool and just because it is so beautiful and we found the best tapas ever at Sancha.....I want to stay there!!. Malaga, Marbella and Puerto Banus are all on the bus route, you just need to plan it out with times.

Within Alhaurin itself the main town was lovely, I liked that it was a busy, working town and the people were so very friendly and helpful.
And....Juan was just brilliant....he was very helpful and so patient with my endless questions about the local area and places further afield.
I thought it was all great, and I would definitely go back, but I could see it being as a solo traveller, I think. This being due to the fact that the general consensus among the group was the lack of access locally to a pool was a real drawback to what was otherwise a great holiday.

That said, we improvised and I just loved it all!!!

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Liked best: The beautiful location and the drive to the coast - Mijas especially.
Liked least: No air con.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Hi Ladies
Thank you very much for your kind review. The apartment is constantly evolving and we will take into account your comments. The town is great fun and as you already know, we would be delighted to see you back any time Thanks again Peter and Karen
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Peter W
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice golfing break”
Reviewed 7 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We used the “Orange Grove View” as a base for a 4 man golfing holiday in June. The apartment had everything we needed for the perfect getaway.
• Excellent rural location in Alhaurin el Grande away from the main tourist areas at the coast.
• Spacious public rooms and terraces with views on which pre-dinner drinks were enjoyed.
• Close proximity to some fantastic restaurants which offered exceptional quality and value as well as a warm welcome and friendly service. We visited the restaurants recommended by Peter and were not disappointed.
• Close proximity to the Alhaurin Golf Club which provides a spectacular setting and thoroughly deserves its “must play” status.
• We used Juan, a local taxi driver recommended by Peter. Juan was reliable and prompt (by Spanish standards) and provided an excellent friendly service as well as up to date advice on any bars and restaurants that should be avoided!
• The apartment provided a haven of tranquillity; situated in a side street away from the main road and free from spouses.
• The only downside was that there was no sports psychologist on hand to deal with the issues that 3 members of the party encountered during each day’s play.
An excellent break, thoroughly enjoyed by all and thanks to Peter for all the recommendations.

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Liked best: Views from terraces
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Thank you for your nice review. I am told both the towns two golf courses are very good. It sounds as though your apres golf was pretty good as well!
Hurry back Kind Regards Peter and Karen
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Scottiebm...
Saltcoats, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 17 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Just wanted to thank you both for introducing us to your secret Spain! What a wonderful time we had!!
The views from the balcony were wonderful, overlooking the orchards towards the mountains and the apartment had everything we could wish for. It was great to work through your recommendations on what to eat at the different restaurants.....we like a challenge! The food was excellent and very reasonable and there so many to chose from...I feel we need to go back to try the ones we missed! :)
Alharien is ideally placed for visits to Mijas and Malaga, although we were perfectly happy wandering around the village. Please pass on our thanks to the lovely Juan, who was very friendly, helpful and reliable......we will certainly be back!.....Thank you both for your help and advice....and for giving us a taste of the 'real' Spain....

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Liked best: Views and restaurants
Liked least: Broadband would be handy
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
19 Jun 2015
Really glad you and the girls had such a nice time! We plan to expand the restaurant guide we gave you to include more of the towns many eateries. The town festival is a great time to go

Hurry back Peter and karen
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