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'La Rana'
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18 reviews
'La Rana'
big terrace
Seating Area
Open plan kitchen with dining area
10 x 4 private pool
10 x 4 private pool
BBQ with seating area
10 x 4 private pool
Summertime
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2  ( another aspect )
Bathroom 1
Bathroom ( another aspect )
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 ( another aspect )
Bathroom 2 ( en suite )
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evening atmosphere
evening atmosphere
Now new : dishwasher
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Beaches in Nerja ( 5 min drive )
Frigiliana ( 5 min drive )
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Nerja, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Lulu1203
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Peace Perfect Peace”
Reviewed 17 July 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We have just returned from a two week stay at La Rana and we loved it. The situation of the villa was perfect, it was so peaceful and quiet. The pool was a dream and being surrounded by an orchard was lovely. We would sit at night with a bottle of wine on the terrace and watch the lights on the houses which dot the hillside.

Frank, the owner, was a gentleman, even after I locked us out of the villa, with the key on the inside of the lock!! Can't believe I did that but Frank managed to get it sorted! He also told us of one or two places of interest, the river walk was one that we absolutely loved, we have never done anything like that before, it was a superb day. He also told us about the lost village of Acebuchal which we visited and had lunch at, again another wonderful day which we would not have found out about without his help.

The villa had everything we needed and with the bedrooms being situated downstairs they were always cooler making it easier to sleep.

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Liked best: The pool and garden ground.
Liked least: The road down to the villa.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DaveHale
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect base for Nerja and surrounding beaches and mountains”
Reviewed 16 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Booked through Holiday Lettings, owner Frank was very easy to deal with - something that made me nervous as I had never booked with a property owner previously.

Following the rendezvous with the owner just off the main A7, the property is no more than a 2 minute drive from the motorway, with the beaches and attractions of Nerja no more than 5 minutes away. It is sited on a steep track off the Nerja to Frigiliana road amongst avocado trees and not overlooked at all.

The house was set out over three levels with the bedrooms in the cool underground section - even with outside temperatures around 30C, there was no need for air conditioning. The main kitchen and living room is well appointed, with all the usual mod cons. On the top floor is further living space. However what sells the property (for me at least!) was the pool, gardens and outdoor space - fantastic.

We will be booking with Frank again!

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Liked best: Pool, barbeque area and gardens
Liked least: Access road was a bit rough!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SmokieCar...
Carrickfergus
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant Villa - Brilliant Owner”
Reviewed 24 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012

I have just returned from a 2 week stay in this lovely villa and all I can say is that you should ignore the poor review (yes there is a steep hill - go slowly and you will be fine) and focus on all the other reviews which are all 5* and totally accurate!
We go on 3 villa holidays each year and I would rate this villa as excellent. The location is really good - 5 minutes drive to supermarket and town, 5 minute drive to a lovely mountain village, Frigiliana and a bus stop at the top of the hill, if you want to leave the car at home.
This area of Spain is genuinely Spanish compared to other areas and I would highly recommend it. Frank, the owner, is a true gentleman - very friendly, helpful, without being intrusive, and passionate about the area. He will do whatever he can to make your stay as good as it can be. He even took us on a tour of the mountains, that you would never manage to do yourself and suggested other trips.
We particularly enjoyed lunch at the lovely Marina Del Este, just beyond La Herradura (20 mins drive) but we were also very fond of the main resort of Nerja and Frigiliana. The area was very compact, so we didnt have very long jouneys, however, it was hard to tear yourself away from the lovely veranda, pool and BBQ area, so we spent a lot of time at the villa. We look forward to returning to this villa, as soon as we can!

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Liked best: Veranda and BbqPool area.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Livingston
Reviewed 7 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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Liked best: The location and high standards.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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Liked best: nothing at all advertising extremely mis leading
Liked least: everything
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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