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“FANTASTICO CASITA IN A GREAT LOCATION”
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42 reviews
Stunning views
Mountain views
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Cool and shady area
Tradiional and charming surroundings
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Frigiliana, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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marsandbo...
Livingston, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“FANTASTICO CASITA IN A GREAT LOCATION”
Reviewed 8 March 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My wife and I have just enjoyed 8 weeks of bliss at this excellent villa set on the edge of the Parque Natural just outside Frigiliana. From start to finish the owners Javier and Rosario were a delight to deal with, from our original inspection visit last October, to our friendship that formed during our break. Do not be mistaken, they are not the "nosey landlords" they are only there when needed or requested to ensure you enjoy every aspect of your visit. As we enjoy a good walk in the hills the location was ideal as most of the marked trails could be accessed from our front door. The casita is well equipped with all you need including BBC Scotland on the TV. The wifi due to the location in the Campo is okay for emails etc. but do not expect to video call or stream media. Rosario changes the towels and linen every week and Javier fixed us up with a local delivery of logs for the fire at a great price. The pool and furniture were excellent (yes even in January) for sunbathing and the occasional plunge. The access road is a challenge but once you get used to it the benefits are the privacy, seclusion and stunning views over Nerja and out to the sea you are rewarded. Do not take our word for it all the reviews can not be wrong? P.S. We have booked to go back in October!!!!!!

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Liked best: Location.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Mar 2015
Dear good friends:
Thank yhou, thank you for you lovely review. We a re very happy you enjoy this 8 weeks. ANd for us after your enjoyment we are very happy for have now 2 very good friends. Only few houres you leave, and we miss you, and happy see you in July and in your booking for next October. Take good care in your retourn home, and here you have another home. Love for you both and your family.
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Malcolm P
Tenterden, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Back again!”
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We return to La Reserva every year, and if anything, it gets better each time. This year there have been improvements to the pool and kitchen, but otherwise it is the home from home we always expect. To sit on that hillside in the sun around the pool, reading a book and totally chilling out, is something else, only the sound of the birds or the odd passing rambler, it is total relaxation. Javier and Rosario are above average owners, nothing is too much trouble, we have been holidaying there for so many years, we consider them as friends. We would recommend La Reserva to anyone, except those wanting a lively holiday. It is only for those wanting peace and quiet.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet
Liked least: No uk tv
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
23 Oct 2014
Dear friends:
Thank you, thank you for your lovely review. We apreciete your love for our La Reserva, in the same time for us you are very special guest freinds, after more than 15 years enjoy your holidays with us. We are very happy see you here every year, and now a little sad for don't see you until next October.
Love for you both and all your family
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Simon B
Urbana, Illinois
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“The best holiday ever.....”
Reviewed 25 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This was one of the most enjoyable holidays ever. The house is beautiful and perfectly fitted out. The bed very comfortable. The pool perfect to jump in and out off to cool off. The setting and views amazing.

Javier and Rosario the owners are amazing. They could not be more helpful or pleasant. We went to a wedding in Nerja and as taxis do not service this area, they dropped and collected us.

I have never had a more relaxing break. We did go to Frigiliana quite a bit. A really beautiful town. Have to recommend the Polish Restaurant. Food was amazing and it certainly encouraged me to start looking up Polish recipes.

The only thing to watch out for is the drive up. It is very steep and you need to have a decent car and nerves of steel. We loved it though and you will too.

I cant begin to explain how wonderful this house is or how lovely Javier and Rosario are, but if you go you will find out and like us you will have the best holiday ever.

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Liked best: everthing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
30 Sep 2014
Dear Simon and Maria:
We are very happy your lovely review. Thank you very much. Hope next time you coming, the car hire you used are a better car, is for this we recomend the flat route to Nerja ( only 10 minutes and is flat).
Is a pleasure for us help you when the taxi no arrive at this area.
Happy see you again here, and you are welcome always.
Love
Rosario, Javier and children
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macalmont
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6 reviews
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“Exceeded all expectations.”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Having never felt the need to leave a review before, we felt that we should share our stay at La Reserva with everyone, as it was so wonderful.

From the first enquiry made through TripAdvisor, we received excellent service from Javier and Rosario. They responded to our every question and even booked a rental car for us, that was waiting for us at the airport.
When we forgot our electric adapter, we asked Javier where to buy, but within an hour he brought one to us.

The fridge was stocked with groceries on our arrival, which meant that we could relax as soon as we arrived.
The house was equipped with everything we could need, from books to a blender, from a barbecue to a bucket and spade for the children.
The pool was great to cool off after sunbathing on the loungers.

The nearest beach was a 10-15 minute drive away at Nerja, where there is shopping and the supermarket. The pretty village of Fragiliana is on the other side of the valley and is well worth a visit.

We had the best time so much so that we will be returning as soon as possible.

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Renske_La...
The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
“Lovely house with a stunning view”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a great welcome by the the owners Rosario and Javier who guided us to the house from our meeting point. We felt at home straight away, the owners arranged for a cot and a baby chair free of charge and even provided a welcome package.

The house is situated on a hill (with a private road) and the national park is straight above the house. Given the location it takes some effort to get there (car with a strong engine is a plus), however the view and privacy of the house more than compensated for this. The house itself is equipped with everything you will need, there is a swimming pool plus a large bbq.

If you are looking for a house with privacy, a stunning view, all the comfort you need, this is the place to be!

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Liked best: The garden, terras, pool and of course the view.
Liked least: wifi connection was somewhat slow.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
15 Jul 2014
Dear family:
Thank you very much for lovely review. We are very happy you enmjoy your holidays in our La Reserva. For us the best and more important is know our guest enjoy the holidays.
We are very plased see you again here. You are very, very good people.
Love
Rosario and Javier
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