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The Penthouse

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Moorish Castle at night
Views from the front terrace at dusk
Back Terrace with views of the town and mountians

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Condo/Apartment
A luxurious 2 bedroom penthouse in a historic part of Alora, a typical working Spanish village in a whitewashed village where commercial tourism is no where to be found. Alora is a beautiful village that has a Moorish Castle which is illuminated in the evening which dominates the skyline and all this can been seen in the penthouse's two terraces. Alora is well link - by bus and train. The train station is walking distance to the penthouse and the bus stop is just a couple of minutes away by foot. Alora is only 15 minutes away by car to El Chorro where you will find El Caminito del Rey and where you can pursue some water sports in the lakes and is a climbers' paradise while golf courses are 30 minutes away. Alora is stratigically central to all places of interest like Granada, Seville,...A luxurious 2 bedroom penthouse in a historic part of Alora, a typical working Spanish village in a whitewashed village where commercial tourism is no where to be found. Alora is a beautiful village that has a Moorish Castle which is illuminated in the evening which dominates the skyline and all this can been seen in the penthouse's two terraces. Alora is well link - by bus and train. The train station is walking distance to the penthouse and the bus stop is just a couple of minutes away by foot. Alora is only 15 minutes away by car to El Chorro where you will find El Caminito del Rey and where you can pursue some water sports in the lakes and is a climbers' paradise while golf courses are 30 minutes away. Alora is stratigically central to all places of interest like Granada, Seville, Ronda, Antequerra, Cordoba etc. A very popular base for touring holidaymakers. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: VFT/MA/04322
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Helen M
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Ráchel
Ráchel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You want this! :) The BEST place I’ve ever stayed in!
I can’t express enough how GORGEOUS this apartment is. The view just fills your heart with beauty. No wonder most people say they came back. I will recommend this place to everyone back home. There’s no better place to stay in Alora!
Visited March 2021
Written 25 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bob C
Bob C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Apartment for one or two couples!
One of the best places, if not the best place I've ever stayed! Fabulous views from the two balconies, all the amenities you could possibly think of, and a private lift! Can't recommend this place highly enough!
Visited March 2021
Written 25 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pavlina D
Pavlina D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful wonderful wonderful
The terrace with breath taking view is something I’ll never forget. Alora is a beautiful town with everything what you need, restaurants, shops and lots of places to visit. The apartment is clean, comfortable and fully equiped. Helen and Steve are very nice and always helpful.
Visited March 2021
Written 22 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

aidoprague
aidoprague
Prague, Czech Republic32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wow!!! Spectacular view of moorish castle
I have never had a lift up to my apartment before! This place is amazing, there is no better view of the castle. It is very clean and modern I must come back beautiful
Visited March 2021
Written 22 March 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David E
David E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Always Excellent !
We have stayed at the penthouse on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The location is superb, Helen and Steve are always so helpful and everything is always excellent. We have no hesitation recommending it to anyone.
Visited April 2019
Written 13 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Experience716841
Experience716841
Thank you Dave and Margaret for your kind words. It is always a delight to have you.
Written 14 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David B
David B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Second visit
Our second booking of this penthouse flat. The place is spotless and very well equipped. Both terraces are secluded, very private and great for sun bathing, eating and generally relaxing. The panoramic views are also a plus. The flat is located in a quiet but central location, providing easy access to the local bars, restaurants and shops. The largest supermarket in the town is always well stocked, will cater for most needs and is only a 10 minute walk away. The number of restaurants are limited but the closest one to the flat (100 metres) is probably the best. A hire car is not essential, if you are happy to use the trains. On our most recent stay we had a very easy transfer from the airport by train.
Visited April 2019
Written 10 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Experience716841
Experience716841
We are so pleased you love Álora and what it has to offer. That was one of the reason we had chosen this village, we fell in love right from the start of the authentic Spanish working white washed village. Hope to see you guys soon.
Written 14 May 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Experience149690
Experience149690
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything you need and more from a vacation rental
Minutes walk from the centre of town, this apartment has everything you need including a lovely terrace with room to relax, sunbathe or eat whilst you enjoy the view. Fully equipped kitchen should you choose to cook and a dishwasher to take care of the dirty pots. No parking at the apartment but plenty nearby - Helen will collect youand your luggage. We have stayed here twice and have really enjoyed our stay.
Visited August 2017
Written 23 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Experience716841
Experience716841
Thank you so much for taking time to write a review, means so much to us. As well thank you for taking good care of the penthouse. Cheers
Written 24 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

johnkarenbond
johnkarenbond
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
mr
Our second stay at Helen and Steves penthouse.Absolutely gorgeous.Perfect views.Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Welcome hamper fabulous.All the facilities you need.We will be back.
Visited May 2018
Written 23 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Experience716841
Experience716841
Thank you so much for the review you posted Karen and John. It was a joy seeing your photos in Facebook during your stay in Alora enjoying the lakes, the tapas bars, doing your day trips in Andalucía and seeing you enjoying a meal in Casa Nelly with new found friends. Cheers and lovely meeting you both.
Written 25 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

60di
60di
Wallasey, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
wonderful.....again
Stayed in March when the rain had hit Spain but it soon passed and we where able to make the most of the fantastic view of the castle during the day and night from the rooftop terrace. This has to be one of the best equipped apartments we have stayed in around the world , its a real home from home . We keep trying other areas but we keep on returning to this one. Helen and Steve the owners go out of their way to ensure all your needs are met for an enjoyable holiday. We dont hire a car as its easy to use local transport.There is a supermarket minutes walk from the apartment and local shops. If you want to get away from the tourist areas of the costa( althought accessible) and live like the locals this is the place. There always seems to be some sort of event on at weekend , whether a festival or marathon
Visited March 2018
Written 17 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Experience716841
Experience716841
Thank for your kind words. It was lovely having you and getting to know you better as well for taking good care the the place. Till we meet again.
Written 18 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Melissa T
Melissa T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful
Thank you both a wonderful stay in your beautiful apartment.We had everything we needed. Thanks for the pick up from the car park and the tour. What a nice personal touch. Kind Ŕegards Melissa and Steve
Visited July 2017
Written 28 July 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Experience716841
Experience716841
It was lovely having you both and thank you for choosing our place in the sun.
Written 29 July 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Property features
  • Elevator/Lift access
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
Getting there
Granada Airport
91.6 km

Malaga Airport
25 km
Restaurants
Casa Abilio
1 min

La Sede
2 min

Bar El Gusto
6 min

Restaurante La Casa Del Abuelo
2 min
Attractions
Arab Castle
6 minCastles

Castillo de Álora
2 minCastles

Museo Municipal de Alora
5 minSpeciality Museums

La Faenera
5 minHistoric Walking Areas
About the neighbourhood
Alora is located in a very fertile area of the Guadalhorce Valley and 15 minutes away by car to the El Caminito del Rey. A very green area because of the rich fertile soil so the area is full of citrus and olive orchards and the landscape is very hilly and breathtaking. It has a very mild climate in the winter and spring and very popular with cyclists, mountain climbers, water sports enthusiast and golfers. A great base for touring the region . . . to visit Seville, Cordoba, Granda, Ronda, Antequera and the City of Malaga.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
The nearest airport (35 minutes drive away) is Malaga airport which is serviced by BA, Easyjet, Ryanair, Monarch etc. while the car hire companies we recommend are: www.hollehollis.com, www.europcar.com, www.arrowcars.es, www.goldcar.es, www.doyouspain.com, www.malagacar.com and www.need2rentacar.com.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Penthouse

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