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“Very high standards.”
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Front Terrace with views of the Moorish Castle
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Front Terrace with views of the Moorish Castle
Moorish Castle at night
Views from the front terrace at dusk
Back Terrace with views of the town and mountians
The sitting room
Kitchen
Building Facade
Foyer
The main bedroom
Views of the castle and town
El Chorro Lakes
El Chorro Lakes at dusk
The whitewashed town of Alora
El Chorro - the climbers' paradise
El Chorro's gorge
Fishing in El Chorro
Alora Town Square
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Alora, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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York_UKRo...
York, UK
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Very high standards.”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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Previous reviews compliment Helen and Steve on their high standards. I would confirm that nothing is exaggerated. We were met at the car park, suit cases transferred to their car and we were then given a tour of the town, identifying where the supermarkets, tapas bars and restaurants were, before taking us to the apartment itself. The apartment is exactly as described and is clean, well presented and with all facilities needed. It is located within a very easy few minutes walk to the centre of town and the free car park where we left the car. It is probably easier to park there than to attempt the very narrow streets and the one way system. The welcome pack is personally selected from a list provided in advance and as far as content is concerned is above the average. At the end of the holiday Helen and Steve once again collected us in their car and drove us back, with suit cases, to the car park.
Alora is not a touristy town, but you do get a sense of a truly Spanish way of life. It's location is ideal for visiting the likes of Ronda and El Chorro and we tagged on an overnight stay in Granada which only took 1 hour 40 minutes to get there and 1 hour 30 minutes to get back from Granada to Malaga airport. All in all a very pleasant chill out week and only enhanced by the quality of the apartment and the personal service provided by Helen and Steve.

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Liked best: Service from Helen and Steve
Liked least: Restaurants and tapas bars not all open every night
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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uknikita
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely stay, highly recommended”
Reviewed 30 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

we really enjoyed our week stay at Alora, lovely appartment, all facilities, beautiful views. Lots to see in the local area. Excellent train services, but would recommend you hire a car to visit the Lakes at El Chorro, and generally explore off the beeaten track. Great hosts in Helen and Steve, they guided us about the local area, which was very useful. This his a holiday where you can go 'out of season' in the cooler months and really explore all that Andalucia has to offer, climbing, biking walking, kayaking etc, or just chill out and enjoy the slower pace of a traditional unspoilt Spanish town.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 May 2012 for a stay in April 2012

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Liked best: The many personal touches
Liked least: Nothing at all
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Honiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011

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Liked best: Large terrace to spread out, sunbathe, eat out.
Liked least: My own lack of Spanish because the people are lovely.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Feb 2012
It was lovely seeing you both again. We really got to know you well from your previous visits (twice at the penthouse and the other time at the villa) and so while we were preparing for your arrival we felt like it's family or old friends coming to visit. We believe that this is some of the perks of our job, getting to know lovely people. Hope to see you soon.
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: Facilities and location of the property
Liked least: Black bathroom towels (hardly a deal breaker!)
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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