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Very good
9 reviews
Las Chimeneas
My favourite  room ! Double  Four Poster with ensuite
Chill out on the rear Terrace its huge !
The Pool! fenced and gated for  your peace of mind With its very own pergola and plenty of seating
Stunning El Chorro and the gorges and mountains
A view of the house from Above Private but not isolated
Quirky white village of Alora
Beat that view! The lakes at Ardales  just 15 minutes away by car
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Farmhouse -
6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Alora, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Katie K
1 review
“Perfect villa for a large group”
Reviewed April 25, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We've just returned from a fantastic week-long stay in Las Chimeneas, travelling as a group of 12 in April 2017.

The villa was perfect for our group and we were impressed by the size and quality of the villa. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable and the kitchen was excellently equipped to handle a group of our size (the dishwasher was an unexpected bonus!). We cooked in most nights and enjoyed the outdoor BBQ area which had a large table to socialise during the evenings. The living room was comfortable and spacious to retreat to when the evenings got a bit colder. The pool was a great bonus and we were lucky enough to have great weather whilst we stayed so we managed a few swims in the afternoon before it got too chilly!

Terry was very helpful in the run up to our stay, providing us with detailed directions to the villa from the airport and arranging for us to pick up the keys.
I would recommend a car for getting into Alora (although a few of our group walked there once or twice), it made shopping easier and there is a Mercadona only a 10-15 min drive away which was handy for a group our size. Veronica, who helped us collect the keys, was particularly helpful - dropping off an espresso maker when we asked if there was one in the villa!

For climbers, this villa was the perfect spot for exploring some of the crags nearby. We visited Desplomilandia, Valle de Abdalajis and Turon (to name a few) but also enjoyed the lakes near Ardales when we explored further afield. The villa itself could have accommodated an even larger group just as comfortably too!

Overall a fantastic villa/location and I'll be recommending the place to friends in the future!

Your age range 18-24
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SuzeV_12
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Villa for large group with everything you need”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We were looking for a large villa in the El Chorro area for a group of 10 climbers. Terry was very helpful with all our queries and was there to meet us on arrival. The villa is as good as it looks in the photos. The outside area was amazing with the pool and sun beds. We had a bbq the first night and had breakfast outside every morning. The kitchen had everything we needed and Terry had stocked the fridge (milk, juice, wine, beer, ice-cream) for us which was a lovely surprise. He was on hand to give advice on restaurants and organise trips. His wife also offers a home made three course meal which we had on the second night. There was loads of food, which was delicious and we finished off for lunch the next day. The area is gorgeous and we all had a great time.
The price is such good value as well, particularly as the villa can sleep up to 15.
Cannot recommend the villa and Terry enough, thanks for a great holiday.

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Liked best: The pool and outside area.
Liked least: As a group of 10 we could have done with another fridge.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
9 Jun 2014
Many thanks for your stay here and your review . Its always a pleasure to see people enjoying the house and area . Ive taken your commnent on board and now there is a very large tall fridge and a seperate tall freezer. So a lot more cool storage. Hope to see you again some day for some more climbing or just relaxing by the pool. Thanks Terry
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bhsr
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A great place to enjoy time with friends!”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

When searching for a villa in the Alora area, the thing that first caught our eye was the price. We did not want to pay a high price for something 'posh' so the description as "a large traditional spanish farmhouse set in a great location" appealed to us. This is an accurate description of the property. Terry the owner, replied quickly to all our emails and answered our many questions in a most helpful manner. He was on hand to meet us and explained everything to us clearly and made some local recommendations. As we had only booked the main villa, Terry and his partner stayed in the apartment below so were available if we needed any assistance. There is plenty of outdoor space for everyone to relax in. There are 2 BBQ areas and plenty of outside tables and chairs which can be moved into either sun or shade. Nice pool area which was enjoyed by many of the group even though it wasn't heated! Plenty of bathroom facilities and hot water, but as is usual for most Spanish/Portugal villas it's almost impossible to get consistent hot water from several sources all at the same time! Plenty of bedding and towels for everyone. Loads of wood provided for 2 open fires which we thoroughly enjoyed. Internet access was essential for us and met our expectations. Our security deposit was returned on the day we left the property as agreed. Terry allowed 4 of our group to stay until the afternoon (without any extra fee) due to a teatime flight which was very much appreciated. If you want to relax with friends this is an ideal location with plenty of places to visit, El Chorro and the lakes being amazing. Not far from Alora with an excellent Mercadona to pick up supplies and many places to eat and drink. The coast and Malaga are both easily accessible by car or train. The property and location suited our needs in every way.

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Liked best: Plenty of open space for during the day and lots of wood for open fires in the cool evenings.
Liked least: Inconsistent hot water for the showers!!
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Large groups
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Management Response
9 May 2014
Im pleased you enjoyed your stay at the villa and was happy to allow some members stay a little longer than normally allowed . We still had time due to a few days before our next changeover so it wasnt a problem. We would love to see you again as the pool temperature is fantastic now! in March it can be hot and miss but from Mid-End April onwards usually perfect for an afternoon swim. Many thanks for your visit and kind words
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Yvonnehil...
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful & cannot wait to return”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

So glad I booked this Villa as a place to celebrate my 50th Birthday. The Villa is huge, well maintained & clean. The owner Terry was extremely helpful and nothing was to much trouble for him. The area is truly beautiful with amazing views and surrounded by orange & lemon trees. The local villagers are very friendly & helpful. There is a local train service which is very reliable, cheap & runs to Malaga airport & beach resorts. My family & I loved this Villa so much we are already planning a return trip.

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Liked best: Location & Size of Villa
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
9 May 2014
Many thanks for such lovely comments . Its always a pleasure to see people enjoying the house and the area . Would love to see you again
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Michael E
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Totally Perfect for Large Groups”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We Stayed at the villa early April 2014 and the weather was fantastic . Alora is a small town about 30-40 minutes drive from the coast but so different. The photos of the house dont do it justice it is much much bigger than it looks with nice comfy beds in nice big bedrooms and loads of bathrooms. The views are amazing from the terraces and at night there are the lights of an old convent up above Terry the owner is very friendly and helpful he had got us some beers and wine , tea , coffee , ice creams and loads of other stuff including eggs and bread and cereals for our breakfast . He waited for us until 1 am to arrive and spent time to explain things and was on hand gviing us good ideas for things to do . If you would like a peaceful get away from it all break chilling by the a pool with friends and family this place would be perfect we are going to try to come back in September !!!. The scenery is stunning and the shops are only a bout 1-2 miles away . Terrys partner operates a pop up restaurant business and we sat back and enjoyed some of the best food one night midweek during our stay . All in all great

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
9 May 2014
Hi Mike and group . Many thanks for your comments . Really enjoyed having you stay and weather was brilliant especially for April !
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Lesley W
Longfield, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic villa, amazing pool, beautiful scenery, typical Spanish town and get away from it all location”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We had a wonderful week in this villa, the location is great if you want to stay in a quiet area surrounded by beautiful scenery which was 360 degrees around the villa. Lemons, Limes, pomegranates, olive groves in abundance and our favourite being the fig trees with their delicious fruits which became our breakfast.
The pool was fantastic, very big and secluded and it was hard to drag ourselves away.
Alora is a lovely town and we found some great restaurants with reasonably priced Spanish food and beautiful views.
The lakes and El Chorro are very close and well worth a visit and the coast was about 40 minutes drive away, we would recommend Benalmadena.
One week was not long enough as there is lots to see and do in the area as well as enjoying the villa, it's pool and views.
Terry was very friendly and helpful and gave us lots of help and advice.
The welcome pack was fantastic (an assortment of drinks, chorizo, eggs, ice cream, as well as the basics of bread and milk) and saved us a journey to the supermarket.
We would definitely recommend this villa and like to come back.
Lesley, Warren, Patrick and Francesca White

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Liked best: The pool and the stunning views
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
23 Sep 2013
Its difficult to begin a holiday villa business from scratch , But great to see that people have enjoyed their stay and would like to come back. I do need to try to include some more photos of the views to potential guests. Living here means I sometimes take them for granted .
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The quiet , privacy, really a big house, swimming pool
Liked least: A little bit far away from the coast
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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