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My name is Rakesh . I'm a doctor. from uk .
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I'd like to share my impressions about our month vacation in Spain.
The apartment is located in a quiet, peaceful place. Everything fits the description. Sea is near within walking distance, there are shops, cafes, restaurants, lots of greenery, beautiful air.
For children it's a great place. Thank you Rachel, for telling us that the pool is closed. We were determined to swim in the sea and even the cold water in sea was not a problem.
The apartment has everything you need from utensils. In general we are really glad despite some details. We planned a vacation for 7 people. Upon arrival we found only 4 sets of bed linen, when contacted the office we're invited to come and take it in the office or to pay 60 Euro for its' delivery to our appartment (the office is in 10 minutes by transport).
We used TV only for watching DVDs, though we're given the instruction to connect theTV channels we did not manage to turn on the TV by our own.
We clean the flat rather quickly and we've tried to support it tidy during the whole time of our stay, although the dust and sand was going by the evening primarily due to repair works on the facade of the house - two days the walls were repaired and painted. But nor any warnings were made about these works from the office. A week before departure we found out there were no water both cold and hot. So it's godd the sea is near:)
The taxi company works great . We were met with the bus. The taxi drivers were pleasant, polite and helpful. It is a pity that on the day of our departure, the car arrived with a little delay and we were not able to stop in the office to personally give away the appartment's key, however the driver offered to give the keys on his way back from the airport. I hope the keys are already in office.
But in general everything was great, thank you!
I spent in the apartment all September 2014. Please see my detailed review below
Calahonda is quite little town and a good location for travelling and discovering Spain. 15-10 minutes from Marbella, Mijas and other little cute towns, about 30-40 minutes from Malaga. About 1,5–2 hours from such interesting cities as Ronda, Granada, Cordoba and many other.
However there are no playgrounds for kids and it was really a problem when weather was not good for the beach. In the end we found nice playgrounds in LaCaladeMijas.
There is a little beach 100 meters from apartment. It is sandy, but sea entrance is chisley. We spent little time there.
There is a wider and much longer beach to the left. We liked it more. And the best beach in walking distance was Royal beach with Pirates café on it.
If you have car you can drive to Marbella beaches that are really wonderful!
Sea was one of our disappointments. Water was very cold: about 19-20C. May be it is good when weather is extremely hot, but not in September.
Apartments are not as big as seen on photos. However they have good planning.
Main bedroom has its own bathroom and is quite big. Two other bedrooms are really tiny. So don’t plan to spend much time there ;) Just sleep
Kitchen is well equipped and user-friendly :) It is bigger than on photos.
Lounge area is not very roomy but well organized. Table can be expanded and 8 people can eat.
View from the apartment is amazing. I enjoyed it every day. Actually it is much better than on photos. And also I enjoyed sleeping under the wash of the waves.
Apartments are not a 5star hotel and are little bit shabby. Nevertheless it is a good value for money :)
Apartments managing agency
Apartments are cleaned and managed by HomeCareOnTheWeb agency. And we had not very good experience with them.
The day before the departure we lost the key from apartments. Guest guide says that charge is 25 euro per key. So we didn’t worry and called them on the day of departure to ask if we can leave money together with keys in their postbox. Instead they said that lock should be changed (which costs much more I guess) and they should call the host. We waited for about 4 hours for answer and finally decided to go to the office.
In the office our contacting manager was too busy to see us. Woman from reception gave us invoice for 25+IVA euro for “set of keys”. When we pointed out that we lost 1 key sum changed to 10+IVA.
It was departure day and we lost a lot of time and nerves on a very simple case :(
Rakesh is very nice, friendly and generous host. Thank you, Rakesh!
To conclude, apartments are very nice with good location, wonderful view and generous host. Wish you happy holiday there! :)
El apartamento es tal y como se puede ver en las fotografías. El vecindario es tranquilo y la localización muy buena si te gusta estar a primera linea de playa. Los vecinos son amables y silenciosos.
La localización es muy buena porque estás a 15 minutos en coche de marbella y a 40 minutos de málaga y entre medio tienes mucho pueblos preciosos para visitar.
La entrega de llaves se realiza en un administrador que se encarga de solventar los problemas.
El único problema que tuvimos es que la piscina estaba cerrada temporalmente y no nos habían informado, pero Rakesh se comportó muy bien y finalmente llegamos a un acuerdo para solventar las molestias que este problema nos ocasionó.
Recomiendo este apartamento para futuros viajeros
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Rakesh was a great guest, friendly, nice and polite.