“lovely Apartment” Just got back from a fantastic holiday at this apartment with my 2 girls..couldnt recommend it enough..the apartment is very roomy and spotlessly clean and like a home from home..will be visiting again next summer
“Home from home” Love staying at this apartment , everything you need in kitchen and nice comfy beds ,we had a hire car but its no problem getting a taxi back up the hill wont hesitate to recommend this to other guests
“Great Apartment, Extremely Helpful and Organised Owner” Very impressed with the apartment which was in a good location, clean and well-equipped. Great to have wifi and a TV with English channels as we were in in the evenings because we were travelling with my young daughter.
We had been worried that the pool would be cold, but it was in fact pleasantly warm. It is easy to walk to the sandy beaches - you have a choice and hit them whether you go right or left. The beach immediately behind the apartments is a stone beach and where all the surfers go - great to watch (especially sitting in one of the restaurants right next to the apartment with a Sangria to sip on!)
The booking process was very easy and Richard, the owner, is wonderfully helpful and organised. He gave us lots of information before we went, and was extremely quick to respond to any queries we had. On arrival we found that we couldn't open the patio doors because they had been jammed by the previous tenants; Richard ensured that this was rectified very swiftly, was great at communicating with us and very apologetic.
As Richard knew that we were staying in for dinner on a couple of the evenings he recommended an Indian restaurant/takeaway across the road in the City Centre shopping centre. We very much enjoyed the food and the owner, Patwal, was very friendly.
“Superb !!” We Stayed in this apartment for one week in April 2013. We have stayed in benalmedena a few times before but mainly on the coast and not up beside Arroyo. But we were pleasantly surprised with the plenty of good quality bars and restaurant's in the area. Before we had even arrived at the apartment the attention to detail was outstanding. The owners emailed us frequently prior to going with every bit of information and advice possible. We were met at the apartment buy the "meet and greet"guy as arranged who explained everything about the apartment. We also received a welcome pack of bread ,milk ,water,butter etc until we got a chance to go to the supermarket.
The apartment itself was immaculate. Everything there that you could possibly need .It felt like home from home almost immediately .We would definitely go back and I would recommend it to anyone.
John & Sharon
“11 days of bliss” Booked this on the basis of other good reviews about Don Joaquin and not disappointed. Don Joaquin is a lovely small apartment block development-quiet, exceptionally well kept, lovely gardens and secure parking. Apartment was a really good size and well furnished. Great layout and 2 bathrooms which is a real bonus. Got the morning sun on the balcony which had a great lookout and partial sea view. Need to take a hair dryer but that's all. Flat screen 42ins TV with Freeview and could probably get Sky if you take your own card. We didn't use the Air Con as didn't need it. Very good communication with the friendly owners who were very helpful with advise regarding car hire, area info and very prompt return of deposit upon return of keys. There was everything you needed in local area although we did hire a car because we wanted to explore .You can look at this apartment on You Tube which we did. A very good holiday from start to finish.
“A nice apartment in a great position.” Everything was as described and Philip and Kimberley couldn't have done more.
We received a message on the day before arrival to confirm arrangements.
We phoned from the airport and met Kimberley at the apartment which was spotlessly clean, bright, spacious and well equipped. It's balcony had a sea view and it's location was perfect.
We had English TV and fantastic Wi-Fi.
This is unquestionably worth a 5 star review.
“Beautiful Apartment” Thank you very much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful apartment. Not the tourist trap which suited us and was a quiet spot to use as a base to beaches and towns. Great Tapas bar on your doorstep, with locals and families in the majority. Supermarket had one of the best selections we have found outside of the usual hypermarkets. Great holiday.
“Great Apartment Would recommed” Travelled to Puerto Banus for a family wedding booked this apartment through Trip Advisor. From the very start we had very good communiations with the owners. We were met by Linda who had contacted us by phone, the welcome pack was amazing. The apartment was just as described it had everything we needed.
Private undercover parking is just outside the front door, the whole complex was very secure.
We have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to anyone who wants a quiet and relaxing holiday within walking distance of the town, the pools were sparkling clean with a lifeguard on duty.
“Spacious apartment with great views.” Myself and five friends spent a week in the penthouse apartment . its a lovely apartment .and having two bathrooms was a bonus . The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The best bit for us all was the balcony ,it gets the sun most of the day.,plenty of room for us to sit comfortably,and with great views. We all hope to come back here next year.
“Very good but!” The bungalow by Cala Gran in Cala D'or is in a lovely complex and an ideally located close to the town. The bungalow is as close to the beach as you can get which can be good or bad depending on what you want. The bungalows are close together without being invasive which is perfect. Although there are plenty of steps down from the road and up from the beach. The apartment itself is nicely finished, although certainly not as pristine as the photos suggest and the bathrooms could do with updating. The facilities cover the basics, just about and not much else. Don't expect a welcome pack or a mid week laundry service or a dvd collection or anything but you have everything you need. Just! You're paying handsomely for the location and that's it but it is a pretty impressive location. The swimming pool within the complex is an added bonus but the location is key, close to town and beach. Perfect!
The only reason for the very good rating is the mealy mouthed provisions in the apartment, that could have tipped it into the excellent bracket but it was certainly disappointing.
Would I go back..yes. Is it a good location..yes. Was it worth the money..maybe. Was the €100 plus booking fee justified..no!
“Spacious apartment, good location and friendly helpful host.” Mary was very pleasant and helpful. She provided instructions for us to take the metro from the airport and met us at Arguelles metro station, walking us to the apartment (5-10 minutes away) pointing out the supermarkets etc on the way.
The apartment is on the fourth floor with no escalator, but Mary’s partner assisted with getting our luggage up the stairs. It is on a busy one-way road, which we found noisy. Fortunately the bedroom is back from the road a little with no windows and with the bedroom doors closed we enjoyed a good nights sleep.
The apartment is spacious and has a homely feel with the bed providing a comfortable nights sleep. There is plenty of wardrobe space and a good-sized clothes rack for drying clothes. The kitchen has microwave oven, stovetop, dishwasher and washing machine. The bathroom has a shower over bath.
We really appreciated the supplies that Mary had waiting for us including bread, milk, butter, conserve and condiments so we didn’t have to rush off to the supermarket to get supplies. The wine and chocolates were also a nice treat.
The apartment was very convenient for our needs. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to the Palacio Real and Plaza Mayor is a bit further on. It is a long but manageable walk to the museum quarter and there is the option of the metro. The Arguelles metro stop is only a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment and the metro is a convenient and easy way to get around Madrid.
The apartment is also only a 20 minute walk from Principe Pio station to catch the bus to Sergovia and a 15 minute walk in the opposite direction to Moncloa bus station to catch the bus to El Escorial. The metro takes you to Atocha Renfe for the train to Toledo. These offer an economical and easy way to visit these sights on your own and at your own pace rather than taking a tour. We don’t speak Spanish but doing these trips by public transport was easy. Hence the apartment provided a great base for us to explore Madrid and the sights nearby.
In summary, Mary was very pleasant and easy to deal with. The apartment is well equipped and spacious. Our only reservation was the road noise but with the bedroom doors closed we slept well. The location was also great for our needs and we would certainly stay here again.
“Great location,stylish apartment” Location was fantastic central to shops,restuarants,port etc.very well equipped apt.spotlessly clean,would not hesitate to recommend this to anybody.superb5day break.
“Lovely, clean, quiet, good value apartment!” Just arrived back from a week at this apartment and cannot recommend this enough.
It was a lovely, clean, spacious apartment with all the things you need.
We have a 3yr old and it was perfect for us, on the ground floor, had little touches like a bucket and spade and a little step-up which enabled our little boy to use the bathroom with ease. Having a washing machine was a godsend! He loved the pool, but be aware there is no shallow/ toddler area in the pool. Also able to watch his DVD's just before bed to wind down.
It was very quiet and relaxing with no loud music pumping out late at night! Not the type of place you would go if your looking for buzzing nightlife but that suited us fine as our boy was able to go bed at a reasonable time and we enjoyed a quiet drink on the patio.
Yes you need a car to get to the main part of town, but it's a 5 minute drive and everything you need is there.
Mariann who looks after the apartment was so kind and very helpful.
If your looking for a quiet holiday in a lovely apartment which is good value for money, especially for families with young children, look no further than this little gem.
“Such good value for money and even better than its pictures” We were so excited when we got inside the apartment because it was so much more than we had expected. Situated in a great central (very pretty) spot in Frigiliana village, it is a very homey apartment with everything you could need for your stay, and spotless and fresh-smelling on arrival. We particularly appreciated the home TV channels and piles of area information tips including recommended restaurants, travel to Nerja, the local outdoor pool and many more. You will love it here.
“a lovely appartment in a lovely location” We stayed in the appartment in San Lorenzo over the christmas period in 2011 - the town of san Lorenzo is in a beautiful location and the appartment itself has wonderful views over the mountains from the front balcony. The appartment has a lovely home from home feeling, with lots of personal touches which made it a really relaxed and comfortable stay. In San Lorenzo the monastery of el escorial is quite awe inspiring and well worth several visits, the christmas full size nativity scenes throughout the centre of the town were also quite something to see and made it a very memorable christmas stay. We also did several walks into the nearby mountains, and to the city of Segovia with it'sancient aquaduct and castle was well worth a visit. A wonderful holiday and a lovely comfortable appartment with lots of helpful information supplied by the owners, i would highly recommend.
“What a beautiful apartment” I have just come back from a 2 week stay in this apartment, i have stayed on a few on Playa Bastian and i have to say that this is definatley the best we have tried. The views were lovely and everything was very at hand. We cook alot while we are away and found everything we needed in the apartment. The whole apartment is very homely. We had english tv ie bbc and itv which is always a bonus. I would recommend this apartment to anyone that wants a peaceful and spotless apartment to stay in, there is a taxi rank outside the apartment block so if you want to go out you can. Thank you for a very nice holiday.
“A little piece of paradise” We have just returned from the most relaxing 12 day holiday we've ever had.
Flew into Malaga, and drive of less than one took us to our holiday home.
A beautiful apartment within stunning grounds, and set in a fabulous location with views of the mountains and the sea; the only sound you can hear from the garden is bird-song. The apartment was finished and furnished to a very high standard, and even had British TV. Very clean inside and out. The extensive gardens were immaculately kept, with the pool being our favourite aspect of the holiday.
It was a little piece of paradise and we truly relaxed while we were there. We have found a wee gem and will definitely be going back next summer.