Finca Cortesin, Malaga, Spain

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Having visited Finca Cortesin twice now, it is without doubt an amazing property that makes you glad to be alive!

From driving into the main courtyard draped with colourful flowers, you are ushered to reception where all the staff appear to be (very friendly) catwalk models. We were then sent to the bar whilst our room was being prepared and given drinks and some light nibbles.

On-site there are two outdoor adult pools, a children’s outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Poolside there is a restaurant and bar offering light snacks and lunch.

The gardens are lush with flowers and perfectly maintained. The view of the sea over the gardens in the summer sun will leave you speechless – you will know you are in a great place.

There is also a private beach club which is serviced by a hotel courtesy Mercedes and you can be there in 10 minutes. There are more pools there, a bar/restaurant and of course, the beach.

Rooms are all very generously sized with lots of wardrobe space, well designed bathrooms with strong showers and living areas.

In the evening there is live music and candles around the edge of the garden make it a magical setting as residents gather for after-dinner drinks with music.

The main building is old world from outside but very stylish Spanish influence inside. All the restaurants offer excellent food choice and drinks menus. Don Giovanni was my favourite as you can eat dinner under the stars in the outside area.

There is a good size gym with modern equipment which allows you to burn off a few calories (even for a few hours!)

Service is impeccable and very thorough – I could not fault it. The General Manager was very visible and greeted us at check in and made sure to check on us throughout.

This is not a lively, party place though there is a great vibe at the beach club. This is, however, a great place to visit if you want chill-out, serenity and space. The heat and quiet brings a calm that you will not get in a city centre…you could be a thousand miles from anywhere. The pace is relaxed and besides the gentle sound of other guests doing laps in the pool, all you will hear is distant chatter of other guests.

Highly recommended!

Visited August 2016

Photos of Finca Cortesin

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