Just returned from a week at Al Ladino, and it is one of the most stunning Villas we've ever had the pleasure of staying in! From the moment you unlock the top gate and walk in, you are met with a stunning vista of mountains, coastline and beautiful outside pool area….the interior is just as welcoming, with rustic charm, but all mod cons. Excellent Wi-Fi if required, and TV and sound system great…not that we spent much time indoors! Its peaceful, but you don't feel isolated….the owner is very accommodating, and gave us some great restaurant recommendations! Welcome pack also very good (some tea bags would be great please!). Couldn't recommend more strongly….if you get chance, treat yourself to a stay….you wont regret it!
Look forward to returning sometime soon….
Simon & Julie Baggott
Hemos pasado 10 días del mes de agosto en esta casa absolutamente maravillosa. Todo está cuidado al detalle: los muebles, la decoración, los baños, el jardín, las vistas… es como entrar en un remanso de paz, tranquilidad y descanso. Todo cuidado al máximo nivel. Dani, el propietario, está pendiente en todo momento y te ayuda en todo lo que necesitas.
El entorno es prefecto para disfrutar de la playa pues hay muchas diferentes y cada una con su particularidad.
Nosotros somos asiduos de este tipo de alojamientos y os puedo decir que nunca habíamos encontrado tanto detalle de buen gusto.
Muy recomendable para todo el mundo.
We have just completed our 4th visit to these wonderful properties but our first to Al Ladino. All three previous occasions we stayed in the adjoining property of El Monte Bajo, so we are in a great position to be able to compare the two. We are not usually in the habit of coming back to the same place for a holiday over and over again. However, Nerja has held a special place in our heart over the years after holidaying here a couple of times when our children were young. We chanced across Danny’s villa when planning a return holiday 2/3 years ago, now the children have grown and flown the nest. The stunning location, charm and standard of the properties have brought us back several times since. We see ourselves coming back again and again as we love it here and can see that as our family grows again, with grandchildren etc, we will have many options on how to enjoy this flexible quality accommodation. If you are considering booking then don’t hesitate, you can’t fail to love it and Danny is a friendly, efficient & helpful host. It would be easy to think that maybe you get something less by staying at Al Ladino rather than El Monte Bajo but that isn’t the case. Both villas are of exceptional quality. The only thing that’s different is size. Al Ladino is a charming two bedroom property. Arguably it has the best master bedroom suite of the two properties, both bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, again the master benefitting from double his and hers sinks, large walk-in shower and a bath! The only real difference is that Al Ladino has two bedrooms vs El Monte Bajo’s 4, a smaller pool and a smaller garden. It’s more laid to patio than the large grassed area in the property next door but does have really good outdoor space including a large brick BBQ. However, I also think Al Ladino has marginally better views of the mountains and coastline due to the hedge height being just that little bit lower. If you are 4 people or less, then Al Ladino is perfect. El Monte Bajo with the recently added bedroom (although we haven’t seen it yet) is superb for larger groups and has a fabulous well equipped kitchen and more internal living space. If you’re more than 8 then you could easily combine both properties and have 6 double bedrooms only separated by garden gates but cleverly designed for privacy and quiet, if you are only using one of the properties. All bedrooms are en-suite and each one is roomy and delightful so no-one has to take the compromise room, which can often happen when large family groups or friends are holidaying together. I’d say if you’re wondering whether to book either property do it! I can’t imagine for one minute anyone being disappointed. You need a hire car or be prepared to use taxis for transport, which are easy to find and it’s only 10 minutes into town, it is on top of a very steep hill, hence the amazing views.
Last August we spent 10 days on this fantastic house. Spectacular views, all fantastic details of house make our stay us very happy and comfortable. Sun rising on the mornings and quiet nights makes a difference. On top it is a perfect location to enjoy beaches , cities and “pueblos blancos”.
It was incredible after a day out of house, when you come back to AL ladino how happy you feel…
Owner Danny and Jose provide very good suggestions to choose best options and help to feel like at home. By the way welcome pack it is fabulous…
My recommendation goes to Al ladino…😊
A lovely and relaxing week in Nerja in a fabulous property with spectacular views over the town and coast. We had the pleasure of meeting Danny and his wife at the neighbouring villa El Monte Bajo which was unbelievably more jaw dropping than Al Ladino! Beautiful property, perfect location with everything you would think you would need and cared for to the nth degree. This is a property we were spoilt at and will be somewhere we will return.
Nosotros nos quedamos cuatro noches este mes de agosto y hemos estado fenomenal en la casa.
La casa está muy limpia, todo en orden y con mucha facilidad para ponernos en contacto en caso que fuera necesario.
Las vistas son magníficas y igual que la casa
Bañarte en la piscina por noche con las luces encendidas es una gozada.
El dueño nos dio muchas sugerencias sobre playas, restaurantes, .. y cosas para hacer. Siempre muy pendiente de nosotros durante el viaje.
Desde la casa hasta las playas, y el centro del pueblo, en coche, no es más de cinco minutos. Totalmente recomendable. Repetiremos.
We stayed at Al Ladino for the last week of July 2020. What an amazing place! Tucked away at the top of a formidable hill overlooking Nerja and the sea beyond, the Villa is an oasis of peace and sanctuary. Our children (7 and 11) couldn’t keep out of the beautiful pool and made good friends with the two cats who visited daily! The villa itself has everything you could wish for, appears exactly as it he pictures suggest and if anything seemed larger than I imagined. Comfy beds, fluffy towels, immaculately clean plus a delicious welcome hamper on arrival! Danny is an excellent host, very responsive and friendly. Thank you for one our best holidays to date, we would love to return! :))
My husband and I stayed in this wonderful place for the months of January and February, 2020. The video and photos on the website are exactly as you will find this comfortable, private, well-appointed, and delightfully decorated Spanish bungalow. Considering the length of time we were there we used all the amenities, especially the wood burning stove in January! We had guests with us for half of our visit and they found the guest room and bath comfortable as well. This is not the place to stay if you do not intend to rent a car. It is up on a hill (thus the wonderful view) and while there is a great walking path all the way to town from the foot of the hill, walking up it with groceries would be a difficult trek. Danny makes himself available anytime you need him via phone, text and email. The location allows day-trips to Granada, Malaga, the White Hill Towns, Antequera, and so many historic and beautiful places. Spain is definitely a country we will return to and if we were to return to Nerja we would definitely stay at Al Ladino again – a wonderfully peaceful and delightful accommodation
We spent our Christmas at Al Ladino and the house is so cozy and we really enjoyed everything about it.
The house is very well kept and the views from the garden and the pool is just amazing.
Danny the owner is very hospitable and he always answer our e-mail very quick.
We will definetely come back another time and we wish that we should have stayed longer than a week. Could really recommend Al Ladino to everyone who wants to have a relaxed vacation.
We have just returned from a wonderful week at Al Ladino. The villa is beautiful inside and out! The views are stunning! Everything has been thought through from the fabulous customer service with Danny to the welcome basket with delicious goodies and vases of flowers on our arrival! The restaurant recommendations from Danny were all amazing, he certainly knows the great places to eat which is always so helpful as there are so many restaurants to choose from! I cannot recommend Al Ladino enough! Just book it, you won't be disappointed! A 5* villa!
Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit im "Al Ladino". Das Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet worden, hier steckt viel Liebe im Detail. Es liegt auf der Kuppe eines Hügels und bietet einen wundervollen Blick. Die touristischen Orte sind schnell erreichbar, trotzdem hat man am Haus absolute Ruhe. Phänomenal war der Wäschewechsel nach einer Woche und eine kurze Reinigung der Bäder, sowie der Willkommenskorb bei Ankunft. Die Abwicklung von An- und Abreise war stressfrei und gut erklärt. Das Haus ist gut für 3 Personen geeignet, für 4 Personen ist das 2.Bett etwas klein. Wir selbst waren 4 Personen, es ging aber auch. Auf jeden Fall sehr empfehlenswert.
We spent 2 weeks at Al Ladino in June and we loved every minute of it! It was our third time to Nerja but first time to Al Ladino and without doubt it was the best Villa we have ever been in. We were completely "wowed" when we opened the gate and took in the view below us and then explored the Villa itself. As mentioned in previous reviews the upkeep and maintenance was thorough, Danny's response to any questions or queries was prompt, the taxi service was excellent. As we were five days there before we were joined by a car driving family member, the taxi was most important to us! €10 each way, which included tip, took us into Nerja each evening for dinner to one of the many superb fine dining restaurants. Well worth it! And then we'd return and sit out with a glass of wine and take in the evening views. It was just so lovely. As I write this I just want to be back there and hopefully some day we will.
We have had a wonderful week staying in Al Ladino. It is in such a beautiful setting, with lovely views down to Nerja and the sea. We had been concerned that it may be quite hot in July, but the breezes on the hill kept it at a very pleasant temperature, plus the aircon and mosquito nets on the windows were great.
The house is beautifully appointed throughout, with special touches like fresh flowers and a wonderful welcome hamper.
Danny was extremely helpful throughout, both in the booking process and also during our stay when we had a problem with our hire car. He went out of his way to help us sort it out, for which we were very grateful. We would recommend Helle Hollis car hire as they too were great.
Danny’s recommendations of places to go are well worth following. All those that we tried were excellent, both restaurants and beaches.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We hope to return.
We have just spent a blissful week at Al Ladino. It is our second visit, but our first to the new "improved" layout of this lovely villa.
The views from the property & private pool are breathtaking, especially in the evenings when the sun falls on the mountains opposite. The attention to detail, the professionalism of the maintenance and cleaning teams, the communications with the owner before and during our holiday are all second to none.
Our son and his young family had been in Al Ladino for the previous week and the tinies were well catered for with a travel cot and high chair provided, as well as nice touches like toys and lollies left for them.
We hope to have further holidays here in the future and would not hesitate to recommend to others, although it's tempting to keep quiet about this heavenly spot!
It is difficult to fault the property as it is extremely well appointed, spacious, comfortable and easy to use. The views are dramatic; the house is in a quiet location so peaceful, but also secure and self-contained. All the arrangements were dealt with promptly and efficiently and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
This was our second trip to Danny's properties – the first was to the large house, which I adored because of the extended gardens. Initially I was a little disappointed we could not have it for our second trip, as only the cottage was available. However, while I still love the garden and definitely will return to it with family, the cottage itself was absolutely perfect for my husband and myself – every facility we needed and the same lovely seating areas and views over Nerja, particularly impressive at night time when all lit up. It is a spot more designed for peace and tranquillity, than nightlife, as it is a car or taxi journey from Nerja itself. There are plenty of nice restaurants along the coast road. Definitely a little bit of heaven.
Wir haben drei wunderschöne Wochen im Al Ladino verbracht. Die Aussicht ist traumhaft, die Ruhe und Stille genau das, was wir uns gewünscht haben. Das Haus ist mit so viel Liebe und Detail eingerichtet und alles sehr sauber und gepflegt. Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Silvester …. von der Terrasse ein Blick auf Nerja`s Feuerwerk …traumhaft schön. Wir fühlten uns gleich wie zu Hause, da einfach alles gepasst hat.
Wirklich ein Ort zum Weiterempfehlen !!! Eine Oase !!!
Schön , dass wir das erleben durften ! Hoffentlich auf ein andermal !!!
Irène und Pius
Nous avons séjourné 15 jours à Al Ladino. La propriété est magnifique dans son ensemble, avec une vue superbe sur la baie de Nerja! La maison est décorée avec beaucoup de goût, spacieuse et à notre arrivée nous avions des bouquets de bougainvilliers sur les tables ainsi qu'un panier de spécialités espagnoles et des boissons.Danny a répondu à toutes nos questions dans un délai très rapide et nous a donné des conseils quand nous sommes allés à Seville,et indiqué aussi le festival des 3 cultures dans le village de Frigiliana. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié le calme et la tranquillité ,la piscine, la terrasse ,les levers et couchers de soleil. Les personnes qui s'occupent de la propriété sont une équipe compétente!! Si nous revenions dans la région sans aucun doute ce serait à Al Ladino!!
We have just returned from a week stay at the villa. It is absolutely gorgeous and looks out at an amazing view of Nerja. At night the garden and pool is lit up which made night swims delightful for our kids. We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the villa as well as exploring Nerja. We received assistance with any queries we had and were told about a festival that was happening locally which we attended. We are hoping to return to the villa again one day and cannot recommend it highly enough.
We have just returned from a wonderful 3 week stay at Al Ladino. The Villa is breathtaking. As you enter the views are stunning, the garden is beautifully landscaped and the interior is carefully designed to feel spacious and contemporary whilst maintaining the traditional feel. The pool was very much enjoyed particularly by our two children!
The location gives you really easy access to Nerja at the same time as feeling very private and quiet. Danny was on hand to help with every need and no request was too much. His local helpers were also extremely courteous and hard working. This property alongside El Monte Bajo are extremely well maintained with regular visits made during our stay to sweep patios, clean the pool, trim hedges etc. The home grown food products were amazing and we made the most of handpicked salad leaves, onions and peppers.
We would not hesitate to recommend / visit Al Ladino or El Monte Bajo again. There is simply nothing of this standard in this location that I can find. A real gem!