"What guests say"
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.
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.
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!
Wirklich ein Ort zum Weiterempfehlen !!! Eine Oase !!!
Schön , dass wir das erleben durften ! Hoffentlich auf ein andermal !!!
Irène und Pius
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!
We had a fantastic week at Al Ladino in October. The Villa is perfect in every way with the most stunning of views. Danny was the perfect host, corresponding with us on every detail we needed both before and during our stay. The welcome pack said everything about Al Ladino's attention to detail. During our stay we had a chef who cooked for us one night at home – a wonderful evening with a superb cook – thoroughly recommended.
The detailed arrival instructions meant we found our way up the hill to the villa. When we got through the external door we were greeted by an incredible view onto the patio, over Nerja and the sea beyond, as well as a big welcome basket full of local foods and produce. The villa itself had been immaculately refurbished with high vaulted ceilings, central fireplace (not needed given the weather) and an open kitchen/ living room. The owners had taken a lot of care and attention with the decor and furnishings; we appreciated all the interesting ornaments and items throughout the property which added to the authentic Spanish style. I stayed in the master suite which had a very large double bed and double doors overlooking the pool and sea view. The bathroom had both a shower and bath, with aged wooden counter top.
Nerja, Frigiliana and the surrounding towns and villages were within
a short dive and this meant there was plenty of eating out options. It didn't feel like the overly commercialised tourist areas around Malaga and Marbella. I would highly recommend a stay at Al Ladino if you appreciate good quality holiday accommodation and a serene environment.
Thanks again, the Fowler's.
Danny and all that he has working for him are friendly and make you feel very welcome.
A beautiful place in a beautiful part of the world.
Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour à Al Ladino. Ce lieu est un véritable petit paradis. La décoration est très cosy et très harmonieuse! Nous avons adoré. La villa est très bien équipée. L'environnement est très calme, aucune nuisance. Beaucoup de couleurs et de fleurs à l'extérieur et une piscine très agréable pour bien se rafraichir.
La vue est magnifique, mer et montagne et nous invite à la sérénité. Nerja est une ville très agréable et proche. Nous avons aussi beaucoup aimé Grenade.
Danny est un propriétaire très sérieux et réactif. Il accorde le temps nécessaire à ses locataires. Nous avons reçu un mail avant de partir avec toutes les explications pour trouver la villa et beaucoup d'autres informations très utiles pour notre séjour. Danny répond vite à toutes demandes.
A notre arrivée des fleurs dans les vases, de bons fruits dans la corbeille, du bon vin et des rafraichissements dans le réfrigérateur.
Nous garderons un très beau souvenir d'Al Ladino!
La note est de 6 étoiles pour nous.
Un saludo Danny
Bien heureux celui qui possède ce lieu.
It was also great to find fresh bread, eggs and wine waiting for us after a long journey.
Danny is very friendly, caring and well prepared owner who made us feel we were staying in an old friend's house.
We would definitely like to stay here again!
Mit Danny hat alles bestens geklappt. Er hat uns hervorragend informiert, war immer zuverlässig und ein freundlicher Ansprechpartner. Dasselbe gilt für seine Leute vor Ort. Am Ende haben wir problemlos und schnell unsere Kaution zurückbekommen.
Unser Fazit: Uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen! Das heisst zwar nicht, dass es nicht auch Dinge gäbe, die zu verbessern wären. Zum Beispiel kamen wir am Anfang mit dem Gasherd nicht zurecht, eine Beschreibung fehlt dafür leider. Auch sollte Danny die Begrüßungsmappe mal wieder ordnen und aktualsieren. Aber das sind Kleinigkeiten, die nicht wirklich ins Gewicht fallen.
Beim Abschied hatten wir jedenfalls Tränen in den Augen, so lieb haben wir diesen traumhaften Ort gewonnen!
Frank und Petra aus München / Deutschland
Al ladino is also a great base to explore the area with Nerja just down the road and Frigiliana and the famous cave system a short drive. There are several great local beaches and restaurants our favourite was near Paraiso de Nerja, a great little beach with a restaurant/bar. Nerja is a beautiful place with many great shops, restaurants and beaches and the Balcón de Europa is not to be missed. We loved going out for dinner in Nerja but it was always nice to return to the peace and tranquillity of Al Ladino.
beautiful Andalucian casita, where we were lucky enough to stay in December/January 2016/17. From the first moment we arrived we were captivated by the beauty, ambience and quality of the house and its' surroundings. There was a wonderful welcome pack which was very well received! Danny the owner has obviously put his heart and soul into every element of Al Ladino and this clearly makes it such a very special place to stay.
The stunning interior has interest and charisma, with lovely unexpected features such as the stone bath and feature wall in the bathroom adjoining the master bedroom and the log burner in the living room for cooler evenings. The fixtures, fittings and linens are all to a very high standard and the furniture is customised to fit in perfectly with the charm of the house.
Outside the views are stunning, day and night and the peace and quiet makes for a very relaxing environment. We were able to drink Cava and watch the fireworks over Nerja from the terrace on New Years Eve, this was really quite special.
We felt totally at ease throughout our whole experience, from booking through to receiving our security deposit back, nothing was too much trouble. Everything we needed to know and more was covered in detail in the information pack we received. Danny has put together a very special team to look after the property and its' visitors and although they are totally unobtrusive, it is reassuring to know that they are there, if needed. Oscar the Property Manager is only a phone call away and is a fantastic source of useful information about Nerja and the surrounding area. We would heartily recommend this wonderful house to anyone looking for outstanding, quality accommodation near to lovely Nerja and we will happily return in the future.
Even more stunning in reality
“Beautiful and well equipped villa in the hills”
Reviewed by: Paul Armatage | 5 of 5
Al Ladino exceeded our high expectations in every respect. Set in the hills just outside (and with a breathtaking view of) Nerja, Al Ladino is local but secluded and feels very safe indeed. The villa was immaculate in terms of cleanliness and had great water supply and pressure and the much needed broadband internat connection which was able to support streaming. The garden was thriving for such a climate and, with the pool, was maintained throughout our stay by the friendly locals. We had a fantastic stay and this was in no small part down to this beautiful little villa on Costa del Sol.
Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2015 | Date of Stay: Aug 2015
“Al Ladino, Nerja”
Reviewed by: Jayne Gaunt | 5 of 5
Fantastic views over Nerja, the sea and the mountains, a very special place to stay which we found truly breathtaking. The house is very traditional with a lovely designer flare. The garden area is very beautifully landscaped with banana plants, lemon and palm trees. The pool is very family friendly and has a great patio area with lots of sunny and shady areas. At night the lighting is beautifully atmospheric which meant we sat out every evening. Danny, the owner was very prompt in repaying the deposit and has been great at keeping in touch throughout. The instructions on finding the house are very detailed. We would definitely book again.
Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015 | Date of Stay: Jul 2015
“Lovely and quiet with great views”
Reviewed by: Hilary Backwell | 5 of 5
The whole experience of booking the villa, the information, directions, hints and tips was fantastic. A welcome pack of super fresh fruit, cheese, bread etc on arrival meant we were able to chill out before venturing into town. Some good supermarkets and MAS had an excellent fresh fish counter. We also went to the weekly market. All the bars seemed to offer free tapas with a beer, which was most enjoyable. Our favourite bar was slightly out of the town centre – Las Ninas.
The villa itself was just lovely, clean, fresh and airy. Sitting out on the terrace there was a wonderful view of the mountains in the distance and Nerja below. It was so peaceful (just the birds and a peacock), just what the doctor ordered. Pool and sunbeds, shady area if preferred. We cooked a fair amount and the cooker etc was great.
We had some nice day trips, particularly special was Granada and the Alhambra. Also Ronda and a day driving through the mountains and little villages were great.
The villa is a drive out of town, so not ideal if you want to wander out for a drink or something to eat but if you are looking for peace and quiet in a beautiful, it really fits the bill and so it was just what we were looking for. We had a wonderful, relaxing time.
Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015 | Date of Stay: Jun 2015
“Al ladino nerja”
Reviewed by: Jayne Cooper | 5 of 5
A little paradise in the hills stunning views nerja town and Mediterranean . Beautiful villa well equipped kitchen. Relax by the pool or patio. Recommend car 10 mins drive to nerja town easy drive. Bus stops convenient. Can’t wait to go again .
Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015 | Date of Stay: May 2015
“We want to live there!”
Reviewed by: j_milou (Leeds) | 5 of 5
From the first contact with owner Danny to the prompt return of our deposit, our experience at Al ladino was amazing. We echo everything that people have already said. It is very easy to get to (by car) and the directions are incredibly detailed, with photos. The instructions for the house itself are detailed and reassuring so that your relaxation begins even before the holiday. The property is charming – well positioned above Nerja, clean, comfortable and very, very private. The weather was reasonable and we swam every day, having to force ourselves to leave the stunning views for a few hours to explore the local area. This is one of the best properties we have stayed in anywhere and we will definitely return in the near future. Thank you, Danny, for sharing this gem of a property with us.
Review Submitted: May 13, 2015 | Date of Stay: Apr 2015
Reviewed by: Linda (Somerset) | 5 of 5
The villa and setting were perfect for us as we wished to escape stressful jobs. The pool and garden were quiet apart from lush birdsong and the accommodation perfectly managed with even fresh produce from the garden…..we will be back…
Review Submitted: May 7, 2015 | Date of Stay: Apr 2015
Reviewed by: Bryony (London) | 5 of 5
We have just returned from a wonderful stay at Al Ladino – the villa was a home away from home, with lots of rustic detailing. We spent very little time indoors as the outdoor area is so lovely. The pool was a perfect size for a quick dip and a float around on the lilo, and the lights around the garden at night time are beautiful, with the views over Nerja both day and night being incredible. The staff who popped by at several points during the two weeks to look after the gardens and pool, and change the linen, were polite and friendly, and not at all intrusive. We were especially impressed by the welcome basket of some basic food bits, and two lovely bottles of wine which went down very well after a long day of travelling! The owner also emailed us part way through our stay to let us know about a festival in Malaga, which was extremely thoughtful, and also helpfully arranged for us to have an extra hour on check out day. We would say a car is definitely required for the property with it being at the top of a very steep residential area built up the hillside; driving in Nerja is very easy, and having a car provided great flexibility and allowed for lots of day trips out into the surrounding mountains, beaches and towns. Thanks again for a really lovely stay!
Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2014 | Date of Stay: Jun 2014
Reviewed by: UK visitor (Devon) | 5 of 5
We have just spent a few weeks ‘wintering’ at this wonderful location – well situated just outside the town and with views of the mountains and the sea to die for! Access to the house is easy and it is straightforward to get all along the south coast on the new Autovia.
The accommodation lived up to its billing and the owner (Danny) could not have been more helpful in accommodating our small requests when he visited – and he was backed up by a very good team of locals.
The light is bright and the sun shone on most days so we have arrived back in the UK tanned and refreshed.
Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2014 | Date of Stay: Jan 2014
“Lovely and quiet with great views”
“Charming Spanish cottage with spectacular views”
“Would move here tomorrow!”
“Great place – try it out”
“Lovely Villa in a gorgeous setting”
“Al Ladino is a Hidden Jewel”
“Fantastic Villa – Private, peaceful and charming – exactly what we were looking for”
“Von der Ankunft bis zur Abreise ein besonderer Genuss”
“Five stars is not enough!”
“Wunderschönes Ferienhaus bei Nerja”
“A superb stay”
“Peaceful and Private”
“A little bit of heaven!”
“A tiny piece of heaven”
“Paradies in Andalusien”