La Escondida Costa Blanca, Spain

“Restored 17th Century manor in the hills above the Costa Blanca with amazing views. Bedrooms are rustic chic with exposed wooden beams, wooden floors and luxury mod cons. Elegant outdoor seating area and relaxing sitting room. Indoor & outdoor pools, spa & tennis court. A grown up Spanish hideaway.”

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“Within an hour’s drive of Alicante or the airport, the beautifully restored and refurbished La Escondida offers a delightful oasis of elegance and calm. The pretty country villa sits proudly amid five hundred acres of its own olive trees and terraced farmland. A capacity of only twenty-four guests in lovely rustic yet stylish bedrooms make you feel more like house guests than hotel visitors. Indeed, if you're lucky enough to be there when owners Mr and Mrs Terry Venables are staying, you'll feel even more like you're part of the “family”. The first terrace provides a lovely balcony for breakfast with rural views stretching for miles around. Below that is a spacious one for sunbathing, partying or simply quietly sitting and reading. And below this is a stylish indoor pool. For those who prefer the fresh air and sun, a stroll across a well-tended lawn will take you to the outdoor pool and peaceful sun loungers. Formal lunch and dinner menus offer delightful food from local produce, or for something lighter opt for the lunchtime tapas. Friendly and helpful staff make the stay effortless and comfortable. There's sights to see in nearby Biar and Alcoy, but then again why leave the property if you don't have to? La Escondida is a special experience and an easy adventure from Alicante airport - it's the perfect antidote to the stresses of modern life.”

Written by  Hugh Graham-Watson

They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
The peace and tranquility which is so hard to find these days. The atmosphere in and around the hotel gives the feeling of relaxation and being able to 'switch off', and enjoy delicious food and a friendly staff which make them feel 'at home'.

What is there to do in the area?
There is a very good safari park 10 minutes away. Museums in Alcoy and the famous tourist attraction at Guadalest. Valencia is only 45 minutes away and has a wonderful Zoo and is a very interesting city with many places to visit for a day out.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A cold buffet of ham, smoked salmon and cheeses, croissant, local jam and honey, homemade granola, a choice of fruits prepared by our chef, and a cooked breakfast of eggs any style, bacon, sausage mushrooms, tomatoes, smoothies and of course freshly squeezed orange juice.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
If given 24 hours notice our chef is always happy to prepare specific meals requested by our guests, maybe paella or fideua a specific type of paella made with noodles and sea food. He also prepares very good vegetarian dishes.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All of the rooms are popular and we are now receiving repeat guests, who strangely enough all have their favourite rooms. The corner rooms are the most popular as they are the largest.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
One corner room is suitable to have an extra bed. Whilst children are always welcome, La Escondida is a more grown up hotel and the peace and quiet is not really conducive to a family with young children.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle and recharge your batteries in the beautiful surroundings of the Spanish countryside whilst enjoying peace, tranquility, good service and lovely food then La Escondida is the place.”

What's Nearby

Facilities

Massage
Cots available
Meeting Room
Internet
Outdoor dining
Airport transfer
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Fireplace
Bar
No pets
Bicycle hire
Good wine list
Sit-out Terrace
Not suitable for disabled guests
Restrictions on children
Private dining room
Towelling robes
Safe
Swimming Pool
indoor and outdoor
Restaurant
Delicious international cuisine overseen by a Michelin-star trained head chef.
Spa
Garden
Free wifi
Wifi
Private villas
Room service
Breakfast in the room
Sitting Room
Air conditioning

Activities

Yoga
Local markets
Ballooning
Can be organised through hotel
Cycling
Bicycles available to hire
Great walks
There is a wide array of wonderful walking and hiking routes close by, suitable for all abilities.
Riding
On offer through the hotel
Tennis
Mountain biking
Sights nearby

Book this hotel

12 rooms from $156 per night

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Recommended for

Total relaxation
Come here for a complete break - there are plenty of activities on site, or you can simply chill by the pool with a good book.
Country Escape
Romantic Break
Groups
Exclusive use possible
Honeymoons

Activities

Yoga
Local markets
Ballooning
Can be organised through hotel
Cycling
Bicycles available to hire
Great walks
There is a wide array of wonderful walking and hiking routes close by, suitable for all abilities.
Riding
On offer through the hotel
Tennis
Mountain biking
Sights nearby

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Good wine list
Full of character
Sit-out Terrace
Restrictions on children
Views
Panoramic view over the surrounding countryside
Restaurant
Delicious international cuisine overseen by a Michelin-star trained head chef.
Spa
Hills & mountains
Historic
17th century manor
Free wifi
Charming
Farmhouse

Hotel size

12 rooms, 10 suites, 2 villas
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