Las Chimeneas

Andalusia, Spain

Las Chimeneas offers all kinds of holidays including trekking, horse riding, cooking vacations, yoga, etc. Above all, they supply relaxation and a genuinely warm welcome.

Testimonials 7

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    Trip Advisor website

    We stayed here in early November for seven nights and were delighted about the location in a small unspoiled village. Food was tremendous and we were so well looked after by Emma and David and all their team. It is an excellent spot for walking and very dry - and we had no rain - good for us , but not so good for the local farmers.

  • a traveler United Kingdom

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    I organised a group of 22 friends to go on a walking holiday to Spain, and started the organisation 9 months ahead of time. Based on reviews, I fairly quickly found Las Chimeneas and started liaising with them by email. Emma was always were very prompt (and patient) in dealing with my enquiries, and when April came around, we were very excited about our visit. Emma also helped with ideas for other events for our free time.

    When we arrived, everyone was happy with their rooms. The village only has 250 inhabitants, and David and Emma have bought and refurbished a number of the houses in the village and the rooms that you stay in are scattered around the village. Some are clustered around the main part of the hotel, but a few are a serious 7-minute walk up some pretty steep steps. But those ones are rewarded with some of the best views.

  • a traveler United Kingdom

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    Emma and David are without a doubt, the most helpful and obliging hosts we have ever encountered; nothing is too much trouble. Their knowledge of local history, culture, geology, etc, is vast. The setting is superb, looking out over the Alpujarras - the terrace outside the dining room has amazing views. Rooms are what you would hope for: clean, very pretty (furnished with local artefacts), plenty of hot water, comfortable. The food is exceptional. In the evening, there is a choice of three starters, mains, and desserts, with the accent on regional cookery. Veggies are well catered for. A place to come back to.

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    David and Emma were friendly and helpful hosts and welcomed us to their lovely hotel which has been tastefully restored to give a lot of individuality to the various rooms. The evening meal was superb - fresh and local and in fact we could have chosen pretty well anything off the menu as it was all to our taste. David went out of his way to give useful advice for the ongoing days of walking and was efficient in the pickup from Granada and onward dispatch of our luggage. Overall such a good place, we must return!

  • Richard W. United Kingdom

    Trip Advisor website

    This was a very enjoyable stay in a beautifully positioned mountain retreat. The purpose of our visit was to walk and enjoy the Alpujarran countryside from a comfortable and well equipped base with access to excellent food, but as my wife was recovering from an operation, to rest in interesting surroundings when not up to more walking.Las Chimeneas is a number of traditional village houses carefully converted into modern, comfortable, very well equipped but traditionally furnished private rented rooms and suites, with access to an excellent restaurant offering a simple but entirely adequate breakfast, packed lunches if required, and superb (in my opinion) evening meals cooked by a delightful local lady in a Spanish, Mediterranean or North African style, using local ingredients and accompanied with a choice of carefully selected local wines. The chef is ably assisted by a fascinating gathering of British expats who in addition to contributing their favorite recipes also serve the meals and drinks, lead walks, conduct tours of local museum and sites of interests, give lifts, and generally provide unstinting advice and help on where to go, what to do and how to enjoy the area.David and Emma who own (and have converted over a number of years) this Casa, are superb hosts, always available to help and advice from their deep knowledge of the local area, its economy, history, customs, and traditions. David's knowledge is based on extensive research and practical experience, being also an owner and manager of a Finca (a smallholding) providing organic fruit, vegetables, and olive oil for his restaurant, and a leading light in the restoration of a nearby church. He will suggest walks and lead visits to his Finca, the church, the village olive press, and to other local places of interest accompanying the visits with fascinating commentaries. We had an altogether excellent week stay.

  • Anthon M. United Kingdom

    Trip Advisor website

    We were taken in by Emma and David as though we were their house guests. Our own casita with great view facing south to the distant sea. It was near winter so the wood burning stove was most welcome and cozy. Alistair, the chef, came up with exceptional recipes using fresh, local produce. The white houses of the small village were so pretty separated by narrow, steep, cobbled streets, and squares. Emma explained the workings of the village olive press and has written an affectionate book on the life of the village and some of its inhabitants. At least two well described walks ensured that we slept well in our comfortable beds.

  • a traveler Australia

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    We stayed at Las Chimeneas for three nights as part of a self guided walking tour and loved every minute here. David and Emma were wonderful hosts and the accommodation was just lovely. The rooms are beautifully furnished, spacious, light and airy and the balcony overlooking the mountains and valley was a nice treat. The food served in the restaurant was amazing, and loved the "happy hour" on the balcony before dinner each night. This is a great chance to meet other guests and compare walking notes. The choice of walks from Mairena have something for everyone - traditional white washed villages, donkeys, small farms, mountains, rivers and ancient Roman and Moor ruins. Best of all, no crowds! The village of Mairena itself is charming with friendly locals and a great little bar that serves yummy tapas.

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