Brand new 6-room boutique hotelCuatre Finques promises to be one of the best boutique hotel newcomers in Spain in 2014. Located in the beautiful Xalo valley, Xalo is a small unspoilt village that spreads between the Sierra de la Solana and the Sierra de Bernia, on the boundary of the Marina Baixa on the Costa Blanca and this is where you can find the charming Cuatre Finques surrounded by mountains and vineyards.
The village of Xalo, next to the river Xalo, hosts one of the most popular antique markets of the Costa Blanca on Saturdays and is well worth a visit as it is just 800m from Cuatre Finques. Why not try a vintage-inspired picnic under one of the almond trees, with an ice cold drink or enjoy wine tasting on the terrace with or without tapas. Xalo has fiestas throughout the year with various activities including bull running, processions, wine tasting, fun runs, giant paellas and partying until the sun comes up. Pep, is an experienced paraglider and will soon be a qualified tandem pilot. If you are in need of some exhilaration Pep can arrange for you to take to the skies to experience the most amazing feeling of flying and for the best views around. There are 6 mountain bikes at Cuatre Finques for you to use (free of charge) to explore the many great mountain tracks or if you prefer something a little less challenging there are lots of flat routes through the stunning Xalo Valley grape vines. A good friend of Cuatre Finques, Jaime, is a qualified golf coach with connections to the best golf courses around and can arrange bookings and lessons. Try the old town of Altea for some wonderful boutiques or Denia's Marques de Campo for a true Spanish shopping experience stopping for a coffee & cake or wine & tapas along the way. Beach-lovers won't be disappointed as some of the loveliest sandy beaches are within a 20 minute drive. With a little bit of notice spa treatments can be arranged for you under an almond tree or in the comfort of your own room. A Petanca court, children’s sand pit, and open air massage area have also recently been added.
Eating and drinking in Spain is very much part of the holiday experience whether it be the paellas, tapas, fresh fish or the lovely local wines and sangria.
Food and drink at Cuatre Finques is locally sourced, mostly grown on the surrounding land, and freshly prepared. Lunches and Dinners are available on request with a little notice and there is an honesty bar with drinks and nibbles. Light lunches by the pool or on your private terrace include fresh sandwiches on crusty bread or platters of ham, cheese, salad ?and veg from the grill. Tapas can be served in the late afternoon, early evenings and BBQs can be arranged in advance.
Cuatre Finques has 6 en-suite bedrooms, sleeping up to 15 adults, all with complimentary WiFi and an outside terrace or balcony. Choose between 3 ground floor rooms sleeping 2-3 adults (one with wheelchair access) each with its own outside terrace. The rooms have air-conditioning, iPod dock, free WiFi, safety deposit box and hairdryer. On the first floor there are 3 double/twin rooms two with balconies overlooking the Xalo Valley and the other with mountain views from a Juliet balcony . For absolute privacy and indulgence why not take over all 6 rooms with friends and family, you will find Cuatre Finques hard to beat both for value and experience.
Bernia is located on the first floor with rustic whites and lovely mountain views from the Juliet balcony. The ensuite is fully equipped with walk-in rain shower and plush Zara Home towels.
Pansa is designed with a rustic wood headboard contrasting elegantly with the lovely white linens. Pansa is located on the first floor with the best views and little balcony to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sunset. Fully equipped ensuite with corner shower and plush Zara Home towels.
Tossalet is a fresh and bright room located on the first floor with a little balcony overlooking pine trees. Fully equipped ensuite with corner shower and plush Zara Home towels.
L’Ametla (disabled accessible room) located on the ground floor, closest to the pool & bar, is soft and feminine with various white and cream finishings. There is an outside terrace with seating area and hammock. The ensuite is fully equipped with walk-in rain shower and plush Zara Home towels.
Frigola located on the ground floor with direct access to the pool has an elegant design of cool greys and whites. There is an outside seating area overlooking the pool. The ensuite is fully equipped with walk-in rain shower and plush Zara Home towels.
Choose the ground floor Moscatell for a little bit of pampering. Breakfast is served for 2 on its private terrace each morning with stunning views of the surrounding Almonds trees and mountains. The room contrasts beautifully the solid stone headboard with elegant white linens and there are little extras everywhere you turn. The ensuite is fully equipped with walk-in rain shower and plush Zara Home towels.
Nearest airport: Alicante and Valencia
Distance from nearest airport: 1 hour and 1 hour 20 minutes
50% is payable by bank transfer upon booking with the remaining balance due in cash at check out.
Cancellations before 1 month of arrival: the 50% deposit is refundable (less 5% processing fee). Cancellations 1 month or less of arrival: No shows and cancellations within 7 days of arrival will be charged the full rate.
one of the best new boutique hotel openings in Spain