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“Andalusian Luxury”
Casa Sonana from the pool
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Casa Sonana from the pool
Villa Casa Sonana - Andalucian Rural Chic.
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Casa Sonana from the pool
Villa Casa Sonana - Andalucian Rural Chic.
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ronda, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia

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Jim R
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Andalusian Luxury”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This was our fourth visit to Casa Sonaña, but we hadn't been for nearly six years. We had forgotten just how beautiful the house and the location are - stunning. We rent many properties in Spain and elsewhere, without doubt this house is by far the best equipped of any we have been to. We experienced a heat wave (yes even for Spain in July!) when we were there but it was wonderful to have the lovely house garden and pool to relax in. Jill and her team facilitate the whole experience to make your stay perfect, nothing is too much trouble. Having renewed our acquaintance with Casa Sonaña, we hope to return soon. I would have no reservations in recommending this villa.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Aug 2015
Hola Jim y todos! It was our great pleasure to welcome you back to Villa Casa Sonana again, thank you for returning and we are delighted that we continue to exceed your expectations. The Villa flourishes every year as we continue to develop our garden and all our services for our guests - so pleased it hit the mark for you again. As always, please just contact me personally when you wish to return, Casa Sonana will be waiting for you! Until then, as always, Saludos :) Jill.
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nbs3000
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Wonderful family villa”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We visited the villa in late May / early June and had an absolutely fantastic time. The villa certainly has the "wow" factor, it's stylishly designed and also very well appointed with everything we needed. It felt like a real home from home and there were plenty of things to keep our two year old daughter entertained! Our local contacts were also very helpful whenever we had any questions or needed advice.

Not a fault of the villa at all, but we did find that the pool was a little chilly for our daughter since it was quite early summer, but we bought her a cheap wetsuit which helped a lot. Overall it was a great time of year to visit since the weather wasn't oppressively hot - presumably July/August are a different story!

Although the villa is not far from Arriate do be prepared to drive everywhere if you have young kids since the walk into the village is too far for little legs. Also be prepared for the fun and games of negotiating Arriate's very narrow and hilly streets - which we found a little daunting at first but got the hang of using the convex mirrors to spot approaching traffic!

Arriate itself is a lovely little place, off the tourist track. Embarrassing we didn't speak Spanish, and English isn't widely spoken, but we got by ok in the shops and restaurants with some improvised miming and pointing. We had an amazing meal at Restaurante El Muelle de Arriate, the owner, Frank, was very welcoming and helped us choose some delicious dishes - a visit there is highly recommended!

We also made several trips into Ronda, which is a must!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jul 2015
Hola Nick y todos. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. Delighted that you all enjoyed Villa Casa Sonana and our local Pueblo Blanco of Arriate and Ronda, it really is a special part of the world that is still unspoilt by tourism, so you can really get to experience the 'real Spain' right on the Villa's doorstep. Sorry the pool was a little chilly for your daughter, its temperature at that time of year is really dictated by the preceding weather so it can be variable, but often is very usable at that time of year. Good to hear this didn't deter her! Thank you again for choosing Villa Casa Sonana, our Team on the ground and ourselves enjoying having you stay with us. Until the next time, as always, Saludos :) Jill.
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Diana M
1 review
“A blissful week in a fantastic location”
Reviewed 3 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

From the first contact with Jill I knew we would have a wonderful week. When we arrived the villa was spotless and so well equipped. The kitchen cupboards were full of the basic ingredients and there were even two little bottles of home grown olive oil.
The views are fantastic and lying by the pool watching and listening to the birds was so relaxing.
There is plenty to explore in Ronda and the nearby villages. We had a hire car but in the end decided that we all wanted to sample the local wines so ended up using taxis a lot. Jill has written heaps about what to do locally, where to eat and drink which made it very easy for us.
Thoroughly recommend the villa to all.

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Liked best: The views across and along the valley
Travelling group: Friends
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Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
6 Jul 2015
Hola Diana. thank you so much for your review, and delighted that you loved Villa Casa Sonana and the local area. We are very excited about our very first pressing of our olive oil - isn't it tasty! By next year's harvest we will have labels made, currently we are wondering what to call it and how to design a label - so any ideas, please let me know! I was quite jealous reading how you enjoyed the birdsong whilst lazing by the pool, i can hear them now, it really is quite joyous. thanks again for choosing us, and as before, you know just to contact me personally when you wish to return. (don't leave it too late as we do get booked up very quickly for the main summer months). Until then, as always, Saludos :) Jill.
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LorraineM...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just Brilliant”
Reviewed 25 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a great time at this villa, everything you ever need and more, I don't just mean the villa, location and sun, even within the Villa you want for nothing. Jill organised the delivery of our shopping for arrival, the tapas for our dinner and booked our restaurant for Sunday lunch. All of which helped us relax very quickly. Arriate is a lovely town and the locals are great, nice bars and quite frankly the best restaurant I have ever been to on holiday El Maule. We will be back.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jul 2015
Hola Lorraine. thank you so much for such kind words. We are all delighted that you loved everything about Villa Casa Sonana. As you now know, my full time job is in luxury hotels, so its easy for me just to transfer this experience to Casa Sonana, not just in the hardware of the Villa and the grounds, but also all those additional services which are often enjoyed by our villa guests. Arriate and the local area (and Restaurant El Muelle) do the rest for it with its natural beauty. Great news that you all loved it, thanks for choosing us, and you know just to contact me personally when you wish to return. Until then, as always, Saludos:) Jill,
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Lucy F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wonderful Week!”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed at Villa Casa Sonana in early June and had a lovely week. The villa is beautiful - very clean, light and spacious with lovely furnishings and décor. We like to cook and the kitchen was well equipped with a lovely big fridge and a bbq area. For me, the best thing about the villa was the beautiful view - it's set into a valley and looks out over the most beautiful countryside, and is totally peaceful. Sitting on the terrace and looking out onto such lovely surroundings whilst eating dinner was a real treat. We went on daytrips to Marbella, Peurto Banus and Ronda, all of which are relatively close and worth visiting. We also ate at El Muelle de Arriate a couple of times, which was delicious. Definitely make sure you visit for lunch or dinner, Frank is a wonderful host. Booking the villa was very easy and Jill is so helpful and very accommodating - we had a couple of queries and special dietary requirements and she couldn't have been more kind. Also, the people we met who look after the villa locally and greeted us on arrival were so friendly and more than happy to be contacted at any time. It really does make a difference to know that if you have any issues at all there are people you can ask and they will come back with helpful solutions! All in all we had a really lovely relaxing week, so thank you to everyone at Villa Casa Sonana for looking after us so well!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: Having to drive to most places although I was fully aware of this
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Jun 2015
Hola Lucy,
Thank you for your kind words - most appreciated, and we are delighted that you all loved Villa Casa Sonana and the local area. I agree, the view surrounding the Villa is truly special, and like yourself we have also spent many a magical evening on the terrace enjoying the awesome views. Good to hear that Andalucia catered for the special dietary requirements also, it would have been awful if you weren't able to sample the local wonderful cuisine. Thanks again and hope we can welcome you all back to Villa Casa Sonana sometime in the future. Until then, Saludos :) Jill.
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