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Reviews of Casa Rural la Quinta de Malu 3 stars

6 de Junio, 3, 16131 Valeria, Spain

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Based on 93 hotel reviews

9.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.5

  • Comfort

    9.5

  • Location

    9.6

  • Facilities

    9.2

  • Staff

    9.9

  • Value for money

    9.6

  • Free WiFi

    7.9

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  • Reviewed: 10 May 2018

    10
    This is a rural location and a nice break from staying in the city.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Our host was exceptionally helpful and great to talk with. Also a good cook. He went out of his way to make sure my wife had good gluten free food. Staying in the house is staying in a piece of history - a real old time building.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2017

    10
    A memory of a magical visit that will stay with us
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing it is as described and photos are accurate

    From the moment you make contact the hosts are welcoming and accomodating. This is a very old farm house that has been decorated in a quirky and eclectic way, everything you see is a delightful surprise. Dinner in the below ground dining area is like a fairytale- prepare to be amazed. The food is beautifully prepared with fresh ingredients, don’t miss it! We felt privileged to stay with these lovely people.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    8.3
    Magical experience in an old rural house
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The accommodation is a very old rural house that was nicely restored by the owners and quite magical in the inside. It is located in the cute village Valeria, with a Roman settlement to be visited. The rooms are nicely decorated (it goes without saying that in such an old house one cannot expect too much luxury) and feel comfortable. It is advisable to bring some warm clothes, especially if it is not during summer time. Javier served us a very nice dinner consisting of local food and wine, really delicious and for a fair price of approx 12 EUR per dish. We also had good chats and they gave us good recommendation for visits to Cuenca and additional sights in the area. If you are looking for a special experience in a non-standard hotel don't wait with your booking.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2017

    8.3
    Beautiful ancient home with a beautiful couple who welcome you so well.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Sadly the parking is on a street and you cannot see your car - as we had a classic car this was a concern and the night we were there in a non air conditioned room, the local kids were partying and screaming in the morning until 4.30! This is obviously not the owners fault, but not great!

    This couple could not do enough for us, they were so hospitable. They invited us for evening meal with them and I am vegetarian and provided me with an amazing salad. They arranged for us to visit the local municipal pool for free (although make sure you take your passports as we didnt and that was awkward) We adored the town and the local bar.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    9.6
    Excellent and I would reccomend this to anyone who is looking for something different.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    All enjoyable.

    This is a great quirky place to stay in a great littlle village. The hosts Manu and Javier were excellent. we stayed and had dinner there prepared by Javier himself. The decoration of the rooms is very eccentric and something you will not forget. Its all done very tastefully. The house itself is a couple of hundred years old and has a history . Very enjoyable and very recomendable.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 July 2017

    9.6
    Quaint cottage
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great proprietors with a wealth of information. House very cosy and quaint. Xavier is a great cook meaning dinner was scrumptious. Breakfast also very nice. A lovely place to stay.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2017

    6.7
    A Disaster - if everything had been right a nice place to stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    When we booked this accommodation it was with the understanding we would be arriving between one and two o'clock. On the day before on the Sunday we received a telephone call from the owner saying he was sorry but he had to go to hospital the following day for an appointment with a specialist. He went on to say that he would be back by four o'clock and no later than six. He also said he wold keep in touch by telephoning. But he never did. It was well past six o'clock when we finally got a reply from him after calling him a few times, he said he would be another fifteen minutes and if we would wait in the bar then he would come and find us. He wasn't prepared to treat us to a meal for the inconvenience although he did make us comfortable in front of the log fire in the restaurant and supplied the wine. Breakfast in the morning was a trip through town as our bed was in a cramped small house with no staff on the other side of the village, which was strange in that it was the house Sally (sat nav) had tried to take us to. Breakfast if you like a slice of burnt toast and dry rolls you will be at home, in other words it was poor.

    My wife and I when travelling search out quaint and old properties. Casa Rural meet all these requirements as it is a quaint small hotel in a very small village, our host told us that in the winter there were only forty five residents. We arrived on a bright early Monday afternoon following the instructions on the sat nav. But Sally, that is my friend on the s.n., could not find the right address. After taking us through weaving narrow back streets, one so narrow the car would not fit and I had to back out. As already stated the village, more a group of houses as there are no shops and only one bar. In the centre there is a beautiful cobbled square with a very old large church to one side. Unfortunately it was closed for repairs so we did not have the opportunity to go inside, however on one of the other sides of the square was the only bar so we made ourselves comfortable with a glass or two and waited for our host. but first I had a walk around to see if I could find the hotel. As there is no picture of the front of the property on Booking.com it was a matter of looking up the address. the name of the area Valeria de Arriba is a group of low level houses and the road we were looking for the address was number three. The road at some time had been divided in two, no doubt when the Square was constructed and the part we wanted was in a very small part with only two houses in it and was single storey, the main entrance is down a hill on the road behind, where it has two floors. The property was built in the sixteen hundreds and most of it was in its original condition. We did not get to go upstairs to the bedrooms as our accommodation was in a separate building. We did go in the very dark restaurant on the ground floor with one very small window, which was still, what appeared to be in its original condition although the owners had decorated it with 'brig a brat' and fairy lights.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2016

    9.6
    Exactly as described.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Any traveller who is tired of sterile, anonymous hotels, which lack character, should try this experience - and a stay here is an experience! Javier and Malu have a delightful 17th century rural house and a natural talent for making guests feel welcome in it. Greetings over, you descend into a wonderland of invention and times past, and it is impossible not to relax and enjoy it. Your hosts are professional people with a wealth of knowledge about the history of the house and the village; and Javier is an excellent cook. There is absolutely no need to travel to Cuenca or anywhere else for your evening meal, since he will produce a freshly-cooked 4 course dinner, with wine, water and coffee/tea for E20 a head. For us vegetarians, he excelled himself; using fresh local ingredients and offering recipes even we'd never tried before. Breakfast was similarly, freshly prepared and taken in a leisurely fashion, at a time we preferred. On a less personal level, free parking is a bonus and Valería itself is a beautifully-kept little village, with the added attraction of its Roman ruins, which are well worth a visit. If you need a complete break from the stresses of modern life, or a relaxing stopover, while touring, then Quinta de Malu is the place to book!

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 21 June 2018

    10
    Great host and great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great host and great location

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    8.3
    Relaxing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No waste paper bin in the room/bathroom

    The deco was fantastic

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2017

    9.2
    Good location, friendly owners
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good location, friendly owners

    Stayed in August 2017

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  • Reviewed: 20 May 2016

    8.8
    This is a sumptuous, quirky and quintessential guest house...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A point always to remember for us tea~loving brits there is no kettle in the room, take a wee beer at the bar instead!

    This is a sumptuous, quirky and quintessential guest house set in the heart of the wee village, Valeria. As previous reviewers have said, the owners of this place are extremely helpful, amiable, and endearing, nothing is a problem, just ask. So, the bedroom we stayed in was the large four-poster room and was just madly loveable with a homely grandma sense of nic-nacs and TLC, it had plenty of space to spread your wings and relax, fresh towels, soap, and shampoo with a hairdryer in the very adequate bathroom. The meal we had on the evening at the guest house was superb, fresh homecooked and regional cuisine is always welcome, it was very reasonably priced at 25Euros with beer and wine inc There is good walking from the village as it nestles in a limestone gorge with a river running through, we managed quite easily walking from the hostel to the nearby archaeological site which is well worth a visit. There is a good bar across the road from the guest house for a refreshing beer or a wee gin after all that arduous walking. Plenty of car parking space. Breakfast the next day was simple, homecooked and delicious. Excellent value for something a little different and off the beaten track.

  • Reviewed: 14 October 2015

    9.2
    Lovely old building, great large room with private bathroom,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lovely old building, great large room with private bathroom, the owners of the property couldn't do enough for you and were very friendly, if you choose to eat dinner at the property you are offered excellent local dishes. Good parking near by and only 25 mins drive from Cuenca.I would recommend this property to friends.

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2015

    10
    We arrived very late, but the host was waiting for us and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We arrived very late, but the host was waiting for us and even upgraded our room. He also provided us with ice and glasses for our bottle of wine. Told us all about the history of the region over breakfast and had a lot of good advice for the rest our trip on costa blanca and costa del sol. Perfect atmosphere, quiet and picturesque village with very friendly people.

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2015

    7.1
    The host was very good & knowledgeable & helpful...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the stairs are awkward and dark not good for people with mobility problems only one bar in the area which closes early

    The host was very good & knowledgeable & helpful good local food

  • Reviewed: 17 June 2015

    8.8
    Most welcoming hosts, Javier speaks very good English and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Most welcoming hosts, Javier speaks very good English and Malu has the warmest smile! The house is quaint, unique, like a fictional film set from fairyland. Food includes regional dishes, very good.

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2015

    10
    Small hotel set in magnificent countryside through which you...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The wifi signal was temperamental.

    Small hotel set in magnificent countryside through which you can drive for hours without passing another car. The small hotel offers a level of hospitality that is very rarely experienced - fine dining, comfortable and uniquely furnished rooms and the sensitive but very sincere and professional attention of the hosts. It's worth driving far out of your way to enjoy a night at this unique Casa Rural - a small gem in the depths of Castilla La Mancha.

  • Reviewed: 28 October 2015

    10
    El trato personal ha sido perfecto.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    El trato personal ha sido perfecto. Cenamos en la misma casa, comida típica de la zona, exquisita. El desayuno también estuvo bien.

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2015

    8.3
    The peace and quiet.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The peace and quiet. The friendliness and helpfulness of the proprietors. The atmosphere of the old building.

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