After a busy Spring…
A good first part of the year is already over. The hotel started quite easy in February , and got very busy in March, April and May. Guests are getting to know and to find us better. Through “own” means, through “Eliza was here …” through “Booking.com” and of course, slowly but surely, by those who have visited us before. With some more “hands on” we can manage well: Juan is still here of course. His work includes basically everything: breakfast, receiving guests , buggy rides to the parking and perhaps the most important thing: he is responsible for all contacts with the Spanish authorities and responsible to obtain all the proper licenses. An almost daily ritual.
Besides, Claudia helps in the Summer months with breakfast and, together with Saida, she takes care of the rooms daily. Furthermore, Veerle is helping us till the end of July.
Apart from running the hotel during the summer and autumn, we will be busy reforming a beautiful small house right in the old center of Ojén. After the extensive renovation, it will have three floors and a roof terrace with barbecue and sea views . We will offer this detached hotel room for guests who would like to stay in the middle of a Spanish village for one week or more with all the facilities of the hotel. We’re going to make it suitable for two adults and up to 2 children.
Finca Santa Ana
An 8-minute walk from the hotel, located just outside the buildings of Ojén is the Finca Santa Ana. A beautiful country villa that consists of three bedrooms, two bathroom, a study, kitchen with dining table and fireplace and a small living room . The place even offers space for a fourth bedroom . In the garden, there is a small pool and delightful lounge sofas. The evening can be spent on the side porch with outdoor kitchen consisting of a barbecue, sink and a pizza oven . The house is equipped with satellite TV and wifi. This Spanish house is 10 minutes’ drive from Marbella and the beaches, and 20 minutes’ drive from several golf courses. This marvelous house is easy to rent for a minimum stay of one week .
The available weeks for this year are : from the 4th to the 18th of July; from the 31st of August to the 17th of September, from the 24th of September to the 14th October, and then on from the 29th of October to 16th of January 2015. Call or email us for more information and prices.
Cortijo Huerta La Casa in Ojen
Apart of the occupation of our Finca, we can also rent regularly different similar properties like Casa La Huerta Cortijo, an impressive villa with lots of privacy in the hills just outside Ojén. It is just 10 minutes away by car or , for sporty people, about 20 minutes on foot from the center of Ojén through the beautiful mountain roads.
The Cortijo is quite big and consists of a living room, kitchen and three bedrooms with two bathrooms. Besides, on the lower floor, there are a large swimming pool, a wine cellar with shower and toilet, two large barbecues and a pizza oven. Read more…
NEW POSSIBILITIES at La Posada
Visit vineyards and bodegas Remsamen in Monda
Previously, the area around Ojén was a prosperous wine region, but at the end of the nineteenth century, that came to an end. Nowadays, in nearby Monda, there are two enthusiastic Dutch people who restarted that business. Now that the bodega is ready, they can receive guests for a tour and for tasting at the vineyard.
Will you deal with the Spanish language? Would you like to learn it? Then we can make contact with a Spanish teacher from Ojén, who teaches you the basics of the language so you can greet people, order in a restaurant and have a brief conversation.
You can expand the course per day and then spend some time in the village practicing what you have learnt. Lessons can be arranged by the hour and the desired number of days. Read more…
Kite surfing in Tarifa
During two hours, you get from an experienced instructor (for two people) the basic training to do the kite -surfing. Tarifa is just about an hour’s drive from Ojén and has beautiful beaches. It is also nice to combine this with a trip to the beach or a visit to the town of Tarifa.
Hiking through the river
Last year we found some beautiful trails where you can alternate walking with swimming when Summer is too hot for hiking in the mountains. And since everything is wet, we can provide you with some waterproof bags for the car key and the camera.
Play golf at one of the 50 courses that can be found in the area , do some hiking in the Sierra de las Nieves, visit the Plaza de Toros of Ronda, discover the Alhambra in Granada, cycle in Malaga and then lunch in Pedregalejo, take the ferry for a day shopping in Tanger, take a fish dinner at Altamirano in the old town of Marbella, bike the Via Verde around Olvere and face the old dark train tunnels, view the Mezquita in Cordoba, stay a day at the beach with Paella lunch at Aqui Te Quiro Ver, go for a car-tour along the white villages, take Spanish lessons in Ojén, stay a day “at home” on the terrace with a book, go for a day of skiing in the Sierra Nevada (season) , hike around Casares and reward yourself with a good lunch there, do some very extensive shopping in La Cañada, book a whale watch-trip in the Strait of Gibraltar, plan a painting course in the square of Ojén, take a 4×4 trip in the Sierra de las Nieves, etc. On our website you can find more detailed information.
Booking.com is for us a very important source of bookings. This site lets many guests to know where to find us. Obviously playing the ” booking- ease ” an important role . So within a few minutes you have a room booked and confirmed in hands. Very nice and extremely important is the 9.2 that we score . However it is useful to know a few facts : we often have more availability than Booking.com shows since we don’t sell all the rooms through them.
However, if you still want to quickly book through Booking.com and your chosen room is available, go to our website and click on the “Booking icon” that you will find there . This route will save us considerably in the commissions to be paid. On the other hand, you can also just call or email us, which is even better. We will reward this (semi -) direct bookings with a home-made Limoncello tasting.
Interview to the Andalusian TV
Juan gave an interview to the Andalusian television about La Posada del Angel. For those who can understand Spanish or want to see some images from the hotel, here is the link to watch it.
With all the work going on we also try to enjoy all the fun that Spain offers whenever it is possible. Often spending a (half) day at the beach or, if the schedule permits it, a weekend away in Spain. During the Semana Santa, Siebe has been exploring Paris with his dad and Jochem has been testing his English, together with his mom, in London.
For the kids, we have set up a schedule to guide them through the 11 -week summer break. Siebe wil attend (at his own request!) four weeks learning English at Angela’s school in Marbella and together they will go 10 days to Holland to visit friends and family.
Siebe is doing great this year at the Colegio of Ojén . Since his Spanish has improved during the last year, everything is a little bit more easy and he is doing his daily homework more quickly. That offers more opportunities to play outside. Jochem is totally happy at the English International College. However, he is less enthusiastic about his very British uniform.
Recent information, photos and reports can always be found on facebook . Both on Ton’s page as the business page of La Posada del Angel . If you are visiting the latter then please click on ” Like”.