Set near the Valencian municipality of Penàguila, in the south-eastern corner of Spain, La Escondida is a magical Moorish style hideaway built on a 500-acre private estate, encircled by mountains and towering trees that cling to the escarpments at the sides of the narrow roads. Just 20 minutes from the local town of Alcoy, 30 minutes from the busy Alicante beaches, and with the Font Roja National Park, Elcondida has all the ingredients for a magical Spanish holiday.
The guestrooms at Escondida range from Cabin and Corner Suites to Deluxe and Cosy rooms, and all are decorated in a fusion of traditional rustic style with contemporary amenities, with exposed ceiling beams, stone fireplaces and walls, and polished wood floors and window frames, befitting of the building’s history and style. The age of the house means that all the rooms are different sizes and the colours reflect the surrounding countryside and olive groves. With private en-suite living space, a wood-burning stove to curl up with or a veranda to admire the views from the Cabin suites offer your own little rural retreat – but with all the hotel’s five-star facilities a few steps away. All the rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning and desks, but no TV, so this is a blissful retreat from the outside world. The largest rooms are the Corner Suites, which also boast panoramic views and elegant armchairs to relax in. Sleek white porcelain and chrome bathrooms have all the contemporary fittings
Life at Escondida is as simple or as busy as you want it to be. The recently renovated outdoor pool, set in stunning landscaped scenery, will keep sun worshippers happy, while the indoor pool also has a spa with two treatment rooms where you can enjoy a variety of massages, facials, body scrubs and treatments, from the Exquisite Choco Bliss to the Heavenly Escondida. Then if you’re feeling more energetic, you can choose from a whole range of activities, from horse riding, mountaing biking, cycling, hiking and walking trails, right forn the front door. And as Escondida is set in acres of almond and olive groves, you’ll be guaranteed a spectacular trip whatever your choice of transport. Golfers have come to the right place, whether you want a whole trip or just one game, the hotel has good relationships with all the best golf clubs in the area. However you choose to spend your time, you will have a wonderful visit.
The Escondida boasts as Michel-trained head chef, who has created a menu of breakfast, lunches and dinners from the finest cuts of meat, freshest fish and seafood, along with fruit, vegetables and herbs picked from the garden. There are special events such as barbeques on the terrace with Spanish guitarists, and Vegetarian Weekends to enjoy as well as a tapas and snacks menu coming soon, and a July ball whichi s takes in an entire weekend of non –stop drinking, dining, dancing and all kinds of fun including archery on the Sunday..
And the stylish bar is open to locals as well as guests, which injects it with a lively and special atmosphere.
Carretera Alcoy a PenáguilaKm.9Penáguila,Alicante, 03815Penáguila