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Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & Spa
Malaga, Andalusia, Spain|www.fincacortesin.com|
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One of Spain’s most sought-after hotels, this gorgeous Andalusian manor house, with rooms set around two picturesque courtyards, is surrounded by 23,000 square metres of glorious, flower-filled gardens.
Sitting between Sotogrande and Estepona, Finca Cortesin effortlessly blends Moorish and Castillian touches to luxurious effect. Its gorgeous, antique-filled bedrooms set around two shaded patios are inspired by Granada’s Alhambra Palace. There are three separate pools – including one adults-only – and a level of service that King Alhamar would have approved of in the Alhambra.
This is a destination unto itself – from the world-class golf course to the superb Thai-style spa (that also includes Spain’s first ice-cave) and Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel’s exclusive beach club is a short shuttle ride away.
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