A fine country house hotel, Hotel Macharaviaya, Málaga, Andalucía.
"is as comfortable a hideaway as you could wish for" - the proprietor is something of a gourmet chef" -quotes from The Rough Guide to Andalucía, page 113
Hotel Macharaviaya stands for unpretentious luxury and comfort where guests receive a warm welcome and very personal attention.
A PRIVILEGED LOCATION
The "Villa Histórica Artístico" of Macharaviaya has a population of under 400 and enjoys the best of both worlds - the peace and tranquility of the mountains of the Axarquía yet only ten minutes drive to the coast and the Mediterranean motorway. It is home to many artists and writers.
Macharaviaya, in Arabic means the mountain land of Abu Yahya, boasts a fortified mosque, which has been recently restored and floodlit, and the "almost" cathedral of the illustrious Gálvez family. Bernardo de Gálvez, Viceroy of the Americas, (Galveston, Texas is named after him), gave the town its royal charter. This grand church is also illuminated at night and is in full view of the Hotel, and coupled with the Mediterranean sea below makes for magical gourmet evenings under the stars, filled with the intoxicating scent of night scented jasmine, Dama de Noche, and the scent of the mountains. The area is perfect for walkers, artists, ornithologists, history buffs, astronomers, or for visitors who just want to chill out around the pool, lapping up the sunshine. An ideal base for touring, the city of Malaga is just a thirty minute drive, as is Malaga's International Airport, and all the major cities of southern Spain, Granada, Seville, Córdoba, Ronda etc., are easy day trips. Gibraltar is just a two hour drive from Macharaviaya and even a visit to Morocco is possible with an early start.