Need to know
12, including four suites.
Midday, but flexible on request and subject to availability.
Double rooms from $171.05 (€159), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates include Continental breakfast.
Owners Tania and Paul can arrange fantastic activities, including guided mountain hikes, wine tasting and helicopter tours.
Annually for the winter season, from mid-November until the beginning of February.
At the hotel
Sun terrace, lounge bar, selection of CDs/DVDs, games (Scrabble, backgammon etc). In rooms, minibar, flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, WiFi, AC, safe, hand-blended organic toiletries, waffle robes and slippers.
Our favourite rooms
The higher you go, the better the views: try to get a room on the first or second floor for the best mountain-enhanced vistas. Spacious Luxury Suites 3 (first floor) and 7 (second floor) have four-poster beds and freestanding roll-top tubs, and look out across the street to pretty gardens and mountains beyond – the view from Suite 7’s bathroom is our favourite. Junior Suite 2 on the first floor has pool and mountain views through French windows from its king-size bed. Of the smaller rooms, we love dinky beamed Standard Double 9 in the attic, and Superior Double 4, with views from its bedroom and bathroom windows. Room 5 is a split-level Mezzanine Double with a platform bed.
The blue-tiled outdoor swimming pool is flanked by black decking dotted with inviting sun-loungers and linen-covered couches. It’s a little overlooked by neighbouring houses at the back, but you won’t care about that when the sun is out.
Bikinis and beach kit: the nearest sandy stretch is only 10 minutes away. Trainers/boots for cycling and walking.
There’s a three-night minimum stay in high season. In-room aromatherapy, massages and beauty treatments are available – book in advance. The property is non-smoking, but you can light up on the balcony or the terrace.
Over-14s are welcome; however, L’Avenida is more of a grown-up getaway.