What is(are) your name(s)?
Llamos Giron and Asis Pazo
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Since February 2011
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
This was the farmkeeper's house till last year when we made a whole refurbishing of the complex in order to start running our property as a luxury B&B.
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
Nearby there are no other places like after this extension. Our place is strategically located in the heart of the Valle de Ricote, the best kept secret in the southeast of Spain. An unspoiled area with a vast historic past and an old Roman spa nearby.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Well, there are many facts that make La Joya something very special for our customers. First of all our 275.000 sq.m. property, nestled among lemon and orange trees in a lush unparallelled oasis landscape different from the typical tourist routes. The exquisite decoration of our B&B made by a famous Spanish interior designer has been very appreciated by our guests. On top of that they can enjoy a unique and romantic night in our wonderful Haymah which creates an atmosphere of a 1001 nights dream. Do not forget the awesome lemon and orange trees blossom time.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
Our complex has three different accommodations - two contiguous apartaments and the Haymah. All of them with a private terrace or patio. Our guests may enjoy the whole property, walking or biking around the path circuit, ideal also for birdwatching or just relaxing in our "al fresco" communal patio enjoying one of our specials from our cocktail service. We can also arrange for our guests museum visits, kayak adventures or golf games located on the area.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
We have a total capacity for 8 guests, allotted in El Cactus - one bedroom with queen-size bed, La Palmera - two bedrooms, the main with a queen-size bed and the second with two separate beds, La Haymah - one bedroom with a queen-size bed.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
El Cactus: (2 Pax), Queen-size premium bed with Egyptian 100% cotton linen. One en-suite bathroom w/ thermostatic shower cabin and premium 100% cotton towels with towel dryer. Living room and dinning room. Cozy decoration with original art engravings. La Palmera: (4 Pax), Queen-size premium bed with Egyptian 100% cotton linen in the main bedroom and two separate beds with 100% cotton linen. One full bathroom with thermostatic shower cabin and premium 100% cotton towels with towel dryer. Living room and dinning room. Contemporary decoration with water colors and oils. La Haymah: (2 Pax), Queen-size premium bed with Egyptian 100% cotton linen. One en-suite bathroom w/ shower cabin and premium 100% cotton towels with towel dryer. Living room and dinning room. Exotic and romantic 1001 nights atmosphere.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
El Cactus: (2 Pax) Full bathroom with thermostatic shower cabin, electric towels dryer, kitchen with ceramic hob, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and full kitchenware, heating, air conditioning, ceiling fans, LCD 32' TV, WIFI, functioning fireplace, hairdryer, safety box, mosquito netting on windows. La Palmera: (4 Pax) One full bathroom with thermostatic shower cabin, electric towels dryer, kitchen with ceramic hob, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and full kitchenware, heating, air conditioning, ceiling fans, LCD 32' TV, WIFI, functioning fireplace, hairdryer, safety box, mosquito netting on windows. La Haymah: (2 Pax) Full bathroom with shower cabin, electric towels dryer, kitchen with ceramic hob, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and full kitchenware, heating, air conditioning, LCD 32' TV, WIFI, electric fireplace, hairdryer, safety box.
Which room is your personal favorite?
All of them are just fantastic. We leave the answer for our guests.
What do the room rates include?
All rooms include in the price: a welcome (y/n alcohol) cocktail. La Joya Bio breakfast, free parking, free internet and free firewood.
Do you offer any special packages?
Yes, we are pleased to offer romantic, cultural, spa treatments and sports packages.
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Please note our La Joya breakfast is as follows: Selection of: Coffee, Tea, or Milk chocolate, Fresh squeezed orange juice (directly from our orange trees !!), Seasonal fresh fruit brochette, Assorted cheese and meat antipasti, Homemade bakery basket with toasts, Homemade marmalade and honey, Smashed tomatoes and olive oil.
When and where is breakfast served?
Breakfast is served in the guest room or private terrace from 8:00 to 10:30.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
As per customer request in advance.
Do you serve other meals?
Welcoming cocktail and cocktails menu.
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
No, as far as any of our accommodations have their own facilities.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
Yes. From 14 years old and over.
Do you accept pets?
Sorry, no pets.
What is your smoking policy?
Smoking is allowed only outside the accommodations.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
Yes, we have our own private parking for our guests.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
Fire extinguishers in every accommodation.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Checking: From 17:00 PM. Check Out: Up to 12:00 PM.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
Yes, 2 nights minimum stay.
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
Requesting by phone or email.
What is you cancellation policy?
Reservation: 30% deposit required when checking and 70% at arrival. Cancellation policy: 100% Deposit refound up to 15 days prior to entrance day. No deposit refound with less than 15 days cancellation advise
What types of payment do you accept?
Cards: VISA, Master Card & American Express. Cash and wire transfers.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
From Highway A-30 (Madrid-Murcia): Take Exit 115 (From Madrid) or 116 (From Mucia) direction ULEA. When reach Ulea take B-10 to VILLANUEVA, just crossing the river Segura bridge geto into the village main road up to the crosse with road MU-522 and then take to the right direction OJOS/RICOTE. From the follow 1 Km and you reach in the right side the main entrance of the property. You have just arrived. Enjoy !
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
Our guests can enjoy full private facilities in a friendly and casual atmosphere surrounded by a lush orchard calm and natural environment.
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
We are a Jazz friendly place. Our goal is to offer a relaxed and friendly stay to our guests.
We hope to see you soon around !