Dog haters beware. Our inspectors were greeted by three very vocal dogs of mysterious breeding. Although they looked scary, they were, in fact, gentle, and give the place a homely feel.
Set high in the hills above Malaga, the hotel has fabulous views of the sea and surrounding countryside. When we visited the garden was being re-landscaped, and a couple of new rooms added, in fact there might eventually be as many as ten rooms. It was hard to visualise the eventual effect of this work, but the old garden looked charming in photographs, so we believe the new one will be too.
The Molino's charm is very much to do with its self-sufficient atmosphere. The garden provides fruit and vegetables for the table; and a hen house ensures fresh eggs for breakfast.
The rooms are beautifully done out, with large flagstones on the floors, gracefully draped mosquito nets and rustic/antique fabrics and furniture. On hand are a range of outdoor activities which the hotel can arrange: riding, tennis and mountain biking; they'll also advise on and arrange trips to local botanical gardens, museums and other cultural events.