Sierra de Mariola


The Sierra de Mariola is a designated Natural Park.  It is an area of beautiful lush valleys, dramatic mountains, crystal clear rivers and enchanting ancient villages.  For those wanting to experience “real Spain” this area makes for an ideal base.  Less than 1 hour drive from Alicante airport and less than 90 minutes from Valencia airport, it´s easy to reach yet a world away from the crowds at the coast.

We have pleasure in offering a selection of personally recommended accommodation in this very special corner of Spain…

+Qi The Energy House, Banyeres de Mariola

A beautifully restored Valencian farmhouse that has been lovingly converted to provide exceptional accommodation with a style and atmosphere all of its own.   The main house has a lounge area for reading and relaxing, a Yoga studio, treatment rooms and an intimate restaurant.  Outdoors there is a swimming pool, sun terrace and extensive gardens with stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

The stunning rural hotel +Qi









Set in a stunning rural location, yet only 5 minutes drive from the historical village of Banyeres de Mariola, it is the ideal retreat for those looking to explore this very special area of Spain.

Top quality rural accommodation at +Qi










The rooms are beautifully presented and offer luxurious accommodation whilst retaining all of their original features.


Fresh local organic produce is used to create excellent, original and wholesome cuisine. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.


L´Alqueria del Pilar, Banyeres de Mariola 

A beautifully restored farmhouse situated on the edge of the village of Banyeres de Mariola.  Located in the magnificent hills of the Sierra de Mariola, yet only 45 minutes drive from Alicante airport and the coast, it´s ideal for those looking for stunning scenery, outdoor activities, nature, history and culture.

Alqueria del Pilar











The original farmhouse has been painstakingly converted into 4 spacious self-catering units.  Each unit has been lovingly restored to create a luxurious living space whilst still retaining some of the original features of the farmhouse.

Alqueria del Pilar











All fully equppied with kichen, bathroom, lounge and dining areas, the units can sleep between 2 and 10 people and can be adapted to provide sleeping arrangements as required.  Cots and small beds for children are available on request.

Alqueria del Pilar










Outdoors is a swimming pool and numerous shady terraces ideal for relaxing or dining.  The village of Banyeres de Mariola has shops, a supermarket, bars and restaurants.

Alqueria del Pilar













Finca San Agustin

Finca San Agustin is a fully restored 18th Century Valencian country manor house that has been beautifully restored to create a unique hotel.  With just 8 rooms, the main house stands in its own private grounds of some 14,000 square metres.








With a large open air swimming pool, spa and restaurant it makes for a very special place to stay.  Its grounds include extensive ecological olive groves, that are farmed using traditional methods to produce some of the areas finest extra-virgin olive oil.











It is located between the villages of Ontinyent and Fontanars dels Alforins in an exceptionally pretty valley known locally as the Tuscany of Valencia.  Although in a peaceful rural location, it lies just an hour´s drive from the airports of Alicante and Valencia.












Finca Santa Elena

This is the sister hotel to Finca San Agustin and is located close by in the area known locally as the Tuscany of Valencia.











With 8 rooms, extensive gardens, restaurant, swimming pool and a library with open fireplace it provides exclusive accommodation.  This country estate produces ecologically grown olives and almonds and has an 18th Century olive oil bodega. Some of Valencia´s finest wines are produced close by and wine tasting trips can be easily arranged.











Within one hour drive of both Alicante and Valencia airport, yet in a rural location in an “undiscovered” corner of Spain, it´s an ideal destination for those looking for a special getaway.












































Leave a Reply