OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44-800-085-3815

Escuela La Crujia Bed and Breakfast

Bedrooms 3
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Bed and Breakfast in Velez Malaga, Costa del Sol - Stay In A Rural Converted Schoolhouse In The Heart Of Rural Andalusia, Just 10 Mins From The Coast

Escuela La Crujia is an old rural schoolhouse that has been converted into a comfortable guest house/B&B, set in a beautiful and very peaceful rural setting, just 10 minutes from the coast at Torre del Mar and just 30 minutes from Malaga airport. Like a small hotel, this guest house has three rooms, and each room has its own entrance and terrace area, and guests are welcome to use and enjoy both the school hall lounge and the gardens, with its outdoor pool, pingpong table and a fabulous trampoline for the kids! As we are so small, there is always a family atmosphere and our guests can enjoy privacy and peace even in the high season! We also welcome animals.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Toni

We are a family (Spanish and English) with two children and we live at the B&B and work all year round to make it as comfortable, beautiful and relaxing for our guests as we possibly can! We have four cats (very good natured), no dogs, some chickens and lots of wildlife in the garden!

We found the Escuela (an old schoolhouse for the local country children) by accident and worked hard to be able to buy it and make it our home. We are so pleased that so many other people can share the experience of this wonderful little piece of paradise with us!

Toni purchased this hotel in 2000

Why Toni chose Axarquia (Costa del Sol)

We were determined to get away from a frantic life and run our own business. We have two businesses which we run from the Escuela, (the B&B and a house hunting service) and the fact that we are Spanish and English speakers is perfect for both businesses that we have set up in this glorious place.

What makes this hotel unique

The best thing about the Escuela is it's location. We are in the most glorious, peaceful and rural countryside, with lovely, olive-skinned Spanish country folk all around us and yet we are only 10 minutes from the coast and only 30 mins from sophisticated Malaga city. There is no dirt track either and no sheer drops to worry about, as we are in the middle of the fertile avocado-growing Velez valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a fabulous spot. Our stay could not have been pleasanter. Everything, from our welcome to the lovely spacious accommodation and kitchenette, to the really inviting visitors’ lounge, the pool, breakfast and the proximity of two good, inexpensive restaurants made this an experience we plan to repeat. Have just returned and we're already planning when we might return. Our room was a good size with a kitchen area which was well equipped Breakfast was served each day on our own patio area. We only left the Escuela one day,spending lazy days around the lovely pool and under the canopy next to the BBQ .It was perfection! But the best things about this place are the the owners Toni and Imanol.Every B&B should be run by such people;so friendly and helpful with such local knowledge that you feel at home from the start.They couldn't do enough for us and made our stay even more memorable. We never go away to the same place twice but we're planning to come back to the Escuela La Crujia!
May 2006
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel in Vélez-Málaga in Malaga Province (Costa del Sol)

Property Type:
  • hotel
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We can offer you any one of these three rooms, or all of them, in whatever combination is convenient for you. We offer discounts if you stay for a longer period, or if you take more than one room. Please contact us for details. Outside: Beautiful, mature gardens with mandarine trees and many other fruit trees, with an 8 x 4m open air pool - open 24 hours a day. BBQ area, outdoor eating patio, pingpong table, a lovely, old fashioned Spanish "frog" game, kids' trampoline, boxing bag and gloves. There is a large patio area outside the main school hall, which can be used by all our guests and is a very pleasant area to have any meal, to read, or browse the internet using our WIFI connection. We also have a small laptop if are not bringing one with you. The old school hall is now our guest living room with a library stocked with many books, sofas and fireplace (no TV, for that you can watch in your own room). Our guests are free to read any of the books (in Spanish and English) or play cards, or a board game, and, in the cooler months, enjoy a roaring fire. We serve breakfast in this room too each morning between 9 and 10am. It is a beautiful room, with high ceilings and beams and full of character.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)



  • 5 of 5

We arrived fairly late in the day and were greeted by the owner's son who was very welcoming and able to answer our questions. The three bedrooms are well laid out with very comfortable bedding. Everything is clean and presentable. Unfortunately the temperature dropped that night with the result that we all spent a slightly disturbed night however Toni and her husband rapidly rectified this by providing additional bedding and therefore guaranteeing comfortable cosy subsequent nights sleep. The owners are very welcoming and quick to share their knowledge of the area. Escuela La Crujia is set in well tended gardens surrounded by agriculture. A lovely place to stay we hope to return to enjoy the peace and quiet, the welcome and the relaxed environment. A family member lives nearby but as with families they don't necessarily want you with them all the time so for us the ability to relax and enjoy the pool and the gardens was an unexpected bonus. I would strongly recommend this B&B.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we very much enjoyed having you at Escuela La Crujia! This time of year the weather starts to change so we are always able to adapt to that by providing snuggly, warm bedding, or lighter, cotton sheets in the heat! See you again any time you like!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Peak 2
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Breakfast per person £4.21
Tax Rate 21.0%

Summer bookings for whole families taking all three rooms:
we can offer all three rooms on a fixed rate without breakfast but with daily cleaning service. Minimum stay 1 week.

Booking Notes:
If you wish to book, please first check with us on availability. If we are able to offer you the room or rooms available, we will confirm the price and once you have confirmed the booking, we will require a small deposit and send you detailed instructions on how to reach us.

Changeover Day:
Any day can be changeover day, but we ask our guests to arrive after 13.00h, and to leave before 14.00. If no one else is arriving on the day of your departure, you are most welcome to stay on until later in the day.

Breakfast: during Summer 15th June to 15th September, prices are without breakfast.

Notes on prices:
Prices are given per room. If you plan to stay for over one week, ask us for a price tailored to your requirements. Please note also that we are popular in the Winter and offer our Wintering guests, who just want to get away from colder climates, a very special rate!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Special Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals