6 independent reviews for Painting holiday in Andalucia

Reviews for Painting holiday in Andalucia

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review 16 Jun 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Painting each day at beautiful and varied sites around Torrox Pueblo. This challenged our outlook and extended the scope of our creativity. This was seamlessly organized by Vicki and Paul. Of real value was the opportunity to benefit from daily demonstrations by our tutor and to meet and paint with other painters.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

I would recommend taking minimal painting supplies. I took too many and it slowed me down! Paintings can be started on site with minimal materials and completed at home in studio. Weather: first week of June but needed a sweater or jacket in the evenings.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We took all our meals (except those prepared and hosted by Paul and Vicki in their home) in local restaurants and shopped in pastry shops, pharmacies, and convenience store; local residents didn’t hesitate to greet us with “hola”.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was fabulous. I also spent a week in Malaga. One of the best trips of my much travelled life!

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you so much for the 5* review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your Andalucian experience and became part of our village for a week. We hope to have the pleasure of your company again one day.

review 2 Feb 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The painting experience and teaching.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Do NOT stay at AL Andalus Hotel. The people there are very friendly, but the rooms (not only mine), I hear, are humid and stinky.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. It was obvious from how particularly friendly everybody local was to our group.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Perfect, other than for accommodation.

review 31 Dec 2013

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The weather made the holiday as we were able to paint in early November in warm sunshine, but otherwise the mix of people on the course contributed to an interesting week as there were some serious painters and others who just wanted to dabble. The organisation was very smooth and everything was made easy for us as we were transported to our painting destination each day and meals with wine were provided every day apart from our one "day off".

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

It is possible to enjoy this holiday whether you are a beginner or serious painter but you need to remember that there will be different levels of skill and some people will require more attention from the tutor and her assistant than others. Most people travelled on their own and the painting provided a mutual interest.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We stayed in a small hotel and ate our meals at different restaurants in the town.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I found it very enjoyable and relaxing; the organisers were efficient and friendly and created a welcoming environment.

review 25 Apr 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Difficult to say as it was all fantastic. I guess meeting a wonderful group of people and being tutored by a fantastic artist. Also loved staying in local houses and becoming part of a traditional village for a week.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't overload yourself with canvases as they are heavy - take good acrylic paper, paints as recommended (plenty of paint as you will use a lot - I took 75ml tubes which was fine) and a retarder as the paint dries quickly in the sun. There were some mdf boards to paint on there.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes - it brought trade to a village that needed the income.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant - I had such a good time. Everything was catered for. The food was excellent and plentiful and everything well organized.

review 28 Oct 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It was all good, but the trip to and lunch in Acebuchal was a highlight.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Prepare to have a lovely, relaxing time with a conscientious, friendly and hospitable crew and the company of new friends - and - develop your artristic talent.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

As Jill & Dave have an organic farm and put a lot of business the way of local folk, it almost goes without saying.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent! If not the best holiday I have ever been on it was certainly among them, despite some unusually indifferent weather. See my written feedback report also.

review 26 May 2012

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Views over mountain and coast with a picnic lunch, a quaffable rose and two bonkers dogs.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Check shop opening times before you run out of breakfast supplies. The town is on a hillside, so some ups and downs before your walk. Take sticks if you find uneven steep ground a challenge, and plenty of water if walking in hotter months.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The company works hard to support local eateries.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very accommodating staff team and extras. Walking gradients more challenging than anticipated, but at a pace that enabled everyone to complete the walks. You will be billeted in a variety of local homes in the village so feel well immersed in the community.

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