From Vancouver and Bardufoss to the sun filled Costa del Sol / Fra Vancouver og Bardufoss til solfylte Costa del SolFrom Vancouver and Bardufoss to the sun filled Costa del Sol
Our dear friend Helene Miller has written an article about us and our adventure of starting a new business here in Spain in the Andalucian province of Malaga. We talk about why we moved to Spain and about the rewards and challenges of living here and running our guest house. It has been almost five years and time has really gone by fast.

The article is in the Norwegian magazine called Det Norske Magasinet. Here is the link to the article.

See the video of us with this link (limited English subtitles)

For our English friends, sorry, but the article is only in Norwegian. But no fear, just copy/paste the text in google translate :-).


Vår kjære venn Helene Miller har skrevet en artikkel om oss og vårt eventyr med å starte en bedrift her i Spania i den andalusiske provinsen Malaga. Vi snakker litt om hvorfor vi flyttet til Spania og om belønningene og utfordringene med å leve her og driver vårt gjestehus. Det har vært nesten fem år nå, og tiden har virkelig gått fort.

Artikkelen er i Det Norske Magasinet. Her er linken.

Se videoklipp av oss i denne linken

After a few weeks of noise, dust and a lot of work, a new renovated bathroom is presented in the Apartment. Our guests using the Apartment will enjoy a more modern, fresh and larger shower than before. We hope that you will like the new addition to Alora Valley View!
PictureCaminito del Rey walkway
Alora Valley View Accommodations would like to offer an additional 10% discount on all new bookings for the Easter period of the 27th of March through to the 12th of April 2015. 

This discount is in addition to any other discounts that we may offer to new or returning guests. Please take direct contact with us with the booking link below or email at or +34 952 496 590 or mobile +34 689 940 349. This additional discount is only valid for bookings done directly with us. 

Notice has been given that the new tourist attraction, Caminito del Rey, which is talked about being one of the biggest tourist attractions in Andalusia, is scheduled to be opening during the Easter period. Combine our special discount price with the opening of the walkway. Try a walk high in the valley gorge. Here is a link to one of the latest articles and a great video showing some of the restoration work being done. Olive Press Article/Caminito del Rey.

Tripadvisor Travellers Choice 2015Alora Valley View

ALORA, MALAGA – 26 January 2015 – Alora Valley View Accommodations today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the category of the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for B&Bs and Inns, ranking  12th out of the top 25. For the 13th year, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the globe.  Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance, Service and Small Hotels. The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

“TripAdvisor’s community of millions of travellers has helped us highlight some of the very best hotels from around the world,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “The Travellers’ Choice list of thousands of award-winning properties is perfect to inspire travellers as they think about their 2015 travel plans.  From opulent luxury hotels to budget-friendly B&Bs, those looking for an accommodation can research, compare prices and book a Travellers’ Choice property on TripAdvisor, or any other hotel that meets their travel needs.”   

To see TripAdvisor traveller reviews and opinions of Alora Valley View Accommodations go to

For all the 2015 Travellers’ Choice winners, go to


La Vuelta Espana - The Spanish annual cycle race will have a new finish city and that is Caminito del Rey, just 20 minutes from Alora Valley View. Route 2 which will take place on the Sunday, the 23rd of August 2015 from Alhaurin de la Torre til Caminito del Rey is 165 km long and will come through Alora and finish in Caminito del Rey.

Come and see for yourselves! Here is the link to more info...

Alora Valley View and 2015! We wish everyone a great new year! A year of possibilities and fulfilled dreams! We started the year off with celebrations with friends, family, new and previous guests. 

Today is also the start of garden preparations for the season, cleaning and a few repairs to outside furniture, cleaning and preparation for the next guests to arrive. Have a great day and year everyone! Kindest regards, James & Jan Roger.
If you a beginner or a pro at find your favourite tapas restaurant, you will want to read this article. Opening hours and list of dishes are just a start to what John Kramer has written. A great way to find your own favourite tapas restaurant!

Check it out.

Christmas tree in Malaga city centre

Yesterday was a trip to Malaga city to see the annual Christmas light display. As usual it did not disappoint. You will find different displays all over the downtown area, just look up and or to your side.

Combine this pleasure with a dinner or a drink at the many restaurants and cafes that are open to the wee hours. Enjoy, we did :-).

Today our local farmer/friend and his family came to start the olive picking for next years batch of olive oil!
17.04.2014: Preparation of the vegetable garden is under way. After a long day of removing weeds and turning over the soil the natural fertilizer will then be blended in. The next step will be planting of the delicious vegetables that are used in Jan Roger's cooking. As always, guests staying in the apartment are free to help themselves.

18.01.2014: We are very happy here at Alora Valley View today. We just received a notification that we have won a Travellers' Choice Award for 2014. We are #18 of all B&B's and Inn's in the whole of Spain. This is an award from TripAdvisor and is based on reviews and opinions from millions of TripAdvisor's travellers. We have the best guests ever and we appreciate every single one of you. Thanks to you all. Please see the link from TripAdvisor.

13.01.2014A day of making goat cheese. One half of Alora Valley View Accommodations visited some friends who make goat cheese the old traditional way. This activity is also available for our guests. Really an incredible experience just minutes away here in Alora. Check out the pictures here.