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Krefeld, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is a very unique place which miranda and hans created here 30mins outside of ronda. if you like crowd-mass-tourism - you´re wrong here! this is 200% individuality which the owners put into their place! from the arrival on you feel "at home". we also enjoyed the dinner with our hosts where we learned a lot about spain and the...

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mirandalobel, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Ralph, Andrea, Florian, Antje and Johannes Thanks for taking the time to write these kind words about your stay here at El Guarda. It was a pleasure to have you all here, a special close, warm and interested family. We are happy and proud that you liked it all so much and we sincerely hope to see you again...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Its a very special place to stay. But the best part is, you come as a guest and you leave as a friend. Thank you Hans, Miranda and Sam (best dog you will ever meet!) for the hospitality, for the exceptional dinners, for making the place that feels like home. We will come home again in the future.

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mirandalobel, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

May be that is then the good part of leaving Theo: the fact that you part as friends. It was great to have you here and we enjoyed of little chats a lot. We hope that your health continues to improve and that your new way of live will keep to have a very positive impact on it. Hasta Luego!

austria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, relaxing place with hosts Miranda and Hans, who really care for their guests and making their holidays perfect. Our room on the upper floor of the main house was fantastic, wonderful old structures matched with all modern comfort. Extremely comfortable bed. All the common areas inside and outside are cosy, beautiful and designed with love and care, you feel...

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mirandalobel, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Liebe Jasmin (und Ma) Well, that's a great way to start our 2017 season, lovely people in the house, great convertations and after that a wonderful review. If that doesn't stimulate us for another great season, I wouldn't know what could. Also thanks for your kind words about our staff - without who we couldn't do this - our friends...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we stayed two nights at this relaxing and luxury place. We had a very warm welcome from Miranda and Hans, the hosts of this place. Our room had been very large and comfortable. We very much enjoyed this relaxing place afte one week traveling around in Andalusia. Unfortunately we only booked two nights and we already had pre-booked the next...

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Hallo Goetz, It was indeed a pity the two of you weren't able able to stay a bit longer with us here at El Guarda, on the other hand you might have another good reason to come back to lovely Andalusia. We enjoyed your company very much and thus we hope to see you back real soon. Thanks for writting...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This property, owned by Miranda and Hans, is just superb. We stayed three nights a week ago and loved every minute of it. Their attention to detail is second to none and the rooms are lovely. We stayed in Room No 1 with its own little balcony which we used to have a quiet glass of wine or a snack...

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Kerrie and Trevor, Thanks for taking the time to write such an extensive, informative and above all very kind review. Getting these kinds of compliments of guests that er traveling the world like you do makes us feel both proud and humble. We will pass them also on to our staff, without whom EL Guarda would not be what...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you think of a rural retreat, you would probably not think of a luxurious quiet place... The hosts are treating their guest as they would like be treated themselves on a luxury holiday... I hope this says it all, have no more words to describe the feeling of being spoiled by the owners, thank you Miranda and Hans, will...

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

I completely agree ROcx: What's in a name? Rural Retreat, B&B, Casa Rural or Boutique Hotel, we have thought about it all and honestly is being used along each other. But the most important things is thanks to kind people like you that write these reviews Cortijo El Guarda has become known a bit for what we want it to...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had a really nice time in Cadiz & Malaga and stayed in some lovely places, but without doubt El Guarda was our favourite and in no small measure down to the warm welcome and hospitality from Hans & Miranda. They have the knack of making guests feel at ease, are there if and when needed, but happy to let...

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Margaret and Ken, Thanks for visiting us again here at El Guarda, it was good fun after the two years. Returning guests are for us the real proof that we must do something right and the way your entered the courtyard with the 'here we are again smile' really made our day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feeling...

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights and were absolutely delighted with the place, the hosts and the surroundings. First of all, the cortijo is amazing. The rooms - we were fortunate to stay in both a standard and a superior room - were clean and beautifully appointed. The standard room was very nice and cosy, the superior room was stunning!...

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Dee-Dee 2004, thaks for taking the time to share your experiences here at El Guarda and in such a kind way! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much that might consider breaking the rules! You would be more than welcome, you know us Dutch don't live with the rules that thightly anyway :-) We, from...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Everything at Cortijo El Guarda (an old farmhouse) located near Alcala del Valle in Andalucia is perfect and wants you to relax, put up your feet and enjoy life; it starts with the great surroundings of olive groves and gentle hills, the immaculately restored farmhouse, recently whitewashed, the trees and flowers everywhere in large jars, the friendly dog and last...

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Wanderer, thanks for your wonderful description of little white dream (our big white dream is Sam, the one you refer to as the friendly dog). After 5 years we sometimes don't realise enough anymore what it means to live at El Guarda, but when someone like paints the picture with words, we suddenly wake up again. It was really...

Birmingham,AL
Reviewed 8 June 2016

El Guarda was absolute perfection. Miranda and Hans were helpful, pleasant and wonderful hosts. The cortijo was luxury! The rooms were lovely and clean. They were more than accommodating for our children too who loved the dog and the pool. The area provides tons of historical and outdoor activities.

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Thanks for your wonderful review, kind words and above all your stay here. Uur warmest regards to there where the skies are so blue and where you all seem to love the gov' nor .....

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Guarda is a beautiful 500 year old Cortijo converted into a luxureous Bed and Breakfast, situated in a picturesque valley close to the historical city of Ronda. The elegant country accommodation is a typical Andalucían farm that recently has been renovated with care in order to keep its traditional style, combined with modern comfort. It is the ideal place to get away from it all and enjoy the slow pace of the real Spanish country living! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cortijo El Guarda

Address: Carreterra de Olvera, S/N, Km 5, 11693 Alcala del Valle, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Alcala del Valle
Price Range: €117 - €168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cortijo El Guarda 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“every room has a special charme; all rooms are superbe and offer value for money”
goetzm2015, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms (and we saw them all) are beautiful!”
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“The room on the second floor is spacious with excellent sunlight.”
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“Each of the five rooms are outstanding. You can't go wrong.”
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