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Cortijo El Guarda

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Loved this place. So tastefully restored and true to it rural history. The owners Miranda and Hans were so welcoming and helpful. They gave us great tips for the area and have a real knack at making one sit back and relax. We enjoyed living amongst the Olive groves and took full advantage of the pool. Sam the friendly dog...

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

Dear DMR62, we appreciate it you taking the time to write a few lines about your stay here at Cortijo El Guarda. We - including Sam, who can be quite picky who he accompanies - really were delighted to make your acquaintance and we hope to welcome you again in the not to distant future.

The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 May 2016

El Guarda is beautifully situated in the hills of southern Spain . The rooms are extremely comfortable and very well furnished with attention to detail . The warm welcome from Hans and Miranda makes you feel right at home. El Guarda is centrally located, allowing you then to visit all attractions in the area. Culinary guests are pampered every day...

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

Muchas Gracias Susan for your kind words about El Guarda written in this review. We are happy that you mentioned and appreciated the key words tat are important for us while running this small place: At Home Feeling, Good Food and Central Positioning in Andalusia. x

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Reviewed 11 May 2016

20 miles north of Ronda and easier to access than it may seem, the El Guarda is a top-notch example of a classic cortijo which has been renovated and refurbished to a high standard and still shows no sign of wear or tear whatsoever. It really is in absolutely pristine condition, and is situated like a welcoming beacon in a...

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

I am so glad that we don't have to review the reviews, let alone rank them. We can only thanks all contributors for taking the time to help us letting the world know about El Guarda in a unbiased way. And there are reviews like these that make us, happy, proud and humble. On one hand they describe everything that...

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Cortijo El Guarda a lot, from the very first moment we entered the gate! The cortijo is ideally located for visiting Ronda and the white villages in the area. The two owners, Miranda and Hans, will give you advice on where to go (and which beautiful routes to take). The cortijo itself is amazing; it...

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Hans L, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Thoams, Thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we are looking forward to your next visit to El Guarda :-) Hopefully next time the weather is even better and you really can enjoy the garden and pool! Whenever you need a break, you are always welcome at the Cortijo...

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Hans and Miranda (and Sam) are great hosts. They obviously love what they do and it shows. It's the first place we talk about when asked about our trip to Spain, and the first place we recommend when people ask where they should go. If the other 60 or so 5-star ratings haven't convinced you yet, maybe this one will....

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

We are still trying to get the adoption papers in place, but this is Spain it might take a while :-) Thanks very much for your special review. You were an very interesting group staying with us, colourful and special. We are grateful that you have chosen El Guarda as a place to meet coming from different sides of the...

Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

An amazing and much appreciated home away from home. Beautiful hosts and doc greet you like old friends long missed. Coffee and wine and great breakfasts and homes and advice on dinner and homes and road trips abound. Enjoy the dinners with fellow travelers as well. Dinners cooked by a marvelous cook and she brings the local cooking to life...

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Hans L, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Hi Todd, thanks for taking the time to describe to homely feeling so extensive. I was great having you here and chat about things that matter (elections, good luck) and typical holiday things. For all other readers, we don't want to raise expectations too high: we don't have a doc living here, just a dog....

Hong Kong
Reviewed 9 January 2016

It is clear that both Hans and Miranda runs a great outfit here! You can read that from all of the other reviews. From booking to arrival to departure. They made you feel extremely welcome and ensure that you have a wonderful time both in their home and outside on your day trips. Both are extremely personable - we had...

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us Detang. It was a pleasure to give the both of you such a satisfying stay here at Cortijo El Guarda. Especially for discerning travelers such as you are. Sorry that we couldn't give you a Superior Room, hopefully next time.....the sundowners will be waiting for again....

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Rather than repeat everything that has already been posted, we will simply say that this is the best all round experience we have ever had at a B&B. The Cortijo itself is immaculate - the rooms are beautifully and personally decorated to ensure you have a peaceful and restful stay, the grounds are outstanding offering several outdoor sitting areas so...

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

Dear Louis Genevieve, Talking about New Year's Resolutions: What a way to start 2016! It is lovely and enriching to have guests like you, who one can have a good time with, we can pamper and that leave a feeling of friendship behind when they have to go. We are having our winterbreak right now but reviews like this make...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We stayed at Cortijo El Guarda for a week in October 2015. Not only were the accommodations outstanding but the location was perfect. Located in a very rural area of Andalusia, the hotel is within very reasonable driving distance of Grenada, Cordoba, Ronda, the White Villages and the Costa Del Sol. Dinner is offered on the premises on Mondays, Wednesdays...

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Hans L, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Thanks for this kind review Benoit. We enjoyed to have so many Canadians again this year and with reviews like yours we are sure that might have even more next year. It was great to see how you tried to see every important and interesting inch of this part of the world not letting yourselves being influenced by the occassional...

Reviewed 25 October 2015

Our stay at the Cortija El Guarda, operated by Hans and Maranda, was a highlight of our 10 day stay in Spain. We had a comfortable, relaxing, and thoroughly joyful time during our two days at this picturesque location about 30 minutes north of Ronda, Spain. Hans and Miranda, along with their dog Sam, made us feel more like we...

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Hans L, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Hootigan, Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We appreciate the positive comments and value your ongoing support. Regarding the 'only two days stay' wit us el Guarda, we have many guests experiencing the same and like to come back a next time and use the Cortijo as a base to...

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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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: €115 - €166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cortijo El Guarda 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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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“The Superior Room is outstanding”
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