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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stayed again at this Casa for 5 nights between 29 May and 4 June 2016. Another very enjoyable stay, and as a consequence we have booked again for next spring. Really like the peaceful location, where the main disturbance comes from the abundant birdlife in the surrounding olive groves. This year we diversified our eating habits, straying from the Casa a little to try a bar in the village which is under new and friendly ownership. That worked well until the last night, when it was unexpectedly closed, and as we had not booked our dinner we had to have an unplanned meal in the square in Trujillo. However the atmosphere there was really relaxed and added a different experience, and we will try that venue again. Monfrague National park, about 45 miles away, is worth a visit, but personally I find just exploring the local country roads in the local area is just as rewarding, and Michael and Claudia are well placed to recommend good places to visit for birds. Highly recommended. One delight was using a commercial hide near Torrejon El Rubio where carrion is put out to attract feeding vultures, which was a bird table with a difference. Once in the hide you are there for 5 hours, but it was a very entertaining morning.

Room Tip: Book early if you want to chose a room but all the rooms I have stayed in have been fine.
  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Elrecuerdo, Propietario at Casa Rural El Recuerdo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you so much Brian! See you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

A family trip full of fun, exploring culture places like Trujillo, Cáceres, Guadalupe and Mérida, but also great place for nature, all places possible to visit from El Recuerdo. Claudia and Martin are great hosts, giving us all the information and taking care of the whole family. We had some delicious meals during our stay, nice olive oil and tomatoes! Breakfast is also good plenty of choice for everybody. Gracias.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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Elrecuerdo, Propietario at Casa Rural El Recuerdo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2016

Megan is was lovely to meet you and your family, thanks for taking the time to write your comment and for al the smiles and good fun we had with your children. Hope to see you all again one day.

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Reviewed 9 April 2016

the lodge run by Martin and Claudia is a home away from home. Excellent rooms and great hosts. Martin is an natural history guide par excellence. His knowledge of the area and its avi fauna is incredible. Claudia serves up the nicest dinners in the lodge (on request). I believe Extremadura to be the finest birding destinations in Europe and Martin knows all the hot spots for the birds. A must stay

Room Tip: The rooms overlook the driveway or the Olive garden at the back. Both are great views
  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Elrecuerdo, Propietario at Casa Rural El Recuerdo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you Nikhil!!

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Reviewed 5 December 2015

This place is excellent. Best accommodation for Birders. Beautiful surroundings packed with birds. Hoopoe in the Garden. Martin Kelsey can help you find the more difficult birds. Without his advice, we would not have found Black Wheatear and Black-shouldered Kite. Claudia and Martin are extremely friendly hosts. Delicious home cooked food. Next stay in April 2016 is already booked.

Stayed: November 2015
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

We spent a wonderful few days here in the springtime & with Martin's detailed advice we set out on our own into the magical countryside & each day saw a variety of birds I had only dreamt of finding.We returned back each evening to one of Claudia's tasty & copious meals with local wine included.A perfect holiday.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled as a couple
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Elrecuerdo, Owner at Casa Rural El Recuerdo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was such a rewarding holiday for you. Thank you very much for your comments.

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