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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Paraje Gorro, Manuel Diaz | Campo Cebas, 18816 Castril De La Pena, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This was probably our most relaxing holiday ever that has left us with some perfect memories of happy, family time. The hotel is just lovely, accessed by a 3km long part gravel driveway, very rural with gorgeous views across the mountains, comfortable beds, perfect hosts and delightful home cooked food. Our days consisted of relaxing breakfasts served by Derek, some... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We are just back from a wonderful week with Derek and Ilaria in their beautiful home/hotel. We slept well in a clean and comfortable family room, saw skies full of stars before we went to sleep, and awoke to a gentle chorus of bird song. Breakfast was served on the terrace (can be inside if you prefer, but we loved... More

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Made to feel very welcome by Derek and Ilaria in their lovely home/hotel. You are in the middle of nowhere, with no noise, no traffic, only olive groves, almonds and the birds. This is a good place to escape from everything for a few days. It is about half an hours drive from the Natural Park where you can do... More

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Valencia, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I could reiterate what many other reviewers have said about the excellence of the hospitality, the location, the food, the comfort at El Geco Verde, but instead I'll write about a typical day there in late November. El Geco Verde is 900M above sea level so it's cold at this time of year and the olive and almond groves are... More

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A great choice for us to relax for 4 days after a week of city site seeing. Derek and Ilania are lovely people who go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The location was fantastic, so quiet and relaxing yet only 20 minutes from the lovely village of Castril. Hard to fault and our thanks to them... More

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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We spent a week here in July and couldn't have been happier with our choice. As so many people have said in other reviews, Ilaria and Des are fantastic hosts who make you feel welcome and at home from the moment you arrive. The hotel is tucked away in the middle of olive and almond groves about 4 - 5... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want to get away from it, then this is the place. It really is in the middle of nowhere but there is a well stocked library with books and DVDs and wifi so you aren't totally cut off. Illaria is a great cook and both her and Derek and their lovely sons made us feel so welcome. We... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

As previous reviewers have noted, El Geco Verde's lovely hosts make every effort to make sure their guests feel at home. The hotel is a long way off the main road - 5 km or so, but the track is in good condition (provided you follow the directions provided and not your sat nav). Sitting atop a rise the views... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Staying at El Geco Verde feels like you're visiting friends. Ilaria and Derek go out of their way to make sure their guests get exactly what they're looking for from their holiday. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the local area and are able to recommend hikes appropriate to all abilities. We went on 3 amazing walks in the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

In all the years we have been travelling we have never gone anywhere a second time. We have been to lovely places and stayed in amazing accomodation but travel time is precious so we have never revisited.....Until we went to el geco verde for the second time in 8 months. And it really was as fantastic the second time round.... More

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Address: Paraje Gorro, Manuel Diaz | Campo Cebas, 18816 Castril De La Pena, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Castril De La Pena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Geco Verde 3*
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El Geco Verde is a charming rural hotel near Castril.This old country house has been restored and extended to create an eco-friendly home and hotel. The house sits proudly on the crest of a hill with stunning views of the nearby mountains, natural parks and farmland. We use renewable energies to run our hotel, helping preserve this pristine natural environment for all to enjoy.El Geco Verde is family run and family friendly, offering an intimate atmosphere and personalised service for all our guests. ... more   less 
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