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Cortijo El Guarda

4.0 of 5 Farmhouse   |   Car. de Olvera s/n, 11693 Alcala del Valle, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014
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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When reviewing Cortijo El Guarda after a short one-night stay in April 2013 we wrote: "A classy cortijo with exceptionally welcoming, friendly and personable hosts, we would go out of our way to stay at El Guarda again if in Andalusia." These were not just shallow words as we indeed went out of our way on our trip to Portugal... More

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

The title of your review could as well have to do with the quality of the review it self. Thanks very much for taking the time for writing such a extensive and of course nice and warm report. We also like the pictures a lot, the ones of the food do our cook justice and we are happy when our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed with Miranda and Hans for 3 nights at Cortijo in July and the whole expereince was one of the best.The rooms,the surroundings, the breakfast,the wonderful assistance from Miranda and Hans made this stay one of our best in Europe.We cant reccommend this place enough.

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

Bow, bow, bow. Reviews like this make us feel humble, happy and proud in the same time. Thank you very much. Knowing that you travel a lot and have seen the world let these words mean even more for us. Muchas gracias and we hope to meet again if you ever visit this part of the world in future again. More

Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

What a lovely week we had in the beautiful Cortijo of Hans and Miranda!! We arrived at night, but after a night in the magnificent beds we were able to enjoy the unique beauty of El Guarda. The pool is great (it was quite hot at end of July), as was breakfast. Every other day there is the possibility to... More

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

Thanks for your kind words in this extensive review. Knowing how busy you are we appreciate the time you took to write this even more. It was more than a pleasure for us to get to know you and we enjoyed the time spent together. We wish the both of you good luck in your new endeavours and hope to... More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a wonderful find this place is. Me and my girlfriend only had booked here for one night, but straight away wished it was much much more..! On arrival was met with drinks by Hans and Miranda, who were very friendly and informal which put us at ease and they told us all the answers to our questions, even recommending... More

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

Thanks for taking the time for such an in-depth and kindly worded review. We also found it a pity that you guys only stayed for a night but that's how things sometimes go, both on ones holiday as well as in this business.... If only. The flip side is that there will always an opportunity for a second chance. Drinks... More

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We only had 2 nights at Corijo El Guarda which was nowhere near enough. It was a beautiful resort and the hosts, Miranda and Hans made us feel welcome from the first moment we arrived. They are very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and provided well resourced lists of things to do and see. I would highly recommend this to... More

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

Whenever we expect Australian guests we always look forward to the relaxed attitude and holiday mode that they are in. With you it was the same, no stress and lots of 'not to worry mate'. That make life for us accommodation owners even more pleasant. Thanks for choosing our cortijo as one of the places to stay for your trip... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A 5 star hotel with a genuine personal touch...I finally found one. We spent 2 nights here and can only say how truly lovely it was. From its stunning location, its beautiful design and layout with manicured gardens and pool, through to the delicious dining and charming hosts, you really couldn't want more for a getaway from normal life. We... More

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

Of course we don't get that often guests from Down Under, but when we do it is always good fun, relaxed in combination with some good chats. People giving up jobs to travel the world and follow their dreams are the ones we envy. Cherish your memories as long as you can Thanks for choosing El Guarda to stay a... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We, were only here for one night, really wished it was longer, will definitely be back. Miranda and Hans and Sammy the dog are the best. Made to feel genuinely welcome. Beautiful location, brilliant room. Hosts very informative about local area and what to do, just wished we had more time to do everything. Highly recommend this place

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this kind review. Indeed, you stayed only short with us here at El Guarda, but it was a huge pleasure for us to have you here. We hope to see you again in the near future so that you can enjoy even more everything this part of Andalusia has to offer. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Sometimes you wonder how establishments get a five star rating from all of their visitors - this weekend we found out. We spent three nights with Miranda and Hans, and from the moment they welcomed us into their home to our last breakfast eveything was wonderful. They are superb hosts - ensuring everything we needed, any information or recommendation asked... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an in depth and extensive review. And a special thanks for mentioning our friends from the local restaurant (we are not allowed to mention names here, but they are on TripAdvisor), the guys can use support in this crisis. We have said it before but nothing makes us more... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I had a wonderful night at Cortijo. Hans and Miranda were wonderful hosts, gracious. I needed a quiet, restful place to unwind from work and that's exactly what it was. Breakfast was fresh and delicious and wonderful for meeting other travelers. My room was so unique, old, representing the generations of family members living here. However, the amenities were perfect... More

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

What a special visit, a lady travelling solo through Andalucia, telling us that the pictures of El Guarda gave her the final push to visit the country. How proud can we be?? A pity that you stay was a bit short and we are looking for you to return. Good luck with you last period in Phnom Phen and of... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I agree with all the reviews about Cortijo El Guarda, Elegant, cousy, clean, comfortable, good price, good location, quiet, and Miranda and Hans, they are the best part of the place, they make you feel in your best friends home. My husband and I recomend this place

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

Dear both, all reviews are very important to us, but yours coming from a couple that trravels every year for 40 days through Spain it means even more. We envy you for still having the spirit to do this. We enjoyed having you as our guests at chatting about one if our mutual loves: Mexico. Suerte y hasta la proxima. More

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Address: Car. de Olvera s/n, 11693 Alcala del Valle, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Alcala del Valle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cortijo El Guarda 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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