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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 3 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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

Zeist, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

…so what is it that one expects from a B&B in Andalusia?! Hans & Miranda go way beyond the stereotype concept of running a Bed & Breakfast…the pleasantly warm Southern Spanish temperatures are nothing compared to the warm welcome and stunning hospitality you receive the very first second you enter the property. Sam the dog is clearly a product of... More

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

Its certainly our turn to say Wow as well. Thanks for you extreme nice words to describe your stay with us here at El Guarda. We know that you had planned to come over for quite some time and we are really grateful that you finally did. It was a great pleasure to have you here and we are looking... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I agree with everything that Laingtin wrote, Hans and Miranda are fantastic. They greeted us with a cold glass of white wine on arrival and showed us around the property making us feel instantly welcome. The 500 year old property is stunning and furnished to a high standard. Our room #1 was large, bathroom huge and has a private secluded... More

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

We were sad to see you guys go after these 10 days. We thanks you for the conversations, the laughs and the quality time you have also givento us. We are happy that you felt at home away from home and that we could contribute a bit to that. Thanks for your kind words in the review and the time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

From the moment you drive down the dirt track and see El Guarda and its illuminated white walls against the backdrop of the green Olive Grove, you know you are in for a treat. This is confirmed when you open the gate and Sam the dog comes running to greet you, followed by your hosts Hans and Miranda, who took... More

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

We envy you guys. Coming from Down Under and visiting the old world. In the same that we are happy and grateful that coming from so far you chose El Guarda as a part of stay in Andaulcia. Thanks for your trsut in us and we are glad to have lived up to your expectations. Thanks for taking the time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

There are few places that equal Cortijo El Guarda's combination of beauty, serenity and most of all welcome. The Cortijo or farm is akin to an American southwest Hacienda. The farm is recently renovated and expertly decorated. The amenities are all first class. The remote location is stunningly beautiful for miles around, and there are all sorts of activities available.... More

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

Thanks for writing this kind words about us. We try to make people feel at home, away from home (as they say) but when they feel like family we have even reached the next level. Thanks for making that possible form your side as well. We hope to see you again and we will be sure that all the quick... 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*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 
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