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Canada de Real Tesoro 39, 29391 Cortes de la Frontera, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cadiz, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

El Gecko is a small boutique hotel located in the village of Canada del Real Tesoro. This is where the railway line for the village of Cortes de la Frontera is located on the Algeciras/Granada rail line. The whole area is spectacularly beautiful and rugged, and the hotel a perfect gateway to so many places to visit either by car... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were apprehensive about staying here as we only had 1 other TA review to go on, so we only booked one night. We needn't have worried at all. Sarah and Greg are excellent hosts and it felt more like staying with friends than in a hotel. On arrival, we had a light lunch on the terrace before spending the... More

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Glasgow
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Not the first time we've been to Cortes - but our first stay in El Gecko, and we were the very first guests to stay in the newly refurbished hotel with its lovely hosts, Sarah and Greg. It's a true gem of a place, tucked away in the most magical part of Spain that you can't quite believe you've stumbled... More

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brighton
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

a lovely hotel with lovely hosts! This hotel is situated in a wonderful spot surrounded by fantastic countryside a really nice place to walk and also a staion nearby to travel to Ronda , Granada or Gib (train fares v reasonable) if you want to. The Village is small with some Spanish bars and small supermarket and the El Gekko... More

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Bristol
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

We stayed here on the second night of our six day walking holiday and were given a very friendly welcome from the British hosts. We ate dinner in the hotel and had a very good value meal followed the next morning by a typical Spanish breakfast. The room was overlooking the street and not large with a very small bathroom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Great service and fantastic food! Bill and Maxine are great hosts and would love to stay when we come again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

We stayed here last year and very much enjoyed it. The service was friendly and not overwhelming. The location is a 3 or 4 minute walk from the local train station where you can get direct connections to Rhonda (a must see). We ate in the B&B one night and found the food to be the best we'd had during... More

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Javea, Spain
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18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

This is a great rural retreat ideal by bikers, cyclists, walkers and if you want to visit rural Spain. The food was great ... we had breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was simple breakfast with cereals, fruits, yoghurts, juice, etc ... but on request we had cooked breakfast. Dinner was fabulous value 3 course meal ... selection from 3 or 4... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011 via mobile

We have just got back from 4 nights in el gecko in Cortes. This tiny boutique hotel (5 bedrooms) once again exceeded our expectations. New (to us) owners Will & Max couldn't have done more for us. We really feel we have gained a couple of friends. The hotel is 3 town houses converted in to a hotel. It backs... More

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

Stayed here for a wonderful week during a painting holiday. The hosts, room, hotel, food and ambience were great. Bill and Maxine made me very welcome. I had the swimming pool to myself every morning. The landscape and countryside are outstanding. Easily accessible by road and railway. I hope to come back.

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Address: Canada de Real Tesoro 39, 29391 Cortes de la Frontera, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park > Cortes de la Frontera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Hotel El Gecko Spain/Cortes De La Frontera

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Charming rural boutique hotel and bistro standing on the banks of the Guadiaro River in the Grazalema National Park and the Alconocales Cork Forest. Formerly a travelers inn, reformed and renovated to a high standard under new ownership. Riverside bistro open to non residents. ... more   less 
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