My wife and I had an unbelievable experience staying at Cortijo La Fe during our recent bicycle tour. We had cycled about 50 km to get there, and within 1 km of the hotel my wife took a spill on her bike on the rough and rocky road and received a small but scary head wound. After recovering enough to continue we arrived to see Dominique rushing out to meet us. After seeing we had a first aid problem, she rushed to get her very well stocked first aid kit and her husband Richard (Ricardo) to assist. Luckily, we got everything cleaned up and dressed without a trip to the hospital and were able to continue with our stay. We had already decided to spend the next day there at the Cortijo to rest and recover and had the unbelievable luck to be the only guests there during our 2 nights. So we had the place to ourselves and were treated to a wonderful & romantic dinner and fantastic conversation for too short a time. The turkish bath was fantastic, and I haven't been anywhere this quiet and relaxing in a long time. They helped us make arrangements for our next stop in Granada, getting Alhambra tickets, and reservations at Las Estrellas Mirador San Nicolas (which is THE place to splurge for a meal in Granada). Dominique & Richard have a fascinating life story, and were so entertained getting to hear it in Dominique's enthusiastic and inimitable style. We loved her to death!
If you're in the area, it's worth a stop for a drink or just to say hi even if you can't stay the night. Beautiful place and fantastic hosts we'll always remember.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There's a place in Montefrio where silence and quietness invites you to relax. Dazzling and peaceful landscapes are mixed with architectural beauty. The influence of the Arab cultural heritage is a palpable reminder of one of the last Al-Andalus' strong holds.Cortijo La Fe will make you forget the stress of the city. The area has been renovated keeping intact the architectural tradition of the site, which is in the Andaluz style, meaning a mixture of Christian and Arabian culture. All the rustic rooms are carefully decorated, adding a special look, elegance and harmony. The countryside spirit has been kept in the 700 m2 of area cover by the site.Cortijo La Fe is a great place to stay, it exhibits a magic atmosphere, perfect for total intimacy.Cortijo La Fe noted for an exclusive accommodation in its splendid and spacious rooms: five double rooms, one for 3 people (triple) and one suite room for 4 people.A large dining room with TV and eastern lounge where you can enjoy a typical Moroccan tea, both the rooms with fireplaces, also give you a warm welcome.Rustic furniture in line with the surroundings makes up the furniture of house. The domain has central heating.You can enjoy many unusual places in Cortijo La Fe, like a "Hammam", the Turkish baths made of tiles from Morocco (Zellige Belli), the "Notre Dame of Angels", a chapel considered a little jewel of contemporary religious art, a multi-purpose lounge that can be used for meetings, cultural activities, relaxation or meditation, besides swimming pool and extensive gardens.There is also a kitchen garden with all kinds of garden products, aromatics and medicinal plants ecologically cultivated and fully furnished kitchen.Experience therapeutic and relaxation massages with a previous reservation.Free services: parking, wifi, outdoor terrace and multipurpose room (in case of a whole house rental). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cortijo La Fe Spain/Montefrio