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“Pleasant and comfortable hotel”
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Hotel Sierra y Cal
Ranked #2 of 3 Olvera B&B and Inns
Lagos, Portugal
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Pleasant and comfortable hotel”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Sierra y cal is situated in a very central area of Olvera.
Some rooms have views of the castle and church which are at the highest point
of this pretty white village. If you are fit enough the walk to the castle rewards you with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and mountains Olvera also is a good
base to visit the surrounding areas.
Enough eating places in this village with a excellent one for tapas Juanito Gomez.
The hotel is clean and well looked after by the helpful staff.
No Wi Fi in the rooms it is only available in the reception area.
Breakfast was basic coffee, orange juice, toast, jam and tomato/olive oil.
It was served to your table by the staff.
Good hotel and reasonable value for money.

Room Tip: On the first floor the rooms facing the village and castle have better views
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Plano, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Olvera is one of the Pueblos Blancos that dot southern Spain. The highest points of Olvera are occupied by an incredible church, the Parish of Our Lady of the Incarnation. and the remains of an Arabic fortress. This is what one sees when entering the town and it is also the view from Sierra y Cal. Our rooms were well-tended with private bathrooms. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a bar, and a restaurant that serves delicious food. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is available on the main floor. Walking to the church and fortress from the hotel is both interesting and invigorating.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Vienna, Austria
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126 reviews
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Sierra y Cal was a nice enough place to stop for the night on our bike tour, before heading out to the Via Verde the next day. The rooms were clean and had a nice balcony with chairs, though not much of a view. The location was close to a number of different restaurants,and about a 20-minute walk to the big church on the hill. Breakfast was standard but not bad. Definitely no frills, but an average, solid choice - especially given the low price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockport
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I have stayed here a few times, it is never a disappointment. The staff have hardly changed in 10 years, proof they are happy in the job and proof the job is happy with them.
It is part of the Tugusa Group who sell themselves as Rural Hotels and are simple and effective with rustic charm. The Sierra Y Cal in Olvera is on the route of the cultural Pueblos Blanco (White Villages)Tour which are several Old Arab Villages across Andalusia.
Always clean, pleasant and comforable with good food and drink that will come as a relief to the pocket if you are use to paying costa prices.
Ideal for Cyclist, Walkers and people wanting to see the real Spain

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We quite often go to Sierra y Cal and have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The rooms at the hotel are very nice and it deserves to be more than a 2*!!! The swimming pool and deck area - just lovely, a perfect spot to get some rays and a swim.
The food is simple and honest. Very, very good value for money. The staff are friendly
and helpful. My favourite is Pollo con pasas y Sherry. (Chicken in sherry with raisins).
The house wine is very cheap but tasty! We will definitely be visiting again soon.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bedford
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98 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Sierra y Cal was on our cycle tour of Andalucia in September 2012. We arrived on the Via Verde cycle way - converted from an old railway line with 30 tunnels - and just about made it up the 15% ratio hill from the station to the new town centre. The staff were excellent - helping to wash down our bikes and storing them in the hotel. Rooms meet all basic needs - with views from some over the old town of Olvera. Air conditioning couldn't be controlled from room which was a little disappointing. Good pool area and bar. Quiet town on route from Jerez to Antequera that's worth a stop. Overall a very good hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

My partner and I stayed in this hotel for one night on a recent trip while bicycling through Southern Andalucia. We chose the place based primarily on cost and amenities, primarily A/C, Internet and a swimming pool.

The hotel strongly reminded us of typical American-based chain budget hotels like Days Inn. It's a fairly large establishment. The room, etc. were all of acceptable quality. However, there is nothing particularly charming or memorable about the place and certainly nothing about it that signified that we were residing in Olvera versus just about any other destination in a small to mid-sized Spanish city. Like its American hotel counterparts, this place is as much utilitarian as anything. We will say that the staff were great and very accommodating, including allowing us to store our bicycles in a secure room off the main lobby.

One last side note. The hotel is well located for getting into and out of the city. However, there is nothing particular in its immediate vicinity of any interest for sightseeing. It's, say, a 20 minute walk instead.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Sierra y Cal
Address: Avenida Nuestra Senora de los Remedios 2, 11690 Olvera, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Olvera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Olvera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sierra y Cal 2*
Number of rooms: 34
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