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“Nothing was too much trouble”
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Review of Cortijo Opazo

Cortijo Opazo - former Alpujarran farmhouse.
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Cortijo Opazo - former Alpujarran farmhouse.
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Cortijo Opazo - former Alpujarran farmhouse.
Well equipped kitchen - apartment la Corona
Comfortable sitting room - apartment la Corona
Double bedroom - apartment la Corona
Out door dining for the apartment La Corona
Open plan living area of apartment El Lujar
Apartment El Lujar sitting area with french windows leading to patio
Bedroom of apartment El Lujar, facing the morning sun.
Log burning stove to supplement underfloor heating.
Outdoor dining for the apartment El Lujar
Great views in every direction
Situated in the countryside, but close to the village.
Exceptional garden for you to enjoy
Great vistas in all directions
Plenty of outdoor space
Garden full of charm, a veritable oasis in the Alpujarras
Our walking guides will take you to enchanting places
Garden full of delightful surprises
Home cooked food available on request
Delicious menus to suit all tastes
Extraordinary scenery and views from the house
Lively village fiestas
Our home grown fruit and veg usually available for you to buy
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Farmhouse -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Portugos, Province of Granada, Andalucia

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65scratch
Sheffield
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nothing was too much trouble”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 for a stay in February 2012

I thought I'd posted a review some time ago, & I'm embarrassed to realise that it hasn't appeared. So, belatedly, can I strongly support all the good things others have said, and add that Robert and William were exceptionally helpful to us, from helping with a problem with our hire car on day 1, to resolving a credit card problem with a local restaurant after our return. I cannot imagine how we'd have sorted out the latter without Robert's help - as we were back in the UK, this was definitely above and beyond our expectations.

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2013
Pleased to be of help, glad you had a good stay.
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EBDUB
Dublin,Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“A haven high in the hills”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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My wife and I stayed here for a week in mid-April. We must have walked right past the Cortijo a few times during our previous perambulations in this lovely part of the Alpujarras, so when we spotted its website we were keen to try it out. And we were very pleased with the result. We stayed in the ground floor apartment (one of the two that make up the property). Opening its doors we walked into a spacious, well-appointed, book-lined living-room/kitchen, off which was a short corridor to bathroom and bedroom. What strikes you at first glance is that this does not feel like a holiday rent: it's like the kind of home you'd like to own if you lived here yourself.
Co-owner William (Robert was away) made us very welcome (as did the two dogs, Ella and Oska). We arrived about 8pm off the bus from Granada, and sat down almost at once to a dinner of cordon bleu quality cooked and served by William. (We had been able to pre-order this from the menu he'd e-mailed to us). It was a memorable meal (and nicely priced), which we enjoyed as we watched the huge stars come out over the valley and the dimming hills, as drowsy tinklings lulled the not-so-distant folds.
The week passed all too quickly, but we got in a few good walks, aided by our hosts' informative guides and maps. The only downside was the fog that came in on the last two days, but we still got out and about, having come equipped (as they advise) for mountain weather

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Liked best: The location, the welcome, the comfortable accommodation
Liked least: The spoilsport fog.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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transpare...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Incredible views from a magical place”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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person found this review helpful

This was our second visit to Cortijo Opazo and it was just as wonderful as the first. The views as you arrive at the property are just amazing. Being there in Spring, all the wild flowers were out making the views especially enchanting. The drive from Malaga airport is about 2 hours and it was great to arrive to find cold beer in the fridge and everything set up for our stay. Its position in the high Alpujarra make it ideal for exploring and although remote, you can walk to either of the nearby villages easily. As we were there for a friend's birthday we opted to have a meal cooked for us one evening, and it was totally fantastic. The food was superb and beautifully presented. The wine was wonderful and just sitting out on the patio enjoying a meal with friends was priceless. For a special break in a truly unique setting I sincerely recommend Cortijo Opazo.

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Liked best: Although in a very rural location, it provided all creature comforts.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2013
Thanks for your comments, it was good to see you all again.
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Hugh S
Cardiff
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Will definitely be back!”
Reviewed March 24, 2013 for a stay in February 2013

Stayed for 3 nights at Cortijo Opazo in the middle of Feb and would definitely recommend it. Beautiful location (best view of anywhere I've stayed) and the accommodation was very well- appointed and comfortable. Just as importantly, Robert (sole host while we were there) was very friendly and incredibly helpful but without being intrusive. He's very knowledgeable and you got the impression nothing was too much effort.

The Alpujarras is a great place for walking and we only scratched the surface so we'll definitely be going back!

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Liked best: View and comfortable accommodation
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2013
There's plenty more to see, we look forward to your return visit.
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ml3369
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

My friend and I had such a memorable time at this stunning Cortijo. The setting alone is amazing - wonderful views of the Alpujarras from the property. But what makes it super-special is the lovely accommodation. We were warmly welcomed by the hosts and they did everything they could during our stay to make sure we had everthing we needed. The building is beautiful and the apartment was simply furnished and very authentic. There's a peacefulness about Cortijo Opazo, and that peace seeps into your bones and brings with it so much relaxation.

The walks - straight trom the door in many cases - are spectacular and the hosts are on hand with as much information as you could possibly hope for the make the most of the time there.

The weather was patchy when we were there, as it was far from high-season, but it would take more than patchy weather to get in the way of having a lovely time here. Just sitting on the terrace outside the apartments, taking in the view with a glass of wine, enjoying the peace of the location - it was blissful. In fact, just thinking about it reminds me to make another booking soon.

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Liked best: The property itself, its location and the hosts.
Liked least: can't think of anything
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2013
Relaxation does seem to be unavoidable here for our guests. Glad you had a good stay.
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West Yorkshire
Reviewed March 14, 2013 for a stay in November 2012

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Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Mar 22, 2013
We are very sorry that the weather spoilt your enjoyment of a holiday in the Alpujarras but are pleased that you found the accommodation comfortable. On our website we try our best to give month by month guidance as to what conditions may expected. Cortijo Opazo is, after all, in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and not on the Costa del Sol where the expectation is often one of constant sunshine. We try to help you anticipate the weather by sending you a link in advance to a local forecast website which guests can consult on a daily basis whilst staying here via the freely available wi-fi. November is our ‘low’ season and this is reflected in the cheaper price. At least with the under floor central heating and supply of logs for the stove you weren’t cold, and we hope that the selection of reading books, games and DVDs helped you pass the time until the sun returned. We certainly remember how you expressed your enjoyment of the home cooked meal we served for you in the accommodation on the night of your arrival.

Your advice is good, guests need to check very carefully from the information on our own website that they are booking the accommodation and location that is right for them, especially if booking via an agency - the website link is given on all correspondence. As for what you can see from El Lujar, this remains as described on the website, views into the garden and beyond towards the hillside and village of Pitres . We are sorry if low cloud prevented you from appreciating this, but we are situated at a height of 1250 metres above sea level.

Regarding the mistake with your accommodation on the first night, we remember this well, it was our fault, it was the first time anything like this had ever happened and we were concerned to make things right for you both. The confusion happened when you arrived two hours before the 4.00pm arrival time and instead of asking you to come back later we welcomed you with an offer of a complimentary glass of wine and showed you into what turned out to be the wrong letting, La Corona. If guests request an early arrival in advance we do our best to accommodate, but on this occasion we were thrown into confusion. The mistake was ours and we did what we could to rectify it. The next day, when we realised what had happened, we felt duty bound to change your lodgings - both according to your choice and the choice of the other guests who were due to arrive that day. Late in morning we knocked on your door to ask if you wouldn’t mind moving and your husband assured us that it wasn’t a problem, that you would willingly swap apartments since you too had realised the error. We felt that the situation was resolved and gave you a bottle of wine to thank you for your understanding, not as compensation. We continued to enquire during your stay as to whether everything was OK - as we do with all our guests. Had we known you still felt aggrieved we would have done whatever we could to rectify the matter in preference to simply reading about it in a review posted five months later. Like all successful businesses we take the satisfaction of our guests very seriously and are disappointed we did not have the opportunity at the time to ensure that you left Cortijo Opazo thoroughly enchanted. We would make every effort to put this matter right if you were to return here one day.

Not withstanding, we take your comments on board and we appreciate the time you took to write your review. All of our guests, without exception, should have the best holiday experience possible, and your judgement of ‘poor’ will remain a salutary low point on a business built up over ten years during which we have always strived to be attentive to the wishes of our clients.

Robert and William
Owners of Cortijo Opazo
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kate h
Adelaide, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back again”
Reviewed December 20, 2012 for a stay in May 2011

I note other reviewers haven't had the fully catered guieded walking tour which is offered at the Cortijo, so some words about our experience of this- in a nutshell wonderful, and better than we could possibly have imagined. Daily walk tailored to our interests and fitness level - when my husband hurt his knee they rearranged the plans to include some easier walks and even lent him their walking poles! Driven to the start of each walk and picked up at the end with no fuss, interestingly varied fresh lunches packed into containers for us each morning, and we were never left hungry at the end of a walk. William and Robert prepared evening meals of local produce as good as if not better than what you would expect in a restaurant, and brought them to whatever sunny corner of the garden we decided to set up in. And generous breakfast provisions including fresh eggs for us to boil ourselves for breakfast each day too! Much has been said about Robert and William's warm manner and expertise as hosts, and it is all true. Brilliant value for money, we honestly could not recommend it highly enough.

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Liked best: Being treated like valued friends from day one, with nothing too much trouble to ask
Liked least: The only thing less than outstanding was the mattress which was a bit saggy - can't have a perfect score on everything!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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