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Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We were so looking forward to a return visit to Catifalarga after having a lovely experience there 5/6 years ago. We should have hung onto that lovely memory as it was a mistake going back!
Positive:
Location truly wonderful! Views of mountains stunning. Room 2 with its' lovely large terrace complete with sun loungers and table/chairs. Very comfortable, unique, and rustic style bedroom and shower room. Could do with more pillows!
So wanted to love this place but there was so much wrong here!
Negative:
*Worst potholed access road ever! *Zero hospitality!
*No staff! i.e. No staff at all on day one! Just a crumpled tel no. stuck to door. When telephoned, we were told to let ourselves into room-key in the door!
*Tea&coffee making facilities in room were 2 teabags and 2 sachets of sugar, kettle and cups. No milk no coffee.
*We had booked dinner for 8pm and no-one appeared! We reluctantly had to return to village in search of somewhere to eat, via potholes!
*Breakfast in morning was toast, cake, and coffee served by a lady who we had to go looking for! No choice offered, no juice, no water to drink and had to request a second cup of coffee be made!
*No wifi as advertised.
*Swimming pool advertised but not available as it was filthy and full of debris and leaves!
*Felt the place was shut down for the season and they were just chancing it taking bookings!

Such a shame, such a beautiful cortijo with immense potential in outstanding scenery! Could be brilliant. Perhaps in season it IS more welcoming but I would not recommend at end of season. (We stayed at end of October) Regrettably I have to rate this as poor because of zero hospitality!

Date of stay: October 2014
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1  Thank Hazel R
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Reviewed August 20, 2014

We are stuck in 2 minds about reviewing Catifalarga. Only because we want everyone to know what a stunning place this is but at the same time we would like to keep it quiet because we want it all to ourselves. The owner seems to take a lot of stick for not being there to answer questions on a daily basis, but for us that just adds to the chilled out way that Catifalarga is run. And when you do get to meet him he is a really nice bloke. The lady who is there every morning (her name i forget) is very helpful and always seems to be smiling, and when you visit Catifalarga you will see why she is always smiling. We are not very well travelled peopled, but when we are at Catifalarga and La Alpujarras we dont need to travel anywhere else. When you visit please remember that its not a hotel, and it is what you make it

Room tip: They all have great views
Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank richardrita96
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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

They advertised all over the village with flamenco. The show was ok. Not the best in Andalusia but still good.

The wine was a Rioja. But unfortunately not very good and expensive.

We where surprised with 10 euro extra charge on the bill for watching the flamenco. Even though they never (and no where) had mentioned that an admission fee was required.

Date of stay: May 2014
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Thank Trdet
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

Reading reviews and info elsewhere online I can't help but think this establishment has changed hands - and very much changed styles. I dont quite believe their (out of date) website or local signage. We were eventually welcomed by the owner? after wandering around for a while. It was around 3pm so maybe siesta? The first warning flag things may have changed was "we are a rural farm stay, not a hotel". Both were friendly but other than breakfast time could never be found which is ok for those who prefer the distant hosts approach.
We were the only ones there the few days we stayed. Comfy enough bed. Bathroom door would not close. Beautiful views from the balcony. Cool pool - literally. Very traditional although basic breakfast, which we discovered was after 9am. Hostess would disappear afterwards so 2nd cafe was in town. Late starts made walking a bit on the warm side and the midday sun in the mountains certainly has a bite. Sleeping should have been a highlight but local barking & howling farm dogs didn't help. No card facilities. Thankfully a machine in town. No (advertised) wifi.

Date of stay: May 2014
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank EtheB
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

This rural house is absolutely great and it is perfect if you wanna relax for a while! We got a cozy spatious room with a really nice terrace equipped with two sunbeds, chairs and a little table! The view from the terrace and from El cortijo in general is breathtaking! And the swimming pool was perfect too!
The cleaning lady welcomed us at our arrival because the owner was in Granada. We met him the day after during breakfast and he was really nice with us!
It is a pity that we could stay there just for one night! We loved it!

Date of stay: August 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ChiaraGavi
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