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An absolutely terrible experience!
Rotten, leaky and drafty windows (it rained into the bedroom and kitchen through the closed windoes), horrible beds and mattresses, pathetic lighting in the whole... more
Reviewed 29 December 2017
Absolutely Dreadful - A Ripoff!
Where do we start? With the rotten, leaky, drafty windows? With the pathetic lighting? With the dodgy electrical wiring? With the open fire but no fire guard? With the absence of a smoke alarm? With... more
Other reviews for this hotel are accurate so nothing further to add. However one thing to watch out for. We became locked in on the swimming pool terrace with no way of alterting anyone we were... more
Reviewed 18 June 2016
This review is only for the Restaurant
We stayed in the neighbouring Tajo del Aguila (Eagle's Nest) Resort, but had dinner with the family at the Algar Village hotel's restaurant, on recommendation of our receptionist. The entree was... more
Lovely setting just outside of Arcos de la Fronteria itself.
Quaint hotel with only 10 rooms.
The room was spacious & beautifully decorated in keeping with the the age of the cortijo.
Reviewed 25 September 2016
Not a bad word to say!
The venue itself is rustic and cute! Not many rooms which makes it even better! You get that personal touch.
The food is excellent and the service is just as good. Staff are always smiling and... more
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely Hacienda. Great staff, wonderful breakfast and dinner. Very quiet but only five minutes drive to the lovely town Arcos de la Frontera, hiking possible in the... more
Reviewed 19 October 2017
Very quiet setting
This hotel was our base to explore the area. Rooms are big, bedding confortable, very clean. Breakfasts are served at the table, spanish style but you can ask if you want eggs. One thing that... more
Dizzying Cliffside Location and Impeccable Interiors
I'll admit that I'm a sucker for Spanish and Moorish design and for long-range views, but this far exceeded my expectations. Our room (Alcoba) had breathtaking views and a sunset that was so... more
Reviewed 2 January 2018
Wonderful hotel with lots of character
We spent two nights in La Casa Grande and had two rooms, one for two and one for our four kids who are all teens. It was by far the coolest hotel we stayed in and has a lot of character. Our room had... more
Loved the location, each room had a balcony or porch. Nice indoor bar area and a large terrace with wonderful views. Only negatives would be parking and wifi was spotty. Close to lots of good... more
Reviewed 9 October 2017
For the view - perfect...even if everything else isn't!
We stayed here in September 2017 and went strictly for the VIEW and relaxation! For the low price we paid and the huge veranda, it was worth any inconveniences we came across. We didn't have a car... more
In the upper part of the town, next to the old city walls and the church, it has a magnificent balcony from where you can see the valleys snd little white villages around.
It is a nice hotel and has... more
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
After a very harried drive up through VERY narrow streets, we arrived into a beautiful plaza and the Parador in Arcos de al Frontera. The parador itself is lovely and very spanish, but the real wow... more
Worth Considering If Staying In El Bosque But Service Needs Improving
My wife and I booked a room in Truchas whilst driving around the Pueblos Blancos. It was the end of a baking hot summer's day in which we had done a lot of driving and sight seeing. I's located just... more
Reviewed 21 July 2012
Authentic? but need some restauration
In a very nice landscape an old hotel. Bad service at the reception, they speak hardly some English. But I speak Spanish. They told us the kitchen was closed, so we went out for dinner, surprise... more
My wife and I stopped here in the hotel restaurant for lunch. When we walked in, there was a waiter who looked straight at us and ignored us. A whole bundle of fun him. Another waiter who was 100... more
Reviewed 28 May 2016
We were staying close by and we were looking for something to eat. We asked the staff if they were able to make something for us and they happily agreed. ( even though it was in the middle if the... more
The first room we were allocated disappointingly had no view and a plastic curtain around a bath for a shower.The second day were had a magnificent view to the West in a very comfortable room with a... more
Reviewed 1 week ago
Room: Clean, stayed in the family room. Quiet. Rooms in front have view.
Breakfast: wonderful, delicious, good variety of items. In warmer weather, eat in the courtyard!
Amenities: Parking... more
I am writing this review while laid in the comfy bed at hotel la fonda del califa.
We have been travelling around Spain for the past two weeks and booked this hotel last minute as a stop gap before... more
Reviewed 28 June 2017
Beautiful hotel in a beautiful town!
La Fonda Del Califa is such a beautiful Hotel. The house is beautiful, full of history and the decorations are amazing. The receptionists were endlessly helpful and lovely and the hotel is located in... more
Stayed as a couple in October 2017 during a mini heatwave.
Firstly, with regards the heatwave, it was very unusual and sadly the pool at the hotel was drained. We would have loved a dip.
Reviewed 27 June 2017
A good family hotel in beautiful countryside
A very nice family run hotel. Juan Carlos and his staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and quite spacious, and the bed very comfortable. A small fridge for keeping bottles of... more
This is a rustic and slightly funky hotel that offers modest rooms and a pleasant stay. Everything seems very clean and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The room wasn't anything fancy... more
Reviewed 3 October 2016
Sad room with wives to an yard with a lot of noise
My room had a window facing the yard where all the noise from large groups of dining people. So from 1 to 4 and 8 to 12PM even with the window closed it was impossible to concentrate on doing... more
This is a difficult place to review. It could be wonderful but needs some tlc. For those like us who love peace a quiet this could not be bettered. Two km down a private road. The building is... more
Reviewed 11 June 2017
An amazing place
We hosted our wedding there two years ago ...it was just amazing, our family and friends still talk about the wonderful time spent there.
We went back last weekend, and had a lovely relaxing time... more
The wine list is simple a joke for a Spanish restaurant. They only had two white wine bottles to offer that are rather suitable for cooking.
Moreover it's been the first time in my life I sent a... more
Reviewed 16 October 2014
Friendly and spotless room but bar and restaurant a little shambolic - ok for 1 night but no more
Spotless and comfortable room and friendly welcome let down by shambolic bar/restaurant - ok for one night but no more - also this is a remote village and this is the only place to stay/eat so dont... more
We normally stay at the Villa Turística which was unavailable. The hotel is in a great location. It was easy to come and go and enjoy the local restaurants, shops, walking and being part of the... more
Reviewed 21 October 2017
Amazing view from our room
Loved staying here. Very quiet hotel with a great location in the middle of town. Lovely spacious, comfortable room looking out from the back of the hotel. Got up early just to watch the sun coming... more
If I could, I'd rate this 3.5 stars: Good. Better than average, not quite a very good.
Nice, comfortable room. Good, decent hotel. Beautiful views over the canyon to the town.
The WiFi only seemed... more
Reviewed 3 January 2018
Nice hotel, great restaurant
3 stars for the hotel, 4 for the restaurant, food was nice, hotel average. Nice location, but all together .... not much to do in the winter. Stayed overnight and that was enough. Sufficient for... more
We stayed here one night en route to Cadiz . A very picturesque whitewashed town, very narrow streets did not make for easy driving or parking. The hotel was very clean, the rooms were quite basic... more
Reviewed 26 August 2016
a good night
Very clean and comfortable. Big room and bathroom. Extremely friendly staff and great breakfast. We arrived late because of a delayed flight, but they were helpful and kind. Breakfast was coffee... more
The location is very good if you're going to the track, but you'll need a car for everything else. There is a hunting ground nearby so you hear shoots all day. The pool is just outside the parking... more
Reviewed 2 October 2017
Nice hotel... but unfortunately now not 4 star
We recently stayed at this pleasant hotel. Although I imagine when it first opened it was splendid and warranted its 4 star rating. However, despite the main lobby being very impressive ..the rest of... more
At first I was a bit sceptical about staying in a bungalow , but although there are quite small they are a great base for a break at a fantastic lake and hotel , B and B basis was good and plentiful... more
Reviewed 5 April 2017
A lovely alternative to staying in the pueblo blanco
I've been to Arcos many times, and always thoroughly enjoyed it, staying in the Parado or one of the characterful hotels of the old town. What I didn't enjoy was the drive up there, through the... more
Never in my life I have rejected a plate, but at this time, the paella was terrible.
We arrived with the idea to see a flamenco live show and have a tipical Spanish dinner, fixed menu for 10... more
Reviewed 27 September 2016
Note that these reviews are mostly about the restaurant, not the hotel
I have not stayed in this hotel, however, note that most of the reviews here concern the restaurant, not the hotel. They are different establishments. The restuarant is Meson Patio Andaluz. Note... more
Nice place. clean and comfortable. Not all that interesting of a city to visit.
Parking provided and good reception with English speaking agents.
Basic room with twin beds and average lines and towels. Nothing wrong with the hotel, just disappointed in the town. I would stay... more
Reviewed 28 May 2017
Park the car, walk up the hill
Nice hotel, very close to the start of the main walk up the hill to the old town; you can find hotels closer, or in the old town, but the underground car park at 6/7 euros is a bonus.
Grazalema is a very good spot if you like to make walks in the mountains! The village has a beautiful scenary. In the weekends busy but when most of the tourist have gone - we were here late october... more
Reviewed 22 October 2017
good friendly hotel
just stayed one night the receptionist was chaty and friendly the rooms comfortable and well appointed with interesting views. the locatin is great right in the centre of this lovely village and good... more
We had our wedding at the hotel in June this year and I have to say, the hotel is fab but the running of the hotel and the events are extremely poor.
The stress of trying to communicate with... more
Reviewed 6 July 2017
Beautiful setting... poorly run
Lovely hotel in a beautiful setting with amazing views.
The houses are clean and spacious if the hotel was run better it would be perfect.
A few things let the hotel down, the food wasn't cooked... more
Hotel was comfortable and the buffet breakfast was very good with wide selection of both hot and cold food and drinks.
Surrounding area is very scenic with Grazelema town nestled in the rocky... more
Reviewed 29 October 2017
Excellent stay when visiting the Pueblos Blancos!
We stayed at the hotel for two nights together with friends. Room comfortable and clean. Breakfast buffet had most you wanted. Evening buffet was ok, (but of course I’m not a friend of buffets)! All... more
Nice hotel, limited breakfast, helpful staff, secure underground parking, really noisy but I think there was a coach party there when we visited and lots of late at night noise. Rooms ok, lots of... more
Every now and then you come across a real gem. Fabulous location with mountain views, comfy beds, large rooms and authentic tasteful decor. La Fructuosa is one of these. And on top does great... more
Reviewed 8 October 2017
A tranquil and beautiful setting
We spent three days at this picturesque, small hotel in the centre of Gaucin. Our charming hosts Daniel and Catherine made us feel very welcome as did their 'maitre d', Pilar. The bright, airy rooms... more
A great rural hotel. Neat tidy in a lovely village if you want to visit the real Spain then here is the place for you Friendly great food relaxed surroundings nice walks local bars and eateries... more
Reviewed 18 August 2017
Very friendly establishment
Basic but clean food and drink very well priced. Breakfast was not great, cereal, biscuits and toast, but what really makes this place is the very friendly staff, my wife left her bag under table at... more
The hotel room was spacious, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast buffet was excellent with great variety of food including fresh fruit and healthy protein shakes made to order were... more
Reviewed 21 October 2017
Needs updating. Looking old and tired. No kettle in rooms. Pool was freezing, could get in it was so cold. Breakfast and buffet was very good with good choice and variety. The 4 star section... more
Lovely staff but this place is very dated and walls very very thin
I would have liked to say I loved this place as the surrounding area is breathtakingly stunning. If it was a one star hotel and a little cheaper I would have given a higher score.
The views are... more
Reviewed 8 May 2017
Location and rural authencity
If you like a rustic room with white stonewalls and no decoration in a place located at the end of a road winding down around 100 meters you will like this. Horcajo is as authentic it can be (with... more
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