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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

we stayed two nights at this relaxing and luxury place. We had a very warm welcome from Miranda and Hans, the hosts of this place. Our room had been very large and comfortable. We very much enjoyed this relaxing place afte one week traveling around in Andalusia. Unfortunately we only booked two nights and we already had pre-booked the next... More 

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Thank Goetz M
Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Hallo Goetz, It was indeed a pity the two of you weren't able able to stay a bit longer with us here at El Guarda, on the other hand you might have another good reason to come back to lovely Andalusia. We enjoyed your company very much and thus we hope to see you back real soon. Thanks for writting... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This property, owned by Miranda and Hans, is just superb. We stayed three nights a week ago and loved every minute of it. Their attention to detail is second to none and the rooms are lovely. We stayed in Room No 1 with its own little balcony which we used to have a quiet glass of wine or a snack... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Kerrie and Trevor, Thanks for taking the time to write such an extensive, informative and above all very kind review. Getting these kinds of compliments of guests that er traveling the world like you do makes us feel both proud and humble. We will pass them also on to our staff, without whom EL Guarda would not be what... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you think of a rural retreat, you would probably not think of a luxurious quiet place... The hosts are treating their guest as they would like be treated themselves on a luxury holiday... I hope this says it all, have no more words to describe the feeling of being spoiled by the owners, thank you Miranda and Hans, will... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

I completely agree ROcx: What's in a name? Rural Retreat, B&B, Casa Rural or Boutique Hotel, we have thought about it all and honestly is being used along each other. But the most important things is thanks to kind people like you that write these reviews Cortijo El Guarda has become known a bit for what we want it to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had a really nice time in Cadiz & Malaga and stayed in some lovely places, but without doubt El Guarda was our favourite and in no small measure down to the warm welcome and hospitality from Hans & Miranda. They have the knack of making guests feel at ease, are there if and when needed, but happy to let... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Margaret and Ken, Thanks for visiting us again here at El Guarda, it was good fun after the two years. Returning guests are for us the real proof that we must do something right and the way your entered the courtyard with the 'here we are again smile' really made our day. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feeling... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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187 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights and were absolutely delighted with the place, the hosts and the surroundings. First of all, the cortijo is amazing. The rooms - we were fortunate to stay in both a standard and a superior room - were clean and beautifully appointed. The standard room was very nice and cosy, the superior room was stunning!... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Dee-Dee 2004, thaks for taking the time to share your experiences here at El Guarda and in such a kind way! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much that might consider breaking the rules! You would be more than welcome, you know us Dutch don't live with the rules that thightly anyway :-) We, from... More 

Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Everything at Cortijo El Guarda (an old farmhouse) located near Alcala del Valle in Andalucia is perfect and wants you to relax, put up your feet and enjoy life; it starts with the great surroundings of olive groves and gentle hills, the immaculately restored farmhouse, recently whitewashed, the trees and flowers everywhere in large jars, the friendly dog and last... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear Wanderer, thanks for your wonderful description of little white dream (our big white dream is Sam, the one you refer to as the friendly dog). After 5 years we sometimes don't realise enough anymore what it means to live at El Guarda, but when someone like paints the picture with words, we suddenly wake up again. It was really... More 

Birmingham,AL
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

El Guarda was absolute perfection. Miranda and Hans were helpful, pleasant and wonderful hosts. The cortijo was luxury! The rooms were lovely and clean. They were more than accommodating for our children too who loved the dog and the pool. The area provides tons of historical and outdoor activities.

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review, kind words and above all your stay here. Uur warmest regards to there where the skies are so blue and where you all seem to love the gov' nor ..... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Loved this place. So tastefully restored and true to it rural history. The owners Miranda and Hans were so welcoming and helpful. They gave us great tips for the area and have a real knack at making one sit back and relax. We enjoyed living amongst the Olive groves and took full advantage of the pool. Sam the friendly dog... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Dear DMR62, we appreciate it you taking the time to write a few lines about your stay here at Cortijo El Guarda. We - including Sam, who can be quite picky who he accompanies - really were delighted to make your acquaintance and we hope to welcome you again in the not to distant future. More 

The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 19 May 2016

El Guarda is beautifully situated in the hills of southern Spain . The rooms are extremely comfortable and very well furnished with attention to detail . The warm welcome from Hans and Miranda makes you feel right at home. El Guarda is centrally located, allowing you then to visit all attractions in the area. Culinary guests are pampered every day... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

Muchas Gracias Susan for your kind words about El Guarda written in this review. We are happy that you mentioned and appreciated the key words tat are important for us while running this small place: At Home Feeling, Good Food and Central Positioning in Andalusia. x More 

Reading
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215 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

20 miles north of Ronda and easier to access than it may seem, the El Guarda is a top-notch example of a classic cortijo which has been renovated and refurbished to a high standard and still shows no sign of wear or tear whatsoever. It really is in absolutely pristine condition, and is situated like a welcoming beacon in a... More 

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Cortijo E, Owner at Cortijo El Guarda, responded to this review

I am so glad that we don't have to review the reviews, let alone rank them. We can only thanks all contributors for taking the time to help us letting the world know about El Guarda in a unbiased way. And there are reviews like these that make us, happy, proud and humble. On one hand they describe everything that... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Guarda is a beautiful 500 year old Cortijo converted into a luxureous Bed and Breakfast, situated in a picturesque valley close to the historical city of Ronda. The elegant country accommodation is a typical Andalucían farm that recently has been renovated with care in order to keep its traditional style, combined with modern comfort. It is the ideal place to get away from it all and enjoy the slow pace of the real Spanish country living! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cortijo El Guarda

Address: Carreterra de Olvera, S/N, Km 5, 11693 Alcala del Valle, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cadiz > Alcala del Valle
Price Range: ₹ 8,549 - ₹ 12,243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cortijo El Guarda 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“every room has a special charme; all rooms are superbe and offer value for money”
 of 5 bubbles goetzm2015, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms (and we saw them all) are beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles deedee-2004, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The room on the second floor is spacious with excellent sunlight.”
 of 5 bubbles benoitd580, 27 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Each of the five rooms are outstanding. You can't go wrong.”
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“The Superior Room is outstanding”
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