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“Lovely house in a lovely village.”
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27 reviews
Main living room.
Fireplace
Dining area
kitchen
kitchen
bathroom
Master Bedroom and balcony.
Second bedroom.
Casa San Tomas.
Basement / garage - games room.
Outdoor seating for 8 people
Nordic Jacuzzi hot tub
Wood fired jacuzzi hot hub
Hot tub with lighting.
Local pool 5 minute walk away.
Lake at sunset
Salobrena beach
La Herradura beach
La Herradura
Ski resort in winter.
Sierra Nevada ski.
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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Guejar Sierra, Province of Granada, Andalucia

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AlixB3
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely house in a lovely village.”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Lovely house with all you would need for a skiing break, in a lovely traditional village. We loved the log fire after a long day of skiing! Some good local restaurants, but don't forget your phrase book! A great ski hire place in the village that we would highly recommend, also provides transport and lessons.
Highly recommend for couples or families.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
8 May 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back for skiing and maybe summer sunshine too, in the future. Matt and Mel.
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greg l
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Second time of renting - Perfect once again!”
Reviewed 15 April 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This was our second time of renting the property for another Ski weekend. Just as perfect as the first time. Highly recommended!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Apr 2016
Thanks for booking with us for the second year running. Hope to see you again next winter ! Matt and Mel
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Stephen A
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Perfect....clean, tidy and in a good location”
Reviewed 19 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in Guejar as a base for skiing in the Sierra Nevada. This property was perfect...clean, tidy with great size bedrooms, a decent kitchen, comfortable lounge and a very welcoming wood burning fire.
It was a brisk walk downhill into the village where there are some superb restaurants together with a good smattering of butchers, greengrocers and bakers (to use the English parlance).
This is a really nice property and we have already booked to stay next year!

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Liked best: It was comfortable, tidy and clean
Liked least: Hot tub took too long to heat, DVD and Wi didn't work
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
3 Apr 2016
Lovely to read your review and to hear you enjoyed such great week skiing. You cannot beat coming home to a roaring log fire after a day on the slopes. You are right there is an abundance of great bars and restaurants within walking distance of the house. We are delighted you have booked again for next year and look forward to welcoming you back. Matt and Mel
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louise905
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
“A unique beautiful holiday home from home”
Reviewed 23 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at this beautiful, immaculately clean modern family home. All the home comforts whilst on holiday is not always achievable, unless you stay at Casa San Tomas. We chose to have some active days out guided by the information provided by Mel the home owner which was extremely useful. Guejar Sierra is beautiful with amazing views all around you as your in the mountains. We preferred to walk into the village to purchase our groceries, enjoy drinks and tapas with the friendly locals and visit some of the local restaurants recommended by Mel. Walking back to Casa San Tomas is uphill but it's good exercise for you!

Overall we had a brilliant time staying at Casa San Tomas and would recommend this to families or couples who prefer to stay in a quaint village, whilst having the luxury of home creature comforts.

A fantastic property Mel, thank you for letting us stay.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jan 2016
We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time and found the information pack helpful. We hope to see you back again soon. Matt and Mel
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RiaRy
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Lovely house & excellent value”
Reviewed 24 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We've just returned from a week in this fab house. We had a lovely stay and I would highly recommend Casa san Tomas to couples, families and groups of friends.

I could wax lyrical but instead will try and provide a review that's useful if you're thinking of booking!

- Booking was really easy. Mel remained in touch via email and everything went very smoothly.
- The directions we received to get to the house from the airport were absolutely brilliant and completely removed any stress related to getting off a plane, into a strange car, driving on the wrong side of the road (sorry) and feeling ever so slightly dazed about suddenly being in beautiful Sierra Nevada rather than grimy London
- Someone was there to welcome us on arrival. We parked outside the house which I 'think' was ok...
- There's loads of really useful information about the area, places to visit and places to eat in the folders Mel's compiled. There's also maps and an atlas which proved really useful on trips to the coast.
- The house is well equipped (filter coffee machine, toaster, kettle, massive fridge with chiller blocks and cooler bags in the laundry room etc) and very comfortable with air-con in the lounge and master bedroom. The double bed was incredibly comfy and the shower's great. I did struggle to operate the microwave, but am guessing that's because I couldn't be bothered to look for the manual
- There's no wifi but you can get 3G if you're desperate for the internet. Plenty of books and games plus Wii and Playstation and 1 English channel on the TV.
- There's a beach umbrella and some chairs in the garage (we discovered them on our last day)
- The rear courtyard is little sun-trap and perfect for chilling out. The balcony has amazing views over the mountains and is just the right size for 2 to share a bottle of wine as the sun goes down,

Guejar's a lovely little village with a number of good restaurants (Sulayr and La Hacilla were our favourites), bakeries, butchers and grocers. There's also a couple of small supermarkets for essentials.
Be warned though, the hills here are STEEP! I wouldn't recommend staying here if you have mobility problems as I suspect getting around could be a challenge. The roads are cobbled and very twisty (but it is built into the side of a mountain so I guess it's to be expected).

Things to take with you:
Soap for the bathroom sink
Any condiments, tea or coffee you may need (there was oil and salt only)
Dishwasher tablets (other kitchen essentials was provided)

Thing to consider:
- We hired a car but I think you could probably get away with staying here without one if you got a taxi from the airport (there were quite a few waiting when we arrived Sunday evening) and don't mind a bit of walking when you're in the village; it was about 45 mins door to door following Mel's directions.
- The bus service was excellent and about 2 euros to get into Granda (45 mins) - timetables in Mel's folder.
- If you drive to the Alhambra check the route before you go and don't go into central Granada! We got horribly lost and almost gave up in a maze of one-way streets. It's only about 20 mins from the house but took us well over an hour and a half to finally get there.
- Any Spanish would be useful. Very few people spoke English so a few phrases will come in very handy!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
25 Jul 2015
Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay. You are absolutely right that the easy accessibility from the airport coupled with the great bus service does mean a car isn't essential although we would recommend one if you wanted to explore the beach and the stunning coastline. We are glad that you enjoyed the beautiful village of Guejar and the lovely restaurants and bars. Thank you for such a comprehensive and helpful review. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Mel and Matt
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