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“The perfect chill-out or walking holiday.”
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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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65 reviews
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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candidsna...
Devon, England
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The perfect chill-out or walking holiday.”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This is the holiday for anyone who wants to relax in a beautiful quiet setting, or who wants to do some stunning walks.
This is southern Spain, so the climate is superb, and being in the hills you avoid the sweltering hot days of the coast.
The location is a quiet hillside, conveniently close to shops, bars, restaurants in nearby Pitres and Portugos villages. Views are south to some of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and you don't have to go very far to get views of the high mountains (snow still apparent in June!)
Accommodation is simple, very clean, and just right for such a holiday. We stayed in El Lujar and really appreciated the collection of books in the shelves, provided by our hosts. Private courtyard and terrace were peaceful and, thankfully, shaded, with fine views of the garden and surrounding hills.
The garden is a major feature of the Cortijo, and is colourfully stocked with fine garden flowers that you just don't expect in this quite arid part of the country.
We did about 5 walks, all local, and quite demanding because of the hilly nature of the area. The tracks are very old connections between the villages, for people on foot or horse, and mules. One walk involved going up and down rocky zig-zag paths at the sides of a steep gorge - a new experience for us!
Robert and William are the perfect hosts. They leave you in peace but are always on hand if want to chat or get some advice on something. Sampling their menu is a must - both are excellent chefs. We definitely recommend this on at least your first night after a long journey.
The only essential day trip for us was to Granada and the Alhambra. Everyone should see this at least once in their life.
We highly recommend Cortijo Opaza for a holiday, and intend going back, possibly taking advantage of the hosts' new coastal apartment at La Herradura for part of our stay.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
26 Jun 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post this review, we appreciate your comments and are pleased that you enjoyed the accommodation, the garden and this fabulous area. It was a pleasure to spend time chatting with you both and we look forward to seeing you here again - or in La Herradura at Opazo Beach (opazobeach.com) - soon.
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Chris B
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent information on fabulous walks”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We (and our dog Wilfi) had a very enjoyable stay at Cortijo Opazo with beautiful and varied walks. Robert and William were the perfect hosts, always available to advise when needed. Their walking maps and guides are the best I have seen and were invaluable. The house and garden are beautifully kept with everything you might need.

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Management Response
26 Jun 2014
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that our in house walking guides helped you to get the most out of the area. It was a pleasure to meet you and our dogs enjoyed meeting Wilfi too.
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Funnyface...
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fabulous walking in the real Spain”
Reviewed 4 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This is a truly a wonderful place to stay for a walking holiday in Spain, we have returned for the 5th time in 9 years and it just gets better, even if the same walks have got steeper! we have always found the accommodation and the host's first class. we highly recommend this place for the beautiful scenery and very friendly local villages. William cooked for us on the last evening, food was excellent, we wish we had used this service earlier in the week as it was very good value for money.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jun 2014
Thank you for your positive comments, we were happy to cook for you and are pleased that this added to the enjoyment of your walking holiday.
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aelfred
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great accommodation, beautiful gardens, stunning views...”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This was our second visit after a five year gap. Once again we we appreciated the quality of Cortijo Opazo and it's charming gardens. As has been pointed out the gardens are not manicured but sensitively managed; they are full of romance and a gorgeous variety of plants in secluded corners. It was lovely to find a place to sit in sun or shade or on our own terrace.

Robert and William manage to provide a service that is both professional and friendly, being available when needed and disappearing when not. Their advice about walking and eating out was invaluable, and helped us to make the most of this beautiful area.

Having read a previous comment, I should say that I am not generally a fan of dogsbut I was reassured by the notes on the website and in the house information which makes it clear that dogs are on the property and that they will be properly controlled. In fact, Ella and Oskar are such cute and intelligent creatures that I was delighted when they greeted us and on occasion accompanied us on a stroll round the garden.

We hope to stay at Cortijo Opazo again, just to experience again the warm welcome and tranquil surroundings.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jun 2014
We are pleased that you enjoyed wandering through our garden and that our dogs added to the pleasure of your stay here. Thanks for taking time to leave your opinion, it is much appreciated. See you again, we hope.
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womble56
Ventnor
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A charming Andalucian hideaway set in an English garden!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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My wife and I spent eight delightful days at Cortijo Opazo in May with two friends and had a great time. I felt I had to add my review after reading the latest comments from a recent American guest.

Firstly, anyone who stays at a guest house in Spain and has a problem not putting paper down the toilet has never travelled in Southern Europe. We disposed of our rubbish every day on our way to buy delicious fresh bread from the local bakery.

Secondly regarding the dogs, I did not feel that I had been issued with a set of instructions. I am not a great animal lover but the dogs were no problem at all. In fact we had become great fans of Oskar by the time we departed.

The house is situated in a lovely position with stunning views in all directions. The overhead cable is how power gets supplied in this area of Spain and does not detract from the overall experience in any way.

The garden is a delightful area in which to sit, explore or eat. It provides all the elements of a traditional English garden in the midst of rural Spain and it is just really quirky - in a nice way!

Lastly, anyone staying in the villa must take advantage of the boys cooking. We had a great three course meal served to us sitting in the garden and it provided the perfect finale to a great holiday

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
5 Jun 2014
Thanks very much for your supportive comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and are happy to learn that Oska has made a convert.
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