Cortijo El Guarda

Carretera de Olvera s/n, Alcala del Valle, Spain

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Hotel Description

Cortijo El Guarda is a five-room, 500-year-old farmhouse in the Andalucian countryside, meticulously renovated so that you can leave the 21st century behind without actually having to live like a 16th-century country bumpkin. The look of the place is as classic as can be — whitewashed walls baking in the sun, a courtyard shaded by orange trees, sunny little rooms with antique wooden beams overhead — but instead of creaky old beds and cold-drip showers, you’ve got modern king mattresses dressed in the finest Egyptian cotton and better water pressure than these tranquil hills have ever known before. The toiletries are tops, the bathrobes and towels luxury-hotel fluffy, and the wi-fi reaches every little nook in your centuries-old bedroom.

If you’ve come to southern Spain primarily to see the major sights, Cortijo El Guarda is a bit of a detour, both literally and figuratively. It’s a very scenic hour or so off the main road between Seville and Granada, and a couple hours total from either one. Instead of ancient warren-like cities it’s a bucolic landscape of rolling green hills covered in olive groves and speckled with whitewashed homes. The inn itself sits on a hill with views of the countryside all around, best appreciated from the irresistible tiled pool surrounded by flowering oleander.

Most of the year, breakfast is served outside in the courtyard, but even in good weather it’s hard to resist the pull of the kitchen itself, which seems to have a sort of gravity that draws in the small group of guests for some low-key socializing. No other meals besides breakfast are offered, but it’s just as well. After lingering a while over coffee, you’ll want to get out and explore the nearby hamlets, tasting your way through them. El Ronda, built right above a dramatic hundred-meter gorge, is the most famous of the nearby historic towns, but little Setenil de las Bodegas is the place to stop for some driving provisions. Setenil’s reputation for producing excellent chorizo, made from pigs bred in the surrounding hills, as well as for making the area’s best pastries, goes back centuries. And the reputation is just as well-deserved today as ever — the pace of change, like the pace at which you’ll want to pass your days here, is a slow one.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 5 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

A 30% deposit will be charged at the time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Honesty Bar
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Off street parking
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

A 30% deposit will be charged at the time of booking.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

1pm,

Check out:

11am

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