The Hotel Cortijo el Sotillo, since the eighteenth century has served as the home of farmers, livestock and storage shed harvest, has been renovated to become a four-star ecological hotel is considered one of the most emblematic examples of folk architecture Almeria. Brand Park features natural and will soon have the European Charter for Sustainable Tourism. The Hotel is located in the Villa of the property has 3,500 hectares in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata and around 17 kms of coastline with virgin beaches. The farm is classified as Green has the Andalusia Prize for the Environment and Sustainable Development Award. Own livestock have listed as certified organic brand Natural Park of Andalusia. Cabrito vivo and part of the star dish of our traditional cuisine of El Cortijo el Sotillo Paletilla de cabriro al horno. It has 25 rooms with terrace, equipped with air conditioning and heating, television, safe, minibar and are roomy,light and decorated with all the details. The Cortijo el Sotillo Restaurant offers a la carte or menu with both traditional local cuisine with a touch of Sotillo, Bar - cafeteria, spacious hall-saloon, free wi-fi in public areas, equestrian center with 40 thoroughbred horses Spanish where you can learn to ride or take guided tours of the farm and its beaches. 4x4 Tours of the farm enclosure, tennis court, outdoor pool, outdoor circuit training, walking trails and scuba diving.
The food was excellent and a good base to explore the area
swimming pool, room was spacious and very clean
Wifi not available in the room, not english speaking staff, archery and many other activities were not available although they were mentionned on hotel´s website
I booked my stay here because the original building was used as a location for Sergio Leone's western movie 'a Fistful of Dollars'. I was pleased to find this piece of movie history had been turned into a first class hotel !
The setting is beautiful, close enough to walk to San Jose and a very short drive to some magnificent beaches. The hotel is incredibly quiet, and has lots of rural charm.
The food is so-so (pretty plain, nice at times but often quite boring, and not a great variety - we were even offered the same dish two days in a row). The service is ok, but a couple of things in our room weren't working properly (reading light, door to thye terrace) and it took them several days to fix them.
We loved the location. We delibrately chose this location over the seaside because we liked to have the nature right in our backyard (was awesome to watch the stars on a dark and quiet night) . The beach and town were only about 1.25km away, hence it was easily accessible. The hotel and our room were quiet and spacious. The walk-in shower and private terrace were good surprises. We took the half-board option and was perfect as we were so tired after a full-day of activities, and glad not had to go away to find dinner. The hotel had a pool, ping-pong, snooker and stable, hence perfect for a family vacation.
We only had 2 small bottles of water in the mini-bar, some juice or beer would be nice. The TV was so small (actually a PC screen), and was not fun to watch the World Cup with it.
Excellent suite with massive bed and even bigger shower! Fantastic, authentic lounge, bar and games room.
The surroundings were absolutely stunning! The layout of the hotel was excellent and provided maximum privacy. The room was beautiful and very spacious, and the little terrace a lovely extra.
No, nothing at all.
Style. Comfort. Great food.
Wireless internet did not work in the room. Just not strong enough. Did work in the lobby.
Lovely hotel.....great surroundings, very pleasant staff.
A good hotel in a great area of Spain. I would not hesitate to visit this hotel again.