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A very quiet and special hotel in a lovely area. The restoration of the old Olive Mill has been very sympathetically executed and it is a long way from a chain hotel experience. The food was superb and beutifully presented. The only "downside" was that the swimming pool was not in use......although I have no doubt it would have been "refreshing" to say the least in October!
The location is superb and there are some wonderful walks on the doorstep. The rooms are comfortable and clean and there is a spacious lounge and interesting library in which to relax. As the hotel has only just been completed the staffing seemed inadequate for the number of guests. We had to wait an hour to check out and the restaurant service was extremely slow. Breakfast was served very late, especially as we had a long driuve ahead and was a very makeshift affair so it was overall not good value for money when we compared it with other hotels on our trip.
A charming and unique hotel set in a beautiful location. We overnighted there en route from Cordoba to Granada and very much enjoyed the experience. Would recommend that menus be translated into both English and French as several guests didn't understand Spanish and didn't know what food to order. Linguistic skills of hotel staff were also lacking. There was also some confusion about ordering wine during dinner. Breakfast choices were also extremely limited and didn't compare with other hotels. Nevertheless, it was a delightful and enjoyable stay.
The question really is, what wasn't good? We ate twice in the restaurant and the food was absolutely fantastic, each bite and flavor were an experience. Though people indeed only speak Spanish, it's really not a problem at all, the staff is very professional, helpful and nice. It's the perfect place if you want to unwind, relax, and enjoy the fabulous views over hundreds and hundreds of olive trees. Also great pool. Room very clean and thought through while decorating. we read bad comments about the breakfast, but it was pretty decent. nothing related to the hotel itself...you do need to realize that there is really hardly anything around that you can do, unless u like to bike, read, relax or swim....but we might have also picked the wrong small towns around zuheros to visit...
Hacienda Minerva is a delightful place to stay. The owners are doing an oustanding job of converting this hacienda into a charming inn. The owners and staff are friendly and the food is great. The surrounding area is beautiful. We will definitely return. We only wished that we had scheduled more time there on our visit to Spain.
a wonderful stay. if we were to come this way again, we would stay here and go by car to visit Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla, using this hotel as a base. But don't miss the surrounding small towns! nothing
This hotel was excellent. We had a simple but comfortable room with a fantastic view towards Zuheros. The restaurant was top class, good food and good service. They have managed to combine simple rustic charm with real luxury. I would love to go back!
Excellent stay at the hacienda. Great location and the manager is very friendly and helpful person. His dogs are cute. Breakfast was very sober.
Everything was absolutely excellent! From the amazing atmosphere of the Casa, to the staff, the exquisite taste in decoration, the breakfast, the Arab baths, the welcoming spirit! The location is also perfect in the most beautiful neighborhoods of Priego and a short car-ride away from Cordoba and Granada and many beautiful white villages around. We loved the place, we will recommend it to all our friends!
The Arab baths were very relaxing, the rooms clean and atmosphere relaxed. Great place to unwind. The staff were constantly on the telephone.
Fantastic boutique hotel right in the old quarter of town. Could not be better. The Roman Baths and massage were great and a pleasant end to a day seeing the sights in a wonderful part of Spain. Could not fault anything
Well located in the old quarter of this fascinating town. Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and well appointed room and bathroom/w.c. Reserved parking space available outside front of hotel. Very poor self-service breakfast, considering the room price. Better driving directions would assist.
Comfortable location as a hub for touring Andalusia and the arab baths No
The hotel is exceptionally clean, the staff are very helpful and friendly, it is very quiet and situated in the cetre of the old town of Priego de Cordoba. It is in an ideal situation to explore the beautiful countryside and old villages that are close to the town. Furthermore, Cordoba with it's famous mosque is only an hours drive away. Highly recommended.
The hotel staff were excellent, one of the lady receptionists actually walking to fetch us when we got lost in the old town when we arrived in Priego. The room was spacious and well decorated with good air con (which we needed!), comfortable beds, and a large bathroom with brilliant shower. It was very quiet at night time so we slept well. We thought the breakfast was quite poor for the price of the room- only a roll each and a yoghurt and there was some ham and olive oil. The first morning there were croissants but not the second. There was a bowl of fresh fruit but it was overripe. There was only a drinks machine for coffee etc. I asked for hot water and was told to use tap water and heat it up in the microwave.
Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. Good facilities.
excellent evening meal
This hotel was in a very beautiful relaxing area, ideal to chill out for a few days. The 2 hour drive to and from Malaga was an experience in itself with breathtaking scenery. Maybe tea & coffee facilities in the room would have just made it perfect.
It was a wonderful hotel, beautiful and classy. It was my birthday and my son called long didtance from Canada and the manager brought her cell phone into the dining room to find me. Then to top it off,,,she brought in two huge pieces of cake (that was to die4 for , as was the meal) with candles on it and happy birthday written across the plate. Boy...it doesn't get much more special than that. Very thoughtful. We had a wonderful time It was a little difficult to find....out in the middle of no where...but well worth the effort...great place to stay
Personal service No
We found it a very good location in the country but the sign posting travelling from the Granada side was poor . It was very comfortable and the staff were helpful. We would stay there again. The breakfasts were not that good. Coffee was cold and the croissants were stale.
exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, amazing food, beatiful facility
Nicely furnished, spacious room and bathroom. We arrived on a Sunday when a wedding reception was taking place. The staff were hard pressed and service to the other guests suffered. Also the swimming pool was not available during this time. This hotel appears to specialise in weddings - it's perhaps something to bear in mind. The air conditioning in our room was effective but very noisy.
Reception very friendly. Facilities outstanding. Dinner very good with inspiring personal attention by the waiter. None
The hotel staff was very friendly and gave a hearty welcome. They had a lot of information about the surroundings and possible hiking routes. The rooms were not sound-proof.
Helpful, friendly staff. Excellent chef - our best meals in Spain were there. Charming place. The beds were poor - we could feel the springs through the mattress.Also, they tipped up when you sat on the end of them as the legs were placed too close together - rather disconcerting!
Lovely peacefull village, nice to walk in the mountains, hotel has a good kitchen.
Comfortable and value for money
Close to a via verde. Fantastic views. No official WiFi
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food in the resaurant was brilliant- really good value for money. A really peaceful location, great for walking and the bat caves are amazing.
comfortable rooms, excellent restaurant, superb location and views faulty wc cistern, very basic breakfast
Helpful staff, great location and good atmosphere. Information for hiking is detailed and very useful.
Hotel was nice, everything worked and we were comfortable. Staff goes the extra mile to be helpful. The hotel is solid 2-star in terms of amenities, but the restaurant punches far above this weight. The food and setup were excellent, as was the waitress.
The village people for their friendliness and hopitality, also how cheap every thing was. not enough choice for breakfast
Nice village, fine nature, hotels restaurant very good, friendly atmosphere.
Its situation - one of the few hotel actually in the town. Parking can be arranged close by. The staff were charming and helpful. The weather was awful so it would have been nice to have coffe/tea making facilities in the room as the hotel offers room only.
Pleasant staff, clean, comfortable room, peaceful, good value for money, nice touch is access to a private patio outside the french windows of the room - would be great in summer. Unlike most Spanish town hotels, it's easy to find free on-street parking nearby. The location, opposite the bus station, is not picturesque, although this is a very pretty town in general. There's no restaurant, although there are plenty of bars and restaurants within a few minutes walk, so that wouldn't bother me personally.
The receptionist was surly and unhelpful.
very nice and friendly staff, nice modern rooms, no breakfast, yet plenty of eateries around the hotel, underground garage available at 5 EUR/night, reasonably central location, still easy to get out of town in less than ten minutes; good and good value for money hotel in the subbeticas area; enjoyed our stay there very much people who can't speak spanish may find the communication with the staff a bit difficult, none of them spoke any foreign language;
clean expansive, no charm at all
A very friendly comfortable hotel with great decor.