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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.
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...
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!
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
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.
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 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!
Excellent stay at the hacienda. Great location and the manager is very friendly and helpful person. His dogs are cute. Breakfast was very sober.
The staff in the hotel are all pleasant and professional. This was our second visit of the year as we love the quiet location - it is easy to find and yet within range of a lot of tourist attractions. The hotel has a good sized pool. Perhaps a little more variety at the buffet breakfast, (for example, the walnut bread we had on our last day was excellent) would have been welcome as we were there for a week.
nice... relaxing.. clean... good service... friendly staff... Only one staff member spoke in English which was rather bady broken... making it very defficult and makes it difficult to communincate .
I loved the tranquility and the swimming pool.
This was a great value for the money. The hotel was very modern, clean and the rooms were comfortable. The free breakfast was excellent. The hotel supposedly has wireless internet access but it doesn't work if your laptop has Microsoft Vista. The desk clerk said that was much more difficult and she never could provide information on how to make it work.
Very good hotel. Lovely swimming pool and very helpful staff. Very good value indeed. Not all items were available on menu in dinning room.
The entire facility, the restaurant, the room, the service, the location, even the town of Cabra No
Everything. I would recommend it to friends and collegues
This was a lovely hotel with very friendly staff but very quiet when we were there. It made an excellent base to travel to places such as Cordoba Possiblt a bit too quiet
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.
The Arab baths were very relaxing, the rooms clean and atmosphere relaxed. Great place to unwind. The staff were constantly on the telephone.
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.
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!
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
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.
Great hotel; excellent service. Highly recommended.
exceptionell location,good food,great staff and unique rooms + child friendly restaurant and breakfast facilities did not match the style of the hotel and appeared cheap and low in atmosphere compared to rest of the place
Lovely room and views,relaxing quiet place to stay. As expected a bit quiet in November -handful of people in restaurants.
The situation , deep in country, suited us. The staff were very friendly and approachable and helpful. The food was at all times excellent
Nice setting, good appointed rooms Overpriced and overhyped for what it is
Location and atmosphere
Friendly and helpful staff, I was able to park directly outside on a narrow busy street. The hotel warm and welcoming. We had bed breakfast and evening meal for an all in good price. The meal on the evening we arrived was excellent value at 12 euros. The waiter could not have been more obliging
quiet surroundings need renovation
Facilities - ok, helpful staff Did not know where anything was at hotel -no in room info
Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine. no hair dryer and no coffee/tea available in the room.
great hotel,clean & comfortable
The hotel is in a beautiful location and easy to find. We used t as a transit stay en route from North to South Spain..
Garden and pool are lovely. Little playground was enjoyed by our four-year old. Desk staff was friendly and helpful. Easy walk into town. Dinner in the dining room was pretty bad, but the kitchen seemed to be trying its best.
Large clean room, restaurant has a good menu at very reasonable prices. Hotel staff helpful and friendly but only speak a limited amount of English. Hotel is located on a fairly busy road and can be noisy. The town of Rute has little to recommend it and the area around the hotel is undergoing development. The room had very poor lighting, apart from two bedside table lights the lighting in the large room was a small wall light with two small lamp bulbs. On four out of seven nights' stay there was no hot water and the bath plug system did not work. Lighting in the bathroom was flashy but not functional. The television only had Spanish channels.
Location on the edge of the village Probably the wrong time of year to visit the region as most of the facilities were not in use
Pretty surroundings. Good breakfast. Nice staff. Free internet.
exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, amazing food, beatiful facility
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Reception very friendly. Facilities outstanding. Dinner very good with inspiring personal attention by the waiter. None
excellent evening meal
Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food. Good facilities.
The hotel was comfortable and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The staff were very pleasant and courteous and were very accommodating regarding guest requests.
We thought that this was an excellent hotel and couldn`t ask for a better setting,also the staff were all very friendly,we only stayed for one night ,but would certainly come back and recommend it to others.
Welcoming. Very relaxed . Its a beautiful location which would be even better when the weather is warmer. Enjoyed an excellent bottle of wine with dinner. The room was very comfortable.
The spectacular situation. Friendly staff.An excellent dinner Not able to get a snack when the dining room was not open. Needs a safety mat in the bath to prevent slippin
Lovely setting, friendly staff and good food. It was a very relaxed and comfortable stay with wonderful views of the olive groves and the lake.
Mainly it's lakeside location with a fantastic across the lake and of the hill top village of Iznahar. The room size was more than adequate which in our case included a view down over the pool and patio area. The bathroom was well designed with additional room for storage. Car park and wi'fi included was a bonus The swimming pool was in a bad state. It had obviously not been cleaned and was therefore not safe to swim in. In October there are those that want to swim and my wife was one so that was disappointing. Also by comparison with other 2/3 star hotels we stayed in during the previous five days the breakfast was not good. At the price though it would be churlish to complain. No fresh fruit, cakes or choice of bread rolls and juices. One of your reviewers remarked on noise from other guests permeating through the centre of the hotel into the rooms - true. There was group of cyclists enjoying themselves until late
The hotel is nicely decorated and has a friendly atmosphere. Rooms are spacious and very clean. The hotel lies very quiet, but can be very noisy on the inside. Walking and talking sounds throughout the whole hallway. During our stay there was a large group of people, who were busy talking in the central hall all night long. But this was an incident.
Lack of atmosphere due not enough guests due the time of year but very nice staff and very Spanish which we liked
The dining room was nice and comfortable. We enjoyed the dinner and breakfast there. There are nice patio. The noise outside the room vibrated at night bothered me.
The staff were very good. The breakfast was average. The evening meal was excellent and very good value
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
Close to a via verde. Fantastic views. No official WiFi
The village people for their friendliness and hopitality, also how cheap every thing was. not enough choice for breakfast
Lovely peacefull village, nice to walk in the mountains, hotel has a good kitchen.
Comfortable and value for money
Helpful staff, great location and good atmosphere. Information for hiking is detailed and very useful.
Nice village, fine nature, hotels restaurant very good, friendly atmosphere.
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.
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!
Spacious room for price Noise of Motorway traffic as our room was facing the road as opposed to one of the rooms facing the view of the valley.
Please write at least 15 words The room was cold. The internet was not Free as advertised.
It was convenient for our trip The restuarant was not open only the self service cafeteria was available
When we came into the room,it smeled badly.We had to let the outside air in the room for a while.
Not a lot, on arriving at the hotel my first impression was that it looked very run down On arriving at the hotel my first impression was that it looked very run down and on entering our room it proved to be correct.
The easy acess to the hotel both ways from the main road. We were kept awake all the night by the cleaning staff who kept knocking on doors, our door was even opened and left open. The times of the self service food hall was very poor.
Nice view from the room and pool-area. Riofrio is a fine little village with good and cheap fish. The motorway. It's close by but it's really not a problem.
The hotel is set in beautiful surroundings with tremendous views and also a fantastic swimming pool. The air conditioning did not appear to be working properly.
the setting was beautiful and the room decorated tastefully. Breakfast was ample and varied the trout for dinner was dry, tasteless and small portioned. The dining area with drapes outside ws shabby and gave a bad impression
Delightful hotel, pleasant staff, beautiful location and excellent food.
Welcoming General Reception Area. Excellent swimming pool. Good food and restaurant not easy to find for newcomers to the area
Very good all round hotel. Choice of menu was limited.
Location- brilliant views to mountains, peaceful surroundings but well placed for visiting Granada & Cordoba.Staff were excellent- very friendly & helpful. We stayed half board & the menu del dia was very good. Access via Rio Frio was not too easy better to take the road from Loja.
Fabulous hotel with friendly staff.
We Loved our seafood paella for dinner . The service was also lovely.
This was an overnight stop en route to the coast. The swimming pool area is well laid out with a stunning panoramic view over the mountains. The food in the restaurant at dinner was excellent and the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. The hotel is well signposted from the autovia and is only five minutes from the main road. The rooms are comfy, clean and well appointed. The buffet breakfast was adequate although a little lacking in choice.
The private terrace and the hydro massage tub The terrace overlooked the car park and the room was smaller than the terrace!
convenient for the motorway yet in a quiet rural location - well worth the extra cost for a terrace and jacuzzi type bath! the access gate to the swimming pool was locked during our stay at the hotel but there again the weather was too good for swimming/sunbathing
Nice swimming pool very good for children Very good bathroom well equiped
idilic country location decoror and comfort excellent sunday cena on the outside patio very helpfull staff particualy when it started to rain, The staff had will do any job attitude to thier work,well done. brekfast could be better !
Easily accessible from both Malaga and Granada airports and centrally located to explore the area. Friendly staff, rooms adequate and very clean apart from beds exceptionally hard! Extensive menu with good food. Popular with the locals if you are looking for real Spain! Smoking in the bar and hard mattresses.