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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
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.
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 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 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.
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
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.
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
Everything. I would recommend it to friends and collegues
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.
I loved the tranquility and the swimming pool.
The entire facility, the restaurant, the room, the service, the location, even the town of Cabra No
Very good hotel. Lovely swimming pool and very helpful staff. Very good value indeed. Not all items were available on menu in dinning room.
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 .
Facilities - ok, helpful staff Did not know where anything was at hotel -no in room info
quiet surroundings need renovation
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
Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine. no hair dryer and no coffee/tea available in the room.
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.
Pretty surroundings. Good breakfast. Nice staff. Free internet.
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.
great hotel,clean & comfortable
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The staff were very good. The breakfast was average. The evening meal was excellent and very good value
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.
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
The village people for their friendliness and hopitality, also how cheap every thing was. not enough choice for breakfast
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 staff, great location and good atmosphere. Information for hiking is detailed and very useful.
Nice village, fine nature, hotels restaurant very good, friendly atmosphere.
Lovely peacefull village, nice to walk in the mountains, hotel has a good kitchen.
Close to a via verde. Fantastic views. No official WiFi
comfortable rooms, excellent restaurant, superb location and views faulty wc cistern, very basic breakfast
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!
Comfortable and value for money
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.