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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Alcala de los Gazules, Province of Cadiz, Andalucia

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Sue H
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Rooftop views, spacious exterior and exquisite throughout”
Reviewed 8 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We chose Alcala de los Gazules as a friend was teaching English in the local school and we wanted to be in easy reach. This rental attracted us as it catered for friends and had several en-suite rooms - sleeping up to eight. We were not disappointed. (Well only with the weather which was unusually windy and chilly for April). We rented a car over the border from Gibraltar and were surprised to be in the stunning white village within 40 minutes.
This is, for me, the perfect holiday accommodation but it is not shiny five star luxury. it is five star tastefulness, sympathetic to the culture of the country and area and welcoming in all aspects.
We adored the enormous rooftop and the lovely planted area directly outside the kitchen and living rooms. I understand that often Andy and Helen run art classes here and the evidence was there in the enormous ground floor studio which had a large second living room and the four en-suite rooms running off it. Their style and love of art and design is reflected throughout the house, along with Andy's desire to recycle where possible. To me - that is what makes Casa Alcornales so special.
You will need a car, and to accept that a peublo blanco is on steep hills - as is the house. So this is not a venue for the infirm.
The village offers plenty of places to eat and drink, and if you want to buy and cook delicious local produce and at in the kitchen is extraordinarily well equipped. We did a mix of both. Using both the tiny Alcala market and produce from further afield.
Seville, Ronda, Cadiz, Jerez, Tarifa, Gibralta and even Malaga are all within easy reach as are the beautiful forests of Grazalema, Alcornales natural park and the most beautiful beaches I have seen in a while.
We found Helen and Andy to be super hosts and full of useful information.

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Liked best: The fact that I felt as if I belonged
Liked least: Just the unusual weather
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sophiahug...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautifully restored house with great atmosphere and lovely surroundings”
Reviewed 9 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

We had a wonderful stay here with lovely home cooked imaginative food and comfortable pretty rooms.
Helen and Andy are great hosts ; welcoming and helpful but totally unintrusive.I totally agree with the previous review it is like being at home but much cleaner and more comfortable and better weather,
There is so much to do in the area walking , swimming, sherry drinking, food , wildlife , painting that there is not enough time for it all. So much more to do so we will return and I miss it already.

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Management Response
10 Apr 2015
Thank you so much for your complimentary testimonial about our house and your stay here in our beautiful town. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here and your travels around Andalucia. Hopefully we'll meet again. Best wishes Helen & Andy
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Catherine...
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Like staying in your own bohemian summer novel”
Reviewed 13 February 2015 for a stay in June 2014

It would be impossible not to relax in this house! Wafting about on a summer evening, glass in hand, or rising to brilliant sunshine and the slowly waking sounds of the town on the breeze. It is cavernous enough to lose each other if you want to sneak off to read a book yet comfortable enough to all hang out together as a family. The town is stuffed with character. It is great for wandering through and happening on small shops selling local food or small bars selling Andalucian beer.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Feb 2015
Thank you for your great testimonial and for being such easy guests. We are so glad that you enjoyed the house and Alcala; it is such a special place.
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