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“Comfortable home from home in an idyllic setting”
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6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Iznajar, Province of Cordoba, Andalucia

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LVPenn
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Comfortable home from home in an idyllic setting”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

I have enjoyed two absolutely fabulous holidays at Cortijo Las Arizas and I hope to enjoy another in the future! Although the house has been fully renovated it keeps all of its traditional character while providing modern luxuries in the from of beautiful bathrooms and a fully fitted kitchen. The villa is very spacious so works perfectly for large groups. It's crowning glory is the pool area with picturesque views over the valley and reservoir. It is a truly peaceful villa providing complete relaxation from the outside world.

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Liked best: The setting and views
Liked least: Having to go home!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Judith J
London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful.”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

What a lovely place, the photos don't do it justice. The views are absolutely stunning from almost every window and terrace and from the pool. The pool itself is really well designed to give optimum bathing comfort, I spent many a long hour in the super comfy shady alcoves with the occasional foray into the water. We were a group of two families and friends, including four teenagers who really loved relaxing and playing in the pool, table football, etc. Our three girls shared a twin room which is now a triple room since the owners added an extra bunk - they loved all being together in there. It was very hot in Andalusia at this time of year but the gentle breeze (Las Arizas) which plays around the house helped to cool us down. Dinner on the kitchen terrace watching the sunset over the lake was a delight. My favourite thing of all was late afternoon siestas in the hammock with the scent of lavender wafted over by the breeze. Bliss. Great owners, very helpful indeed, and easy location for visiting attractions. We went to the Alhambra (awesome, but very hot, would recommend an evening visit), local pretty town of Iznajar (nice walk up the hilly streets to the fort), and also the beach at the lake, a bit tricky to find but actually only about 15 minutes drive away.

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Liked best: The beautiful house and location
Liked least: Occasional dogs barking at night but this was outweighed by everything else being so wonderful.
Travelling group: Large Group
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BeccaXOX
Hampshire
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“Fabulous!”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Beautiful house. Views to die for. Amazing pool. We had a wonderful family holiday and we were sorry to go home.
Thank you

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gertrudec...
New York City, New York
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“Great views”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The owner was most generous in advance with lots of information, directions, and any advice we requested. The views from the house are amazing, the various terraces take good advantage of the location, and we enjoyed the pool -- the posted photos give a true picture of the site. The kitchen was spacious for a group to collectively cook (though, like most rentals, there are some handicaps for serious chef types). You will enjoy the very excellent olive oils available in this region!
On the negative side: we were disappointed by septic system fumes, which drove our guests from one of the double ensuite bedrooms after one night. My recommendation comes with the caveat: be prepared for 3 double bedrooms (the master ensuite room and 2 other ensuite doubles) plus a twin bed room and a room with bunk bed and single -- not the 6 nice rooms you might have wanted.
(If it matters, know there are steps: a flight to the living/dining area, a flight to the pool area, and steps to the master room.)

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Septic problems
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Dear Guest, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Cortijo Las Arizas, but sorry that you were troubled by the smell in one of the bedrooms from the septic tank. We investigated this with a plumber immediately after your visit. This was coming from the shower drain in the en-suite bathroom to that bedroom.
All the drains from the showers have a water trap (immediately below the metal grill in the centre of the shower) that need to be filled with water at all times to act as an effective seal to any smells from the septic tank. We found that not only was the trap void of any water, but that the screw retaining the top of the plastic trap had not been fully screwed down. We therefore tightened the screw, let the shower run for 10 seconds to fill the trap and checked that the smell was indeed now no longer there.
We've therefore added a note to the Guest Book in the House that if this happens again, guests should run the shower in that bathroom for a few seconds to ensure the trap is full of water. We have also issued instructions to the Cleaning Staff to do this as a matter of course in each Bathroom before each new arrival.
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