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Cortijo Opazo - former Alpujarran farmhouse.
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Cortijo Opazo - former Alpujarran farmhouse.
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Cortijo Opazo - former Alpujarran farmhouse.
Well equipped kitchen - apartment la Corona
Comfortable sitting room - apartment la Corona
Double bedroom - apartment la Corona
Out door dining for the apartment La Corona
Open plan living area of apartment El Lujar
Apartment El Lujar sitting area with french windows leading to patio
Bedroom of apartment El Lujar, facing the morning sun.
Log burning stove to supplement underfloor heating.
Outdoor dining for the apartment El Lujar
Great views in every direction
Situated in the countryside, but close to the village.
Exceptional garden for you to enjoy
Great vistas in all directions
Plenty of outdoor space
Garden full of charm, a veritable oasis in the Alpujarras
Our walking guides will take you to enchanting places
Garden full of delightful surprises
Home cooked food available on request
Delicious menus to suit all tastes
Extraordinary scenery and views from the house
Lively village fiestas
Our home grown fruit and veg usually available for you to buy
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Farmhouse -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Portugos, Province of Granada, Andalucia

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David P
Nerja, Spain
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Basic accommodation. Not recommended for winter visits.”
Reviewed 24 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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The accommodation is comprised of a kitchen, sitting area/dining area; a walk in shower and toilet; and a small double bedroom. The bedroom is built into the side of the hill and is thus rather cold and dark. The window is at the level of the road.

The bathroom is stark and uninviting. A mop and bucket were squeezed in beside the toilet.

The kitchen/dining/living area could hardly have been squeezed into a smaller space. The kitchen is basic and sparsely equipped.

Access to the rooms is problematic - a difficult walk down 20 rough steps (concrete and slate) with inadequate lighting.

The property was warm when we arrived, but seemed to grow colder the longer we stayed. We awoke to condensation running down the single-glazed windows. We left half way through our stay.

Unsuitable for cold weather. Adequate if you're not planning to stay in much and intend to eat out. Lovely outside space - would be good in warm weather.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
26 Feb 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Cortijo Opazo, we are pleased that you liked our garden but are very sorry you did not find certain other aspects so agreeable.

You chose to stay in the smaller of our two apartments which is 35 metres squared. Sorry about the steps, it can be a nuisance to have to go up and down to where your car is parked, but it is the only way we can ensure that each apartment has its own private entrance. The other apartment is accessed all on one level and we always give honest advice to anyone who may raise concerns about mobility and accessibility. Thanks for mentioning the lighting, this has now been rectified by cutting back the exuberant winter flowering clematis that was causing a shadow.

Cortijo Opazo is an old farm house, renovated to a high standard, and in common with many houses of character in the Alpujarras part of the structure is built into bedrock. This means that the rooms are cooler in summer and warmer in winter. The window faces east and enjoys plenty of morning sun light. The bathroom is small but has a sizeable window that also faces the morning sun. The accommodation is well heated. We are one of the few holiday properties in this mountainous area to provide under floor central heating. Along with the wood burning stove this means that Cortijo Opazo is ideal for winter lets, even if the weather outside is bad. Condensation on the windows, though unusual, happens only when it is very cold outside but toasty and warm inside. Your stay coincided with a short period of exceptionally bad weather and we took the trouble to phone you two days beforehand with this information. If you became cold in the accommodation we wonder why you didn’t choose to light the wood burning stove with the complimentary firewood we gave you, this would surely have made you both feel cosy and comfortable. Regarding the kitchen, it is well equipped - and we speak as both holiday accommodation renters as well as owners - and we would very much like to have known what it is that you thought was lacking; perhaps it was just the two champagne glasses you asked for shortly after arrival which we were happy to supply from our own cupboard. We have had clients cook a full Christmas dinner in the same kitchen, although admittedly they had to borrow our turkey baster. But for those who don’t want to cook, we do offer to prepare a three course meal, served either in your apartment or out on the terrace under the stars - weather permitting! Unfortunately, on your departure, whilst it was clear that you were not happy, you would not tell us what the problem was even though we asked.

We work hard to make sure that Cortijo Opazo offers comfortable good quality accommodation that is clean, well equipped and well maintained. If anything is amiss, guests have only to ask and we will do our best to address the issue - we really do want everyone to have a good stay. As a holiday destination it is an ideal location for couples who want to explore this fascinating region, and is particularly aimed at walkers, nature lovers and those who want to switch off temporarily from their daily routine. Although scarcely more than an hour’s drive from the popular resort of Nerja and the Costa del Sol, the Alpujarras can seem a world apart; it is dramatic and can be extreme, like Spain itself. Despite being as clear as we can on our website and being available to answer any concerns or questions, very occasionally we feel certain clients are expecting something other than what Cortijo Opazo offers when they arrive here; regrettably it is then that we realise we cannot be all things to all people, even though this would be our wish.

If you do find yourself in the Alpujarras again please come and visit, enjoy a stroll around the garden, take in the great views and hopefully you will see us in a different light.
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Ian S
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Mr”
Reviewed 12 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We stayed for four nights with William and Robert. We loved it. The room has under floor heating and a long burner is spotless and we would recommend it to all of our friends . The local knowledge routes provided and interaction were all appreciated. The Alpujarras are special and I would go back. I loved Fondales and the mediaeval paths connecting the villages . William is a great cook and we enjoyed the whole experience. They have two wee dogs who seem to resemble the owners unobtrusive , quirky and very good natured .

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Management Response
16 Feb 2016
Thank you for your comments, we are proud to resemble our dogs. We are pleased you enjoyed everything, especially the underfloor heating, an essential for winter lets up in the mountains we think.
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grahamsL4...
Marlborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Fabulous! A perfectly relaxing experience.”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We started our holiday at La Heradura (beach view), eating lunch outdoors in the bars/restaurants at the West end of the beach, coming back for a sunbathe and siesta on the terrrace (in January), and watching the sunsets; then back to the bars for Tapas in the evening. Utter bliss! We loved La Heradura.
For the second part of our holiday we drove up the spectacular mountains to Cortijo Opazo, staying in La Corona. A beautiful contrast to the beach vibe; a mountain hideaway with extraordinary views, with an easy and exhilarating walk Pitres for local amenities. A fabulous place to wander and soak up the sun and the timeless atmosphere of these mountain villages. Robert & William have thought of everything, the apartments are fully equipped and comfortable, and the garden they have created is truly marvelous. We explored some of the many shepherds trails, hearing out for the drifting sound of bongling goat bells was a delight. The villages of Pampaniera and Trevelez are well worth closer inspection, for Tapas and local produce such as wine, olive oil,and of course jamon.
All in all a perfect combination of away from it all relaxation and places of interest.

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Liked best: Everything, really it is impossible to breakdown the overall experience
Liked least: coming home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
8 Feb 2016
Thank you for trying our two centre holiday, we are pleased you enjoyed the contrast it offers. It was good to see you both back at Cortijo Opazo after a long gap.
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ActonianL...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“stunning location, great views”
Reviewed 30 January 2016 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed in El lujar. Ideal for 2 - small but nicely set out. What they have done with the garden is just fabulous - a true oasis. In late September it was getting a bit chilly at this altitude for eating out at night but only just (we did occasionally) but perfect temperature in the daytime - sun very strong still. You get a private bit of garden with vine shaded terrace and stunning views but you can sit around the garden elsewhere too. The homemade Dundee marmelade is the best I have tasted. You can get into Pitres on foot in about 20 mins on the road, a bit longer on the "inland" route - excellent supermarket! The inhouse walk guides are very well described and will keep you busy for your whole holiday but a must is the walk round the local "Taha" villages following old paths and aquifers. The water management of this whole area is fascinating - water runnning everywhere despite this being the end of a dry, dry summer - amazing! Hosts William and Robert have exactly the right balance between friendliness and giving you privacy. When we visited the "white towns" we were glad we were staying somewhere that felt less touristy. Because the apartment is behind the larger ones there are not views from the apartment but it doesn't matter as you'll be outside when it is light!
Last night dinner cooked by our hosts was one of the best meals we had in our 2 weeks travelling around Spain and watching sunset to moonlit night while eating it in the paradise like garden a very wonderful way to end the holiday.

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Liked best: hard to say - all great
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jan 2016
Thank you for your kind comments, we are very pleased to hear that the whole experience struck the right balance for you. Glad you enjoyed the house, the garden, the food and the location. The Alpujarras really is a unique area. Hope to see you here again.
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Andrew B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Terrific place with wonderful views”
Reviewed 15 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

A brilliant secluded spot with views across the mountains. Impressive garden that you can wander in, and two very friendly dogs. Clean, and stylish. Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jan 2016
Thank you for you positive review, the comments you have made about the garden above all mean a great deal to us, it is where most of our hard work goes.
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