4 independent reviews for Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain

Reviews for Self guided walking holiday in Andalucia, Spain

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review 15 Oct 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The unique geology of the area, the lack of other visitors (low season), the local fiesta, the hotel & its location - we really felt we were somewhere quite special.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Use all the great resources that Ilaria and Des offer - also run your itinerary past them - they had great suggestions for places to go and things to see to maximise your time.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely - the hotelís environmental footprint is minimal & itís clear that sustainability is extremely important to Ilaria and Des. We spent money in local businesses in the area out of season, in a less visited area of the country, benefitting the local economy.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Terrific! We both loved it. So much of our enjoyment was down to the care and attention of the hosts. Thank you Ilaria and Des - very much appreciated.

review 22 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The walking was excellent with a good selection of routes some easy and some a bit harder.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go its a nice part of the country and the people are friendly.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

As we spent money in the region it benefited local people and supported conservation. Environmental impact is more difficult as a car is essential but as stated previously we walked a lot. Most of the walks required a car to the start point but from there you were on your own. No food or drink was available on all but one of the walks so it was carry what you wanted and bring out the detritus.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent very quiet and peaceful. The service and food at the property was very good

review 19 Mar 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Amazing walks in the Natural Park, and the friendly welcome from Ilaria and Derek. The Barranco de Osa walk was spectacular. We went in March and it was perfect for walking.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This is a place to go walking, and /or relax by the fire with a book and a glass of wine. You really are away from it all.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we were encouraged to go to local restaurants for lunch, and they buy everything in the local town. The hotel is off grid and uses solar hot water and electricity, along with wood and pellet stoves.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A really good break with lovely people.

review 4 Feb 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Don't go in January unless you have to. We had to.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I'm not sure, really. Presumably spending our money in the local economy benefits local people. We had to fly and then hire a car, so I'm not sure that we benefited the environment. We certainly appreciated the environment of the sierras we visited.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Brilliant. A wonderful place to get away to. Marvellous scenery, good walking country, a nice place to stay, welcoming hosts, good food, etc.. We'd like to go back if we can - during a warmer month, and in the hope of not getting quite so much rain. I would give it four and a half stars. It's not the best holiday we've ever been on, but it was better than four stars.

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