1 independent reviews for Writers retreat in Andalucia, Spain

Reviews for Writers retreat in Andalucia, Spain


review 16 May 2013

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

There were many memorable moments during the week the 7 of us spent there, but one in particular proved very exciting. We had a evening of Star Gazing with the guidance of a local astronomer, who brought along his high powered telescopes. Within moments of our "Gazing" we saw a "Shooting Star" - a meteor, shoot across the sky. For me though the highlight of the evening was looking through a powerful telescope at Saturn and her rings. Memorable indeed!

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

The Hotel is situated high on a mountain, with breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys of the Andalucian region, above Granada. Walking in the area is spectacular and transport is essential although the 7 of us who took over the hotel were able to make use of a local taxi for transport from and to the Airport, as well as a couple of visits in the region. I recommend a vist to Castril and to the Natural Park which is ideal for walking, cycling, and horse riding.

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

I cannot speak highly enough of the amazing attention to detail of Ilaria and Derek who run this eco friendly hotel. Local people are employed and local produce used, as well as their commitment to the impact of their presence on the environment.

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

On a scale of 1 to 10 I have to give this holiday 10! Spacious airy rooms with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on. Imaginative and healthy food, locally sourced; A delightful host and hostess whose focus is on meeting the needs of every guest. - Which they did! A magical setting for the most discerning holidaymaker, with the emphasis on peace, quiet and rejuvenation!

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