We stayed 3 nights in October for a short break, the purpose of which was rest and relaxation in the sunshine. It was absolutely brilliant. The hotel was spotlessly clean and spacious, the layout was very well thought out and gave guests options for enjoying the sunshine, the shade or some indoors space if you really wanted to get out of the heat. There were books everywhere, left by previous guests. I particularly liked the 360 degree views from the room at the very top, I think called a mirador. Viewing the night sky was wonderful as there was no light pollution.
Our room was very spacious, with a juliette balcony to the side and large balcony overlooking the central courtyard with a table & chairs. Our beds had mosquito nets if we wanted to sleep with the doors open, and shutters on all the windows meant that the morning sun stayed out until we invited it in.
The location is remote, so I would recommend hiring a car if you want to get out and about to see the sights. We didn't as we wanted to stay put for the majority of our short stay. The local taxi was reliable and reasonably priced with a clean modern car.
We did visit Malaga for a day and were very impressed, I would love to go back again. The taxi back from Malaga was much more expensive. It appears that all the museums in Malaga are closed on a Monday so Mondays are best avoided.
The food was brilliant, fresh and flavourful. There are no restaurants in walking distance so again a car is handy if you want to eat elsewhere, or want to fetch snacks for during the day. We were asked every day if what was planned for the evening meal was OK for us and if not we were given other options. The portions were substantial enough that I didn't need to snack at all. I recommend the salad for lunch as it was one of the best I've ever had, the dressing was amazing.
A truly lovely place. I recommend it if you like peace and quite with no traffic noise and lovely views.
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- Cortijo Puerto El Peral is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful and exclusive country hotels in Andalucia. Situated in the middle of some of Andalucia's most spectacular countryside it offers, to our guest, all the luxury that you would expect in a four star rural hotel but with a "laid back" atmosphere. ... more less
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