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Cortijo Las Olivas
norfolk
2 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed at the Cortijo in September with my partner. What can I say! Its a truly relaxing retreat and perfect for getting away. The pool is gorgeous and yes it is shared but at the most there was one other person in there at the same time! Jess is so welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. The apartment was authentically decorated and with lovely views over the olive groves. We visited Granada, which was beautiful and even hopped on a bus (one change) to Torremolinous for a night which was a great night out! Be sure to visit the Ice bar! You need to hire a car really due to the location but the roads are generally very good and everything is well signposted. Enjoy!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

In September, my boyfriend and I stayed a week in one of the houses of Cortijo Las Olivas. We had our own terrace and balcony. The swimmingpool was shared, but nice to have in the hot Spanish sun. The house contained everything we needed but was not luxorious. The location of the property was perfect for us because we wanted to explore Andalusia. The cities of Cordoba and Granada were a hour away. Smaller towns like Antequerra were also easy to reach by car. We did miss a shop nereby for getting breakfast in de morning but if you don't mind doing everything by car this isn't a problem. The silence of the location is great if you just want a relaxing holiday without any fuss. Jess, the owner, is always available for advice on dining out, the best tourist spots and do's en dont's in Spain. We absolutely enjoyed our vacation here.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed for 5 days in Cortijo Las Olivas and we did not want to leave!!! It is the perfect tucked-away location where you can truly relax. The facilities are all you need and Jess - the owner is like the local encyclopaedia :) always happy to help! We had a great time, enjoyed the quiet surroundings and the crystal-clear water of the pool, the amazing local food and wine. Also with three main cities within a 90 minute drive there is plenty to explore around of you are of that preference. All in all we will certainly be back for more of the authentic Spain next year!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

My wife and I spent a very pleasant fortnight in "la hacienda". Jess is a wonderful person and gave us a lot of valuable advices. As it is situated in the middle of Andalusia we could visit all the interesting cities (Cordoba, Granada, Antequerra, Seville, Malaga...), and a lot of touristic spots around. And as Cortijo Las Olivas it is quiet, sunny and fresh we could also rest days by the swimming pool. Very good remembering, Thanks Jess and Thanks LIanne.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

My boyfriend and I spent 6 days here, leaving yesterday and we were truly gutted to be leaving. On our arrival we were greeted by Jess, the owner, who made us feel immediately at home and showed us to our villa. We stayed in La Casita which is the smallest of the villas, but it was more than enough for us, and opened right out onto the pool area which was beautiful. The villa, gardens and pool area were always very clean, there's also a BBQ and pool table for guests to use. Las Olivas is very easy to find, following the directions given on the website. The drive took about 50 minutes from Malaga airport, and was a very easy drive considering it was my first time driving abroad! We went for a relaxing holiday and didn't do much apart from sunbathing around the pool area. We did visit Inzajar lakes which were amazing, and definitely worth seeing by all who visit here... You don't need to be near a beach when you've got them nearby. Jess has a wealth of information about the surrounding area, and will tell you about places to visit and eat locally or further afield depending on what sort of holiday you are after. He is always around and happy to help, but never intrusive. All the food places he recommended were very reasonable and the food was lovely, we were spending about 30 euros a night on meals and drinks for us both. We'd recommend the paella in Los Pajaritos and the mixed grill in El Charcon, both places recommended by Jess in the welcome pack! Overall, we had a fantastic time here and will definitely return!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Spent five thoroughly enjoyable, totally days round the pool. Room comfortable and clean, stunning views and Jess (the owner) is a wonderful host – full of information, helpful but not intrusive. Ask him anything, he is a mine of local knowledge and advice. Although we didn’t use it there is a BBQ (and pool table) in the garden. There are number of reasonably priced places to eat within 10 minutes in a car. Defiantly recommend it and will return sometime.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Wow what an amazing place. I travelled to Cortijo Las Olivas in July with my wife and some friends looking for a relaxing holiday to unwind and see some sites in and around the area. As soon as we arrived Jess made us feel very welcome, showing us to our villa and telling us a bit about the area. The villa was very clean and tidy and perfect for what we were after. This is the rustic, real Spain that we wanted, not a generic western hotel room with no character or charm. Our room had a lovely balcony/terrace with table and chairs where we could sit out and enjoy breakfast or an al fresco evening meal.
The pool was very refreshing and fed from and underwater bore hole so the water was crystal clear and didn’t have excessive chemicals in. I could have stayed by the pool all holiday but we decided to venture out and see some of the local attractions. The lake in Iznajar was fantastic to go and cool off in. Although we didn’t use the watersports centre ourselves, there were plenty of people out on kayaks and windsurfers having a great time. We also visited the Alhambra which is 100% worth the trip. My advice would be to get there for 8.30am when it opens to avoid the crowds and also the midday sun. This palace and gardens is unmissable if you are visiting this area. There are plenty of other things to do and see but Cortijo Las Olivas was so welcoming that we spent a lot of our break just relaxing by the pool, eating, drinking and playing some pool in the evening (on a proper pool table)
I am not one to take the time to write reviews very often but felt compelled to after the hospitality we were shown by the owner Jess and his friendly daughter Lianne. It is great to see a family business that puts the comfort and happiness of it guests first. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Cortijo Las Olivas
Address: Lugar Adelantado 12, 14978 Iznajar, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cordoba > Iznajar
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Ranked #3 of 7 Speciality Lodging in Iznajar
Number of rooms: 3

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