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All reviews my daughter national park yoga teacher at home nice trips daily yoga few hours a great week food was great special holiday other guests every morning spent a week second visit the river olive trees children
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

This was our second visit to El Convento and we loved it just as much this time as we did last time - as did our two children (8 and 5.5 years old). This is what they said about it: 'We loved playing in the teepee and having our special time in the mornings without parents! We went to the 'bolsa' to swim every day and it was awesome!'
We loved our daily yoga session with the sun coming up over the mountains, the gentle pace of each day, and the incredible food. We enjoyed the wonderful company of Nic and his family and team, and of the other families on the retreat. We felt thoroughly refreshed, physically and mentally, after our week there. Thank you!

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Karima C
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Travelled with my eight year old daughter and we both agree it was our favourite holiday of all time! The setting is amazing, fabulous mountain and forest views and beautiful blue skies, very relaxing, simply stunning. The yoga teaching was very professional and inspiring and perfectly balanced with other activities. A morning yoga session of around 2 1/2 hours on the roof top terrace (imagine the tranquility of the setting - sun rising, forest sounds, time and space and no demands - bliss!) As you practice you can hear the kids having fun nearby and know they're in safe hands, getting to be in nature, making friends and having a great time. My daughter grew lots during the trip and I had guilt free time to myself. We stayed in the adobe hut which was just perfect for us, kept nice and cool for sleeping. The outdoor showers were wonderful during the hot sunny days and there is an indoor one we used in the evenings. The vegetarian food was absolutely amazing with lots to choose from - it was great for my daughter to try new things - being slightly 'fussy' some of the dishes were a challenge for her but she gave quite a few a try which I loved and could always find something that she liked. The food was very plentiful -iIt always seemed to be one mealtime or anothe. Swimming in the old monastery 'bolsa' after yoga and 'late breakfast' was a highlight for us, as was relaxing on the sun terraces and lounging on the day beds. The family and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming which added to the harmony and ease of the trip. I think you would find it hard to find a better overall authentic experience and this was excellent value for money. We would most definitely recommend and will return if the opportunity arises!

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

I have visited a few times and fell in love with the place. It is tranquil and you feel you have left everything else behind and are present in the beautiful mountains of Andalusia. Food is great and staff very supportive and lovely. Rooms are tastefully decorated, and you feel one with nature around. Lovely walks, views and great for people like me that loves being in the open wilderness surrounded by plants and herbs that gives a lovely fragrance to the place. You can feel the spirit of the old monastery, and understand why it was built at this location. A healthy place that I will highly recommend.

Date of stay: September 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank Eva S
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

To spend a Week in the middle of a national Park is awesome. The food was excellent, the rooms were basic but beautiful. The Yoga classes in the morning were suitable for beginnes but also for advanced Yoga practioners. The kids had a great time meanwhile the parents focus on their yoga. It was a special Holiday. We will come back!

Date of stay: August 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Natalie R
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

We stayed at El Convento in July 2014. We had a really lovely time - Nic and his family - as well as the rest of the team - were attentive and ensured that we were really well looked after. The yoga was quite taxing (we were complete beginners) but Nic was so helpful that we wouldn't have missed a session for the world and felt really well for it at the end of the week. The food was delicious (vegetarian and sometimes vegan) and we left feeling so well fed and so healthy. El Convento is situated in a natural reserve - it was beautiful - stunning views, quiet with lots of local walks ... It was hot but there is a splash pool just up the hill to cool off in and a paddling pool for the children. There were several young people there to entertain the children, which they did extremely well. There were lots of little children, but our daughter of 10 also enjoyed herself a lot. The only downside was that our room (the adobe hut) was extremely hot at midday and we struggled to find a cool place for a nap. We didn't mention this at the time, but I'm sure that Nic would have found us a solution if we had. All in all, highly recommended!

Room tip: The adobe hut had a spectacular view, and was a little way away so nice if you want to be a bit secluded, but very hot at midday.
Date of stay: September 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank BusymumBelgium
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