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“Our favourite hotel on a 2 week tour of spain” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taray Botanico

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Taray Botanico
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Orgiva
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Our favourite hotel on a 2 week tour of spain”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

Hotel Botanico is a lovely little hotel with beautiful views of the mountains. Last week we returned from a 16 day road trip around Spain. We stayed in a variety of places on the coast and in the mainland and of the 14 hotels we stayed I can honestly say that this was both mine and my wife's favourite. We found the manager/owner Eladio to be very gratious and all the staff to be very friendly and helpful, our room was spotless and the dinner and breakfast we had in the restaurant were both superb. May I recommended the wine we chose, by Barrancos Oscuro, which was so good that I had to locate one of the only two distributers I could find in Spain (in Seville). There were wonderful views from the terrace outside of our room and the terrace stepped down into a beautiful little orchard full of fruit trees. We also found a small lake and small holding with animals and of course the two lovely swimming pools (one big pool with a shallow bit in the middle really). This place is a lovely top end guest house / small country hotel and we will definitely be back next time we are in that part of spain. This area of Granada is stunning and has wonderful roads and scenery (perfect for touring in a classic car). Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James P
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

My brother and I (60 years and 70 years) were on a long weekend climbing trip. After a bad hotel experience in Malaga we were delighted with the Taray Botanico. Our apartment was clean with lounge, bedroom (E/S) and roof terrace. The hotel was well laid out in a splendid garden with large pool. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The restaurant which we used every night was excellent in cuisine, choice and value for money. The view from the roof terface in an autumn dawn was worth the tarriff all by itself.

Room Tip: No problem. Lay-out gives all rooms equal views of garden and mountains.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike M
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

I can only warn you to STAY AWAY. The owner was extremely hostile/aggressive to me/my wife & 5 month baby. I had to physically remove him from our room, even then he forced the door open & continued shouting within inches of my wife/baby. I physically moved him again & he said he would call the police. We packed up/left immediately. He went crazy after I asked politely if the fridge could go colder to chill baby's breast milk, and if the air con could go cooler as it appeared to not work. **Please don't risk ruining your holiday and please do not give this man your money**. This is seems to be a regular problem here if you read other reviews, I see 3 times. The 'junior suite' was v.small, dark, hot and had spiders. The pool looked milky/dirty.

Room Tip: Air Con is very poor. Junior Suites are very small/hot. Spiders in room. Pool milky/dirty.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Jon L
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

We ate at the Taray, which is now noted in the Michellin Guide. The food was excellent, and extremely good value. It would seem that they price meals based on the cost of the ingredients to them (rather than what they can get away with charging), as there is a wide variation in prices (6 Euro's for beautiful swordfish for example), but the quality is the same.

The setting for dinner is tranquil, the service good, and at the overall cost, this is, I would suggest, the best value restaurant in Orgiva, if not the wider region.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Iain F
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

The rooms have been refurbished since our last visit - not the height of international luxury, perhaps, but nicely decorated, very clean, with comfortable beds, good lighting options, big wardrobe, plenty of luggage space. Unlike some other reviewers, we had a good-sized bathroom with shower over the bath, bidet, etc..
Good air con and heating (can be cool at night in the mountains) Everything worked perfectly.
No real seating in the room, other than the bed and one upright chair, but the rooms open onto large verandah, each room with its own outside chairs.
Beautiful, peaceful gardens full of orange trees, many plants with information labels (they take the 'botanico' tag seriously!) and views of the surrounding mountains.
Enormous double swimming pool - one section fairly shallow, one for more serious swimmers.
The two big selling points of the Taray Botanico are the food and the very friendly (and efficient) staff.
Can't think if anywhere else you could possibly get a three course meal of this quality, plus a glass of wine, for 12 euros. Really great food, and great service.
Most of the staff speak at least some English - those who don't, are adept at understanding and making themselves understood, and were very tolerant of our mangled Spanish!
Orgiva itself is a fairly nondescript agricultural town (apart from an amazing number of ex-70s hippies who seem to have moved there!!) but the surroundings are breathtaking.
We'll certainly be back, and wouldn't consider staying anywhere other than the Taray Botanico. Many thanks to all the staff !

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jay99
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Gold Coast
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286 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

The service, including at meals, was very friendly and helpful.
The rooms are basic, particularly the smaller rooms where there really isn't anywhere to sit and read except the bed.
The en suite was not well laid out so it was a balancing act with towels, dry clothes and toiletries. The water temperature of the shower was unpredictable - we had lukewarm showers a number of times although the shower was very pleasant when it was hot.
Breakfasts were adequate. Dinners were quite good.

Room Tip: We had a small room so there wasn't much space for a couple.. There are larger rooms with a sm...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JHJHGC
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Nova Scotia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2011

We stayed here one night in January, on our way through. We were walk-ins and were very warmly welcomed by the owner. It has not been the cheapest place we stayed in, but it has been one of the best dinners we have had during our trip and one of the most quiet sleeps. When we mentioned our lack of sleep at our last hotel (crying kids and an arguing couple), he made sure to give us a room with no neighbours whatsoever - very considerate. He then continued to explain to us how to turn off the airconditioning/heating system and use a small space heater for overnight for complete quiet operation.

We opted for half-board: dinner and breakfast included. After a long day it was a relief not to have to drive into Orgiva (about 1km away) to try and find a place to eat. Dinner was absolutely wonderful: "home-grown" trout (they have their own fish nursery), sole, great soup and salad and a wonderful local organic wine to accompany it. Our waitress did not speak anything but Spanish (and we speak about everything but Spanish..), but she took all the time to try and explain dishes to us with hand gestures, pictures, etceteras. We actually managed to understand quite a bit and picked up a bit of Spanish along the way!

The room was comfortable with fantastic views. The only small negative would be the shower: it is located on the wrong wall. Where it is situated now (facing width wise in the bath) you basically flood the bathroom when turning on the shower, you're better off taking the showerhead into your hands. Moving this to the other wall - lenght wise - would solve this issue. The shower itself was comfortable: nice and hot, consistent temperature, good pressure.

Overall it has been a great stay - the place is absolutely beautiful with true Andalucian style and hospitality.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Saskia80
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Property: Taray Botanico
Address: Calle a 348 Km 18, 18400 Orgiva, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Orgiva
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Orgiva
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Taray Botanico 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Taray Botanico Granada
Taray Botanico Hotel Granada

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