During a visit to the Cazorla National Park, we needed a place to stay for a night before returning to the coast. The Hotel El Curro appeared on the horizon and we pulled in to one of numerous parking spaces outside this very pretty building. Greeted at reception by a charming hostess we were allocated rooms on the second floor, a double at €45 for the night and a suite featuring a living room and 2 en suite bedrooms for €81. Both sets of rooms were spacious, well appointed and had everything necessary for a nights stay including bath robes. Powerful showers in the bathrooms were very welcome after a hot sticky day walking in the park. Dinner in the restaurant was amazing value; huge portions of incredibly tasty, well cooked food with enough choices to cover the pickiest eater. Breakfast was included in the rate and was a choice of toast with jam, local tomato, pate and cheese or croissant with fruit juice and coffee/tea.
I’d not hesitate to recommend this gem of a place with its individually decorated rooms, delightful food and friendly welcoming staff. Enjoy:)
Nestled in the quaint heart of the Cazorla village, one of Spain's hidden secrets, lies the exquisite Hotel El Curro - a true diamond.
With its warm golden colours, the exterior welcomes you into a cosy, truly Spanish definition of hospitality.
Not only does it make you feel at home, but every single staff member balance their duty with a personal, comfortable and genuine heart-felt caring presence as well as their impeccable ability to provide you the best service of hospitality.
From its rooms - (I stayed in one that had a living space, kitchenette, two bedrooms and a bathroom, nearside the swimming pool), to the exquisite dining room.)
And the food - WOW!! Hand-prepared, fresh, local ingredients and mastered with beautiful presentation - you are spoilt with amazing choice and splendid, and the memorable flavours of Spain.
Hotel El Curro is suitable for all kinds of guests - singles, couples, families, business trips, educational services, everything.
The staff, led by Maria, provide the service right from the heart.
That is rare, but once you experience it, it will stay forever as a truly enchanting and wonderful memory. Not every place can do that -
You will be very glad to have experienced Hotel El Curro in Cazorla.
This is a truly EXCELLENT place and DESERVES an AWARD.
Having read the previous reviews we were expecting much more. Felt the hotel was way over-priced for what was provided. We had room 301, which was very spacious, but with a tiny bathroom. There was a large balcony, but it had a wall all around, so when sat down, you could not see any views. The bed was uncomfortable & we both woke with backache. The room is quite dangerous as the bed is on a raised area and the room is tiled. When my husband got out of bed, he forgot about the step and fell, hurting his wrist. When I mentioned this, the lady in charge seemed to find it amusing! There was no fridge in the room and toiletries were very basic. On the positive side, the air-conditioning was efficient (though quite noisy during the night). However, we left it on when we went out as we wanted the room to be cool on our return (the area was experiencing record temperatures for July) but when we arrived back, it had been turned off.
We were unable to use the pool in the courtyard as it was swarming with wasps. However, there is a nice community pool in Iruela which we used for 2 euros each.
Breakfast was a complete let-down. There was hardly any choice, just coffee, toast & pastries. Each item was charged individually and we were even charged for a second coffee! Suffice to say we chose not to have breakfast on our second morning.
We always stay in 4* establishments and I do not feel that this one is worth the money.