A Great Place to Escape the Cities of Andalucia
Posted Oct 19, 2014
My wife and I recently completed a 9-day trip around the Andalucia region of Spain. I had seen the Parque Natural Cazorla on a travel site itinerary and decided to make the drive up to the park with a one-night stay in Hotel El Curro in the nearby town of Burunchel. We had a lovely experience in the hotel and the staff were very helpful in providing a map of the park, recommendations on which trail to visit, and suggesting dinner items.
The room was plenty spacious and the view was outstanding. We stayed there on a holiday Monday (Dia Nacional de Espana?), so the hotel was pretty quiet after a busy weekend, and we were given a corner room with a great balcony and a wonderful view. Many of the other rooms also had balconies and shared this view as well. Furnishings were modest, but more than acceptable, and the bathroom had a good amount of space.
We were tired in the evening after walking some trails in the park that afternoon and decided to eat at the hotel. The food was quite good and the service was exceptional. The most interesting part of our dinner was that the food was sourced from the region, as I had venison and my wife had trout from a nearby stream/river. There was a humble sense of pride in the hotel and the location shown by the staff, which, in addition to the quiet park atmosphere, made for a nice change from the people and large hotels of the cities.