22 januari, 2020

Dear Albert, unfortunately de Corona virus is forcing us to leave Cómpeta and fly back to Scotland this afternoon after having enjoyed your accommodation for the last 3 months! The family who have visited here and stayed at Mesón La Hospedería while here, have certainly had a great time, not in the least due to the nice weather we enjoyed! Obviously, we are very sorry, moreover as we had just agreed to remain in your accommodation through June, July and August as well.

We’ve enjoyed your company, help and advice a lot. Hopefully, if the Corona situation will allow us, we’ll come back to Cómpeta and your lovely apartment Tokyo. Thanks for allowing us to store our luggage at the property until we have returned later this year!

Hugh & Ann
16 januari, 2020

Mooie authentieke accommodatie! Met een prachtig uitzicht vanuit ons appartement en het dakterras.De omgeving om wandelingen te maken en supermarkt, café en restaurant dicht in de buurt Alles was prima in orde

4 januari, 2020

Ruim Appartement met prima voorzieningen. Ook smaakvol ingericht.

Jo - Nederland
9 december, 2019

Hi Albert,

our stay at Casa Granada was unfortunately far too short! We are particularly impressed by the surroundings of Cómpeta in general and the beauty and ruggedness of the Tejeda & Almijara Natural Park in particular. 

Cómpeta is a pleasant village with all amenities within walking distance and an ideal base for challenging MTB tours; we climbed the mountains La Maroma (2063m) and Cerro Lucero (1793m) with the MTB, followed narrow mule tracks with some running gear and descended through winding unpaved slopes to sleepy, white villages in the area. 

From the Lucero mountain we followed a beautiful marathon route of 106 kms, partly through the province of Granada and through the mountains back to our base at Casa Granada in Cómpeta. 

From the reservation, our accommodation, the cycling routes and the assistance during our stay, we received excellent service; always quick answers to all our questions, the Wifi was available as promised and the welcome by Albert at Malaga airport was very warm! In Casa Granada is fully equipped with whatever you need, our bikes were safely in the workshop, with compressor and high pressure washer for the dirty bikes! The price / quality ratio at Andalusia Sportief, is perfect!! We'll be back! 

Greetings from Gwen Voets & Elias van Hoeydonck, Belgium
29 oktober, 2019

Very cosy, old fashioned, genuine Spanish apartment situated in the very centre. It was lovely to wake up to the sound of the church bells and bit later hear the laughter from the children passing on their way to school. The kitchen was well equipped and the bed VERY comfortable. In my experience it´s rare to get a bed in Spain that’s not stony-firm with horrible artificial bed cover and linen smelling of strong perfumed washing detergent. At Mesón La Hospedería the matras was just the right, not to firm and not too soft. There was a lovely duvet and cotton linen.

22 oktober, 2019

After we had to cancel our visit to Cómpeta last year due to illness of one of our hikers, we were able to make up for this completely in the past two weeks with our group of 12 people! Our arrival day already promised a lot; a warm welcome from Albert who already drove towards us and welcomed us with a drink and tapas on the village square at a temperature of "sitting outside". We have done that many times, also in the evening in the wonderfully heated "tent" of Pedro of the La Tapperia Restautrant in the village square. We were absolutely surprised by the delicious food and the low prices! 
The first day we had a wonderful walk in the morning, on Albert´s advice we made a short walk to the neighboring village of Canillas de Albaida followed by a "relaxed" afternoon program, set up a further walking program with Albert and then adapted to the Andalusian rhythm and had a Siesta. The next day had a huge downpour, with rainwater flowing like "streams" through the narrow streets of the village. In the afternoon it cleared up and we put on our walking shoes for a nice walk along the boundary of the adjacent Natural Park with fantastic views to the impressive, surrounding mountains La Maroma and Cerro Lucero (which we would climb in the second week).   
Thanks to Albert's "Tailor-made Hiking" formula (he adjusted the group's walking program according to our abilities and wishes during our stay) we were able to make beautiful walks the following days, despite the occasional rain shower, with the occasional transfer to the routes in his 4x4s! And what a wonderful walk we have had, we found the walks of the Fabrica de Luz in Canillas, via the Puerto Blanquillo and the old mule path very beautiful, the route from Salares through the Natural Park back to Cómpeta, the route to Cortijo "el Dayre" exciting and also the walking route from the Puerto del Collado to the mountain village Acebuchal very beautiful, also because of the magnificent views and the delicious food in the bar!

However, the highlight for us was the hike to the top of the mountain Cerro Lucero at 1779 meters. Via a transfer with 4x4 vehicles we started the route from the previously visited Puerto Blanquilo, then via the Puerto de Cómpeta and the huge marble quarry and a narrow, sometimes quite steep walking path to the ruins of the Guardia Civil on the narrow top. What an impressive view over the landscape behind, the surrounding white villages and the Mediterranean Sea with the Riff mountains in North Africa in the distance! We left a message in the "mailbox", after which we descended again and walked back to Cómpeta via the old mule route with the three ruins of old inns.  

Our two "walking weeks" have really flown by, unfortunately our stay in Cómpeta is now coming to an end, but we take the experiences back to the UK, also thanks to the comfortable and especially cuerky accommodation of Mesón La Hospedría where we had a couple of a beer´s together with Albert in the rustic house bar and prepared the walk for the next day.

Dear Albert, thank you very much for your relaxed and involved approach to our walking holiday, we would like to come back!  

Derbyshire Walking Group
25 september, 2019

From 18 to 25 September I booked a walking holiday with Andalusia Sportief. Very personal welcome on arrival at the local bus stop. The Estudio accommodation in Mesón La Hospedería is very quiet, yet right in the centre of this bustling village. All facilities (supermarket, bakery, cozy cafes & restaurants, can be found a few steps from the door, almost in the middle of a beautiful mountainous landscape of the adjacent Nature Park. 

The wonderful September sun while walking, the beautiful nature, the delicious meals and the Spanish hospitality in this "white village" certainly charmed me. Every day you can find Albert in his "sunny" office on a terrace on the village square for further information. Halfway through my stay, he also checked whether everything was going well! At the departure day he was ready to take me to the bus stop and say goodbye. Tip top organization with a very personal approach and who knows worth repeating? 

Big thanks Albert and Andalusia Sportief!

Ilse van de Auwera
24 september, 2019

Casa Granada, what a lovely, spacious house, fully equipped! Albert promised the beds would be good; that was certainly not too much to say, we also needed after the brisk walks in the beautiful Tejeda & Almijara Nature Park! The roof terrace is a wonderful place to have breakfast in the pleasant morning sun and to enjoy a wonderful sundown after walking all day in the evening, overlooking Cómpeta and always the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.

And then the walks in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Nature Park adjacent to the village with the personal guidance of Albert, his hiking tips, the clear maps, and the transfers by 4x4 vehicles to the most beautiful hiking routes! All this made our two-week stay in Cómpeta a wonderful time. We enjoyed Albert's hospitality and special commitment during our walking holiday. Andalusia Sportief - Hiking - Cómpeta = definitely recommended and worth repeating!

Albert, thank you again for everything!

Jos & Nicolette - Valkenswaard
26 augustus, 2019

Memorable stay in quaint Andalucian village - friendly people and fantastic food. Beautiful rooms with delightful Spanish character, based right in the heart of the community, yet only a stone's throw from the village square. All local amenities close by, including supermarkets, restaurants and a swimming pool attached to a local hotel (pay a small fee to use). Albert was very helpful, and available either in person or by email to answer any queries about the area. He also hires mountain bikes, and was kind enough not only to provide a bike at short notice, but to suggest several local routes to suit a variety of capabilities.

No cooking facilities (*) in our Casa room, we had a fridge, coffe machine and water cooker to make tea in the morning. We used the house bar to store larger quantities of food and drinks.

(*) although the Loft #11 and Granada residence apartments do have a fully equiped kitchen.



Paul & Family - Ireland
16 augustus, 2019

Central location, close to the village square with restaurants, fantastic roof terrace lots of space had the property to myself Nothing to dislike

Bill - UK