"Fantastic experience" - If you want peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, to meet interesting people, eat superb food, receive fantastic service all at a very reasonable price, then Hotel Bandolero in Juzcar is definately the place to go. I cannot speak too highly regarding my week long visit and to have my requested dessert made especially for me on the last night was definately the icing on the cake. Thank you David & Ivan for a wonderful stay. Best regards
Mark - Manchester, England 20/09/2011
"The Los Riscos walk" - David and Ivan, I wanted to comment on the magnificent walk that is at the end of the easily drivable track that begins at the edge of town heading towards Cartijima. The contrast between the countryside that dominates the genal valley(sweet chestnut woodland) and this area is staggering. The walk starts at a car park and passes through impressive irregular rock formations. I witnessed Ibex and short toed eagles along the rock faces and birds of prey were continually passing overhead. The distance is 2.5km and is a must for the serious walker in addition to the other wonderful country side that abounds in the locality of your lovely hotel.
"Barranquismo en Júzcar!" - Nos alojamos en la casa rural del Bandolero, muy grande y con una temperatura muy fresca para la época del año. El trato de los dueños muy social y amigable. La comida muy buena y la piscina genial. Repetiremos seguro.
Juan y amigos - San Fernando, Cadiz 14/06/2011
El olor a alhucema y azahar del limonero (olfato), el sabor de la sopa veguera y los "miura" (gusto), el paisaje agreste y natural (vista), la escogida musica del bar que nos acompaña durante el desayuno y el aperitivo (oido), el tacto de las sabanas y el confort del edredon (tacto); pero lo mejor, el ambiente amable y familiar que consiguen crear sus dueños. Volveremos.
Myriam y Jose Carlos - Cádiz, España 28/02/2011
Our second year running, returning to celebrate St Valentine. This year I booked the suite for three nights and the weather was very good making our stay even more enjoyable than last year. Once again the food and hospitality from Ivan and David was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending the Hotel Bandolero, its a great break away from city life.
Ernest - Gibraltar 13/02/2011
David & Ivan, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in this magical place. Your hospitality was wonderful and Ivan's cooking absolutely amazing! We walked down and discovered your hotel a few years ago and were determined to stay here - we will definitely be back. Best wishes from the British Birders!!
Owen, Glynia, Geoff, Jan, Judith & Roy - Blackwood, So Wales and Cyprus 12/11/2010
Muchas gracias por el trato que hemos recibido y por la comida tan buena. Esperamos volver pronto y veros otra vez y tambien para darle otro paseo a Run Run. Muchos besos de,
Nacho, Laura, Lola y Loli - Alhaurin de la Torre, Malaga 31/10/2010
Dear Ivan & David, Thank you for your charming hospitality. We have had a week of rest and peace, in the quiet of this beautiful village, made special by being in our beautiful room - enough space to unfold ourselves. We look forward to seeing you in Australia sometime in the future - a warm welcome guaranteed. Ivan, your food has been a special treat for us. Accolades for you excellence!!
Josephine & Rick J. - Lakes Enhance, Victoria, Australia - 27/10/2010
Oh Friends, I love you both so much & wish you only blessings in your future. What a marvelous week this has been. The food, the wine, the travel. You both have given your hearts & we Americans have enjoyed. Dianna, you've blessed me too. Good, you deserve good in your future!! Love,
Pam M., your Texas friend - Huntsville, TX, USA - 10/10/2010
Dear David and Ivan~~ What a wonderful experience being in your hotel, enjoying your smiles, wonderful service, personalities, fun loving & of course, Ivan, cooking!! I've never had such a fun week of touristing, culture gathering, art & learning. You are wonderful and I wish you success in your endeavors. Keep in touch, Big hugs
Cindy K. - Florida, USA - 10/10/2010
David and Ivan~~ Thanks for a wonderful, memorable trip to southern Spain. You've been the perfect hosts and guides.
Roxane M. - Chicago, IL, USA - 10/10/2010
David and Ivan~~ Had a wonderful stay. You are the perfect hosts. I hope we/I have the opportunity to meet up with you two again. Best of luck & God bless,
Everett S. - North Carolina, USA - 10/10/2010
David and Ivan~~ It has been a pleasure here, felt like I was in a "home". Good luck in your endeavors and I wish you the best. Enjoy my paintings.
David and Ivan~~ It's been a wonderful time here in Hotel Bandolero with you and the Maggie Price Plein Air Pastel Workshop. The food was fabulous, the room (#24) perfect and the dedication and hardwork you both did for our group was amazing. It's been wonderful to get to know you; Dana & I hope we will meet you again, maybe in Costa Rica 2011!! Stay in touch. P.S. Enjoy the painting!! Love,
Jemma C. - Oregon, USA - 10/10/2010
David and Ivan~~ My time in your wonderful hotel has been so delightful & getting to know you as friends is sweet!! May your time here be full & loving 'til your paths unfold. Best wishes & love
Dana M, Oregon, USA - 10/10/2010
David and Ivan~~ Thank you for a most enjoyable stay. Your efforts on our behalf was greatly appreciated. Best wishes on all your future endeavors.
Jack G. - Buffalo, NY, USA - 10/10/2010
David and Ivan~~ Good food, good bed and good company - what more can I ask for!! Thanks.
Mary Pat St M. - Santa Clara, CA, USA - 10/10/2010
David and Ivan~~ Thanks for an interesting 10 days. It was a wonderful experience . We appreciate you sharing your culture, village, food and hotel with us. It will provide many wonderful memories for years to come. We wish you many happy years together & new experiences. Enjoy life and continue to live life to its fullest.
Sue and Bruce - Wisconsin, USA 10/10/10
To David & Ivan~~ Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Also for the loan of your painting materials. Lots of love from,
Alan & Arlene - Corsham, England 08/09/2010
David & Ivan~~ We appreciated your kindness so much right from the vey moment we arrived. Every meal was so delicious and we enjoyed staying here very much indeed! Stay well & we will keep in touch.
John & June F. - Port Owen, Velddrif, South Africa 08/09/2010
David & Ivan~ thanks for the great stay, delicious food and your hospitality and tips for Sevilla. It was short but well worth it.
Ivan & David~~ We love you both and will keep you in our hearts... you have treated us with love and care. Hopefully we'll see you both again before we retire to South Africa. Thank you both. The food, my God... the best!! Thank you, love always
Rafael and Dee - Yonkers, New York, USA 28/04/2010
Ivan y David~~ Creo que no habeis podido elegir un sitio mejor para vivir. Esto es una maravilla, la paz y la tranquilidad y se respire no tiene precio; y vosotros sois encontedores. Un dia peux irme. Ha sido breve pero intenso. Os deseo lo mejor en todos los espectos de la vida. Con Cariño:~
Reirse uno, es bueno. Reirse juntos, es mejor. Un abrazo.
Sagrado e Alberto - Burgos, Castilla y Leon 25/04/2010
Dear David and Ivan, We had two fantastic days at your lovely hotel/home. Everything was excellent, your advice to visit, the very comfortable and aesthetic rooms, your gourmet food and the very special atmosphere of the place and the environment. I will surely recommend your place to all my friends. Thank you very much for your warm hospitality.
Carlos & Janet - Haifa, Israel 05/04/2010
Great holiday - very nice hotel and location and thanks for being very helpful. Will definitely recommend Juzcar and the Hotel Bandolero to people back home...
Matthew J - Scotsman living in Sevilla 03/04/2010
Lieber David, Lieber Ivan! - Herzlichen Dank für die nette unterbrinjung und die zinvorkkommende Bedienung hier in Juzcar, absab der Zivilisation, im kuhken Tal inmitten der beeindruckenden Berge. Alles gute fūr's nature Guchift mit Hotel und Restaurant!
Gabriele & Sigrid - Dresden, Deutschland 03/04/2010
Gracias David e Iván: Muchísimas gracias por vuestra hospitalidad y gratitud. Veníamos buscando tranquilidad y paz y la hemos encontrado! Nos costará igualar a semejante chef un besazo y mil gracias.
Tony y Laura - Granada 02/04/2010
Dear David & Ivan, Thank you both for hospitality and making this stay at your lovely countryside inn so special and unforgettable. We wish you so much luck with whatever you may do in the future - - you make the sun shine!!
Jes & Margit - Copenhagen, Dinamarca 27/03/2010
Thank you, Ivan and David, for making mine and my sister's stay so enjoyable. No rigid rules here. Food great, company great, hotel great, Bandit and Lolita brilliant. Lovely to see a hotel with dogs, the birds, etc. Thank you again for making us so welcome. Happy Birthday David. With Love ~
Linda - Surrey, Inglaterra 23/03/2010
Dear David & Ivan, The village and surrounding mountains are truly astounding.... but! There is nothing to match the absolute majesty of Ivan's desserts, I will remember them forever. For me, the totally relaxed atmosphere here was idyllic and you two guys are a joy to be with. Thank you so much for taking care of us so splendidly. And a very happy birthday David. XX. P.S.<:- I bet if I return in about a year or so.... the puppy will still be here!
Marilyn - Surrey, Inglaterra 23/03/2010
Dear David, I'm not sure what I will remember best, the birds, the dogs, the superb dinners, the white village walks in the rain & sunshine, the curving roads, the art, the conversation by the warming stove... it goes on and on. You have been a fabulous host with a fine eye and warm heart. Despite the bone chilling dampness of this el Niño season from hell, we will probably remember best only the things which are remarkable about this refuge in the mountains. A gem! Thank you for the spectacular food, great conversation, fabulous accommodation. Best ~
Tamara & Miguel (el Valenciano/Americano y medio gringo) - Boston MA, USA, 14/03/2010
Arrived with rain, leaves with rain, but the place here it's warmth and beautiful. Thanks for the warm fire and more, the host.
Maria & Norbert - Alemanes viviendo en Suiza, 07/03/2010
Thanks for looking after us so well. We've had a lovely trip, great walks, delicious food. We'd love to come again! Thanks for the warm welcome and wonderful food. We hope to see you again soon.
Ian & Ali - Londres, RU 03/02/2010
David & Ivan, Despite the rain + rain +rain, we had a great / lovely weekend getaway. Thanks for the hospitality and friendliness, we'll sure keep it in mind for future trips.
Euan & Cris - Sevilla, Sevilla 23/01/2010
Kari y Andreas - Oslo, Noruega
05 Enero 2010
Joaquin y Ana con amigos, Ivan y David
- Amigos de Malaga, Malaga
01 Enero 2010
Familia Arroyo de Cordoba
08 Diciembre 2010
Jazmines y Raquel con Ivan - Sevilla
15 Noviembre 2010
Frank y Linda - Belgica
13 Octubre 2010
Grupo de Taller de Pastel de Maggie Price, New Mexico, USA
10 Octubre 2010
Amigas Cristina, Amara y Cora de
Las Navas del Marques, Ávila
Grupo de Taller Gallego Escocesa de Fiona Mackenzie, Dingwall, Escocia
Grupos de Taller de Pastel de Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Massachusetts, USA
Rafael & Dee - Yonkers, New York
28 Abril 2010
Alicia & Boris - Israel
07 Abril 2010
Margit y Jes - Copenhagen, Dinamarca
27 Marzo 2010
Linda y Marilyn - Surrey, Inglaterra
23 Marzo 2010
Miguel y Tamara - Boston, MA, USA
14 Marzo 2010
Priscilla y Arden - Charlotte, NC & Estepona
06 Enero 2010