Again it is mid November, another year at Cortijo El Guarda has passed. It was our third full season with, once more, many reasons to be very happy about the way things went, to say the least. And we were not the only ones: our satisfaction always is a reflection of the way how our guests feel and judge their stay with us. Their kind words when they leave, or when writing us a mail afterwards really makes us happy. It also shows on TripAdvisor where we have been reviewed some 130 times now, of which only 1 rated us as ‘Very Good’ and the rest gave the highest possible score of ‘Excellent”. Also the 9,7/10 rating on Booking.com make us very proud. And the jewel in the crown: We were elected by review site Zoover as the Best Bed and Breakfast in Spain.
Further 2014 brought us:
- our first guests from Japan, New Zealand, Poland and Israel
- a further increase of non Dutch clientèle by almost 30%
- an – above average – overall growth of number of guests
- a healthy increase of average nights stayed
- guests returning even for the third year in a row
Only good things then? No. We were confronted with the first people that had booked and didn’t turn up (but paid…) and the first doubtful debts. Disappointing but – I guess – all part of doing business.
Of course we couldn’t have done it all without the people here working with us and for us and we are sincerely grateful to them for their commitment to us and our guests. And finally there always is of course Sam, the most photographed dog in the Ronda area and a genuine friend to our guests, staff and us.
We are closed now until March, a time to relax, seeing friends and family and do the usual maintenance. Hasta Pronto!