Granada: the place that gives us the Alhambra, that masterpiece of Moorish architecture that still dominates the city. No matter how many superlatives we use, the Alhambra leaves its visitors awestruck.
Granada the province is also home to the Sierra Nevada, the most southerly ski resort in Europe. It really is possible to ski in the morning and sunbathe on the beach in the afternoon.
Hotel La Almunia del Valle is a country boutique hotel situated in a beautiful spot in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, just a few kilometres outside Granada. Built as a mountain “cortijo”, the hotel is totally at one with its surroundings and all the rooms enjoy impressive sights of the Sierra Nevada.
The guest rooms project a warmth and comfort, accentuated by their soft earthy colours. Each is provided with internet connection, telephone and a mini-bar, and the Superior rooms have a private terrace. Attention to detail has been the hallmark of the design, complemented by an interesting collection of original art work displayed around the hotel. For relaxing, there is a large terrace and a swimming pool in the garden, and a lounge and bar indoors with a fireplace for when the mountain evenings become a little chilly.
The hotel is surrounded by an estate of 13,000 square metres divided in two areas. One part is cultivated with olive, chestnut and various other fruit trees, and the second left in its natural state with oaks, "esparteras" and aromatic mountain herbs. Although the city is not far away (ideal for visiting the Alhambra and the other sights of Granada) the mountain blocks out the light pollution so there is a real pleasure in being able to meditate on the terrace while gazing up at the star-filled sky of spring and summer.
This is a location that has so much to offer, right in the Natural Park, the ski resorts of Sierra Nevada are just a 20 minute drive away. Granada is less than that, it’s only 40 minutes down to the coast or about the same if you want to sample the unique countryside of the Alpujarras.
In the Hotel• Lounge • Library • Restaurant • Bar • Terrace • Gardens • Swimming pool • Car park
In Your Room• Telephone • Internet connection • Television (terrestrial) • Complimentary minibar • Coffee machine • En‑suite bathroom • Hairdryer • Desk • Private terrace (Superior rooms) • Air‑conditioning and central heating
The restaurant is for residents only, serving breakfast and dinners either outside on the terrace or in the dining room.
Dinner: € 35 per person (drinks not included)
Walking. The fabulous Sierra Nevada Natural Park is all around.
Cycling and Mountain biking.
There are many companies in the area that specialise in organised activities, and the hotel can put you in touch with them.
Skiing. Just 20 minutes to the Sierra Nevada ski stations.
Beaches. The Costa Tropical is about 40 minutes away by car.
(Ski in the morning. Sunbathe on the beach in the afternoon!)
Head into the city of Granada:
The Alhambra Palace
The Arab Baths
Churches of Santa Ana and San Pedro
Paseo de los Tristes
Corral de Carbon
"Favourite inn by far. Patricia and her husband Jose Manuel were so gracious and the pride they take in their inn was so evident. Their attention to little details that make a difference was outstanding. Beautifully decorated and the terrace and pool area so relaxing. The dinner was one of the best meals we had in Spain. I wish we had stayed longer. When we return to Spain, I will plan on it." L.S.
"Food was good but a little pricey. The hospitality was excellent, one immediately feels at home. The whole property is very tastefully decorated, so many lovely details. It was very hard to leave and we hope to soon be back."
"We would recommend you to anybody as we found your service excellent. La Almunia del Valle near Granada was fantastic with beautiful rooms, fantastic meals, wonderful position and the owners were very helpful and welcoming. We will certainly use your services again." S & S
|A Word From The Owner|
"La Almunia is a special place where we offer our guests not just our personal attention, but also a remarkable position surrounded by high peaks and bordered by the Monachil river where the light and the silence will take over your senses."
It would be very easy to spend a holiday here, and never go further than the nearby countryside and mountains. A different walk, bike ride or activity every day. However, it would be a shame not to take the opportunity to go into Granada (just a short taxi journey, and then no problems with a car in the city) to visit the Alhambra, the Generalife, the Albaicín and all the other amazing sights of the last capital of Al Andalus.
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