Little Hotels in Andalucia

Finca Las Encinas

, Iznájar
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A delightful little gourmet B&B run by the charming Clive and Maki. A wonderful country experience in the heart of Andalucia.

Guest rating 9.8

Cuevas Helena

, Benamaurel
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Cuevas Helena is a three bedroom cave house that brings modern-day cave-living to your holiday experience. Set amongst the hills and mountains of Andalucia.

Guest rating 9.8

Hotel Al Lago

, Zahara de la Sierra
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Located in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema, Hotel Al Lago overlooks the lake of Zahara de la Sierra, a heritage Pueblo Blanco. There's a very special restaurant too!

Guest rating 9.1

Cortijo El Guarda

, Alcala del Valle
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Cortijo El Guarda is a gorgeous 500 year old farmhouse B&B situated in a picturesque valley with stunning far-reaching views, conveniently close to the little 'pueblo blanco' of Alcala.

Guest rating 9.9

Santa Isabel La Real

, Granada
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Hotel Santa Isabel La Real is a historic building ideally located in the old quarter of Granada, within sight of the Alhambra.

Guest rating 9.4

Casa Viña de Alcántara

, Jerez de la Frontera
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A delightful country house boutique hotel concealed in a deeply wooded garden of palms and cypress.

Guest rating 9.3

Los Castanos

, Cartajima
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A 6 room hideaway hotel, relaxed and charming, an oasis of good taste in the heart of an Andalucian village close to Ronda.

Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Alminar

, Seville
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One of Seville's most elegant classical townhouses is the Hotel Alminar, just 50m from Seville cathedral and La Giralda.

Guest rating 9.1

Almohalla 51

, Archidona
.

A beautiful little boutique guest house in a pair of traditional townhouses, attended by charming and enthusiastic hosts.

Guest rating 9.8

Cortijo El Sarmiento

, Mojácar
.

An amazing hotel; beautiful, utterly peaceful, with comfort and good food to satisfy the most particular visitor.

Guest rating 9.7

Cortijo Valverde

, Álora, Málaga
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Cortijo Valverde is a small country hotel of high repute, with a comfortably informal atmosphere. Set a short distance inland from Málaga, in reach of of coast or mountains.

Guest rating 9.8

La Almunia Del Valle

, Monachil
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A country boutique hotel situated in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, just outside the city of Granada.

Guest rating 9.5

Casa Las Yeseras

, Bédar
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A small hilltop hotel with spectacular views of the hills, mountains and the coast.

Guest rating 9.9

The Corner House

, Seville
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An inexpensive hotel in a delightfully bohemian part of Seville, freshly decorated with soft colours and quality materials.

Guest rating 9.2

La Botica de Vejer

, Vejer de la Frontera
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A delightful house-hotel in the old quarter of Vejer de la Frontera, one of the pueblos blancos of Andalucia.

Guest rating 8.6

Hotel V...

, Vejer de la Frontera
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A romantic hideaway hotel in the enchanting Andalusian village of Vejer de la Frontera, one of the most authentically pretty "pueblos blancos" of Southern Spain.

Guest rating 8.9

La Joya de Cabo de Gata

, Agua Amarga
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Three self-catering cottages in a beautiful garden with a pool, jacuzzi and so much more, less than 2km from the sea.

Guest rating 9.2

Hotel La Fructuosa

, Gaucin
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This ancient village house, La Fructuosa, in the centre of Gaucí­n has been a guest house for nearly a hundred years.

Guest rating 9.4

Molino del Santo

, Benaojan
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A lovingly restored olive and flour mill in Andalucia, now converted into a delightful small hotel packed with rural charm.

Guest rating 9.6

Amanhavis

, Benahavis
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A small, unusual yet elegant hotel with some quirky themes, located in the little town of Benahavis just 5 km from the water's edge on the Costa Del Sol.

Guest rating 9.1

El Chorro Villas

, El Chorro
.

Five villas with private pools and gardens, settled in the Spanish countryside, with spectacular views

Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Claude

, Marbella
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A truly chic boutique hotel in a historic house in the old town of Marbella, on a pedestrian street just a short walk from the beaches.

Guest rating 9.6

La Caleta Bay

, La Herradura
.

An elegantly modern hotel right on the beach-front of one of the most delightful bays in southern Spain.

Guest rating 9.4

La Fuente de La Higuera

, Ronda
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La Fuente De La Higuera lies deep in the countryside just outside Ronda, a luxurious country hotel where you can relax in beautiful surroundings.

Guest rating 9.6

Hotel San Gabriel

, Ronda
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Hotel San Gabriel is situated in the very heart of the old quarter of Ronda. Built in 1736, this historic Andalusian mansion house offers 21 rooms.

Guest rating 9.4

Cortijo La Haza

, Iznájar
.

A pretty rural hotel in southern Spain with an emphasis on good food.

Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Taray Botanico

, Orgiva
.

Situated right in the heart of the Alpujarras, with glorious gardens and a huge swimming pool.

Guest rating 8.6

Apartamentos Muralla Ziri

, Granada
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Apartamentos Muralla Ziri in Granada feature a roof-top terrace with a view of the Alhambra where guests can relax. The luxury apartments have great views and circular or jacuzzi baths.

Guest rating 8.7

Casa Caballito de Mar

, Bédar
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Boutique B&B suites in a traditional Spanish white village. Stunning views and just a short drive to the beach.

Hotel La Fuente Del Sol

, La Joya
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The mountains of Andalucia encompass a wonderland of extraordinary landscapes, and many of them can be seen from the windows of the Hotel La Fuente del Sol.

Guest rating 8.7

Hacienda El Santiscal

, Arcos de la Frontera
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Hotel El Santiscal is a fortified house in a strategic position which now offers the modern visitor magnificent views across the countryside.

Guest rating 8.4

Cerro de Hijar

, Tolox
.

Hotel Cerro de Hijar is perched on a mountain ledge 650 metres up above the Costa Del Sol.

Guest rating 8.9

Posada La Plaza

, Canillas de Albaida
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The carefully restored XVI century Hotel Posada La Plaza stands in the heart of Canillas de Albaida, one of the 'pueblos blancos' - the white villages of Andalucia.

Guest rating 7.9

Cortijo Los Malenos

, Agua Amarga
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A rambling single-storey cortijo that is the epitome of rural chic, surrounded by the Cabo de Gata Natural Park and close to the delightful beach at Agua Amarga.

Guest rating 8.8

La Casa Grande de El Burgo

, El Burgo
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A grand house in the village of El Burgo, inland from Malaga. A great hotel for walker, cyclists and anyone who loves the country.

Guest rating 8.0

Casa de Carmona

, Carmona (Seville)
.

A truly aristocratic hotel near Seville that pampers its guests with its ornate luxury and beauty. The staff provide the finishing touches in a discreet manner.

Guest rating 7.8

Boutique Hotel Las Islas

, Torreblanca del Sol
.

The hotel Las Islas is a rare opportunity to be close to all the activity of the Costa del Sol yet not amongst it. A short distance inland from the beaches.

Guest rating 9.6

La Almendra y El Gitano

, Agua Amarga
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In a unique environment on the Almería coast, offering guests maximum tranquillity with a personal touch, in the heart of the Cabo de Gata Park.

Guest rating 9.3

Finca La Fronda

, Alajar
.

The situation of the Hotel Finca La Fronda is quite simply a paradise for nature lovers, located in the province of Huelva at the far western end of Andalucia.

Guest rating 9.6

Palacio Marques de la Gomera

, Osuna
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The highly acclaimed Hotel Palacio Marques de la Gomera in the historic centre of Osuna is a gem. Featured in the film "Carmen", it is a classic example of 18th century baroque.

Guest rating 8.2

Casa Grande de Alpandeire

, Alpandeire
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A small guest house in a small village in the Serrania de Ronda. Renowned for the good restaurant and friendly service.

Guest rating 9.7

Casa Numero 7

, Seville
.

A charming townhouse hotel with its own white-gloved butler, that feels more like a private home than a hotel.

Guest rating 8.3

La Villa Marbella

, Marbella
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A fabulous little boutique hotel located in the romantic Old Town of Marbella. Furnishings and inspiration come from south-east Asia.

Guest rating 9.5

Palacio Las Manillas

, Sabiote, Jaen
.

Once the townhouse of a distinguished Andalucian family, the facade of Hotel Palacio Las Manillas displays it's 16th century origin with carved coats of arms flanking the heavy wooden door.

Guest rating 8.4

Las Casas Del Consul

, Ubeda
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Hotel in a grand 17th century house in the centre of Ubeda. Located in the old town close to one of the main gates and the Plaza del Marques.

Guest rating 8.2

Hotel Un Patio Al Sur

, Seville
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Staying in the city centre no longer means staying in one of those soulless chain hotels, as Hotel Un Patio Al Sur is located right in the vibrant heart of the city of Seville.

Guest rating 8.4

Casa La Concha

, Marbella
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Casa La Concha is a boutique hotel surrounded by a lovely garden, with sea views in one direction and a mountain view in the other. Genuinely chic and exclusive.

Guest rating 9.2

Un Patio En Santa Cruz

, Seville
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Un Patio En Santa Cruz offers a comfortable place to stay, right in the heart of the famous 'barrio de Santa Cruz', which is itself the heart of Seville.

Guest rating 7.8

Casa Morisca

, Granada
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Situated at the foot of the Alhambra in a quiet side road, built around a traditional Granadian patio.

Guest rating 9.2

Casa del Maestro

, Seville
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Celebrating a renowned flamenco guitarist, La Casa del Maestro is a small hotel, full of charm and joy, situated right in the centre of Sevilla.

Guest rating 8.4

Abadia Hotel

, Granada
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Abadia Hotel is a 16th century house, restored to provide a simple hotel of extraordinary charm, friendliness and quality. At Abadia, the quality is in the detail.

Guest rating 8.3

Puerta de Las Granadas

, Granada
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Situated in the very heart of the old quarter of Granada, near the Alhambra.

Guest rating 8.5

Enfrente Arte

, Ronda
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Hotel Enfrente Arte is a unique and oh-so-laid-back hotel just moments from the centre of Ronda with views to the mountains.

Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Boutique Casa Veracruz

, Estepona
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A historic building in the old town of Estepona, close to all the facilities of the Costa del Sol.

Guest rating 9.3

Balcon de Cordoba

, Cordoba
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A small hotel infused with centuries of history yet blessed with four star modern luxury. Right in the centre of Cordoba, next to the Mezquita (cathedral).

Guest rating 9.6

Hotel La Casa

, Torrox Pueblo
.

A family-run hotel situated in the traditional white-washed Andalucian village of Torrox Pueblo, just 40 minutes drive east of Malaga airport.

Guest rating 9.4

Hotel Picasso

, Malaga
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Hotel Picasso rests in its own ample gardens, close to the beach and the city of Malaga.

Guest rating 8.8

Hotel Al-Ana

, La Cancelada
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A small boutique hotel just a 5 minute walk from an unspoilt sandy beach.

Guest rating 9.3

The Marbella Heights

, Marbella
.

A luxury villa hotel that combines stunning architecture, decor and views with an attention to detail and warmth of service that is unsurpassed.

Guest rating 9.6
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Reasons to visit Andalucia

Andalucia is known to everyone for its sunshine, beaches and flamenco. But it's much more than this: Andalucia is a region of contrasts offering the widest range of tourist activities in all of Spain; from the beaches of the Costa del Sol and the Costa de la Luz to the ski-slopes of the Sierra Nevada. For the cultural tourist there are the fascinating cities of Seville, Granada and Córdoba with their historic Moorish legacy. For nature lovers there are fertile mountain valleys interspersed with pretty whitewashed villages (the famous "Pueblos Blancos"), or the unique wetlands of the Coto Doñana National Park and the desert landscapes of Tabernas. Finally there are the Andalusian people, who live life to the full and are renowned for their exuberance, warmth and hospitality.

The coastline of Andalucia stretches from San Juan de los Terreros in Almería on the Mediterranean coast to Isla Cristina in Huelva Province on the Atlantic coast. The most developed part is the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga. The main resorts lie to the west of the city of Málaga which is where the best beaches are found. Here there are the upmarket resorts of Marbella, Puerto Banús and Sotogrande. The beautiful Andalucian city of Malaga, capital of the province, is often overlooked by tourists on their way to and from the airport, which is a shame because it has much to offer. One of its claims to fame is having been the birthplace of Pablo Picasso whose house has recently been converted into a museum celebrating his life and works.

Further east, halfway between Malaga and Almería, lies the lesser known Costa Tropical in the province of Granada. It has sandy beaches and hidden coves and a superb climate and all within an hour's drive of Granada and Las Alpujarras. The main resorts along this coast are La Herradura, Almuñécar and the white town of Salobreña which has a long stretch of beach and a moorish castle. The Costa de Almería lies in the most eastern province of Andalucía. It has the warmest and driest climate in the region and averages more than 3,100 hours of sunshine a year. There are a number of good beaches, and among the most popular resorts are Roquetas de Mar and Mojacar; one of the loveliest is San Jose, a small town nestled in a wide sheltered bay, along the coastline of the Cabo de Gata National Park.

On the Atlantic west coast of Andalucía lies the Costa de la Luz located in the provinces of Cádiz and Huelva. It boasts miles of wide golden sandy beaches and dunes and offers the best surfing and windsurfing in Europe. It's a popular area for golfers too. Along the coast are several fine resorts such as Conil de la Frontera, Zahara de los Atunes, Rota, Novo Sancti Petri and Tarifa.

Inland, you could spend a lifetime of holidays:

  • Gaucín, one of Andalucia's famous "pueblos blancos"
  • The pretty white village of Casares, only 15 minutes from coast
  • The National Parks of the Sierra de las Nieves, Montes de Málaga and El Torcal
  • Serranía de Ronda with its pretty white villages and the famous town of Ronda
  • The pre-historic caves of La Pileta
  • The Grazalema Nature Park
  • The City of Granada, home of the magnificent Alhambra Palace
  • Las Alpujarras, the area south of Granada, made famous by the book 'Driving over Lemons'
  • The snow-capped Sierra Nevada nature park
  • The old moorish town of Guadix with its cave houses
  • The Sierra de Cazorla, one of the most beautiful nature parks in Andalucía
  • The city of Córdoba, with its magnificent Mezquita (great mosque)
  • The city of Seville, capital of Andalucía
  • The towns of Carmona and Osuna
  • The Sierra Norte Nature Park and the town of Cazalla de la Sierra
  • The Coto Doñana National Park
  • Jerez de la Frontera, famous for its sherry and Spanish Riding School
and much more, as you will discover for yourselves.

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