Little Hotels in Andalucia

Finca Las Encinas

, Iznájar
.

An out-of-the-way little gourmet bed-and-breakfast in the heart of Andalucia.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.8

Hotel V...

, Vejer de la Frontera
, White Villages
.

A romantic hideaway hotel in one of the most authentically pretty white villages of Southern Spain.

Double rooms from £ 195
Guest rating 8.9

Almohalla 51

, Archidona
, White Villages
.

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

Double rooms from £ 89
Guest rating 9.8

Cortijo El Guarda

, Alcala del Valle
, White Villages
.

A gorgeous 500 year old farmhouse B&B situated in a picturesque valley with stunning far-reaching views.

Double rooms from £ 106
Guest rating 9.9

Los Castanos

, Cartajima
, White Villages
.

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

Double rooms from £ 116
Guest rating 9.7

Casa Viña de Alcántara

, Jerez de la Frontera
.

A delightful country house boutique hotel concealed in a deeply wooded garden of palms and cypress near Jerez

Double rooms from £ 157
Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Alminar

, Seville
.

A small friendly hotel in an elegant townhouse in the centre of Sevilla. Very close to the cathedral and La Giralda.

Double rooms from £ 85
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel Al Lago

, Zahara de la Sierra
.

A boutique hotel with a gourmet restaurant, set in a small mountain village close to the lake that gives the hotel its name.

Double rooms from £ 71
Guest rating 9.1

Santa Isabel La Real

, Granada
.

A beautifully restored family-run hotel in the picturesque Albaycin Quarter well known for its friendly and helpful staff.

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.4

La Almunia Del Valle

, Monachil
, Granada
.

A small country hotel in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park just outside Granada.

Double rooms from £ 102
Guest rating 9.5

Enfrente Arte

, Ronda
.

A unique and oh-so-laid-back hotel just moments from the centre of Ronda with views to the mountains.

Double rooms from £ 78
Guest rating 9.3

Cortijo Valverde

, Álora, Málaga
.

An informal little country hotel set in beautifully-tended gardens, with spectacular scenery all around

Double rooms from £ 83
Guest rating 9.8

The Corner House

, Seville
.

A charming yet inexpensive hotel on a leafy boulevard in the heart of Seville.

Double rooms from £ 45
Guest rating 9.2

Cortijo La Haza

, Iznájar
.

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

Double rooms from £ 85
Guest rating 9.7

El Chorro Villas

, El Chorro
.

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

Double rooms from £ 111
Guest rating 9.1

Cuevas Helena

, Benamaurel
.

A modern-day cave house that has been newly-renovated to create a wonderful holiday experience.

Double rooms from £ 116
Guest rating 9.8

La Botica de Vejer

, Vejer de la Frontera
, Costa de La Luz
.

A spotlessly-clean little village hotel in one of the white vilages of Andalucia, within easy reach of long sandy beaches.

Double rooms from £ 61
Guest rating 8.6

La Fuente de La Higuera

, Ronda
.

Deep in the countryside just outside Ronda, a luxurious country hotel where you can relax in beautiful surroundings.

Double rooms from £ 175
Guest rating 9.5

Amanhavis

, Benahavis
, Costa del Sol
.

A quirky little hotel on the Costa Del Sol, where every room has a distinctive theme and character.

Double rooms from £ 77
Guest rating 9.1

Hotel La Fructuosa

, Gaucin
, White Villages
.

A small hotel in the centre of the village. Quaint, pretty, and with spectacular views spanning two continents, three countries one sea and one ocean.

Double rooms from £ 61
Guest rating 9.4

The Marbella Heights

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

A glamorous villa hotel combining stunning architecture, decor and views with unsurpassed attention to detail and warmth of service.

Double rooms from £ 103
Guest rating 9.6

Molino del Santo

, Benaojan
, White Villages
.

A charming little hotel near Ronda, nestled in a valley with a stream running by.

Double rooms from £ 102
Guest rating 9.6

Casa Las Yeseras

, Bédar
, Costa Almeria
.

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

Double rooms from £ 63
Guest rating 9.9

La Caleta Bay

, La Herradura
, Costa Tropical
.

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

Double rooms from £ 56
Guest rating 9.4

Cortijo El Sarmiento

, Mojácar
, Costa Almeria
.

Right out in the country, yet only ten minutes from Mojacar. Very peaceful, but in easy reach of the beach.

Double rooms from £ 98
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Claude

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

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.

Double rooms from £ 199
Guest rating 9.6

Hotel San Gabriel

, Ronda
.

Guests are given a warm welcome at this historic little family-run hotel in the old town of Ronda. Fabulously decorated and great value.

Double rooms from £ 67
Guest rating 9.4

Hotel Taray Botanico

, Orgiva
, Costa Tropical
.

A small rural hotel in the beautiful Alpujarra Mountains with glorious gardens and a huge swimming pool.

Double rooms from £ 80
Guest rating 8.6

Apartamentos Muralla Ziri

, Granada
.

Boutique apartments close to the Plaza Nueva in the heart of the historic Albayzí­n. The views from the Penthouse are amongst the best in the city.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 8.7

Palacio Las Manillas

, Sabiote, Jaen
.

A truly historic little hotel tucked between the church and the castle

Double rooms from £ 78
Guest rating 8.4

Hacienda El Santiscal

, Arcos de la Frontera
, White Villages
.

Historical hotel in a peaceful countryside location with beautiful views looking over Arcos reservoir.

Double rooms from £ 57
Guest rating 8.4

Hotel La Fuente Del Sol

, La Joya
.

A small country hotel near Antequera, looking out onto extraordinary landscapes.

Double rooms from £ 76
Guest rating 8.7

Cerro de Hijar

, Tolox
, Costa del Sol
.

A charming small hotel perched on a mountain ledge 650 metres up above the Costa Del Sol.

Double rooms from £ 64
Guest rating 8.8

Posada La Plaza

, Canillas de Albaida
, White Villages
.

A small village hotel near Nerja


Guest rating 7.9

Casa Morisca

, Granada
.

A small hotel in a historic Granada house, situated at the foot of the Alhambra.

Double rooms from £ 93
Guest rating 9.2

Un Patio En Santa Cruz

, Seville
.

A small inexpensive hotel in the heart of the famous 'barrio de Santa Cruz', which is itself the heart of Seville.

Double rooms from £ 36
Guest rating 7.8

Finca La Fronda

, Alajar
.

Beautifully detailed little hotel in the far west of Andalucia. Quite simply a paradise for nature lovers.

Double rooms from £ 97
Guest rating 9.6

La Casa Grande de El Burgo

, El Burgo
, White Villages
.

A grand little hotel in one of the white villages, surrounded by the Sierra de La Nieves. Great for walkers and other nature lovers.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 8.0

Casa del Maestro

, Seville
.

A little character hotel celebrating a renowned flamenco guitarist, full of charm and joy right in the centre of Sevilla.

Double rooms from £ 48
Guest rating 8.4

Palacio Marques de la Gomera

, Osuna
.

A fine hotel in a baroque palace.

Double rooms from £ 58
Guest rating 8.2

Cortijo Los Malenos

, Agua Amarga
, Costa Almeria
.

Rural chic in the Cabo de Gata national park, close to the lovely little village and beach at Agua Amarga.

Double rooms from £ 89
Guest rating 8.8

Las Casas Del Consul

, Ubeda
.

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

Double rooms from £ 49
Guest rating 8.2

Hotel La Casa

, Torrox Pueblo
, Costa del Sol
.

A family-run hotel situated in the traditional white-washed Andalucian village of Torrox Pueblo.

Double rooms from £ 53
Guest rating 9.4

Abadia Hotel

, Granada
.

A small comfortable friendly hotel with character in a central location. A perfect retreat after a busy day of sightseeing.

Double rooms from £ 52
Guest rating 8.3

Hotel Un Patio Al Sur

, Seville
.

Little hideaway hotel with friendly staff and a convenient base for exploring the sights of this historic city.

Double rooms from £ 38
Guest rating 8.4

Casa Grande de Alpandeire

, Alpandeire
, White Villages
.

A small guest house in a small village in the Serrania de Ronda.

Double rooms from £ 52
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Boutique Casa Veracruz

, Estepona
, Costa del Sol
.

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

Double rooms from £ 71
Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Al-Ana

, La Cancelada
, Costa del Sol
.

A small boutique hotel just a 5 minute walk from the beach

Double rooms from £ 67
Guest rating 9.3

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.

Double rooms from £ 60
Guest rating 7.8

Puerta de Las Granadas

, Granada
.

A small hotel in the old quarter of Granada, on the road up to the Alhambra.

Double rooms from £ 52
Guest rating 8.5

Hotel Picasso

, Malaga
, Costa del Sol
.

A small intimate hotel in Malaga, close to the beach and the city, and with lovely lawned gardens.

Double rooms from £ 56
Guest rating 8.8

La Villa Marbella

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

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

Double rooms from £ 88
Guest rating 9.5

La Almendra y El Gitano

, Agua Amarga
, Costa Almeria
.

A small exclusive hotel in a get-away-from-it-all location. Deserted beaches are just a short drive away.

Double rooms from £ 102
Guest rating 9.3

Casa Numero 7

, Seville
.

A small luxury hotel in Sevilla, full of Spanish style with a touch of English class

Double rooms from £ 145
Guest rating 8.3

Boutique Hotel Las Islas

, Torreblanca del Sol
, Costa del Sol
.

A rare opportunity to be close to all the activity of the Costa del Sol yet not amongst it. Just a short distance from the beaches.

Double rooms from £ 134
Guest rating 9.6

Casa La Concha

, Marbella
, Costa del Sol
.

An exclusive boutique hotel nestled in a large garden in the best part of Marbella.

Double rooms from £ 109
Guest rating 9.2

Balcon de Cordoba

, Cordoba
.

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.

Double rooms from £ 134
Guest rating 9.6

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.