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Casita de la Vaca 2 rooms from $47Nr Granada, Andalucía
This charming Andalusian village house in the Lecrin Valley has three rooms, one a self contained apartment with kitchenette. All decorated in a traditional style with exposed beams, terracotta tiles and white washed walls, with Moorish accents and fabrics. Excellent tapas just a short walk away!Sights nearby - Whilst a bit of a drive away, 'Mini Hollywood', where many of the famed Wild West movies were filmed is well worth a visit.Great walks - Las Alpujarras and the Sierra Nevada peaks will keep the leisurely and the most adept walkers occupied.Birdwatching - Lecrin Valley is famed for its birdlife: from eagles and vultures to smaller birds.Fishing - For seabass and carp in the Lake Beznar freshwater lake.
Cerro de Hijar 18 rooms from $63Tolox, Andalucía
A secluded hotel with celestial views of the valley and gourmet food. This tranquil atmosphere, only ever disturbed by birdsong in the heart of a National Park, is perfect for local exploring and peaceful relaxation.FoodiesViews - Great views from hotelLess £Local exploringRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Hotel Catedral Almeria 20 rooms from $63Almería, Andalucía
A good Four Star option in central Almeria. An attractive townhouse with contemporary rooms, outdoor pool, gastro-bar, and meeting facilities. A stylish spot, family friendly too.Views - Great views over the city from the roof terraceSights nearby - Located in the historical centre of AlmeriaSwimming Pool - Roof top poolLocal markets - Good for local colour.
El Geco Verde 6 rooms from $68Castril, Andalucía
Scenic accomodation in the heart of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Castril. Simple, elegant rooms with rustic touches and three suitable for families. Loads of activities from cookery classes to jewellery design. The perfect location for an active holiday in the Andalucian countryside.Great walks - Explore local waterfals in the Natural Park of the Sierra de CastrilIn/by a Nature Reserve - Natural Park of the Sierra de CastrilLess £ - Double rooms only €65 per nightKayaking - The Altiplano offers first-class conditions for adventure sports
Hotel San Gabriel 22 rooms from $69Ronda
Characterful 18th-century family home hotel in the heart of old Ronda. Traditionally decorated rooms in classic Spanish style, full of art and antiques. Small private cinema adds sparkle. The breakfasts are excellent. Ideal for an authentic stay.Value chic - A quaint 18th century townhouse, with stylish interiors, warm welcoming atmosphere and buckets of charm- at a reasonable price.Local exploring - Nestled in the heart of medieval Ronda, the perfect base for exploring the streets and absorbing the culture.Sights nearby - Walk across Ronda's famous gorge and visit Spain's oldest bullring and the attached museum.Full of characterRecommended by - I Escape
Las Navezuelas 7 rooms from $73Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville, Andalucía
Renovated 16th-century mill. Simple hotel in rural setting, surrounded by olive groves. White-washed walls, tiled floors, wooden beams, with a pool and extensive gardens. Plenty of local activities, from hiking to birdwatching. Ideal for families.Families - Self contained family suites with boundless space and activities for children, plus kiddies menu and babysitters are available.Value chic - Excellent bang for your buck at this charming guest house surrounded by leafy gardens, olive groves and orchards.Birdwatching - There are a great wealth of birds and animals in the Sierra Norte de Sevilla, head out with some binoculars and spot them.Great walks - Set in the Sierra del Norte Mountains, surrounded by meadows and olive groves, plus the hotel will pack you a lunch.
La Casa Grande 7 rooms from $76Arcos de la Frontera, Andalucía
Delightful and majestic 18th century mansion, overlooking the valley in this historic hilltop village. Eclectic, bohemian interiors give the spacious rooms plenty of character. The hotel opens out around the central, colonnaded, plant-filled patio. Enjoy the views from the rooftop terrace.Value chic - Elegant Spanish style in this 18th-centruy hilltop home with astonishing views over Andalucia- at very reasonable ratesWriting a novel - Instilled with a haunting beauty, Acros has been an inspiration to poets for years.Great walks - Wander the picturesque alleyways of Acros as they wind their way down the hillside.Sights nearby - Check out the castle, Santa Maria and San Pedro.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Alqueria de Los Lentos 7 rooms from $78Nigüelas, Andalucía
A gorgeous old mill renovation surrounded by magnificent gardens and olive groves on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. Rustic chic room and family suites have fireplaces, brightly painted walls, wooden beams and stone floors. Fabulous local restaurant, pool, and masses to do in the park. Fantastic.Views - Stunning landscape of olive groves and gardens.Full of character - A charming mill renovation.Active HolidaySights nearby - Alhambra in Granada.Recommended by - Sawdays
Casa Rural las Chimeneas 3 rooms from $78Mairena, Andalucía
Beautifully rustic guesthouse on a hilltop with rooms and self-catering cottages. White washed walls, stone floors, wooden beams, fireplaces and stunning views from terraces. Plenty of outdoor sports all year round, excellent value, and very family friendly.Views - Uninterrupted views over the mountains and down towards the MedFamiliesValue chicGroupsRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Molino del Arco 19 rooms from $80Ronda
Nestled between olive trees and vineyards, this 18th century olive mill has maintained much of its original architecture. The rooms are a clever of mix of traditional with a fresh contemporary finish. Sunbathe by the pool, explore Ronda, and taste the delicious local cuisine, with much grown on siteSights nearby - Ronda is very close or further afield you can discover the beautiful white villagesSwimming Pool - Large outdoor poolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Sawdays
Enfrente Arte 12 rooms from $84Ronda
A uniquely laid back hotel surrounded by historic buildings in Ronda. Bohemian vibes and contemporary decoration. A home rather than a hotel with its help-yourself philosophy. Great for families and local exploring.Local exploringViews - Great views from hotelLess £TownRecommended by - I Escape
Hotel Rural Cortijo La Alberca 8 rooms from $84Níjar, Andalucía
A typically Andalucian farmhouse with stunning mountain views. A cluster of white washed cottages have rustic rooms with stone floors and private terraces. Lovely pool and breakfast patio. Walking distance to excellent restaurants and lots to do in the Sierra Nevada. Family friendly, very peaceful.Views - Fantastic views of the Andalucian mountains.Sights nearby - Granada.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
Casa Ana 8 rooms from $86Andalucia, Andalucía
Hugging Sierra Nevada's hillside is this 400 year old country abode. A typical Spanish breakfast of pastries and cold meats is served and there are several restaurants within walking distance. Exposed woodwork, warm reds and open hearths makes for inviting decor & the terrace is ideal for chilling.Back to Nature - The nearby Sierra Nevada is popular amongst seasoned walkers and the hotel organises up to seven day walking tours.Local markets - Visit the historical towns of Bubión, Pampaneira and Capileira for local handicrafts.Sights nearby - Spend the day visiting the sights of Granada.Full of characterRecommended by - Sawdays, I Escape
Casa Palacio de Carmona 32 rooms from $89Carmona, Andalucía
Elegant restored palace hideaway in a charming hilltop town just outside Seville, full of character. Great value, with a small pool.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Hideaway - Tranquil and intimate.Four poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet, Frommers
La Posada de San Marcos 6 rooms from $89Alájar, Andalucía
A fantastic little eco lodge on the edge of the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park. Simple rooms have iron beds and pretty fabrics. Lovely sitting room bar and fireplace, sunny pool, and lots to do in the forest around. Excellent value for families, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts.Eco - Ground source energy, natural cork and lambs wool insulation plus rain & well water harvesting.Value chicViews - Great views from hotelBack to NatureRecommended by - Sawdays
Alavera de los Banos 11 rooms from $89Ronda
Stunning views, intimate interiors, and a calm ambience just below Ronda old town. Vibrant decor and rustic character in true Spanish style. Small library, lovely garden, and pool with wonderful views. Indulgent breakfasts. Ideal for completely unwinding.Hideaway - Peaceful and romantic escape with views of the Mediaeval town and mountains from the pool and gardens.Sights nearby - Just across the road from the former Moorish Baths, a fine example of 13th century Islamic architecture.Great walks - The hotel is located in Ronda’s former Jewish Quarter, wander the narrow streets and explore.Birdwatching - Serranía de Ronda is excellent for birdwatching, bring your binoculars.Recommended by - Fodors
Cortijo La Fe 7 rooms from $90Montefrio, Andalucía
Relaxing retreat up in the hills surrounded by olive groves and almond trees. The rustic rooms have panoramic views, bathrooms and Moorish features. The silk rugs, tapestries, kitchen garden, swimming pool and authentic Arabic baths make up this beautiful find only a drive away from GranadaTotal relaxation - Lounge by the pool with views to the sierra, wander the fragrant gardens or soak in the spectacular Hammam- utter bliss!Value chic - Great value for an enchanting stay, colourful tiled archways and engraved wooden doors transport you to another time.Sights nearby - Check out Montefrio, an ancient town with multitude of restaurtants, a castle and a Roman bridge.Great walks - Wonderful walking all around the Sierra Nevada, just ask your hosts to point out the best route.Recommended by - Sawdays
Amanhavis Hotel 9 rooms from $90Benahavis, Malaga, Costa del Sol
Charming small hotel and restaurant with friendly owners in a Moorish mountain village. A short drive from the coast. Great food and pool in historic hilltop village location. Cosy country styled rooms. Ideal Andalusian escape.Total relaxation - Dip in the palm shaded pool, admire the views from the roof terraces and of course drink local wine.Sights nearby - Explore the lovingly conserved and unspoilt whitewashed village of Benhavis.Great walks - Wander through the diverse landscape, from mountains to valleys and coast.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Sawdays
Hotel La Fructuosa 5 rooms from $92Gaucín, Andalucía
Fabulous little hilltop village hotel with an excellent local restaurant. Charming rooms, two sleep four, have stone floors, wooden beams, private balconies and attractive furnishings. Wonderful valley views. A real steal and very accommodating for families.Views - Spectacular views of the Genal Valley and across to Gibraltar and Morocco on a clear dayValue chicSights nearby - Explore the white mountain villages of the Serrania de RondaGreat walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - I Escape
Hotel Palacio de los Granados 14 rooms from $92Ecija, Sevilla, Andalucía
18th century palace with traditional rooms and suites filled with paintings, antiques and heavy curtains. A pretty pool and central courtyard with seating area. Excellent local cuisine served in elegant surrounds. Ideal for completely unwinding.Romantic Break - Sultry suites feature baroque décor and hand-crafted stone arches, while the courtyard offers romantic setting for a drink.Sights nearby - Visit the historic city of Córdoba, an important Roman city and an Islamic cultural center in the Middle Ages.Romantic - Good for couples.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Hotel Casa de Los Azulejos 9 rooms from $93Cordoba
Laidback, colonial style house hotel with splashes of vibrant colours. Delightful, planted garden courtyard with hammocks and full of artwork. Individually styled light rooms with great views. Indulgent buffet style breakfasts. Ideally situated to explore the historic town.Value chic - Totally affordable homely colonial style hotel, with bright interiors and a leafy garden patio with hammock for relaxing.Sights nearby - Just 50 m from Corredera Square and a ten minute walk from the Mezquita.Great walks - Explore the stunning orange scented Jewish Quarter.Full of characterRecommended by - Fodors
Hotel Villa Jerez 14 rooms from $94Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucía
A sunny spot in central Jerez. Classical creamy rooms and suites with lots of natural light. Lovely pool and garden, restaurant, and meeting rooms. A stylish luxury spot for any visitor to the city.LuxuryCity StyleSights nearby - Situated right in the centre of JerezSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Fodors
Cortijo Las Piletas 8 rooms from $94Ronda
A lovely white farmhouse surrounded by sunflower fields in a nature park. Charmingly sunny bedrooms and one family suite, swimming pool, an excellent table d'hote and lunch time picnics. A great choice for an active family holiday and lots to explore in the natural park.FamiliesViews - Great views from hotelValue chicGroupsRecommended by - Sawdays
Cortijo del Marques 11 rooms from $94Albolote, Andalucía
A stunning country house hotel with sweeping countryside views. Atmospheric rooms, family suites with some four poster beds, with fireplaces, wooden beams and stone floors. Small swimming pool, gardens, good restaurant. Close to Granada, lots to do around too.Families - 2 family rooms sleep 4.Child friendlyRomantic BreakViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
Hotel America 16 rooms from $94Granada
A rustic chic hotel within the citadel of the Alhambra palace. Charming rooms have antiques, wooden beams and warm coloured furnishings. Delightful courtyard garden with fountains, brilliant Granada-style cuisine. Famous sights on the doorstep, very quiet atmosphere. Romantic and family friendly.Views - Generalife Gardens and Sierra Nevada MountainsSights nearby - Court of the Lions and Royal ChapelLocal markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.
La Casa Morisca 14 rooms from $97Granada
Beautifully restored 15th-century house in prime location a short walk from the Alhambra. Centred around a stunning galleried inner courtyard. Traditional white washed rooms with local artefacts. Brightly tiled spacious bathrooms. Ideal for local exploring.Total relaxation - This charming hotel pulls its guests back time and time again with its laid back atmosphere and stylish Morocan interiors.Local exploring - Situated in the heart of Granada with sunning views of Alhambra, wander the streets and discover hidden treasures.Great walks - Explore the narrow streets of the old town, taking in the Christian churches, Moorish architecture and Moroccan gift shops.Sights nearby - Visit the historic and unique Muslim medieval palace Alhambra and The Cathedral of Granada, both minutes away.Recommended by - I Escape
Almohalla 51 5 rooms from $99Archidona, Andalucía
A rustic chic all white B&B in Andalucia, yet close to both Malaga and Seville. White washed walls, wooden beams, cosy rooms, and a courtyard garden with pool, boast plenty of charm. An excellent value spot for local exploring.Value chicSights nearby - Plenty to see in Archidon, which was once the capital of Malaga district, within walking distance.Views - The upper terrace has fantastic views over Archidona and the surrounding countrysideGreat walks - Fantastic walking in the surrounding areaRecommended by - Sawdays
Hotel Puerta de la Luna 44 rooms from $103Ubeda (Baeza)
Nestled in the small town of Baeza in Southern Spain, Hotel Puerta de la Luna has been created from a 17th century townhouse. Beautifully designed bedrooms offer fresh light modern interiors with historic Spanish touches. Relax by the pool or explore the local delights.Local exploringSights nearby - Just a stone's throw from Baeza cathedralGreat walks - Good for walkers.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Hotel Rural El Añadio 7 rooms from $103Vilches, Andalucía
A fantastic bull breeding and equestrian ranch in the middle of the Sierra Morena. Rustic rooms and a suite, cosy living areas with fireplaces, excellent local cuisine. Bull fighting lessons, riding, hunting, nature trails. A taste of traditional Andalucia, perfect for groups, families, and sports.Unusual - The ganaderia is dedicated to the rearing of magnificent fighting bulls.Active Holiday - The ranch is built for equestrian activities and bullfighting.Views - Fantatic views over the ranch.Riding - You can bring your own horses.Recommended by - Sawdays
Cortijo el Guarda 5 rooms from $109Alcalá del Valle, Andalucía
Gorgeous white washed Andalusian farmhouse B&B. Bedrooms have stone floors, wooden beams, attractive furnishings and splashes of modern art. Lovely breakfast room and stunning views from the pool over the valley around. A peaceful choice with plenty to do in the surrounds.Views - Outstanding and far reaching views over the surrounding countrysideActive HolidaySights nearby - Ronda, Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Jerez and Cadiz.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Sawdays, Tablet
Casa Olea 6 rooms from $112Zamoranos, Andalucía
A lovely rustic farmhouse B&B surrounded by olive groves and rolling countryside. A white washed building with charming rustic interiors - stone floors, wooden beams, fireplaces. Lovely pool and garden, lots do to in the countryside around. Excellent value.Views - Stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countrysideActive HolidayValue chicSights nearby - Alhambra in Granada, Renaissance towns of Ubeda and Baeza, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Cortijo Los Malenos 8 rooms from $115Níjar, Andalucía
A lovely Cortijo set in a Natural Park. Blissful green surroundings, sitting rooms with fireplaces, sunny patios and a pool, massages, and authentic cuisine. Rooms and one villa sleeping 4 are all in white with traditional furnishings. A great choice for outdoor activities and relaxation.Great walks - Your hosts can lend you tour books and mapsSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorViews - Great views from hotelBirdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Recommended by - Sawdays
La Almunia del Valle 11 rooms from $115Granada (Monachil)
Fantastic guesthouse in the hills of Sierra Nevada National Park. A traditional stone building with charming rooms that blend contemporary elements with stone floors, fireplaces, wooden beams and creamy furnishings. Fantastic views from terraces, pool, excellent food, and lots of activities around.Active HolidayViews - Great views from hotelSights nearby - The Alhambra in Granada is just 5 miles awaySwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
El Castanar Nazari 5 rooms from $120Busquistar, Andalucía
A lovely stone lodge in the middle of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park. Rustic bedrooms have wooden beams, fireplaces and stone floors. Spectacular views over the hills and mountains around from terraces. A great choice for a sporting summer or winter holiday.Views - Stunning mountain viewsActive HolidayGreat walks - Fantastic walking countryRestrictions on children - Children over 12 welcome.Recommended by - Sawdays
Molino Del Santo 18 rooms from $122Benaojan, Andalucía
Comfortable family hotel, a restored olive mill in a stunning location. Shaded gardens, flowering terraces, with pool and garden restaurant. Pretty traditional bedrooms with white washed walls and wooden beams. Good organic local food. Ideally located to to explore the local area.Total relaxation - Phenomanal walking, solar-heated pool under the dappled shade of fig trees and top notch Organic Spanish cuisine.Great walks - Set in a National Park there are endless walking routes right from the door, plus the hotel will pack a lunch.Birdwatching - Be sure to bring your binoculars, Ronda mountains play host to a large variety of birds.Sights nearby - Filled with Roman and Arabic architecture Ronda is just 15 minutes from the hotel.Recommended by - Sawdays, Fodors
Finca Buenvino 4 rooms from $125Huelva, Andalucía
A remote country house B&B set in the hills of Aracena. A striking pink building with five charming rooms and suites in pastels with watercolours, rugs, and lovely views. Sunny terraces, infinity pool, sitting room, excellent table d'hote and plenty to explore. A great choice for families.Views - Great views from hotelSights nearby - Rio Tinto mining area, which includes Roman works, a cemetery, a steam engine and mining museums.Cooking classes - Learn Catalan and Andalucian cookeryBirdwatching - Special birdwatching weeks availableRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
La Hospederia de El Churrasco 9 rooms from $129Cordoba
A traditional hotel in the narrow alleyways of the old quarter of Córdoba. Sumptuously decorated rooms with Cordoban antiques, Moorish influence and Roman mosaics. There is a charming courtyard, wine cellar and a locally renowned restaurant. Ideally positioned for exploring the historic town.Local exploring - Well situated in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of old Córdoba, and right next to the Jewish quarter of La Judería.Sights nearby - Within walking distance of La Mezquita and 14th-century palace Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos.Great walks - Explore the narrow alleyways of the Jewish Quarter.Full of character
Casa del Capitel Nazari 17 rooms from $130Granada
A picturesque palace hotel in traditional Andalusian elegance. Bedrooms have wooden beams, stone floors, and white washed walls. Roman columns, sweeping balconies and a lovely courtyard ooze romance. Great value too.Value chicSights nearby - Right in the centre of Granada close to the Cathedral and AlhambraLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays, CN Traveller
Hotel Santa Isabel La Real 11 rooms from $134Granada
Charming family-run guesthouse with views in a picturesque setting. Bright, pretty, simply furnished rooms overlook an inner courtyard. Stunning views over the white washed old town. A quaint breakfast room with an excellent buffet. Ideally positioned to explore the town.Romantic Break - Lovingly decorated rooms, some facing the spectacular Alhambra vista, plus an inner patio with tinkling fountain.Local exploring - Ideally located at the heart of Granada's old town, perfect for exploring these romantic lanes and alleyways.Sights nearby - Visit the spectacular Muslim palace Alhambra, Spain's largest surviving piece of Moorish architecture.Great walks - Stroll around the narrow alleyways of Albaicín, one of Europe's most beautiful medieval quarters.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Los Castanos 7 rooms from $136Cartajima, Malaga, Andalucía
Cosy and intimate boutique hotel in centre of traditional white washed village. Charming interiors, airy rooms, great attention to detail. Log fires in the winter, extensive library. Perfect for a relaxed break.Country Escape - A small secluded white village, nestled in the mountains and Chestnut forests, wonderful walking and laid back atmosphere.Birdwatching - A great spot for birdwatching simply from the hotel rooftop or out in the valley.Sights nearby - Check out nearby Ronda, with Arab Baths, great bars and Spains oldest bullring.Restrictions on children - Allows children over 12Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Palacio de la Rambla 8 rooms from $138Ubeda
Well-preserved 16th-century palace, now a wonderfully aristocratic maison d'hote. Secluded setting, centred on a cloistered courtyard, furnished with family antiques. Large baronial bedrooms with tasteful decor such as draped fourposter beds and fine wooden wardrobes. An enchanting couples retreat.Romantic Break - Renaissance style palace with beautiful courtyard garden and charming antique filled suites ideal for a romantic break.Great walks - Wander the UNESCO World Heritage Site of central Úbeda, filled with historic buildings and churches.Sights nearby - Visit the Plaza de Molina Square, a typical example of Renaissance architecture.Full of character
Hospes Palacio de los patos 43 rooms from $141Granada
A stunning mansion renovation that combines romantic original aspects with cutting edge modern design. Monochrome, yet still classic rooms and suites with lots of natural light and sumptuous furnishings. Fabulous restaurant and state of the art spa. Sophisticated and grand.City StyleSights nearby - Visit the tombs of the Ferdinand and Isabela, Los Reyes Catolicos, in the gothic Capilla Real. 650m from Granada CathedralSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSpaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape
Finca Naranja 2 rooms from $145Ronda
A remote B&B with peaceful views of the surrounding hills. Bali inspired rooms and suites in splashes of orange and turquoise. Self-catering kitchenettes are great for families. Lovely pool and lots to explore in the region. Suited to honeymooners and families.FamiliesSights nearby - Roman theatre of Acinipo. Just 15 mins drive from RondaViews - Great views over the Valley of Ronda la ViejaGreat walks - Stunning trails of the Grazalema Park.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Villa Oniria 38 rooms from $146Granada
A gorgeous four star manor house hotel in Andalusian style. Contemporary chic rooms and suites with subtle lighting and creamy/light wood furnishings. Superb herb garden and central restaurant courtyard. Excellent spa too. A romantic city spot.City StyleSpa - Featuring special balneotherapy treatmentsSights nearby - Located right in the centre of the citySwimming Pool - IndoorRecommended by - Tablet
Carmen del Corbertizo 7 rooms from $155Granada
A chic small hotel with magnificent terrace views of the Alhambra and charming rooms in Granada's boho quarter. Rooms, some sleep 4, have an eclectic mixture of antiques, chintzy wallpapers, Persian rugs, mosaics and private balconies. The garden, terraces and plunge pool are a treat. Full of charm.City StyleSights nearby - The Alhambra - the biggest surviving piece of Moorish architecture.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - I Escape
Hospes Palacio del Bailio 53 rooms from $172Cordoba
This hotel melds Moorish authenticity with contemporary style fantastically. Faded frescoes, sand coloured stone, and Roman baths are complemented by modern comforts with utmost romance. Gourmet dinner in the inner courtyard is a show stopper. Never mind the city, you might never leave the hotel.Swimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor PoolsCity StyleTraditionalWellbeingRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection
Casa 1800 25 rooms from $179Granada
Encapsulating Andalusian elegance at the heart of Granada. This restored 17th century property exudes historic charm with its ornate decoration and palatial rooms. Cream palettes create a sense of modern luxury. Perfectly located for exploring the city's rich Moorish heritage. Divine.Families - One child under ten stays free in an extra bed.Views - Some rooms have with views looking onto the Alhambra.Local markets - Explore Granada's bustling Moorish markets.Sights nearby - Ten minute walk from Granada Cathedral.
Barcelo La Bobadilla 70 rooms from $181Loja, Granada, Andalucía
Fairytale five star Andalusian ‘village’ set in a 1,000 acre private country estate. Olive groves, oak trees, rolling countryside. Courtyards, gardens and fountains, plus palatial rooms full of Moorish furniture and art. Fine dining restaurants, spa and pool, ideal for families.Other Activities - Table tennis, quad bikes, petanque, kids playgroundGarden - 350 hectaresSwimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor PoolsKids Club - Fully staffed.Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection, Tablet
Convento Aracena 57 rooms from $181Aracena, Andalucía
Set in a beautifully restored 17th century Convent, Convento Aracena is a charming and atmospheric place to stay. The spacious rooms are elegant and some are fitted with mezzanine sitting areas. Perfect for exploring Andalusia or simply relaxing in the spa.Value chic - Great value for chic and comfortable rooms in a beautifully restored 17th-century convent in central Aracena.Total relaxation - With a spoiling spa, lovely gardens and charming cloisters- it's perfect for an indulgent holiday in Spain.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Seville and check out the sights of this historic city.Great walks - There is plenty of great walking around the nearby Arias Montano Rock.
Casa Vina de Alcantara 9 rooms from $184Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucía
19th-century hunting lodge on the edge of family vineyards, converted into a stylish boutique hotel for enjoying fine sherries and relaxing. Large rooms, high beamed roofs, great bathrooms. Shady garden, swimming pool, and lake. Butler service and honesty bar. Indulgent country retreat.Country Escape - A tranquil country hotel surrounded by rolling vineyards and charming gardens, only a short drive from the town of Jerez.Great walks - Wander through the vineyards from the hotel, bring a picnic and explore this stunning landscape.Full of characterRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Trasierra 15 rooms from $188Sevilla, Andalucía
This statuesque family-run hotel is set in the undulating mountains of Sierra Morena. Surrounded by olive and orange groves stands a country retreat with swimming pools, tennis courts, and beautiful courtyards that make for a perfect country retreat - and with oodles of personality.Exclusive use - If required.MassageHouse party feel - Be prepared to meet people.CharmingRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
La Fuente de la Higuera 11 rooms from $206Ronda, Malaga, Andalucía
Converted olive mill with beautiful gardens. Chic white washed bedrooms boast balconies with stunning views, some have enormous copper baths. Terrace restaurant serves food using local produce. Ideal for completely unwinding.Romantic Break - Muslin draped beds, private terraces, copper baths and utterly delicious cuisine served under a canopy of stars.Total relaxation - Spend your days lounging by the pool, wandering the gardens or being massaged in the privacy of your room!Birdwatching - Head out hiking and try to spot the eagles, vultures and other birds that inhabit the mountainsSights nearby - Visit the bridge, the Arab baths and the Mondragón Place in nearby Ronda.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Sawdays
Fountainhead 4 rooms from $235Malaga, Andalucía
Romance in microcosm. This secluded hotel made up of four beautifully decorated suites perfects the art of intimacy. An understated and secluded destination.SuitesLocal exploringRomantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - I Escape
Hacienda de San Rafael 14 rooms from $259Las Cabezas de San Juan, Andalucía
A charming hideaway country hotel on a former olive estate. Rustic charm mixed with modern sophistication. The hotel sits on 35 hectares of romantic gardens, with three picturesque pools and a variety of outdoor dining options. A slice of heaven.Restaurant - Excellent romantic dining.Swimming Pool - Three gorgeous pools.Birdwatching - Doñana National Park is one of Europe´s most important wetland reserves and thus one of the best birdwatching spots around.Cooking classes - The hotel can organise a half day Cooking class in a Seville Restaurant.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Kiwi Collection
El Lodge 20 rooms from $365Sierra Nevada
An upscale luxury hotel in a stunning location. Plush designer rooms feature old school ski posters, animal prints, and antler chandeliers. All rooms open out to a balcony or terrace and some come with hot tubs. Enjoy the fine dining restaurant, chic bar and cosy lounge. A cool mountain retreat.Active Holiday - Skiing being the main point of interest here, you may also opt to hike or go mountain biking in the surrounding mountains.Families - The ideal playground for the whole family, from the stunning spa and bar for adults to the basement kids club.Back to Nature - Enjoy the sweeping mountain views from the rooms, the restaurant and the spa and pool area as well.Local markets - A 30 minute ride away, explore Granada, an interesting city for its history and culture.Recommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
Finca Cortesin 67 rooms from $606Marbella, Costa del Sol
A stunning golf resort with beautiful suites. The golf course is not the only wow factor - the spa, delicious food, and fantastic reception rooms make this an ideal place for private parties and gourmet spa breaks off the golf course.Golf - Championship 18-hole par-72 course spread over 70 acres, plus Nicklaus gold academy.Views - Exceptional views of the golf course and over the Mediterranean.Swimming Pool - Indoor and Outdoor PoolSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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Andalucía occupies a particularly special place, on an invisible and ever fluctuating religious border between Christianity and Islam, and this cultural verge has its own look and feel. And of course then there's also the spectacularly beautiful landscape! The best places to stay in Andalucía are just as varied as the scenery, from citrus scented hilltop hideaways to city pads ringing with flamenco rhythms, from luxury hotels and guesthouses, to affordable self catering apartments and villas (for a selection of these we recommend our online partner, booking.com).
Andalucía's coastline has a lot more to offer than just the glitz and sunshine of the Costa del Sol. At the western end of the coast, Costa de la Luz has huge sweeps of Atlantic sands and the immense wetlands of the Doñana National Park. And to the east, the Mediterranean Costa Tropical and Costa Almería have unspoilt fishing villages tucked between lovely bays and mountains.
The eight provinces of Málaga, Granada, Almería, Córdoba, Jaén, Huelva, Sevilla and Cádiz are all well worth visiting if you can drag yourself inland. Andalucía’s cities are grand, noble and usually ancient, each with a glorious architectural legacy. Seville and Granada are the queens, but less-known cities such as Córdoba, Almería and Málaga each have a rich mix of castles, palaces, churches, squares and many of the best places to stay in Andalucia.
Andalucía's interior is varied, from the fabulous wooded hills and craggy peaks of the North - heaven for hikers or riders - to the Sierra Nevada, the tallest mountain range in Western Europe outside the Alps and the Tabernas where spaghetti westerns were filmed.
The fascinating architecture of the region has been influenced by the best of both Muslim and Christian design, and you'll find vast mosques which are used as churches, and vast Arabian looking palaces with beautiful Renaissance interiors. Andalucía's cities are full of surprises.
The region's famous white, hilltop towns have plenty to offer as well when it comes to history, art and architecture. Many times the conquered and many times the conqueror, these outposts borrow from both traditions. And from them the region has spawned its own cuisine and music, and some of the world's most unique festivals!
There is a fiesta somewhere every month of the year in Andalucía, some celebrated across the entire region, others more local. Many are religious festivals but all have a celebratory element. The best places to stay in Andalucía can become booked up well in advance of the fiestas so forward planning is essential.
For a City Break
- The Hospaderia de El Churrasco in the old Jewish quarter of Córdoba is traditional, antique-filled and ornate with Roman mosaic tiling and Moorish influences.
- The Palacio de Villapanés AlmaSevilla is a good mixture of Moorish and modern influences in the heart of Seville.
- Also in Seville, Las Casas de la Juderia in the old Jewish quarter is a cluster of 27 interconnected town houses linked by mustard-coloured and green courtyards.
- La Casa Morisca in Bajo Albayzín in Granada is a prize-winning restoration of a 15th Century house with a galleried inner courtyard, wooden bannisters and a marble pool. One bedroom has its original wooden painted ceiling. There are lovely details like this to be discovered all over this enchanting region of Spain.
- The super-stylish EME catedral hotel has luxurious rooms, a spa, a Michelin-starred restaurant and wonderful views of Seville Cathedral from the rooftop.
- The Hotel Santa Isabel La Real in Granada has tower rooms with views of the Alhambra. A small and family run guesthouse, this is our recommendation if you value a personal touch. They make you feel as if there's nothing that's too much trouble.
For a Beach Break
- The Amanhavis Hotel in Malaga on the Costa del Sol, is a distinctive small hotel, set apart from the tourist note spots in an charming Moorish mountain village a short drive from the sea. The food and pool are excellent.
- The Hotel Claude in Marbella is worth staying in for its sunlit central courtyard alone. The food is good and the rooms although slightly masculine in design still manage to be romantic.
- The Hotel Punta Sur in Tarifa is a beachside hotel with views all the way to Africa. This is a lively spot with big rooms, a tennis court, a large pool and an array of sporting activities. It's also great for families.
- Casa la Concha is a set of chic, little B&B cottages set on a hilltop on the Costa del Sol. Quiet, green and relaxed, the views of the Mediterranean are lovely, and because you have your own cottage it is a good option for those with kids.
- The Hotel Hurricane on the Costa de la Luz is another hotel with views stretching all the way to Africa. These ones are tinged with a tropical foreground and a windsurfing beach. Plenty of activities again, and quite fashionable.
For a complete escape!
- For a complete getaway in a remote spot La Posada Del Torcal is romantic and intimate with views across the valley that will make you smile every morning.
- The Hacienda de San Rafael on a former olive estate mixes rustic charm with modern sophistication. Bedrooms are all split-level and there are three romantic garden casitas (small cottages).
- La Fuente de la Higuera has an olive-related history as well, being a former olive mill. Comfortable unfussy rooms and a homely garden give this hotel a country house party feel.
- The Casa Vina de Alcantara is a converted 19th Century hunting lodge on the edge of a family vineyard and has a shady garden with a swimming pool and lake.
- Alqueria de Los Lentos is a gorgeous old mill renovation surrounded by olive groves and magnificent gardens on the edge of the Sierra Nevada. Rooms and suites are 'rustic chic': think fireplaces, stone floors, exposed beans and brightly painted walls.
- Cortijo La Fe is a relaxing retreat in the hills above Granada. Surrounded by olive groves and almond trees, these rustic rooms have silk rugs, beautiful tapestries and panoramic views. The hotel also has beautiful gardens, and kitchen gardens, and authentic Arabic baths.
The best of rural Andalucía
- The town of Ubeda in the Jaén province is home to the Palacio de la Rambla, a homely converted 16th century urban palace. The cloistered ivy-clad courtyard and the rooftop views are two very good reasons to stay there.
- Casa Rural las Chimeneas is a beautifully rustic guesthouse on a hilltop, with both rooms and self-catering cottages. The views from the private terraces span from the mountains to the Med., and there's plenty to do here all year round, especially for those who love the great outdoors.
- Enfrente Arte in Ronda is a laid back hotel surrounded by historic buildings, with a laid-back vibe and contemporary decorations. A home rather than a hotel with its help-yourself philosophy. One of the best places to stay in Andalucia for families and local exploring.
For a holiday villa or apartment
- If you're travelling with a group of friends or family, then the best option may be to rent a villa or apartment. For a great selection from luxury villas to budget studio apartments, check out our online partner, booking.com.