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The coastline of Andalucía is so much more than the Costa del Sol. It has four distinct costas. Costa de la Luz, with huge sweeps of Atlantic sands and the immense wetlands of the Doñana National Park lies at the western end of the coast. In the middle are the well-known resorts of the Costa del Sol. And to the east, the Mediterranean costas of Tropical and Almería have unspoilt fishing villages tucked between lovely bays and mountains. There is a good selection of places to stay on the coast and further inland in this lovely region which is one of the most topographically varied in Europe.
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 places to stay.
The entire north of the region has fabulous wooded hills and craggy peaks - heaven for hikers or riders. In the centre is the Sierra Nevada, the tallest mountain range in Western Europe outside the Alps, the desert at Tabernas where spaghetti westerns were filmed and the gorgeous 'white towns' that cling to the hillsides in the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga.
The eight provinces of Málaga, Granada, Almería, Córdoba, Jaén, Huelva, Sevilla and Cádiz are all well worth visiting if you can drag yourself inland and Sevilla's main city, Seville, is a gem. Walk ride or cycle on land, windsurf, swim and sail in the sea and work up an appetite for some delicious tapas. (The so-called gastrotapas which have become popular in Seville and elsewhere in the region may or may not appeal more than their name.)
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 usually advisable.
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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.
A golf, spa and beach resort that offers a unique experience. Elegant in its classic style and luxurious with its outstanding facilities. Located in a natural paradise on the shores of the Mediterranean. An oasis of relaxation for families or those seeking something princely.
Las Cabezas de San Juan, Andalucia
A charming hideaway country hotel on a former olive estate. Rustic charm mixed with modern sophistication, with romantic gardens, three pools and elegant anglo-spanish interiors. Good base, bring a car.
Romance in microcosm. This secluded hotel made up of four beautifully decorated suites perfects the art of intimacy. An understated and secluded destination.
Cadiz Province, Andalucia
This renovated farmhouse is perfectly placed for a fiesta of activities, from golf to art classes. Set in acres of grounds with unspoilt views and gourmet food that is a delight, it is the perfect place for a couple to snooze by the pool and dine on delicious, fresh local produce in the evenings.
Ronda, Malaga, Andalucia
Mellow, converted olive mill with beautiful gardens. Chic bedrooms with terraces, romantic setting and interiors. Terrace restaurant, pool, library, bar, spectacular views. Charming and relaxing.
Very Spanish and rather ornate hotel in the old Jewish Quarter. Moorish influence and Roman mosaics. Sumptuously decorated rooms, Cordoban antiques, charming courtyard, quiet.
Loja, Granada, Andalucia
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.
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.
Jerez de la Frontera, Andalucia
19th-century hunting lodge on the edge of family vineyards, converted into stylish boutique hotel for enjoying fine sherries and relaxing. Large rooms, high beamed roofs, great bathrooms. Shady garden, swimming pool, and lake. You will need a car.
This beautiful hotel, set back on its hill top perch with celestial views of Gaucin, has many types of accommodation fitting any occasion - wedding, family holiday, romantic break, house parties. It has a main house, a villa, a cottage, a studio, and also provides B&B short stays.
Marbella, Malaga, Andalucia
Restored 17th century townhouse with seven chic and individual suites. Sunlit interior patio, gourmet dining, a real gem in the Old Town of lively Marbella. Perfect for a romantic weekend.
Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia
This beautifully decorated hotel oozes boutique luxury. An eclectic combination of Goan antiques, original features, and contemporary muted hues. The roof top terrace, with jacuzzi, is the piece de resistance with its views across wild plains and towards Moroccan shores. Relaxation in style.
Cartajima, Malaga, Andalucia
Cosy and intimate boutique hotel in centre of traditional white village, in converted village houses full of character. Charming interiors, airy rooms, great attention to detail. Log fires in the winter, extensive library. Perfect for a relaxed break.
A chic boutique B&B with individual cottages sprawling through beautiful flora and fauna gardens. Set on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean and Marbella. An ideal location for a weekend wedding or a group/family holiday.
If you're looking for a chic and simple base from which to explore Marbella then this boutique B&B is perfect. White washed walls and wooden beams with a flash of antique decoration. A private and intimate destination.
Scottish owned, informally-run maison d'hote in woodland setting. Group dining on the terrace with cordon-bleu cuisine. Airy, comfortable bedrooms, and self-catering cottages with plunge pools. Very relaxing.
Ubeda (Jaén), Andalucia
Well-preserved 16th-century palace, now a wonderfully aristocratic maison d'hote. Secluded setting, centred on cloistered courtyard, furnished with family antiques. Large baronial bedrooms, tasteful and charming.
Costa De La Luz, Andalucia
This boutique B&B is not just any B&B, rather it is a magnificent collection of three elegant suites with private balconies and 20 mile views. French windows, stone steps, beautiful sitting room, rooftop terrace. Ideal for a family holiday, secluded romantic break, or a large group.
Benahavis, Malaga, Andalucia
Distinctive small hotel/restaurant with comfortable rooms and charming owners in a Moorish mountain village, a short drive from the sea. Good food and pool in historic hilltop village location.
Comfortable family hotel, a restored olive mill in stunning location. Shaded gardens, flowering terraces, with pool and garden restaurant. Very pretty bedrooms, good organic food and great walks all around. Heaven.
Renovated and tranquil hotel in Mozarabic style, full of character. Classico-colonial styled rooms with historical decoration, in the centre of old Cadiz. Great for local exploring.
Lots of natural light shines through beautiful balconies and flag stoned courtyards in this relaxed hotel in the old town of Cadiz. White washed walls compliment authentic decoration. A chic and, unexpectedly, cheap destination for a romantic get-away or beach holiday.
Individually furnished self-catering apartments on the outskirts of the old town of Tarifa with a shared roof terrace and magnificent views across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco.
Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalucia
Funky design hotel with colourful rooms in the Old town of hip and happening Tarifa. The best rooms have terraces.
Ronda, Malaga, Andalucia
Characterful 18th-century family home hotel in the heart of old Ronda. Traditionally decorated rooms, classic Spanish style, full of art and antiques. Small private cinema adds sparkle.
Tarifa, Cadiz, Andalucia
Wonderful, relaxed beachside hotel in sub-tropical gardens, with views to Africa from the pool. Simple rooms, easy access to sporting activities, many repeat guests, ideal for families.
Ecija, Sevilla, Andalucia
18th century palace, with simple, traditional rooms and suites filled with paintings and antiques. Courtyard, gardens, and swimming pool. An oasis, and a good location for sights.
Montefrio, Granada, Andalucia
Relaxing retreat up in the hills. Surrounded by olive groves and almond trees. Rustic rooms with panoramic views. Silk rugs, tapestries, kitchen garden, gardens, swimming pool, authentic Arabic baths.
Stunning views, intimate interiors, and a calm ambience just below Ronda old town. Vibrant decor and rustic character, with small library, lovely garden, and pool.
Bajo Albayzín, Granada, Andalucia
Beautifully restored 15th-century house in prime location a short walk from the Alhambra. Galleried inner courtyard, marble pool, traditional rooms, some with views.
Albayzín, Granada, Andalucia
Charming family-run guesthouse with views in picturesque setting, a short walk to Granada city centre. Bright, pretty, simply furnished rooms overlook inner courtyard.
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.
Laidback, colonial style house hotel with bright decoration, Mexican style. Delightful, planted garden courtyard, hammocks, full of artwork. Eclectic, individual bedrooms.
Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalucia
Rambling and quirky Andalucian pousada full of collected antiques and curios. Tiled courtyards, large reception rooms, white-wash, airy and spacious wooden-beamed bedrooms. Big sun terrace. Close to the sea and activities, including sherry tasting. Full of character.
Peaceful antique-filled hotel in the historic old town. Spacious, simply furnished rooms, hand-painted tiled bathrooms. Patio with swimming pool, spa, saloons. A great base for local exploring.
A restored 18th century palace in an outstanding location - near to Malaga's artistic scene and close to the coast's best beaches. Eight suites with white washed walls and wooden beams blend Moorish inspiration with contemporary comforts. Ideal for a romantic or a family break.
A stylish and elegant hotel just outside the old town. Luxurious, but simple rooms and suites - and apartments dotted around the old town in case you're looking for flexibility. A divine courtyard to have breakfasts in. A great spot to relax in after a hard day kite surfing.
Arcos de la Frontera, Andalucia
Delightful and majestic 18th century mansion in dramatic setting overlooking the valley in historic hilltop village. Simple but spacious rooms, great value, full of character, with lots of local colour.
Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Andalucia
Small charming hotel with a strong Moorish influence, with authentic decoration and food. Vaulted dining room sunlit garden. Pretty light rooms, a great base for exploring the medieval old town.
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.
La Muela, Vejer de la Frontera, Andalucia
Simple, modern hotel with traditional architecture. Good value, set in open fields with magnificent panoramic ocean views. Good for families, short drive to the beach.
Designer boutique hotel in the centre of Malaga. Zebra prints, white leathers, minimalist lines. A relaxed ambience in truly chic city style.
Cazalla de la Sierra, Seville, Andalucia
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.
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.