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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.

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.

The Best Places to Stay in Andalucía

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.

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  • Casita de la Vaca

    Nr 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!

    2 rooms from $50
    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.
  • Hotel San Gabriel

    Ronda

    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.

    21 rooms from $69
    Sights nearby  -  Walk across Ronda's famous gorge and visit Spain's oldest bullring
    Birdwatching  -  Birding hotel owner can book trips
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Cerro de Hijar

    Tolox, 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.

    18 rooms from $67
    Foodies
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Less £
    Local exploring
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Hotel Catedral Almeria

    Almería, 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.

    20 rooms from $67
    Views  -  Great views over the city from the roof terrace
    Sights nearby  -  Located in the historical centre of Almeria
    Swimming Pool  -  Roof top pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
  • El Geco Verde

    Castril, 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.

    6 rooms from $72
    Great walks  -  Explore local waterfals in the Natural Park of the Sierra de Castril
    In/by a Nature Reserve  -  Natural Park of the Sierra de Castril
    Less £  -  Double rooms only €65 per night
    Kayaking  -  The Altiplano offers first-class conditions for adventure sports
  • Las Navezuelas

    Cazalla 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.

    7 rooms from $78
    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.
  • Hotel Casa de Los Azulejos

    Cordoba

    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.

    9 rooms from $94
    Sights nearby  -  Just 50 m from Corredera Square and a 10-minute walk from the Mezquita
    Great walks  -  Explore the stunning orange scented Jewish Quarter
    Full of character
  • Alavera de los Banos

    Ronda

    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.

    from $80
    Birdwatching  -  Serranía de Ronda is excellent for birdwatching
    Restrictions on children  -  Children cannot be accommodated
    Hideaway  -  Peaceful and romantic escape
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Arab baths
  • La Casa Grande

    Arcos de la Frontera, Andalucía

    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.

    8 rooms from $81
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the castle Santa Maria and San Pedro
    Great walks  -  Wander the picturesque alleyways of Acros
    Views  -  Spectacular views over Andalucia
    Outstanding location
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • La Casona del Arco

    Baeza, Andalucía

    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.

    18 rooms from $83
    Swimming Pool  -  Small outdoor pool
    Spa
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
  • Alqueria de Los Lentos

    Nigüelas, 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.

    7 rooms from $83
    Views  -  Stunning landscape of olive groves and gardens.
    Full of character  -  A charming mill renovation.
    Active Holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Alhambra in Granada.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Casa Rural las Chimeneas

    Mairena, 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.

    3 rooms from $83
    Views  -  Uninterrupted views over the mountains and down towards the Med
    Families
    Value chic
    Groups
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Molino del Arco

    Ronda

    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 site

    19 rooms from $86
    Sights nearby  -  Ronda is very close or further afield you can discover the beautiful white villages
    Swimming Pool  -  Large outdoor pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Enfrente Arte

    Ronda

    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.

    12 rooms from $89
    Local exploring
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Less £
    Town
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Hotel Rural Cortijo La Alberca

    Níjar, 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.

    8 rooms from $89
    Views  -  Fantastic views of the Andalucian mountains.
    Sights nearby  -  Granada.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Casa Ana

    Andalucia, 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.

    8 rooms from $91
    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 character
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, I Escape
  • Casa Palacio de Carmona

    Carmona, Andalucía

    Elegant restored palace hideaway in a charming hilltop town just outside Seville, full of character. Great value, with a small pool.

    32 rooms from $95
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Frommers
  • La Posada de San Marcos

    Alájar, 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.

    6 rooms from $95
    Eco  -  Ground source energy, natural cork and lambs wool insulation plus rain & well water harvesting.
    Value chic
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Back to Nature
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Hotel Santa Isabel La Real

    Granada

    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.

    11 rooms from $113
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the medieval and unique Muslim palace Alhambra
    Local markets  -  Delve into La Alcaicería the old Arab spice market
    Great walks  -  Stroll around the narrow alleyways of Albaicín
    Full of character
  • Cortijo La Fe

    Montefrio, 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 Granada

    7 rooms from $96
    Total 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

    Benahavis, 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.

    9 rooms from $114
    Beach nearby  -  Just a few kms from the beaches of the Costa del Sol
    Sights nearby  -  Explore Marbella´s old city that has a Roman and Moorish heritage
    Great walks  -  Stunning walks in the local valley
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Hotel Palacio de los Granados

    Ecija, 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.

    14 rooms from $96
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic city of Córdoba
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Hotel La Fructuosa

    Gaucín, 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.

    5 rooms from $98
    Views  -  Spectacular views of the Genal Valley and across to Gibraltar and Morocco on a clear day
    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the white mountain villages of the Serrania de Ronda
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • La Casa Morisca

    Granada

    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.

    14 rooms from $118
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historic and unique Muslim medieval palace Alhambra. The Cathedral and main monuments of Granada are also minutes away
    Great walks  -  Explore the narrow streets of the old Arab town Albaicín
    Local markets  -  Shop in the traditional Arab souk
    Full of character
  • Hotel Villa Jerez

    Jerez 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.

    14 rooms from $100
    Luxury
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Situated right in the centre of Jerez
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
  • Cortijo Las Piletas

    Ronda

    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.

    8 rooms from $100
    Families
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Value chic
    Groups
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Cortijo del Marques

    Albolote, 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.

    11 rooms from $100
    Families  -  2 family rooms sleep 4.
    Child friendly
    Romantic Break
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
  • Almohalla 51

    Archidona, 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.

    5 rooms from $106
    Value chic
    Sights 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 countryside
    Great walks  -  Fantastic walking in the surrounding area
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Hotel Puerta de la Luna

    Ubeda (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.

    44 rooms from $110
    Local exploring
    Sights nearby  -  Just a stone's throw from Baeza cathedral
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
  • Hotel Rural El Añadio

    Vilches, 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.

    7 rooms from $110
    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
  • Los Castanos

    Cartajima, 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.

    6 rooms from $135
    Birdwatching  -  A great spot for birdwatching simply from the hotel rooftop or out in the valley
    Sights nearby  -  Ronda a short drive away
    Restrictions on children  -  Allows children over 12
    Swimming Pool  -  Roof top plunge pool
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Palacio de la Rambla

    Ubeda

    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, tasteful and charming.

    8 rooms from $138
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the churches and the Plaza de Molina Square
    Full of character
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • Cortijo el Guarda

    Alcalá 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.

    5 rooms from $116
    Views  -  Outstanding and far reaching views over the surrounding countryside
    Active Holiday
    Sights nearby  -  Ronda, Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Jerez and Cadiz.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Tablet
  • Casa Olea

    Zamoranos, 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.

    6 rooms from $119
    Views  -  Stunning panoramic views over the surrounding countryside
    Active Holiday
    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Alhambra in Granada, Renaissance towns of Ubeda and Baeza, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Cortijo Los Malenos

    Níjar, 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.

    8 rooms from $122
    Great walks  -  Your hosts can lend you tour books and maps
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • La Almunia del Valle

    Granada (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.

    11 rooms from $122
    Active Holiday
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  The Alhambra in Granada is just 5 miles away
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Villa Oniria

    Granada

    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.

    38 rooms from $122
    City Style
    Spa  -  Featuring special balneotherapy treatments
    Sights nearby  -  Located right in the centre of the city
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
  • La Hospederia de El Churrasco

    Cordoba

    traditional hotel in the narrow alleyways of the old Jewish Quarter. Moorish influence and Roman mosaics. Sumptuously decorated rooms with Cordoban antiques. Charming courtyard. Adjoining locally renowned restaurant. Ideally positioned for exploring the historic town.

    9 rooms from $147
    Great walks  -  Explore the narrow alleyways of the Jewish Quarter
    Sights nearby  -  La Mezquita is just 250m from the hotel
  • El Castanar Nazari

    Busquistar, 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.

    5 rooms from $128
    Views  -  Stunning mountain views
    Active Holiday
    Great walks  -  Fantastic walking country
    Restrictions on children  -  Children over 12 welcome.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Finca Buenvino

    Huelva, 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.

    4 rooms from $134
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Rio Tinto mining area, which includes Roman works, a cemetery, a steam engine and mining museums.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn Catalan and Andalucian cookery
    Birdwatching  -  Special birdwatching weeks available
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Molino Del Santo

    Benaojan, 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.

    18 rooms from $165
    Sights nearby  -  Filled with Roman and Arabic architecture Ronda is just 15 minutes from the hotel
    Birdwatching  -  Ronda mountains plays host to a large variety of birds
    Great walks  -  Endless walking routes right from the door
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool and kids pool
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Hospes Palacio de los patos

    Granada

    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.

    43 rooms from $150
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the tombs of the Ferdinand and Isabela, Los Reyes Catolicos, in the gothic Capilla Real. 650m from Granada Cathedral
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, I Escape
  • Finca Naranja

    Ronda

    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.

    2 rooms from $155
    Families
    Sights nearby  -  Roman theatre of Acinipo. Just 15 mins drive from Ronda
    Views  -  Great views over the Valley of Ronda la Vieja
    Great walks  -  Stunning trails of the Grazalema Park.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
  • Carmen del Corbertizo

    Granada

    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.

    7 rooms from $165
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  The Alhambra - the biggest surviving piece of Moorish architecture.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Casa Vina de Alcantara

    Jerez 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.

    9 rooms from $178
    Great walks  -  Wander through the vineyards from the hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Good base for touring White villages
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • Hospes Palacio del Bailio

    Cordoba

    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.

    53 rooms from $184
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor and Indoor Pools
    City Style
    Traditional
    Wellbeing
  • Barcelo La Bobadilla

    Loja, 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.

    70 rooms from $193
    Other Activities  -  Table tennis, quad bikes, petanque, kids playground
    Garden  -  350 hectares
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor and Outdoor Pools
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection, Tablet
  • Trasierra

    Sevilla, 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.

    15 rooms from $200
    Exclusive use  -  If required.
    Massage
    House party feel  -  Be prepared to meet people.
    Charming
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Sawdays
  • La Fuente de la Higuera

    Ronda, 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.

    11 rooms from $219
    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 mountains
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the bridge, the Arab baths and the Mondragón Place in nearby Ronda.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Sawdays
  • Fountainhead

    Malaga, Andalucía

    Romance in microcosm. This secluded hotel made up of four beautifully decorated suites perfects the art of intimacy. An understated and secluded destination.

    4 rooms from $250
    Suites
    Local exploring
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
  • Hacienda de San Rafael

    Las 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.

    14 rooms from $276
    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
  • Finca Cortesin

    Marbella, 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.

    67 rooms from $645
    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 Pool
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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