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Sierra Nevada

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Best Hotels in Sierra Nevada

  • El Lodge 20 rooms from $365

    Sierra 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.
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About Sierra Nevada

The foothills of the Sierra Nevada National Park are sprinkled with charming little villages and hamlets, but the higher elevations are dramatic, snowcapped and a bit wild, craggy and exciting. During summer this is a fantastic place for a hiking or trekking adventure, what with having the highest peak on mainland Spain, but in winter the weather can be almost as dramatic as the terrain, so it’s better to stick to the foothills, or else the ski resorts.

Our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in the Sierra Nevada National Park include a couple of properties within the boundaries of the park, but also some charmers on the lower foothills. There’s a good price range in their recommendations too, but what they do all have in common are their amazing views!

As well as being spectacular, the Sierra Nevada is also extremely important from a conservation perspective. It’s the largest park in Spain, and home to more then two thousand plant species, including a collection of beautiful crocuses, poppies, clovers and narcissus. There’s also a huge population of ibex.

Some of the towns in the valleys on the southern flank of the park can get quite busy. The Berber-style architecture, compressed layouts and hills which were carefully terraced hundreds of years ago, are quite unusual, especially because they’re surrounded by the strange arid slopes of this part of the parks. But some remain undeveloped. The higher towns and hamlets are much quieter.

The Best Places to Stay in the Sierra Nevada

The Best Places to Stay within the Sierra Nevada National Park

  • El Lodge has about the best location going, on the Granada side of the park, tucked under the Pico Veleta. This upscale hotel has 20 carefully designed rooms featuring old ski posters and antler chandeliers, plus all the rooms open out onto a balcony or terrace. There’s a fine dining restaurant and a chic bar.
  • El Castanar Nazari is a simple, yet lovely, stone lodge on the ocean side of the park, with five rustic bedrooms and spectacular views. Children over 12 are welcome.

The Best Places to Stay in the Sierra Nevada for Families

  • Alqueria de Los Lentos is a beautifully converted mill on the road leading into the park. There are magnificent gardens and olive groves and there’s a fantastic restaurant. The decor is rustic chic, and the family suite have fireplaces and brightly painted walls.

The Best Places to Stay in the Sierra Nevada to Escape

  • La Almunia del Valle is a fantastic, 11 room guesthouse in the hills just below the national park. The traditional stone building has been beautifully modernised so that many of the original features survive. The views from the terrace and the pool are amazing.

The Best Value Places to Stay in the Sierra Nevada

  • The Casa Ana is a 400 year old country house, hugging the hillside just outside the park. There are eight rooms with exposed woodwork and open hearths, plus they do a Spanish breakfast of cold meats and pastries. Rooms start from around £70 per night.
  • The Hotel Villa Sur is a quiet Andalusian house between Granada and the Sierra Nevada. There are 11 traditional rooms, with antique furnishings and stone floors. There’s an outdoor pool and a terrace with a jacuzzi. And rooms start from around £50 per night.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in the Sienna Nevada for you?