“Set in a 1,000-acre private estate of fragrant rosemary, sun-drenched olive groves and ancient oak trees in the heart of the Andalusian countryside, La Bobadilla started life as a simple ‘finca’ (farmhouse) 25 years ago. Since then, it has blossomed into a 70-room hotel (although it doesn’t feel this large), laid out like an Andalusian village on the crest of a hill, with interconnecting courtyards, gardens and fountains centred around a pretty (unconsecrated) chapel. The cool, marble-floored hotel lobby, with its towering brick colonnades reminiscent of the Alhambra, sets the tone for the décor throughout. Guestrooms feature palatial bathrooms, secluded terraces with sweeping views and intricate Moorish and Andalusian furniture and art - the Alhambra Suite is a triumph. The hotel also boasts an enormous swimming pool set in manicured lawns, three superb restaurants, a new spa and countless activities from horse-riding to archery. Fear not that La Bobadilla was recently appropriated by the Spanish hotel group Barceló – it’s reflected only in a few branded napkins and pens, not in the feel or style of the property.”
Written by Tristam Templer
“The 5***** G.L. Barceló La Bobadilla, set in Granada province in the heart of Andalusia, was built in line with the architectural principles of the Andalusian palaces from old times, with a large marble colonnade, inviting you to its 70 spacious rooms with outside views, allpainstakingly appointed, with luxurious bathrooms combining fine woods, marble and brick.
The hotel has two magnificent restaurants: La Finca, which specialises in Creative Cuisine, and El Cortijo, offering expertise in Spanish and regional cuisine. These are joined in summer by the Mirador restaurant with its dishes based on fresh seasonal products.The building of a new 700 m² spa and the hotel’s 1500 m² outdoor pool surrounded by palm trees and Mediterranean woodland make your stay even more relaxing and healthy – a splendid fount of health and wellbeing. The hotel has been awarded with the "Q" award for quality by the Spanish Institute for Quality Tourism”