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La Almunia del Valle - Hotel in Granada

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Camino de la Umbría s/n, 18193 Monachil, Granada
Andalusia, Spain

José Manuel Plana & Patricia Merino

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+34 958 308010 (landline)

Traditional and modern mix beautifully and bedrooms are quietly elegant. Relax and drink in the views over orchards and the Sierra Nevada

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Secluded terraces, soothing fountains, channels ferrying water everywhere. An almunia is a Moorish summer residence and there's a distinctly Moorish feel to this hillside garden. The house stands in its own orchards, its white lines softened by groves of chestnut, olive and fig, its interiors a masterly mix of period and modern: traditional slate floors and contemporary art, leather chairs and woven hangings, arresting colours and lots of books. Beautifully finished bedrooms in the main house (the downstairs ones have superb terraces) smell deliciously of cherrywood and are lavishly equipped; bright kilims and ceiling fans add to the elegance. Two contemporarily gorgeous new rooms – whose picture windows embrace the view – cut into the hillside behind. From the vast rose-painted sitting room step out to admire the manicured lawns, the dramatic sweep of mountains and the valley below, enjoy the jazz during an immaculate dinner. A charming couple, José Manuel and Patricia run their house with intelligence and passion. Perfect for sybarites, 20 minutes from Granada yet tranquil and remote.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

Local points of interest from José Manuel Plana & Patricia Merino:

Local points of interest from
José Manuel Plana & Patricia Merino:

  • Los CahorrosThe River Monachil canyon has, for a very long time, been one of the greatest tourist attractions of this municipal area. Before forming part of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and the Sierra Nevada National Park.
  • The ‘skyline’ of the Sierra NevadaThe ascent to Cortijo del Hornillo affords some spectacular views of Sierra Nevada. The route, which leads from the Barranco de San Juan to the Hornillo Farmstead almost running parallel to the Vereda de la Estrella.
  • Alhama, the town of Los TajosSymbol of the Christian conquest of the Kingdom of Granada, Alhama is home to historical jewels together with the landscape known as “The Cliffs”. For the poet Teophile Gautier, the city was “hanging from an enormous rork".
  • On horseback along Sierra NevadaSierra Nevada offers the possibility of the traveller crossing its summits on horseback, taking advantage of the old paths that the inhabitants of the region.
  • Puerto de La Ragua, two perfect dream routesIt’s not necessary to go as far as Sierra Nevada to enjoy the snow. At 30 kilometres from Guadix one can find the “La Ragua Pass” with circuits equipped for cross-country skiing and for tobogganing.
  • Cerro HuenesThis interesting route follows an ancient path opened in the mid-twentieth century for afforestation of Cerro Huenes. It runs mostly inside the National Park of Sierra Nevada with magnificent views to mountains over 2.000 meters of altitude.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"The hotel is perfect. The location is fabulous, the rooms are a very high standard and spotlessly clean. The most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. The food was delicious - with a wide variety of choices for breakfast. Last and certainly not least the hosts, owners Patricia and Jose along with Maria were lovely - they made you very welcome and looked after your every need. Would highly recommend for couples."

Sandy - Lancaster, United Kingdom

September 2015
"Stunning location, beautifully appointed, helpful staff and delicious food. Not to be missed. "
June 2015
"This is such a special place that it is tempting not to make recommendations to avoid being unable to get a room next time. Patricia and Manuel have created a tranquil, and stylish environment complete with fragrant gardens and wonderful service. Food is prepared by Patricia for those guests who wish to dine and the best of local produce is used in creative ways to produce a wonderful eating experience. We dined on the scenic terrace looking down across spectacular views. Rooms were charming and styled with character and imagination. We loved the private terrace and sense of relaxation."
June 2013
"This is a fantastic hotel.Owners and staff very friendly.The only issue is the hair-raising drive up to the premises.Rooms good and pool/public areas excellent. The real plus is the food.Good buffet breakfast and a very good 5 course evening meal for 32 euros a bargain. drinks are also reasonably priced. All our fellow guests were of the same opinion this is a gem and worth the drive to get to."
July 2012
"Beautifully designed rooms (we were on the top terrace with the great views), warm welcome, attentive owners and cheerful staff. Patricia's pride in the dinners she prepares for the pretty, intimate dining room, is not misplaced. We could not fault any aspect of the quality fabrics, supplies, food. Breakfast on the terrace was wonderful - the views are superb. Owners do all they can to help with guests' questions. Well placed for Granada, and great to escape back to after site-seeing. Do follow directions carefully as some their signposts have been obscured by road signs, Drivers of smaller vehicles will find it easier t o park. Highly recommended!"
April 2012

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  • 15 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) 110 to155 per night

Singles €89-€118.

Booking info:


Dinner €37. Wine €16-€20.


12 December - 11 February.


Camino de la Umbría s/n, 18193 Monachil, Granada

Hotel 15 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 110 to 155 per night

José Manuel Plana & Patricia Merino

Visit website Check availability

+34 958 308010 (landline)