La Almunia del Valle

Monachil, Granada
Hotel


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

Bedroom

15 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
1pm
Check out
11am
Closed
12 December - 11 February.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Meals
Dinner €37. Wine €16-€20.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €115
Surcharges
Singles €110-€125.
15 Twin/doubles
From €115

Reviews

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

Stunning location, beautifully appointed, helpful staff and delicious food. Not to be missed.

Elizabeth

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.

Sandra

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Location

The neighbourhood

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.