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“Perfection in the Sierra Nevada” 5 of 5 stars
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El CastaNar Nazari
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Carretera a-4132 Km 39, 9 | Granada, 18416 Busquistar, Spain   |  
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Munich
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Perfection in the Sierra Nevada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

First of all thanks to the previous reviews which led to our staying at the El Castanar in early June 2012.
Imagine being not so young anymore and having a tough work year behind you and wanting to enjoy some time in the mountains hiking and relaxing, before facing the heat and crowds of Granada, without having to stay in mountain hostels or hiker hotels.
After driving down a winding road and up a hill, you arrive at an attractive brick building with lots of land and trees, a gazebo, and a lovely old courtyard. Your guest room (one of 5) is large and impeccably clean, furnished with good taste, and the bath is incredibly well-appointed and also really large. From the windows, or stepping out on the balcony ringing the rooms, you see the mountains before you. At breakfast you are asked if everything is ok and if you need anything else. In the evening, after a long walk in the mountains, you sit with a cold drink on the sofas in the gazebo, feeling the breeze, and looking at the mountains. It is quiet. It is perfect.
Felix (our host because Encarna was away on business, but who left us a welcoming note) took great care of us. We (my husband even more than me since a lot of Spanish was spoken) enjoyed our conversations with him, sharing travel tales and photos, and listening to good music. The dogs and funny parrot contributed to the personal, friendly atmosphere. You get as much help as you need and as much privacy as you want. I can´t wait to visit again in another season.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

In may 2012 we spend 5 nights in Hotel El Castañar Nazari.
This lovely hotel in the Alpujarras combines the luxury of a Grand Hotel with the personal touch of a B&B. It is the perfect base to explore the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. The hotel has only 5 rooms which assures maximal attention. The rooms are really big and well equipped with a huge bed, a spacy bathroom and a good sofa with flatscreen TV. The interior shows a very tasteful and personal touch and there are supplies for disabled people. Breakfast is excellent., there is a minibar in the Comedor. The owners pay very much attention to their guests and do the utmost best to make you feel comfortable. They can provide you with a lot of information for trips and visits in the Alpujarras. This hotel is situated a few kilometers outside of Trevélez, the starting point of many walks an trekings, even to the top of the Mulhacen. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bubbenhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We have a place on the Costa del Sol. When we visit we like to visit different areas of our second country whilst we were there. This time we were looking for somewhere special - and boy did we find it!
It has all been said by previous visitors but our hosts Encarna and Felix and their beautiful enterpise deserve it being said again. I wanted something for my partner, Penny, to take her and us out of the "ordinary". Castanar Nazari itself and its location are equally stunning. Their hospitality creates an instant friendship and attention to their guests.The log fire that we found in our room after we retturned from dinner in Trevelez was thoughtful icing on an already superb "cake".
It will all be forever in our memory.
Tony Sproul, Warwickshire, UK. April 2012.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is a lovely rural hotel which feels more like a large B&B rather than a 'hotel'. The atmosphere is totally laid back and not stuffy. The owners (Felix and ??) are really accommodating and definitely go out of their way to be of help in every possible way. The accommodation is spotlessly clean and the rooms are large. On a cold evening the log burner was lit prior to our return from Trevelez where we had dinner - a very welcome personal touch. Breakfasts are very fresh and taken in a breakfasting room which is beautifully decorated with a huge log burning fire. The views are superb and Trevelez - famous for the best iberican ham is a 10 minute car journey away. i would recommend this hotel for long 'walking' weekends, week-end getaways and romantic breaks. May not suit children because of the long car journey to get there and the lack of 'child friendly activities' in the area.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Naperville, Illinois
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

Unfortunately we spent only one night at this beatutiful, special hotel. The owners are very friendly, talkative, ready to help the guests with information.
The view is wonderful!!! The rooms are huge. The breatfast was rich. The dogs are funny:)
We recommend this place to everyone!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Everything about this place is perfect! The owners are so welcoming and friendly. The rooms are done out beautifully, with great taste, and they are also very spacious and have great mountain views. The location is very central for touring around, and hiking, in the Alpujarras. Trevelez, the nearest town, is a lovely place to walk around and has good restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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St. John
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

This place is fantastic and the owners are warm hosts being thoughtful, entertaining and helpful.Great spot with good views a few miles from Trevelez. Perfect for those wanting a quiet rural setting. There are good walks and challenging hiking in the area. The owners have an extensive library and hiking information. The rooms are furnished tastefully with high quality furnishings. Everything is in perfect working order. Breakfast was outstanding. We stayed 3 nights and could have stayed longer. One of our all time favorites.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: Carretera a-4132 Km 39, 9 | Granada, 18416 Busquistar, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Busquistar
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Busquistar
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Hotel Class:3 star — El CastaNar Nazari 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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