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El Amparo

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Camino de Rosa de Los Llanos, 18129 Santa Cruz del Comercio, Alhama de Granada Spain
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El Amparo is a relaxed Luxury Bed and Breakfast set in rolling countryside close to Granada and the Spa town of Alhama de Granada it offers lovely rooms, a large pool area and great food. It's a great place to stay to enjoy local activities such as Mountain Biking, Hiking, Horse Riding or swimming in the local lake at Los Bermejales. We have just added 5 new spacious suites to the property and We are looking forward to welcoming you in 2019 !
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Free parking
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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English, Spanish, Dutch
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Ray R wrote a review Oct 2019
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Absolutely beautiful venue! Jodie and Nick have made substantial improvements since my last visit four years ago. Our dinner was outstanding Jodie was very gracious in escorting us into her village to get a tire repaired. Highly recommend the Lemon Tree which is only 45 minutes from Granada but situated in the beautiful countryside surrounded by almond and olive trees.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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John R. wrote a review Oct 2019
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We went their for some peace and quiet for our wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed. Nick and Jody were great hosts and the countryside surrounding El Amparo is stunning. The beds were so comfortable which is unusual in Spain. We will certainly be back (return now already booked).
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Ja D wrote a review Sep 2019
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El Amparo is a nice country hotel situated in a valley 60 minutes away from Granada. Jody & Nick manage the hotel. They renovated it and bulit a second wing, making it a 10-room hotel. We had a nice stay at el Amparo. However, there were quite some ‘buts’. Pleasant: - Flexibility: the hosts are flexibel. We could prolong our stay with a call just 2 days before checkin. We also got a meal served when all restaurants were closed at 9pm in Alhama. - Beautiful views on the Andalusian landscape - Nicely renovated rooms - Clean rooms and every day new towels - Quiet location - Big pool - Amenities like a whirlpool, free parking, free water brought up to the room every day, books & DVDs to borrow Improvement potential: - Breakfast: for the luxurious hotel el Amparo claims to be the continental breakfast buffet is rather small. There are no croissants, you have to pay extra for orange juice, there is only one kind of cheese, fried eggs are not offered and the variety of cold cuts is small. Given that it is a 4-star hotel, the breakfast should be more generous. - Rather expensive extras: a glass of red wine that you buy at the supermarket for 7€ costs up to 9€ (however, the serving is generous). Also the ‘gourmet pizzas’ are rather expensive, costing 15€. Given that they are pre made pizzas with some toppings of your choice. A bottle of Freixenet cava costs 15€, in the store you get it for 5€. - Pool: the temperature is too cold and the cleanliness is not always the best, with their cats and their dog drinking out of it. - Jody and Nick are often either not available (siesta from 3-6.30 pm) or out of the house, leaving the guests alone. So if you want a bottle of wine you either have to wait for them or you take the car and drive to the gas station in Alhama (15 min). Many hotels solve that with a nice pool bar. But in el Amparo the pool bar is merely a small fridge with some water, soft drinks and beer (all rather expensive). - Remoteness: the beautiful views also come along with the remoteness of the hotel. You need a car. Granada is an hour away and is the only place with a big variety of restaurants and bars. All in all it is definitely a nice hotel in a beautiful landscape but it is not what you would expect from a rather costly luxury retreat.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from NickandJody, Owner at El Amparo
Responded Nov 3, 2019
Hi Ja D, Thank you for your review, it's always good to address guest concerns, and make improvements ! Firstly breakfast, we do offer fried eggs or omelettes so we apologise that was not clear, we am in the process of making up a little sign for next season ! We decided to offer a selection of pastries rather than Croissants, as we try and be as relaxed as possible with guests times for breakfast and found that Croissants tended to go hard quite quickly, but we will perhaps revisit that decision for next year. It should also be noted whilst we try as much as we can to provide our guests with extra services to make their stay as enjoyable as possible, it is very important to know we are a Bed & Breakfast with 8 rooms, that tries to provide more, and not a 4 star hotel. Please let us know if you have seen a listing where it says we are a 4 star hotel and we will get them to correct it, as we can see that would be confusing. We are quite often out shopping and we do take a siesta each day :-) As far as the wines are concerned, we try and offer a wide variety which we have carefully selected and does involve quite a bit of running around in Granada wine shops, we do have a €9 wine Reserva, for a large glass ( 1/3 of a bottle ) but also have very nice house wines for €4.50, we try and provide a variety. The newly tiled swimming pool is not heated currently, as we just finished the refurbishment of the entire pool area we hope to have a heater and thermal cover fitted for next year, at the end over the season in Late September it can get a bit brisk ! So this is on our list. As far as cleanliness we have a very sophisticated UV filtration system, the pool water has passed through our reverse osmosis filter (you are swimming in drinking water :-) ) and the water is crystal clear the whole year round. We have not noticed the cats taking a drink but we'll see what we can do there ! The honesty bar by the pool with drinks from €1-€2.50 is there for convenience, again we can see if you thought we were a 4 star hotel you would have different expectations so we apologise for that, every year Jody and I try and make improvements to the property, maybe one day we will be a 4 star hotel but for now we are just a rural guest house constantly striving to add extras , so we thank you so much for your feedback.... Best regards Nick & Jody x
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Lynda M wrote a review Sep 2019
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We highly recommend this place. It had everything for a totally relaxing 3 days. The room was spacious and comfortable, the pool area was well maintained, breakfast was great, beautiful views, evening meal for 30 euros was excellent value (3 courses). Nick and Jody were great hosts and very helpful. The B and B is off the beaten track but quite close to a small town. Granada is an easy drive away. We hope to return one day 😆
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Aine & John wrote a review Sep 2019
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Despite the weather we have a great relaxing stay and Jody and Nick were the ultimate hosts. Attention to detail excellent. Compliments also to the chef who produced fantastic dinners and his partner desserts! . Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$143 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaProvince of GranadaAlhama de GranadaSanta Cruz del Comercio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Amparo
Which popular attractions are close to El Amparo?
Nearby attractions include CENTRO DE INTERPRETACIÓN ALHAMA DE GRANADA (4.3 miles), centro de artesanos alhama de granada (4.3 miles), and Iglesia Del Carmen (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Amparo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at El Amparo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at El Amparo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at El Amparo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Amparo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar El Tigre, Casa Ochoa Tertulia Bar, and La seguiriya.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Amparo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Amparo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Amparo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is El Amparo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz del Comercio.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Amparo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Is El Amparo accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.