This is a great little rural hotel set up in the mountains close to the Sierra Nevada. I have stayed here twice, first in August 2006 and in June of this year.
The standard rooms with the balconies are the best in my opinion, but take a jacket as it gets pretty cold in the evening even in August. Last time we stayed in the upgraded room which has the best views and a jacuzzi bath. Yes the views are amazing, but you dont have a balcony to sit outside other than at the front. I don´t think its worth the extra money apart from the size, bathroom is a little dated too.
The pool looks nice, but I have not been in. There are a few sunloungers to relax too. Breakfast in the morning is served alongside the pool, buffet style. Not a great choice but fairly standard in Spain.
There are some great little bars in La Zubia itself, only a 10 minute drive away, and of course you get a free tapas every time you order a drink..
I havent eaten in the hotel, but the owners are very friendly and she offered to cook us a menu of the day if we wanted. there is a restaurant close to the hotel as well although it has been closed both times I have visited.
One tip, if you want to visit the Alhambra book in advance!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Balcón is located between the Alhambra and the Snow, in the heart of Sierra Nevada Nature Reserve, at an altitude of 1.250 meters and just 9 kilometers far from the monumental Granada. It is surrounded by a pine grove, there are some wonderful views….… A paradise!You will find a family and personalized manner as well as the services and comfort of a modern holiday resort. There are a swimming pool with a summer terrace, and a spacious and comfortable lounge where to spend some pleasant and warm winter evenings thanks to its fireplace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Balcon De Las Nieves La Zubia, Spain - Andalucia