We are a family of 4, well-travelled throughout Spain, with 2 children age 12 and 14 who spent a weekend at La Era. The Hotel was delightful. I usually don't like to eat in Hotels, preferring to seek out some local restaurants, but the meals there were superb, and we knew going anywhere else would be a disappointment.
We took a bike ride from the pretty white village of Zuheros to Cabra and Lucena along a "Via Verde" which is a disused railway line through dramatic and beautiful countryside filled with spring flowers. It is downhill or flat all the way and easy for the children. The owners Raul and Davinia lent us their high-end mountain bikes and took us up to the top of the village to start, and picked us up at the end. Highly recommended, though I would advise ending at Cabra if you have children, to not make the trip too long. There is a great park there with a river where you can have a picnic lunch.
In the village of Almedinilla don't miss the Roman Villa. It is remarkably well preserved with mosaics and murals.
What really made the trip special was Raul and Davinia's exceptional hospitality and kindness, doing everything possible to make our stay there so enjoyable. If you want to combine a charming hotel, great food, beautiful countryside, sporting activity, historical sites, and a taste of Andalucian culture you could not do better than to start here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the "Hospederia la Era",in the Subbetica Mountains Natural Park, on the foothills of the Sierra del Albayate, where people once worked on the land with humility and lived on hopes and dreams, you can now enjoy our hospitality, tranquillity and friendship. Come and discover Andalusia. There are many reasons to visit, so many more to return.Our rooms, all with their own personality, greet you with the warmth and the charming tradition of Andalusian architecture, heritage of our Roman and Moorish past. Earthenware hand-made floors, authentic tiles and clay wash hand basins, lovingly restored wooden beams ... A harmonious blend of patrimony and all the comforts of our time: fully-equipped bathrooms, TV, Wifi, heating, air-conditioning ...Our restaurant radiates tradition: our homemade cuisine encapsulates Mediterranean textures, aromas, colours and flavours. Our Extra-Virgin Olive Oil with AOC, pillar of the Mediterranean diet, bonds our love and respect for the land, through an ever growing presence of organic products.Our wine cellar offers you a wide selection of Spanish "Appellations d'Origine" as well as cheeky local or regional suggestions.Relax, enjoy your stay with us.Comes the summer: cool off in the swimming-pool, get to know the surrounding area through bike rides or hiking trails, feel the magic of an evening on the moon-lit terrace ...When the seasons turn, there's just nothing like a friendly chat by the fireplace in one of our spacious lounges, a good book in the library corner, a guided visit to the olive grove during harvest (from November to February) or a tasting session of our liquid gold: discover our Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the "Appellation d'Origine Priego de Cordoba ", rewarded for its taste and quality year after year worldwide.Discover Andalusia: From our central location, you can visit the main attractions in the region without sacrificing the pleasure of a peaceful stay in our house. You'll be back in time for dinner.Explore Nature: Ancient olive groves alternate with Mediterranean forest in the heart of Andalusia: a thousand paths to walk, a thousand scents to perceive.Surprise yourself with Almedinilla: One of the most spectacular natural settings of the Subbetica region, where the successive encounters and clashes of different cultures that came before us is reflected in our rich legacy. With English-speaking guides, visit the Iberian settlement of Cerro de la Cruz, the Roman Villa "El Ruedo", declared of Cultural Interest and the Archaeological and Historical Museum, housed in one of the most emblematic buildings and sceneries of the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hospederia La Era Spain/Almedinilla, Province Of Cordoba