It's a beautiful area and we had come for a taster visit and to admire the almond blossom. We had chosen the wrong year, it has been very cold, but we were given a wonderfully warm welcome. We were shown past the plants, up the stairs past many paintings and along a cold corridor to our room, where the air conditioner was set to heating and there was an electric heater thoughtfully provided in the bathroom. I should mention the towels, which were nice and fluffy.
The room was large, colourfully and tastefully decorated and with a lovely view across the valley. Besides paintings and books everywhere, there were little things to delight in unexpected places, the hooks on the bathroom door were on little painted blocks of wood, and I couldn't help noticing the care taken to make the high chair attractive to its likely occupants.
Victor was very welcoming, as, indeed, was everyone we met, we couldn't have had kinder or more considerate hosts. This attention rose well above the call of duty when we awoke to a carpet of unexpected snow. We were reassured that we could stay as long as we needed to, and Victor spent a lot of time checking weather reports, and when the sunshine melted enough snow on the village road to make us think we could leave they took care to ring the garage on the top road to check that the snow plough had been. It had, so in a final act of kindness the snow on the car was cleared and we were able to leave, wishing only that we had booked ourselves in for a longer stay.
I forgot to mention the bed, extraordinarily comfortable, where we felt as snug as bugs in a rug!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Hotel at 1000 meters high over the Mediterranean sea level. With spacious and very comfortable rooms. Outer rooms with terrace or balcony and views to the countryside. Cafeteria available. Breakfast buffet. Lunches, dinners for organized groups are served prior reservation. The hotel has available a business meeting room and for celebrations. Two hectares of large gardens and an outdoor swimming pool of saltwater. Located in the Sierra Nevada National Park, La Alpujarra de Granada, Spain. The Hotel is certified as office information point of the National park, for trails and general information. It is specialized in the attention of walking holidays groups,and as a resting hotel in the summer months. The hotel has free Wifi for guests in the public areas. We put in contact with the clients with the companies of activities in nature, that allow the clients to make them with or without guides, such as trekking, photography, horseback riding, downhill cycling from the high Mountain, (high mountain bike slopes), observations and geological visits, observation of endemic flora and butterflies, birds of Sierra Nevada (birdwatching), astronomical observation courses , painting courses. ... more less
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