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“The very best hotel in the Sierra Nevada” 5 of 5 bubbles
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El Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
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44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The very best hotel in the Sierra Nevada”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

Outstanding small hotel with direct access to the ski slopes. The best hotel staff so far encountered in Andalusia, all very friendly and continuously going beyond expectations. It is recommendable to choose half board as they serve excellent food in their restaurant. Only one point of criticism, they should turn the heating down at least a couple of degrees in the entire hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kees G
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Marbella, Spain
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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

I did not stay at Hotel but spent a couple of days on the terrace eating/relaxing! Amazing place, great views, comfy chairs! Ordered a beer which was delivered with dish of almonds! Great service with a smile. My son skied in direct from slopes for lunch. Excellent value and very good food. Well worth a visit

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TraceyMarbella
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spain
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights and I cannot praise the management , staff and all the facilities enough. The food was very good and the rooms smallish but perfectly formed and we had a great view over the terrace onto the ski slopes.
We will be back !

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SpainCampbell
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Harpenden
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We have Skied Sierra Nevada a couple of times and were pleased to see the Marbella Club Hotel had opened 'El Lodge'! Love the interior design combining ski chic and cosy ambiance with lovey staff. The games room was a great hit with our kids of 9 and 14 years of age. It is ski in ski out with a snug ski room. Food was fab international five star quality.
It is a traditional ski lodge made from logs so the rooms are not huge but have very nice bathrooms, decor and flat screen TV's.
We will be back for sure as it was a most relaxing stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

El Lodge us a superior hotel thas has made every effort to make a fantastic ski holiday. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much for them. The fondue and ski in terrace for lunch is superb. The decor is excellent and the spa very enjoyable.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lindagray64
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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

I stayed with my husband for four nights beginning of February 2013. From the very beginning we were treated wonderfully. The staff and the service in general is fantastic, which for me is the main criteria to evaluate a 5* hotel. The design of the hotel is great, they achieve the romantic mountain flair, while keeping it modern and cool. The food is incredible, the hot chocolate one of the best I ever had. Another big plus is the fact that you can ski right away from the hotel on to the Maribel slope. A ski rental is right in front of the hotel. You can leave your car at arrival and don't need it anymore until you leave. If you want a dinner out, they have their own shuttle service using luxury cars to bring you wherever you want and pick you up. I also loved the sun terrace with lounge music, which we used to have lunch on our skibreaks. They have an indoor and outdoor spa area and we almost never crossed other people, which is one of the advantages in staying in a small resort; it gives you the notion of exclusivity. In the end, a fantastic experience. We will be back!
On the down side, the only thing I can say is that our room was very small. It was compensated by a fairly spacious bathroom and the fact that we had the outdoor sauna, jacuzzi, swimming pool just in front of our room, which we used extensively. But if you come with kids, make sure to ask for a bigger room.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Astrid S
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Antwerp
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42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights at the hotel with 2 adults and 2 young boys. The best part of the hotel is the service - all the staff were great. And they went beyond to make our stay as good as possible - especially the shuttly staff - the receptionists - and also the restaurant sstaff for catering for our two young boys and their dinner wishes. The hotel has many great features and it is hard to single one out
the amazing terrace for lunch right on the slopes
the ski room which is great
the jacuzzi which is large
the view from the room - and the general furnishings of the room are very good

In all we had a great week - the hotel is great especially for experienced skiers who can ski in and out from the hotel. Thank you to all the staff of the hotel who made our stay great and we definately hope to back next year.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ddecourcy
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Property: El Lodge
Address: Calle Maribel 8, 18196, Sierra Nevada National Park, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Sierra Nevada National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Sierra Nevada National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — El Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Lodge is situated in Monachil, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, the most southerly Ski Resort in Europe. Its location gives guests direct access to the Maribel and Aguila slopes, so you can step off the terrace, click on your skis and hit the pistes. This exclusive hotel, a member of the globally recognised Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH), will officially re-open in December. Sierra Nevada regulars will affectionately recognise the ski retreat’s Alpine style building constructed from seasoned Finnish timber that blends seamlessly with its mountainous setting. ... more   less 
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