It was our first time at Hotel California and it definitely won't be our last! An absolutely beautiful boutique hotel, with stunning views over the local town, amazing food, incredible hospitality and phenomenal paragliding!
We went a as a group of 7 paragliders and had a action-packed week of flying, with any down time filled with delicious tapas/food. The people who run the hotel (Dirk and Tracy) are extremely knowledgeable about the local area so trust their judgement on any flying / cultural activity / dining experience they recommend.
Flying was adventurous, exciting and safe. It literally was the "best day ever" every day... We can't wait to go back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel California is a small and friendly hotel catering for people who simply like the idea of a small, cosy hotel where they are made to feel welcome and 'at home' as opposed to large touristic establishments.It also caters for people who are participating in a some kind of sport, be it paragliding, hang gliding, scuba-diving, mountain biking, on holiday, on their own, or with partners, friends or family. Ideal as a base, it is on the doorstep of some of the best Paragliding sites on this coast, five minutes from the town of Almuñécar and its beaches. It is close to several Dive Centres, to many other sporting facilities and only an hour and a half from the ski resort “Sol y Nieve” in the Sierra Nevada.The hotel California is stylishly decorated in Andalusian-Moorish style. An attractive rustic bar, lounge, dining room and terrace all offer superb views and a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. The terrace leading off of the dining room is an oasis of tropical plants.A buffet breakfast is served every morning and the bar opens every evening offering an interesting variety of meals, catering also for vegetarians.The rooms are spacious with a balcony, bathroom, warm terracotta tiled floors, mosquito nets and firm beds. The bar, dining room & lounge are decorated in a funky Spanish/Moroccan style. The balconies are south facing with a great view over the ‘old town’ of Almunecar to the sea. ... more less