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“Best paragliding trip ever!”
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Hotel California
Ranked #6 of 16 Almunecar B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 10, 2014

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!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Great to hear you has a fab time!

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Just back from my second trip to Hotel California, I am already looking forward to my next visit! The place is nice and cosy, very comfortable and felt almost instantly at home by the warmest of all welcome by Dirk and Tracy. The rooms are very clean, en-suite with an individual balcony with sea view. It also has WiFi connectivity throughout the hotel including rooms. The food is amazing with a menu to choose from and with a very well stocked bar, we were absolutely pampered.

Dirk is an excellent Paragliding guide and will try 110% to get you flying, anywhere and anytime, in a safe environment and Tracy will make sure that there is a delicious Tapas waiting when you come back tired from flying! This is a paraglider's paradise!! Even for non-flyers, the hotel offers a very family environment with a fantastic accommodation.

Thanks again Dirk and Tracy for looking after us and look forward to be pampered again soon next year!

Rob/Germany

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Robinson S
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Dirk B, Propietario at Hotel California, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is my 12th trip in twelve years. Small friendly hotel, excellent service (Always), totally professional. A must visit.

If you are a paraglider pilot, Dirk will guide you to the hill and having you flying safely. Upon completion of an excellent days flying, Tracy will have TAPAS waiting on the bar in what can only be described as "A friendly and homely atmosphere".

Sat on the balcony with the sun shining down, sea views and sipping a cold one after a great day in the air is truly amazing and something I look forward to all year.

The whole experience is not to be missed.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Phil1970b
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Dirk B, Propietario at Hotel California, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Phil!

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

A great place to stay in a very friendly hotel. Dirk and Tracy are great hosts. Dirk is proberbly the best and safest paragliding guide and instructor in Spain. My second visit was even better than the first, I shall keep returning every year whilst dirk and Tracy are here... Thanks again

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Andy M
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Thank you very much!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

An absolutely lovely hotel..lovely hosts..very welcoming....lovely rooms...lovely food!
You can also go paragliding!
Ooh yes...loads of parking too!
And..you can also buy a teeshirt.
One of my 'little gems'...so please don't tell anyone!..Oh ok go on then!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

A legendary venue for paragliders as co-owner Dirk is a top flying guide, this is also a great place for diving or other aquatic sports. Outstanding service, outstanding food, great bar, great owners. We will be back for more!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2009

The Hotel California is located on the Costa Tropical, and there are beaches all around, and snorkeling/scuba diving options nearby. The owners, Tracy and Dirk, are very personable and generous in their recommendations and help planning your day. Dirk conducts parasailing trips, and so some of their hotel guests are their to use his guide services. This hotel is really for anyone wanting to have a visit to the southern coast of Spain, away from the highrises and overdeveloped touristy areas of the Spanish coastline. Almunecar is a smaller town with mostly Spanish travellers, and would appeal to travelers who like more immersion in the culture of the countries they visit. Tracy and Dirk really make this hotel special--it's as though you've reached an oasis in the desert. They are a pleasure to talk to.
The hotel decor is moorish-influenced, bohemian, with rich colors. The bar-lounge and patio are open to the air and very cozy for spending leisurely siesta time with the hosts. Breakfasts are very good, and a good price.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Address: Calle Malaga km 313, 18690, Almunecar, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Almunecar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Almunecar
Number of rooms: 10
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 

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