This was our second visit to El Amparo. We had a fantastic time a few years earlier and were desperate for a relaxing break in a stunning setting, so there was no debate about where to go!
To say that this place is a hidden gem is an understatement... Set in rural Andalucia, away from the tourists, you can experience real Spain here. El Amparo has breathtaking views of rolling hills, with the Sierra Tejedas in the distance. If you want, you can visit nearby Granada, or further afield Cordoba. There is loads to do nearby. The nearby town of Alhama de Granada is definitely worth visiting (tapas at El Tigres is a must!). Or, if you are feeling lazy, like us, you can simply spend the entire time you are there horizontal by the huge pool, watching the eagles sore above (and occasionally see a golden oriole whizz past)!
Jeff is a fantastic and friendly host, cooking wonderful meals, offering expert advice on local restaurants, and importantly, is an excellent maker of G&T's! His friendly nature and enthusiasm really make this place so special.
We often had the place to ourselves (particularly as most other guests were more adventurous than us!), but even with others there, it is large enough to have total privacy. We met some lovely guests whilst we were there. Having a drink under the porch, overlooking the rolling hills is simply incredible.
There is air-conditioning available in the rooms now (the rooms are cool anyway, but this is a great thing to have), and importantly for us there is also wi-fi too. It is only an hour from Malaga (40 mins from Granada) so is very easy to reach.
We thought it would be impossible to top our last visit here, but somehow it was even better! You simply have to go...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NEWS! We are now closed until April 28th 2018, for extensive upgrades, we will be adding several new suites, a steam room, a gym, and a massage / spa area, hope to see you next year ! N&J El Amparo is a relaxed Luxury Bed and Breakfast run by Nick and Jody Day, set in rolling countryside close to Granada and the Spa town of Alhama de Granada it offers lovely rooms, a large pool area and great food. It's a great place to stay to enjoy local activities such as Mountain Biking, Hiking, Horse Riding or swimming in the local lake at Los Bermejales. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Amparo Province Of Granada/Santa Cruz Del Comercio, Spain