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“Heaven on Earth”
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El Amparo
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed for six nights as a group of 10 for a friend's "big" birthday. We therefore had the whole place to ourselves - rather like having the most perfect large private villa but without having to lift a finger! So beautifully designed with plenty of sunny and shady spaces for everyone. Fabulous food (I already have several of their recipes) and superb, discreet service from the wonderful Jeff and his helpers. I could not recommend it more highly, particularly if you can take it exclusively. As for the location, I can only suggest you find out for yourselves!

Room Tip: First floor rooms will benefit from views of the beautiful surrounding countryside but all are lovel...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We were made to feel very welcome even though we arrived 3 hours later than scheduled! Large and comfortable rooms, food excellent. The owners provided routes for both cycles and running. Would definitely recommend

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Fabulous B&B, in an amazing location.
Lovely rooms (we had the family suite) which was perfect for travelling with our 4 year old.
The owner Jeff couldn't have done more for us, and was the perfect host.
The only small grumble would be that the drinks/ snacks/food prices were on the steep side.
Beautiful location, lovely accomodation and would definitely return.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank GabPenn
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

we arrived late and after several phone calls and directions finally arrived to a delicious meal. Accommodation was superb the beds were heaven, great place just wish we had longer there. A great place to base yourself and explore REAL SPAIN

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

El amparo represents a little oasis in the desert. Remotely located, it offers most of what a larger hotel offers. It is immaculately clean and benefits from extremely close attention to detail from its owners. The beds and pillows offered extreme comfort in large, comfortable rooms. Meals are served in an idyllic courtyard setting with panoramic views.
Jeff, the host is knowledgeable and happy to make suggestions on activities, places to visit and generally how to get the most out of your stay, and yet his style is also unobtrusive so that guests can decide how much privacy and independence they wish to have.
The swimming pool and jacuzzi represent major plus points.
There is little to complain about, perhaps just having to pay quite dearly for a poor wifi service.
Overall, the experience for us was extremely positive, very good value, quite luxurious and genuinely a little oasis of beauty and tranquility in a region where rest and relaxation are assured.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

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...

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

Having decided at the last minute to escape the English 'Summer' we stumbled across the El Amparo web site and thank heavens we did. Although familiar with this lovely corner of Andalucia our stay at El Amparo was a revelation. Utter peace and quiet, surrounded by wonderful rolling countryside and a terrace with sunsets to die for. This is a small Bed and Breakfast with Dinner as an option if required. As the property is fairly remote we chose to eat 'in' for 7 of our 10 nights, and although there was no choice of menu, Jeff's cooking was excellent and we enjoyed every meal. We knew that this was going to be a special place from the moment we turned off the little road from Santa Cruz onto the uneven track (re-surfaced the day we left!) leading to El Amparo. First impressions just got better as we settled in to the excellent facilities, from a lovely large en suite room, fabulous pool, hot tub and best of all the beautiful west facing terrace where we enjoyed many an evening putting the world to rights over a drink with fellow guests, whilst the sun sank gracefully below the distant hills. As a host we could not have wished for better in Jeff Webb, for whom nothing was too much trouble and we reluctantly left for home feeling well and truly spoilt. You can be as active or as lazy as you wish at El Amparo, with mountain bikes for the more active and a huge array of fascinating walks should you so chose - do ask about the railway walk from Zafarya - not to be missed. It is always difficult to do justice to a place like this on paper, so my advice would be simply, to go and see for yourself. You will not be sorry.

Room Tip: Ask for an upstairs room, they have wonderful views.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Amparo

Address: El Amparo | Calle Jose Milena, 18129 Santa Cruz del Comercio, Alhama de Granada, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Alhama de Granada > Santa Cruz del Comercio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz del Comercio
Price Range: £108 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — El Amparo 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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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