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“Wonderfully welcoming atmosphere”
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El Amparo
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is far from my first visit to El Amparo. I keep coming back, and find it a wonderful place to work a little, rest a little, and relax a lot. I’ve just returned from a refreshing five day break and, as always, was welcomed by Jeff and Sally like an old friend. I’m a solo visitor, and get great pleasure from a spotless, spacious and comfortable room, with a gorgeous shower and a fridge for cool drinks. There’s heating or air-conditioning throughout, and a collection of books, DVDs and games for guests’ use. The swimming pool has beautiful views – in fact, there isn’t any part of El Amparo that doesn’t have a lovely, distant view. You can listen to the smaller birds’ songs and, if you’re lucky, spot eagles soaring above. The coffee is delicious, the food is great - I love the Moroccan chicken dish Jeff makes – and local food is used wherever possible. In fact, Friday’s soup was made from asparagus handed over the fence from the farm next door!

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Our family of 4 stayed here, mainly so we could visit Granada. It proved a peaceful and beautiful location with excellent rooms and facilities, made all the more special by our wonderful host, Jeff. We loved it so much, we have booked a return trip!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

What can I say to make you go to El Amparo? I want to go back and have been telling everyone else I know they should go. If you want a totally relaxing break – this is the place for you. The property, first off, is pristine and so tastefully decorated right down to the cutlery and room key keyrings! It is welcoming and homely and completely comfortable in every way. Jeff is the perfect host – we were completely relaxed and at our ease within seconds of arrival which was quite a feat after having spent the day driving for the first time on Spanish roads! He is very helpful with recommendations for the area and is in tune with what his guests want - we didn’t even know ourselves that we wanted a nice cold drink brought to us in the outdoor hottub but when it arrived it seemed we did!! Activities included walks and cycles in the area on the bikes provided. There is a selection of routes to choose from with detailed directions provided. A highlight was a morning spent in the nearby outdoor springs, watching squirrels chase eachother in the trees overhead before returning for the delicious breakfast. Dinners provided were varied and excellent. Really unwound watching movies, reading and playing backgammon and scrabble. Oh another highlight is the house red! Would definitely return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

I stayed at this BnB with my wife and daughter. The location is rural, quiet and relaxing. The BnB itself is amazing, especially the architecture, and the level of restoration and rebuilding that Jeff went through to see it completed is commendable. The tiles have a story unto themselves but I’ll leave that to Jeff to explain.

The rooms were spacious, tasteful and clean. The bathrooms equally so. The service throughout our stay was excellent. Finding the location wasn’t the easiest, but once there it’s worth the trip.

It is a luxury BnB, and the service and quality of the location justify the cost.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

There are some places you visit that just make you feel at home. We found ourselves being treated like old friends who had been away. The place is clean and beautifully designed with the appearance of an old farmhouse with all 'mod cons'. We had planned to stay in the city of Granada but El Amparo is so convenient we spent 5 nights here and enjoyed everyone.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We spent 4 weeks journeying through France,Spain and Potugal, staying at a variety of hotels and B&Bs. But after one night at El Amparo we knew we had found our ideal. The place is set in rolling hills and countryside with amazing views in all directions. We had a wonderful room with a large comfortable bed and an amazing bathroom, with an invigorating shower-great for waking up in the morning!
Jeff and Sally run the property with just the right amount of attention to their guests, without being all over you. It was spotlessly clean with a large pool and jacuzzi. We always enjoyed breakfasts outside in the morning and somehow the goats and sheep would always be passing by, as we started on our first coffee. Ideal location only about 30 minutes from Granada.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed at El Amparo for a week at the beginning of April 2013. We were made extremely welcome by Jeff. The setting is extremely peaceful and is ideally located for visits to Cordoba, Granada and The Alhambra etc.

The room was extremely comfortable with underfloor heating and a small fridge stocked with cool drinks. The breakfasts were delicious made with fresh local produce. The optional evening meals were a real treat and a great opportunity to sample Jeff's cooking.

Nothing was too much trouble and there was a wealth of advice and information available about local walks and cycle rides and plenty of invaluable tips on where best to park in the local towns and cities as well as recommended restaurants. This all added to the pleasure of the holiday in general.

We would wholeheartedly recommend El Amparo, whether as a base for a rather packed itinerary as in our case, or in the warmer months, somewhere to sit by the pool and relax, walk and cycle. We'll be going back!

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  • Stayed: April 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: £110 - £164 (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):
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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