Cortijo del Marqués, Granada
|Camino del Marqués, s/n, Albolote (20Km from Granada), 18220, Granada, Granada, Andalusia, SPAIN.|
Description: Cortijo del MarquésLocated just 20 minutes from Granada with its world-famous Alhambra Palace, 50 minutes from the popular ski resort of Sierra Nevada and less than one hour from the Mediterranean coast, the exceptional location of the Cortijo del Marques makes it the perfect base for discovering the region of Andalucia. Come summer or winter, you can enjoy your favourite sports, or explore the region's rich cultural heritage.
The history of the Cortijo del Marqués goes back to the 15th century. When it was converted into a hotel in 2010 the new owners strived to respect the original aspect and character of the estate wherever possible. There is the square patio with its cobblestones and central fountain; the old horse stables converted to a large dining and sitting room; the 300 square meter storehouse with stone walls and exposed wooden trusses; interior and exterior spaces to organise anything from weddings to art exhibits. The church and the large fortified tower complete the peaceful setting and the sound of water complements the serenity of every corner of the place. Amenities include rooms with fireplaces, wood burners, enormous bathtubs, high wooden ceilings; a refreshing pool surrounded by rose bushes; and finally an "horno árabe" or Spanish kiln. The rooms in the main house preserve the atmosphere of the early 1900's with furniture, beds, and lighting from that time period. On the other hand, the rooms around the patio, for example, in the old stable, dovecote, granary, and oil storage area have been converted to ample spaces designed with often unusual original elements.
Type of rooms: Cortijo del MarquésThe hotel has 11 spacious bedrooms ranging from 40m2 to 108m2.
There are various indoor and outdoor spaces of various sizes to hold events; weddings, private parties, seminars etc.
La Cuadra (The Stable): a spectacular double room with the original wooden mangers fixed on its right wall. A small ramp to access the room and grab bars and shower seat in the bathroom make it suitable for the elderly or disabled.
La Carpintería (The Carpentry): Sitting area with two comfortable armchairs, two steps lead up to the bedroom with a beautiful four-poster bed and ensuite bathroom with shower. The carpenter's workbench serves as a desk.
El Torreón (The Tower): a romantic double room with sunlight flowing in through four large windows overlooking the surrounding landscape and the Cortijo's patios. Beautiful small bathroom with shower and bull eye's window.
La Señorial (The Stately): This superior double room used to be the room where past Cortijo owners slept and has been redesigned in its classical structure. From its small balcony it offers a great view of olive groves during the day and of starry skies at night.
El Mirador (The Lookout): Sunlit superior double room at the top of the tower with amazing views in all directions. High wooden ceiling and spacious bathroom with shower and freestanding bathtub. Access via a steep flight of stairs.
La Terraza (The Terrace): A spacious deluxe double room with a four poster bed and large bathroom with rain shower and free standing bathtub. The two French windows can be opened to a large private terrace overlooking the front courtyard and olive groves.
El Palomar (The Pigeon Loft): in this romantic suite the old pigeon niches are used to divide the 60m2 room into three areas - sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. A beautiful wooden floor, a stove and the original high wooden ceiling add to the charm of this loft.
El Granero (The Granary): an amazing 80m2 suite in the former granary of the Cortijo with a five metre high original wooden ceiling and stone walls. Other special features are a four-poster bed, a beautiful sitting area and a big heart-shaped bathtub.
La Iglesia (The Church): this 80m2 suite comprises a beautiful sunlit bedroom with views of the swimming pool, a sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and a recovered XIX century bathroom with a freestanding bathtub.
Los Aljibes (The Cisterns): this a spacious 108m2 family suite comprises a large main room with fireplace and four Roman columns and a spectacular bath built around gigantic earthenware wine jugs There is a separate room for those clients who come with children and want to keep their privacy.
La Casita (The Cottage): Separated from the main Cortijo building, this family duplex offers a sitting room with open fireplace on the ground floor and a 2 bedrooms and bathroom with shower on the second floor.
Additional information: Cortijo del Marqués
There are various living rooms, interior patios and courtyards with all the space you need to hold events; weddings, private parties, seminars.
Mountain Bikes, horse riding, walking, watersports.
Number of rooms: 11
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: XVI/2014.
Period of closure: from early January to mid-March, 2015.
Languages spoken: Spanish, French, English, German, Dutch.Smoking policy: Under Spanish law, smoking is forbidden inside hotels and restaurants. Smoking outdoors is permitted.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro.
Restaurant closed: from early January to mid-March, 2015.
GPS Coordinates: 37° 21' 16.66'' N 3° 38' 19.92'' W
Nearest airport: Granada Jaén (Federico García Lorca) - 30 km - Málaga - 140 km.