La Almunia del Valle, Granada
|Camino de la Umbria s/n, Monachil (8Km from Granada), 18193, Granada, Granada, Andalusia, SPAIN.|
Description: La Almunia del ValleLa Almunia del Valle is a rural country inn in Granada, Spain. Just 8 km. from La Alhambra, the city center, and 18 km from the ski station in Sierra Nevada in Monachil, La Almunia del Valle offers comfortable accommodation in an exclusive natural setting.
Once a historic country estate, La Almunia del Valle is now a unique family owned and run boutique hotel offering traditional quality cuisine and an authentic cultural experience.
Type of rooms: La Almunia del ValleThe rooms have views of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park. The beautiful valley can be seen from the terraces.
Room Facilities include free daily tea & coffee service, free minibar services (water and juices), heating, phone, digital TV, books in different languages, desk, hairdryer, personal hygiene kit, and air conditioner.
6 Standard Rooms without terrace.
5 Superior Rooms with terrace.
Maximum occupancy is 2 people per room. There is one bed (150 x 200 or 180 x 200) per room. Twin beds are possible. An extra bed can be added only for a child under 8 years old.
Additional information: La Almunia del Valle
Facilities and all services provided with them, including dining service, are for guests only.
Facilities and Services include outdoor parking, garden, outdoor swimming pool, living room, lounge with fireplace and library, bar or café, indoor dining room, and outdoor dining room.
Special services for people with disabilities.
Dining: exclusive for guests and must be booked in advance. They offer a daily set meal, which is fully prepared in the kitchen using fresh seasonal products from the province or neighboring areas such as: beans, artichokes, and different vegetables; fruit from tropical coast: avocado, mango, cherimoya, and let's not forget about the meat and sausage from the mountain, and the fish from the Motril coast. Diner must be booked in advance for 35 Euros per person, drinks not included and VAT not included. They have vegetarian meals and special meals for children.
Pool: The strategic location of the swimming pool allows the guest to relax while enjoying the landscape. Watch the stars from a terrace on a summer or spring night.
Green Policy: La Almunia del Valle, is committed to the environment so they left the largest area possible for gardens. The hotel is trying to avoid soft and short grass as this requires a lot of water, weeding, fertilizer and herbicides which pollute the soil and water. As an alternative there are native plants such as Spanish grass, strawberry tree, broom, jasmine, vines, ivy, myrtle and other aromatic plants; rosemary, sage, lavender, mint, thyme, etc., which are resistant to disease and require less water. Whenever possible the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides is avoided.
Grounds: The property (with a total of 13,000 m2) is located in the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and includes cultivated areas (olive trees, almond trees, and fruit trees), and a wild area (holm oaks, esparto grass, and herbs) that covers the hill where the building rises and protects it from the light coming from the urban centers.
Activities & Excursions: The spot called Los Cahorros has been remodeled in recent years: the suspension bridge was reformed to make it safer, three others were constructed and new tracks with stepped stretches were added. The area is very fashionable amongst rock climbers, who have marked out numerous upward routes in the steep rock faces of the River Monachil Gorge, where it is common to see them perform acrobatic feats.
Hiking Route: From the Portachuelos plots, crossing Los Cahorros until reaching the spot called Las Azuelas, returning along the area of the Cortijo del Cerrillo. Duration: On average it takes about two hours to cover the 5 kilometers that makes up the route. Environmental Value: The trip runs through the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, right on the border of the National Park. Points of Interest: One of the most typical features of this route is the suspension bridge of Los Cahorros, 63 meters in length, and a cave known as the Túnel de las Palomas (Tunnel of Pigeons).
Horseback Riding: Try a horseback riding lesson through the Park of Sierra Nevada. For any booking, please contact reception. During the tour you can enjoy the magnificent surroundings offered by the Sierra Nevada National Park. At only 5 minutes drive away or 20 minutes by walking.
Bicycle Hire: The Hotel has bicycles available to its customers. In addition they collaborate with a local company specializing in cycling in high mountains, offering a first class service to clients who want to mountain bike to unique places in the Sierra Nevada National Park.
Free service ticket to the Alhambra; Nazari Palaces, Generalife and the Gardens.
Booking services for a Flamenco show in the magnificent setting of Albaycin, restaurants in the area, with a view of the Alhambra, a unique experience.
Information about Tapas Routes in the old town of Granada.
Massage: at the hotel by professionals with experience and training. Reservation required.
Olive Oil Tour in Granada: A nice half day excursion, where you visit a mill from the fifteenth century, enjoy tastings, visit villages and olive trees. Pick up by bus from the hotel. Reservation required.
Distance from the hotel to the airport 12 miles
Distance from the hotel to the train station 5 miles
Distance from the hotel to the bus station 0.62 miles
Distance from the hotel to the taxi stop 0.62 miles
Distance to downtown 5 miles
Distance to the nearest urban center 0.62 miles
Number of rooms: 11
Official category: Rural Boutique Hotel: 3 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2002.
Period of closure: from Dec.09, 2013 to Feb.06, 2014.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French.Smoking policy: Under Spanish law, smoking is not permitted inside hotels and restaurants.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard.
Restaurant closed: Sundays. Restaurant open Mon - Sat.
How to get here:
1A. From Malaga airport take A92 to Granada, 7 miles before arriving to Granada, exit Santa Fe-Granada towards Granada-Sierra Nevada beltway.
1B. From Granada airport take the BELTWAY.
2. From the beltway take EXIT NBR 132: Ronda Sur - Alhambra - Sierra Nevada.
3. At Ronda Sur, take the EXIT NBR 2: Monachil, A4028 road, which continues on GR3202.
4. Follow the signs to MONACHIL CASCO ANTIGUO (town), GR3202 road, you will pass by a residential area (Barrio de Monachil), pay attention and don't leave the road, there is a sharp curve to the left that leads to confusion! Don't go right, that is the Barrio. You will arrive to the town at km 5,200 of this road.
5. Upon arrival to the town, Monachil Casco Antiguo, follow the signs to La Almunia del Valle, you have to go to your right at the end of the town; the river goes to your left. They are less than 1 mile away from the town in CAMINO DE LA UMBRIA.
Warning: it's a narrow mountain road (it's asphalted, not a dirt road). At the access there are wooden signs indicating La Almunia del Valle.
GPS Coordinates: 37° 7' 20.64'' N 3° 32' 0.73'' W
Nearest airport: Granada (Federico Garcia Lorca) - 12 miles