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Beautiful stay near Granada

This small hotel is about 20 minutes from the Ahlambra but is out in the countryside where all you hear are the birds. The view of the countryside from our room (#13) was floor to ceiling gorgeous. We could see it from our bed. We spent 5 nights here. It rained (unusual they tell me) 3 of those days but we were busy every day. Besides things to do in Granada (took 2 days) there is hiking right from your doorstep here. On a sunny day we took the Monachil-Cohorras hike which was a lot of fun and over 4 swinging bridges! (Mind you we are in our late 60s). One day we took a drive up into the Alpujarras and visited some beautiful villages there. Easy to do from this hotel. Although we didn't get to use it there is a beautiful swimming pool with grounds for refreshing. The breakfast here is very special indeed. The best we've ever had in all our stays all over Europe, Canada and U.S. The staff is friendly and helpful, happy to help you plan your days. This hotel is not a restaurant but they run a full bar all day long and will fix you dinner upon request. We ate twice there and the meals were the best we had on our trip. They don't skimp on quality and you will feel pampered while indulging on the beauty nature has to offer. The only caution I will add is that there are steps. We were fine with them but if you struggle with steps don't book here. Otherwise, don't miss this opportunity. You will love it!

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I think you omitted the name of the hotel. Your description was so glowing that i was going to look it up even though I don’t have a trip to Granda planned:)

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This post is for people looking for hiking ideas in Adalusia. We loved the Cohorras hike. (and we are 65 and 66) . We had a similar experience in Granada 4-6. Fortunately, the day we did the hike was beautiful.

I found a web site that really helped us plan all 5 of our hikes in the Andalusian area. I am putting it here for others that may be trying to research good day hikes. The five we did were El Caminita Del Rey, The Arab staircase, El Toreon (non listed on this site), El Satillo, and Monachil-Cohorras. El Caminita is more of an experience than a hike! All the hikes we did were well worth the time. I have no connection to this web site or the person who authors it, but it was so helpful!

If you click on "hikes" at the top, it will take you to more hikes.

El Toreon was a great hike, It does require a free permit that you need to get for the National Park Headquarters in El Bosque. This was the article that inspired me. It talks about getting the permit. However, I was not able to e-mail for reservations. I found out later that if you have Outlook or Yahoo, they don't work well in Spain. (I found this out when making a reservation for our Covid tests. They refused to accept reservations with those e-mails stating that they have a lot of trouble e-mailing results to them. I'm not sure if that is why my e-mail was returned stating that it could not be delivered because the place refused it. I asked at El Bosque, the woman said she didn't know why but it would have been refused by their server, not them.) I will say the delilvery failed notice was not the usual one I get when someone changes their e-mail) The testing place recommended Gmail accounts for e-mails. (I have one, just use Outlook)

Happy hiking!