In Harmony with Nature: The La Almunia del Valle Journey

Escape to La Almunia del Valle, a captivating eco-boutique hotel harmoniously set within the serene expanse of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park. This idyllic retreat, a mere stone’s throw from the vibrant heart of Granada, offers a tranquil haven where sustainability meets unparalleled beauty. Owners José Manuel Plana and Patricia Merino ensure every aspect of your stay reflects their commitment to eco-conscious hospitality, providing a personalized experience amidst the breathtaking natural landscape.

From the moment you arrive, the enchanting views of the protected parklands invite exploration and relaxation alike. Just a short journey from both the historical allure of Granada’s city center and the adventurous slopes of Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, La Almunia stands as a gateway to diverse experiences.

Each visit is enriched by the hotel’s sustainable ethos, evident from the respectful restoration of its traditional Granada “Cortijo” to the locally sourced delights of its exclusive restaurant. Here, every detail, from the refreshing mountain water pool to the intimate dining terraces, is crafted to ensure your stay is not just a getaway but a journey into the heart of Andalusia’s enchanting landscape and culture.

Gary BurgessGary Burgess
18:06 22 Mar 24
Wonderful experience staying two nights for our wedding anniversary.Staff welcoming and helpful.Room clean, bed comfortable and views stunning.Food was excellent throughout our stay. Delicious dinners using fresh local ingredients.We will certainly return! Thank you for a great stay.
Abdulrahman RoomiAbdulrahman Roomi
21:27 03 Mar 24
La Almunia del Valle is a gem nestled in the heart of a breathtaking valley, offering guests an unparalleled experience of tranquility and natural beauty. The first thing that strikes you upon arrival is the warm and genuine hospitality extended by the owners and staff. They go above and beyond to ensure that every guest feels thoroughly welcomed, creating an atmosphere that's both inviting and intimate.Patricia, in particular, stands out as a gracious and charming host. Her attention to detail and genuine care for guests' experiences add a personal touch that makes the stay even more special. Beyond the exceptional service, the ambiance of La Almunia del Valle is one of pure relaxation and good vibes. It's a place where you can effortlessly unwind, letting the stress of everyday life melt away in the serene surroundings. The communal areas and rooms are thoughtfully designed, blending comfort with elegance, making every moment of your stay enjoyable.However, what truly sets La Almunia del Valle apart is its stunning location and the culinary delights it offers. The taste of their food, generated from the heart of Granada, is a testament to the rich culinary traditions of the region. Each dish is prepared with the utmost care, using fresh, local ingredients that reflect the flavors and heritage of Granada. Dining here is not just a meal; it's an immersive experience that complements the natural beauty and the serene atmosphere of the hotel.
Andre PoldermanAndre Polderman
23:07 19 Feb 24
Great place to stay when visiting Granada and Sierra Nevada. Very friendly people. Gave us lots of tips to do and visit. Dinner at the hotel is highly recommended. Love the 2 cute little doggies 🙃
Thy VoThy Vo
23:33 25 Nov 23
This was such a perfect little hotel for our honeymoon! We were so sad to leave and we're still talking about our experiences there. La Almunia had the warmest, most amazing staff and Patricia is such a gracious and charming host.Breakfast every morning was magical with the Mountain Views. We had dinner there three nights in a row because the food was so delicious and Jose, our server, made sure to take us on a wonderful journey pairing wine with our food.He's very humble but knows so much! We want to come back many times and bring our friends and family because this was how we were treated there. Thank you so so much!
Claudéric DemersClaudéric Demers
06:50 16 Oct 23
We had an incredible stay at La Almunia del Valle. It was a bit of a drive to get there, but well worth it. The rooms are very clean and modern with splendid views. The staff are kind and attentive beyond all expectations, and provided us with great recommendations of things to do in the area. The views from the breakfast and dinner area are breathtaking. There is a beautiful 10km hike that can be done from the hotel, it goes through the mountains and follows a river on the way back. This hotel was better than some 5 star hotels we have stayed at.
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Boutique Hotel
15 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • An eco-conscious oasis amidst Sierra Nevada's natural splendor
  • Intimate dining with locally sourced, sustainable cuisine
  • Serene outdoor pool, fed by pure mountain waters
  • Breathtaking views from every corner
  • Steps away from adventurous Sierra Nevada ski slopes
  • Enriching trails and hikes start right at your doorstep

 

 

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Rooms Overview

La Almunia del Valle's 15 rooms, a blend of traditional charm and modern elegance, offer spacious, light-infused retreats, each with a distinct personality. Many boast private terraces, where the beauty of Sierra Nevada can be admired up close. From kilim-style rugs and terracotta tiles to retro Barcelona chairs and sleek, white leather headboards, every detail enchants. The two latest additions feature stunning glass-fronted facades, allowing guests to awaken with the mountains' majestic dawn.

Double Room

2 guests Private pool View into the countryside View into the mountains

Each Double Room, nestled within La Almunia’s original structure, frames the Sierra Nevada’s splendor through its windows. Traditional in layout, these rooms offer either twin or a double bed setup, adorned with 100% cotton linens. Clear, bright wall colors and thoughtful interior touches ensure a warm, inviting stay. Modern amenities, including Wi-Fi and air conditioning, blend seamlessly with the tranquil mountain backdrop.

Double Room with Balcony

2 guests Balcony View into the countryside View into the mountains View into the pool

The Double Room with Balcony, set in La Almunia’s original building, offers guests a perfect blend of traditional aesthetics and modern design. Whether choosing a double bed or twin beds, comfort is ensured with 100% cotton linens against a backdrop of light, welcoming wall colors. Enjoy the serene mountain views from your balcony, complete with contemporary conveniences like Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a selection of teas and coffees.

Double Room with Terrace

2 guests Private terrace View into the countryside View into the mountains View into the pool

The Double Rooms with Private Terrace blend traditional charm with thoughtful, modern design. Featuring a comfortable double bed enveloped in 100% cotton linens, these rooms offer a cozy and warm ambiance complemented by light-colored walls for a bright and inviting atmosphere. Step out onto your private terrace to embrace breathtaking mountain views, complete with all the conveniences of modern living, ensuring a memorable stay.

Superior Double Room with Terrace

2 guests Private terrace View into the countryside View into the mountains View into the pool

The Superior Double Room with Terrace marries cosmopolitan chic with the essence of nature. Choose from king-size or twin beds, all dressed in 100% cotton linens. The unique, open shower concept pays homage to the luxurious Al-Andalus hammams. With a private terrace overlooking the mountains, modern amenities, and thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, serenity and comfort are guaranteed.

Services and facilities

Countryside
Eco-friendly
Modern design
Pet friendly (on request)
Traditional interior
Air conditioning
Bar
Garden
Laundry Service
Lounge
Non smoking rooms
Parking
Pool
Restaurant
Soundproofing
Sundeck
Terrace
Wellness services
Wi-Fi
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Taste the flavors

Breakfast

Begin your day at La Almunia with a breakfast experience where tradition meets the freshness of the land. Served at your table, indulge in a daily variety of locally sourced, fresh products, and homemade delights. From savory cooked dishes to sweet pastries, each bite is crafted with care, catering to all dietary needs upon request.

Restaurant

Dine at La Almunia’s exclusive restaurant, where tradition is served with a modern twist. Savor dishes rooted in Mediterranean culture, meticulously prepared with locally sourced, dignified ingredients like Pajuna beef from Sierra Nevada and fresh Andalusian coast fish. Each meal begins with a house appetizer, highlighting the homegrown olive oil. Advance booking is required to honor the hotel’s commitment to zero food waste.

About sustainability

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Like the roots of the fig tree, the property is constantly addressing many sustainable tourism areas and excelling in most fields.

  • Solar Energy Utilization: La Almunia leverages approximately 300 sunny days a year with solar and photovoltaic panels for water heating and electricity, reverting to traditional energy during less sunny, snowy winter months.
  • Ancient Water Systems: Utilizes "las acequias", a sustainable ancient irrigation system spanning 1000 km, vital for local ecosystems, agriculture, and preserving endemic species in Sierra Nevada.
  • Innovative Waste Management: Invests in aerobic bacteria septic systems for efficient organic waste recycling and is developing an irrigation system for reforestation efforts with CO2-absorbing trees.
  • Plastic Reduction Efforts: Has successfully replaced 80% of single-use plastics with biodegradable alternatives, continuing a committed battle against plastic waste.
  • Environmentally Respectful Architecture: La Almunia's restoration respects its environmental significance and architecture, with recent expansions maintaining this ethos and aiming to reduce the carbon footprint through reforestation.
  • Sustainable Food Practices: Enjoys a close relationship with local producers for sourcing traditional, slow-grown, seasonal products, and offering dishes inspired by Andalusian culture to guests.
  • Commitment to Sierra Nevada's Conservation: Works alongside local professionals and guides to promote sustainable tourism and conservation efforts within the Sierra Nevada National and Natural Park, sharing its natural treasures responsibly.

Explore the location

Nestled just 8 kilometers from Granada, Monachil offers an enchanting blend of culture and nature, making it a prime location for those drawn to both. La Almunia del Valle, situated in this picturesque mountain village, serves as a serene gateway to the vast expanse of the Natural and National Park of Sierra Nevada. With elevations soaring from 740 meters in the verdant Vega de Granada to the towering heights of Pico Veleta at 3,394 meters, this area boasts a rich tapestry of landscapes within its bounds, including the ski slopes of Sierra Nevada.

Monachil's heart pulses with historical allure, from the winding Calle Cuevas to the 15th-century parish church and the historic Casa de los Señores de Aragón. The village is a stone's throw from the Los Cahorros Gorge's dramatic vistas, the botanical wonders of La Cortijuela, and the ancient El Cerro de la Encina archaeological site.

A stone's throw away, Granada awaits with its legendary Alhambra, vibrant tapas scene, and welcoming locals. Beyond the city, the region unfolds into a tapestry of breathtaking coastlines, untouched mountain villages, and a kaleidoscope of colors and aromas. Sierra Nevada itself offers a sanctuary for adventure, home to unique biodiversity and landscapes that beckon hikers and nature lovers to explore its sunlit peaks and ecological treasures.

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