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El Amparo

Calle Jose Milena Santa Cruz del Comercio, Granada, Spain (Show map)
4.8
9 Reviews
€ 80 - € 95
per night

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About

A luxurious and welcoming retreat with spectacular views over the National Park, and close to Granada & the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort. The old Cortijo has been transformed into a stunning B&B with a wealth of exposed timbers and vaulted ceilings. Within the grounds is a 15 metre pool,a jacuzzi kept at a constant 35°C,and a petanque court. A garden, sun terrace, patio and numerous other areas for relaxation surround the house, whilst "complimentary" mountain bikes are available for the more energetic. El Amparo is ideally placed for exploring the history of Al-Andalus with Seville,Cordoba and Antequera easily accessible for day trips.

Rooms & Rates

Marron

This is a spacious ground floor room with a beautiful beamed ceiling, luxury en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain-head power shower, complimented by artisan Andalucian tiling and marble architecture. Marron can be a single, twin or triple room and is ideal for individuals and groups alike, as it has 3 separate beds. Being on the ground floor it is ideally situated for the pool and courtyard. Marron also has a TV and DVD player, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, and an in-room refrigerator containing complimentary bottled water and fresh milk. A selection of cold beers and soft drinks are also available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Amarillo

This room has been designed to offer easy access to everyone by having oversized doorways. As well as being a spacious room it has great charm in its beamed ceiling, with wood reclaimed from the original farmhouse. There is a luxury en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain head power shower, complimented by artisan andalucian tiling and marble architecture. Amarillo can be a single, double or triple room and is ideal for parents with a single child, as it has a double and single bed. There are tea and coffee making facilities and an in-room refrigerator containing complimentary bottled water and fresh milk. A selection of cold beers and soft drinks are also available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Azul

Situated on the first floor, here is a room with a pitched roof ceiling making stunning use of the architecture of the building. It is light and airy, catching the early morning sun, whilst still retaining its charm with a wealth of beams and a balcony overlooking the pool and surrounding countryside. There is a luxury en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain head power shower, complimented by artisan Andalucian tiling and marble architecture. Azul is a double-bedded room with an over-sized bed for those who require more spacious accommodation. There are tea and coffee making facilities and an in-room refrigerator containing complimentary bottled water and fresh milk. A selection of cold beers and soft drinks are also available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Verde

Another first floor room, probably having the most intricately designed beamed ceiling, being on the apex of the house. The balcony overlooks the garden and surrounding hills and valleys and is bathed in sunlight in the early morning. There is a luxury en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain head power shower, complimented by artisan Andalucian tiling and marble architecture. Verde can be a single, double or triple room and offers flexibility for families and couples alike. There are tea and coffee making facilities and an in-room refrigerator containing complimentary bottled water and fresh milk. A selection of cold beers and soft drinks are also available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Turquesa

This romantic room on the first floor faces west and catches the spectacular sunsets. The view from the balcony spreads right up the valley to the mountains beyond, making it an ideal setting for a sundowner prior to dinner, or for a cosy night in. Naturally, this is a double-bedded room, capturing the ambience of the environment. It has a more spacious luxury en-suite bathroom with large walk-in rain head power shower, complimented by artisan Andalucian tiling and marble architecture. There are tea and coffee making facilities and an in-room refrigerator containing complimentary bottled water and fresh milk. A selection of cold beers and soft drinks are also available.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Rojo-family suite

This room was designed with the help of our son. Whilst researching El Amparo we stayed in many rural hotels and bed and breakfast, using their family rooms. Consequently we have first hand experience of what we believe to be the best for both children, or teenagers, and parents. Rojo comprises two separate rooms, one double room and one twin, connected by your own “private” internal hallway and door. This not only gives security for younger children but peace and privacy for parents and teenagers alike. The children’s room has two individual beds and also its own outside entrance door. Thus teenagers can come and go without disturbing their parents. This door can remain locked for added security for younger children. There is a DVD player, plus a selection of games and books suitable for all ages. Both rooms share a luxury en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain head power shower, complimented by artisan andalucian tiling and marble architecture. Within the parents’ room are tea and

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.4

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Perfect andalucian retreat!

4.8 on March 24, 2013

Planning a holiday is always a bit of a gamble but after scouring the internet we stumbled over this B&B on this website. Although the weather was very wet we had great accommodation at El Amparo and it was lovely coming back to a roaring log fire in the evening. The lounge area is ideal to chill out after a long days sightseeing, and chat over your day with a glass or two of Rioja!. We were pleasantly surprised by the accommodation for although this is a bed and breakfast, the quality of the fittings and spaciousness of the rooms would have put many "boutique" hotels to shame. The underfloor heating was unbelievable! Breakfast was good and although we only took one evening meal during our stay the portions were plentiful and the moorish influences very mouthwatering. Our hosts were brilliant, helpful and knowledgeable without being "in your face" and nothing seemed too much trouble. We wished we had arranged our trip differently, because we would have stayed longer if we hadn't already booked accommodation elsewhere. Never mind, we will return!


Everything awesome!

4.6 on June 07, 2012

Stayed May 21-28 2012. We cannot say enough good things about our stay here. This is the perfect B & B....out in absolutely heavenly countryside full of olive groves and natural beauty. Perfect attentive service, attention to detail in decor, fixtures, grounds, you name it! , friendly and helpful staff, excellent breakfast, great choice of wines & spirits......if we were going to design the best B & B we could imagine, El Amparo already did it! We were absolutely pleased with every detail and part of our stay. Jeff (and Sally although we missed her that week) obviously love what they do and it shows in every day of our stay there.


Great Bed-Great Breakfast-Perfect for all the family

5 on April 22, 2012

There are 2 important elements to staying at a bed and breakfast. The "Bed and the Breakfast". El Amparo is excellent on both counts. I can't remember when I slept in such a comfortable bed, enveloping , warm, snug and also firm enough to support anyone. Breakfast was also perfect, at least 5 different fresh fruits, and an array of cereals, meats cheeses, cakes and breads..... . We spent a week here , and even though the weather was unsettled, there was plenty to keep the kids occupied. The DVD player in the kids room was an instant hit, which meant we could enjoy an evening meal and a relaxing drink , whilst the children could pop to their room and watch a movie. Jeff and Sally went out of their way to help us enjoy our stay and their knowledge of Granada, Cordoba and Seville meant we didn't miss out on any of the sights. We spent 2 weeks travelling through Spain and this has to be our number one destination.


Our perfect B&B

5 on January 20, 2012

This was our perfect B&B-or Retreat. El Amparo is certainly a mixture of both. It has all the charm of a Bed and Breakfast with that homely feel, but it also has the efficiency and quality that you would expect from a smal boutique hotel. Sally and Jeff have created a haven of tranquility in the heart of the countryside, where nothing seems too much trouble.This is the place you use as a bench mark for anywhere else you stay! The rooms are clean, spacious and the bed was enveloping and comfortable. The bathroom was spotless, and using the shower made it a pleasure to get up in the morning. We could access our bedroom 24 hours a day without entering the main house, which meant we disturbed no one returning after midnight. The spanish like to party late. We ate sveral nights at El Amparo and thankfully they serve dinner earlier than most of the local restaurants, which is a blessing after a long day out . Saying that, we ventured out a couple of times to sample the local cuisine, returning for a nightcap whilst watching the moon from our balcony. If you are staying here for your holiday you will not be disappointed and if you are thinking about it, don´t wait, book it !


Visiting Andalucia? then you must stay here!

5 on November 08, 2011

We surfed the internet and stumbled over this hotel/B&B and what a find. El Amparo is an incredible oasis in the middle of nowhere yet only 25 minutes from Granada. It seemed to offer exactly what we needed, but on arrival we realised the website barely touched the surface! For us the location was breathtaking and the tranquility and peace of the place was a breath of fresh air after arriving from Madrid. Jeff and Sally have created a haven to escape to, and after listening to their stories in finding this location, there search was worthwhile. We spent our days visiting Granada and Cordoba and also visited the coast, which was surprisingly close. We searched out the Chiringuito bar Sally and Jeff recommended and the fish cooked over the open boat was delicious. I can still smell the charcoal burning! The rooms at El Amparo are very spacious and the beds incredibly comfortable. Breakfast is a delicious buffet of fresh fruit, fresh bread and croissants, plus meats and cheese. There was also cereals and cakes on offer, but one can only consume so much! We wish we could have stayed longer! Many thanks Jeff and Sally for a delightful few days.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Village

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Cordoba-Mezquita, Sevilla-Alcazar, Caves of Nerja, Granada-Alhambra Palace, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Ski area, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer , Under floor heating, Rain head power showers, Bar, Honesty Fridges, Petanque Court, Luxury satin striped bed linen

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Wet bar, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3.00pm
  • Check Out:: 11.00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% deposit required at time of booking - non refundable, or held against future booking for the same year
  • Cancellations: If booking is cancelled the deposit of 25% is non refundable, or held held against a future booking for the same year

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Jeff and Sally Webb

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

OUR INTERESTS-Walking, Skiing, Cycling, Swimming, and most importantly, Retail Therapy in Granada(we have the info)

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8.00am-10.00am by arrangement
  • Serving Location: Outside patio area during the warmer months, normally April to September, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


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Calle Jose Milena , Santa Cruz del Comercio, Granada, Spain (Show map)

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