to reduce the consumption of energy.
‘Granada, where a medieval city meets the glorious mountains. ‘The Alhambra’ and ‘Sierra Nevada’ mountain range are a must-see, and the national park is ideal for long walks, horse riding and mountain biking.’
- Close to Sierra Nevada National Park
- Local & seasonal food
- Spectacular mountain & valley views
- Swimming pool for guests to enjoy
- Works with the local council for conservation efforts
- Renewable energy with solar panels
- Historical system of ecological & sustainable irrigation
- Eco-friendly cleaning products
- Refillable toiletries to reduce waste
- Check-in: 1:00pm
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Minimum stay: 1 night
Equivalent price per night: From $123 USD
Granada has a great mix of culture and nature to explore, it’s rich in medieval architecture as well as being close to the Sierra Nevada National Park.
Places of interest include:
- Sendero nuevo acceso a Los Cahorros Por cauce Rio Monachil – hiking trail with hanging bridges & mountain and gorge views, 4 min drive/15 min walk (1.1km)
- Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada, 30 min drive (13km)
- Generalife – summer palace, 40 min drive (15km)
- Granada Science Park (Parque de las Ciencas), 22 min drive (10km)
- Carmen de los Mártires – historic home with scenic gardens, 25 min drive (13.3km)
- Abadía del Sacromonte – hilltop medieval abbey with scenic views, 37 min drive (20.4km)
- Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, 38 min drive (23.5km) – open all year round
La Almunia del Valle is located in the city of Granada, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. This area is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, making for incredible views from the hotel.
- Distance from airport: Aeropuerto Federico García Lorca Granada- Jaén, 34 min drive (30km)
- Key attraction: The Alhambra (Palace), 23 min drive (12.6km)
- Nearby restaurant: Restaurante El Puntarrón, 6 min drive (1.9km), which serves local food
As part of what we do here at Kiwano we advise hotels that don’t meet the criteria on how they can reach the renowned Kiwano seal of approval, sharing knowledge; working tirelessly to get more hotels inspired to join the green movement.
EnergyThe hotel uses clean, renewable energy from solar panels to power some of the rooms. The lights are gradually being replaced by LED, and at night, some areas of the hotel use sensors
WaterA historical system of ecological & sustainable irrigation, one of the most extensive and best preserved in Spain. The irrigation system is through an Acequia (ditch), a community...Read More >>
operated watercourse which for centuries has helped the lives of its residents and the development of ecosystems; allowing the survival of the flora and fauna of this area. And thanks to them, the presence of endemic and endangered species has increased. The ditches in the Sierra add up to almost 1000km! Guests are encouraged to have showers instead of baths to reduce water consumption. Also, the swimming pool at the hotel uses water from the Sierra Nevada mountains and salt is used instead of chlorine.
WasteThere is a strict recycling policy where waste is separated into organic, glass, paper and plastic, as well as each room encouraging guests to recycle. The hotel is working to reduce the...Read More >>
amount of plastic they use by replacing all amenities to ones with zero plastic. They are currently researching and planning an on-site compost system.
ConservationThe care and protection of the environment has been the philosophy here from the beginning. The hotel works side by side with the Monachil council on conservation initiatives. These efforts...Read More >>
are shared with the hotel guests who are are informed about the work and the impact on the environment.
FoodThe dishes at La Almunia del Valle’s and the daily menu are made with local and seasonal products, the agricultural approach is one in which cares for the environment and recognises the...Read More >>
importance of sustainability. Local beef is served at the hotel; “Pajuna” cattle are raised in Sierra Nevada. The 13,000 m2 of La Almunia del Valle includes farmland with olive, almond and fruit trees as well as a slope of uncultivated land with oaks, esparto grass, pines, cypresses and herbs. And in March, April and May (spring season), they work mainly with vegetables from their Vega Granadina garden; with baby broad beans, spring onions, artichokes, cabbage, spinach and green asparagus.
Engage GuestsLa Almunia del Valle is currently working on this criteria, watch this space!
ArchitectureThe hotel is characterised by a sensitivity to the natural environment. It has been renovated on the basis of an old “cortijo”, a typical country property in Sierra Nevada, which were originally built with...Read More >>
absolute respect for its natural surroundings. They also maintained the main material of the original building, the stone. All of the roofs are flat, the main building is staggered at different heights adapting to the adjacent hill, offering beautiful views from each room of the mountains and valley.
HousekeepingCleaning products are eco-friendly. The hotel has handmade pots made by a local potter that are used for shampoo, shower gel and conditioners, these are refilled when needed to reduce waste...Read More >>
Guests are asked to inform the hotel when they want their towels to be changed, to reduce washing where possible.
Kiwano BonusBecause of the hotel’s efforts this year they have received a sustainability award. Awarded in recognition of their environmental commitment, La Almunia del Valle has collected in...Read More >>
Monachil the 1st edition of the “Estrella de las Nieves” Council award.
"Just a tremendous experience all the way around"
Incredible service is probably the thing we will most remember. The room, the views, and the food are all incredibly memorable as well. It's such a quiet, relaxing spot, and yet only 20 minutes from Granada and an hour from the Mediterranean beaches.
David, Google Reviews
"An absolute gem!"
The decor was lovely, with a large bath/shower tiled with blue iridescent tiles in a Moorish theme. The super king bed was extremely comfortable made up with sumptuous high quality cotton bedding.
Jane, Facebook Reviews
"Simply Superb Hospitality"
We loved everything about our stay at La Almunia from the friendly greeting on arrival to the genuinely warm farewell. Every single member of staff we encountered was helpful, cheerful and informative, taking time to talk. There is exactly the right balance between relaxed informality and outstanding service: hospitality spot on!
"Quite and romantic settings."
Beautiful setting for such a small Boutique Hotel. Loved the room and the food. Service was exceptional. Friendly and always smiling staff. Quite and romantic settings.
Nizar, Google Reviews
"What a wonderful hotel! "
Hidden away in the hills, yet surprisingly close to Granada. Intimate and yet with every facility one could wish for. Many lovely shared spaces and yet the rooms offered all the privacy of a home. The owners are a delight and could not have been any more attentive or helpful. And the view across the valley is arrestingly beautiful.
Robert, Facebook Reviews
"I highly recommend a visit"
Situated at the edge of the Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada, this boutique hotel has a unique view from the terrace. The owners made this a beautiful and cosy place. Each room is uniquely styled by Patricia. The garden is lush and green with lots of fruit. Food is great.
Merijn, Google Reviews
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