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Full description
A grand, authentic hacienda with luxury suites, a swimming pool, and a designer courtyard inspired by the Alhambra, nestled amongst private flower gardens just 35 minutes from Granada.

Available as a boutique hotel, or a fully serviced villa for up to 14 guests, La Esperanza is a breathtakingly beautiful, Spanish Mission-style retreat that promises to spirit you blissfully away from hectic life back home.

Perfectly positioned in a microclimate zone just 35 minutes from Granada, the hacienda (or estate) drips with glamour, nestled amongst 11 acres of sweet-scented flower gardens, pine and organic fruit trees to provide a sense of your own private, secluded paradise.

Indeed, you may find it extremely difficult to leave, particularly when surrounded by indulgent delights that include a panoramic swimming pool and hot tub, a yoga and meditation terrace, and tournament-grade tennis courts.

Meanwhile, you'll have six en-suite bedrooms to choose from; two opulent suites, three sumptuous double rooms, and a luxury twin.  

Featuring two scenic terraces, La Feliz is a grand suite that showcases spectacular views of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  You'll also have your own living room, dining room, and kitchen to relax in... as well as a walk-in dressing room, and a spa bathroom with a view!

La Majestuosa, the second suite, boasts direct access to two private patios, and the magnificent courtyard, which was bespoke created by traditional Moors craftsmen from Granada, to emulate the imposing style of the world-famous Alhambra palace.

Each of the remaining rooms have been designed in Andalusian style, with traditional archways and Moorish tiles complementing vaulted wooden ceilings. Not only do they feature private patios that overlook the Rio Albunuelos Valley, but access to that beautiful courtyard.

Dotted throughout with hand-picked antiques and well-chosen art that reflects authentic southern Spanish culture, there are plenty of places to relax and unwind, whether you're chatting by the fire in the lobby lounge, or drinking in views of the Lecrin Valley from the hot tub.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast or a light meal in the courtyard salon, or treat yourself to a cocktail at the bar... why not? You can even arrange for a private chef and sommelier to cater for you, if you're celebrating something special.

You could also opt to further immerse yourselves in Spanish culture, by arranging private lessons that range from language and cookery to painting and flamenco.

Heading out for the day? A hike in the unspoilt Lecrin Valley, or a trip to picturesque villages including Pinos de Valle and Saleres, will be memorable for all the right reasons. If you prefer getting up close and personal with local landmarks, private guided tours can be arranged for the Alhambra itself, or Granada's mesmerising Old Town.

Just make sure you're back in time to enjoy another spectacular sunset from the comfort of what's sure to become your all-time favourite Spanish retreat.

Things to note

Private car hire is recommended. There is also a fully equipped helipad just 500 metres away.

Tried and tested

"For me, without a doubt, La Esperanza Granada is the best place where you can enjoy a few days of relaxation. The place is spectacular, beautiful and spacious rooms with private bathrooms, incredible views of the valley and its mountains. It is very close. Both from Granada capital and from the coast. The treatment you receive from Christine and Napo makes it even more beautiful. For me it is the best place I have visited in a long time."

"Not only is it a true wonderful place in a really beautiful valley, it's a place to experience the magic of southern Spain. Sitting by the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountain among oranges trees mixes with olives and all kinds of fruits. La Esperanza is a channel to connect with that simple silence that give meaning to life. Thank for the most delicious food, for it's a taste that feeds my soul. Will be back!"

"This place is just simply magical! Located in the beautiful surrounding of Valle de Lecrin, amongst century old olive trees, it's a quaint place where you forget the screens and come back to the essential. Decorated with the most amazing details, it is a pleasure for the senses, and gazing the night sky is just breathtaking!"

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The basics

The basics


Region: Granada, Andalucia
Cost (from): £250 per night
Sleeps: Up to 14
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6 ensuite
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1912

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Facilities

Facilities

Luxury boutique hotel or private hire villa, sleeps 14 guests.  6 en-suite bedrooms: 2 suites (1 with walk-in dressing room, separate kitchen/dining facilities), 3 double rooms and 1 twin, all with private terraces and courtyard access.  On site: lounge, salon and courtyard, bar, private chef/sommelier hire, swimming pool/hot tub, tennis courts, gardens, yoga and meditation terrace, in-room massage, cultural activities

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, private tours, historic sites, yoga, tennis, language lessons, art classes, swimming, wine tasting, culture
At a glance

At a glance

  • An authentic hacienda with a designer courtyard, swimming pool with hot tub, and tennis courts, nestled amongst private gardens just 35 minutes from Granada, Andalusia.
  • There are six en-suite bedrooms to choose from; two double suites, three double rooms, and one twin, all featuring access to the courtyard and private terraces.
  • Enjoy breakfast, light meals, and afternoon teas in the courtyard salon, or why not hire a private chef and sommelier for an out-of-this-world catering experience?
  • Optional activities include lessons in authentic Spanish culture, from language to flamenco, and guided tours of the Alhambra and Granada's Old Town.
  • There are plenty of restaurants within a 15-minute drive, and numerous walking/hiking trails in the surrounding area.
Tried and tested

"For me, without a doubt, La Esperanza Granada is the best place where you can enjoy a few days of relaxation. The place is spectacular, beautiful and spacious rooms with private bathrooms, incredible views of the valley and its mountains. It is very close. Both from Granada capital and from the coast. The treatment you receive from Christine and Napo makes it even more beautiful. For me it is the best place I have visited in a long time."

"Not only is it a true wonderful place in a really beautiful valley, it's a place to experience the magic of southern Spain. Sitting by the gorgeous Sierra Nevada mountain among oranges trees mixes with olives and all kinds of fruits. La Esperanza is a channel to connect with that simple silence that give meaning to life. Thank for the most delicious food, for it's a taste that feeds my soul. Will be back!"

"This place is just simply magical! Located in the beautiful surrounding of Valle de Lecrin, amongst century old olive trees, it's a quaint place where you forget the screens and come back to the essential. Decorated with the most amazing details, it is a pleasure for the senses, and gazing the night sky is just breathtaking!"

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