One of the most luxurious hotels in Loja, Granada in the south of Spain is the the 5 star Hotel Bobadilla run by the Barcelo hotel chain.
This hotel was acclaimed by the highly regarded Tatler Travel Guide 2008 from publishers Conde Nast as ‘One of the best hotels in the world’.
Selected in Tatler Travel Guide 2009 (Conde Nast) as the most romantic hotel in Europe.
Awarded by Tatler Travel Guide 2010 (Conde Nast) to Excellence for the Best Hotel Resort.
This hotel was built following the architectural lines of the Andalucian palaces of previous centuries with a large marble colonnade as its reception lobby which invites the visitor to its 70 spacious rooms. All these rooms have outside views overlooking the luscious tropical grounds and the surrounding countryside of some 350 hectares which belong to the hotel
There are various choices of rooms beginning with the 30 m2 Deluxe Classic with its private and furnished garden or terrace and luxurious bathroom built out of brick and marble with fine wood trimmings.
The junior suite- 50 m2 with lounge and furnished garden or terrace.
Junior suite Deluxe – 60 m2 with a lounge and furnished garden or terrace.
Suite -70 m2 with separate lounge, fireplace and garden.
Family suite – 100 m2 with two separate bedrooms, lounge and private garden.
Large Presidential Suite – 100 m2 with a lounge, separate dining room, large furnished terrace, balcony and jacuzzi.
All rooms come with wireless Internet access, direct telephone line, mini bar, Nespresso coffee maker, plasma TV, stereo, DVD player, fully equipped bathroom with a bath tub and separate shower, magnifying mirror and a safe and of course with a 2 m2 matrimonial bed, as this hotel is geared up towards the honeymoon couple.
The hotel facilities include: Heliport, horse riding on one of 6 pure bred Andalucian horses, breakfast room, ping pong, children’s playground, children’s pool, palm tree lined swimming pool of 1.500 m2, fitness centre with expert guidance, tennis, beauty salon with a beautician and masseuse, reading room with fireplace, archery, rental of quads and finally the fantastic spa which includes the following:
Gymnasium, heated counter-current swimming pool, thermal deckchairs, dynamic swimming pool with neck hydro massage and hydrotherapy, contrast hot-cold shower, scent shower with colour therapy, sauna, Turkish bath, hydro massage bath, private suite with two hydro massage baths, relaxing or stimulating with colour therapy. Pressure hydro jet treatment. 5 massage and beauty cabins. Solarium and foot bath.
The hotel services include: Currency exchange, transfers, medical service, health and beauty treatments, boutique, facilities for the handicapped, car rental, babysitters, hairdresser, massages and rental of bicycles.
The hotel activities include: Day trips, small game hunting, deer reserve and turtle lake, falconry shows, flights in balloons or ultralights and clay pigeon shooting.
There are five restaurants on the grounds of the hotel which consist of ‘La Finca Restaurant‘, ‘El Cortijo Restaurant‘, ‘El Mirador/Bar/Restaurant’, ‘El Cortijo Bar‘ and ‘La Bodeguilla Bar‘ all of which are run by some of the best chefs in the zone offering local and international cuisine.
Situated near the cities of Granada, Cordoba, Malaga and Seville this hotel with its Arab influences, its very own Mediterranean chapel and a labyrinth of patios with flower lined walkways is the perfect place to get away from it all. You can spend a whole week in the hotel without ever wanting or needing to leave the grounds as everything is provided there.
Everything is spotless, meticulously cared for and you only have to blink your eye to find that someone is immediately there to provide the service that you are looking for.
The rooms are all decorated to a very high standard with each one being a work of art in interior design and in comfort.
Prices are not cheap although it has to be borne in mind that this is not your normal hotel but more an experience and one which will stay in your mind for a long time.