Cuevas la Granja

Location Benalua

Postcode 18510

Telephone +34 958 676000

€€-€€€

Why we love it...

Superb cave conversions

The Place

This is yet another of Southern Spain’s cave hotels. Cuevas la Granja is in fact much the smartest of the caves we’ve seen, with very modern interior furnishings and much of the walls plastered to a smooth finish – unlike some cave hotels, which make a point of letting bits of rock face show through. However the effect is intimate and cosy and has a certain charm. All of the 11 caves have a sitting room, kitchen, TV and phone; the bedrooms themselves are comfy enough, but lack the kind of individuality we favour – a shame considering the uniqueness of their situation.
This is essentially a self-catering operation, but there’s a restaurant next to the caves. It’s not especially charming or full of character, but the food is acceptable. Like other cave hotels, La Granja doesn’t need air conditioning – it’s naturally cool in the summer and in winter it’s deceptively warm with open fires and animal skin/fabric wraps to make you feel even cosier.
Gaudix, with its historical monuments is worth a visit; so is the Sierra Nevada National Park, and, of course, Granada, which is 45 minutes by car.

The Essentials

Price Band €€-€€€
Rooms 11 caves, 4 single bedrooms, 5 caves sleeping 2, 1 cave sleeping 3, 1 suite, all with bath and shower; all caves have TV, phone, kitchens
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities restaurant, sitting rooms, garden, kitchens, swimming pool
Children welcome
Disabled one specially adapted cave
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Francisco Riveria
Call +34 958 676000
Fax +34 958 684433
Email info@cuevas.org
Website www.cuevas.org

Good To Know

Address Camino de la Granja S/N, Benalua 18510
Payment

The Location

Find this place: just off the A92 between Granada and Guadix; go into Guadix and follow the signs; the caves have ample private car parking

What's nearby: Guadix, Granada, Almeria, Sierra Nevada