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Cave Hotels In Granada, Spain

Shawna
Published Jul 30, 2018

Granada is a Spanish city located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The area is known for its medieval architecture that dates back to the days when the Moors occupied Spain. One of the most notable structures is a large hilltop fortress, the Alhambra. This old complex includes royal palaces, reflecting pools, and peaceful patios from the Nasrid dynasty. The province of Granada encompasses a number of mountain villages and towns. One of these is the village of Guadix, located just outside the city. The locals of the area are often referred to as “trogloditas” because they live in underground houses or caves. The small town dates back to the 1500s and it has an interesting baroque style cathedral worth a visit and a cave museum, along with some shops that offer locally made products, bars, and restaurants. If you are planning to visit the area you should take advantage of the opportunity to experience what it is like to live in a cave at one of these hotels near Granada.

1. Cuevas Olmos (from USD 66)

The Cuevas Olmos is located in the village of Purullena. Each cave room includes one or two bedrooms, a lounge area, kitchenette, and private bathroom. You will have your own patio area with views of the mountains. On-site amenities include a seasonal, outdoor swimming pool, gardens for relaxing, and barbecue facilities. You are within walking distance of a supermarket, restaurant, bar, and an open air market. You can also enjoy some of the activities they offer like pub crawls, archery, and fishing.

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2. La Tala Cave Houses (from USD 67)

This property is about a 20-minute walk from the town of Guadix. Enjoy the unique experience of staying in one of the medieval cave houses. Each mini cave includes one to five bedrooms, a seating area with a TV, a kitchen, and a bathroom. During your stay, enjoy the on-site amenities including tennis courts, a swimming pool, and the barbecue facilities. This property offers a number of activities that you can enjoy like walking tours, pub crawls, themed dinner nights, and bike tours.

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3. Pedro Antonio de Alarcon Caves (from USD 50)

These cave homes are located about a mile away from the center of Gaudix. Each cave features rustic decor, a lounge area with a TV, kitchenette, bathroom, and most can accommodate up to four guests. A couple of the rooms here also come with a hot tub. The on-site amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar, a barbecue, and picnic area. You will also find some shops, a business center, and activities to enjoy such as horseback riding, hiking, and canoeing.

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4. Cuevas del Tio Tobas (from USD 64)

These cozy, cave rooms are located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in Andalusia. Each studio unit comes with a living room with a fireplace, kitchenette, bathroom, and bedroom with either a double bed or one to four single beds, depending on what you need. Some of these caves have views of the surrounding countryside. On the property, you will find a shop selling local crafts and products, a business center, restaurant, swimming pool, and barbecue area. There is a playground for the kids, and babysitting services are offered for an additional fee. They have a nice choice of activities for everyone. They have an on-site library, board games, horseback riding, hiking, and cycling are just a few that are available.

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5. Caves of the Zenete (from USD 67)

This smaller, boutique style hotel is located next to the town of Alcudia de Gaudix. They have nine cave rooms that all include living rooms with a fireplace, kitchen, one or two bedrooms, and a bathroom. This location has a pub on the property where you can enjoy a snack along with a tasty beverage, a coffee house, snack bar, and in room breakfast served daily. They offer plenty of activities to keep you busy like horse back riding, quad riding, tennis, hiking, and canoeing. Relax by the pool in one of the comfy sun beds or enjoy the gardens with its picnic and barbecue areas.

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Enjoy the beauty of the mountains

The Sierra Nevada mountains are a beautiful place to visit. They offer some splendid panoramic views, colorful sun sets, and plenty of outdoor activities. Due to their location, the temperature remains pretty much the same all year long. So you can take advantage of hiking and biking the mountain trails, or see the countryside from horseback or quad. And when your day is done, relax in the comfort of your cave, just like the locals do.

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Shawna is a domestic goddess living by the sea in the beautiful state of South Carolina. She has earned two degrees in Criminal Justice and Human Services but now spends her time pursuing her...Read more

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