|Wine and dine at the HO Ciudad de Jaen|
HO Ciudad de Jaen
Four-star hotel outside centre with good sports and events facilities and free onsite parking.
Handy for the A44 Bailen-Motril motorway, this modern hotel complex was built in 2004 and has an impressive double-height entrance lobby with vaulted ceiling. The decor is themed around olives, with custom-made chandeliers and large murals depicting Jaen’s key crop.
The 122 guest rooms are spacious and light, with private terraces and flatscreen TVs, in an elegant yet contemporary style, with dark wood furniture and mosaic-tiled bathrooms.
Sports enthusiasts will want to make the most of the five padel courts (a popular Spanish game which is a cross between squash and tennis), gym, swimming pool and football pitch, all located in the beautiful landscaped gardens, while for pampering there’s a spa, and the pool has shaded daybeds.
A separate building is well-equipped for large business and social events, with magnificent banqueting halls, meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. This centre can cater for large events such as conferences and social occasions, accommodating up to 3000 people.
For dining there is the Capricho restaurant serving local and Andalucian cuisine with a panoramic view of the city and surrounding countryside, as far as the majestic Sierra Magina mountains, which are snow-capped in winter. The bar and cafeteria offers drinks, light meals and snacks.