Architecturally Unique Hotels in Andalucia
These are a selection of hotels with distinctive exteriors or structures which give them a unique style and appeal. From fortresses and palaces to classic mansions and monasteries, Andalucía has a wide range of unique, as well as culturally and historically significant, buildings in which one can now spend the night.
These architecturally unique hotels can generally be found in historic towns and cities, such as Granada, Córdoba and Seville whose rich histories influence the style of their buildings.
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Located in Andalucía’s Sierra Norte Nature Reserve, this impressive converted monastery is a National Monument. La Cartuja features a shared dining room, shared living room with TV and a terrace with a pond located in a separate building just 100 m from the main building. It features a fireplace. There is also a library-lounge with a TV.
Ardea Purpurea is set in the Doñana Natural Park and houses authentic thatched buildings featuring elegant décor and exposed wooden beams. The hotel has an outdoor lagoon-style saltwater pool. Each bungalow is equipped with an open-plan kitchen and living room, as well as a TV with DVD and CD player, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. All have parking spaces next to them.
Set in a 19th-century palace, 650 m from Granada Cathedral, this beautiful luxury hotel offers a spa. The UNESCO-protected building features a garden with Arabian-style fountains. The elegant rooms at Palacio de los Patos have a contemporary design, while conserving the original décor of this historic property.
Situated in Huétor Vega, Quinta Real Granada is an old house built in 1942 with traditional Andalusian and Arabic influences. Each room comes with air conditioning and free WiFi. Among the various facilities are a garden and a terrace. Guests can make use of a shared lounge and terrace which provides fantastic views of the surrounding area.
This nationally listed building was once a royal property and was involved in the conquest of Seville in 1248. It features an outdoor swimming pool, set within beautiful gardens. Each room at the Hotel Cortijo Torre de la Reina comes equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and a TV. All have classic décor, a private bathroom and some rooms have a balcony.
Located between Seville and Cordoba, this romantic hotel is set in a 15th-century monastery and maintains original features, such as vaulted ceilings. It has an outdoor pool in the gardens. Rooms at Monasterio de San Francisco enjoy views of the pool, gardens or stunning internal courtyard. The hotel's restaurant is open for all meals and serves traditional cuisine. There is also a bar and lounge area.