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Five-Star Hotels in Andalucia
Andalucia has a 16 five-star Gran Lujo (GL) hotels and 42 five-star hotels.
Gran Lujo means Grand Luxury and represents a level of service and facilities in excess of the five-star rating. Some hotels around the world use the term "six-star" to denote an establishment which is another level above a five-star.
In Andalucia, the hotel star-rating system is overseen by the Consejeria de Turismo (actually Consejería de Turismo, Regeneración, Justicia y Administración Local) of the Junta de Andalucia (regional government's Ministry of Tourism and Sport). A new hotel star rating system was published in May 2020 (Decree 13/2020 and 14/2021), long overdue since it had remained largely unchanged since 1984.
The 'new' or 18th May 2020 leglislation retains the one to five stars system however for hotels and aparthotels it is based on a points system from the assesment of 301 different and wide ranging criteria, rather than a list mandatory requirements for each star rating.A 1-star hotel needs 180 points up to a five-star hotel needing 650 points. There is a five year transition period in which all the hotels, aparthotels, hostals, pensions will need to carry out an assesment under the new criteria and apply for their stars under the 2020 system. The law also creates a new category 'alberges' (hostels) which can offer beds rather than rooms. Read more about Andalucia Hotels Star Rating
The following hotels includes the 16 five-star GL hotels in Andalucia and 42 five-star hotels.
16 Five-star GL Hotels in Andalucia
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The stylish Eurostars Gran Via is located in a 19th century building on Gran Via de Colon, in the centre of Granada. It offers a spa area with a Turkish bath, massage rooms and a variety of treatments. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Located in southern Andalusia, Fairplay Golf & Spa Resort offers an outdoor seasonal pool, on-site 18-hole golf course and gardens with wonderful views over Los Alcornocales Nature Reserve. The Fairplay resort is designed as a small white Andalusian town, featuring narrow streets and squares.
Located in the historic centre of El Puerto de Santa María in Andalusia, the Duques de Medinaceli is a renovated 18th-century palace with an outdoor pool. The smart rooms are classically decorated and the hotel features tapestries and paintings.
Barceló Granada Congress is within a few metres of Calle Recogidas Street and 500 metres from the Palacio de Congresos Conference Centre. Free Wifi is provided throughout the property. The spacious rooms at the Barceló Granada Congress have a flat-screen TV, safe, minibar and a private bathroom.
AC Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection is on Granada’s Gran Vía, a main street through the historic centre. It occupies the former 14th-century Casa Morisco, and 16th-century Santa Paula Convent, with its impressive cloister. Read More.
Set within the Montecastillo Golf Course, the Barceló Montecastillo Resort Jerez de la Frontera features 2 outdoor pools, a well-equipped spa centre, tennis courts and free Wi-Fi. The El Lagar restaurant offers international and Spanish cuisine. Read More
Perfect for a golfing holiday, as it is located on both the North and south 18-hole El Rompido golf courses with spectacular views, Precise Resort El Rompido Costa de la Luz (Huelva) has a peaceful setting and offers a spa and an outdoor pool. It has bright, attractive rooms with balconies.
Nestled outside Antequera near El Torcal this grand, Romanesque-style hotel is the perfect place to get away from it all and relax in style. This beautifully renovated convent features attractive arches and impressive wall paintings.
Located on the best beach in Marbella, Don Carlos Resort offers 3 exclusive accommodation options that make the most unforgettable moments of real luxury come true.
The stylish EME catedral is located next to Seville Cathedral. It offers a rooftop swimming pool and bar with views over the city. The hotel has a spa and three restaurants serving delicious food. All rooms feature modern design and private bathrooms. Read More
One of Seville’s most impressive recent openings, this has a formidable entrance of pale-coloured stone, topped by a heraldic crest. The spacious rooms at Hotel Palacio de Villapanés combine original features with wooden floors and stylish modern furniture. Read More
A design hotel located in the centre of Seville, Gran Meliá Colón offers a gourmet restaurant and a rooftop terrace with hot tub. The stylish rooms feature free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Bathrooms include a rain shower or bath. 24-hour fitness centre. Read More
This boutique hotel occupies a 16th-Century palace in the heart of Córdoba. It has an outdoor pool set in pretty gardens and the elegant rooms include original wall paintings and all have flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant and spa. Read More
Located on Paseo de la Victoria, Cordoba, Eurostars Palace is a modern hotel offering a seasonal rooftop swimming pool with a sun terrace and loungers. Each air-conditioned room has free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms feature spa baths. Read More
Book into this spa hotel that is located within the original Spa in Carratraca village. It is the only original Spa in Andalucia to be refurbished as a luxury hotel. Read More
This beachfront boutique hotel offers spacious rooms with sea views and direct access to Benalmádena's Las Gaviotas Beach. It also has an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub.
This luxury hotel is set in 2 traditional noble townhouses in the centre of Jerez, surrounded by 4,000 m² of gardens. Located just off Plaza del Caballo, it is within walking distance of all main sights. There is a gym and swimming pool.
The Posada del Patio is a 5-star hotel situated in central Málaga, with a rooftop swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. It features a fascinating exhibition of historic objects. All rooms come with a safe and flat-screen TV. Read More
Situated in the Sierra Nevada, Granada, this is one of the highest hotels in Europe. This spectacularly-located luxury Alpine lodge is a favourite with the King of Spain and skiers from around the world.Read More
Senator Banus Spa Hotel located in the limits of Estepona is only 500 m from the beach. It has an extensive spa and each modern style room features a terrace with garden views. Free Wi-Fi. Restaurant, offering international and Mediterranean dishes. Piano bar and a seasonal pool bar. 24 hr room service. 8km to Puerto Banus.
Alhambra Palace is located just outside the Alhambra’s ancient walls, offering spectacular views over the city of Granada. It features stylish rooms with Moorish-inspired décor & free Wi-Fi. An à la carte restaurant serves Andalusian food. Read More.
Offering 278 tastefully decorted rooms and a privileged beachfront position just 200 metres from the marina and next to the Almerimar golf course, AR Almerimar features a number swimming pools, two restaurants and a poolside bar.
This smart, 5-star hotel is set in 3 contemporary buildings on Isla de Cartuja, a 5-minute drive from Seville’s city centre. It features a seasonal outdoor pool, a heated pool and gardens, 200 m from the Isla Magica Theme Park.
This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Set overlooking the beach, the Hotel Barrosa Palace is a luxurious property located near the town of Chiclana de la Frontera in Andalusia.
The Casa Palacio Casa de Carmona is set in the beautiful centre of Carmona. This historic whitewashed village is just 30 km from Sevilla. A tour desk can be found on site. The impressive Casa de Carmona is a 16th-century Renaissance palace with 33 unique bedrooms. It has a library and an outdoor swimming pool.
Situated on Envia Golf Course, 15 minutes’ drive from Almeria, this stylish 5-star hotel offers swimming pools, a wellness centre and wonderful views. The air-conditioned rooms have extra-large baths and a balcony or large window.
Set in a picturesque Golf Valley, The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa has a spa, 27-hole golf course, free 24-hour gym and 2 swimming pools surrounded by gardens. The property offers free transfers to Puerto Banus and Marbella Centre in summer.
This property is 4 minutes walk from the beach. Surrounded by dunes and pine forests, this elegant resort offers Andalusian-style accommodation with tiled floors and dark wood furnishings. It features outdoor and indoor pools, a gym and spa.
This 5-star luxury hotel features 4 outdoor swimming pools with pool bar, free sun loungers and balinese beds, a 50 square metres private spa, a small fitness centre, restaurants and gardens. All rooms have free WiFi, a seating area, and a furnished balcony.