hotels in sierra nevada ski resort
The Sierra Nevada is just 32 km from Granada city and takes about 50 minutes to drive from the city to the ski resort. The ski season is from late November to late April as the resort uses snow machines to support snow fall. It’s the highest and most southerly ski resort in the whole of Spain and has more than 75 pistes over 2,500 metres. The highest summit in the Sierra Nevada is Mulhacén. As Andalucia has a high percentage of sunshine it’s possible to gain a tan while you ski or even take the sun on the terrace of a hotel. The whole of the Sierra Nevada National Park is an area of outstanding beauty and parts of it have also been declared a biosphere reserve. Within the mountain range there are Sierra Nevada villages which cling onto the mountain with whitewashed walls and narrow streets.
When wanting to stay in the area for skiing or hiking there is an excellent choice of Sierra Nevada Hotels. Accommodation comes in all types from 5 star to 1 star, aparthotels to spa hotels and long or short term ski apartment rentals in the resort or in Sierra Nevada villages. There are also luxurious spa hotels that you can ski in and out of in the ski village itself as well as family friendly hotels which are away from the buzzing bars. There is also a cheaper option of hostels in the Sierra Nevada resort.
There are two principal areas in Sierra Nevada: Borreguiles has the ski schools, cable car stations and main ski lifts; Pradollano is the ski village, with hotels, restaurants, shops and holiday apartments. Parking is at a premium though, so check out availability when you rent your apartment, and don't forget to drive there with chains on your tyres. As for 'après ski', from small intimate tapas bars to larger, international restaurants, the Sierra Nevada caters for all budgets and culinary tastes.
One of the highest hotels in Europe, this spectacularly-located 5-star luxury Alpine lodge is a favourite with the King of Spain and skiers from around the world. It enjoys ski-to-door access to the slopes and a variety of other services, including a fantastic restaurant.
This elegant hotel blends classic-style rooms with impressive Zen-style public spaces, located just 100 metres from the slopes. The Spa features a pool with jets, footbaths and a thermal circuit. Ski lessons, equipment hire and storage are also available at the hotel.
The Melia Sierra Nevada has easy access to ski runs, a modern spa and delightful rooms. In addition to the hotel’s Tinaja de la Sierra restaurant, there is also a buffet-style restaurant and tapas bar. Guests can relax in the lounge, which features a fireplace.
The HG Maribel is located under 50 metres from Pista Maribel Ski Slopes and has direct access via the hotel's terrace. The rooms are luxurious and the hotel has a hot tub and restaurant. Finish off the day with a fine glass of wine at the traditional-style bar.
Set in a good location and decorated in a rustic style, with wooden beams and floors, all heated rooms at the Kenia Nevada feature satellite TV and a private balcony. Guests can relax in the Kenia spa’s hot tub, Turkish bath and gym, or enjoy a relaxing massage.
Located in the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort this hotel offers a bright lounge with a fireplace and rooms with satellite TV, heating, and the private bathrooms come with a shower. The restaurant has views overlooking Granada city. Parking is available at an extra cost.
This traditional hotel is situated in the Monachil ski resort in Sierra Nevada, only 100 metres from the ski lift and has a buffet restaurant, cafeteria and terrace with sun loungers. Rooms are exterior facing and can be converted into triples or quadruples if necessary.
Situated in the centre of the Sierra Nevada village of Pradollano, this hotel offers free WiFi, a bar, ski storage, and a 24-hour front desk. Each heated room at this hotel has a TV, safe, and desk, plus a private bathroom with a bath and hairdryer.
All rustic-style heated rooms at Hotel Nevasur have a private bathroom with bath tub including toiletries and a hairdryer. There is café lounge with a fireplace and a buffet restaurant.
Telecabina Hotel is in the centre of the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort, a few metres from the Al-Andalus and Borreguiles ski lifts. Rooms are simple and spacious and come with private bathrooms. Traditional meals are available at the La Bodega restaurant.
Situated in the hub of the Sierra Nevada ski resort, El Ciervo lies just 500 m from Plaza Andalusia with its shops, cafe-bars and restaurants and is only 200 m from the ski lift station. The smart and simple bedrooms have attractive, tiled floors.