Andalusia is a beautiful region of exquisite cities and white hill towns. The new La Esperanza hotel is the perfect base for exploring the gorgeous Lecrin Valley, the Sierra Nevada National Park and nearby Granada and Malaga.
There are many options for destination weddings and romantic hotels in Andalusia. However, the hotel La Esperanza, built on a hill overlooking the whole valley, offers complete privacy and a most unique setting for a holiday, a wedding or any special occasion.
La Esperanza in the Lecrin Valley of Andalucia is now open for villa rentals, weddings and special events. It is 35 minutes from Granada and 90 minutes from Malaga.
La Esperanza is a magnificent hacienda in the Spanish Mission style. Set on 4.5 hectares of private flower gardens and forests of organic fruit trees and almond trees, it offers a lovely escape to nature in style.
Only 35 minutes from Granada and 90 minutes from Malaga, it is also a boutique hotel and a fully serviced holiday rental villa with a housekeeping team on call. A private chef and sommelier, masseuse and acupuncturist are also available for villa rentals.
The hotel also offers private guided tours by car of Granada and the white hill towns of the Lecrin Valley. Since the region is famous for its Andalucian horses, guests can also explore the valley on horses or learn to ride at nearby schools. For those who wish to try their hand at Spanish cooking, flamenco and yoga — professional teachers can visit the villa to share their skills right on the premises.
Prospective brides will love the courtyard of La Esperanza. Large and airy, it’s a romantic venue for outdoor wedding dinners and events under the stars. It has a star-shaped fountain inspired by the Alhambra of Granada and lemon trees around the courtyard, with towers at both ends. Its front tower is perfect for wedding pictorials.
Moreover, the hotel has a lovely hall for intimate celebrations. 109 square meters in size, it offers a loge for performances or a viewing gallery, a stone fireplace at one end and excellent acoustics for musical soirées. Pianists will enjoy playing on the 1903 Bechstein grand piano, in perfect condition, in the hall.
For large events, organisers can combine the events hall and the courtyard with the estate’s manicured gardens. Also, grand weddings and public events like opera performances can be staged in front of the hotel.
Unique among other boutique hotels, La Esperanza is set a far distance from any public road for complete privacy. Catering services can be arranged and adequate parking is available on the property.
La Esperanza is light and airy. It benefits from morning sun and provides shade in the afternoon. With cool winds blowing in at night from the Sierra Nevada, evenings can be comfortably chilly. So guests can relax in front of the fireplace in the lobby lounge or on the terrace.
The hotel currently has seven rooms, all unique with vaulted ceilings in the Andalucian style. Currently, two more rooms are under construction in the guest wing. Also, plans are being made for luxury glamping yurts on the estate’s extensive grounds.
A lush paradise in an unspoilt valley, guests will enjoy having run of the house of this private hacienda. As a result, it’s full of walking trails amidst flowering bushes, fruit trees and pine trees. The pine trees ensure that the estate is green and lush all year-round.
Moreover, guests who wish to relax will find fireplaces, seating areas, and outdoor lounge chairs all around the property . These are perfect for reading, writing, painting, meditation or practicing yoga. The property also has a heated infinity swimming pool.
ROOMS AT LA ESPERANZA
It has four ensuite double rooms in the guest wing of the property. These have private patios overlooking the Rio Albunuelos Valley and direct access to the central courtyard. Designed in a distinct Andalucian style, each room boasts of traditional archways and stylish country interiors. Also, one room has been designed for disabled access.
LA MAJESTUOUSA is an ensuite double bedroom with its own sitting room and library. It has direct access to the courtyard. Meanwhile, the grand suite LA FELIZ offers majestic 180-degree views of the Lecrin Valley and snow capped mountains in the winter. It has its own dressing room and bathroom with a view. Also, double doors open onto a Juliet balcony overlooking a walled garden.
WORKSHOPS IN SPAIN
The property is a haven for creatives. With nature and serenity in abudance, it is the perfect safe venue for destination activities. This is ideal for destination workshops for yoga, painting, creative writing, and learning the flamenco. At the same time, the beautiful cities of Granada and Malaga are only short distances away. So culture and gastronomy are at your doorstep.
Granada is famous for the Alhambra, many buildings of Moorish architecture, tapas bars and the flamenco. Moreover, you will enjoy simply getting lost in this beautiful city. It’s easy to spend the whole day exploring. And when you’re through, our resident chef/ sommelier and spa therapist await your return to La Esperanza.
The famous white hill towns of the Lecrin Valley including Albuñuelas, Chite, Durcal and Lecrin
Skiing in the Sierra Nevada mountains
The wide beaches of La Herradura, Playa la Rijana, Playa de Velilla and Playa de la Guardia