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Good For Solo
Perched on a cliff
This hotel has gotten a few bad reviews on TripAdvisor re sewage smells on the patios of the lower rooms, but we stayed in said lower room and all I could smell was the gorgeous jasmine plant on the terrace.
After our frazzled drive up the narrow street to the unbelievable little parking lot in the square (get the uniformed parking guy to help you park), we had an aaaah moment when we checked in at La Casa Grande: we were seated at a table with fino and olives and relaxed while the paperwork was done for us.
The staff were very nice, the room was well-furnished and clean.
Our room had a tiny balcony and large patio, with a stunning view.
We had only one night there - I would have loved to have stayed longer.
Everything in the old town is close to everything else, so the two fabulous restaurants, the Parador and El Convento, are within a 2-minute walk.
Unique Quality: The hotel is perched on the side of a 300-foot (or more!) cliff, and the views are fantastic. The hotel itself is full of tile and mosaic, and there is a roof-top terrace where breakfast is served, should you opt to take it.
They supply the rooms with CDs of house music (flamenco, classical, etc) and shampoos and bath gels made locally. Even the sheets smell great.
Directions: In the old town.
Better than Home
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. In the US I believe it would be called a boutique hotel. I felt as though we were staying in someone's grand house. The public rooms in the entry level included an multi-story atrium that was used as the breakfast room and a library. The guest rooms are named rather than numbered. Ours included a small but very modern and well layed out bath, a sitting area, and a radio/cassette player along with a selection of tapes to use, individually controlled airconditioning, and a wonderful view. Atop the hotel was a terrace with lounge chairs and small tables were we were served a welcoming sherry with olives. Breakfast was fresh, tasty, a good variety of food, and well served. All of the staff was very friendly and welcoming and spoke english.
Unique Quality: The hotel is built as a residence in 1729 right at the edge of the cliff. The hotel seems to have retained alot of original building features - terra cotta floors, exposed wood beams, white washed walls and there are wonderful views from the terrace and we also had great views from our room.
Directions: A couple of streets away from the center of the old town. They have a map on their web site http://www.lacasagrande.net/
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