La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

At a glance

  • Five-star fine dining
  • 350-hectare estate with a beautiful pool area
  • Top eco credentials

La Bobadilla, A Royal Hideaway Hotel


Escape to this secluded Andalusian estate for fantastic food, superb service and peaceful poolside relaxation.

La Bobadilla started out as a gourmet restaurant – its food and location were so popular that it grew into one of southern Spain’s best-loved hotels. The setting is enchanting; on a peaceful 350-hectare estate of fragrant gardens and lush lawns, surrounded by olive groves and oak trees. The hotel is around midway between Malaga and Granada, which makes it easy to include in a wider itinerary, but it’s also a fantastic destination in its own right, far away from the city bustle and with lots of green space to explore on hikes or bike rides.

This member of the Leading Hotels of the World has been designed in the charming style of a white-washed Andalusian village. The large outdoor pool area is a highlight and has plenty of poolside loungers where you can curl up with a good book or podcast. Inside, there’s a rustic-luxe feel, with terracotta floors, high archways and beautiful attention to detail. Light and airy guest rooms are dotted around the estate. Many come with a balcony, terrace or garden – perfect for private al fresco breakfasts. Romantic couples will love the Junior Suite with Panoramic Terrace with its spacious terrace, while families are well catered for with a range of interconnecting rooms and two-bedroom suites.

Dining here is special. There’s a focus on local produce and the exceptional olive oil is the ideal base for the fine dining dishes at gourmet La Finca restaurant, which is one of the best restaurants in and around Granada. Choose one of the tasting menus to take a culinary tour of Andalusia. El Cortijo also serves up regional cuisine – grab a table on the terrace for breathtaking views of olive groves and the Loja mountains. La Bobadilla has impressive eco credentials too. It takes influence from the local environment and uses olive stones as an energy source for heating and hot water, which has zero pollution.

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Key information

Tucked away on a 350-hectare estate in Sierra de Loja, between Malaga and Granada in the heart of Andalusia

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes’ transfer from Malaga or Granada airport
Rooms: 70

Good to know

La Plaza and El Mirador are seasonal restaurants and only open in summer.

Accommodation information

70 rooms and suites


• Visit the Palace of the Alhambra on a day trip* • Go olive oil tasting and then indulge with the spa’s signature olive oil massage* • Cycle around Sierra de Loja*.


4 restaurants (2 seasonal), 2 bars (1 seasonal)

What's included

Breakfast at La Bobadilla Restaurant.

*Denotes local charge