Archidona - Where to Stay? Almohalla 51

Archidona is a lively agricultural town, just 40 minutes from Málaga airport and within easy reach of a number of historical cities. Granada is a one hour drive, Córdoba about one hour twenty minutes, Sevilla just over an hour and a half. There are also plenty of other whitewashed towns such as Comares, Iznájar, Osuna and Antequera not so far away but equally interesting. 

Where to Stay in Archidona

As a base for exploring this southern part of Andalucia  then Archidona is a great choice. But where to stay? The townhouse hotel Almohalla 51 is a great choice. Small, owner-run and charming the hotel has just five bedrooms, all unique, comfortable with original roof beams, floor tiles and antique furnishings.

A real delight as Nick (hubby) and I found out a few weeks ago. We arrived in Archidona in time for lunch and ate it the cave- restaurant  Arxiduna in the Baroque Plaza Ochavada, an eight-sided work of art, not very lively on a hot August lunchtime, but I´m told, the centre of the town´s social life and events in the evenings. 

Almohalla 51

Not only is Almohalla 51 well situated for exploring Andalucia, it is ideal for chilling too. Our night stay meant after lunch and check-in Nick did his thorough and normal bed-testing siesta, while I checked out the pool and sun loungers and soon found myself as relaxed as I knew he was. 

The top patio views stretch behind to a mass of pine trees and over the pool, roof tops and countryside rule. This is the spot for the ´Almohalla Cocktail of the Day´ which enjoying the setting sun beyond.

We´d decided to eat in as owner Jo provides meals, which must be booked in advance, and dined on the lower patio on a fabulous Paella and salad. Breakfast was equally as good with local and homemade choices, all made to order. One of the best hotel breakfasts I´ve had.

A beautiful place to stay, backed up by more than me as the day after we left Almohalla 51 received the Tripadvisor Traveller´s Choice Best of the Best Awards for 2023. That definately means it´s the place to stay in Archidona.

See Almohalla 51 on my Only Spain Boutique Hotel site where there´s a video of the hotel.

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