My mum is often keen to take me on an Adalusian adventure when I’m visiting, so last Christmas she took me and my dad to sleep in a cave at Hotel Ventorro in Adalusia in Alhama de Granada. It sounds a bit Neanderthal, but this place is anything but prehistoric.
The cave rooms which are centred around a small square, are all tastefully styled in a Moroccan theme. They feature authentic Moroccan furniture, carpets, lamps and other knick-knacks that the owner brought back from Morocco himself. Some of the rooms look out onto the courtyard, but others
don’t have windows at all. But hey, what do you expect? You’re staying in a cave!
To keep the Arabic theme going, Hotel Ventorro also runs a Moroccan Hammam on-site, which is discounted for guests. We gladly made use of this added perk and submerged ourselves in the soothing waters of the whirlpool and treated ourselves to a relaxing massage treatment as well. Still tingling from the blissful spa experience, we sat down for lunch in the main building where a fire was roaring. We were served a traditional Andalusian meal that included succulent grilled steaks and an elegant Spanish rose wine. We finished the meal with velvety crema Catalan and cafe con leche.
Good thing that the area boasts several hiking trails as we really needed to walk off all that gorgeous food. Needless to say, we retreated back into our caves in the early evening, where we slept... well like cavemen.
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