Sliding to sleep: Where to stay in the Sierra Nevada

Hotel Kenia Nevada

Hotel Kenia Nevada
Hotel Kenia Nevada

IT is hard to describe Pradollano as an authentic mountain village.

But, with a metre of snow on the ground and the sun finally out, it certainly has its charms.

In terms of places to stay there are plenty of modern hotels, such as the stylish Sol Melia in the heart of the town or the incredible five-star Lodge, part of the Marbella Club chain, which recently reopened after a fire gutted it two years ago.

But easily one of the most charming has got to be the stalwart Hotel Kenia Nevada, which is well located near the centre of town and open most of the year.

Run by the friendly Don Pedro – who used to ski for the country as a youngster – it is clean, well run and serves up one of the best breakfasts in Spain.

It also has a gym, with an amazing in-house masseur Belen Gomez, and plenty of communal areas, filled with charming old furniture.

Slap bang in the centre then you can do no better than the Melia Sol y Nieve, which has a celebrated spa, comfortable luxury rooms and all the modern feel of a top urban hotel.

If you are looking for somewhere to rent then Sierra Nevada Alquileres ( is a good bet, with the company having over 100 places on its books.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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