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Reviewed 9 January 2015 via mobile

A hotel that I can recommend to anyone but especially paragliderpilots. Had a four days stay here in new years time 2014 -2015. A very nice, friendly and professional staff, Tracy and Dirk: owners and management. Food excellent, nice and clean allover, nice rooms, cosy living aerials and ok location. Dirk is an instructor, tandempilot and an excellent guide who... More 

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Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

I spent the week with Dirk & his wife Tracy. I can't recommend Hotel California highly enough. The paragliding has been excellent as has the accomodation & food. And they are very good value in my opinion. Dirk is an very willing guide and gave me lots of friendly personal instruction too. Tracy is a highly attentive & friendly hostess.... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2014

Just the most amazing place and people that you would ever like to meet. Our group always has a warm welcome and so will yours. Get it booked! The food and the hospitality is second to none and the flying is brilliant.

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Great panoramic view, very clean rooms, the stylish interior design creats good private atmosphere. Parking in front of the hotel, very convenient and not to forget: one of the few places in Spain where You get good English breakfast tea; we come here every year

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1 Thank Thomas G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

It was our first time at Hotel California and it definitely won't be our last! An absolutely beautiful boutique hotel, with stunning views over the local town, amazing food, incredible hospitality and phenomenal paragliding! We went a as a group of 7 paragliders and had a action-packed week of flying, with any down time filled with delicious tapas/food. The people... More 

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1 Thank Ben G
Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Just back from my second trip to Hotel California, I am already looking forward to my next visit! The place is nice and cosy, very comfortable and felt almost instantly at home by the warmest of all welcome by Dirk and Tracy. The rooms are very clean, en-suite with an individual balcony with sea view. It also has WiFi connectivity... More 

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Thank Robinson S
Andover, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is my 12th trip in twelve years. Small friendly hotel, excellent service (Always), totally professional. A must visit. If you are a paraglider pilot, Dirk will guide you to the hill and having you flying safely. Upon completion of an excellent days flying, Tracy will have TAPAS waiting on the bar in what can only be described as "A... More 

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Thank Phil1970b
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

A great place to stay in a very friendly hotel. Dirk and Tracy are great hosts. Dirk is proberbly the best and safest paragliding guide and instructor in Spain. My second visit was even better than the first, I shall keep returning every year whilst dirk and Tracy are here... Thanks again

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Thank Andy M
Malaga
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2013

An absolutely lovely hotel..lovely hosts..very welcoming....lovely rooms...lovely food! You can also go paragliding! Ooh yes...loads of parking too! And..you can also buy a teeshirt. One of my 'little gems'...so please don't tell anyone!..Oh ok go on then!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

A legendary venue for paragliders as co-owner Dirk is a top flying guide, this is also a great place for diving or other aquatic sports. Outstanding service, outstanding food, great bar, great owners. We will be back for more!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel California is a small and friendly hotel catering for people who simply like the idea of a small, cosy hotel where they are made to feel welcome and 'at home' as opposed to large touristic establishments.It also caters for people who are participating in a some kind of sport, be it paragliding, hang gliding, scuba-diving, mountain biking, on holiday, on their own, or with partners, friends or family. Ideal as a base, it is on the doorstep of some of the best Paragliding sites on this coast, five minutes from the town of Almuñécar and its beaches. It is close to several Dive Centres, to many other sporting facilities and only an hour and a half from the ski resort “Sol y Nieve” in the Sierra Nevada.The hotel California is stylishly decorated in Andalusian-Moorish style. An attractive rustic bar, lounge, dining room and terrace all offer superb views and a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. The terrace leading off of the dining room is an oasis of tropical plants.A buffet breakfast is served every morning and the bar opens every evening offering an interesting variety of meals, catering also for vegetarians.The rooms are spacious with a balcony, bathroom, warm terracotta tiled floors, mosquito nets and firm beds. The bar, dining room & lounge are decorated in a funky Spanish/Moroccan style. The balconies are south facing with a great view over the ‘old town’ of Almunecar to the sea. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Malaga km 313, 18690, Almunecar, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Granada > Almunecar
Number of rooms: 10
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