A place with a warm heart, run by charming people. Arriving at Alqueria de Morayma after a long day on the road, our inspectors were met by concerned, generous and gregarious staff, quick to offer free bottles of wine made in the small bodega next to the hotel.
The hotel's layout is quite spread out and disjointed, but every area is charming in its way. One of the rooms has been converted from an exquisite little church, without losing its character, or indeed most of its decorations and relics. The other 18 rooms are not quite as unusual, but delightfully rustic, with stunning views: the hotel is on the side of a mountain overlooking the dramatic countryside.
A beautiful cobbled walkway separates the main part of the hotel from the bodega which is stuffed with vats of red and white wine and air-cured legs of ham, which you have of course to try. The restaurant is not especially cosy, but you can eat outside on the lawn, where you can sit and gaze out at Cadiar and the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains.