El Lodge Hotel


El Lodge Ski Spa 09

Marrying contemporary comfort with rustic charm, Europe’s southernmost ski resort sits among the fairytale peaks of Sierra Nevada, Granada. And it’s the epitome of chalet living. El Lodge’s 20 rooms and suites are kitted out in timber panelling, chic faux fur, well-loved leather couches and antler-style chandeliers, with vintage ski posters nodding to the 45 pistes and six off-piste runs beyond your private terrace. If you can take your eyes off frosty mountainscapes from the open-air Jacuzzi, join in on toboggan runs and snowbikes rides, with pit-stops for Iberian ham platters at ski-in/ski-out restaurant The Sun Deck. For a culture fix, catch the chairlift down to Monachil village for ventures to Malaga’s flamenco bars and the Alhambra palace – fondue at The Grill will warm you up after.

Doubles from £451. 00 34 958 480600, ellodge.com smallluxuryhotels.com

Words by Jas Matulewicz. Photo by Small Luxury Hotels.

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El Lodge Ski Spa 09

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