La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel

Villanueva de Tapia, Spain


The Essentials

  • pool, spa area, restaurant, parking lot, free wifi
  • Hotel Type: Spa, Romantic, Luxury, 5 star, Quiet
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 65
  • Check-in: 14:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish


  • 350-hectare estate in Andalusia, with plenty of activities on offer
  • Extensive spa, 1,500 square-metre outdoor pool, free gym, on-site tennis court
  • Gourmet La Finca restaurant, which serves modern interpretations of local dishes
  • Very friendly, attentive staff and family-friendly atmosphere

Good to know

  • charge for the spa, jacuzzi and sauna at additional charge
  • Outdoor swimming pool open from May until September (depending on weather conditions)
  • A rental car is recommended for exploring the region
  • Those guests seeking peace and quiet may occasionally be disturbed by large wedding parties and corporate events
  • Outdoor pool is usually open from May to September, weather permitting
  • Cats and dogs permitted at an extra charge


Carretera Salinas-Vª Nª De Tapia (A-333), Km. 65,5
18300 Villanueva de Tapia
Andalusia, Spain
License number

Hotel description

This gleaming white hotel, designed in the style of a Moorish village, enjoys stunning views of its 350-acre estate dotted with olive groves, as well as the Sierra de Loja beyond, thanks to its hilltop location. It features a spa with heated indoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a gym. In addition, you can take a stroll, horse riding or go cycling in the extensive grounds of the hotel. The imposing cities of Granada, Cordoba, Malaga and Seville are not far away.
Wellness Hotel: U-Spa with views, beauty salon, gym
The U-Spa in the La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel invites guests to relax with a range of spa treatments while looking out onto the estate’s sleepy courtyards and gardens. It’s easy to let your mind to wander while enjoying a hydro-massage, sensation shower, steam room or sauna. A solarium and beauty salon complete the ensemble. Those looking to work-out can use the hotel’s gym.
Weddings & Honeymoons: Private chapel, picturesque setting, romantic packages
Romantic weddings can be celebrated on the large estate that surrounds the hotel, with its picturesque olive groves. The property even has its own chapel, where the happy couple can tie the knot. The wedding reception can be sumptuously catered for, with culinary delights ranging from typical local dishes to international cuisine. White arcades, romantic courtyards with fountains, and rustic elements such as wooden beams, lend La Bobadilla a unique ambience. Couples can also book one of the Balinese beds in the VIP area, which features a private whirlpool, for quality time together.
Luxury Hotel: Highly praised service, gourmet restaurant, suites with terrace or garden
The 5 Star Hotel pampers its guests with a spa area offering an extensive range of massages and beauty treatments. Foodies will get their money’s worth in the gourmet La Finca restaurant. Naturally the hotel also offers first class service, for which it is often praised. All rooms and suites are individually decorated with traditional and modern elements, and offer plenty of sensual charm, with lots of natural wood and romantic beds topped by crisp white linen. The suites have either a private terrace or garden, while some also feature a whirlpool.
Eating & Drinking: Breakfast with show cooking, 3 restaurants, Andalusian and light cuisine
Every morning, the attentive staff serve a rich breakfast buffet, with hot and cold dishes prepared in an open show kitchen. Guests can choose where to enjoy their breakfast: either in the large, light-filled dining room of the La Bobadilla restaurant, or in the adjacent El Tropic, with its glass roof and 3 rooms decorated in colonial style. At lunchtime, La Plaza serves light entrees, snacks and tapas under white arcades overlooking a fountain. The hotel is renown for its gourmet restaurant, La Finca, where the head chef uses select ingredients to create dishes using traditional methods combined with his own personal creative twists. Guests may either dine in the elegant La Chimenea hall, with its high ceilings, pillars and Germanic tiling, or in the romantic flower-filled courtyard with its fountain. In the hotel’s third restaurant, El Cortijo, guests can enjoy a culinary journey through typical Andalusian cuisine, with occasional excursions into other regions of Spain. Here, guests can eat either in the dining room with its Arab-inspired lighting, or on the terrace with uninterrupted views. The poolside El Mirador bar is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset or finish off the evening on warm summer days.
Sport & Leisure: Large outdoor pool, tennis, hiking, horseback riding
The La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel is the ideal destination for active holidaymakers, as well as those seeking relaxation. It has both a spa – where guests can relax with beauty treatments, massages and a sauna – as well as a tennis court, gym and 1,500 square-metre swimming pool. In addition, guests can hike, horseback ride and mountain bike in the surrounding countryside. Hot-air balloon or light aircraft flights can also be arranged.
Location: Quiet setting amid rambling country estate near Loja in Andalusia
This 5 Star hotel is located in Andalusia, Spain, in the midst of a 350-acre estate filled with oak trees and olive groves. The cities of Granada and Malaga, both of which have international airports, are 55km and 65km away respectively. The nearest shopping opportunities are provided by Antequera, which is around 30 minutes’ drive. The famous Costa del Sol is about an hour away. A private or rental car is recommended for exploring the region, as the next bus stop is around 10km away.
What else? Experienced wedding planner and event organiser
In addition to weddings, the La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel can host other parties and corporate events. A total of 8 meeting rooms, including restaurant and bar, are available and can accommodate up to 160 people, depending on individual arrangements. It is also possible to rent the entire hotel for an event.


      wireless LAN
      • free of charge
      air conditioning
        • parking spaces, Free of charge
          laundry service
            garden/outside area
                    • 24 hour reception
                    room service
                        airport shuttle
                          shuttle to tourist attractions
                          • for a fee
                          • breakfast served in room
                          dogs permitted
                              table tennis
                                • for a fee
                                outdoor pool
                                • open seasonally
                                indoor pool
                                  fitness studio
                                    Outdoor playground
                                        • sauna use at extra charge
                                        Massage services
                                          wellbeing massage
                                            spa area
                                            • For a fee
                                            • facials
                                            • manicure
                                            • pedicure
                                            • body treatments

                                            Frequently asked questions

                                            Yes, the hotel provides free parking facilities for its guests: Parking space

                                            The following pools are available onsite: whirlpool, outdoor pool and indoor pool

                                            The hotel has 65 rooms in total.

                                            Check-in: 14:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock

                                            The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example outdoor playground and child care

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