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If you are looking for something else than just a hotel to stay for your holidays or business trip in Andalusia, keep reading. We would like to share with you our first top picks of places, offering a wide range of experiences. This month we kick off with a list of five exquisite hotels in Andalusia. They are properties which combine the Atlantic coast of Cádiz, the Jaén’s Sierra and the city of Jérez. Keeping in mind what you are looking for, we have picked these hotels among those which enjoy a high degree of recognition by those who visited together with the rating at Responsible Hotels.

Resort Fuerte Conil, an award winning hotel for its green iniciatives

hotel Fuerte El Rompido SpaThe Fuerte Conil Resort is located at the La Fontanilla Beach, five minutes walking from the village of Conil. Several awards and prizes confirm this hotel has taken a serious stance regarding the environment. Its guests may enjoy an ecological garden as well as a “responsible route” where the eco-friendly measures are explained: visits to the solar panels and eco-efficient machinery among others. Everything is thought to make the hotel as sustainable as possible: from water economizers to software to optimize input consumption and from LED lights to appropriate use of renewable energy. Moreover, the  Fuerte Conil Resort, offers a variety of fair trade products and organic food. It also co-operates with social local projects. Fuerte Conil has a 10/10 rating at Resonsible Behaviour. Visit Fuerte Conil at Responsible Hotels


Hotel & Spa Sierra de Cazorla

Hotel & SpaSierra de CazorlaThe Hotel Sierra de Cazorla is located nearby Cazorla, in the Jaén Province, with which it mantains strong ties. It offers spa treatments, which use olive oil as a curative element. There is also a hydrotherapy pool, heated with solar energy, massage cabins and a range of saunas. It is part of the local business scheme of the “European Chart of Sustainable Tourism” of the Cazorla National Park and other protected areas as well as supporting local projects promoting local food products. The hotel restaurant, Los Templarios, is specialized in local dishes and stews. The design is of oriental, Morroccan and African style but always integrated in the local environment. Finally, the hotel makes an effort to promote the local leisure and cultural activities, all of which has allowed the hotel to get a fairly high rating 9/10 in Authenticity. Visit Hotel & Spa Sierra de Cazorla at Responsible Hotels


Playa de la Luz, the sound of the waves among pinewoods and dunes

Playa de la Luz **** Set among forests and natural sand dunes, Hotel Playa de la Luz offers direct access to Rota Beach. Not often, can one see how the waves break upon the hotel façade once stays in. This property features two big “patios” of palm-trees and orage trees as well as one of the best wine cellars of the area. One of its best features is the buying-policy of the hotel aimed to buy from local suppliers. By doing so, the local gastronomic offer is enriched. Both guests and employees become more concerned about environmental issues as result of the hotel efforts to rise awareness. But all in all, if there is something in which this hotel points out is its general environmental management, which has granted a rating of 9.2/10 on Energy Efficiency. Visit Hotel & Playa de la Luz at Responsible Hotels.


Hotel Duque de Nájera, a great location for a great hotel

Hotel Duque de NajeraHotel Duque de Nájera enjoys an extraordinary location next to the beach of Rota and its marina, which allows great views of the Cádiz Bay. There are two adapted rooms for people with reduced mobility. The hotel has a bike rental allowing to enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. The guests’ impression about the responsible behaviours of the hotel is very positive, which translates in a very good rating, 9.3/10 on Guest Satisfaction. Visit Hotel Duque de Nájera at Responsible Hotels.


Hotel Jerez & Spa, an exquisite service

Hotel Jerez & Spa ***** The  Hotel Jerez & Spa is a five star hotel strategically located next to the Andalusian School of Equestrian Art and the Hontoria Park. One of the hotel attractions is its spa, offering aromatherapy, massage and other treatments. The hotel takes very good care of the decoration, profiting of its traditional furniture collection, which always catches the eye of the visitor. As remarkable is as well the El Cartujano restaurant, serving Mediterranean food and barbaques at the terrace, surrounded by lovely gardens. Along with all this, the hotel benefits from an impeccable quality of service, which is reflected in the rating 9.7/10 in Customer Satisfaction. Visit Hotel Jerez & Spa at Responsible Hotels.

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