Cortijo Sabila – THE place to stay in Andalucia

Cortijo Sabila, a small boutique hotel in Andalucia,  oozes charm, making it the perfect base for your trip to this part of Spain.


Based on my online research prior to booking, I knew my stay at Cortijo Sabila would be a luxurious one. Reality exceeds expectations here though and it turned out to be the perfect hotel in every way.

Why Andalucia?

To say I fell in love with Andalucia would not be an exaggeration. The scenery is breathtaking. Pretty whitewashed houses, olive farms dotting the countryside, sunflowers growing by the side of the road and windmills standing tall in the grass. The history is fascinating. The magnificient Alhambra in Granada, the beautiful Mezquita of Cordoba and exotic Seville – do I need to say anymore?

Pueblos blancos – the white villages of Anadlucia
Sunflowers along the road

The location

40 minutes from Malaga airport, the village of Villanueva del Rosario is where you will find Cortijo Sabila. Cordoba’s Mezquita and Granada’s Alhambra are only an hour away.

If beaches are more your thing, then a number of them can be reached within an hour’s drive. If instead you want to explore the El Torcal National Park, all it takes is 20 minutes to get there.

The view from my room


Bought in a a state of disrepair by a British couple and lovingly restored, the house has handpainted tiles, large courtyards and luxuries amenities.

The rooms, all en-suite,  are decorated with paintings of flamenco dancers, a mirror shaped like a fan (used by female flamenco dancers) and cushions with quirky prints. Luxurious linen and branded toileteries add to the experience.

The grounds boast a jacuzzi, pool and numerous gardens where you can hide away with a book and a drink!

cortijo sabila


The breakfast spread is magnificient. Fruits with muesli and yoghurt, freshly squeezed orange juice, tea/ coffee, buttery croissants, bread with butter & different varieties of jams and eggs made to order. All served by Ray and Yvonne(the owners) with personal attention. No boring buffet here!

We also had dinner twice and they were memorable too. Being vegetarians, we didn’t know what to expect but Yvonne came up with innovative dishes  which looked as good as they tasted! Sample this – we had ravioli in a cream pesto sauce and stuffed aubergines with tempura rice the first day. The next day, we had a filo pastry stuffed with feta cheese and a Mediterranean vegetable bake topped with bread crumbs. Sounds yummy , doesn’t it?

If you want to book a stay here, visit their website for the best rates.

The opinions in this article are entirely my own. I was not compensated for my stay in any way.

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