Explore the pleasures of the mountains of Granada at El Lodge
Pradollano is a small ski resort in the centre of the Sierra Nevada National Park. El Lodge was originally built in the 1970s and it was hoped that King Juan Carlos would visit to endorse the fledgling resort. However, he never did and El Lodge operated as a hotel and then an apartment block until a fire destroyed it in January 2014. The owners had invested much in the hotel, both emotionally and financially, and rebuilt it better than before. They took the opportunity to make the interiors lighter and brighter in order to make more of the magnificent views of the Sierra Nevadas.
El Lodge is built in the style of an Alpine Lodge featuring wood from Finland throughout and with interior design by Andrew Martin of London. Cowhide is a predominant feature throughout El Lodge with vintage wooden skis and sleds scattered about the communal areas. Children are welcome and there is a Children’s Club in the basement designed to look like a fairy tale forest.
El Lodge is a structure that can be filled to the brim at any time of the year, but winter is assuredly the busy season. The Lodge provides twenty suites to its visitors, including the Imperial Suite, with its outdoor Jacuzzi and view of the surrounding mountains. All of the rooms at El Lodge feature Nordic decorations in light wooden touches, and the amenities are all designed to add satisfying luxuries to your suite. The hotel also features a Spa and Wellness Center, with three separate treatment rooms and an indoor pool for visitors worn out from exploring the valleys nearby. The resort’s outdoor pool is heated and includes a large sundeck and a Finnish hot tub. El Lodge makes a special effort to care for families and provides a Children’s’ Club, and a childminder can easily be booked for your visit on a bespoke basis.