This rural hotel in the Andalusian countryside offers wonderful views of the Sierra Morena Mountain Range. It features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, 2 vegetable gardens and free Wi-Fi throughout. All rooms at Hotel Rural El Criadero are individually styled. They feature air conditioning, heating and a fan, and include a flat-screen TV, iron and a work desk. The private bathroom has a bath tub or shower. The El Criadero restaurant serves a modern fusion of typical regional dishes, using local products. Guests can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities in the surrounding area, including hunting, hiking, fishing and horse riding. Hornachuelos and La Sierra Norte de Sevilla Nature Reserves are 20-18.6 miles away.
Housed in Espiel’s former train station, this hostel is located by the River Guadiato, 35 minutes’ drive from Córdoba. It has a garden with an outdoor pool, padel court and great mountain views. At Albergue de Espiel you can choose between a room, a bed in a dormitory or a whole cottage. All air-conditioned accommodation comes with a TV. The cottage also comes with a kitchen and a terrace. Albergue de Espiel has a shaded chill-out area in the garden, and there is a lounge with a fireplace and pinball machine. Home-made Andalusian food is served in the dining room. The hostel organises activities such as climbing, abseiling, archery and mountain biking. Puente Nuevo Reservoir is 10 minutes’ drive away. Hornachuelos and Cardenchosa Nature Reserves are also nearby.