January 2016

A place for all Seasons


One of the things I like about Juan Valiente is that each season brings a different set of pleasures. Yesterday, after a long drought, the snow finally fell on the peaks above us. Autumn leaves have given way to snowflakes and sunglasses to ski goggles. So come on down, hit the slopes and return to hot showers, a raid of the wine cellar for a bottle of Vega Sicilia Unico , soups and stews. Then off to our cinema perhaps before retreating to an armchair by our open fireplace with a 10 year old brandy and books.

In sight of the summit


Blame a lack of breast milk, simple ambition or a need to be closer to the sun. Whatever the reason I always felt the need to climb. Back in the day it was the Himalayas, rock and snow. Now it’s the ranking of hotels in Spain. Allow us a moment of pride as after seven months of ascent we are in sight of the summit. As of yesterday we are now joint first in the prestigious national ranking of Rusticae, the elite, invitation only website dedicated to Europe’s best private hotels and country houses with a 9.8 customer score. What next? The gruelling search for that elusive 9.9 of course!

November 2015

At Juan Valiente we want you to feel the Pressure!


To ensure we don’t rub you up the wrong way we have added Shiatsu Massage to our basket of goodies. To this end we have entered into collaboration with the Niguelas Shiatsu Centre who will despatch a professional along with futon and of course a rice cloth to renew or diagnose you as preferred.

So kick back and feel the pressure!

60€/ 1 hour

October 2015

The Murcian and his Pisto


It’s not everyday that the tables are turned and one of our clients cooks for us. But that is exactly what happened when Antonio Rodriguez came to stay.

Sleeves rolled up and apron fastened he set to work making his renowned Pisto Murciano along with
one of our chefs. Thank you Antonio . So much did we like his vegetarian dish that we have  added it to our menu.

Anyone else fancy a turn in the kitchen?

In Search of Perfection


Our aim is to please our clients and given our 100% perfect score in Trip Adviser,we seem to be doing just that. However, a couple of guests said they would like more variety in our menu and another said they wanted more exotic alcoholic drinks.
So, after a month of testing recipes and alcohols we are delighted to announce that we now have over twenty dishes in our menu and over thirty exotic alcohols including such rarities as Mojito de Orujo and our own Vermouth. Yum Yum, Sip Sip!

August 2015

Offer!! – Settle In


For those of you who really want to dig in and totally unwind, Juan Valiente are offering a 10% discount for stays of seven days or more.

With a week you can visit Granada, hang out in some extraordinary clubs, horse and bike ride, scuba dive or ski, walk the sierras, visit the Alpujarras and still have time to soak up those rays and a few bottles of wine!

Offer!! – The company of Friends


Juan Valiente is a wonderful place to enjoy the company of friends. So, if you reserve FIVE rooms for a MINIMUM of THREE NIGHTS we will give you the other TWO rooms FREE! And to make sure everyone has a good time, we will give a 20% discount on all our drinks and snacks, a 30% discount on purchases from La Bodega and a 20% discount on ALL MEALS providing at least ten people eat at the same time. To take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER, please contact us directly by calling +34 958 777 600 or via e-mail to info@juanvaliente.com

Walker’s Basic Kit


To stay at Juan Valiente and not walk in the world natural heritage landscape which surrounds us is almost a crime! But don’t forget to ask for one of our essential survival kits comprising : rucksack, water bottle, map, fruit, hat, muesli bar, fruit juice and a sandwich.

8€ per kit ( including the loan of the hat, bottle and rucksack.)

Wine Tastings


Come and join us to discuss and sample four selected top wines from a chosen region of Spain and take the rest of the bottle with you to enjoy during the day.

35€ per person including a bottle of excellent wine. Groups of four.

Olive Oil Tastings


Why not sign up for a Juan Valiente Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting?

Lorenzo, who worked for three years as a consultant to some of Spain’s biggest Olive Oil producers, will take you through the entire process from tree to bottle, ending of course with a tasting session of three of Spain’s top oils selected from our extensive stock.

15€ per person, minimum two people.