Hotel Amanhavis Hotel is a hidden gem tucked away in the quiet mountain village of Benahavis.
Each of their beautiful rooms are individually furnished with historic themes such as "The Christopher Columbus Berth" or "The Alchemist's Laboratory". All of the rooms have free Wi-Fi and air conditioning.
Guests can relax on the hotel's terrace lounge or take a dip in their outdoor pool.
Hotel Amanhavis Hotel's restaurant takes pride in bringing creative innovations to classic Spanish foods, and uses local ingredients. They also boast an impressive wine list, and feature indoor and outdoor seating by the pool.
Benahavis is bordered by the coast and mountains and home to many restaurants, shops, galleries, and bodegas, and small enough that most of the village can be explored on foot. During their stay guests can enjoy hiking, riding Andalucian horses, golfing, and swimming in the warm, Mediterranean waters.
Reviews of Amanhavis Hotel's restaurant were so glowing they bordered on hyperbolic, with many happy patrons claiming it to be the best restaurant in Spain, and some going so far as to say it was one of the top ten places they'd eaten at anywhere in the world. They emphasize locally sourced ingredients and put a creative spin on traditional Spanish foods.
So much attention to detail
Each of the rooms are individually themed and furnished, and guests were quite impressed with the level of detail that went into the design of each room. Some of the themes include "The Philosopher's Study" which has quills and a 100 year-old Bible on the desk, and "The Astronomer's Observatory" which has a skylight and working telescope.
Their customer service is top notch
Nearly everyone who stayed here or ate at the restaurant agreed that their customer service is excellent. The employees were very professional, and those that interacted with the owners of the hotel found them to be friendly and personable.
They host a lot of events
Weddings and other events are popular at this hotel, and some guests who stayed during an event they were not part of found that their needs came second to those of the party goers. They complained of loud music, and that the common areas of the hotel like the pool and restaurant were monopolized by the banquet guests.
Parking can be tricky
Multiple guests complained that there wasn't always parking available at the hotel, and they were forced to spend much of their trip hunting for a space of the side streets.
It's a little pricey
Many guests noted that both the rooms and restaurant prices were on the high side compared to other establishments in the area.