ON PISTE, ON POINT El Lodge Sierra Nevada
Nestled in the heart of the resort village, Sierra Nevada, 2,300m above sea level you will find El Lodge Ski & Spa, an enchanting, Alpine-style boutique retreat constructed from seasoned Finnish timber and embellished with antler chandeliers and animal prints by designer, Andrew Martin.
Globally recognised by the Small Leading Hotels of the World (SLH), El Lodge boasts nine rooms and twelve suites and oozes the exclusive feel of a private chalet. For something extra special this haven for skiers can even be rented in its entirety for private parties.
With ski-in/ski-out privileges and 5* services such as a spa with an indoor and outdoor pool, fitness centre, kids’ club, restaurants and a buzzing après-ski scene, El Lodge is the ultimate in mountain luxury. Many of the beautiful rooms boast outdoor Jacuzzis and terraces with stunning mountain views. Complimentary WIFI, cable & satellite TV, in-house DVD players, iPads, music systems, Nespresso machines, minibars, humidifiers and Natura Bissé amenities are just a few of the five star facilities offered in the stunning Nordic inspired bedrooms.
The on-site restaurant, The Grill, boasts a relaxed, off-piste vibe combined with enticing cuisine. The decadent breakfast buffet serves an abundance of treats, as well as healthy options with everything from home-made pastries and artisan cheese platters, to smoked salmon and fresh fruit. You will find authentic game and fondue dishes of the lunch and dinner menus alongside fresh grilled fish and Caviar de Riofrio, the first certified organic caviar in the world, which is produced not far from Sierra Nevada.
The Sun Deck is Sierra Nevada’s only ski-in/ski-out restaurant making it ‘the’ spot for a much-needed relaxing lunch after a morning on the slopes. The fusion menu features Mediterranean dishes, pasta and BBQ’d meat. After a full day skiing wrap up in their cozy faux-fur throws by the roaring fire and enjoy a piping hot drink… can you imagine anything more perfect!
If it’s drinks your after then The Lounge’s lively vibe is the best spot for post-slope action. Relax in one of the deep leather Chesterfields by the fireplace to watch a vintage film or play pool before heading to The Bar to sample one of their exciting blend of new generation and classic cocktail concoctions.
You can even manage every aspect of your stay straight from your phone with the El Lodge app, now if that isn’t modern luxury we don’t know what is!