The intimate city-centre Hotel Villa Oniria in Granada retains all the welcome, charm and romance of the 19th century palace it once was. The scented garden and inner courtyard are filled with the sound of water. The hotel offers inventive Andalusian cuisine and is a favourite local meeting place for coffee, an aperitivo and an informal business chat. Neutral, modern interiors by Pascual Ortega have a special magic, and new technology has been skilfully incorporated into the 31 rooms. The ski resort of Sierra Nevada is less than 1hr away for a day of skiing.