SO/ Sotogrande overview
SO/ Sotogrande is a luxury 5* Spanish golf resort and spa situated in the picturesque backdrop of Sotogrande, between the Andalusian mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel has a range of lavish rooms, each with a private balcony overlooking the Almenara golf course and beyond. A blend of beautiful surroundings, excellent living space, and modern facilities make SO/ Sotogrande a welcome resort for anyone looking to play golf in Spain.
Within the resort, you have the Almenara Golf Club, a 27-hole parkland course designed by renowned golfing innovator Dave Thomas. All three loops of nine at Almenara Golf Club offer a very different and unique challenge across a stunning landscape of oaks, lakes, and pine trees.
This unique establishment enjoys the privilege of being located within the enviable surroundings of the Sotogrande Hills. SO/ Sotogrande has 152 guestrooms, all of which contain modern facilities and simple yet elegant decor. Each room has a private terrace from which you can enjoy the beautiful gardens or panoramic views across the golf course and the Mediterranean.
The different categories include: 19 SO Cosy, 97 SO Comfy, 12 SO Studio, 10 SO Suite, 6 SO Lofty, 6 SO Two, 2 SO VIP All rooms feature terrace or balcony, mostly with floor-to-ceiling windows, a lavish bathtub and separate rain-shower.
SO/ Sotogrande offers a contemporary touch by letting its rebellious spirit play with local tradition. A mix between the atmosphere of the destination and the imagined soul of the hotel creates a unique experience with style.
Restaurant & Bars
There are a number of fantastic bars and restaurants to choose from including:
When mixology meets local lifestyle, an exciting social experience awaits. MIXO is the hotel’s contemporary and fun bar with the best combination of a lively club and a chic lounge. FEEL THE PULSE in the “jungle” with wild cocktails.
EL CORTIJO Inspired by traditional cuisine, El Cortijo focuses on the best Andalusian products and the freshest ingredients. Savour the Pata Negra corner and its delights.
HI - SO Where delicious recipes from the outdoor, wood-burning barbecue meet vibrant and audacious pool parties. It is a fashion event where everyone meets and socializes whilst being carried away by great tunes.
CLUB HOUSE The favorite spot for locals to meet and enjoy panoramic views over the 27-hole golf course.
VIP BAR Chic and intimate bar ideal for private events and parties.
FINE-DINING (opening Summer 2022) Get ready for real, culinary, theatrical work where each act takes you on a journey…
Spa & Leisure
Within the resort guests can enjoy extreme relaxation and beauty services from SO/ Sotogrande's very own Elysium Spa & Wellness Center, as well as other health and fitness regimes. Set in an oasis of serenity and lush gardens this is definitely one of the best luxury health wellbeing center in Sotogrande and Costa Del Sol. Elysium features all the best in innovative treatment and revitalising beauty therapy, with the advice of experienced professionals to make the stay tailored to the customer’s needs.
The spa offers 8 dedicated spa rooms with natural therapies, a modern cosmetology , 3 SO/ SPA treatment cabins, Cryotherapy, Flotion & Physio rooms, Thermal and hydro pools and much more.
SO/ Sotogrande is located in Sotogrande, Costa del Sol, just 30 minutes north of Gibraltar Airport and an hour away from Malaga Airport. The hotel is near the marina, world-renowned golf courses - La Reserva and Valderrama golf courses, as well as Santa Maria Polo Club.
On Site Activities
Perfect for a day away from the Sotogrande golf course, guests can enjoy access to the exclusive El Cucurucho Beach Club overlooking the Mediterranean coast, with views of Gibraltar and the Sotogrande Water Sports Marina.
At Almenara Resort golfers will also have some of the finest golf courses in Spain at their fingertips. In just a short drive guests can play the legendary 1997 Ryder Cup course Valderrama, La Reserva de Sotogrande and the very beautiful Finca Cortesin, amongst many more. This is the best selection of golf courses that you will find in Europe, leaving you spoilt for choice.
You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the multiple sporting activities offered in Sotogrande including two beach clubs, tennis, windsurfing classes, and the equestrian centre.
Outside of the resort guests are able to enjoy the many attractions that Sotogrande has to offer. Daily outings into offshore waters will give visitors an opportunity to witness whales and other marine life in their natural habitats. Local shopping is also an option with the luxurious Marina Banús Shopping Centre in Puerto Banús and the Sunday Sotogrande Street Market just a short journey away.
Around Sotogrande, there are also various historical and archaeological sites to visit. Carteia, a city founded by the Phoenicians at the mouth of the Guadarranque River, and Barbésula, a hilltop Roman villa outside Pueblo Nuevo are great areas to learn about the culture and History of Spain.
Other activities in the local area include the Castellar Zoo, Selwo Safari, quad trails, water sports and visiting Gibraltar, amongst many others. You will never be short of options in the Sotogrande area.
Almenara Golf Course
Located onsite at SO/ Sotogrande, this magnificent parkland course offers three excellent loops of nine. Each course is superbly maintained and provides narrow rolling fairways with fast greens to create a challenging test of course management. The tightest of the three is Los Pinos (Pines), with tree-lined fairways taking much of the limelight. Los Lagos (Lakes) has a series of water hazards, and finally, Los Alcornoques (Corn Oaks) which hosts some of the most dramatic holes on the course.
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"A great 5* resort makes this one of our bestsellers in Southern Spain. Large rooms, good food and 27 holes onsite make this resort tough to beat."
Senior European Travel Consultant