DWO Convento de la Magdalena
Standing on a hillside overlooking unspoiled Spanish countryside, this beautiful 16th-century building exudes Spanish character and history. It was first a church, then a convent, before it was restored in 2009 and converted into a luxury hotel. Original features remain, including beautiful arches, frescoed walls and religious paintings, alongside modern touches like air-conditioning, a wellness centre and an indoor swimming pool. Outside, the grounds are dotted with fruit and olive trees, vegetable plots, chickens and even a resident donkey.
Included with every Hosted Holiday
- Dedicated welcoming host
- Resort airport transfers
- Travel insurance and meals
Half Board: All breakfasts and waiter served dinners
Porra Antequerana cooking demo and tapas lunch
Included tour of Antequera
Guided walk and visit the Dolmens
International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
Return transfers direct to your hotel
Minimum 20kg checked luggage, per person
From £725 per person
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required
Food and drink
Breakfast and dinner are served in the hotel's waiter-served restaurant, where you will receive attentive service and a pleasant atmosphere. The hotel prides itself on its rich and flavoursome menu, with many of the ingredients locally sourced and even grown in its very own garden. You also have available the piano bar and the convent terrace to purchase and enjoy snacks and drinks while taking in the relaxing and peaceful surroundings.
During your stay we’ve included two visits: on Day 2 a guided tour of Antequera, and on Day 4 a guided walk to visit the Dolmens. There are some unique experiences available during your stay to enhance your experience further, including: A visit to the local "El Torcal" rock formations (extra charge for taxi) A local speciality cooking class and a visit to a nearby winery Bicycle rental Golf (within 3 km) Local walking trails on the Camino de las Arquillas, and more. Please note that some unique experiences will be at an additional charge.
There are twenty-one large rooms, authentic in design and character, with many of the original features still in place and some with the original floors. Due to the historical status of the building, the room configurations are all different, and some don’t have a balcony or terrace. There are lifts available to all rooms but there is some walking involved.
- Indoor swimming pool
- Wellness centre
- Sun terrace
- Currency exchange
Antequera, the closest town, is a beautiful place whose opulent Spanish baroque style has led to it being called the ‘Florence of Andalusia’. Take a taxi - it’s about 15 minutes away - or head off and explore the surrounding Spanish countryside on one of the many walking trails. The area is also well-known for its three megalithic tombs. Known as the Antequera Dolmens and listed UNESCO World Heritage sites, they date back around 5,500 years.
Optional excursions can only be booked in resort and are subject to minimum numbers
Granada and Alhambra Palace
Please note this excursion is pre bookable at DWO Convento de la Magdalena and needs to be booked with the agent 45 days prior to departure - please call for details. Today the magnificent capital of the ancient Nasrid Kingdom - the city of Granada – awaits. With fascinating insights from your local guide, you’ll visit the Alhambra, a monument remarkable for its beauty. Consisting of an ensemble of ancient palaces, gardens and fortress (alcazaba), it was initially conceived to house the Emir and the court of the Nasrid Kingdom, and later became a Castilian royal residence. Its unusual beauty lies not only in the interiors of the Nasrid Palaces, which features intricate, colourful decorations that are a highlight of Andalusian art, but also the way in which it blends into the natural elements of its location and commands awe-inspiring views over Granada and the Sierra Nevada. You’ll also find the Museum of the Alhambra – the city's main fine art gallery – and a former convent that has been converted into a Parador hotel. After, you’ll have some free time before heading back to the hotel – perhaps set out to discover exactly why Granada is world famous for its tapas!