The best hotel and restaurant near the Circuito de Almería race track?

August 3, 2020

The best hotel and restaurant near the Circuito de Almería race track?

If the luxury accommodation, restaurant and location we provide are “perfect” for hosting the future stars of Formula One Ferrari, it’s probably good enough for you!

We have had some tremendously talented young racing drivers and their support teams staying with us in recent months and they have all found us to be an oasis of Andalucian perfection, comfort and relaxation moments away from the intensity of the race track.

What a fabulous find. Just 20 minutes drive from Almeria race circuit, this family-run hotel on the edge of a Spanish village is a total gem. Lovely, clean, quiet rooms and beautiful authentic food. A must for our VERY foodie family! Nothing is too much trouble for owners Clayton and Rachel…who made us feel so very welcome. The highlight of our trip was an impromptu pizza making evening, which our teenage son Zak thought was brilliant. We thoroughly recommend Casona Granado. Top marks!!

(Posted December 2019) by the Father and Manager of Racing Driver, Zak O’Sullivan.



Wind-down and rev-up from the perfect long or short pit-stop to the start line of the Tabernas Desert Race Track in just 20 minutes.

If you’re a practising speed junkie, or, you get a kick out of hearing the roar and seeing the dust fly as superbikes and motorcars race passed you with exhilarating noise and speed, you will be in daredevil heaven when you visit the infamous Tabernas Race Circuit.

A practice ground for some of the legendary Formula One stars of today and a breeding ground for the stars of tomorrow, the Circuito de Tabernas (or Circuito de Almería), provides racing and motorsports enthusiasts with a special thrill.


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Spain Circuit Group is the only 100% privately owned Group of 4 circuits in Spain; Sevilla, Almeria, Andalucia, Iberia. Click here to visit their website.

Situated in the semi-arid lunar landscape of the Andalucian desert – the Circuito de Terbanas is the warmest and driest race circuit in Europe meaning it provides the perfect environment and a popular choice for testing and track day events throughout the year.

Surrounded by dramatic mountains and breath-taking desert scenery, the view of the 4.2km lap with its challenging corners, climbs and descents and a thrilling back straight, deliver adrenalin and atmosphere by the shed load.

Staying here and getting there is spectacular

If you enjoy the open road you will love the ease of the journey that gets you from your door here at Casona Granado, your luxury boutique hotel and restaurant, to the nearby Tabernas race circuit. Guided along by the incredibly smooth and gently-winding tarmac, it takes just 20 minutes for petrol-powered vehicles and approximately 1 hour 20 minutes for people-powered rides – depending on if you obey the speed limits, your level of fitness, or how often you stop to admire the scenery! Remember, it’s not a race until you get on the track!

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Don’t be surprised if you feel like you’re travelling through a scene from a Spaghetti Western.

That’s because many of the westerns filmed between 1964 and 1978 were stories that took place in the dry landscapes of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico. However, these often low-budget movies were commonly filmed in the Tabernas Desert here in Spain instead. Some sets and studios built for Spaghetti Westerns survive as local theme parks, (Texas HollywoodMini Hollywood, and Western Leone) and continue to be used as film sets today.





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