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The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel

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The Afghani yurt at The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel in Spain


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The Hoopoe Yurt Hotel

Yurts tend to be associated with the outer reaches of Mongolia, but Hoopoe's six traditional tent-like accommodations offer accessible "glamping" in the untamed Andalusian landscape of southern Spain. Situated on three hectares surrounded by olive groves and cork oak trees, each yurt at this solar-powered retreat has its own private bathroom and is decorated with antique furniture and textiles from around the globe. Breakfast is included in the rates, and three-course dinners begin with tapas in the Herb Garden Bar. Although drifting in a hammock is a tempting way to spend your entire holiday, the surrounding attractions are well worth a day trip, including ancient cave paintings, the Moorish town of Ronda and the sherry bodegas of Jerez.

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