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Hacienda El Santiscal

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The very name of this exquisitely restored and noble 15th-century manor house evokes a sense of romance and adventure as profound as the Spanish Golden Age itself.The term "Santiscal" comes from a Roman country villa located in the grounds of the Hacienda that was discovered in the late nineteenth century.Story has it there was once a knight called Juan de Armario. In 1485, when Ronda was laid to siege by the Christians, he was the first to enter the mine where the moors kept all their supplies and died in the venture. As a reward for his bravery, the King granted the knight’s sons five estates at the foot of the Sierra del Santiscal mountain range, where they built what would become the family residence, today called “Hacienda El Santiscal”. This beautiful fortified building has magnificent views to the Lake and its Nature Park thanks to its strategic location. You can now enjoy it for yourself.Our countryside property is located in Arcos de la Frontera, a historic city, capital of the Route of the "Pueblos Blancos" of Cádiz (White Villages), near the Nature Park of Grazalema, declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.Arcos de la Frontera, declared a Historical Monument in 1962, is one of the prettiest towns in Spain, perched on a high rock from which hung a multitude of white houses together with a medieval castle that is testimony to the magnificent past of this romantic and legendary town which belonged to the Arab court of Medina Sidonia.Today, Hacienda El Santiscal, is a unique accomodation that has maintained the flavor of yesteryear in its walls with the conforts of today, without losing the charm of the old manor houses, as has successfully adapted to the new times in order to become a green hotel, as they credited the two quality labels obtained in 2011, the spanish "Parque Natural de Andalucía" y the european one "ECEAT".
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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La Parra Airport26 km
Sevilla Airport73 km
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Having arrived at Arcos de la Frontera on Sunday mid day there was a slight concern that the information office would be closed and finding somewhere to stay might be difficult. Our luck was in and we were pointed in the direction of Hacienda El...More

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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El SantiscalResponded July 7, 2013

WE CAN ONLY SAY, ​​THANK YOU. Thanks for coming, for your comradeship, for choosing us, for thinking that it was the perfect place for you........, for everything. Gracias y Hasta siempre¡¡¡¡

Reviewed May 3, 2013

This hotel is very authenthic spanish, has a great atmosphere and very friendly host and cook. besides that it is located on a very good location, near the mountains, the coast as well as Sevilla. And the food i very delicious. we hope to come...More

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Response from paquig, Owner at Hacienda El SantiscalResponded May 4, 2013

Dear Karen and Jan: Thanks for your comments, we are pleased to hear that you liked our services and amenities. We hope you return to visit us. This is a region with many attractions and our Hacienda, we believe, the ideal place to relax after...More

Reviewed May 1, 2013

stayed two nights and enjoyed the restful surroundings as well as the location which is very well- situated for trips in to the mountains and to see the 'white villages' around Grazalema - not to mention Arcos itself which is well worth an extended exploraton....More

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Response from paquig, Owner at Hacienda El SantiscalResponded May 4, 2013

We agree with you that Arcos de la Frontera certainly worth an extensive visit and required historical documentation, not in vain all the top of the city was declared a historic monument. Its strategic location, hanging from a high Rock makes it seem incredible that...More

Reviewed May 1, 2013

We only stayed here for three days, but we are sure to come back another time. Beautifull location, good food and wine, lovely scenery. The rooms were perfect and the service great. Be carefull when you want to reach the lake to watch the birds,...More

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Response from paquig, Owner at Hacienda El SantiscalResponded May 4, 2013

We feel very much to know that your wife had a mishap when accessing the Natural Park area for bird watching. Always we notify that the descent is difficult, especially because of the steep terrain that, being owned by the state, we are not allowed...More

Reviewed April 30, 2013

This is a lovely Hacienda outside Arcos de la Frontera. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. The rooms were spacious, warm, and comfortable. The food was fantastic. It is a very peaceful setting. Though we only stayed for one night I would have liked...More

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Response from paquig, Owner at Hacienda El SantiscalResponded May 4, 2013

Most of our guests come to our Hacienda as part of a circuit for the entire region, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Malaga and Cadiz finally, since we are located geographically in the center of the province with very good communication to places of interest. However, due...More

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"Ask for the room with the beautiful terrace with a magnificient lake view!"
Jul. 15, 2018
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"3 very comfortable large bed. Large walk-in wardrobe. Bathroom clean small bath and overhead/flexible..."
May 20, 2018
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"Our upstairs room, number 1, had great views and privacy."
Mar. 31, 2018
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"country view"
Oct. 19, 2017
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