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Reviewed June 28, 2013

The old hacienda is an oasis of peace. The owners are very friendly and helpful when needed. The garden is nice with a small pool and a magnificent view.
The rooms are different in size and we had a big enough room overlooking the garden. It isn't hip or 'design' but rural and comfortable.
The hacienda offers dinner as well on request and it was very convenient to stay in the first night. The wine was good, the atmosphere is good but the food wasn't over exiting. So is breakfast. Not bad but not exciting either.
Arcos (the old part) is a sweet town not too far away with plenty of places to eat and drink and a great view from the Parador at the top of it.

Room Tip: the rooms facing the garden seem bigger than the others. All are very quite, there is hardly any traffic around the hacienda.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2013

Thank you very much for leaving your opinion which of course helps us to improve our services. We know that our dishes are not design nor intend to, because what we wanted to give our guests the feeling of being at home with minimally processed products, homemade or from local producers. We wanted to capture the simplicity of the countryside, both in our decor and our kitchen. We hope at least to have met your expectations. Best regards.

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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 Santiscal. From the moment we arrived we knew it was the place for us. Beautiful old Hacienda in stunning countryside and very quiet. Beautiful rooms and even the least expensive had a charm of its own. What a good idea to have a round swimming pool when you have stunning views all round. You see it all! We could not have been better looked after by Husain (The Chef, who was not only a brilliant cook but also had great sense of humour) his wife Francessca and their beautiful daughter. Attention to detail was 1st class.

Room Tip: Depends on what you want to spend. All good
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this reviewResponded 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¡¡¡¡

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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 back here!
Karin and Jan

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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paquig, Owner at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this reviewResponded 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 a long day of sightseeing. A very warm greeting from our chef and the whole family of "El Santiscal"

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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. The nature (birds especially) is easy to see here and quite exotic for those like us who live further north.
Warm personal welcome, friendly, good food, and discreet service.
Thank you!

Room Tip: Our standard room initially seemed small but on balance it was excellet too. Swimming pool not tested as the weather turned cool cloudy windy when the pool was full :-)
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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paquig, Owner at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this reviewResponded 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 the houses can be there without falling.
We hope you come back soon to visit us and to enjoy our village and its surroundings. Here we wait for you. Merci beaucoup et a bientôt.

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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, it can get stuck in the mud as my wife did!

Room Tip: Our room was perfect, we do not know about the other rooms, but I guess all are good
  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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paquig, Owner at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this reviewResponded 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 to change or touch. Also the fact that it is complicated, facilitates ecosystem protection of birds, because that way it prevents people with motorcycles come to barbecuing or swimming in the lake, which would cause many birds to flee the place. It is also possible that the fall was because the ground was too muddy due to the heavy rain we have had uninterrupted until a few days ago. Precisely the end of April we had a hail storm, something incomprehensible to the date in question.
We really appreciate your lovely words about our services and we are very happy that finally, your wife did not suffer any damage. We hope to see you again soon¡¡¡

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