We were a group of friends travelling and were looking to spoil ourselfes a little on this country retreat. Unfortunately we were a little disappointed. We did not feel that welcomed by the lady owner of the hotel, the rest of the staff though was very nice and helpful. The place is pretty but could do with a little fine tuning in the interieur design. We did not care too much for the smelly PotPurry all over the place (had to hide it in wardrobes to be able to sleep), the bedlinen could be washed with a better smelling product and the pink modern carpet in our superiour room did not match the antic furniture at all (we actually ended up stowing it under the bed, it was that disturbing). Wifi hardly ever worked. This Hacienda could be absolutely amazing with some little changes!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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". ... more less
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- Hacienda El Santiscal Hotel