The moment my husband and I walked back in the door and received our second warm, friendly Enfrente Arte welcome, we knew we'd made the right choice by returning. After enjoying our first stay in this wonderful hotel so much, we chose to come back and stay in 'The Tower' room for my birthday. The Tower is an old building which stands alone behind the main part of the hotel, snugly secluded in the beautiful gardens, next to the koi pond. It has three separate levels and is quaint, rustic, quirky and cosy.... we absolutely loved it. We took advantage of the inviting, traditional stove as Ronda can be quite chilly in November! The Tower room might not suit you if you suffer with walking difficulties or back problems etc, just from a steps point of view, but we fell in love with it instantly. It has a distinctive, but not overbearing African theme to it's décor and with it's shuttered windows and old wooden roof beams, it's unique character and atmosphere really appealed to us!
Our breakfasts were delicious (I recommend the crepes!). The hotel itself is wonderfully maintained.... we really enjoyed exploring the place again and noticing the little changes that had been made here and there since our last visit, e.g. the wonderful new tile mosaic on the vespa! It is an absolute pleasure to sit in the subtropical garden, listening to the sounds of water and birds and watching the many different types of fish in the ponds. The free bar is another fantastic bonus to staying at Enfrente Arte. It is one of the many things that really make you feel like you're at home when you're there. We're not big alcohol drinkers so it's great to have the option of teas/coffees/soft drinks/juices as well as alcoholic drinks. And there really is no limit at the bar, the staff will never frown at you for refilling your glass :)
So onto the staff... they really are what makes this hotel so wonderful. From the second you walk in the door you are made to feel as if you are part of an Enfrente Art family. I cannot emphasise how friendly, helpful and warm they are. Having worked in a hotel myself and had plenty of dealings with this business, I do understand that it is not always an easy job, and to have a team of such terrific people greeting and assisting guests is rare and is such a huge asset to any hotel. Any query or request we had was answered or dealt with immediately and with no problems whatsoever. I was even wished a 'Happy Birthday' which was hugely appreciated!
So as per my previous visit, and my previous review, I cannot give Enfrente Arte anything less than full marks again! We cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. An absolutely amazing place. If finances allow, we hope to be back in 2012.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- EnfrenteArte is a bohemian, alternative, funky,… hotel. It was born with the idea of being a prolongation of your home: without rules, schedules and with free access to every single part of the hotel during all day.Beautifully situated in the oldest paved street of Ronda and surrounded by historic buildings, this unique and laid back hotel is located a few minutes away from the city centre facing the natural park 'Sierra de las Nieves'. Several romantic courtyards and terraces offer stunning views of the mountains, the river 'Guadalevin', the old city and the renowned horse riding school 'Maestranza de Ronda'.The hotel itself has been decorated with eclectic details, original and historical artwork and atmospheric lighting. Above the very intimate bar and relaxed dining room, the hotel also has a TV room, Wii, a library and free internet access.The subtropical garden, with a large variety of exotic plants, birds and fish is an attraction for nature lovers, and, the children. The hotel also provides an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and the treatment of pedicure by the “Doctor Fish”Our self service bar offers a selection of tea, coffee, refreshments, natural juices, beer and different wines. Probably the most remarkable characteristic is that during your stay, all drinks, breakfast and the use of all facilities are included in the price of the room, making EnfrenteArte your home in Ronda. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Enfrente Arte Hotel
- Enfrente Arte Ronda