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Hacienda El Santiscal

1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   El Santiscal, 173 ( Lago de Arcos), 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at this beautiful hacienda for 3 nights. It is the perfect place to relax. The garden has a very nice pool. We were made very welcome and all the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was superb. It was large, very comfortable, spotlessly clean and had a wonderful view of the garden. lake and the surrounding countryside.... More

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H-ElSantiscal, Owner at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this review

What more can we say, thank you and a thousand thanks for being able to understand and appreciate "the soul of our Hacienda" which is none other than the calm and silence. We look forward to serving all of our guests with the same effort to achieve your satisfaction. We hope to see you again here. More

Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My Husband and I spent 3 nights in this idyllic hotel. The rooms were spotlessly clean; the Staff were amazing and could not have been more helpful. We chose to eat lightly in the afternoon as it was so hot and the food was very good and well presented. The owners were so helpful and we thought that the short... More

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Estamos encantados de que disfrutaran su estancia en nuestra Hacienda y solo podemos agradecerles que nos hayan dado ese calificativo... More

amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed at Hacienda Santiscal for only 2 nights, but we will come back and recommend friends to go there. It's a lovely and lovingly restored very old Cortijo. The rooms and bathrooms are very comfortable and extremely clean.. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.. We did not have a chance to try their kitchen but we have heard it's... More

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H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinión and your nice words. We are happy that you enjoy your stay with us. We hope that you come back soon. Hasta pronto¡¡¡ More

Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Stayed here on a weeknight in early Dec; we were the only guests. The staff could not have been nicer. We had drinks and a snack before a roaring fire in the lounge area. The room was lovely and breakfast was delicious. Very highly recommend.

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H-ElSantiscal, Owner at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice words. We are very happy that you feel welcome in our Hacienda. We wish that you come back in any other occasion. Best regards. More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Our night at the Hacienda El Santiscal was among the highlights of our trip to Spain. Our room was spotless and beautifully decorated and the building itself is wonderfully historic. The staff was friendly, helpful, and professional, and our quiet sunset dinner on the patio was absolutely lovely. After venturing into the steep, narrow streets of Arcos the next day,... More

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H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this review

Dear guests: Thank you very much for your noche impressions about our charming hotel. We are delighted to have met your expectations and will be a pleasure to welcome you again in this, your house, whenever you want. Hasta pronto from sunny Andalucía¡ More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

As many others have said before me: this is a truly wonderful retreat for some relaxation and feeling of luxury. We had one of the standard rooms, but even that was decorated tastefully in hacienda-style and good value for money. The pool area overlooking the valley and outskirts of Arcos de la Frontera is perfect - we spent 2 wonderfully... More

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H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this review

Dear guests: We are delighted that you could enjoy peace and relaxation to return back to your everyday life with more strength and energy. We know our location and the silence that permeates our old house, is one of the most appreciated added value and therefore try to keep it, hence our restoration service is not a top gourmet but... More

Cork
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The building is beautiful, as can be seen from the photos. The garden with swimming pool is pretty and quiet. The terrace is shaded. Nice place to laze and read with an occasional dip before heading into Arcos or off to see Ronda. The rooms are suitably furnished to give that old-world feel you can see in the pictures. I... More

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We can only thank you have understood perfectly the ambience and character of our house, as well as the mark that we wanted to give our services. Indeed, most importantly for us the tranquility and privacy of our guests that have permanently in sight a waiter. Therefore, we prepared small bells that, when attention is required, can be touched and... More

Starcross, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This hotel is situated in a wonderful location.When you drive in it seems you are in a residential area, but as soon as you reach the hotel it is peaceful and all you can see is countryside and the lake. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We would not hesitate to stay again or recommend it to friends

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Dear guests: Thank, first of all, that you chose us to spend part of your holiday in Spain. We feel very fortunate for that and besides, we greatly appreciate your feedback on our services. Of course, we will be very happy to see you again here and hope to return again to meet your expectations. We will keep working hard... More

Ghent, Belgium
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

this is our first visit to hacienda el santiscal it is a heavenly hacienda with a beautifull and extremely well-kept garden with a fantastic view its location near arcos de la frontera (and with beautifull pueblos as medina sidonia and grazalema) is exceptional one regret : for 135 € the 'full' breakfast could be included (instead of trying you to... More

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Dear Mr. and Mrs. Hamerlinck: Thank you for your nice words about our Hacienda. We are very happy that you enjoy your stay and that you like all the región which is really beautiful. Yes, indeed, our location is perfect for explore the área and as well is a good retreat to relax. Sorry if our meal has been under... More

Alicante
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We spent three days here and after Reading other commments on here I have no idea what anyone complaining is talking about. Yes there is an urbanization one side but once you drive down thier long driveway you may as well be in another world. Peaceful, and beautiful. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lake and the pool and the... More

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H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Wholeheartedly thank you very much for your words and we are pleased to see that you have captured the soul of our little housing. We always emphasize on highlighting our most significant added value as silence, peace, nature, character and of course service, and we strive to make everyone feel at home. We hope that you come back... More

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Address: El Santiscal, 173 ( Lago de Arcos), 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Arcos de la Frontera
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hacienda El Santiscal 1*
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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". ... more   less 
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