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 lazy afternoons swimming and relaxing. Hotel staff were more than friendly and helpful. If there is anything to fault, it would be that we found the evening meal a tad disappointing, but perhaps that is to be expected from a restaurant only frequented by hotel guests. Other than that, we had a more than pleasant stay here and I would highly recommend the hacienda to anyone looking for some relaxation and 'heritage' feel.
- 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