Just past the main highway to San Antonio, it’s deceptively close to town, however the industrial area surrounding it is less than ideal. But once inside you’ll forget it’s there.
The décor, like the building, is quite old-fashioned and the rooms are dark, though I found the last point to be a relief in the blistering summer heat, as they stayed cool all day. The colonial-style four-poster beds in my suite indulged my inner princess, while the tower rooms and their balconies also had a bit of fairytale feel to them (Rapunzel anyone?).
A TV lounge with rustic furnishings, a fireplace and books - I think it would be cosy in winter but I had no need in the summer, I much preferred the Moroccan-style chill out tents around the garden.
Eating and drinking
The in-house restaurant, Sueno (which translates to dream) serves daily breakfast and a limited lunch and dinner menu, predominantly Mediterranean dishes that are beautifully presented and not too pricey. I chose the garden terrace, but there’s a more formal dining area indoors.
The pool is enormous, and has a Jacuzzi attached – my dream relaxation combination. There’s also a floodlit tennis court, if you can drag yourself away from the pool.
While the service in the restaurant was faultless, I have to say, the quality of housekeeping left a little to be desired and we were pretty much left to our own devices once checked in. Ideal when we wanted our own space, not ideal when we needed assistance.
Who stays there
Older travellers and couples on romantic escapes.
The cost of your room includes the use of a car – a very nice touch. Breakfast is included but you’ll need to pay for other meals.
- High-Speed Internet
- Swimming Pool
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers
- Escaping the crowds
Pros & Cons
- Fabulous pool
- Very close to San Antonio
- Can hear highway noise
- Poor service