Very near the Macarena basilica, and inside the old city walls, it's still a bit of a walk to the old historical centre, about 20 minutes, but there are convenient buses to take you back and forth if you prefer. The buzzy Alameda with its many bars and restaurants is only about five minutes away.
The 15 rooms are all individually-decorated in vibrant colours with lots of attention to detail, and are named after a famous local poet or historical figure. Large comfortable beds are covered in bright silks and have wooden canopies which are swathed in light cotton; the bathrooms are fitted with marble basins and handmade fixtures and tiles. I particularly like the junior suite's round bathtub/jacuzzi, which is set into a cosy wee alcove (or alcoba).
There is a small breakfast room next to the lobby in the beautiful Andalusian patio, and a rooftop bar that is open from Wed-Sat during the spring and summer months. During the day the rooftop area is for guests only but after 9.30pm the bar is open to the public.
Eating and drinking
A breakfast buffet is included in the price and served in the patio. As there aren't many (or any) little breakfast bars close by I'd recommend taking advantage of the one offered here. There is also a small cafe/bar next to the reception area.
A bit minimal with a rooftop jacuzzi, solarium, and also massage available.
The service is very friendly and personable but they could be more informed about good places to eat and drink in the vicinity.
Who stays there
Couples looking for a romantic getaway, anyone wanting an alternative to the touristy centre.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Gorgeous setting
- No minibar in rooms
- Not totally central