Aside from being a nightmare for anyone trying to arrive by their own car (no problem with a taxi) this is a really great location because you are on the edge of the Barrio Santa Cruz and just about ten minutes from both the main sights and shopping areas. Fabulous tapas bars are just a stone's throw from your hotel room.
You can choose between doubles, superior doubles and junior suites. Because of the various houses, each one with its own character, the rooms all have their own individual style and décor. Many with balconies, wood-beamed ceilings, antique furniture...there aren't any two alike.
Aside from the rooftop swimming pool (open only during the summer) there are almost as many public areas here as private rooms, with lots of courtyards – many with fountains and plenty of greenery – as well as patios and lounge areas. Free WiFi is available in the downstairs public areas near reception.
Eating and drinking
The brand new Emporión restaurant – two floors and two private dining rooms – near the main entrance, is also open to the public, though I have yet to try it out.
The spa with its Roman theme includes a sauna and jacuzzi – check with reception for the price list.
I find the English-speaking reception staff to be very friendly and helpful.
Who stays there
Well for one – Jean Paul Gautier. So probably celebs and anyone who enjoys private and comfortable luxury.
Buffet breakfast is 19 euros. Limited parking for 19 euros.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Celebrity spotting
- Special occasions
Pros & Cons
- Fascinating experience
- Hard to get to