There are no superlatives excessive enough for how divine this place is! Breakfast served at our patio each AM, dinner by candlelight, cocktails on the terrace, lazy afternoons by the pool — and a staff so lovely and kind, we felt like family! Thank you Anthony, Gerry and Isabel for your hospitality!
We needed a hotel near Seville on our way from Portugal to Malaga and found this one at Conde Nast Traveller. We did not expect much and my wife asked “why do we need to go there?” before we arrived. At the end we were all overwhelmed by the magic of the place, the friendly, well trained and efficient staff and the owner Anthony, who definitely has guru qualities. I did not only have the best massage and many great breakfasts in a row but as well the most impressive inland sunset I have ever seen. Please don’t go there all at once, we do want to find a free room or a little villa next year when we plan to come back. Rainer and family, Germany
Hacienda de San Rafael is an experience and a destination in itself more so than just a hotel! It is a labour of love that has evolved over the past 30 years as the lovely and lively owner, Anthony, will explain to guests upon arrival. You will have breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places within the hacienda. A beautiful view and plenty of bougainvillea flowers decorating all that they do is guaranteed. We loved our breakfasts served, in our own outdoor veranda, by their happy and smiling staff. There are different types of accommodation spread across the hacienda. Some are super new and will even have their own infinite pool. Others are older but still charming. The place never seems crowded as the hacienda is large and the various 'houses' are spaced out. We had one of the pools to ourselves during our stay (normally we would not stay in places with 'many' pools but this is not at all a mass resort. It is all about giving guests maximum privacy and enjoyment). The food is good and the staff is really lovely. It is not that close to any of the major tourist destinations (Sevilla, Cordoba, etc.) but travel is easy if you rent a car as the roads were empty, at least when we visited. We would recommended just staying at the hacienda to enjoy its beautiful grounds, gorgeous nature and the amazing hospitality that is on offer. A perfect holiday to unwind in a beautiful place that feels like your own hacienda!…
This Hacienda is just perfect. We stayed for three nights with our 6 year old son and had the mot wonderful cassita to stay in with a beautiful pool. Jerry the manager is so lovely and all of the staff are friendly, kind and helpful. The owners' boys were staying and our son had so much fun playing with them. We can't wait to come again, The food, service and atmosphere are wonderful in every way.
Beautiful place!! the owner has amazing taste for ancient furnitures and decoration. We loved our stay. Jerry, the manager, is very efficient to make you have a great stay. The food is also very good.
Timing is apparently everything. My wife and I booked three nights to celebrate our anniversary and her birthday, and thanks to Covid we arrived to find we were one of only three parties staying. The extent of the grounds and the seclusion of the accommodations meant that we felt as though we were the only guests. The "casitas" (cottages) are beautifully built and decorated and you'll want for nothing in terms of amenities. We were treated like royalty and fed like kings – breakfast on the patio outside was truly wonderful. Lounging in the pool, chatting with Tico the friendly labrador, and walking around the fields that encircle the Hacienda are all treasured memories. Such a wonderful place!
We had the fortune of having this incredible Hacienda all for ourselves. The owner and the staff are visibly passionate about providing a great experience for their guests. The great level of detail across the board speaks to this as well. Every little thing is thought through and will make you want to come back!
The Hacienda has the feel of a grande family country home. We spent 2 nights enjoying the location with long walks, lounging by the pool and eating delicious meals prepared onsite. Truly a place for respite and relaxation. A few pointers Location itself is remote, unless doing activities you will probably eat onsite. Dinner is prix fix. 50 euro. Meals were delicious but not inexpensive. Breakfast (included) had variety and lunches were menu based We stayed in one of the cottages and it was quite cool (end of October), no heat - so bring warm clothes Service is attentive.
We had the best time at the Hacienda. The Hacienda is beautifully decorated, has relaxing pool areas with great spots at your choice to have lunch and the sunset view is simply amazing. Breakfast and lunch are delicious with many options and are served privately. The people at the Hacienda are very kind and give great suggestions if you want to visit Sevilla, as we did. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again soon. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
One of my favourite places in this world. I have been to Hacienda de San Rafael many years ago and came back recently. I was more than delighted to find still the charm that I remembered with many improvements. Very exclusive with attentive service. The hacienda is absolutely beautiful with lush gardens, several pools and places to relax. Food is served in the gardens, on a patio or wherever else one wants to eat. Staff is super friendly and very efficient, the food is fresh and delicious, and the owner Anthony is very charming. I highly recommend this place and can't wait to be back. This time sooner!