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Hacienda El Santiscal

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Pool & Beach (30)
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Certificate of Excellence
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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".
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Free parking
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Jose warmly welcomed us to the Hacienda. We had been travelling for a VERY long time and didn't want to go out to eat but they offer a lovely selection of sandwiches and small plates. We requested for 8 PM and were served in the beautiful sunroom. A request for a bottle of
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Good value for money. Staff friendly and welcoming.Location delightful. The dining room faces an unspoilt rural panorama and the sunsets just wonderful. Peaceful walks in surrounding countryside.Breakfast was varied and nourishing, and pleasantly non-English. The dinner menu
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Dear Madam: Thank you for your opinion which is very important for us. We are very happy thet you enjoyed your stay with us and we take notice of your advise about the kettle. For sure, in your next visit, you will find it in your room. Kind regards
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We stayed here for one night 2 weeks ago . We only booked 15 mins before we arrived . The manager owner was very welcoming . The room was great with a window over the courtyard and another facing the fields . We booked dinner and I had a huge sea bass with vegetables it was
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 5 Feb 2019
Thanks a lot for your opinion, We are very happy that you have a delightful stay and dinner. We hope that you visit us soon. Kind regards.
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A place for a relaxing stay as you visit Arcos de la Fronterra. Places to walk, bike and run. The breakfast was well worth the money. We ate all of of meals there and were very satisfied. The hacienda was built in 1452 and has been owned within the family for generations. They
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 6 Oct 2018
Thank you very much for having understood, valued and enjoyed the true spirit of our Hacienda and the place it occupies until now in the History of Andalusia. Knowing that we are in a place before the Discovery of America (1485) makes our Small Charming Hotel, a unique and very special place to stay. We just hope they decide to return.
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We were given a very warm welcome. The Hacienda is beautiful in its old world charm. Our room was spacious and beautifully decorated. We had lovely views of the countryside,breakfast was delicious and the pool a delight
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Response from Hacienda E, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 24 Aug 2018
Thank you very much for your comments which made us very happy. We will continue working hard to make fell our guests home. Kind regards
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slapen in een zeer antiek bed met houten treden opzij, een ervaring op zich
Bathroom with a shower and bath tub.
Are you open for business this time of year?
I am sorry Sir, we have been close till this wekend for winter season. From now we are at your disposal. Kind regards
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"Ask for the room with the beautiful terrace with a magnificient lake view!"
"3 very comfortable large bed. Large walk-in wardrobe. Bathroom clean small bath and overhead/flexible shower. Nice views to the north."
"Our upstairs room, number 1, had great views and privacy."
"country view"
"we had the one and only large terrace in room 2 - the premier room we had was good - be very careful if you choose other rooms "
US$67 - US$133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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