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Hacienda El Santiscal

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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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What a peaceful oasis after a hectic Holy Week stay that included many processions in Granada. El Santiscal is lovely and the staff very eager to please, kind even after I goofed up the in-room safe. It was especially good to find it after our GPS let us down and we successfully
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Owner at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 12 May 2017
Thank you very much. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We tried to do our best. We hope that you come back as soon as possible. Best regards from sunny Andalusia.
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A wonderful place with character and very welcoming atmosphere. Small and cosy rooms situated in a good location to explore the beautiful surroundings. The owners, hosts, are taking good care of their guests. The service was excellent. We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant which
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 25 Apr 2017
Thank you very much for your nice comentaries about the Hacienda and our services. We are happy to welcome guest like you who understand the caracter of our small charming Hotel. I wish to see you soon.
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A wonderful place with a soul. Relatively small and cosy in a good location to explore the beautiful surroundings. The owners, hosts, are taking good care of their guests as well as their property. Orange tees and flowers blossoming when we were there. The service was excellent
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 6 Apr 2017
Dear guest: Thank you very much for your opinion that makes us continue working more, to improve or at least not to disappoint. Being the "top of the top", as you have written, makes us proud, because all our effort is rewarded. We hope to have you back soon here.
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Nice accomodation with a nice view fromout the diningroom. Communication in English is not always possible with the staff. There is a friendly and humoristic owner. The bathroom is a little bit small but good enough.
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 6 Apr 2017
Thank you very much for your opinion. We understand that being friendly with our guest would make them feel at home. We hope that this not disturb you in anyway. Sorry for the communication in english but this is an small country hotel and the staff is also local, but the owners who speak several lenguages are always nearby. Thanks a lot
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we had a warm welcome, the rooms were authentic and verry clean, nice panoramic view from the hacienda. A good place for a long walk in nature. The lady of the house gave us all necessary touristic information.
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Response from H-ElSantiscal, Propietario at Hacienda El Santiscal
Responded 6 Apr 2017
Dear guest: Thank you very much for your opinion that makes us continue working more to improve. We take note of your suggestions and hope to have you back soon here.
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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.
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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 "
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PRICE RANGE
US$74 - US$126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hacienda el santiscal hotel
LOCATION
SpainAndaluciaCosta de la LuzArcos de la Frontera
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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