If this was a cheap B&B, its quaint old fashion style might charm. Unfortunately we concluded that it is certainly not worth £140 a night when compared to the other hotels we stayed in in Andalusia during our trip. Therefore we felt this was very, very overpriced. Compared to competition in this price bracket, this B&B falls well, well short. This review below might seem harsh, but if the family charge these prices it needs to be judged to the standards of its competitors in this price bracket. We stayed in a number of hotels on our trip round Andalusia and this B&B was by far the most expensive AND the least nice we stayed in.
The building and interior: It very much feels like someone else’s family home where they have given over the spare rooms to receive guests, rather than commercial hotel you are paying to stay at. How much is this a home instead of a hotel? There are no locks on the bedroom doors!!! We had the exclusive use of the bathroom across the hall and the lock didn't even properly work on that!!! It reminded me of staying at a friend's house in the spare room (which is fine, but you don't pay £140 when you stay in a friend's spare house). The décor is a mismatched of old furniture. There is no theme or design, but rather furniture is the product of what the family has picked up over the years. It is their old, tattered and mismatched belongings, and with the family photos around the house, it really does feel like this is their home, rather than a place designed to review outside guests. Definitely not smart boutique. The bathroom was just terrible and the worst mismatch of leftover stuff of it all.
The views: Amazing. This is what you come for and it cannot be denied that they are very good. The views from the pool are particularly impressive.
The owners: a very nice and well mannered British family (the grown up kids were there when we stayed). The family have most of the rooms on the ground floor as their living space so you see quite a lot of them, especially at dinner.
Dinner: The house is about 7km from Aracena. Therefore, eating with the owners is the only option if you don’t want to drive. Canapes are served before dinner and guests share small talk before sitting down to eat. The father of the family seated each of the guests alternatively male then female around a single dinning table and takes his seat at the head of the table. Dinner is eaten with the owners and served by the grown up children of the family. It is basically a dinner party with the owners. The food is nice, but at €35 a head for a set menu, as with everything else about this B&B, it is very overpriced (it does include some very drinkable wine though).