Three centuries of History
In 1729, the Nuñez de Prado family built this “señorial” house. A curious wooden plaque hanging in the Patio tells us about the origins of the house.
Looking down the cliff, the spirit of this solid and welcoming mansion still rocks to the strong Levante wind and sleeps during the midday sun.
During the mid 20th century, the famous dancer Antonio Ruiz Soler, internationally known as “Antonio”, was the owner of this mansion.
In 1998, Elena Posa, from Barcelona, fell in love with the house, and settled here determined to respect its authenticity but at the same time living in her own style, and she has transformed it into a small, quiet, and unique hotel with the intention of receiving the guests “as I would like to be received if I were being received in this place”, she says.
If the surroundings are astonishing, the powerful personality of the house awaits indoors.
The floors laid down by the different owners of the mansion from the 18th century up to the beginning of the 20th century have been kept. Clay tiles polished by the years, antique coloured floor tiles that brighten up the rooms with their changing patterns, renaissance marble.
Each detail has been chosen carefully: lamps, furniture, paintings, stuccos, curtains, lime mortars, colours…
An eclectic house. Old and new, polished materials like stainless steel and glass together with rouge ones like ceramic and wood. And wherever possible, handmade.
From the quiet talks, the reading, the wines, the sun, the breakfast in the Patio or the Terrace to the changing lights that surprise the eye, everything invites you to relax.
The Patio is a pool of light where the reflections change constantly, following the time of the day and the seasons and the movement of the blue reflections. Light pours through windows and balconies. Pink sunrise light, blinding midday light, delicate sunset light. The light.
Small details shake hands with big ones.
Nothing better to start the day than a quiet “fiesta”: breakfast served in the Patio or on the roof terrace. Freshly squeezed orange juice, yogurt, fruits, fresh cheese or dry sausage, mollete (white bread roll), assorted jams and honey, corn flakes, muesli, olive oil, butter, sweet crunchy pancakes, coffee or tea and milk.
Our guests congratulate us for this opening of the day.
Solid and gracious vaults at the corners that throughout the day play to catch lights and shadows.
We like organic materials: wood, clay, iron, marble, stone. And the traditional fabrics: wool, cotton, silk and linen.
The sight stops on something nearby: a flower, a bell tower… Or it gets lost amongst the hills, following a bird flying to the infinite.
The whole house seems to have been handmade by an artistic spirit.
Following the Roman and Arab tradition, the patio is the heart of the house. Marble columns, original black stone capitals, whitewashed arches and vaults talk of centuries of rustic splendour. The marble slabs used to dress the floors of a 16th century Convent in Puerto Real.
Whitewashed vaults dominate this space that opens onto the Patio. It is warmed up in winter by an iron chimney and it is refreshingly cool in summer. This library is a peaceful room that invites you to read.
The roof terrace
From the roof terrace the view is impressive. On the edge of the cliff you can watch the birds swirl at your feet. A wonderful “canvas” surrounds the terrace: the sandstone bell towers of Saint Mary’s and Saint Peter’s Churches guard the house; Guadalete river valley awakes at its feet, the air constantly cut by birds, the dizzying cliff…
The gallery with its playful small vaults and with the haiku collection on the wall.
The massage room
A space for well-being.