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Hacienda El Santiscal: Country hotel in Arcos de la Frontera

H G Arcos de la Frontera - Cádiz - Grazalema - White Villages

Hacienda El Santiscal
(7 rooms)

Website - email - Tel. 616 309 310

Hotel in protected 15th century noble house near Arcos de la Frontera on the the white villages route and on edge of the Grazalema Biosphere Reserve.

The very name of this exquisitely restored and noble 15th-century house evokes a sense of romance and adventure as profound as the Spanish Golden Age itself.
Story has it there was once a knight called Juan de Armario. In 1485, when Ronda was laid to siege by the Moors, he was the first to enter the mine where they 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 thanks to its strategic location. You can now enjoy it for yourself.


The hotel has twelve rooms (seven double rooms, three junior suites and two suites with a lounge and fireplace or private terrace). All the rooms have private remote-controlled air conditioning/heating and fully-equipped bathrooms with hair dryer and welcoming products.

Since the hotel occupies a protected historical building (15th century), all the rooms are different. Some rooms have wooden beam ceilings, Arab brick or earthenware tile floors, paneled furniture, etc. although all are decorated in a cosy style that fits in with the style of the house, imbuing it with simplicity, elegance and character.

Other facilities include a dining room, arbour with private window, reading room with fireplace, garden and swimming pool, terraces, direct access to the lake, central Andalusian-style patio, bar, parking, and all surrounded by a large area of land, sunflower and wheat fields and olive groves.

Prices and offers and special online offer

All bookings with a minimum stay of 3 nights made through our website receive a 10% discount.

  • Low Season: January, February, March, July, November and December.
  • High Season: April, May, June, August, September, October, long bank holidays, weekends, Easter and Christmas.

Official prices

  Low High 
double €75 €99 
double for individual €66 €90
suite  €112 €137
junior suite €94 €124
extra beds €24 €24


  • Horse riding
    Visits to stables, rides, shows, riding lessons, horse-drawn carriages, etc.
  • Fighting bulls
    Visits to breeding farms, 'capeas' (teasing the bull with the cape without killing it), 'rejoneo' (bullfights on horseback), etc. Wild Bulls.
  • Outdoor sctivities
    4x4, hiking, bicycle tourism, bungee jumping, paragliding, hot-air ballooning, hang-gliding, etc. Sports activities.
  • Wineries
    Visits, gala dinners with shows, product presentations, etc.
  • Nature Reserves
    Visits to Grazalema, Alcornocales, Doñana, etc. Presentations
    Product presentations, advertising spots, private management meetings, etc.


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