“Ancient meets modern at this eco-friendly beach hotel with 2 restaurants and a glamorous spa”
The hotel is divided into 2 parts: the old historic wing and the newer spa wing. Rooms in both have dark wood and sleek lines, though these common themes are paired with black slate and contemporary glass in the spa wing, and beautiful period detailing (wooden floors, chess-board tiles) in the original building. Most have terraces or balconies.
Rooms break down into various shapes and sizes, with some sleeping 3 or 4 on a combination of doubles, singles and sofabeds. They face the beach or garden (the former have lovely blue and white tiles in their bathrooms; the latter come with sunny yellow tones), and it’s definitely worth bagging a sea view if you can - we loved opening our curtains each morning and gazing out over the empty sand.
All bathrooms have a shower and tub (except Corner Rooms, which have showers only), plus you'll find robes, hairdryers, toiletries and essential oils. Our bathroom was separated from the sleeping area by a clever rattan screen, which slid back to create a fantastic sense of space.
For full details of the various options, see Rates.
The hotel’s environmental concerns encompass the food served, which is sourced locally and features many regional dishes. Much of the produce is grown in the kitchen garden, or plucked from the sea on the same day it reaches your plate.
At the high end, Restaurant Villa Teresita (open daily for lunch and dinner) has fantastic sea views, white tablecloths and a formal atmosphere. The ethos is 'eco Mediterranean gastronomy' - think Iberian ham, roast pigeon, oysters and lobster-filled pasta.
The Bistro del Mar is more relaxed and less pricey, serving informal dishes and tapas by day and evening (patatas bravas, codfish fritters, fennel salad). From June to September, a BBQ is set up on its terrace and you choose from a selection of fresh fish and seafood, which is then grilled in front of your eyes - we feasted on crayfish, razor clams and mussels, which were all delicious. The bistro is also the setting for breakfast, which includes mixed breads, homemade marmalade and pastries, fresh fruit, cold meats and local cheese.
The hotel is very family-friendly, and in addition to being on a large, safe and gently shelving beach, it offers a kids' club and a variety of family-friendly room options.
Babies (0-1 years), Toddlers (1-4 years), Children (4-12 years)
There are family rooms with 3 and 4 beds, configured however you need them, but if you need plenty of space and have older children, you might be better off booking 2 separate double/twin rooms as the family rooms are a squeeze
Available by advance request
There are highchairs and baby cots (both free to borrow)
Remember baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking
The hotel’s kids' club runs on Saturday and Sunday afternoons year-round, as well as during the week in August. The hours are 2-6pm, and it caters for children aged 3-10, offering supervised creative play (sticking, drawing, that kind of thing)