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Hotel Enfrente Arte
Ranked #2 of 39 Hotels in Ronda
Certificate of Excellence
Netherlands
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Funny Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

After having found this hotel on Tripadvisor, we decided it could either be very nice or just disappointing. We decided to give it a try and were not disappointed!
Upon entry we immediately came across the little car (fiat ?) that was cut in halves, with the front part in the reception area. One of the 2 rooms was not ready yet (we were early) and we were given the key to the room with balcony. It was very roomy and nice, as was the bathroom. When I stepped onto the balcony/terrace however, there was a little snake bathing in the sun. After it had been removed - Dimitri told us that it was the 2nd time in 10 years he had seen a snake- we went downstairs to pour a glass from the free bar. The children already really liked this place and were pleading with us to stay longer than only one night. We sat in the back seat of the car sipping our drinks and life was good! After finishing our drinks, we went on exploring the hotel and found it to be a very fun and quirky place. We even had a dr. Fish treatment .
We unfortunately could not use the pool which was just outside our room, because the weather in this week was not too good. The hotel is full of little nooks and corners and although some areas could use an update (e,g, upstairs room with the play-station) it is worth the money.
The beds were not too comfortable, and the sheets would not stay in place, so I think there is room for improvement there.
After all it was a very nice 1 night stay in a beautiful Spanish town and we have already promised our children to come back sometime in early summer, when the weather is bound to be better. Thank you Dimitri and Anna for a lovely stay!
By the way, breakfast is nice too, with several hot items, cooked to order.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Stayed here with my partner in April 2012. The entrance hall immediately caught my attention with various quirky attributes. We were showed to our boutique room and I was eager to see how it would be themed. Edward Hopper! Room was great, quirky and fun with a good bath and comfortable bed. Smelt a bit damp.
Breakfast was excellent with lots of choice of hot and cold food made by fresh as we waited. The it was the whole hotel is full of entertaining nooks and crannies and it was fun exploring and finding more bits to it.
Would definitely recommend this place and a visit to Ronda.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

People have said it well. The hotel is friendly, fun, and very different and memorable. Funky, yes. We arrived by car, and did have trouble with the directions and got lost-- difficult driving! But we were helped with the on-street parking, and didn't drive until we left in two days. I only saw one room, so can't speak for how comfortable they all are, but ours was too dark. Lighting did not allow for any looking at guidebooks or maps once the sun had gone down. Interesting lamps, yes, functional, no. Our room also did not get wifi, but it was available in common areas. Looking at the pictures here, I realize we didn't even see several of the possible places to hang out! It was too cold to be out in the garden, or sit admiring the view, and those areas would be fun to take advantage of. It is definitely a steep walk up into town to find dinner (in pouring rain). But the lively, unique atmosphere and helpful staff make up for any inconvenience in lighting or distance.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

I'm still not 100% decided on this hotel. There are, as people have said, a lot to see in this hotel and the free bar is excellent, as are the breakfasts and all the quirky furniture and decor. But at the same time, certain areas did smell a bit damp (due to all the water) and the rooms are a bit dark and quite basic. The walk to the old town is a bit of a killer so not suitable for people with accessibility issues as IT IS STEEP! Staff were very friendly though and we were able to check in early and check out late. Loved Ronda and would recommend the hotel although next time, will probably try and stay in the old town instead.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

this is a hotel i have no words for..
So my husband booked this hotel.. and it was a total surprise for me.. he told me when we reached there.. the surprise is the madonna has stayed here before.. but honestly.that seemed so secondary after we reached the hotel.
Its clearly been made with lot of love and passion.
We stayed in what i found the best room of the hotel. The tower house.
The hotel is a museum of interesting concepts.. i will post some pictures for you all to see.
I wanted to come back from the city sooner , so i could spend more time sitting in the different rooms they have created!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ruchi_chopra_foodie
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Property: Hotel Enfrente Arte
Address: Calle Real 42, 29400 Ronda, Spain
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Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Ronda
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Ronda
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ronda
Price range (per night): $113 - $166
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Enfrente Arte 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
EnfrenteArte is a bohemian, alternative, funky,… hotel. It was born with the idea of being a prolongation of your home: without rules, schedules and with free access to every single part of the hotel during all day.Beautifully situated in the oldest paved street of Ronda and surrounded by historic buildings, this unique and laid back hotel is located a few minutes away from the city centre facing the natural park 'Sierra de las Nieves'. Several romantic courtyards and terraces offer stunning views of the mountains, the river 'Guadalevin', the old city and the renowned horse riding school 'Maestranza de Ronda'.The hotel itself has been decorated with eclectic details, original and historical artwork and atmospheric lighting. Above the very intimate bar and relaxed dining room, the hotel also has a TV room, Wii, a library and free internet access.The subtropical garden, with a large variety of exotic plants, birds and fish is an attraction for nature lovers, and, the children. The hotel also provides an outdoor swimming pool, a sauna and the treatment of pedicure by the “Doctor Fish”Our self service bar offers a selection of tea, coffee, refreshments, natural juices, beer and different wines. Probably the most remarkable characteristic is that during your stay, all drinks, breakfast and the use of all facilities are included in the price of the room, making EnfrenteArte your home in Ronda. ... more   less 
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