TRIVAGO: EnFrente Arte nº 1 in 6 categories
The users of TRIVAGO TOP HOTEL have chosen Hotel EnFrente Arte – Ronda as one of the best hotels ranked NUMBER 1 in 6 categories. At present our hotel is in pole position for various sections: Number 1 Best Family Hotel – Ronda – 20.02.2009 Number 1 Best Rural House – Costa del Sol – 20.02.2009 Number 1 Best Place for Walkers – Costa del Sol – 20.02.2009 Number 1 Best Hotel for Honeymoon – Province of Malaga – 20.02.2009 Number 1 Best Rural House – Ronda – 20.02.2009 Number 1 Best Hotel for Walkers – Ronda – 20.02.2009 http://www.trivago.es/ronda-31527/hotel/enfrente-arte-106388 TRIVAGO travel page compares prices and valuation of more than 40 booking offices on the Internet, with 152.344 hotels in Europe. Last week (8th – 15th of February) 637.314 visitors planned their upcoming trip with Trivago.
Crazy home with fun, funky touches and fish pedicure
EnfrenteArte is a bohemian, alternative, funky bed and breakfast hotel, decorated with eclectic details, original and historical artwork and atmospheric lighting. A Fiat 600 in reception – why not! There are lots of fun and funky touches. Lights and birds nesting in old basketballs. Wall murals of Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury. Car tyres converted to occasional tables. A surfboard dining table. Plus quality amenities and helpful hosts. For those enjoying Ronda on foot, you’ll appreciate the complimentary “Doctor Fish” pedicure, as well as a sauna, outdoor pool and jacuzzi. During your stay, all drinks, breakfast and the use of all facilities are included in the price of the room. LOCATION AND ACTIVITIES This 3 star hotel was born with the idea of being an extension of your home – without rules, schedules and with free access to every single part of the hotel during the day. Enfrente Arte has 12 doubles rooms of different types, each with its own character and individual design. Some offer romantic courtyards or terraces with views of the mountains, the river ‘Guadalevin’, the old city or the renowned horse riding school ‘Maestranza de Ronda’. As well as all the quirky art touches, rooms have a private bathroom, television with Canal Plus, Sky TV and free movie channels, telephone, central heating and air-conditioning. The included breakfst is available until midday, which is especially welcome for those who’ve enjoyed Spanish-style late night dinner and entertainment in the local bars and hostelries. Also included in the room price is the Enfrente Arte service bar which offers a selection of tea, coffee, natural juices, beer and different wines. You can also sample the “Doctor Fish” pedicure treatment and hace access to all hotel facilities including Jacuzzi, sauna and outdoor pool. 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’. “A unique design offering a lot of fun” Hotel Enfrente Arte Calle Real, 42 Ronda, Andalucia 29400 Spain http://www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/EnfrenteArte#Top
Kukuxumusu And Ronda
Ronda has got a new touristic symbol, and she owes it to the famous cartoonist and brain behind the Kukuxumusu brand, Mikel Urmeneta, who was nominated ambassador of the city last year. On this international Day of Tourism he carried out himself the presentation of the logo, accompanied by Cayetano Ordoñez, Matador and grandson of Antonio Ordoñez. In this picture we see the moon, a green leaf, a heart with moles ‘aflamencados’ (‘flamencosized’?), a penknife, a fork and a mega known New Bridge (Puente Nuevo) over a the gorge forming a bull’s head. What about the logo: Ronda, natural luck, wanting to show everything the city offers. The new official touristic logo designed by Kukuxumusu will also by very present in the streets of Ronda and, also you will find all types of merchandising (shirts, magnets, key holders, postcards, etc.) that will be sold in the Tourist Office of Ronda, the Moorish Baths, close to our Hotel EnFrente Arte and at authorized points the brand has got in the area. He said it himself: <<The moon refers to the romantic nights and spell, the green leaf refer to the link with nature of the city, the New Bridge over the Tajo explains the monumentality of Ronda, the penknife represent the land of bandoleros, the fork it’s local gastronomy and the read heart, friendship and Ronda as headquarter to celebrate fairs>>. The brand Kukuxumusu, which means ‘flea’s kiss’ in Basque, was created by two friends back in 1989, to give a radical change to souvenirs, changing the concept and creating something of better quality.
Lonely Planet – Andalucia
On an old cobblestoned street, the Belgian-owned Enfrente Arte offers a huge range of facilities and funky modern/oriental decor. It has a bar, pool, sauna, recreation room, flowery patio with black bamboo, film room and fantastic views out to the Sierra de las Nieves. What’s more, the room price includes all drinks, to which you help yourself, and a sumptuous buffet breakfast.
Enfrente Arte AWARDED TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS
Inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ of Five-time Certificate of Excellence Winners on the World’s Largest Travel Site CITY, STATE/COUNTRY – Date, Month, Year – Enfrente Arte HOTEL today announced that it has been recognised as a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honour those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience. EXAMPLE QUOTE: “Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire team at Enfrente Arte HOTEL and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Filip Eyckmans, Owner at Enfrente Arte HOTEL. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.” “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years is a remarkable feat. TripAdvisor is pleased to induct five-time award winners into the ‘Hall of Fame’,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on consistently delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.” When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honourees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. -ENDS- Enfrente Arte HOTEL About TripAdvisor TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 340 million unique monthly visitors**, and more than 225 million reviews and opinions covering more than 4.9 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to millions of monthly TripAdvisor visitors. TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) manages and operates websites under 24 other travel media brands: www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.everytrail.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.thefork.com (including www.lafourchette.com, www.eltenedor.com, www.iens.nl and www.besttables.com), www.gateguru.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.jetsetter.com, www.niumba.com, www.onetime.com, www.oyster.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.tingo.com, www.travelpod.com, www.tripbod.com, www.vacationhomerentals.com, www.viator.com, www.virtualtourist.com, and www.kuxun.cn. *Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, December 2014 **Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users, Q1 2015 Enfrente Arte HOTEL Real Street42, 29400 Ronda, Spain
Enfrente Arte in Frommer’s Travel Guide
Enfrente Arte in Frommer’s Travel Guide – On Rondas oldest paved street and surrounded by historic buildings, this little inn faces the natural park, Sierra de las Nieves. The mansion, parts of which date from the 13th century, has been beautifully decorated and handsomely restored, with whitewashed walls and a roof of red tiles. Bedrooms ranging from small to spacious have different decorative themes, from Arabic to Spanish to French. The dramatic tower room has the best views. Above the intimate bar and informal restaurant there’s a recreation room with TV, library, and computer with free Internet access. A subtropical garden has exotic plants, and the courtyards and terraces open onto views of the Old Town and the countryside. Acinipo Hotel – Close to the bullring, this modern hotel was created from two buildings—one a restored antique, the other completely contemporary. The older structure was the home of two celebrated artists, Tellez Loriguillo and Miki Haruta of Japan. Small to spacious bedrooms open onto views of the ravine and the distant mountains. The plumbing, lighting, and furnishings are ultra contemporary, in tasteful, comfortable surroundings. The best bedrooms have a hydromassage tub and a living room. The on-site restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and Mediterranean dishes. Particularly good are desserts like delectable chestnuts with brandy cream. Husa Reina Victoria – On the eastern periphery of town, this country-style hotel was built in 1906 by an Englishman in honor of Queen Victoria. It’s near the bullring and has terraces that hang over a 147m (490 ft) precipice. I lemingway frequently visited, hut the Reina Victoria is known best as the place where poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote The Spanish Trilogy. 1 lis third-floor room is now a museum with first editions, manuscripts, photographs, and even a framed copy of his hotel bill. The hotel, with its Victorian architecture, gardens, and terraces, has an enduring appeal. Rooms are big and airy, some with living rooms and many with private terraces. Alavera de los Baños – In the San Miguel quarter of the Old Town, this hotel near the Baños Arabes (Arab baths) dates from the 17th century. It’s an atmospheric place with great character, low ceilings, and wooden beams. The inn was featured as a backdrop in the classic movie Carmen. Bedrooms have panoramic views of the Serranía de Ronda and the city walls. There’s a garden and a pool. Bedrooms are small but comfortably and tastefully furnished with little shower-only bathrooms. Hotel Don Miguel – A few steps east of the Plaza de España, this hotel of several interconnected houses oilers a vine-strewn patio above the river, a modernized interior with exposed brick and varnished pine, and simple but comfortable small rooms. Overflow guests are housed in a building (no. 13) across the street. Rooms here have the same dramatic views and are similar to those in the main building. Hotel Polo – The hotel in its present incarnation dates from 1973, but the building itself has been housing frugal travelers for over a century. Today the Puya brothers are in charge ol this family business, running a well-maintained and decent four-story corner building right in the center within walking distance ol the Puente Nuevo. Bedrooms are small with white walls and carpeting, along with tiled bathrooms. The hotel is especially popular with young people. Hotel San Gabriel – This charming 1736 mansion is in the historic core of the city, a 5-minute walk from the gorge. I he building was painstakingly renovated by the owner and his family, who give guests Rondas warmest welcome. Everything is stylish and homelike, with antiques, stained-glass windows, a Spanish- style billiard table, a cine salon (with seats taken from the city’s old theater), and even an old library. Each room is spacious and well appointed, all with exterior views and individual decoration. Try for no. 15, a cozy top-floor nest on two levels. La Rodeña – A two-minute walk from the gorge and next to the bullring, this two-story family-style house attracts bargain hunters. Small bedrooms, with full bathrooms, are relatively simple, albeit comfortable, but without dramatic views of the gorge. Rooms do, however, open onto the landscaped grounds and the Sierras in the distance. The public areas are decorated in Andalusian style. The on-site restaurant serves typical dishes from the mountains of Ronda. Eat at tables on a covered terrace and listen to live music.
Enfrente Arte in Hotel Dream Rooms
HOTEL ENFRENTEARTE Being hosted in an authentic Moorish building dating back to the 15th century, the major historical value of this property is indisputable. Beautifully situated in the oldest cobbled street of Ronda and surrounded by historic buildings, this unique hotel is just a few minutes away from the city centre.The passage of time and the successive renovations have not erased the traces of its Islamic heritage. First there is the typical Arab architecture in which the building is organized around several courtyards, creating a maze of hidden delights where nowadays guests can relax and enjoy the tropical garden. On the other hand we have to mention the plasterwork fragments of decorative Arabic motifs still present in the suite, as well as the preserved Islamic-inspired spaces such as the balconies. At present it is a 12-bedrooms hotel with a bohemian, funky and laid back atmosphere. Being hosted in an authentic Moorish building dating back to the 15th century, the major historical value of this property is indisputable. Beautifully situated in the oldest cobbled street of Ronda and surrounded by historic buildings, this unique hotel is just a few minutes away from the city centre.The passage of time and the successive renovations have not erased the traces of its Islamic heritage. First there is the typical Arab architecture in which the building is organized around several courtyards, creating a maze of hidden delights where nowadays guests can relax and enjoy the tropical garden. On the other hand we have to mention the plasterwork fragments of decorative Arabic motifs still present in the suite, as well as the preserved Islamic-inspired spaces such as the balconies. At present it is a 12-bedrooms hotel with a bohemian, funky and laid back atmosphere. MORE THAN JUST A ROOM MÁS QUE HABITACIONES This hotel is another permanent art gallery, rather like Hotel Estela Barcelona in Sitges (see page 94). Many of the pieces are more practical than decorative, the majority created by the proprietor himself, from antique furniture, fabrics, musical instrument and even a Seat 600, in two parts, each with its own purpose. Este establecimiento, al igual que el Hotel Estela Barcelona de Sitges (ver pág. 94), és además una galería de arte permanente, donde muchos de los objetos son más funcionales que decorativos y la mayoría realizados por el propietario a partir del reciclaje de antiguos muebles, telas, instrumentos musicales y hasta un Seat 600 que se ha partido en dos unidades, cada una con su finalidad.
Enfrente Arte in Rick Steve’s
Sleeping in Ronda Hotel Enfrente Arte Ronda, on the edge of things a steep 10-to-15-minute walk below the heart of the new town, is relaxed and funky. The 12 rooms are spacious and exotically decorated, but dimly lit. It features a sprawling maze of public spaces with creative decor, a peaceful bamboo garden, game and reading room, small swimming pool, sauna, and terraces with sweeping countryside views. Guests can help themselves to free drinks from the self- service bar. This one-of-a-kind place is in all the guidebooks, so reserve early—Madonna even stayed here once! Ronda has plenty of reasonably priced, decent-value accommodations. It’s crowded only during Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter) and the first week of September (for bullfighting season). Most of my recommendations are in the new town, a short stroll from the New Bridge and about a 10-minute walk from the train station. In the cheaper places, ask for a room with a ventana (window) to avoid the few interior rooms. Breakfast is usually not included. Hotel San Gabriel has 22 pleasant rooms, a kind staff, public rooms filled with art and books, a cozy wine cellar, and a fine garden terrace. It’s a large 1736 townhouse, once the family’s home, that’s been converted to a characteristic hotel, marinated in history. If you’re a cinephilc, kick back in the charming TV room—with seats from Rondas old theater and a collection of DVD classics—then head to the breakfast room to check out photos of big movie stars (and, ahem, bespectacled travel writers) who have stayed here (Sb-€68, Db-€91, bigger superior Db-€101, Db junior suite-6118, lavish honeymoon suite-6154, breakfast-65, air-con, incognito elevator, guest computer, Wi-Fi, double-park in front and they’ll direct you to a 69/day parking spot, follow signs on the main street of old town to Calle Marqués de Moctezuma 19. Hotel Komi provides an interesting mix of minimalist and traditional Spanish .It« or in this refurbished mansion, which is both quiet and homey. Although its five rooms are without views, the small, lovely root top deck overlooks the town. Alavera délos Baños, a delightful oasis located next to ancient Moorish baths at the bottom of the hill, has nine small rooms, two spacious suites, and big inviting public places, with appropriately Moorish decor. This hotel offers a swimming pool, a peaceful Arabic garden, and a selection of sandwiches for lunch. The artistic ambience urges, “Relax!” You’re literally in the countryside, with sheep and horses outside near the garden. Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria hangs royally over the gorge at the edge of town and has a marvelous view—Hemingway loved it, and so does its well-dressed clientele. Its 89 renovated rooms are sleek and modern bdt lack character.
iEscape about Hotel Enfrente Arte
iEscape about Hotel Enfrente Arte “Ronda goes rock’n’roll: a hip, eclectic and colourful guesthouse in the old town, with friendly staff and free drinks” This ancient mansion on one of Ronda’s quiet back streets has been brilliantly rejuvenated by its multi-talented owner Filip Eyckmans – artist, music producer and inventor of bossaball. As soon as you step inside, it’s clear that this is no ordinary hotel. You’ll be shown how to pull a San Miguel from the tap, have the workings of the espresso machine explained (all drinks are included in the price): from now on you’re part of the family.Original wafer-bricking, beams and terracotta tiles are still in situ, but that’s where tradition ends. Throughout the hotel you’ll find retro furniture, eclectic lamps, 50’s posters and funky furnishings made from recycled trumpets, skate boards, tyres, gramaphone records, washing machines: there’s even a gold Fiat 500 sliced in two to create a whimsical bench seat. More surprises await in the luxuriant sub-tropical conservatory where you follow stepping stones across fish ponds to a terraced garden, sauna, plunge pool and sun terrace. Expect great sounds throughout the day from the massive collection of CDs and a hotel that will be unlike anything you’ve experienced to date. It’s spicy, informal and really great fun. A little extra a welcome mini bottle of Cava in your room for stays of 2+ nights Highs A great location: 5 minutes’ walk from the old town centre, yet blissfully quiet Breakfasts here are among the best in Andalucia Young, forthcoming staff give you masses of tips on where to eat, which music to buy etc The pop-arty, eclectic decoration is a breath of fresh air in a region which clings stubbornly to trad-rustic Hidden terraces and sitting areas and a funky outdoor bar Lows If you prefer to be served rather than serve yourself, look elsewhere It’s a steep, 5-minute haul up into town – but downhill all the way home! A place for the young and hip, although their parents love it here too Best time to go “Ronda sees a huge flow of visitors throughout the year. Spring and autumn are the best time to visit with pleasant day time temperatures and mild nights (but always be prepared for some rain). Things quieten down during the winter months but be sure to pack for all seasons: the town is 850m high and temperatures can plummet at night. Summer nights can be pleasantly cool and if you’re looking for a party, come for the annual Feria de Pedro Romero during the first week of September.” See the whole review here, with extra information regarding our beautiful rooms!! It will want to make you visit us really soon!
Spain Loney Planet, by Damien Simonis
Spain Loney Planet about Enfrente Arte Everything about this bohemian-style hotel is vivid and fun, from the modern-oriental decor clash to the rainbow colours and variety of the (superb) breakfast, to the quirky rooms themselves. There´s even a bright green parakeet terrorising the white bunnies in the patio pet corner. Definitely different. Another guidebook that has to mention our Hotel Enfrente Arte, because it is so unique and memorable that is a must between anyone that visits Ronda!