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 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


  • 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

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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.
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