The Gannet in enfrentearte – Food and travel
Here we leave a fragment of our blogger about our hotel. The gannet in enfrentearte, describes our decorative style, attention, breakfast, and some of the most recondite places in EnfrenteArte.
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Looking at the map I could see my hotel on Calle Real was walkable from the station but I wasn’t counting on having to drag my spinner across cobbles for the last section. I arrived without too much hassle though. What a hotel! I think perhaps my favourite ever!.
The Hotel EnFrente Arte www.enfrentearte.com (€80 a night for a single room in April 2016) is located in an old townhouse at 40 Calle Real but its attitude is entirely modern with much of the interior Pop Art décor made from upcycled materials.
The reception desk is the front half of an old Seat 600 whereas the back half is used for plate storage in the breakfast lounge. Similar quirky ideas (tyres and surfboards for tables, colanders for lampshades, basketballs for plant pots) can be found throughout the building. Funky isn’t a word I use lightly but I think it can be correctly applied here.
The breakfasts are great; I loved the chorizo and quail’s egg fry up every morning. You’re taught how to use the coffee machine when you arrive and it’s all very self-service. Free drinks are included in the price. My only quibble was that there’s no 24 hour reception service but that’s a new trend in Spanish hotels it seems. Just don’t forget the door code.
The hotel permanently resides at the #1 spot on TripAdvisor for good reason. Even Madonna stayed here (in room 10) when she was in town. Please click on a photo for a full screen slideshow.
“The hotel is the creation of a collective based around a Belgian band called dEUS and this is their creative bolthole.
It’s a fabulous place, and very popular, so it’s best to book it as soon as you can.”