Once a private estate amongst olive groves, this 18th century hacienda is now an idyllic vacation hideaway. Here you can enjoy the best bits of rustic life with all the sophistications of a boutique hotel.
Hacienda San Rafael sits by a field of sunflowers between the charming southern Spanish cities of Seville and Jerez. You have Andalucia’s ‘white villages’ on one side and Doñana National Park on the other. Plus the Costa de la Luz’s bright blue water and unspoilt beaches are just an hour’s drive away.
The eleven deluxe bedrooms are dotted around a beautiful bougainvillea courtyard. Have on breakfast on your very own veranda and if you absolutely have to stay in touch with the outside world there’s free Wi-Fi available.
If you want to go a step bigger there are three casitas (small houses) located in a private garden with a joint pool, or take over a whole villa. Relaxation is paramount, therefore there are day beds both indoors and outdoors – so embrace the Spanish culture and indulge in daily siestas in the sun.
Why We Like It
We love to delve even further into bliss by visiting the hotel’s unqiue spa, Lazy Buddha, for yoga therapy, massages, ‘happy feet’ reflexology, ayurverdic aromatherapy, reiki and more.
With three pools, two bars, a garden restaurant, personalized picnics, Hacienda San Rafael is the ultimate countryside haven.