Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ronda: Let Me Take You To Funky Town


I know, I know... I'm still going on and on and on about Ronda. But I promise this will be my last post on the subject (until our next trip to Ronda). This time it's about our hotel, which San Geraldo found online.

Since it's so easy to get there from here, we've decided this hotel will be our 'escape' destination. We could have been content (blissful) to never leave the place (but then we would have missed so much).

The name of the hotel is Enfrente Arte. It's funky, charming, immaculate, unusual, one-of-a-kind.

Each room is different and art-based. Ours had a Picasso theme and it was brilliant. Judy's had nude women everywhere (so San Geraldo was pleased it wasn't ours).

A fresh, huge, delicious, and free breakfast. A free bar 24-hours-a-day, where you can help yourself to beer on-tap, local wine, and soft drinks. Pool, gardens, views, terraces, an aviary, a library, music, art everywhere. Exceptional staff. What a find.

Check it out at: http://www.enfrentearte.com.

The first photo is of some of the art in our room, the second two photos are poolside. The rest were taken around the neighbourhood.

(Click any image to bring on the funk.)






Ow, we need the funk...

18 comments:

  1. My best friend from monastery days is one of the experts leading a tour of Spain later this year. I will suggest he try to get the group to Ronda. Some time when you are there looking for something truly ... well, I don't know the word. Memorable? Visit the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced, which houses not only Discalced Carmelites but has St. Teresa's left hand on display in a glove-shaped reliquary. This particular hand was for many years in the possession of General Franco, who is reputed to have taken (stolen?) it after the Civil War. It was only returned after his death.

    When I was in Spain as a student, I saw lots of bits and pieces of La Santa, but not this particular hand.

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    1. Michael:
      That would be interesting to see (and blog about). This first trip, we didn't go inside anything. Next trip, we'll start to visit more deeply. I'll put La Merced at the top of the list.

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  2. What a neat hotel - I wondered where you stayed. Please tell me you got photos of yourselves in those "ass chairs" at the side of the swimming pool :)

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    1. Cheapchick:
      No photos of me in the chair (but I definitely will get some next time). I took photos of Judy, but she refused to take her top off. (I told her I could take it into Photoshop and match her skin tones to the chair.)

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  3. A great hotel is one of the pleasures of life. SG strikes again!

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  4. My kind of hotel, funky and cool, well, except for the nekkid women!

    But that's just me.

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    1. Bob:
      Just avoid Room #5. (Although the art WAS great.)

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  5. Yup, that's where I want to stay, great find by San Geraldo!

    Hehe, as soon as I played the video the Great Scot called through "Tell Mitchell I said hi!" So hi, from both of us. =D

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    1. Jacqueline:
      And there's an elevator! I love the fact that the Great Scot knew that song was from me. Hi back... and a hug, too.

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  6. Funky is definitely a good description.

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    1. Linda:
      There was even a note on the door that read, "We are a funky hotel. Come in for a tour."

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  7. You guys find the coolest stuff. Maybe it's cuz you're the coolest of men. Or are you just lucky? Smiles.

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  8. I googled your hotel when I began reading your posts and saw that everything was "art' related.........would LOVE to experience this for sure. I would say one could NOT get enough of Ronda!
    Feel free to share more,any time!
    ron

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    1. Ron:
      Thanks! I'm sure I'll be back in Ronda for more.

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  9. All I will say is: someone had a fun time making these objects.

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    1. Spo:
      I agree. Although I'm not sure I like the fun that was had with that ancient column (one of two) made up of slaves/heretics with rope around their necks to hold them in place.

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