The history of the house
This old mansión in Arcos de la Frontera has preserved the rustic spirit of the palaces from the Cadiz mountain range.
In 1729, the Nuñez de Prado family built this "señorial" house that has stood for three centuries. A curious wooden plaque hanging in the Patio tells us about the origins of the house.
Maldonado, the name of our street, was one of the surnames of Francisco Javier Nuñez de Prado López Maldonado, the cavalier who built the house. His coat of arms together with the coat of arms of the family of his wife ( María Guadalupe Manglano) are represented in a stone relief at the front of the house and also in the mahogany doors of the living area.
During the mid XX c., the famous dancer Antonio Ruiz Soler, internationally known as "Antonio", was the owner of this mansion.
In 1998, Elena Posa, from Barcelona, fell in love with the house, and settled here determined to respect its authenticity but at the same time living in her own style, and she has transformed it into a small, quiet, and unique hotel with the intention of receiveing the guests "as I would like to be received if it was me who was the one that would arrive", she says.
Looking down the cliff, the spirit of this solid and welcoming mansion still rocks to the strong Levante wind and sleeps during the midday sun.