A touch of old world Spain is just right for 21st century traveller

by Felipe on October 1, 2010

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Emma Dance and Neil Rose from the Bath Chronicle.

“The Casa de Carmona sat nestled among the winding streets, grand, but at the same time fitting in perfectly with the town –not surprising given its history .

The Casa was built in 1561 as thehome of a wealthy, land-owning, aristocratic family.

In 1987 it was bought by the Guardiola family who turned it into a luxury hotel, which opened in 1991.

The hotel is still run by the family, with Felipe on hand to greet guests. This is very much part of the charm of the hotel, and staying at the Casa feels like staying at someone’s home, with comfortable furnishings and plenty of space to relax.

The rooms are laid out around a central patio, shaded by a canopy which sends a warm orange glow throughout the hotel, and breakfast is served in the Loggia, a bright and airy room with large doors opening on to the swimming pool.

The pool was the perfect place to spend the afternoons, the cool water providing a welcome contrast to the blazing sun and the small patio, shaded by an orange tree with a fountain babbling in the background a lovely place to relax with a book or just soak up the sun with a glass of wine.

Just a 30-minute drive from Seville, Carmona is an idyllic small, Spanish town and the ideal place to discover the Andalucian way of life.

The town is easily explored on foot and everywhere you go the people are friendly and welcoming.

Something about it is very special, and I know that I will never forget it.

The full article can be viewed from here:

Bath Chronicle article about Casa de Carmona

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