This hotel is a serene, natural paradise, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in the heart of the fertile Guadalhorce Valley with its rich natural reserves, historic legacy and renowned organic products. It lies in the centre of Carratraca, where guests will find restaurants and bars. The surrounding area includes the Los Ardales Nature Park (20 minutes by car) and the Museo Picasso (one hour's drive).Renovated in 2007, this is a historic retreat which offers one of the most elegant holistic health experiences in Europe. It features programmes oriented towards weight loss and rejuvenation which comprise an organic Mediterranean low calorie diet and thermal hydrotherapy treatments, light therapy, aromatherapy, music therapy and physical and meditative exercises. In a rural setting and surrounded by top level luxury facilities, guests can dedicate themselves to a healthy lifestyle without giving up the pleasures of life and without suffering. The facilities are smoke-free, reaffirming our investment in a healthier lifestyle. With a sulphurous spring which is recognised as being one of the best in the world and one of the most famous since Roman times, Carratraca was at its height in the 19th Century, when it became a centre of entertainment for royalty and aristocracy, attracting such personalities as Lord Byron, Empress Eugenia de Montijo, the wife of Napoleon III and the Asturian Prince and later King of Spain, Fernando VII. This charming hotel comprises a total of 43 rooms and facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception and 24-hour check-in/check out service, a hotel safe and a currency exchange facility. It offers a café, a bar, a TV lounge, 2 restaurants and Internet access.