Palacio de la Serna, Castile- La Mancha
|Cervantes, 18, 13432, Ballesteros de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castile- La Mancha, SPAIN.|
Description: Palacio de la SernaThe owner of this unique hotel is Eugenio Bermejo, a well known Spanish interior designer and painter, who retired early from his interior design career to dedicate his time to painting, for which he bought this XVIIIth Century former military garrison and transformed into a hotel, a very peculiar one... He lives on the premises and runs the hotel practically from his studio which is in a way open to hotel guests. If you like to paint you only have to say so and Eugenio will let you use his studio at no extra charge, except for the cost of the materials. He even gives free counseling!
Needless to say, Palacio de la Serna makes you feel the presence of this artist in every corner of the house. The rooms, decorated by him of course, are very different one from another. Each is different, huge and decorated using plenty of contrast: very colorful walls, iron works and antique furniture. There is a perfect blend between the past and the post-modern style.
Type of rooms: Palacio de la Serna6 Standard Double Rooms
9 Superior Double Rooms
7 Junior Suites
Additional information: Palacio de la Serna
Activities: Mountain bikes (available free of charge).
Recommended visits: Villa de Almagro, Marina museum at Viso del Marquez, Renaissance plaza at Villanueva de los Infantes, Castillo de Calatrava and the ruins of the Castillo Doña Berenguela, Cabeza Segura Vulcan, Alarcos archeological finding, Square bull fighting ring of "Las Virtudes" at Santa Cruz de Mudela.
Sightseeing: Cabañeros, Tablas de Daimiel, Lagunas de Ruidera, Valle del Alcudia stork observatory.
Number of rooms: 24
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: XVIII Century/2003.
Period of closure: From Dec.18 to Dec.28.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English.Smoking policy: Under Spanish law, smoking is forbidden inside hotels and restaurants.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Eurocard, Mastercard, Visa.
Restaurant closed: From Dec.18 to Dec.28.
GPS Coordinates: 38° 50' 11.70'' N 3° 56' 34.06'' W
Nearest airport: Aeropuerto Central de Ciudad Real - 4 km.