Fodor's Expert Review Casa Palacio Maria Luisa

Calle Tornería 22, Jerez de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain

Once home to Jerez’s gentlemen’s club (known as the Casino) and something of a symbol of the city’s sherry heyday, this restored 19th-century mansion is arguably the most comfortable luxurious hotel in town and the only five-star grand-luxe one. Liveried staff greet you at the entrance to elegant communal rooms centered round the fine patio. Original features combine to perfection with modern lighting, fresh flowers, exquisite wallpapers, and the occasional very clever trompe l’oeil. Each of the rooms has its own style, but originality, comfort, and little touches provide a common theme. The outside terrace offers an oasis of peace and quiet, and there’s also a small garden where a giant jacaranda tree reigns supreme while the roof terrace has a small plunge pool. Breakfast comes à la carte and the Restaurante T22 pays homage to traditional local cuisine.

PROS

  • beautifully designed, uber-comfortable rooms
  • excellent service
  • lovely outside terrace

CONS

  • might be too grandiose for some

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 956-926263

HOTEL DETAILS

21 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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