The Duques de Medinaceli Hotel is the only five-star hotel in the centre of the historic quarter of El Puerto de Santa María. Its 5,000m2 Botanical Garden is recognised as a place of cultural interest.
The building is a palace that is linked to the Spanish aristocracy. The oldest part of the building dates back to the end of the XVII century and the rest of the building to the end of the XVIII century.
The Duques de Medinaceli Hotel has 28 rooms: 19 suites and 9 superior double, en-suite rooms, all of which are decorated with antique furniture that tells its own story. Each suite/bedroom is known by the name of one of the dukes or duchesses that are in the Medinaceli family tree.
One of the most striking parts of the palace is the Mudèjar style chapel which is dominated by an antique golden altarpiece.
The biggest treasure of the Duques de Medinaceli Hotel is its Botanical Garden. It covers 5,000m2 and has been recognised as a place of public interest by the Andalusian government. It recreates the exquisite nineteenth century environment of aristocratic hotels. Its silence, privacy, fruited scents, the night jasmine and the visual delight of the jacaranda are some of its characteristics. All of this is found in the centre of a historic city that has not lost its identity.
El Puerto de Santa Maria is situated in the south of Spain, on the south-east coast of the province of Cádiz. Its climate is one of its main attractions and has 330 days of sun a year. That’s why this area is known as the Costa de la Luz. This mild Mediterranean-Oceanic climate, whose average temperature is 21ºC, means that our visitors can delight in having a stroll, nature, the beaches, having a drink and participating in all kinds of activities such as golf and windsurfing.