The Olive Room (Olivio)

THE OLIVE ROOM (OLEA EUROPAEA) – Standard Double room

Like a wise old Olive tree, this room is comfortable, spacious and decorated to communicate the beauty of gnarled olive wood. This double bed ground floor room with an en-suite shower, basin and toilet, leads on to an expansive terrace with views out to the Mediterranean. The room is air-conditioned.

The olive tree is the symbol of peace and divine blessings. Its branches were made into crowns and worn by Greek brides, Roman conquerors and the gods who lived atop Mount Olympus. Olive branches were also placed on chimneys and over doors to ward off lightning and keep sorcerers, demons and wicked ghosts at bay. The olive tree and its fruit have been used in healing spells, love-magic and fertility rites. Its oil has been used to anoint altar candles, bless religious statues and fuel sacred lamps.

The Spanish equivalent of the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is “Aceite de oliva, todo mal quita”. (Olive oil makes all pain go).

The Almond Room (Almendro)

THE ALMOND ROOM (PRUNUS DULCIS) – Standard Double room.

This room depicts our interpretation of Southern Europe meeting the Mediterranean Sea. The room is comfortable and bright, furnished in earthy tones intertwined with blue. This double bed ground floor room with an en-suite shower, basin and toilet, leads on to an expansive terrace with views out to the Mediterranean. The room is air-conditioned.

Almonds in Spain originated in Western Asia and North Africa. The white blossoms produce sweet almonds while the pink ones produce the bitter variety. The tasty almond nuts have been cultivated since biblical times and were highly prized by the Greeks and Romans. Almond trees quickly spread around the shores of the Mediterranean. The Moors first introduced them to Spain in numbers. According to one charming legend, an 11th Century ruler of Seville, the Caliph Al Mutamid, was responsible for planting great almond orchards all around Cordoba. His favourite wife, Al Rumaikiya, was homesick for the winter snows of her childhood home in the north, and to please her Al Mutamid had the plains and hillsides surrounding the city planted so thickly with almonds that when it blossomed the entire countryside looked as though it was blanketed by a late winter snowfall.

The Carob Room (Algarrobo)

THE CAROB ROOM (CERATONIA SILIQUA) – Standard Double room.

This room is comfortable and earthy and reflects the colouring of the curled pods which adorns this magnificent tree. This double bed ground floor room with an alcove which can accommodate up to two single beds for children under 12 has an en-suite shower, basin and toilet and leads on to an expansive terrace with views out to the Mediterranean. The room is air-conditioned.

Also known as St. John’s Bread, the Carob tree is an indigenous evergreen tree of the Mediterranean region and some parts of Western Asia and the Middle East. The carob is cultivated primarily in the Mediterranean. Carob plants bear pods which are used for various purposes.

A kind of gum known as the locust bean gum is obtained from the seeds of the carob. It can reach ten meters in height when fully grown. The carob possesses compound leaves, bears green coloured flowers and large violet brown coloured fruiting bodies called bean pods or carob pods. The carob was traditionally used as a food and animal feed in countries bordering the Mediterranean. The carob pods were believed to be the food that the biblical John the Baptist ate in the wild, for this reason, the carob is also known as the St. John’s bread

The Pine Room (Pino)

THE PINE ROOM (PINUS PINASTER) – Standard Double room

This room is embraced by a large nearby Pine tree. The room is comfortable, spacious and as splendid as the multitude of Pines shrouding the surrounding mountains. This double bed ground floor room with an en-suite shower, basin and toilet, leads on to an expansive terrace with views out to the Mediterranean. The room is air-conditioned.

The pine tree symbolizes life, longevity and immortality. Pine trees are the symbol of fidelity in marriage and there are numerous myths about devoted lovers being magically transformed into pine trees. Pines are planted as “marriage trees” and are thought to cast a spell to attract the affections of another.