Need to know
69, including seven suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $139.94 (€123), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates don’t include breakfast, an organic buffet with fresh bread and pastries; freshly squeezed juices; fresh fruit; cereals and various milks and yoghurts. There’s also an à la carte menu with hot and vegan options.
Every room has a recycling drawer in the bathroom, enabling you to do your bit by separating used plastic, glass, paper and organic waste.
For 2019, the swimming pool will be open 15 June–29 September.
At the hotel
Gym, free Wifi, laundry. In rooms: smart TV; minibar; free bottled water; organic Argan Meadow bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Every room is styled with space-maximising minimalism, and has at least one large window that floods the room with sunlight. We’d go for one of the junior suites, which have spacious living areas and guaranteed forest views.
The infinity-edged pool – only open in summer – is on the roof, commanding a view over the canopy of the Miramón forest. It’s unheated and filled with water that’s treated with UV radiation and a low dose of bromine, avoiding chlorine and its eye-irritating effects. Sleek sun loungers and chairs are arranged around the sides, and there’s a pool bar for cooling cocktails and snacks. It's open from 15 June to 29 September every year.
Bring a steel water bottle so you can ditch the plastic when making your way around town.
All the common areas are wheelchair accessible, and two of the Standard Passiv rooms are adapted.
All ages are welcome, but the hotel isn’t particularly geared towards children. There are family rooms, however, and the restaurant has high chairs and cutlery for kids. Babysitting can be arranged for €30 an hour; one day’s notice is needed.
Built to the rigorous energy efficiency standards set out by the Passivhaus movement, Arima is as eco-friendly as hotels come. Inside and out, the design pushes the boundaries of efficiency, with 77 per cent of the hotel’s energy needs coming from aerothermal and geothermal power. Insulation, triple-glazed windows and aluminium tiles boost its ability to store heat or stay cool; rainwater is collected, filtered and used in the gardens and toilet cisterns; all waste is separated; and the duvets, pillows, bath products and ingredients used in the restaurant are all organic.