Need to know
Twelve, including four suites.
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm, but flexible by prior arrangement.
Double rooms from $171.05 (€159), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates usually include buffet and à la carte breakfast. From June to 1 October there's a two-night minimum stay, but the hotel will make exceptions in some cases.
At the hotel
Acres of grounds, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: individually controlled air conditioning, free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
They're all lovely – historic features, bespoke furniture, serenely stylish colours, and so on – but for extra space and your choice of views, book into a Corner Room.
The outdoor pool’s a thing of beauty – a classic stretch of water for splashing or laps alike, flanked by loungers and set amid an expanse of pristine green lawn. Indoor, another large pool awaits, beside the small spa.
The tiny-but-lovely two-room spa, which uses Germaine de Capuccini products, offers facials and massages.
Bring your binoculars and zoom lenses to make the most of the views from the terrace, and your comfy shoes for exploring those views on foot.
There's no lift and the guest rooms are up stairs, but staff are of course on hand to whisk your luggage away.
La Escondida is a grown-ups only retreat.