The management are passionately in love with their careful restoration of three 19thC town villas, originally built by Catalan rum barons returning from Cuba. They have good cause. This is a real rarity, and, considering it merits, very modestly priced. With its airy halls, blue and white tiles, sculptures, marble bays and ceramics, it could easily be the setting for a novel by Garcia Marquez - or perhaps Graham Greene. In the club-style bar (the bar itself being an original imported from Cuba) you half-expect to spot Our Man From Havana sipping a rum while ensconced in one of the creaking wicker chairs.
  Even the old stone washing troughs are preserved (though no longer in use). All the bedrooms are individually furnished with genuine antiques from the period, with original paintings and ceramics. The management is proud that they contain not a single 'mod con' (save, of course, en suite bathrooms), and there are few comfortable sofas; but this is the nineteenth century, after all. Sadly, only breakfast is served in the palmed, patio-garden these days: a shame, since it would be a most 'romantic' setting for a longer, leisurely meal. Gay friendly.