A more rural, tranquil retreat is hard to imagine: Amada Carlota stands alone in thick, green countryside. Carlos and his wife Yolanda opened Amada Carlota in 2006 with the ambition of creating a rural hotel combining ultimate peace and quiet. One regular glowing guest describes the atmosphere as 'a unique experience - paradise'.
  The building itself is modern - the public rooms are decorated in an unlikely combination of Art Deco and rustic charm - yet somehow they work. Guests are encouraged to 'engage' with their surroundings by appreciating the views from the new terrace with panoramic views of surrounding mountains.
  Bedrooms are decorated in neutral colours and modern furniture. Patterned bedspreads make them feel countrified and homely. The rustic theme is continued in the restaurant, which offers generous portions and big flavours.