Hospederia Medina Sidonia

Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz
+34 956 360161
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Live like a duke in a duke’s palace, a throwback to the Moorish kingdom. Breakfast cakes are homemade, and coffee is served in silver cups


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Lounge in a splendid room with a chilled glass of Manzanilla as you gaze across the rooftops of Sanlucar. Blessed with delicious seafood and golden beaches, the town forms part of the sherry triangle of the province of Cadiz. It’s a shadow of Jerez but far more authentic.

How often does one get to sleep in a palace? This one, in the heart of town, dates from the 17th century and is strolling distance from the central palm-fringed plaza. The main building is open to the public, while the guest wing lies the other side of a magical courtyard garden.

Overlooking the river Quadaquivir and the bird sanctuary of Coto Doñana, this historic palace is run by a non-profit organization, and the staff are old-school and charming. If it rains, you have the whole museum to visit.

This place is one of our Sawday’s Community Champions – not-for-profit organisations receiving subsidised Sawday’s membership as recognition for their support of causes and communities

Hospederia Medina Sidonia - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The authenticity of the palace and of the town
  • The regal bedrooms
  • The patio, an oasis in the heart of the town
Hospederia Medina Sidonia - Gallery

You should know

  • Extreme heat in summer
  • No swimming pool
  • Poor sound-proofing between some rooms


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights in high season and weekends.
Christmas & New Year.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Reastaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €75
3 Suites for 2
From €100
6 Doubles
From €75



A charming hotel in the center of Sanlucar. About a 45 minute drive to Cadiz if Sanlucar does not offer enough to do. There is a wonderful restaurant just half a block from the hotel that deserves a Michelin star. The room was so unusual and I felt like we were sleeping in a palace. Our room had a patio that provided great views over the roof tops to the ocean. The staff was exceptional and seemed devoted to their jobs.

Lise, Paris

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The neighbourhood

The coastal town of Sanlucar, bordering the Guadalquivir estuary, has churches, museums and sherry bodegas. Spend a few days here and you experience the heart of Andalusia. The tapas bars and the restaurants are exceptional - but if you’re here for the birds, Europe's primary bird sanctuary, Doñana, lies across the water. Start with the saltpans of Bonanza.


The Owner- Hospederia

The Foundation was set up by the 21st Duchess de Medina Sidonia - Luisa Isabel Alvarez de Toledo. She was known as the Red Duchess because of her fierce opposition to Franco's dictatorship. The Foundation has several sponsors including the Ministry of Culture - the focus is to preserve the historic, artistic and documentary heritage for now and for future generations. You'll be looked after by kindly staff, many of whom have been there a long time.