Refugio Marnes

Bed & Breakfast

Stylish sustainability in star-hung Alicante: solar power, a hammock, pool, gorgeous rooms in the old stables. Dutch owners cook well


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Pets welcome

The Experience

Imagine an eco paradise in a remote valley ringed by mountains, delightfully off the beaten track, with dozens of paths to explore but none signed or mapped! Dutch owners Willem and Richard bought both finca and wooded land several years ago. The lack of mains power or utilities and an intermittent water supply presented them with the opportunity to indulge their passion for sustainability to the full; they have done so brilliantly and in cool eco style. La Ruina and the B&B rooms in Los Establos, the old stables, are cosy, compact, simple and stylish, with gorgeous bathrooms – but bring your torch: there’s a steep donkey track down from the parking area. Glamp it up in La Jaima, a structure tried and tested by nomadic tribes for two millennia – huge, theatrical, great fun, with modern plumbing and solar-generated electricity. Outside, a hammock swings from an ancient tree; the shared (unfenced) pool is delicious. The owners are unobtrusively available and Richard cooks three nights a week; in spite of the remoteness, restaurants are minutes away. The night skies are the clearest you’re ever likely to see.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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. Pets by arrangement.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €22. By arrangement. Restaurant 5-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €53
Singles €69-€95.
6 Twin/doubles
From €53
1 Tent for 2
From €58
1 Cottage for 4
From €58



If you are looking for Paradise then at Refugio Marnes you are almost there. We spent 4 days at R.M. with our 3 Dogs plus our African Grey Parrot and we enjoyed every Minute. We can recommend R:M to anybody seeking the perfect place to relax,or unwind after the stress of daily life..Thank you once again Willem and Richard..


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Willem Pieffers

  • Jalon - Wine Museum Maserof An 18th century farmhouse with all kinds of old farm machinery from all over Spain and artefacts dating back to Roman times. only 20 minutes by car from your Bed and Breakfast Refugio Marnes, your rural B&B in Spain
  • Gata de Gorgos - Guitar workshop of Joan CashimiraOver three generations dedicated to the production of guitars, Joan Cashimira has built a national and international reputation for his care and attention to detail.
  • Playa del Portet - Portet BeachEl Portet is located in a sheltered bay within walking distance of Moraira. Both El Portet and Moraira have a more up-market feel. El Portet (the harbour in Valenciano) is one of the two main beaches of Moraira
  • Denia - Toy museumThis collection features the toy production in Denia from the beginning of the 20th century to the 60s. The museum is located in the former Denia-Carcaixent station on the first floor.
  • Alicante - MARQ Archaeological MuseumTreasures from excavations in Torremanzanas, El Campello and Alicante are the basis of this museum's collection, which houses valuable pieces from the Palaeolithic to modern times, with special emphasis on Iberian art.
  • Bernia West SummitThis is a wonderful and exciting walk on the west side of the Sierra de Bernia. It does take some scrambling up (including using ropes with chains attached) but the views are breath-taking.