This year the monument-rich city of Antequera now boasts its first five-star hotel, thanks to an initiative put in motion by the proprietors of the four-star Antequera Golf Hotel and the Alsur cannery and with participation by Cajasur and M-Capital. These firms also own the only golf course in the northern part of the province of Malaga.
La Magdalena sits atop a small hill. More than five hundred years ago it belonged to the monks of the Order of San Pedro Alcantara, and after the Mendizabal Confiscations it became a farmstead that was used by the peasants who harvested olives in the area and who had, for example, converted the church into a hay barn. This sixteenth century convent has been remodelled for use as a hotel, and will initially have 21 sets of rooms, all of which are suites and one of which has an area of more than two hundred square meters. The church has been completely restored for weddings and other types of ceremonies.
The complex has a spa, paddleball courts, a clay tennis court, a paintball zone and a small par-three nine-hole golf course. Golf will, in fact, be one of this hotel’s driving forces as it lies next to the previously mentioned 18-hole golf course. Nature and sports tourism will be other attractions available to the client, as well as the Antequera cuisine that is already famous in its own right and the cultural offer of the capital of northern Malaga.
To date the firm has invested something more than twenty million euro in converting this former convent and later farmstead into a hotel. This sum will be increased in coming years with the construction of a new building annex of the same aesthetics as the present one that will offer sixty sets of rooms.
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