About this property
This original wonder of the seventeenth century is in the historic center of Cadiz, right next to the Cathedral.
The Casa del Almirante is a palatial house in Cadiz , Spain. It is a typical house of the period of trade with the colonnies, called Casas de Mercaderes de India. It is located in the square of San Martin. It was commissioned in the late seventeenth century by the family of Admiral of the Fleet of the Indies Don Diego Barrios .
Its main features are the magnificent façade made with marble from Genoa in Andreoli’s workshop, and mounted by the master García Narváez .
The courtyard is flanked by blind horse shoe arches. The stairs below an elliptical dome and the main hall are proof ot this palace’s nobility .
It is a mansion of Baroque style. The orginal façade , was amended by the son of the builder, Ignacio Barrios giving the white and red marble doorway an outstanding place, it is divided in two parts, the lower one with two pairs of Tuscan columns and the upper one with a balcony framed by twisted columns and a curved pediment with the family crest .
On the last floor of the house there are two watchtowers boxed by pilasters.
Inside are noteworthy: the main hall of irregular shape with the family crest painted on the ceiling and the patio with pointed arches on Tuscan columns; and the elliptical dome on scallops covering the stairs.
In 2008 it underwent restauration to turn it into a luxury hotel .
The hotel has a rating of 5 * awarded by the Provincial Office of Tourism, it is the first one in the city, although it could also be exploited as a 4 * . It has 25 rooms, including 2 suites on the main floor .
Regarding commercial spaces it has one premise to the left of the main entrance : 80 sqm
Another premise to the right of the main entrance : 120 sqm
Another premise at the back ot the house on Fabio Rufino street : 106 sqm
A cistern and cellar under stairs : 231.62 sqm. The use planned and approved by the Tourism and Culture City Council for this space is a SPA. Authorization for other uses could be seeked. The assessment would depend on the end use.
The last premise, with a cornered façade on Fabio Rufino street, can be used as a restaurant, It is in a quiet street with little traffic and less consolidated bars and restaurants ( in the square there are several bars , and especially in the summer months the streets of San Martin and Posadilla are filled terraces)This premise is more unique as it has 23 earthen vessels excavated on the ground and covered by a glass pavement.s Given this unique feature and its dimenssion specialist hoteliers believe it could be used as a gastrobar or a high standard gastropub rather than as a traditional restaurant.
The main courtyard could have a shared use for the hotel as a place to rest and also as restaurant or cafeteria.
On the main floor, the multipurpose room (Coat fresco on the ceiling and a balcony on the cover) has a surface area of 100 sqm that together with rooms 12 and 13, give you a usable space of 121 sqm . The suite has 51 sqm which added to the livingrooms of rooms 8 and 9 gives you 79 sqm. Therefore you can count with up to 200 sqm that can be used for holding events ( it can be accessed by three staircases, the main Baroque one, a second one with 1.50m width for customers and a third one 1.10 m width so there would be no problems in case of an emergency) .