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Funky Friday: Nothing Butt Cheeky Poolside Art at Hotel Enfrente Arte

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  Site Where: Calle Real 40, 29400 Ronda,Malaga
August 29, 2014 at 2:04 PM | by | ()

These artsy his and hers lounge chairs are sure to be the butt of many a poolside joke at Enfrente Arte

Welcome to Funky Friday, a new segment we’re trying out which features one photo that we think singularly expresses a hotel’s inner psyche. We look for, and often find, a lot of wacky, wild and wondrous designs that seem to have one thing in common: a Type A personality. So why not have a bit of fun as we all wrap up our week by taking a quick look at some hotels that quite frankly, want our attention.

Hotel Enfrente Arte in Ronda, Spain, offers its own unique take on hotel art-- as in "take a seat," which is its mantra and basis of its eclectic design. They happily do not take themselves too seriously, describing their accommodation as "bohemian, alternative, funky…." We find this subject fitting, so to speak, for this week’s unofficial, end-of-summer, poolside Funky Friday edition.

The 12-room, 3-star Hotel Enfrente Arte is filled with all kinds of off-the-wall art and cleverly re-purposed objects (we won't say junk) that now serve as seating areas, of sorts. Lounges feature (convertible) cars, chairs made of luggage, tables made of surfboards, even a mosaic tile motorcycle. Which brings us now to the feature photo above.

The hotel’s rooftop pool and patio include some rather noticeable art disguised as chairs.The City of Ronda, about 63 miles (102 km) west of Malaga, has a history that includes Roman occupation, a famous bullfighting family, and the place where Hemingway penned a novel or two. At Enfrente Arte, an early Spanish building featuring plastered walls and clay tile roofs, the objective is to offer guests the laid back atmosphere of a private home. Buffet breakfast and drinks throughout the day, including beer on tap and wine, are free, as is the Wi-Fi. Deal.

All in all it sounds like a fun, offbeat place to stay, butt that’s just our opinion.

Rates from €80

[Photo: Hotel Enfrente Arte]

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