The Hotel L'Iglesia is nestled at the heart of a magnificent 19th century Spanish church. After 3 years of renovation works, the owners achieved the extraordinary feat of transforming this church into a charming hotel, which opened in autumn 2012. The hotel is in fact made up of two separate buildings: the Spanish church and the port's former American consulate.
The lounge area in the nave of the church will leave guests speechless. It is simply magnificent. The furniture and decorative objects were acquired by the owner on his various bargain hunts. He wanted to showcase these objects from the 30s and 40s while preserving the architecture of the church (stained-glass windows, vaults, high ceilings, etc.). Among them are an old radio, typical light fittings from the era, and retro tables and chairs. As a whole, it all fits in perfectly in this 19th century church. The central chandelier and the candelabras dotted here and there are testament to the spirit of the place. In this lounge, guests can settle in with a good book, play games, listen to music, or, inspired by the setting, even write a novel.
At the top of the building is the bar with a view over the city, where guests can play games, watch television, and enjoy a drink as the sun sets on the horizon.
Here on the roof of the church, guests can relax in complete tranquillity. A sun lounge has been installed with a view of the ocean. There's no fear of being woken up by the sound of the bell as it was removed from the bell tower and now stands majestically on the patio below.
There is a massage table for further relaxation, and an antique bathtub randomly installed on the terrace. Guests can take a bath while enjoying a panoramic view of the city, the ocean, and the ramparts.
In the former American consulate building there is a small patio lounge sheltered by a beautiful glass roof.