VILLA RIU BLANC
Reborn from an old Mediterranean farmhouse situated in the heart of the Marina Alta, close to the beautiful village of Benissa.
Called Villa Riu Blanc to pay tribute to the most important ground water layer of Benissa, the riu blanc, symbol of life and source of our green valleys.
The falla Riu Blanc stands out especially for its scenic beauty as it is responsible for the cliffs located between Punta de Moraira and Moraig cove.
YOUR PERFECT HIDEAWAY
Tucked away in green fields, overlooking the green valley, the Mediterranean sea, the Rock of Ifach and the mountains of Bernia.
A boutique hotel with swimming pool, 5 large suites with ensuite bathrooms. A magical garden terrace and breathtaking views. Your perfect hideaway on a plot of 10.000 square meters with palm, citron, and orange trees.
Centrally located just a few miles from the beaches and small coves of Benissa, Moraira,Denia, Javea, Altea y Calpe, and the Jalon valley.
Villa Riu Blanc is imagined by us, Patricia and Dirk, hoping to make your dreams come true. We were very happy to get help from our dear daughter Claire, who works as an interior architect in Antwerp and started - together with her friend Hannan - her own renovation and interior architecture firm called Atelier Tangier.
We are amongst others inspired by Kandinsky's idea that color is a power which directly influences the soul, and by the concept of Wabi Sabi, a Japanese concept that refers to the beauty of the imperfect, the incomplete and the changeable, but also to the beauty of modest and humble, unconventional things. The philosophy of "wabi sabi" is to enjoy the present and to find peace and harmony in nature and in the little things and also to peacefully accept the natural cycle of growth and decay.
KEEN TO BE GREEN
We believe strongly that we can do our part in creating a more sustainable world. When renovating our hotel, we invested in renewable energy, using only solar energy and energy-efficient air-to-air heatpumps for all our heating and hot water. We renewed our air conditioning system with low energy units with pure air technology and minimal emission (R232). Our electricity service provider offers 100% renewable electricity.
We only use ecological renewable cleaning products, and work with exceptional people from the Alta Marina and Valencia region who believe in an sustainable high quality product.
Your bathroom products are all ecological and aimed at minimising waste. We are very happy to work with Jaime and Iria of Île Naturelle in Xalo, a small organic cosmetic company, who created a plastic free zero waste shampoo based on organic coconut oil.
But there is so much more to do. We would like to enlist your help in achieving our aims by kindly asking you to:
-Turn off lights and the TV when leaving the room.
-Turn off taps and consider our water footprint when using the bathroom.
-Limit the use of air-conditioning or heating and turn it off when a window or door is open to the outside.
-Towel and Linen Policy: Our policy is to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. Therefore sheets will be changed on every third day and at check-out, unless you ask us to change them earlier. We want to make it easy for u to re-use your towels without diminishing your comfort. By hanging up your towel, you indicate that you will use it another day and it will not be replaced.