Plaza 18 is a six-bedroom luxury hotel in the heart of Vejer’s medieval quarter and adjacent to the emblematic palm-filled Plaza de España. With south east elevation most rooms have views across town and hills. Plaza 18 is set in one of Vejer’s landmark buildings a fine 19th – century merchant’s house. The building, which dates back to 1896 and stands on the foundations of an ancient 13th – century Arab house, has been restored using entirely organic building materials. Its restoration was assigned to award – winning interior architect and designer Nicky Dobree. For the interiors, Nicky took inspiration from the iconic building itself .“We have brought new life back into this Gran Señora by respecting its history and embracing a new chapter for the modern traveller,” said Ms Dobree. Using local craftsmen and organic building materials such as lime-based mortars, wooden floors, natural stone and marble, she was determined to preserve the spirit of the building. The original black and white floor tiles were therefore lifted and re-laid on newly leveled floors. The Montera (large glazed roof lantern over the patio) was carefully dismantled and repaired to its former glory. And the stone staircase and balustrade were painstakingly restored.
Anastasia is the lead author of House-diaries.com. She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.