Marbella Districts - Alcuzcuz

Ronda Road - Alcuzcuz

This charmingly named country estate is in a prime-location at the top of the Ronda Road has a long and distinguished history. Today a hotel in the woods and location of exclusive and contemporary-style developments.


The estate was acquired by Manuel Agustín Heredia in the early 19th century, when Spain very first blast furnaces were installed in Marbella to support the 1820 iron ore mine 'Mina del Peñoncillo' one the Sierra Blanca behind Marbella. The present manor house was y created in 1850. A Malaga style estate property was built in red ochre at the top of the hill with gardens and woods that descended into the valley below.

From this enormous estate, two huge estates were sold off in the mid twentieth century. Tramores owned by the Goldsmith's family and La Baraka owned by Saudi Arabian businessman Adnan Khashoggi. The latter became La Zagaleta in 1991, the most exclusive of neighbours.

The estate was remodelled as the family home by Jaime Parladé when he inherited it from his mother. Sadly Jaime died in January 2015, he was one of the most important interior designers in Spain. Jaime and his English wife Janetta were travellers and this influenced their decoration style.


The estate house is now a boutique hotel under the management of Jaime’s nephew Andrés Parladé. The idea was to restore the hose and keep it living in Jaime’s style as a hotel. The lodge or gatehouse is a restaurant with terrace with fantastic views.

Reserva de Alcuzcuz

Modern developments located within La reserva de Alcuzcuz include:

Villa Alcuzcuz
The award-winning avant-guard Villa Alcuzcuz is Marbella’s first luxury Passive House*, with architecture and interior design by UDesign and developed by Bright.

92 large three bedroom apartments with large terraces. Four story blocks in a modern design and rooftop solárium where one can enjoy the views and sunsets.

Project consisting of 8 villas of contemporary design.