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El Acebo de Casa Muria in Huesca (Spain)
Score
9.7
El Acebo de Casa Muria El Acebo de Casa Muria

+34 974 111 313

Peering out of a window, you are greeted by the silhouette of the famous Gallinero peak, home to the Cerler black run at the Benasque ski resort in Huesca. Views to the south however overlook the dense forest, bursting with mix of deciduous and evergreen trees. Nature lovers will appreciate such a privileged location, where a holly bush creeping over the walls has grown to such huge proportions that it brings into question the very laws of nature. Mountains, forest, an abundance of holly and four buildings unite on a lush incline to create the El Acebo de Casa Muria small charming hotel. Strolling in the grounds fills you with a sense of well being, whilst inside, Jennifer and José Luis pay homage to the emblematic mountains of the world and their respective cultures. The Toubkal bedroom finds its inspiration in Morocco, Fujiyama is brimming with Zen, whilst Posets pays its respects to the Pyrenees; delicious ethnic and contemporary atmospheres bursting with beautiful details. Modern sculptures from the hand of the artist Vicente García Plana fill the outdoor spaces and reception area, reinforcing the delightfully harmonious combination of modern and traditional architecture. The ground floor lounge, where the stables once stood, combines metre thick walls; neutral tones; a deep comfortable sofa; and a fire place to bring that sense of well being indoors.

Hotel Casa de San Martín in Huesca (Spain)
Score
9.7
Hotel Casa de San Martín Hotel Casa de San Martín

+34 659 160 102

At the entrance of the Ordesa and Monte Perdido Nacional Park in Huesca the turning for the forest trail immediately submerges the visitor into a thick and well cared for pine and oak forest. The estate has 92 hectares and it is difficult to make out the house or the nearby village. Tranquility is guaranteed. The stone house was owned by the San Victorián Monastery and its typical Aragonese chimneys with the emblematic weather vanes are the landmark of the High Aragón architecture. The owners of Casas de San Martin small charming hotel, of Brasilian and English origin, complete this cosmopolitan symbiosis which is impregnates the hotel. The spacious, welcoming and comfortable guestrooms have fabulous views of the beech wood and the ancient trees of the area as does the sitting room with open fireplace on the ground floor. From the porch on the terrace guests can enjoy contemplating the star-filled skies of the mountain nights while drinking their favourite coctail.

Hotel Iturregi in Guipuzcoa (Spain)
Score
9.7
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+34 943 896 134

A design farmhouse set amongst vineyards with views of the Bay of Biscay and the lush Getaria mountains is, without doubt, a divine blend of what one would expect from exceptional accommodation in the Basque Country. A stone’s throw from the coast, the aroma of txacolí impregnates the air and the scent of the sea fills the vineyards. The combination of sensations continues inside Iturregi. Behind the layer of stone and under the exposed beam roof, design roams freely through the eclectic bedrooms, decorated with exquisitely simple good taste, and the avant-garde bathrooms. The rooms, named after melodious Basque villages bring us into frequent contact with the surrounds. Jaizkibel looks out towards the mountain of the same name, the bay of the neighbouring town can be seen from Zarautz, and the lighthouse is visible on the green cliff tops from Getaria. Iturregi would be in that sublime category of “ hotels in which to do nothing”, the day slips by after waking leisurely, wandering through the countryside on the cliff tops and beaches, making the most of the peace and the time, that we are lacking elsewhere, to enjoy a book.

Hotel Rector in Salamanca (Spain)
Score
9.7
Hotel Rector Hotel Rector

+34 923 218 482

Salamanca is a city of head-board, the kind of place that every now and then you will come back. And winning the next visit is a challenge for any Patrimonio city. The Hotel Rector is a hotel with charm, style and prestige in the heart of Salamanca, and features the daily effort to care for detail and the soul of the establishment, and it seems more than a noble house than a hotel. Thus, we feel more immersed in the stale atmosphere of Salamanca staying in this bright room, very well equipped, with classic lines and understated decoration, personalized treatment, very Castilian. Bathrooms in white marble, mahogany furniture and olive marquetry, ideal spaces for reading or chatting. An unforgettable Metropolis hotel in Salamanca. Facing the old city wall, a step from the old town, not to suffer the bustle of many people who re-visit the city.

Hospedería Bajo el Cejo in Murcia (Spain)
Score
9.7
Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles rurales, Hoteles turismo responsable Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles rurales, Hoteles turismo responsable

+34 968 668 032

Looking out over the terrace of the top floor rooms in Bajo el Cejo charming hotel, to the opposite side of the small ravine in which this hotel stands, and the drop to the pool, flour mill and spring beyond, you’ll ask yourself "What did the architect say when he saw this slope?" The reply would be "Nothing could be built here". But it could, and here we are living Rosa and Andrés dream come true in the Sierra Espuña Nature Reserve, a valuable natural spot in the region of Murcia. Cejos are blocks of limestone that jut out of ravines like lumps of cake and which have been frequently been used to protect farmhouses and whole neighbourhoods. Sheltering under one of these cejos are the hotel’s three adjoining houses each with its own living room, and housing a combined total of 13 bedrooms, 2 of which are located in the windmill, where the river rumbling along the ravine bed can be heard from the doorway. The traditional style and materials associated with the mountainous region of Murcia have been retained in the renovation, and tasteful contemporary elements have been added to a space dominated by the hum of insects and the song of copycat thrushes.

Casa A Pedreira in Pontevedra (Spain)
Score
9.6
Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles con piscinas, Hoteles de playa Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles con piscinas, Hoteles de playa

+34 986 548 317

A great charming house requires dedication and love, and when Marian and Judit set eyes on this property, they knew they had plenty of both to spare. Abandoning the big city, and after an extensive search of Marion’s home territory, Galicia, they found a large stone house and granary, robust trees and even a bamboo forest set in a generous eight thousand metre plot nestled in the extensive countryside surrounding the village of Cuntis. The Casa A Pedreira was born. Enveloped in a sea of green, it’s hard to decide if this is a house set in a garden or vice versa. The luxury of space makes it ideal for children and couples alike. This country residence in Pontevedra, divided into various floors, vaunts a lush lawn, the aforementioned bamboo forest, a swimming pool and three ponds that feed a spring bubbling within the grounds. The house is a stone masterpiece with inviting bedrooms; thick walls, which put pressure on the Wi-Fi; a traditional dining room bursting with dark red wood; and a sunny living area complete with a gallery which invites you to curl up with good book.

Hotel Barosse in Huesca (Spain)
Score
9.6
Hotel Barosse Hotel Barosse

+34 974 360 582

The Huescan Pyrenees are a world of intense emotions, and southern Jaca a window to the Collarada and Pala de Ip peaks. Barosse is a small, charming hotel situated in the urban area of Barós, a district of Jaca. This stretch of the Road to Santiago has an 11th century Romanesque church and a number of other gems which are a must for visitors, especially if climate change starts to warm up the winter season, as Huesca has much more to offer than just skiing. The hotel building’s stonework has been given a new lease of life, rescued from the ruins of a house that was previously the Pardina de Paternoy. José and Gustavo run Barosse, and love to redecorate its six rooms. An antique brass tap presided over by an engraved baroque sun enhances the terrace at the entrance to the property. The dining room contains an oval table for communal meals while individual tables are located on the terrace with views of the garden and Pyrenean landscape. A cosy living room is ideal for reading and relaxing to music, and the individually decorated bedrooms offer harmony and comfort. The relaxation room, complete with a Jacuzzi, sauna and treatments is truly welcome following a day of exploration.

Hotel Quinta de Villanueva in Asturias (Spain)
Score
9.6
Hotel Quinta de Villanueva Hotel Quinta de Villanueva

+34 985 412 804

The houses previously owned by indianos (Spaniards who made their fortunes in Latin America) that line the north of the Spanish Mainland are full of character. Crossing the threshold inspires you to find out more about the whirlwind lives led by these extravagant emigrants. The Quinta de Villanueva small charming hotel dates back to 1908, and is registered in Asturias as a building of Architectural Patrimony. This stunning house with its masonry structure, balconies, stone and wood enclosed viewing galleries and large garden stands atop a hillock half way between the Cuera mountain and the sea. This vantage point affords a view of the neighbouring peaks and the stunning Oscuro Valley spreading out serenely behind the hotel. The hotel retains the splendour of its era and an air of ancestry reigns in the mahogany entrance, magnificent stairway and the ceiling frescos. Its 19 bedrooms and communal rooms contain antique and colonial furniture combined with modern tapestries, creating a warm feel. Access to the hotel is adapted for those with reduced mobility. Breakfast consists of homemade pastries, cold meats, cheeses and fresh orange juice, befitting the air of times gone by.

Hotel Torre de Villademoros in Asturias (Spain)
Score
9.6
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+34 985 645 264

Escaping from the hustle bustle of city life in Asturias, Manolo has restored a characterful 18th century house in a beautiful natural setting with green meadows, cliffs, a corn crib and a medieval tower. Torre de Villademoros small charming hotel dares modern colours, home-made breakfasts and customer service are his making. The furniture in the common areas and guest rooms is avant-garde and original but at the same time cosy and welcoming. All the guest rooms have a small sitting room area which in some cases looks out of a glass covered balcony. The main lounge area is without doubt one of the most appealing areas of the hotel; spacious and light it has various areas where guests can sit and an open fireplace. The breakfast area is next to a large window that stretches from the ceiling to the floor offering fabulous views of the tower, the meadow and the sea. Highly recommended are the sunsets from the porch looking out to sea.

Balcón de Córdoba in Cordoba (Spain)
Score
9.5
Balcón de Córdoba Balcón de Córdoba

+34 957 498 478

Returning to Cordoba is like travelling back through time to a bygone era. The traveller is immersed in a unique cultural ambience—the very cradle of modern science and letters. Here, just a few steps from the Mosque of Cordoba, awaits the Hotel Balcón del Córdoba, a seventeenth century house with three patios and a torreón—with truly breathtaking views of the city. Passing through its doors, one leaves behind the maze of ancient roads of the old quarter to enter a calm, cool world of peacefulness and contemplation. The seductive murmur of water flowing through fountains—tastefully adorned with Roman columns and artefacts—permeates patios, terraces and rooms. Classical, Islamic and Spanish styles, tinged with Flemish and European influences, are masterfully intermingled in this exemplary version of a traditional Andalusian home. Gazing inward through latticework onto three patios and opening outward onto spectacular terraces, each of the ten rooms has been imbued with a unique character, and each whispers the mythological roots of Mediterranean culture. The elegance and freshness of fabrics and tapestries in shades of white, gray and earth tones are accompanied by appointments that feature functionality, quality materials, and original and exclusive objets d’art. At the Hotel Balcón de Córdoba, all elements clearly conspire to enhance the elegance and serenity of their surroundings, which proudly open out over the city through a number of terraces. From the loftiest of these, one may glimpse the privileges and secrets jealously guarded by the Cathedral’s bell tower, while she, in turn, majestically reflects the evocative words of Antonio Gala, "...and yet again, one understands why, in this land, both heart and memory have always been intertwined."

Hostería de Guara in Huesca (Spain)
Score
9.5
Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles adaptados, Hoteles bonitos y baratos Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles adaptados, Hoteles bonitos y baratos

+34 974 318 107

Three sisters, Rosa, Ana and Eva decided to create a quality hotel in this modern building located in a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the the Huesca province which is at the edge of the Natural Park of the Guara mountain range and river gorges. The lack of architectural restrictions for old buildings enabled the owners to make the most of the natural light by installing large windows in the common areas and spacious terraces in the bedrooms. The interior of Hosteria de Guara small charming hotel radiates a welcoming feel due the well placed lighting and use of simple lines and natural tones blending in perfect harmony with the wood and wrought iron. The dining room with an open fire place invites guests to stay and have a chat after a pleasant dinner.

Hotel Can Xiquet in Girona, Gerona (Spain)
Score
9.5
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+34 972 554 455

Coming from the A7 motorway, you will find the petite village of Cantallops only 5 km from the exit of La Junquera, the old Spanish border before entering France. The road ends here and is replaced by a world of tranquillity. Can Xiquet is surrounded by pure nature, enjoying great views over the Mediterranean Sea, La Albera and the area of Ampurdan. This charming hotel consists of 3 basic buildings; the hotel itself, the restaurant and a horse-riding club with more than 20 horses. It´s a hotel with a modern look, where neutral colours and glass predominate. The abundant natural light is perfectly blended with the interior decoration in all parts of the hotel. One of the suites has 2 glass walls overlooking the nature park and sea. A potentially great concept of luxury! All rooms are equipped with tv, mini bar and safe box. Breakfast is well prepared to slake the morning thirst. There is a swimming pool and a fitness area with a sauna and Jacuzzi for the exclusive use of the guests. The restaurant is elegantly decorated with pictures of different artists, who use it to exhibit their work.

Hotel Posada La Pastora in Zaragoza (Spain)
Score
9.5
Hotel Posada La Pastora Hotel Posada La Pastora

+34 976 679 499

This grand old village house in Uncastillo, Zaragoza, dating back from the 18th century, has been completely renovated by Inma and Miguel, its actual owners. Posada la Pastora small charming hotel, lies behind the Romanesque church of Santa Marta matching the old historical and monumental village of Uncastillo, a little jewel. The main entrance exhibits a stone floor which resembles the one at the neighbouring Santa Marta square. At the ground floor you can find the dinning room, furnished with ceramic and wood tables where breakfast is served in front of a roaring log fire, do not miss the local cakes. There is also a cosy lounge with beam above and terracotta beneath. Walls leave a leading role to the old stone which stands out against the rest of the wall painted in pastel colour. The rooms are named after a church of the village. We have to highlight that despite being small they are tastefully decorated: wrought-iron headboard, matching prints, dried flowers, antique washbasin, equipped with television and music and painted ones in blue, red and others in green. Owners hospitality is remarkable. For Romanesque lovers this is place where to set off. Only in the village there are 6 Romanesque churches and a castle from the 12th century. Free Internet conexion by WIFI.

Hotel El Racó de Madremanya in Girona, Gerona (Spain)
Score
9.4
Hotel El Racó de Madremanya Hotel El Racó de Madremanya

+34 972 490 649

Madremanya is located off the beaten track, not somewhere you chance upon, but somewhere you were perhaps destined to find. Despite its proximity to the Costa Brava and Girona, you will want to spend time enjoying this medieval village that has retained its original design, rounded buildings and arched buttresses. Iván and Josep have rescued this 17th century piece of history to create El Raco de Madremanya, a delightful charming hotel. The extensive grounds are brimming with carefully tended gardens and off to one side stands a modern wing filled with clean iron lines, large windows, designer suites and charming bathrooms. The farmhouse represents all that is traditional, housing a vaulted lounge ceiling, coal-burning cast iron stove and exquisite details that emanate good taste. Whilst the modern wing overlooks the generous gardens from every window and floor-to-ceiling glass wall. The garden also embraces this combination of modernity and tradition, evident in its unspoiled lawns, carefully placed lighting, forest flora, shade cast by the fronds of a hundred-year-old fig tree next to the two swimming pools (one of which is salt water) and the peaceful song of birds. This delightful hotel has 10 comfortable bedrooms brimming with medieval charm: somewhere you will want to visit time and time again.

Altaïr Hotel in La Coruña (Spain)
Score
9.4
Altaïr Hotel Altaïr Hotel

+34 981 554 712

A few steps from Plaza del Obradoiro in the center of Santiago de Compostela awaits the cosy Hotel Altaïr. Its style—inspired by the Japanese "Wabi-Sabi" aesthetic philosophy—suffuses every space with a sense of peace and harmony: a balance between the fresh and simple (wabi) and the beauty of time’s passing (sabi). The furniture follows a line that blends modernity with simplicity, mingling with the most characteristic stone and oak wood of Galicia. A delightful blend of natural light and orange tones lends a warm, cosy air to the rooms—with a hint of the very essence of the land. This pleasant feeling spreads all of the way to to the bar—open only to hotel guests—with its warm, friendly ambience. A perfect symbiosis of the new and the traditional has been kept alive by the Liñares Bar family (hoteliers for over 30 years) ever since the hotel was first established by transforming a former 19th-century mansion into the warm and intimate boutique hotel it is today. The friendly service and highly personalised treatment offered to each client underscore the unique definition of quality that this family strives for by combining tasteful decor and attention to detail, eschewing uniformity, and settling for nothing less than the extraordinary.

Casa Rural Mas Roselló in Girona, Gerona (Spain)
Score
9.4
Casa Rural Mas Roselló Casa Rural Mas Roselló

+34 972 652 452

Mas Rosello is one of those places where you do not have to choose between beach or mountain, just has it all. The forests and fruit trees are the natural frame that surrounds this traditional eighteenth-century Catalan farmhouse, 3km meantime, the profile of the Costa Brava Mediterranean hides some of the best beaches in the area. After a year and a half of rehabilitation, the building retains the typical architectural lines with a decor that includes every detail. Perfectly equipped, some of them even have a private terrace for breakfast overlooking the gardens, pool and Les Gavarres. On cold days, the hotel protects its spacious rooms in lounge with fireplace or library centennial. With good weather, pool, terrace, garden and outdoor barbecue life focus to offer a unique experience. Rosello's breakfasts are another of its best kept secrets: homemade jams, local produce, cheese sausages and eggs a la carte. At night, dinner cuisine and Mediterranean dishes. A perfect unique spot to visit the Dali Triangle, Medes Islands, San Sebastia Lighthouse, the Natural Parks of Cape Creus and Les Gavarres or sports like golf, horse riding and cycling.

Hotel El Babú in Asturias (Spain)
Score
9.4
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+34 985 853 272

Pilar and Pedro have restored this 18th century old village house in Asturias converting it into a quite unique small hotel. El Babu small charming hotel has benn decorated with a minimalist style, with in neutral tones with the exception of a few splashes of colour here and there. Glass is the main feature and it is impossible to miss the views of the surrounding green mountains, the sea landscape on the horizon, the nearby church and the peaceful setting. Maximum advantage has been made of the natural light. But when it gets dark the artificial light has also been well thought out with warm lighting in every corner. The bedrooms are elegantly furnished with a modern touch. El Babu is an ideal base for exploring the Cantabrian coast and nearby fishing villages. The restaurant serves traditional food.

Hotel Iriarte Jauregia in Guipuzcoa (Spain)
Score
9.4
Hotel Iriarte Jauregia Hotel Iriarte Jauregia

+34 943 681 234

More than a hotel, Iriarte Jauregia is a life project. This is how Iban and Lorena, the welcoming hosts define their hotel which is set in the Balcón de Guipuzcoa, a spectacular valley filled with green meadows, rolling hills, apple orchards and small churches and typical Basque farmhouses. The owners have put all their enthusiasm into this house which can be seen in every detail of the restoration and care taken to retain the structure and character of the palace. The décor blends on the one hand the legacy of antique furniture and other art works painstakingly collected over time and on the other hand Lorena´s personal touch combining warm and neutral tones and elegant modern furniture. An example of this tasteful combination can be seen in the impressive hall where there are several designer poufs mixed with antique chests, a stone fireplace and large classical paintings. There is also an interesting contrast between the original wooden banisters leading to the first floor and the new glass handrail designed to access the top floor of the palace where the servants formerly lived. The dining room, warmly lit and decorated offers a magnificent breakfast and, when the weather is good, guests can have breakfast on the terrace overlooking this delightful valley. On summer days guest can enjoy a drink at the bar-lounge under the centenary trees in the garden.

Riad Abracadabra in Marrakech (Morocco)
Score
9.4
Riad Abracadabra Riad Abracadabra

+212 611 324269

Despite tourism, the Marrakech medina is a world that remains true to itself. Walking through its winding streets you can see that, as fifteen years ago, things are still real. And in the midst of it all, five minutes from Jemaa-el-Fnà square and within the old walls, Inés and Bruno, two Catalans –cousins and partners– bought this classic Riad, the old Derkaoui, from a local aristocratic family. After two years of restoration using local materials such as tadelakt (stucco), and Fes zellige (mosaic) or bejmat (baked clay) they have opened Riad Abracadabra, with the aim of creating a magical space. The solid façade insulates the interior from the boiling chaos of humanity and the cocktail of aromas of the souks in the Medina. The interior is an oasis of cool and the subtle scent of rose petals. On the roof, open to the sky, a great terrace, furnished with armchairs and loungers, a bar serving a selection of cocktails and tables for enjoying breakfast as day dawns over the city. According to the time of day this is the space for enjoying the swimming pool, contemplating the sunset, drinking a mint tea or lounging on the sun beds with a view over the rooftops of Marrakech, the minarets, the parabolic antennae and the snowy peaks of the Atlas mountains.

Hotel Molino de los Gamusinos in Avila (Spain)
Score
9.4
Hotel Molino de los Gamusinos Hotel Molino de los Gamusinos

+34 920 227 714

A former mill in Avila that has been carefully restored respecting the traditional architectural tenets of the area. Elements such as wrought iron, earthenware tiles and stone worked by local artists can be found in Molino de los Gamusinos charming hotel. Located in the heart of the countryside, next to the river Voltoya, surrounded by a holm oak wood at 3 kilometres from Tolbaño, it is an ideal place to relax. In the interior, there is a lounge with a fireplace, glass flooring in places through guests can see water flowing under their feet. There is also a library and three completely personalised bedrooms. Each room has its own name and evokes the seasons of the year: Spring, summer and winter. The decoration is warm and in harmony with the environment. The access from Tolbaños is via an unsurfaced road, which is a clear indication to the guest that they are entering a tranquil place.

Amada Carlota in Asturias (Spain)
Score
9.3
Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles en la naturaleza, Hoteles coloridos  Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles en la naturaleza, Hoteles coloridos

+34 609 114 405

The Amada Carlota Hotel lies in the Cabranes region of Asturias, amid endless green meadows, lush valleys and virgin forests. This charming inn is ensconced in a peaceful and rural landscape—offering that sublime tranquillity for which Asturias is rightly famous. This modern, newly built hotel represents the ideal base from which to explore and enjoy the region. From tastefully and sparingly appointed rooms, sporting lively colours or black and white, guests may admire the northern ranges of the nearby Sierra del Sueve and Redes Natural Park, with the Picos de Europa as a spectacular backdrop. The various design elements embellishing the hotel lend a unique air that provides a delightful contrast to the green mantle of surrounding landscape. Splendid, picturesque views liven the cosy, panoramic lounge, whose inviting nooks are furnished in black tones and noble woods, with splashes of colour offered by a number of objets d’art collected by the owners, Carlos and Yolanda—who left their previous way of life to pursue their dream project. A similar ambience can be felt in the cosy restaurant and common areas where guests become attuned to the environment through large, plate glass windows that flood space with natural light. Here, it is easy to lose one’s sense of time in the company of a well-chosen selection of books. Its gastronomy, always based on local and fresh products, excels due to its offering in traditional japanese cuisine. Following years of study, both in Spain and Japan, it is possible to enjoy the best of japanese cuisine in a classic Asturian surrounding, taking pleasure in the incomparable views of Picos de Europa, all the while you accompany the evening with a selection of classic (and not) dishes, which will transport you to the best Japan without even leaving the hotel.

El Añadio in Jaen (Spain)
Score
9.3
El Añadio El Añadio

+34 953 066 031

From the air, Jaen is a sea of olive trees stretching into the distance and the neighbouring surrounds. Vilches heralds your arrival at Despeñaperros gorge, replacing the ubiquitous olive tree and presiding over the thick green path running from east to west between the Sierras de Cazorla Nature Reserve, Segura y Las Villas and the Sierra Morena. El Añadio small charming hotel, sits up where the air is cool, and bulls wander among the oak groves; in fact this area is so far off the beaten track that it would be easier to find us using GPS coordinates than the actual address. The house is located at the end of a winding road which leads through seven kilometres of stunning countryside, home to bulls, hoopoes, bee-eaters, crested larks and kestrels. The large nineteenth-century house is a welcoming sight, and the view from the swimming pool confirms that we are in the midst of nature in its purest form. The cool interior of the house provides refuge from the summer heat, shelter by the fireplace during the winter months, and comfort at the table where the food served is inspired by the fruits of the land, starting with breakfast and the heavenly bread and oil served by Ramona. Come to Vilches and discover your own piece of heaven.

Hotel Quinta da Bouça D'Arques in Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
Score
9.3
Hotel Quinta da Bouça D'Arques Hotel Quinta da Bouça D'Arques

+351 968 044 992

Quinta da Bouça d'Arques is placed in a 7 hectare estate, enveloped in a leafy vineyard that flanks it on the north and south, belonging to the Abrey Teixeira family for over 300 years is set in a privilged location in the Neiva river valley in the foothills of the D´Arques mountain. During the refurbishment the architectural outlines of the “minhotos” sites were preserved. The establishment consists of three buildings with spacious interiors and exteriors achieving privacy and tranquility. The salt water swimming pool and the gardens with fountains and vegetable gardens create a feeling of being close to nature. Each guest room is individually decorated using discrete colours and ethnic touches creating a synergy between the classic and the modern. Breakfasts, served in the garden or in the rooms, are prepared with home-made products such as jams and quince, yoghurt, warm bread and fruit grown in the hotel orchard.

Hotel Quinta de San Amaro in Pontevedra (Spain)
Score
9.3
Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles con piscina, hoteles con vista Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles con piscina, hoteles con vista

+34 986 748 938

The advantage of a unique building in Rias Baixas is that the hills are low and the granite sides of chapels or ancestral homes such as the Quinta de San Amaro charming hotel can easily be picked out on a horizon strewn with quality vineyards. Guests receive such special care and attention at the hotel, giving the impression that the Amaro was born of love (amor). A feeling of well-being is created by the surrounding vines and extends to the living room complete with a fireplace, reading corners and the healthy breakfasts. The decor, eclectic without being intrusive, accommodates almost every taste, and the senses are awakened by an array of flowers, clean air, the sound of silence and the relaxing countryside. As a whole, the Quinta, divided among three main stone buildings and various new annexes, recreates a classic-nouveau ambience, combining traditional elements of construction with classic Galician and contemporary interiors, in keeping with Galicia itself.

Hotel Torre Zumeltzegi in Guipuzcoa (Spain)
Score
9.3
Hotel Torre Zumeltzegi Hotel Torre Zumeltzegi

+34 943 540 000

Hotel Torre Zumeltzegi is located in Old Town of Oñati, in the beautiful Basque countryside. This restored 13th-century property offers a garden and charming rooms with free Wi-Fi. The décor at the Torre Zumeltzegi combines the building’s mediaeval heritage with modern touches, with exposed stone walls, wooden beams and parquet floors. All air-conditioned rooms come with a TV and a private bathroom. The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Basque food using fresh, seasonal produce. There is also a bar where you can get a drink to enjoy on the terrace, which offers fantastic views of the Oñati Valley and the Old Town. The countryside around Hotel Torre Zumeltzegi is great for hiking, and the Arrikrutz Caves are a 10-minute drive away. You can drive to Vitoria and the coast in around 35 minutes, and both Bilbao and San Sebastián are around 50 minutes’ drive away.

Riad Belle Epoque in Marrakech (Morocco)
Score
9.3
Riad Belle Epoque Riad Belle Epoque

+212 524 389824

Located in the heart of the Marrakesh Medina, one of Morocco´s four imperial cities and the gateway on the one hand to the snow capped peaks of the Atlas mountains and on the other hand to the red sands of the Sahara desert, we find this refurbished former manor house named after a golden, happy era, La Belle Époque. Throughout the hotel the owners have combined with good taste art décor furniture with local Moroccan features. The interior garden is very pleasant with its swimming pool which replaced the former fountain. The guest rooms are named after acclaimed women from the Belle Époque period: La Bella Otero, Isadora Duncan, Mata Hari or Coco Chanel, among others. The hotel has been exquisitely decorated with antiques and art collected with great care and patience by the owners Teresa and Víctor a young Spanish married couple. Of vital importance are the water and the garden that form a harmonious alliance of sounds and aromas. The plants create a delicate curtain from the second floor, softening and playing with the light creating a welcoming, relaxing and exclusive atmosphere where guests can enjoy pleasure for pleasure´s sake as it was during the Belle Époque.

Hotel Alcaufar Vell in Minorca (Spain)
Score
9.2
Hotel Alcaufar Vell Hotel Alcaufar Vell

+34 971 151 874

Alcaufar Vell charming hotel is surrounded by beautiful Menorca beaches with crystal clear water this country estate stands out because of its old watchtower and over 100 hectares of grounds that guests can walk in at their leisure. The house dates back to the 14th century and the various extensions that have been made over the centuries have turned it into a neo-classical manor house. The front balcony and the pediment provide the finishing touches to this impressive pale stone building with large windows and green shutters that is reminiscent of the belle époque. The owners offer a great range of pleasures from a dip in the swimming pool, a drink at the El Racó del Poeta bar while watching the wonderful sunsets, a walk among the pine, holm oak and wild olive trees or tasting the home-made "sobrasada". At breakfast guests can taste different products from the island, many of which have been grown or made on the estate such as fruit, cold meats, honey or herbal teas.

Can Lluc, Boutique Country Hotel&Villas in Ibiza (Spain)
Score
9.2
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+34 971 198 673

Can Lluc Small charming hotel, an Ibizan house that has recently been refurbished, is set in the heart of the most rural part of Ibiza in a peaceful valley full of beautiful pine, almond and ancient olive trees. The estate is surrounding by the most charming, peaceful landscape and great ecological value which is starting to become a rare commodity. None of the rooms are similar and different decorative elements have been used to this effect: four poster beds, rustic furniture, upholstry fabrics in pastel shades, fireplaces, wooden beams and tiled floors. However these materials describe the essence of décor in a country hotel rustic, simple and homely contributing to the harmony of the group of rooms. The common areas are also imbued with this traditional touch that offers complete with appropriate lighting and the two fireplaces. The garden with its zigzag swimming pool, its palm trees and sunbathing terrace are also wonderful places to relax and enjoy.

Hostería Camino in Leon (Spain)
Score
9.2
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+34 987 601 757

Visitors passing through León who experience the towns and traditions of the Maragatería—perhaps even sampling traditional "maragato" stew— will likely suspect that the region offers much more to be savoured and experienced if one takes enough time. Savvy travellers make their way to Luyego, where the plains of Leon meet the mountainous silhouette of the Teleno (2190 m), to stay in this beautiful Hosteria Camino charming country hotel. Its two Maragata structures along with the central courtyard that unites them represent a unique place to delight in the local history and rich culture of the region. The architecture tastefully brings together all of the elements that typify the region, such as granite ashlars, terracotta floor tiles, exposed wooden beams, wooden windows and large solid-wood doors, wrought iron… Each of the nine rooms is distinct from the others, with fine wood on floors and ceilings, rustic furniture and exposed brickwork. After settling into this lovely hotel, enjoying a local stew is de rigeur.

Hotel Casas do Coro in Guarda (Portugal)
Score
9.2
Hotel Casas do Coro Hotel Casas do Coro

+351 917 552 020

Casas do Coro, located in Marialva, the most historic village in Portugal encircled by a centenary wall, consists of a group of three traditional buildings. The garden is full of olive and almond trees, the patios, the outdoor swimming pool with artificial waves, the sauna and the panoramic jacuzzi complete this peaceful and spectacular atmosphere. The reading room, with very interesting books, is conducive to spending a relaxed afternoon accompanied by background music chosen by the guest. The decoration of the guest rooms, classic and sophisticated, is in harmony with the contemporary design of the common areas which are enriched with warm coloured fabrics and a large number of original touches such as the fireplaces in every corner. The breakfasts are an unique experience, with home-made bread, jams made by Carmen, natural fruit juices and apple tart.

Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz Golf & Spa in Pamplona (Spain)
Score
9.2
Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz Golf & Spa Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz Golf & Spa

+34 948 337 722

Part of the Egües Valley and only 6km from Pamplona in Navarra we find the Hotel Castillo de Gorraiz, an unique space designed to enjoy nature and relax. The Di­ez de Ulzurrun Goñi Brothers, the fourth generation of a family long devoted to the catering industry, opened in 2008 this elegant hotel that blends seamlessly with the nearby palace of the XVI century, restored in 1998, which hosts the restaurant that continues the family catering tradition started in the early last century in Sales Ulzuma. Inside the hotel, the fusion of stone, wood and furniture design up a leisurely atmosphere in which the author pictures, including Manolo Valdes originals, and velvet curtains shows up theatrical environment reminiscent. Inside the rooms, all with terrace, Roberto Atienza gets this same fusion of styles (vintage, art nouveau boheme-chic ...) with a dose of romanticism without renouncing modernity. Comfort, always present, clearly materializes in their heavenly beds, in which we have the feeling of sleeping under cover of clouds lying between the covers and down pillows. Bathrooms are remarkable because of stunning handmade Venetian mirrors, which have their analogy in the exceptional front that dominates the hotel's spa. Within it, the Bohemian crystal chandeliers and views of the strawberry and orange indoor garden join us on our way through the water area, the tepidarium or relaxation area, where we can taste freshly cut fruit and tea. And nothing better than to watch the sunset from the terrace of the hotel, gazing how the evening turns to subtle stroke orange to Pamplona.

Hotel El Turcal in Caceres (Spain)
Score
9.2
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+34 616 611 116

El Turcal hotel was originally a 19th century barn for drying peppers and "tinadas", the refurbishment is striking dictated by the local materials available and the traditional building techniques. No set "style" was adhered to. The overriding feel of this small charming hotel in Caceres, is one of spaciousness and light achieved by the open plan spaces and large windows. In the interior the terracotta tiled floors fit perfectly with the stone walls, in harmony with an interior design which alternates timber, wrought iron, modern fabrics, comfortable sofas and two fireplaces. Discrete ornaments, aroma of mimosa or logan berries, pineapples and pumpkins and candles which add colour and aroma. There is also a patio with a zen design pond and a garden.

Hotel Spa Cardamomo in Guadalajara (Spain)
Score
9.2
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+34 949 805 397

The tiny village of Carabias in Guadalajara lies hidden in the heart of the Alcarria, on the impressive plain dotted with arable land that separates Atienza and Sigüenza. Bathed in silence and surrounded by rocks weathered by time is Cardamomo-Sigüenza charming hotel. The hotel recreates the warm and peaceful atmosphere desired by travellers, interweaving the textures and light of the silent countryside with an interior ambience swayed by music, and delicate silks and velvets. The outdoor areas include a romantic patio, a secluded garden shaded by a leafy fig tree, and a rustic section of land to observe the immensity of the working plain through which Don Quixote travelled four centuries ago. Cardamomo unites stone, time, colour, touch, space, retreat and adventure. This enclave is also available to businesses to hold their reflection and creativity days. Marco Polo described real or imaginary places as “a promised land, yet to be discovered”, this couldn’t be truer of Cardamomo.

Hotel Can Boix de Peramola in Lleida, Lérida (Spain)
Score
9.1
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+34 973 470 266

Can Boix de Peramola charming hotel is surrounded by mountains overlooking the Segre valley in Lleida. Run by Joan Pallares, the last in a line of a renowned generation of hoteliers, who has large quality as his guiding light. The rooms are excellently fitted out, large and modern, yet nevertheless cosy, thanks to the wooden floors and furniture. They all have terraces and large, mirrored, fitted wardrobes. Bathrooms are marbled, double sinked and hydromassage baths. It has swimming pool to cool off in summer, sport areas and sauna.

Hotel Palacio Torre de Ruesga in Cantabria (Spain)
Score
9.1
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+34 942 641 060

Torre de Ruesga in Cantabria is perfectly renovated 17th century palace which now hosts a charming hotel. Surrounded by idyllic gardens on the banks of the river Asón, this historical building combines elegance and sobriety. The hotel interior is embellished with 19th century frescos by the Catalan painter, León Criach. The guest rooms are spacious and elegant, with modern fabrics, wooden floors, satellite TV, radio, minibar and numerous other little extras.The palace has retained the original sitting room with open fireplace. It also has a snooker room, sauna and a gym.

Hotel Villa Oniria in Granada (Spain)
Score
9.1
Hotel Villa Oniria Hotel Villa Oniria

+34 958 535 358

There is a Moorish and a Gypsy Granada, a Granada that embraces its heritage and modernity, and another Granada that is proud of its history yet comfortable with its contemporary air. These three trends are evident in the hotel trade, and Villa Oniria Hotel is probably the most evident of the latter option. The building, decorated by Pascua Ortega, is an exquisite 19th century property that has been renovated to recreate the atmosphere of the ancient urban Andalusian mansions, an authentic residence brimming with light and quality. Water plays an important role in the hotel, in addition to the indoor water feature, complete with a fountain, is a well equipped spa with a heated counter current swimming pool and a full gym. All of the rooms have Wi-Fi. The hotel restaurant provides an exceptional menu in a cosy environment and several tables with a view of the kitchens, a trend that is proving popular.

Real Posada de Liena in Huesca (Spain)
Score
9.1
Real Posada de Liena Real Posada de Liena

+34 650 944 561

There are places which always have an impact when you it at the first time. This is the case of Murillo of Gallego a small village between Huesca and Pamplona, a bunch of country houses on the hillside crowned by the church of San Salvador. This village overlooks the imposing Riglos Mallos, a Spanish geography heritage, a huge pinnacles of 300 meters high. Shocking and unrepeatable. Riglos Mallos is the most recognizable image when we stayed at the Posada Real de Liena because the rooms of this charming hotel and also the restaurant enjoy privileged views to the stone monument. The interior has a rustic décor with oak floors and wooden beams. Staying here is a pleasure and not just for the peace and quiet, but mainly because the small details: colonial mirrors, English style headboards .... As a curiosity you will be sleeping among the same bed linenthan the 6-star hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai. An also affordable luxury is its restaurant. Real Posada de Liena is also an epicenter for doing many tourist routes in the area. From the hotel you can visit natural environments such as the National Park of Ordesa and cultural heritage as the Castle Route Loarre and Sarsamarcuello or the Monastery of San Juan de la Peña. And thanks to their pre - Pyrenean situation is a paradise for hiking , snow sports Astun and Candanchú , canoeing , rock climbing and bird watching.

Hotel El Jardín Vertical in Castellon (Spain)
Score
9.0
Hotel El Jardín Vertical Hotel El Jardín Vertical

+34 964 329 938

El Jardín Vertical hotel is housed in a 16th century construction built in red "Rodeno" stone. The house, situated in one of the oldest parts of the village, in Castellon province, is the residence of artists and dreamers. It towers twelve metres above the line of the medieval city walls offering a privileged view over the mountain range and magnificent surrounding countryside with almond and olive groves and old oak trees. The house has been restored respecting the its original structure with thick stone walls and other features such as the stone stair case. The room where breakfast is served, overlooking a small south-facing patio, is particularly pleasant. The whole hotel has been decorated with modern, stylish furniture that fits very well with the warm ochre and terracotta colours chosen for the walls. Restaurant in hotel-terrace with wonderful sights to the Plana.

Hotel Aldori Landetxea in Vizcaya (Spain)
Score
9.0
Hotel Aldori Landetxea Hotel Aldori Landetxea

+34 946 271 509

Behind the Aldori’s discrete farmhouse façade lies an avant-garde interior where imagination has been allowed to roam free. The Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve is a well-preserved natural beauty spot that has wound its path from Guernica to Mundaka since ancient times; its name means “wild boar river”. Once inside the house, the first surprise is a tapestry of Kennedy and the White House hanging in the simple dining room. The family are used to explaining that this is personal tribute from José Luis Pértica, the paternal grandfather, to his time spent in the United States merchant navy; he even made it as far as Vietnam. Pieces of family history are dotted all around this hotel, which has been designed to accommodate guests with limited mobility. Among the collection of eye-catching decorative features are a back-lit alabaster headboard, famous song lyrics on the walls and giant copies of the ship boarding passes used by Aunt Maria Rosa on her return journey from New York to Bilbao in 1947. Outside, the surrounding forest gently envelops the hotel in a sea of green.

Hotel Bremon in Barcelona (Spain)
Score
9.0
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+34 938 684 902

This former 19th century Carmelites school in the heart of Cardona in Barcelona province, a town with great Culturel and natural heritage famous for its fortified medieval castle. For its owners, the same who own Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, this building is of great sentimental value as the whole family received a happy education here. This former school is still present in many details of Hotel Bremon, such as the engraved 18th century glass in the hall, the small nuns´ cell windows or the exquisite floor mosaics. The peaceful, welcoming atmosphere is enhanced by the valuable and original antiques such as the 17th century Castilian table used for collecting taxes or the 19th century "secretero". The simple but elegantly decorated guest rooms combine brown and green tones and sturdy wooden furniture. On the top floor a spacious sitting room has been maintained and a sunbathing terrace with spectacular views of the medieval quarter and Salt Mountain. Breakfast includes many local products.

Hotel Casita de Cabrejas in Cuenca (Spain)
Score
9.0
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+34 969 271 008

Just a quarter of an hour away from the Casas Colgadas the Alto Tajo and its region –straddling Guadalajara and Cuenca– can show the visitor unspoilt corners of Iberian woodlands. Gazing on the large reddish building housing the hotel, surrounded by a blanket of pine and other trees, you would never guess that even the main building, with its shutters and wooden gallery, is newly built and not the traditional house it seems at first sight. You quickly observe tradition and modernity equally favoured, and the business meeting room is a surprise –a glass cube, the vanguard of design come to the forest. The public rooms of the hotel, especially the library, have the warm feel of being lived in, above all when there’s an excuse to light a fire. Wood, comfortable furniture and natural light abound. 14 hectares of botanical garden-like property surround the house and its outbuildings that all belong to the family that is bringing this mountain back to life.

Hotel La Casa del Rector in Almagro (Spain)
Score
9.0
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+34 926 261 259

Juan and Angeles, with extensive experience in the catering, decided to try their hand at the aspect of the hotel trade in this La Casa del Rector charming hotel project so desperately needed in Almagro, Ciudad Real. The house dates back to the 18th century and preserves all the flavour of an old house combined with many touches of colour. The covered central patio, with several fountains, serves as a hallway to the bedrooms, from the sound of the running water can be heard. The bedrooms and bathrooms have been designed and decorated with great care by the owners, who have studied every last detail and ensuring all the rooms have a feeling of spaciousness. To this effect, all the bedrooms have a small lounge area, large beds, a wood fire in two of the rooms, pressure showers, mini-bar, etc. The daring use of colours and the work carried out by local artists and cabinet makers is eye-catching. The breakfasts are generous in helpings and quality. The hotel also has a small wine cellar where local food products selected personally by the owners are on display and also for sale.

Casa de los Bates in Granada (Spain)
Score
9.0
Casa de los Bates Casa de los Bates

+34 958 349 495

This nineteenth-century mansion is located on a hill with stunning sea views, mountain and castle of Salobreña. Surrounded by 20,000 m2 of land, which feature a Romantic Garden eighteenth and nineteenth century botanical another reported by travertine marble staircase and sources of coral. They are sheltered ancient palms, tropical trees, kentia, magnolias and waterfalls. From the rooms you observe the lush gardens, while the suites enjoy sea views. All rooms are individually decorated with colorful fabrics, pastel walls and marble floors. In the halls of the house certainly exudes an aristocratic air with period furniture and family photographs. Outside there is a terrace-viewpoint that results idyllic at the time of taste the delicious breakfast which highlights juices and tropical fruits such as papaya, guava, mango or custard apples, depending on the season.

Hotel Rincón de Traspalacio in Madrid (Spain)
Score
8.9
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+34 918 981 530

In the centre of the historic quarter of Robledo de Chavela, very close to El Escorial in Madrid province, guests will find a different and daring place to stay. Noteworthy is the austere deep crimson façade dotted with balconies. Behind the large wooden door there is an ideal place with a country feel where guests can relax in dynamic, colourful spaces with a combination of original elements and imaginative touches. In Rincon de Traspalacio hotel there are areas for relaxation starting with the rooms ranging from single rooms to split level penthouses with their careful decoration, each with their own style simple and harmonious. The swimming pool with its two stone fountains offer relaxation accompanied by the bells chiming from the Our Lady of Assumption church. To combine work with pleasure this charming hotel has a meeting room isolated from the hotel rooms with capacity for 40 people.

Consolación in Teruel (Spain)
Score
8.9
Consolación Consolación

+34 978 856 755

You can feel a healthy challenge to globalisation at Consolación small charming hotel. On the one hand it clamours: Yes! Teruel does exist, and El Matarraña certainly does. Modern design, nestles in a land full of character. On the other hand, there is a firm defence of the hotel’s singular character that, from cubical, glass walled rooms, shows the ancestral rural and urban countryside dotted around the immense woodlands that cover the Puertos de Beceite –Ports de Besseit– and the whole region. Among pine and holm oak clad mountains, the discretely modern building looks good alongside the 16th Century hermitage that is part of the site, reinforcing the twin character. At table –where local flavours abound– Gonzalo’s busy stove allows no rest. Truffles, locally grown vegetables, late peaches, game, tender Aragón lamb, all show that El Matarraña exists and is evolving. After staying at Consolación, there’s no doubt of that. Consolacion is located 250 km from Barcelona, 150 km from Castellón and 200 km from Valencia.

Gar-Anat Hotel Boutique in Granada (Spain)
Score
8.9
Gar-Anat Hotel Boutique Gar-Anat Hotel Boutique

+34 958 225 528

This seventeenth century palace dedicated to pilgrimage is more than just a hotel; it also plays host to characters and stories both real and fictitious. The experiences, concerns, emotions and conversations of those who stay here are the foundations of the Gar-Anat, a traditional name which originated in Granada. This building of noble origin with its courtyard-style interior dating back to the Golden Age pays tribute to the stage in its hallway, vaulted basement, library, column-lined patio and rooms. Ten of the bedrooms are dedicated to Gar-Anat pilgrims. The hotel is located in the Realejo district, at the base of the Alhambra and a few minutes from the cathedral. Its rooms take us back in time. Names of works of Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Amin Maalouf ... baptize each of his stays. One of the bedrooms is located inside the tower and affords stunning views of the Realejo and the towers of the Alhambra.

Hotel Churrut in Navarre (Spain)
Score
8.9
Hotel Churrut Hotel Churrut

+34 948 625 540

Hotel Churrut is housed in an 18th century building in Navarra, owned by the Churrut family that has been converted into a comfortable charming hotel, whilst still remaining the family home. The gallery on the ground floor is an eye-catching feature with the comfortable wicker armchairs, glass wall that offers relaxing views of the garden. The guest rooms and the bathrooms are spacious and well-equipped, as are the two suites that also have a Jacuzzi bath. The interior decor has been carried out entirely by the family with mementoes, furniture and paintings that belonged to the house for generations. There are bright sitting rooms, a meeting room, and a gym available for guests.

Tancat de Codorniù in Tarragona (Spain)
Score
8.9
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+34 696 544 801

Once the summer residence of King Alfonso XII, this delightful 19th-century farmstead is located south of Tarragona in Oasis de Alcanar, just 200 meters from the beach. The Hotel Tancat of Cordoniú nestles amid a vast grove with more than 2,500 orange trees in full production, all of which is embraced by an ancient, protective wall that serves as the hotel’s namesake. Eleven spacious, garden-view rooms blend modernity with simplicity in refreshing, neutral colours suffused in a warm light that lends a unique touch of elegance. Outside, the porticoed, white and albero-coloured patio with rattan furniture and spacious coffee tables, is a perfect spot to sit back and breathe in the surrounding sea of orange trees. The patio leads to a lovely garden, with sun loungers arranged here and there under the shade of fruit trees. Two splendidly pristine pools await and paths winding among the orange trees beckon, inviting guests to enjoy a sense of wellness and peace. This is, indeed, a place to live like a king.

Hotel Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla in Seville (Spain)
Score
8.9
Hotel Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla Hotel Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla

+34 954 915 800

This small charming hotel is situated just beside the basilica that houses the universal Santa María de la Esperanza Macarena in Sevilla. The hotel´s discrete, but elegant façade does not prepare you for what you will find in the interior: an explosion of colour, the relaxing sound of water and exhuberant aromas of another era. The architectural structure of Alcoba del Rey de Sevilla, based on the restoration of materials made by craftsman that were used in the Andalusí Seville, is centred around a Mudejar patio. The reception, grocery store, lounge, breakfast room and eleven guest rooms all lead off this main patio. Each guest room has a story of its own since they are dedicated to important characters in the former Al-Andalus. The decorative features and structure are different in each room: four poster beds, carved bed heads, inner doors with a horse-shoe shaped arch, silk and cotton fabrics, cedar wood furniture, etc. The owners have also taken great care with the bathrooms to ensure that they are in keeping with the rest of the hotel. Examples include the baths, polished brass basins and Victorian taps imported from India. Another of the attractions is that guests can buy any of the decorative elements that are present in the hotel.

Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa in Salamanca (Spain)
Score
8.8
Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa

+34 923 129 400

From the air, the Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa is reminiscent of a Loire château. From the ground, it is a beautiful old Dominican convent dating back to 1366 where Christopher Columbus once rested his head. This charming hotel stands next to a weir on the River Tormes in Salamanca, where the vineyards seem to thrive from the proximity of the glassy river as it winds its way inland, escorted along its banks by rows of organic green vines that attract the interest of the lapwings. This twenty-nine bedroomed authentic palace is a sight to behold with its thick ashlar walls and nouveau-classic décor throughout. The Marqués de la Concordia aged-wine cellar pays tribute to its most illustrious guest in the form of an inverted keel ceiling, a masterpiece of design and creation revolving around the god of wine, Dionysus. In keeping with the tradition of 'sacristy' wine cellars, the San Nicolás de las Viñas chapel houses a collection of religious art from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, sharing space with 180 barrels of the Hacienda's signature wine: Magister. Today, the fifteenth century Arab mill located on the river serves as a Wine Spa where the therapeutic benefits of the red grape are incorporated in baths and massages that would have surpassed even Dionysus' expectations.

Hotel Santa Coloma del Camino in Burgos (Spain)
Score
8.8
Hotel Santa Coloma del Camino Hotel Santa Coloma del Camino

+34 947 570 306

An hotel that states on its home page that it offers special rates for teachers deserves special attention, it invites further enquiry, even though one may not teach anything. Santa Coloma del Camino is a charming hotel on the Burgos stretch of St. James’ Way and that again calls your attention. However, and without wishing to disparage the Way in the slightest, once we were at the hotel we decided to stay, take a walk to the castle, visit one or two hermitages, and take a stroll among fields that suggest the presence of bustards, both little and large. A hectare of wooded land surrounds the property and there’s a divine pool that is the centre of attention when the Castilian summer is at its height. Inside, light dominates the eclectic classique-nouveau decorated space, dominated on the ground floor by the main room and its rose-coloured marble chimney, at which pilgrims and profane travellers leisurely read by the wood fire. In the bathrooms the mosaics and Macael marble are white while the tiled floors are multi-coloured. From the windows the prospect is like something described by Delibes, a plateau inhabited by small game with villages, dominated by their churches, dotted across it.

Hotel Casona D'Alevia in Asturias (Spain)
Score
8.7
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+34 985 414 176

This beautiful country house in Asturias consists of a group of refurbished buildings dating back to the 15th and 17th centuries. In Casona d'Alevia small charming hotel, the architectonic features and original structure have been preserved. Surrounded by the magnificent natural landscapes of the Picos de Europa mountain range and the Deva and Cares rivers, it is an ideal place to enjoy tranquillity and nature. Bedrooms are individually designed; wooden windows frames and doors, dried flowers and carefully selected fabrics have been brought together to give an overwhelming feeling of restfulness and warmth. The dining room with its open fireplace offers true hospitality and a setting suitable for any occasion. The owners have also used some of the more noble materials of the area such as stone and chestnut wood in the refurbishment.

Hotel Sant Roc in Lleida, Lérida (Spain)
Score
8.7
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+34 973 480 006

The Sant Roc charming hotel in Solsona, Lleida, is the result of the work of Garrigasait family to restore this emblematic early 20th century building designed by the prestigious modernist architects Ignasi Oms and Bernardí Martorell. The first opening was in 1929 and 75 years later this family wished to improve the already high quality and prestige that the hotel gained initially. The spirit and style of the original structure has been maintained paying special attention to the exterior lighting of the building that stands out due to its strength and harmony. Exquisite interior decoration has been carried out in all the common areas with works of local artists and prestigious painters such and Perico Pastor, original pieces of furniture and lamps. The ceilings throughout the hotel exhibit classical paintings and chandeliers in the most elegant areas and wooden beams in the more rustic parts. The guestrooms, each designed with a different style, are all functional and contemporary and guests will find personalised service in a hotel where modernism and avant-garde are combined harmoniously.

Hotel Villa Nazules in Toledo (Spain)
Score
8.7
Hotel Villa Nazules Hotel Villa Nazules

+34 925 590 380

The headlines of this charming hotel promotional brochure “ Vida Nazules “ means Life Nazules. It’s a claim of life in the midst of this sea of olive trees. A building of stone and glass in the windows, authentic transparent walls which in fact defying The Castilla la Mancha architecture. Enjoying in Villa Nazules is secured because his beautiful landscape, the restaurant is a merge of traditional Castillian food and Eastern influence , and the singular spa Water & Light with plenty of mud treatments, seaweed and salts from the Dead Sea or wine therapy. A walk along the paths seeing partridges and oil in the is a must. And also unique is his stud at the San Jose Equestrian Club.

Hospedería Señorío de Briñas in La Rioja (Spain)
Score
8.6
Hospedería Señorío de Briñas Hospedería Señorío de Briñas

+34 941 304 224

This small charming hotel is set in Briñas, La Rioja, a village close to the province of Alava and is reminiscent of its aristocratic roots surrounded by solid stone houses, interesting squares and 16th century churches. Among these houses a superb 13th century palace stands out. It was used during the Spanish civil war as the Headquarter for the Italian troops and today hosts a lovely hotel which still conserves the nobility and splendour of the past. Angela, the owner, has rescued the derelict building and carefully restored it. Architectural details, antique furniture, stone & ceramic floors and the artwork of the Polish painter Jull Dziamski add to its warmth and appeal. Hospederia Señorio de Briñas hotel could be described as a place of art, culture and relaxation. Guestrooms have lots of natural light and have the right combination of wall colours and textiles. A haven for those interested in the world of Rioja and a perfect base for visits to the famous wine cellars.

Hotel Casa del Abad in Palencia (Spain)
Score
8.6
Hotel Casa del Abad Hotel Casa del Abad

+34 979 768 008

Casa del Abad charming hotel consists of an emblematic building dated from the 17th century which was once the house of an abbot. It is situated in the historical and monumental town of Ampudia in Palencia. Thanks to the careful restoration carried out by Angel Garcia, the building has retained the majesty and splendour of the past. Clear examples of this are the spectacular dome in the entrance hall, the small chapel where the abbot used to give mass, an extensive collection of furniture, pictures and other antiques. The original atmosphere of the building is perfectly blended with the technological advance of today´s modern comforts. The hosts have paid great attention to detail with the interior decor to create a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. It has a swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, paddle and tennis courts.

Hotel Casa do Terreiro do Poço in Evora (Portugal)
Score
8.6
Hotel Casa do Terreiro do Poço Hotel Casa do Terreiro do Poço

+351 917 256077

This manor house, 50km from the Spanish border and included in the Artistic inventory of Portugal for its frescos and wall paintings, is soon to receive the classification of Building of Public Interest. It was built in the 18th century and underwent several extensions over the following centuries. Casa do Terreiro do Poço charming hotel consists of three main buildings on the front of the house and two houses at the back, which open out onto a small orchard full of citrus trees, a swimming pool and ecological kitchen garden. The décor combines classical and contemporary styles; 18th century Portuguese arm chairs with oriental sofas and African tables. The walls are painted indigo blue, shades of green and ochre contrasting with the grey slate floors and the old wooden waxed doors with wrought iron work.

Hotel Spa La Romana in Alicante (Spain)
Score
8.6
Hotel Spa La Romana Hotel Spa La Romana

+34 629 928 874

As you journey south to Almansa, the landscape starts to stretch out before your eyes, glimmering in the intense heat which never abates even at the sea. This region of Alicante conjures up childhood memories of Spain: shaking dates loose from the trees, the sound of the larks’ song and day trips on which shoulders burnt in the heat of the sun. Set against an inspiring backdrop, La Romana rises up like a mirage out of the dry earth, beneath which thermal waters gurgle and flow. This 14th century country house is a veritable oasis which houses an avant-garde minimalist interior, a restaurant brimming with new ideas and a spa offering Moorish-inspired treatments. Even those who love the green of the North won’t be able to resist the southern charms of the Garriga desert.

Hotel Urbisol in Barcelona (Spain)
Score
8.6
Hotel Urbisol Hotel Urbisol

+34 938 309 153

The comfort and peace of the elegant, minimalist decor carried out its young owners Elisabet and Carles has converted the prestigious Urbisol restaurant into an exclusive corner in the foothills of the Pyrenees in Barcelona. This has been the cornerstone for creating this very comfortable, modern hotel housed in an old farmhouse set in the heart of the countryside. Time stands still in the hands of the personal, attentive customer service. Each guest room is different, with decor being styled after a particular flower. All the rooms have spectacular views. One example of the attention to detail is the flower baths that are prepared in the baths. There is also a welcoming sitting room for guests with a fireplace, a small gym with a massage service, a fabulous terrace with views of the Pyrenees, an outdoor swimming pool and a Babysitting service for guests travelling with children. The hotel also has meeting rooms for conferences.

Hacienda el Santiscal in Cadiz (Spain)
Score
8.5
Hacienda el Santiscal Hacienda el Santiscal

+34 956 708 313

Hacienda el Santiscal small charming hotel, is beautifully restored 15th century noble manor house is located in a quiet area close to Arcos de la Frontera, a historic white village in Cadiz. The building has been tastefully converted into an elegant but simple hotel.It consists of a classical Andalusian cortijo with an austere whitewashed façade, a grand portal and the peace and cool of the central courtyard. The hotel enjoys the views over the Arcos lake. And in the public areas details from the Islamic and Andalusian cultures come together. Each fabrics, lovely old beds and terracotta floors. With just a few rooms, peace and tranquillity are assured. Guests are also sure to appreciate the attentive and personal service. They can also enjoy swimming in its garden pool when the temperatures get too intense. The restaurant offers a wide selection of fine Andalusian dishes. There are many activities open to the guest organised by the hotel.

Hotel Abad Toledo in Toledo (Spain)
Score
8.4
Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles adaptados, Hoteles con historia Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles adaptados, Hoteles con historia

+34 925 283 500

This hotel is set within the walled city of Toledo, the main building of which housed a blacksmith´s until 1815. Abad Toledo charming hotel is in a privileged setting with impressive views of the valley of the River Tagus and is surrounded by the most emblematic monuments of the city and very close to the Zocodover (main square). As is usually the case with this type of hotel the interior decor combines the original features of the building such as the wooden beams, wood and brickwork, etc. with modern, functional furniture. The guest rooms are equipped with all the modern comforts one would expect to find in a city hotel such as a safe, TV and Hi Fi system, satellite TV and air conditioning.

Hotel El Milano Real in Avila (Spain)
Score
8.1
Hotel El Milano Real Hotel El Milano Real

+34 920 349 108

A more sublime location cannot be found, as the terrace of this rural hotel in Avila enjoys magnificent views of the cirque of the Sierra de Gredos. Teresa and Paco, lovers of cosy spaces and owners of El Milano Real, have spared no effort to create a comfortable and pleasant atmospere in each of the rooms at this charming rural hotel. In the recently built annex, each of the eight spacious suites is based on a distinct central theme (Nordic, Japanese, Arab, Gredos, etc.). All are equipped with hydro-massage as well as a books and DVD players associated with the prevailing motif. The remaining rooms enjoy the warmth which emanates from well polished parquet floors and an abundance of tastefully matched fabrics. On autumn evenings, there’s nothing quite like the pleasure of reading in the new sitting room or in the study, which contains over 2000 titles in English and Spanish. Clear nights are ideal for guided star gazing through digital telescopes aided by Paco himself (by previous request). This rural hotel is clearly Rusticae quality.

Hotel Rural El Tejarejo in Avila (Spain)
Score
8.1
Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles con jardines fabulosos, Hoteles rurale Hoteles Rusticae, Hoteles con jardines fabulosos, Hoteles rurale

+34 925 597 249

This large house, situated in a three-hectare estate full of pine trees, holm oaks and cork trees, is in the heart of the Tiétar valley on the border between the provinces of Toledo and Avila. The owners of this small rural hotel decided to combine their profession as potters with running a hotel. They built this large house in the foothills of the Gredos mountain range respecting the architectural style of the area using Toledo bricks, traditional roof tiles, wood and earthenware flooring. El Tejarejo charming hotel has seven guest rooms, each decorated with an individual style and named after Cervantes novels. In every corner of the house there are examples of Paco and Pablo´s ceramic work whilst on the walls there are numerous original paintings made by painter friends. Guests will enjoy the delicious breakfasts which include fresh bread made in the village and the local speciality “perrunilla” biscuits with dried fruit.

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