Unique accommodation in Spain
If you are coming to Spain and you're looking for a different and original place to stay, take a look at these suggestions. Castles, caves, traditional buildings and other places surrounded by nature and full of art and culture.
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The Asturian countryside, which combines sea and mountain, is ideal for this rural accommodation. In Asturias there are about fifty hotels that include Modernist mansions, 17th century buildings, typical architectural sites and houses built by ‘indianos’ (emigrants who made their fortune in America). You can stay at one of these places if you want to discover the many attractions in this region in the north of Spain.
The city of Granada, in the south of Spain, has many caves that are houses where you can stay and enjoy a very special time. Some of them have a swimming pool or even a fireplace. These houses keep a constant temperature of 18ºC, so you can get away from the heat in summer and the cold in winter. You shouldn't miss sleeping on the side of a ravine, with a porch made out of plants!
Country manors in Galicia offer a great chance to combine rural tourism and popular culture. If you want to take a break on the Way of Saint James, or if you want to discover the melancholic atmosphere of the north, these houses are the perfect choice. With beautiful shapes and typical elements like ‘hórreos’ (raised granaries) and dovecots, these 17th and 18th century houses will make you feel like you are in a fairytale.
Many typical farmhouses in Andalusia, which later became the residences of the nobility, have become special places to stay which maintain the tradition of this land. Some of these typically whitewashed country houses have private gardens, they are all equipped with the services you need and have plenty of space inside. You can find them in many different places, like close to Nature Reserves, the beach or the city. These houses are one of the best options to relax and discover the south of Spain.
If you want to stay in traditional rural accommodation with many different leisure options, the ‘Posadas Reales’ in Castile-León are the place for you. You'll be able to choose from a palace adjoining a 15th century civil defensive tower, an old mill and bakery, and an old farmhouse, to name but a few. The buildings are always integrated into the beautiful landscape in towns full of monuments and steeped in history, where you can go on all kinds of walks and enjoy delicious food.
Relaxation, countryside and art combine in Spain's inns, which include medieval monasteries, old palaces, convents, old barns and flour mills. Aragon, Extremadura and Castile-La Mancha are places where this kind of quality accommodation is especially prevalent. Tradition and comfort come together in these historical buildings, to offer you a very special stay.
Many of the Paradors are situated in castles, palaces and buildings with centuries of history. These monuments are scattered all over Spain, and have been refurbished in order to offer you all the modern comforts. They also offer cultural routes and a wide variety of activities that will help you to discover Spain.
Ten unique hotels in Spain
Sleep in a tree house, in a real classical American caravan, in a transparent bubble or in a bullring that has been turned into a hotel – all this is possible in Spain. These are just some of the most interesting options that we suggest you discover so that wherever you go, you can stay in the most original place.