Hotels in Asturias, Spain
in Asturias and Oviedo by Steve Greenwood
Asturias is situated on the north
coast of Spain, with the Cantabrian Sea to the north and the regions of
Cantabria to the east, Castilla & Leon to the south and Galicia to
Due to its wild and rugged terrain,
the territories along this northern coast of Spain never succumbed to the
Moorish invasion, which virtually overran the whole of Spain in the 8th
century. During the time, the local hero Pelayo along with a small army
initiated the re-conquest with a victory at the battle of Covadonga in
722. His remains have been interred in the Santa Cueva (Holy Cave) that
is now a place of pilgrimage.
||Oviedo capital city
Oviedo is the capital of Asturias
and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. The city was
one of the few areas to stay out of the hands of the Moors during their
occupation of Spain and some very early pre-Romanesque churches still survive
here and the surrounding area. Oviedo is just 25km from the northern coast,
the Costa Verde, and this is where many visitors head towards characterised
by its unspoiled beaches and lush green countryside.
Oviedo holiday attractions
Many of the historical monuments
in Oviedo have been destroyed in its long and sometimes violent history,
but a few do survive in the compact city centre. The Cathedral of San Salvador
was erected in the late 14th century over a previous cathedral dating from
the 8th century. It has a tall and elaborate Gothic tower and its holy
Chamber the Cámara Santa, built by Alfonso II, is a shrine built
to preserve holy relics brought from Toledo during occupation by the Moors.
The Asturias Museum of Fine Arts can be found in three buildings in the
old part of Oviedo. Here can be found a large collection of fine arts including
paintings from the 19th and 20th century, along with many sculptures, photographs
Asturias is a wild and diverse province
that is noted for its rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs and mountainous
interior. The Asturian coastline between rivers Ribadeo and Deva is called
the Costa Verde (Green Coast) because of its lush vegetation, rolling pastures
and diverse species of trees. This is as a result of the region's climate
being more varied than that of southern parts of Spain with increased rainfall
and generally colder spells. The main attraction of the Costa Verde is
the many coves with sandy beaches, overlooked by steep cliffs and cattle
grazing on the green vegetation on top.
Picos de Europa National Park
The Picos de Europa forms part of
the Cantabrian mountain range and is located just 20km inland from the
northern coast of Spain. The Picos de Europa was the first National Park
of this classification in Spain and in total covers 65,000 hectares in
the combined regions of Cantabria, Asturias and the province of Leon. The
mountains are comprised almost entirely of limestone and have been dramatically
shaped by glacial action retreating after the last ice age. For this reason,
they are an excellent destination for activity holidays and people who
like outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, mountaineering, trekking,
caving, kayaking and fishing.
The landscape is wonderfully diverse
and includes high summits with massive drops of up to 2.3km. There are
also lakes of crystal clear water; hillside forests of beech and oak groves,
fast flowing rivers and lush meadows with green pastures. Animals that
can be seen in the National Park include mountain deer, wild boars, buzzards
and occasional bears and wolves.
In all, Asturias offers a wonderful
green and rugged coastline with sandy beaches, interesting coves and historic
capital city. Spain offers more than just the Costa del Sol, and it is
hugely diverse across all regions with Asturias being no exception. The
Green Coast along with its small, idyllic fishing villages can offer a
refreshing change for a beach holiday in Spain, and the Picos de Europa
ideal for those interested in outdoor activity pursuits.
|About the Author
- Steve Greenwood has lived in Torrox on the Costa del Sol for 3 years
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ARRIONDAS HOTELS - ASTURIAS, SPAIN
for hotels in Arriondas and Surrounding Areas
- in the Asturian
Mountains - between the Picos de Europa, the Cantabrian Sea and rivers,
there are a wide range of activities available such as walking, wild flowers,
canoeing, fishing, horse riding and swimming. Stunning scenery in an area
containing traditional villages and the unspoiled landscapes of Asturias,
and the unique combination of rugged coast, vivid green meadows and rocky
Halcón Palace, Cofiño-Arriondas (6 kms from Arriondas)
Century palace in Cofiño, with 18 cosy rooms and protected by a
medieval looking tower and walls, set on the northern face of mount Sueve,
6 km. from Arriondas. It enjoys a particularly bright micro-climate
and offers exceptional views of the Cantabrian Mountains and the Picos
de Europa. In its interior, there is a balance between a regal atmosphere,
in accordance with its historical style, and the comfort of a modern hotel.
The grandiosity that characterizes the Arcea Hotel Halcón Palace
finds a continuation in its rooms, whose privileged views represent their
main attraction. With excellent decoration the hotel generates a
rustic and lordly atmosphere that take us back to another era, in the middle
of the 17th Century when these rooms gave rest to the nobles who lived
in this Palace of Cofiño. The magnificent views of the Picos
de Europa from its large windows are without doubt one of the primary attractions
of its rooms
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de Luces, Luces - Relais & Chateaux - 16 kms from Arriondas
Hotel Palacio de Luces is located in the Asturian village of Luces, Spain,
three kilometres from the Bay of Lastres and 7.5 kilometres from sandy
beaches. Set within a 16th-century stone villa, Hotel Palacio de
Luces is a luxury hotel surrounded by 8000 square metres of private gardens.
Contemporary decor and furnishings, in rich earth tones, give the library
and reception area a welcoming atmosphere where guests can relax.
Amenities include a health club with fitness suite, sauna, indoor swimming
pool, and beauty and massage services. The Hotel Palacio de Luces
restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramic views of the
Sueve mountain range. Lunch and dinner menus feature traditional Asturian
dishes and local produce. Room service is available around the clock.
AVILÉS HOTELS - ASTURIAS, SPAIN
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- the 3rd most
important city of Asturias, Spain. Situated in the estuary of Avilés
west of Peñas Cape, it has an important national seaport and important
industry. It is close to popular beaches such as Salinas. The area
experiences Atlantic, warm summers with both overcast and sunny days. In
winter the weather is moderate, with significant rains and wind, although
sometimes the cold climate of Asturias results in snowfall at sea level.
There are many important monuments, like Santo Tomás de Canterbury
church and San Nicolás de Bari. There are also civil monuments,
like the baroque Palacio de Camposagrado, fortified in its north façade
against the English pirates.
de la Paca, Cudillero, 16 kms from Avilés
Hotel "Casona de La Paca" is situated one kilometre from the fishing
port of Cudillero near a road with stately houses built by people who emigrated
to America and returned to their village. Here they are called "Indianos".
Nowadays these places are comfort and beauty. People from this small
village receive guests giving them everything they have. Opened onto
the sea and discovering in its forests and valleys the essence of Asturias.
Places where you can enjoy open air, horseriding, rivers, beaches.
Dishes are prepared with seafood and fish from the Cantabrian Sea.
The traditional desserts reveal the gentle taste of Pixuetos (as people
from Cudillero are called). You can be near culture and beauty if
you stay in our "Casona de la Paca". In our tourist resort you will
find people's kindness and our facilities will make your holidays warmer:
swimming-pool, children park, snack bar, laundry.
Silken Villa de Avilés, Avilés
Hotel Silken Villa de Avilés is a modern property situated within
500 metres of the historic centre of Aviles on the northern coast of Spain.
The hotel's El Galeote restaurant serves Spanish dishes and regional specialities
within a modern, minimalist setting. The hotel is air-conditioned
throughout the public areas and offers breakfast services (fee) and an
onsite parking garage. Guests on business can benefit from a choice
of three conference rooms and a range of business service; event and banquet
catering is also available. Nearby attractions include: the 13th
century Sabugo Church, 500 metres from the hotel, and the beach at Salinas,
five kilometres away. Asturias Airport is 13 kilometres from the hotel,
with an approximate driving time of 12 minutes.
Zen Balagares, Corvera, Avilés
Zen Balagares is located in Avilés, Spain, 15 kilometres from the
church of Santa Maria del Naranco and 17 kilometres from the park of Campo
de San Francisco. This six-storey hotel is situated inside the Balagares
Luxury Residential Complex, which features an 18-hole golf course and a
shopping mall. Hotel Zen Balagares offers fitness equipment and a sauna
on site. The hotel offers a restaurant and bar for guests, and room
service is available during the day. The park of Campo de San Francisco
is situated 17 kilometres from the hotel. The park was once the vegetable
garden of the convent of San Francisco and features the ruins of a Romanesque
doorway, which can be seen near the pond.
for more hotels in Avilés and Surrounding Areas
Palacio de Ferrera Hotel, Avilés
in the heart of Avilés, in Plaza de España next to the Town
Hall, the hotel occupies a landmark a seventeenth century building. It
benefits from a privileged location, with easy access to Avilés
Airport which is just a 10 minute car ride from the hotel. At the
restaurant 'La Capilla' a young team is in charge of preparing the cuisine,
which is a modern mixing traditional one with a creative touch. Good
examples of this are the boletus and wheat risotto with smoked Pria cheese
and Dublin Bay prawn tails, the oven-brazed sea bass with citric oils and
tomato, or the de-boned suckling pig with sweet and sour fruits. Fitness,
sauna, outdoor jogging trail, the hotel is surrounded by more than 80,000
m2 of gardens.
CANGAS DE ONIS HOTELS - ASTURIAS, SPAIN
|Cangas de Onís
town in the eastern part of the province and autonomous community of Asturias
in the northwest of Spain. Cangas de Onís was the ancient capital
of the Kingdom of Asturias. It lies on the Sella River, which is there
spanned by a medieval "Roman bridge". Worth a visit - the Sanctuary
of Covadonga, the Lakes of Enol and the National Park of the Peak of Europe
(Picos de Europa).
for more hotels in Cangas de Onís and Surrounding Areas
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Hotel Pelayo, Cangas de Onís
Gran Hotel Pelayo reopened its doors in April 2005 after undergoing a complete
refurbishment and combines the facilities of a 21st Century hotel with
the comfort and fine taste of times gone by. The Gran Hotel Pelayo
is located in the Real Sitio de Covadonga, the heart of the the Reconquest,
situated between the Basílica and the Santa Cueva. Set in
an extraordinary landscape of rocks and mountains that give the surroundings
an air of peacefulness, the hotel offers a level of elegance and comfort
that make it an essential complement to the grandness of its environment
and the historical atmosphere surrounding it. From the Gran Hotel Pelayo,
the incomparable natural landscape that surrounds the National Park of
Picos de Europa may be enjoyed. It is just 11km from the Lagos de Enol
and the Ercina.
Casa de Campo, Cangas de Onís
Casa de Campo is located in Cangas de Onís, Spain, one kilometre
from the National Park of Picos de Europa, and 25 kilometres from Ribadesella.
This traditional property has a swimming pool located within its gardens,
and spa services are provided on site. Complimentary wireless Internet
access is available in the air-conditioned lobby, where there is also a
television; the front desk has a safe-deposit box. Casa de Campo
offers traditional Asturian cuisine in its restaurant, and serves a daily
complimentary breakfast. The 20 guestrooms open out onto balconies,
and have marbled bathrooms and separate sitting areas. DVD players, televisions,
complimentary wireless Internet access, telephones, complimentary newspapers,
safes, minibars, and hair dryers are also provided.
de Cangas de Onís, Historic Hotel in a Former Monastery
Located on the right bank
of the River Sella in Villanueva, Parador de Cangas de Onís - Asturias
lies two kilometres from the town of Cangas de Onís. The hotel lies
with an easy access to Oviedo-Santander and Arriondas. The hotel
offers air-conditioned guestrooms that are well appointed and equipped
with modern facilities. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant,
which serves sumptuous Asturias cuisine and here you will have the chance
to try the tasty and exquisite dishes of this area. Parador de Cangas
de Onis also provides well-equipped meeting rooms for all your business
needs. During leisure, you can play a game of golf or tennis.
GIJON HOTELS - ASTURIAS, SPAIN
for more hotels in Gijón
|Gijón - a coastal
industrial city in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain.
The city is situated along the Asturian coast and is distinguished by the
peninsula of Cimadevilla (the original settlement) which separates the
beach of San Lorenzo and adjacent neighborhoods to the east from the beaches
of Poniente and Arbeyal, the shipyards, and the recreational port and the
Port of El Musel to the west. Its close to the other main Asturian cities,
Oviedo and Avilés.
for more hotels in Gijón
AC Gijón, Gijón
Hotel AC Gijón is located on the edge of the northern Spanish city
and port of Gijon, two kilometres from the centre of town. Built in 2004
in a contemporary minimalist style, the hotel has 78 guestrooms laid out
over four floors. The hotel has air-conditioned public areas and
features 24-hour room service, complimentary newspapers and a coffee shop.
The Botavara Restaurant is decorated in modern style and serves Asturian
specialities and Italian dishes. Guestrooms have stylish, modern
décor and all have climate control, high-speed wireless Internet
connections (surcharge), complimentary minibars and satellite television
with premium channels. Guests also benefit from coffee/teamakers and complimentary
bottled water. Microwave ovens are available on request.
Silken Ciudad Gijón, Gijón
opened in 2006, the modern glass and concrete Hotel Silken Ciudad de Gijón
is situated in the centre of Gijón, one kilometre from the beach.
Guests can relax with a drink in the bar, and then use the Internet to
keep in touch with friends and family. At the Restaurant Ciudad de
Gijón diners can enjoy international cuisine in a relaxed contemporary
setting. Room service is available between certain hours and multilingual
staff at the 24-hour front desk can advise on local amenities and attractions.
The 134 guestrooms are spread over five floors and all have contemporary
decor in light pastels with modern furnishings. Modern amenities include
satellite television, Internet connections, climate control, safes, minibars,
telephones, and bathrooms with hair dryers.
Tryp Rey Pelayo, Gijón
Tryp Rey Pelayo is located in the seaside town of Gijón, Spain,
next to Isabel La Catolica Park. It is 300 metres from San Lorenzo beach
and 1.5 kilometres from the harbour. Featuring modern architecture,
this seven-storey hotel has a gym with fitness equipment. The 24-hour front
desk has multilingual staff who can offer currency exchange, concierge
services, and limited-hours room service. Wireless Internet access
(surcharge) is available in the air-conditioned public areas and garage
parking is available for a surcharge. Restaurant Cabo Torres serves
regional specialities and international dishes in a contemporary setting.
Snacks are available at the El Bargantin Bar. The 132 guestrooms
are decorated in light colours and have traditionally styled furnishings.
de Gijón, Gijón
former mill in Isabel la Católica Park - The Hotel is a century-old
mill located in Isabel la Católica Park, one of the city of Gijón’s
most beautiful spots. There is a pretty lake lending the space a great
sense of harmony and tranquillity. Its proximity to San Lorenzo beach and
Cimadevilla sailor’s quarter make it an ideal spot to enjoy unforgettable
days. There is a large, bright, welcoming interior recreating the
setting’s warmth in the rooms and spaces, whilst the windows offer a sense
of the nearby ocean. Fabada stew is the top fare in the dining room,
although beans come in other dishes. The seafood stew, black sea bream
in cider, Asturian stew and hake are also a highlight. Rice pudding, frixuelos
(cream-filled crepes) and casadielles (pastries with walnut paste) are
part of the Hotel’s dessert selection.
OVIEDO HOTELS - ASTURIAS, SPAIN
for more hotels in Oviedo
|Oviedo - the capital city
of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain. Oviedo is the
capital of the Principality of Asturias and is the administrative and commercial
centre of the region. The city also hosts the annual Prince of Asturias
Awards, held in the Campoamor Theatre. The Oviedo University's International
Campus also attracts many foreign scholars. Worth a visit: Cathedral
of San Salvador, Cámara Santa de Oviedo, Santa María del
Naranco Hall, San Miguel de Lillo, Basilica of San Julián de los
Prados, La Foncalada, a Fountain of the 9th century.
for more hotels in Oviedo
Oviedo Forum is a large, modern hotel situated in a quiet square 200 metres
from Oviedo main bus and train stations, and one kilometre from the cathedral.
Guests are welcomed by multilingual staff on a 24-hour front desk. The
hotel caters well for business as well as leisure guests, with four fully-equipped
conference rooms and garage parking. The hotel's La Sosiega restaurant
is a place where guests can enjoy the informal but smart atmosphere with
low-level lighting and simple, elegant furnishings. Chefs serve traditional
Asturian cuisine and house specialities include fabada. The restaurant
opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Mondays to Saturdays and breakfast
and lunch on Sundays. Oviedo has many beautiful churches and palaces which
are easy to reach from the hotel, including San Julian de los Pardos (two
kilometres), Santa Maria del Naranco (five kilometres) and San Miguel da
Lillo (five kilometres).
Oviedo Cervantes Hotel, Oviedo
Barcelo Oviedo Cervantes is located in Oviedo, Spain, within 200 metres
of Campoamor Theater. A convention centre is around the corner and Campo
San Francisco Park is 500 metres away. The train and bus stations
are within 500 metres of the hotel. Barcelo Oviedo Cervantes is set
in the business and administrative area of Oviedo in a modern building
with a front facade of tinted windows and red rock. Breakfast is
served in Cervantes Restaurant for a surcharge. The a la carte restaurant
also opens for lunch and dinner and provides show cooking at night.There
are 72 air-conditioned guestrooms designed in a minimalist style at Barcelo
Oviedo Cervantes. Guestrooms feature opening windows and are soundproofed.
All guestrooms have satellite television and wireless Internet access,
as well as minibars, safes, desks and hair dryers.
Santo Domingo Plaza, Oviedo
Santo Domingo Plaza is a modern hotel with a blue and sand-coloured exterior,
just 700 metres from the bustling centre of Oviedo and its cathedral, in
Northern Spain. The hotel's relaxed Deloye's Restaurant serves traditional
Mediterranean food, with French decor and views of the interior garden,
and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar or coffee in the café, and
pamper themselves with beauty treatments. Those with children can
make use of the babysitting service, while business guests can use meeting
rooms and conference facilities with audiovisual equipment and secretarial
services. The hotel is in an excellent position for exploring the
surrounding area; the 16th-century cathedral with its Gothic architecture
is just 700 metres away, while the mountain village of Amandi is 35 kilometres
Hotel de la Reconquista, Oviedo
Melia La Reconquista is landmark building, dating back to the 18th century
and once a place to stay for princes of the region. It is located
in central Oviedo, just one kilometre from the Archaeological Museum.
A rich, classical decor has been preserved in all areas of the hotel, including
the Florencia restaurant, which serves regional and international cuisine.
Detailed wall coving, ornamental patterns and chandeliers also characterise
the Rey Castro restaurant where guests can enjoy light snacks and drinks.
Guests can pamper themselves with beauty services, unwind with a cocktail
in the Americano bar, or sit down and relax in the air- conditioned public
areas, including the two-tiered Gil de Jaz lounge with exotic carpets,
stone pillars and sofas.
Mate Marcos, Oviedo
Mate Marcos is located in Oviedo, Spain. The Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias
is 500 metres away and the Gothic cathedral is one kilometre away.
The city's central station is also situated one kilometre from the hotel.
Room Mate Marcos is housed in a three-storey town house with a traditional
stone façade, in the centre of Oviedo. The hotel lobby features
leather sofas, staff can secure valuables in the safe-deposit box, and
there are concierge services. There is an onsite coffee shop and lounge
bar, and garage parking is available. Room Mate Marcos Restaurant
offers Mediterranean dishes in a light modern setting, with cream-and-red
decor. The 47 guestrooms have peach decor, wood furnishings, and
Monumental Naranco Hotel, Oviedo
Silken Monumental Naranco is a modern hotel overlooking the Naranco Mountain,
located one kilometre from Oviedo centre, the museum area, and the historic
monuments. The hotel offers two contemporary dining options: Restaurant
Monumental serves local and international dishes in a smart dining area,
decorated in pale gold and deep red; La Foncalada offers light meals and
drinks in a chic interior designed with glass and steel, and cocktails
are served in the evenings. The hotel offers breakfast services,
dry cleaning facilities, and pay parking onsite. Those feeling energetic
can make use of a well-equipped gymnasium and an indoor swimming pool,
and then relax in the sauna. The 64 air-conditioned contemporary
guestrooms are decorated in cream and earth tones with light wood panelled
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