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Carrales s/n | Asturias, 33343, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We love this place. Set between the hills and the sea - beautiful beaches and stunning mountain views. Great for walking and swimming (if you are a very good swimmer) The hotel is a mix of traditional farm house stone and modern MIes Van De Rohe influenced glass and steel. The food is a exquisite and would, with very little... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Little rural hotel, very homely. It is in the seaside and the view from the top of the hill is breathtaking. Rooms are big and very comfortable. We celebrated New Year's Eve there with our friends and was a special celebration because the dinner was delicious and the party was very fun, all was perfect, the manager is very kind... More

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Leeds
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Stayed in El Babu in Nov 12 for a weekend having seen it in 'Alistair Sawdays Special Places to stay'. First of all it is very easy to find, 2 minutes off the A8 Motorway, whether youre coming from direction of Santander or Oveido. It is in a small hamlet of converted farm buildings in Caravia, about 1 minute drive... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

El Babu is a charming and nicely-managed hotel located in the beautiful Sierra del Sueve in Asturias, 30 minutes walking distance from the nearest beaches. El Babu represents all you could ask for a summer break if you are a little bit tired of "plastic hotels": It is small (7 rooms only), the rooms are very comfortable, clean and all... More

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Majadahonda, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012 via mobile

What a great find! We have friends who have been coming here for the last 8 years so decided to tag along and see why they kept coming back. The hotel is a little off the tourist track and is situated about a half hour walk (with kids) from some of the nicest beaches I have been to in Spain.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

El Babú is simply marvellous. As an American who has been living in Spain for the last 12 years, I have done my fair share of traveling around the country, and I can honestly say that El Babú counts among my favorite places to stay. First of all, Asturias has the benefit of being a gorgeous region still unspoilt by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

El Babu is a delightful hotel. It is situated conveniently between the stunning Picos mountains and beautiful coast of Asturias. There is much to see and do in the area whether this is to explore the towns and cities or enjoy the mountains and stunning beaches. Art, culture, history, outdoor activities such as kayaking, surfing, walking and delicious regional food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

El Babu is a spectacularly good hotel -- totally unpretentious but with qualities many snootier or more fashionable or expensive hotels strain after but never reach. The family running it are just lovely, and it is clear that many Spanish guest families return year after year because the place is just so welcoming, and so well situated and so delightful.... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

Made to feel very welcome. Pilar's cooking was extremely good. Her husband's interest in his horses added a dimention, as we watched them being shoed in the grounds and grazing around the hotel. The rooms were excellent in every way, with board games and beautiful books on the area left in the lounge for guests to enjoy. One night with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

A truly amazing spot! Quiet, extraordinarily beautiful, with welcoming hosts and extremely fine food and wines. Double room was spacious and extremely well furnished with modern furniture and facilities. Small dining room with outside terrace looking towards mountains. Other public rooms are large and comfortable, although we saw hardly anyone else during our one night stay. We will certainly return... More

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Address: Carrales s/n | Asturias, 33343, Spain
Location: Spain > Asturias > Caravia Municipality
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Babu is a small country hotel on the East coast of Asturias, at the foot of the Sueve mountain range (Babu and Pienzu peaks). It is located in a typical 18th-century Asturian house dating which has been converted into a modern inn or boutique hotel. It El Babu is nestled between the mountains and the beach (0.9 miles from the inn), with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the sea.The hotel stands out for the incredible light that enters the building through huge picture windows, avant-garde décor, spacious common areas, a relaxing atmosphere and respect for the environment. ... more   less 
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