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El Refugio de Cristal

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Camino de Valdelechar, 54 | Hontanar, 45159 Toledo, Spain
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

You will never believe that there such a green National Park (Cabañeros) in La Mancha! This rural house combines perfectly the confort with the respect with nature and the contact with nature. Very friendly owner (Alvaro), willing to provide any information that you might need. Restaurant available if reserved, althought we did not use it...

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Sheffield
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We'd wanted to stay at this hotel for some time after stumbling on the website and this year we made it. The owners are lovely as is the accommodation and the salt water pool. The view across to the national park is stunning and the lack of light pollution means the the astronomy "tour" is fabulous. Another review says "Don't... More 

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stayed a week in El Refugio de Cristal. The serene environment, the superb hotel, great food and very nice and helpful owners. We recommend this hotel to everyone. It is only 1,5 hours from Madrid but you feel like you are really away from everydays live..

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stand-out place to stay in the heart of Spain's empty quarter. Friendly hosts and excellent food, especially the evening meals. Car essential to enjoy the spectacular nation park, where your only companions will be ants and eagles. Don't expect to sit in a cafe in the local town, as it is deserted. Only gripe is that the pool is unheated,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

a rural retreat with lovely views where much care has been taken to provide modern facilities; Lovely breakfast with homemade cakes and generous fruit. Evening meal available on request with excellent cuisine. Pool unheated so too cold in May. Car essential.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We have just spent 3 days in El Refugio and had a glorious time. We were the only guests as it was mid week and not holidays for the Spanish. The hosts cooked amazing food for breakfast and supper, they could have not been more welcoming. We went for 2 walks in the hills and did not see a sole.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My family spent 3 beautiful days here at the end of May. We stayed mid-week so we were actually the only guests there! The owners took excellent care of us, cooking us delicious meals (better than any restaurant!) and giving us lots of their time and attention. We did some fantastic hikes through the National Park and went for a... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We had a totally blissful weekend here in September, and were amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was! Our double room was fantastic, everything was very clean and modern, and the bed was very comfortable. We spent a lot of time relaxing in the sun by the pool, and as there are only a handful of rooms, we largely... More 

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Brussels
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I stayed here for a couple of nights with a group of friends and we found it a wonderful place to relax and start exploring the area, including the National Park Los Cabaneros which is about 35 mins by car away. The rooms all overlook a valley where at this time of the year (mid-May) everything was green and in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Not just for the clean and comfortable room, but the facilities and the beautiful area. Wake up in the morning with the magnificent view of the mountains and this peace. What else? The pool, the kitchen, the fireplace, and last but not least the staff. From this place you can visit Toledo. Is not far away. You can skip the... More 

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