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El Refugio de Cristal

Camino de Valdelechar, 54 | Hontanar, 45159 Toledo, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 33 Toledo B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
andrevanderplas Katwijk, The Netherlands
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Katwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
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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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 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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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 via mobile

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We loved this place & recommend it if you want a stylish but ecofriendly retreat on the edge of the beautiful Cabaneros National Park little over an hour from Toledo. Susana and Alvaro are great hosts with home cooking and after dinner astronomy demonstrations are just two of their talents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We've been to many places in rural Spain, but there are very very few where you can enjoy real peace. There's always a road not far away, a farm next door or, more usually, neighbours' dogs who wake you several times during the night, even though the hotel looked quite isolated on Google Earth! Here it was different. Genuine peace.... More

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Address: Camino de Valdelechar, 54 | Hontanar, 45159 Toledo, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Toledo > Toledo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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This charming, eco-friendly property is located in the Hontanar Valley, 10 km from Cabaneros National Park. It has an attractive chillout terrace with a seasonal pool and amazing mountain views. The air-conditioned rooms at El Refugio de Cristal feature modern decor and a private terrace with beautiful views. They come with an LCD TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. The Refugio's bright lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows, sofas, a TV and a telescope. The spacious garden has a stream and various benches where you can relax. Popular activities in the surrounding area include hiking, horse riding and visits to wineries and artisan cheese factories. Located just outside Hontanar, El Refugio de Cristal is 45 minutes' drive from Toledo and 1.5 hours from Madrid. Free parking is available on site. ... more   less 
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