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Cueva Del Fraile

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ctra de Buenache, Km 7, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
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Ranked #10 of 12 hotels in Cuenca
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is very unique set in the country, about 7 km from the town centre, no transport so ideally you would have a car, however if you don't have a car like we didn't, it is about $16 Euro each way into town. You can take nature walks which are quiet and private (just the donkey next door makes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay of 2 nights at this quaint hotel. If your looking for chain hotels with ultra modern facitilties then this is'nt for you. However we were looking for something that had charm and character and we were not dissapointed. Wooden beams everywhere and old fashioned quaint furniture in every nook and cranny. The hotel itself is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Great location and pretilly and cosily situated after an extremely attractive short drive up the 'canyon' from Cuenca. On this road, just on leaving the town is the cul de sac leading to the local 'Parador', the optimal position for viewing & viisiting the 'Casas colgadas' & the old town. Meanwhile back at the hotel, the rooms are adequate, the... More

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Australian in rural Victoria
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Very scenic hotel which was a convent, in a beautiful location about 7 k out of Cuenca. It has a lovely atmospheric courtyard, and an appealing lounge area with big lounges. Both would be lovely places to have a drink, if you could locate some serving staff. Parking was free. We had a double room, quiet spacious and nicely furnished.... More

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London, England
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

It's an attractive old hotel, with a nice dining courtyard. But it could be a lot better than it is and it's very over-priced for what you get - poor value. The room was small and with no air conditioning was uncomfortable in the heat. The reception could be a lot more friendly and helpful, but that doesn't seem to... More

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The good things were the lovely location, just outside Cuenca, quiet and peaceful, with attractive courtyard for a drink. The swimming pool was closed as out of season, but would be large and a great place to sunbathe around. Room was clean and comfy, so it was fine for an overnight stay, taking in Cuence on route. The bad things... More

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Setubal, Portugal
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11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We stayed for only one night and the days were rainy, not allowing to use outdoor facilities, like swiming pool or tennis courts. Nevertheless the rooms are very big and well recovered, perfect if you have two teenagers and want some privacy. Wonderful ambiance. It's a good place to stay if you want to visit not only historical Cuenca but... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

A friendly reception, nice building, nice decoration, just clean bedroom with small bathroom. The food was very good and people friendly, nice spanish modern food for slightly over average price, some places were you can try to relaxe at the same time that children shout and run, the snooker table was nice not so the snooker cues. fine place near... More

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Salamanca, Spain
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

After a spectacular drive to the hotel we were looking forward to somethig special.From the outside the hotel looks very nice however we were rather disappointed. We were greeted at reception by a rather offhand man who obviously wanted to be doing something else. We found our room which was Ok apart from the hole in the bathroom wall .... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2007

Nice outdoor patio, room basic but pleasant, location a short drive from old city. Found room/hotel a little musty, which is a problem for me.

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Address: Ctra de Buenache, Km 7, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Cuenca > Cuenca
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cueva Del Fraile 3*
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This monastic hotel from the xvi century is located in the heart of the tourist road arround cuenca. Just 5 km. Away the old town and in between of a huge private land of 600 has., the hotel offers free parking,gardens , barbacue, pools, tenis, soccer and padel courts ... more   less 
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