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La Posada de San Marcos
1.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Colon 10, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Alajar B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Berkeley, California
1 review
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I really enjoyed my two-week stay here. Lucy and Angel (and Sofia!) are wonderful hosts and their posada is beautiful. I also really enjoyed the relaxing yoga sessions with the wonderful, multi-lingual Susanne!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vaxjo, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have stayed three times at La Posada de San Marcos and I have to say that it´s my favorite hotel in whole Andalucia. Here you can find very nice rooms with comfortable beds and nice views over the pool area and the woodland. Lucy and Angel is lovely hosts and they are very helpful. There is a great pool with a honesty bar and the breakfast is unforgettable, nearly everything is home made and taste wonderful. The village of Alajár is very beautiful and has everything you need. A perfect base for you to explore the region and for great walks in the unspoilt nature. This place has a special place in my heart.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our recent walking tour, organised by Lucy & Angel, the charming proprietors of La Posada de San Marcos, ranks amongst one of our most enjoyable holidays. Alajar makes the perfect base from which to explore this lovely part of Andalucia.

Our bedroom was spotlessly clean, comfortable and very well appointed whilst retaining a strongly traditional and artisan feel. The rest of this beautifully restored property reflect the same care and attention to detail. Lucy & Angel's passion for the environment, the traditions, culture and produce of the region is infectious.

Towards the end of our stay, on a warm September evening, we enjoyed some of Lucy's delicious home cooking whilst seated on the raised patio overlooking the garden. At dusk, with Venus twinkling in an aquamarine sky, a squadron of swallows swooped across the illuminated swimming pool treating us to a wonderful aerial display. This is just one of the delightful memories we took away with us from a really great holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The proprietors put their heart and soul into this place and went beyond any other place to make us feel at home.

They picked us up at the airport themselves and really went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. From home made organic delicious meals and excellent excursions, this was a great way to soak up the Spanish countryside.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Potsdam, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

A good combination between a beautiful place and welcoming hosts, which give you the opportunity to relax and do whatever you want.
If you need some recommendation or an advise, don't hesitate to ask to Lucy and Angel, they are really nice people, and know a lot related the place, turistic areas, nice dishes, etc.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The ideal place for a green, comfortable and pleasant visit to the Sierra with the possibility of a variety of activities (from excellent local food tastings to rock climbing!) and the exceptional support of two amazing owners like Lucy&Angel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Granada, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We are a group of astrophysicists from all over the world (from China over Canada to Europe) and have held a two-week workshop at the Posadas de Alájar and San Marcos. Our hosts Lucy & Ángel not only provided a friendly, tranquile environment for our work, but also incredibly good food (Lucy´s is the best in town) and service beyond normal limits (shuttling some of the participants at very early or late times to and from Sevilla, setting up space for talks and discussions, organizing a Flamenco concert within 24h, providing access to public spaces, organizing excursions, helping with shopping for local food, etc.) Their organisational talent made it possible for us to fully focus on science and discussion and allowed us to greatly enjoy our free time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about La Posada de San Marcos

Address: Colon 10, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Huelva > Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park > Alajar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Alajar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — La Posada de San Marcos 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a wonderful stay in a special part of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche at Las Posadas in Alájar providing low impact, environmentally friendly accommodation within a natural park along with invaluable help and advice from your hosts Lucy and Ángel. At La Posada de San Marcos the only sound you will hear is the breeze in the cork oak trees, the babbling of the stream, birdsong and crickets. The view towards the oak clad hill behind us or towards the village and the Peña beyond provide the perfect backdrop from your room terrace or the gardens. The perfect opportunity to experience an environmentally friendly, energy efficient hotel with a superior level of accommodation and disabled access. Relax in our garden and if it gets too warm plunge into our 12 metre pool to cool off or take some exercise.Or alternatively you can stay at our sister hotel La Posada de Alájar, a renovated inn dating from the 18th Century where you are surrounded by the history of its walls and chestnut beamed ceilings. Centrally located by the village square with its restaurants, bars and shops everything is close to hand. Cosy rooms, cheerfully decorated, ensure an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. ... more   less 
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