This is a small hotel, but we were wonderfully attended. The reception and restaurant staff took us to their hearts even though we were only staying for one night. The hotel is beautiful. The room was spacious - even with an extra bed - had plenty of light and the bathroom was well appointed with plenty of good-quality complimentary products and a hair drier. We stayed in the patio-side room, which was quiet even on a noisy Saturday night on the street.
The hotel is spotlessly clean and comfortable, with a good-sized bed with a firm mattress (the extra bed was big enough to sleep two and in its own little alcove, giving out daughter some privacy).
For me, one of the joys was the beautiful polished wood staircase. It's only two floors, so I eschewed the lift for most trips, even with luggage and just enjoyed the beautiful varnished wood.
The breakfast buffet was varied. In the Spanish style there were no hot dishes, but there was a good variety of items (yogurt, cereals, toast, ham [both parma and normal], cheese, cakes, pastries, juices, etc). It is served in the patio, which where you can also have a light evening meal in comfort.
The hotel is right in the centre of town (BEWARE: Parking is not easy, although there is a free open-air car park a couple of hundred metres away). It is perfectly positioned to visit the six churches and the castle. Everything in the old part of town can be reached in 10-15 minutes walking at a gentle pace, including the spectacular stone bridge over the river.
The town can be exceptionally busy at weekends as it is where Isabel the Catholic lived as a child and has become a major tourist attraction with many bus tours filling its restaurants. It is worth checking if the town is going to be busy when you are there, because it can be impossible to find a restaurant for lunch without a prior reservation. After trying a whole series of places, thinking that it would be nice to eat out, the hotel managed to fit us into their dining room for a late lunch. To avoid problems like this, arrange a reservation for lunch in the hotel in advance: you will eat well and avoid tramping around town trying in vain to find somewhere with a table!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Placed in the ancient Jewry of the population of Arevalo and along with the church of Santo Domingo, the Posada Los Cinco Linajes opens his doors to offer to the visitors a new luxurious concept and a comeback to the history. ... more less
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