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Posada Los Cinco Linajes
Plaza del Tello, 5, 05200 Arevalo, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Arevalo B&B and Inns
Madrid
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“Excellent short stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

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!

Room Tip: Interior (patio) rooms are very quiet for sleeping. Street side rooms are noisier, but with a beaut...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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England
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34 hotel reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed here twice both on the way for the ferry from Santander and on the way back. It is about three and a half hours from Santander and only ten minutes from the main road in a charming small historic town. Beautifully presented rooms and public areas with a lovely covered courtyard. I was warmly welcomed though the staff on the second stop had limited English. The food was typical of that area so if you order cod don't expect it to come with chips! It's actually on a bed of red onions served with a loaf of bread. The continental breakfast was good and I slept well once the church bells had stopped. Don't expect an early night and be prepared for quite an early morning too as there is a surprising amount of traffic passing on the road which runs through the town. Despite this it is one of the nicest places I've stayed on my journeys through Spain.

Room Tip: There is plenty of parking around the square though I think the Hotel also has parking. I didn'...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ponte Vedra, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Stopped in Arevalo by coincidence, on drive from Madrid to Ortegueira; decide to stop and spend night in Arevalo. Found hotel dy old tried method of finding town center and working out until I see a place that draws my attention. Los Cinco Linajes was such a place, we were met by one of the owners at the reception desk, she was full of information, gave us a great room at a great price. We later had dinner at the hotel restaurant and the service was excellent; we had cochinillo, their specialty and it was also great. I will come back when I have time to explore the town. It was the town of queen Isabella’s early years.

Room Tip: Room 105 is great!
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011 via mobile

amazing place !
absolutely outstanding, would never expect in a town like that! the style ofmthisnlittle hotel is outstanding, tapas are great, rooms almost luxury , clean , friendly,.... cant believe that price !!! but be careful one of the many churches in arevalo is opposite - so be happy to hear the bell till late.... :-)
amazing place !

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

Stayed here on business for 2 days. Hotel was selected by one of the group whose wife was from the locality, so expected to be good and it was.

Hotel looks great and staff are very friendly. I missed the bus to the train station but the receptionist came down to the bus stop and gave me a lift in her car to the station - now that's service!

Arvalo is very scenic with loads of old buildings and a well preserved castle.

Las Cubas was where we had a meal - 21 day old roasted pig - you cut it using the blunt edge of a plate to show it's appropriately tender!Rooms are very large and bathroom is spectacular. Good value at €79 per night.

Room Tip: All rooms are good.
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plaza del Tello, 5, 05200 Arevalo, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Avila > Arevalo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Arevalo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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