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“Budget price for 4 star quality”
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Gran Hotel Espana
Ranked #27 of 49 Hotels in Oviedo
Basildon, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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“Budget price for 4 star quality”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

We attended a wedding a couple of weeks ago, + this was the closest hotel to the church (in the old quarter as there are many) It's 2 mins walk to the Cathedral + historic quarter and 5 - 10 mins to the main shops. What a beautiful city + what a great hotel.
We got a really budget price for a room that was plenty big enough + a really good sized bathroom too! Everywhere was spotless + the staff were really friendly. The breakfast was hit & miss - quite pricey for the full buffet (you could get cheaper outside the hotel) + sometimes no coffee machine around, but was ok. Didn't eat in the restaurant but had a cheeky nightcap in the bar which was a lovely atmosphere.
We were lucky enough to be put on the top floor (after I asked!) so had great views, were away from the traffic + had a lovely big balcony (though a bit too nippy to take too much advantage of!) Although the down side was that the machines up there were very noisy - but that was only for the first night + then it seemed to disappear!
We were a bit wary as the room rate we got was so cheap we didn't know if we had got a real bargain (we had) or if it was going to be a dive (it wasn't!)
A wonderful city to visit, great shopping, fab food, amazing culture - and this is the perfect base to do that........
It is walkable from the bus or train stations, and less than 5 Euro in a taxi.
Whilst there, make sure to take the bus into Gijon (very Spanish city by the beach) and if you have a car don;t miss out on the Lakes & Cangis de Onis - another city in the countryside worth a visit.
Great trip - thanks Gran Espana - we will be back!

Room Tip: Rooms higher up are quieter - unless you get next to the machines........
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

I found nothing very special about this hotel. It is of indeterminate age, not old, not new, fairly clean, very stereotypical hotel rooms. The location was good, and the bar downstairs sold awesome cocktails for a good price. Otherwise completely average in every way, which is pretty much a good thing if you want a reasonable place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Worcester
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We chose the Gran Espana primarily because of its location - on the edge of the old part of the city. It is located as well we hoped, the captivating old quarter and the lively Calle Gascona are both on the doorstep. Our rooms were large, comfortable and well equipped; we thought they were fantastic value at 57 euros per night. Staff on reception were courteous and helpful, and we felt like valued guests. It is a traditional hotel that has been renovated to a good standard, it is reasonably formal but we liked this. We recommend it and this beautiful city.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

This hotel is located right in the center, a block away from the cathedral. There is parking below the hotel and they gave us excellent directions to get there. They took a while to check us in; I think they'd lost our booking.com reservations. The interior is that of a modern city hotel. The price is quite reasonable for such a place. Breakfast was unusually expensive so we didn't eat there.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Bilbao
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

The location of this hotel is perfect, right in the old town, and next to the cider-house restaurants. You can get a excellent and inexpensive breakfast at the Cafe Oriente just a few doors away, so no need to get the pricey breakfast buffet in the hotel. On the downside, they gave us a single room when we arrived even though we had booked a double. Then they moved us to what we realized later was one of the smaller doubles with a myriad of minor problems ranging from doorknobs that fell apart when you turned them, to broken sliding rails on the wardrobe, electric-razor stubble around the sink that got on our make-up cases and faces, and the power went out on us one day.

To be fair, the beds (two spacious twins) and pillows were very comfortable, and they changed the sheets and towels daily. The people in reception were very friendly and knowledgeable. They gave us excellent and specific driving instructions for different excursions we took. All in all, if you are there to see Oviedo, this is a good choice especially if you can get a discounted deal.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gran Hotel Espana
Address: Calle Jovellanos 2, 33003, Oviedo, Spain
Location: Spain > Asturias > Oviedo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Oviedo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Hotel Espana 4*
Number of rooms: 89
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