We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Hidden culinary gem”
Review of Posada de Babel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Posada de Babel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in La Pereda
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Posada de Babel is a hidden gem in terms of it providing exquisite culinary experiences in my book. The very moderately priced three course dinner and equally inexpensive wine list made for a superb dining experience after I had arrived late in the evening. The service was great too. I had not reserved dinner but in 30 minutes they were ready.

I think they only have one set dinner menu for each night but I would go back in a second not knowing what that menu would be. The food is rustic in nature with excellent combinations of tastes, colours and textures. The hearty breakfast served in the morning featured lovely homemade organic bread which was a delight for a Scandinavian wanting something else than the regular Spanish white bread.

If you are looking for a quiet night or two off the beaten track with good food that is great value for money I would recommend visiting this lovely hotel.

Room Tip: If you stay in the main house, ask for a room that faces the lovely lawn and forest for a nice, quie...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank kimblarsen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (172)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

35 - 41 of 172 reviews

Reviewed April 14, 2013

Staying at the Posada de Babel as the last night of a trek in the mountains, it was a delight to get here. The rooms and hotel in itself was fine, service was really nice, but what stood out as a big plus was the food. The cook deserves lots of credit for the excellent dinner, -and to our surprise for the first time in a week in the Picos, we got wholemeal home baked organic bread for breakfast! For a norwegian, that´s just a life saver after a week on white bread. Would recommend going there if for no other reason than to eat their excellent food! :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Stine T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Have stayed here most years for the last 8 years.
Always a pleasure to return to the peace and quiet the hotel offers.
Lucas is a great host and this year, with Blanca away in Madrid, he was assisted by Elvira, his elder daughter. Evening meals always offer good home Spanish cooking and the continental breakfast, complete with freshly made orange juice is consistently good.

Room Tip: The bufones (geysers) at Pria should not be missed
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank GasheadBristol
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 2, 2011

Like the previous reviewer, I had booked this on the strength of listings in most of the relevant guide books. And the location - right in the foothills of the Picos, which seem to start climbing literally in the back garden - and modern buildings are certainly lovely. But for the rest - good cooking etc, comfortable rooms - they were really no better than any of the other small hotels we stayed in in Northern Spain, and about €20 per night more expensive. It didn't have many of the facilities we'd come to take for granted (air con, satellite TV) and the service, although friendly, was slightly 'twin peaks' in style! There was no choice on the dinner menu, which was tasty, but not particularly sophisticated. So, it's perfectly ok, but don't look here for that really 'special' experience.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sabine048
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 17, 2011

After reading the reviews and visiting the very funky website of La Posada de Babel, I must say, my expectations were pretty high. Overall, these expectations were not met. Having booked the 'cube' online, I was a little disappointed to discover when we arrived there had been a mix up with the booking and we could only have the 'cube' for 2 nights. We therefore stayed in one of the bedrooms in the main house - which I have to say, I was a little disappointed in. The modern exterior of the hotel buildings are fabulous, but the interior decoration really doesn't match up in both the main house and the cube. We ate at the hotel one evening and the food and wine were delicious, the cook even came out for a chat as we were the only ones eating! The owner of the hotel who was on reception each morning was charming, he recommended some great drives and walks in the picos and even organised us a trip to the caves to see some pre-historic drawings which were fabulous. He even kept us up to date with the weather conditions each day which for anyone who visits Asturias knows - is important! All in all, we had a comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Elaine M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 12, 2010

Wonderful location, very close to the sea and mountains. The hotel is a refugium for relaxation. Great design. Lovely and helpful owners. The food and wine is outstanding and the breakfast was the best so far in whole of Spain.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank GermanTravelGuide
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 6, 2010

This was a wonderful experience! Very peaceful, well positioned rooms, excellent staff and very good food. All you could ask for and more! Would love to go back!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Mourne
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near La Pereda
0.2 mi away
Hotel Rural Arpa de Hierba
2.7 mi away
Hotel Balcon de la Cuesta
3.7 mi away
Hotel Miracielos
Hotel Miracielos
#1 of 2 in Barro
164 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Hotel El Habana
Hotel El Habana
#3 of 5 in La Pereda
130 reviews
7.0 mi away
La Montana Magica
La Montana Magica
#1 of 1 in Allende
186 reviews
1.9 mi away
Hotel Don Paco
Hotel Don Paco
#3 of 53 in Llanes
589 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Posada de Babel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Posada de Babel

Address: Calle Pereda s.n., 33509 La Pereda, Llanes, Spain
Location: Spain > Asturias > Llanes > La Pereda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in La Pereda
Price Range: $100 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Posada de Babel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, TripOnline SA, HotelQuickly and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Posada de Babel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Posada De Babel Llanes

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing