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“Nice hotel, beautiful area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Posada de San Jose

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Posada de San Jose
Ranked #1 of 29 Cuenca B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, beautiful area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

I recently stayed at the hotel and had a great time. It has an historical ambiance and is right in the most interesting and historic part of town. The service was friendly and I highly recommend the dining room. The menu has a diverse selection of interesting dishes and the view from the dining room is fabulous.

The town of Cuenca is spectacular with sheer cliffs on both sides of the town and beautiful rivers running at the bottoms. There are several great walks to do around town and in the canyons. As well, there are a huge number of things to see and do in the area ranging from Roman ruins, medieval castles and hiking. I highly recommend this area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Bfamily155032
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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birmingham, al
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We absolutely loved our room (number 33, huge!) at Posada de San Jose. It was just lovely, with tons of historic charm. Not one, but two baloncies with seating areas and views across the valley and of the Parador. I woke up one morning just before sunrise and wouldn't let myself go back to sleep until the sky was completely light. I mean, how often do you get to witness sunrise over a castle?

This hotel might not fit all travelers expectations. It's by no means swanky (if that's your thing, the parador may be a better choice), but it's amazingly authentic and comfortable. The staff could not have been more helpful and fun to talk to. They actually helped me arrange a bike, and had it waiting, as a christmas surprise for my cyclist husband. They made us dinner reservations at the Parador for Christmas Eve, and helped us figure out the bus and train schedules during the holidays.

And, the breakfast was great! Queso, fresh breads, eggs, local ham, plus yogurts and cereals, and delicous sweets. Would love to see them play local music in the breakfast room to help the space seem more relaxed, but that's not a complaint - just a suggestion.

We would highly recommened Posada de San Jose!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Posada de San José was the highlight of our recent tour around Spain.

Lovely big room, clean and bright with a massive double bed and a balcony that looked out across the gorge.
The staff were helpful and courteous.
Can't remember if there was wifi... far more interesting things to be looking at!
They accept dogs.

We loved it here and would return without hesitation.
The breakfast is a buffet with lots of choice and another great view from the dining room.
We took the tasting menu one evening which was delicious.

Parking may be the only downside. We didn't have any real trouble but I expect at busy periods this might be a challenge.
We arrived at the Posada by turning right immediately after the Catedral in the Playa Major. This route brought us to the front door but the roads were extremely narrow (we have a VW estate). You can pull in just after the Posada to unload but you can't stay there. Alternatively, there is a wider road parallel to the narrow route, but stopping to unload bags would be more difficult.
The staff at the hotel will direct you to parking - underground and at the top of the hill.
One day we went for a long walk around the gorge which was spectacular.
The Museo de Arte Abstracto Español is also worth a visit, if only for the design of the interior spaces.

Room Tip: Try and get a room with a view of the gorge, they are well worth the extra charge.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CJGGlasgow
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Villaviciosa, Spain
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We booked thru their own page (and got an automatic confirmation email in return) only to be told the day before we were supposed to check in that they didn't know anything about our reservation.

The owner's quite implausible response was that the they they didn't really operate their own internet page and that the company that did sent them a fax with the appropriate details instead. So they couldn't find the fax and would shrug when the confirmation number was mentioned. As far as they were concerned we could be damned.

My impression was they were overbooked over that weekend and we had gotten a too good rate.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank AudazViajero
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Anderson, South Carolina
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51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

Stayed for one night, but could have stayed for more if our time allowed. Wonderful views, outstanding restaurant and very pleasant staff. The cost was only 75 euros and well worth it. Will go back on my next trip to Spain. The only down side is limited parking and the road to the hotel is very narrow.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chuck G
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Calgary, Alberta
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in October and was really pleased despite a couple of issues. Location next to the Plaza Mayor is wonderful and the room was spacious, very clean, well lit and beds were comfortable with lovely linens. The room also had a terrace with a view of the gorge and a couple of comfortable wicker armchairs to enjoy a quiet al fresco moment in privacy. The included breakfast was very good and the view from the dining room was spectacular. Small inconvenience was noise of people talking at the front desk in the evening - our room was fairly close. The noise didn't continue too late at night, but if you're an early to bed person you might ask for a room further from the reception area. The authentic feel of the building and furnishings was delightful and the hotel is remarkably inexpensive for the quality of the experience. An unfortunate problem with the boiler made for no hot water one day, which was explained to us upon check-in. The problem was fixed the next day and without being asked the manager made an adjustment to our bill upon check-out. Very professional.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CanadianExplorer
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Cary, North Carolina
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had a huge room with a marvelous view of the gorge at a smaller price than the Parador across the gorge. We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant on a little terrace overlooking the gorge--felt like a private terrace. Breakfast was only adequate. Getting to hotel requires driving through old part of town--streets are narrow and winding. Parking was a couple blocks away and rather than working our way back through the streets we took our bags to the garage. Very little English is spoken.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank blhuber
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Property: Posada de San Jose
Address: Ronda Julian Romero 4 | 50 metres up from the Cathedral, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
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Location: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Cuenca > Cuenca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Cuenca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Posada de San Jose 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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