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“A most relaxing and enjoyable start to our holiday”

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Hotel Picos de Europa
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“A most relaxing and enjoyable start to our holiday”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed here in sep for a couple of nights as part of a touring holiday. The hotel is located in a beautiful part of spain and nice village with a few bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is tastefully decorated and clean. Nice bar area and lounge. Sunny terrace and pool area. The service was excellent and all staff were friendly. The breakfast was of a good quality. we ate in the restaurant on our first evening and the food was authentic and of a good standard. Really happy with our stay and a most relaxing and enjoyable start to our holiday.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Arenas is a nice quiet village with usual amenities. Excellent location for hiking etc. Secure free parking for motorbikes and cars. Lounge / Bar area has a library type feel - very nice, lighting is very well done with individual lamps rather than ceiling lights.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Helmond
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

We booked this hotel for four nights for hiking in the Picos. The hotel is in the center of the village, near the river. Arenas de Cabrales is a nice village with a few restaurants, bars and supermarkets. The complementary breakfast of 6 Euros per person is okay with fresh coffee, juise, fruits, sweet bread, toast, jam, jamon and cheese. We can recommend this hotel and the breakfast. Staff is very friendly and speaks good English. The garden is nice with a nice swimming pool.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Exceptionally friendly and helpful English speaking staff made all the difference to our stay at this hotel in the middle of Arenas, which is an attractive small town just outside the Picos de Europa national park.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

First impressions here were very good-well furnished public areas,attractive garden with pool, friendly staff.When we got to our room we were a bit disappointed to find it was one of the ones overlooking the building work(as mentioned in a previous review) but as it was the weekend this wasn't a problem at all.The room was a good size and clean and comfortable but we felt it could have been better with just a couple of additions e.g.mirror in room, drawers for clothes instead of just a small wardrobe.These were minor issues though and we would stay again.
At first the town didn't seem to have much, but there were fantastic views of the mountains and we found some very good restaurants and bars. They all seemed to have a good local feel to them. My husband really enjoyed trying the local cheese and cider! Also the town was a good location for exploring the Picos de Europa.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

I read the 1* review just before setting off from our hotel in Bilbao, but it was too late to change our booking, so we were a little bit concerned heading towards the building site known as Hotel Picos de Europa. With hindsight, we needn't have worried. This is Spain. Builders barely work during the day, so what chance is there of pneumatic drills hammering away throughout the night? The complaint about the heat, however, was well justified. Las Arenas was unexpectedly hot and very humid, and since the rooms were not air conditioned there was no choice except to open the windows wide during the night and pray for a cooling breeze. Our room was at the back of the hotel, away from the road but overlooking the picturesque river (that nobody warned us about when we made our booking!) Rivers don't knock-off early. This one kept going, and it was very noisy. I would have asked for a free breakfast, but I got my compensation in a different way; seeing backpackers washing naked. Anyway, the hotel and the staff were fine. Our room was fairly large and appeared to have been recently decorated. The furnishings were basic, but comfortable. There was a fridge, which was useful for cooling bottled water. The hotel has a lounge/library and there is a swimming pool, which was popular in the hot evenings. Location is the main benefit since the hotel is on the edge of the national park. There are also restaurants, cafes and supermarkets nearby. The hotel staff were very helpful giving directions to local attractions.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oregon
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

We biked in the Picos de Europa and when we saw this hotel we were ecstatic. They let us put our bikes in a covered area near the parking lot. The staff was very friendly. Our room felt like it was designed just for 2012. We could hear the river behind us. We also rode our bikes and took the tram to a small town to view Bulnes, a large rock mountain.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Picos de Europa
Address: Calle Mayor, s/n, 33554 Arenas de Cabrales, Cabrales Municipality, Spain
Location: Spain > Asturias > Cabrales Municipality > Arenas de Cabrales
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Arenas de Cabrales
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Picos de Europa 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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