Hospes Palacio de Arenales
What We Love
- A charming stay in the Spanish countryside, with a welcome drink, spa perks and a breakfast option Staying in the beautiful Spanish countryside and getting some quality R&R
- Relaxing by the pool with headphones on and a drink in hand
- Indulging in a hydrotherapy treatment at the hotel's spa – and enjoying a discount
What To Know
- The hotel is located 10 minutes from the center of Cáceres, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- You'll be greeted with a glass of cava upon arrival
- Onsite Spa Bodyna offers health and beauty treatments
The gorgeous and recently renovated Hospes Palacio de Arenales was once the home of a very noble family, but this 17th century historic residence is now a luxurious hotel, complete with its very own spa and relaxation-inducing wellness centre. A night or two here will take you back to the stress-free existence of the 17th century itself, with a few more mod-cons, of course.
Your stay in a Deluxe Room also includes a delicious buffet breakfast, a welcome drink to see you in, in style, complimentary Wi-fi and use of the swimming pool. You could also choose to read a book in the garden, hang out on the terrace or enjoy a scrumptious dinner in the on-site restaurant, ZERUA.
Don’t forget to make the most of the spa and wellness centre either. The hydrothermal circuit (not from the 17th century) features the very latestin technology and you can also take advantage of a number of pampering opportunities and beauty treatments.
How to Get There
We stayed at this hotel after a long drive through Spain. It's dog-friendly. The buildings are beautiful and our room was excellent. My wife really enjoyed the lovely spa and massage. There's plenty of room around the hotel to walk the dog. All in all - great. There is a "however"; We were very hungry after our drive and wanted dinner around 18.30 but were told that the kitchen didn't open until 20.00. Further enquiries revealed that the bar, across the hotel's courtyard, did tapas. Excellent! We went there and ordered a drink and some tapas, only to be told that our choices were not available until 20.00 when the kitchen opened! The only thing they could do was a pizza, which duly arrived, straight out of the packet, unadorned and tasting like cardboard. We were so hungry we ate it. We then decided a nice dessert would help - you've guessed it - none available until the kitchen opened at 20.00. The barman offered an ice cream lolly out of the freezer.
I really do not know what you'd do if you were traveling with children. I know the Spanish like to eat late, but I think if you're purporting to be a 5* hotel then food should be always available, room service or whatever. We went to bed hungry and disappointed.
Breakfast though was great, with a choice of bacon, eggs, omelette. Needless to say we wolfed the lot!
The place where you can have a romantic city break... where the spa is amazing... from the pool ... jacuzzi and sauna.
The staff is very friendly and as soon as we did the check in they offer water or Cava!
Very nice place situated just a few minutes outside the city of Cáceres, good SPA and excellent breakfast. Very quite location and well equipped rooms.
The service in the restaurant could be improved to reach the general rating of the hotel.