iHi only lists hotels offering good value for money; and comparing
Spain to France or the UK, this can mean very
Plenty of good quality small hotels in Spain offer
double rooms for less than 50€
a night (see blue markers), notably off-season. And this may well
Good "midscale" three-star hotels can often be had
for between 60 €
and 100 €
a night; and many upscale or luxury hotels (pink markers)
even offer rooms for less than 100 € a night, depending on
season and demand.
Rates are higher in Madrid, Barcelona, and other
the classic image of Spain in summer as a searingly hot dry country.
There is another Spain too, and that other Spain is a strong of regions
along Spain's northern Atlantic coast, stretching from Galicia in the
west through Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, to Navarre and
the Spanish Pyrenees in the east.
With a climate tempered
by the Atlantic ocean, these are the provinces of
verde, or Green Spain; they are the only
Spain that generally remain green and pleasantly warm in the
Not only are Spain's
northern coastal areas very different climatically from the Spanish
coast that is most
familiar to foreign tourists - on the other side of the country; the
coasts here are also far less crowded, particularly in the western
areas of Galicia and Asturias.
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Petits hôtels dans le nord de l'Espagne
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coast, near Ribadesella
The 11-room Aldea
del Trasgu **
is a delightful and typically Spanish
hotel, 2 km from the sea, 5 from
the town of Ribadesella and 2km from the A8
motorway exit 319.
owners, very quiet location with plenty of atmosphere; home-made
croissants for breakfast
hills, Arriondas, near Ribadesella
has12 ensuite bedrooms. This is an eco-friendly inn, standing
hectares of certified organic farmland. The restaurant serves organic
produce. The inn is located between the coast and the Picos de Europa
national park, both of which are easily accessible.
de Europa, Asturias
** is just outside a small
village in the hills between the Picos and
the coast. A great peaceful location in this part of "green Spain",
with plenty of hiking and seaside opportunities within easy reach.
English speaking proprietor. Good value for money, spacious rooms,
wonderful views, and a warm and friendly environment.
- Picos de Europa
Asprón ** is a traditional stone house in a rural
setting near Covadonga : it is a small b&b hotel with seven
rooms, offering excellent value. Very friendly and helpful hosts,
excellent breakfasts. Hiking trails from the door; an excellent base
from which to discover the national park.
coast, near Cudillero - seaside location
This 14-room hotel is just 100 metres from one of the beautiful beaches
that characterise the north coast of Spain. Rural location between
forests and sea. Restaurant serving local produce and dishes. 15
minutes from Asturias airport (served by several low-cost
mountains - Somiedo
Corona del Auteiro
** Small 6 bedroom hotel in the
alpine-like scenery of the Someido nature reserve, one of the most
sparsely populated parts of Spain. Bar, restaurant, fireplace, a cosy
provinces (Cantabria, Basque
country, Navarre )
- near northwest tip of
* is located in a very rural
setting in the remote northwest tip of
Spain. 11 rooms in this lovely small hotel converted out of an old
schoolhouse. Visitors particularly note the warm friendly welcome, the
tasteful renovation, and the absolutely calm environment.
Restaurant, ensuite rooms, free wifi, gardens . Facilities for the
- Santa Mariña
northwest tip of
is in a hamlet in the remote northwest tip of
Spain. This country house inn has 6 rooms and a restaurant serving
local produce and local specialities. The hotel is certified for
ecological tourism by Ecoagroturismo , and is a member of the World
slow food association. Free wifi, gardens .
- west coast -
60 km s.w. of Santiago
* Hotel Rustico-Teixoeira
is a delightful small hotel
located in the stunning and heritage-rich
area close to the Corrubedo dunes natural park. Lots of fine and
largely deserted beaches close by. The hotel gets top ratings from
visitors, for friendliness, cleanliness, room size and breakfasts. Just
south of Santander
Real La Montañesa *** is a charming and welcoming
good-value guest-house with 12 bedrooms, a short distance from exit 172
A67 motorway (to southern Spain, Portugal) 40 km south of
Santander. It is a 17th century house with traditional features, and
gardens and lovely views. Restaurant close by.
mountains, near A 67 motorway
Molino La Vega
is in a quiet mountain location an hour from
Santander, near the village of Reinosilla, south of Reinosa, 7 miles
This former water mill has five rooms and a restaurant, and
is set in spacious grounds. Very good reviews.
coast, between San
Sebastian & Bilbao
*** stands among gardens in a quiet location in the small Basque
seaside town of Lekeitio. The comfortable and tastefully
decorated hotel is in an 18th century building. 24 rooms or suites. A
delightful location for relaxing or exploring the Basque country
** 20 km west of San Sebastian. In the historic village of
Getaria, this hotel is in an impressive fifteenth
overlooking the sea. Some rooms with sea view. Choice of restaurants
country, Bergara, AP1
Hotel is in a 17th century building in the small historic
town of Bergara, 2 km from exit 8
of AP1 motorway.
A comfortable and clean hotel with a pleasant indoor-outdoor eating
area, and lounge. Plenty of character and charm, friendly owners. Free
Wi-Fi; good value for money. Convenient stop-off point on route from sw
France to Portugal, Madrid and southern Spain.
country, near Azpeitia
Larrañaga * sited in a historic building, is a
classic small hotel with 8 rooms, and a restaurant serving local fare.
Plenty of character, and friendly staff. In the countryside 3km from
the small town of Azpeitia with its railway museum and steam
railway. Between A1,
and AP8 motorways.
de la Reina
Rural El Cerco * An ancient building carefully and tastefully
restored in the small medieval walled town of Puente de la Reina. 10
comfortable rooms, restaurant serving local produce. Very good value. 2
km off A12 southwest of Pamplona
is an attractive boutique hotel in listed building in the historic
centre of the small town of San Asensio. Large lounge, terrace, 8
rooms. English and French spoken. The hotel can organise wine-tasting
trips and other local visits, including bike and horse rides. Wifi.