Ratings based on 124 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Bristol, U.K.

Historic hotel in great location

Posted Jun 26, 2017
Lovely small hotel in great location close to the Plaza Mayor. Our room was full of character, simply furnished but comfortable, and large enough for a separate seating area. Clean and tidy ensuite with plenty of hot water. Best of all, from our room's large shuttered windows we had an amazing view of Cuenca's famous gorge and surrounding area. Staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was good, the location convenient for walking to all major sights in the picturesque old town and for the numerous hiking trails. The hotel has a great little restaurant serving well-cooked local specialities - booking essential, especially if you want a table on the small terrace overlooking the gorge. There's no lift or air conditioning, but that's a small disadvantage when weighed against the pleasure of staying in such an historic building. If you can, stay in a room with a 'mountain view'. Wonderful!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Beutiful gem in the heart of Old Cuenca w/ a view!

Posted Dec 20, 2016 on Hotels
Wonderful choice for a couple of days to get away and relax. Easy access to good hiking and exploring ruins. The staff was great and very helpful. I had the room next to the kitchen which was a little noisy but totally worth it for the ready nook that had a table with doors that opened to a small balcony with a beautiful view of the convent and the statue on the top of the mountain that overlooks the town of Cuenca. You are close to the casas colgadas, the catedral, the abstract art museum, the museum of natural science(super cool and great for kids) and the tunales(which were used for air raids in the 30's during the civil war). Whether you like history or just a quiet romantic get away. I loved it!!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Hotel with bags of character

Posted Nov 25, 2016 on Hotels
Poor weather - wet and cold - but it was November. Great hotel, warm, bags of character but basic rooms which may not suit some. Good value for money restaurant. Perfect location in World Heritage Site. Limited other eating opportunities out of season. Good bus links to both rail stations.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Historic Budget Hotel

Posted Nov 13, 2016 on Hotels
The place was ok. Unfortunately my room didn't have the views other reviewers had mentioned. The room was very basic, not great lighting but clean. Parking was a 10 minute walk away, not too bad. The breakfast was decent but not the best value. My stay was adequate but not spectacular.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

rustic hotel

Posted Oct 30, 2016 on Hotels
ideal location in heart of historic centre, very rustic but equally charming
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Historic building in an amazing town

Posted Sep 29, 2016 on Hotels
A charming hotel in a historic building looking out (and overhanging) the amazing river valley from which the old town sticks up on a huge stone base. You don't get parador-style luxury but very nice rooms (ours had a fantastic view from a sort of conservatory area) and a good breakfast. The restaurant quite good - especially if some people want full meals while others want snacks though the Fogon next door would be a better bet for a blow out and the Asador Maria Moreno 600 metres further uphill beyond the castle was excellent and very good value. Also worth using the ample free parking up there rather than the nearer (and very expensive at 20+ Euros a day) underground car park nearer by. Cuenca is a really interesting place packed with art galleries (the free one in the amazing 'hanging houses' Casas Colgadas in particular is terrific) and the cathedral is fascinating.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Traditional 'old style' hotel & a friendly welcome

Posted Sep 25, 2016 on Hotels
Arrival at the hotel by car left us rather grateful that the car rental company had not upgraded us to a larger car - and offering a recommendation to others that unloading your bags off in the wider adjacent street and walking through would be considerably better for your nerves - the 'road' outside the hotel is used as such - but if you are unaccustomed to narrow roads with tight turns it might seem rather daunting. The staff at this traditional style hotel offered a friendly welcome. We felt that we might have been fortunate that our early booking had secured a quite simply lovely room with a large terrace overlooking the gorge. The hotel was in a brilliant location for the Plaza Mayor - and only a short walk to the hanging houses. Breakfast was lovely - the fresh juices, fruits, meats and cheeses together with excellent breads, pastries and biscuits offered plenty of choice.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Wendover

Great hotel with a stunning balcony view across th

Posted Sep 10, 2016 on Hotels
A lovely, lovely hotel with fantastic views across the gorge. It's full of character with great staff and right in the centre of things.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Beautiful old hotel.

Posted Aug 6, 2016
The centuries old building is amazing and Cuenca is one of the most beautiful places I've been. The only drawback with the hotel is there is no air-conditioning and there was no fan in the room. I'd still stay there in a heart-beat, however.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 22, 2016
A gem of an historic building in heart of old town with fabulous views. Very special. In 17th c it belonged to a daughter of Velasquez, the master of court painting. Thereafter it was a choir school connected to the Cathedral. It is beautifully restored and exudes its history. Be prepared for hills. From it you can walk uphill for free parking and downhill for river bathing.