Historic town hotel with pool, Cantabria and AsturiasLuarca | Ref: HLUA1 | Bedrooms: 12
The hotel is set above the bustling port of Luarca in a residential area with some very interesting crumbling down old palacios - you might be tempted to buy one!
Steps near the hotel lead down to the port, but you can also drive down by the lighthouse and unusual cemetery.
The hotel building was built in 1899 in the traditional style of its time known as a Casa Indiano and belonged to the Pachorro family who had made their fortune in the Carribean. The present owners have lovingly restored it to keep its original touches of the "Belle Epoque".
It is set in beautiful grounds with a swimming pool, spa, sauna and workout room. There is a pleasant lounge, breakfast room with a bar serving snacks and drinks and a small cafeteria serving tapas and drinks.
You feel at home at once here - it is quiet, relaxing, very comfortable and a pleasure just to be in. The young staff are extremely pleasant and will do all they can to help and advise you about local activities in the area.
Accommodation Description12 bedrooms - 9 double / twin and 3 suites.
All rooms differently furnished and decorated, with ensuite bathrooms (some only with showers) with telephone, T.V. and radio.
The 3 suites have hydromassage (jacuzzi) bathtubs.
FacilitiesLight and airy breakfast room / lounge / bar with french doors onto garden. Cafeteria. Spa (jacuzzi, massage, aromatherapy), sauna, library, swimming pool (not heated), parking within grounds and a delightful garden.
RestaurantBreakfast. Cafeteria serving tapas.
Nice restaurant just next door and plenty to choose from down in the harbour
|Nearest Shop:||1 km. - Luarca|
|Bars/Restaurants:||Bar in hotel, restaurants a few minutes walk|
|Nearest Airport:||Aviles (55km)|
|Nearest Ferryport:||Santander (264km)|
In the town itself there are many modernist buildings by the architects Manuel del Busto and Juan Miguel de la Guardia. Up above the town is a quarter known as "El Cambaral" with an incredible view over the town and "La Mesa de Noblismo Gremio de Mareantes and Navegantes de Luarca" which takes us back to medieval times when fishermen decided whether or not to go out to sea if there was a storm or a gale. Next to "La Mesa" there are fifteen tiles depicting the history of Luarca.
There is also now a museum called "El Aula del Mar" which amongst its exhibits has giant squid.
Apart from the cultural side of Luarca you are spoilt for restaurants and bars to suit all pockets and there are some very good little old fashioned shops.
Holiday Ideas near Luarca
Coastal Cantabria & Asturias region has excellent access by air and sea:
Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet or Santander with Ryanair;
Gatwick to Bilbao or Oviedo with Vueling (BA).
Manchester to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Easyjet;
Dublin to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Aer Lingus.
NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables
Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly. Ireland to North Spain - 2 sailings a week.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package
If travelling by air we recommend renting a hire car to make the most out of your visit to the area. If you prefer to use public transport please consult our expert staff for advice on which properties are more suitable.
If coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle - we recommend that you ensure that insurance and breakdown cover are in place. For full advice on how to prepare the vehicle etc see the Brittany Ferries website
In either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at your holiday accommodation, complete with GPS co-ordinates.