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Historic town hotel with pool, Cantabria and Asturias

Luarca | Ref: HLUA1 | Bedrooms: 12

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This is a very special place to stay - indeed a real gem.

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 Description

12 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.

Facilities

Light 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.

Restaurant

Breakfast. Cafeteria serving tapas.
Nice restaurant just next door and plenty to choose from down in the harbour



Bedrooms:12
Beach: 1km
Nearest Shop: 1 km. - Luarca
Bars/Restaurants: Bar in hotel, restaurants a few minutes walk
Nearest Airport: Aviles (55km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (264km)

Luarca

"La Villa Blanca de la Costa Verde" - the white town of the green coast. A busy fishing port and town originating from medieval times when the main activity was whaling. There are two ways in from the main road, the first from El Villar being the best, taking you past many splendid "mansiones de indianos" and the cemetery where you will find the tomb of Severo Ochoa, born in Luarca and given the Nobel prize for medicine.
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

Fishing in Asturias
Fishing in Asturias
Comillas
Comillas
San Vicente de la Barquera
San Vicente de la Barquera
Santillana del Mar
Santillana del Mar
Cabarceno wildlife park
Cabarceno wildlife park
Santillana Zoo
Santillana Zoo
Easter surf
Easter surf
Bilbao - Surf & the City
Bilbao - Surf & the City
Bilbao
Bilbao
Santander
Santander
Oviedo
Oviedo
Potes
Potes
Llanes
Llanes
Picos de Europa
Picos de Europa
Carmona
Carmona
Cabezon de la Sal
Cabezon de la Sal
Barcena Mayor
Barcena Mayor
Beaches of Western Cantabria
Beaches of Western Cantabria
Rambling in coastal Cantabria
Rambling in coastal Cantabria
Castro Urdiales
Castro Urdiales
National Park of Somiedo
National Park of Somiedo
Asturian cider houses
Asturian cider houses
La Ruta del Cares
La Ruta del Cares
Lagos de Covadonga
Lagos de Covadonga
Lastres
Lastres
Beaches of Western Asturias
Beaches of Western Asturias
Valle del Pas
Valle del Pas
Prellezo beach
Prellezo beach
Comillas beach
Comillas beach
Cudillero
Cudillero
Luarca
Luarca
Cowboy Country!
Cowboy Country!
Valles de Asón y Miera
Valles de Asón y Miera
East Cantabria coast
East Cantabria coast
Canoe the Sella and Deva
Canoe the Sella and Deva
Oysters galore in San Vicente
Oysters galore in San Vicente
Cobreces beach
Cobreces beach
Playa de Ajo
Playa de Ajo
Beaches of the Dinosaur Coast
Beaches of the Dinosaur Coast
Oyambre beach
Oyambre beach
The Spanish Cornwall?
The Spanish Cornwall?

Getting There

Coastal Cantabria & Asturias region has excellent access by air and sea:

Flights:
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.

Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.

Getting Around

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.

Reviews of this property

Read our clients' independent reviews

"The restaurant guide was useful but in Luarca the Barometre must be booked in advance and the food is fantastic. Good standard unusual property. Pleasant stay, helpful unobstrusive service. Would recommend", (Client 2008)

"Villa La Argentina is charming", (Client 2008)