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Castle amongst the vineyards of Salamanca, Castilla y Leon

Topas | Ref: HTOP1 | Bedrooms: 41

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The moat is now a lovely walled garden with a glimmering pool, the battlements sunny terraces for guests to relax and take in the views, and the armoury a cool shady patio but in every other way this hotel is a very ‘proper’ castle indeed.

This XV century castle, at various times owned by Ferdinand, the Catholic King, the Duke of Alba and Cardinal Fonseca was declared a monument of national interest in 1931.

Looking out over vineyards to the dehesa beyond, where you can watch the cowherds at work, the castle is perfectly situated to visit monumental Salamanca and Zamora, home to Spain’s finest collection of Romanesque architecture. For wine lovers the regions of Toro and Rueda are just nearby as is the Ribera del Duero – but beware, you might find it difficult to leave the hotel!

Accommodation Description

41 rooms including some junior suites and superior rooms.

All rooms are highly individual, spacious and surprisingly light and airy whilst being decorated and furnished in keeping with the grand buildings.
All rooms have
King-size beds
Large bathtub and shower (4 rooms have shower over bath)
Mini-bar
Heating & air-conditioning
Phone
HD TV 32" with DVD & satellite TV

Suites have sitting room, some in two rooms.

Due to the historic nature of the building it is poorly suited to people with disabilities. There is no lift and no rooms adapted for the disabled. Please consult us if in doubt.

Facilities

Swimming pool set in the moat which has been converted into a lovely walled garden.
Parking in the grounds.
Lots of common lounge space.
Hotel can arrange visits to Salamanca & Zamora (taxi if required) , vineyards, and a 'ganaderia' where bulls are raised for the ring.
Horse riding and golf can also be arranged locally.
Separate building for functions in the grounds but discreet from the main hotel.

Restaurant

During the week breakfast is served to table whilst at the weekend (and on local holidays) a buffet breakfast is served.

The restaurant, popular with the locals and Salmantinos from the city is housed in the wine cellar. They have two chambers so there's always room for guests even when they have a function.

The cuisine is typical Castillian style with the emphasis on local produce but with a light personal touch.
They are happy to cater for vegetarians and other dietary requirements.



Bedrooms:41
Beach: 330km
Nearest Shop: In Topas, 3km
Bars/Restaurants: In Topas, 3km
Nearest Airport: Valladolid (123km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (361km)

Topas

Topas is a small hamlet 30km north of Salamanca capital. It is well placed to explore the wine regions of Toro and Rueda and for walking or horseriding in the 'dehesa' (the unique landscape of evergreen oaks where pigs, cattle and bulls for the bullring are raised).
The main attraction here is the Castillo de Buen Amor a 15th century castle, once owned by King Ferdinand and recognized as a Monument of National Interest, now a delightful hotel and restaurant.

Getting There

The area has little direct access by air or sea but good motorway links will get you close to your destination:

Flights:
Stansted, Dublin or Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair;
Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet, to Biarritz with Ryanair or to Asturias with Easyjet.
Heathrow to Bilbao with Vueling.
Flights are also available from most UK airports to Madrid.
NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 5 sailings weekly.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package.

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.