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Hotel de la Reconquista

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Oviedo’s most famous and luxurious hotel was built over 250 years ago as an orphanage and hospital for the city. But the altruism has long since faded, and the huge building has gone from caring for the city’s most poor and downtrodden, to catering to the rich and famous.

Luxury Hotel Asturias

If a well-known actor or foreign dignitary is visiting Oviedo, it’s even money that they’re staying in the Hotel de la Reconquista, the most exclusive 5-star joint in the city. The hotel serves as the seat for the Prince of Asturias Awards, when Oviedo is invaded by Spain’s most famous intellects, scientists, athletes and royalty.

As you’d expect, the Reconquista is gorgeous. Most striking is the massive coat of arms in the center of the facade. There are a couple impressive interior patios, such as the 900 square meter Patio de la Reina, where evening cocktails are served.

The price aren’t really as terrifying as might be expected, starting from about €145 for a double room. But if you’re a classy gentlemen, for whom only the fanciest rooms possible will do, you might want to look at the Suite Real, at just over €1500 per night. Come on, you can afford it, can’t you? Look at you, fancy man, of course you can!

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Hotels in Asturias

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We’re starting a small series recommending hotels we’ve noticed during our travels in Asturias. These will be quick little posts linking to the hotels, and information on the cities in which they’re located.

And if you have a good hotel recommendation for us, let us know!

Blue Santa Rosa in Gijón
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In the center of Gijon, near the harbor, beach and other touristic main attractions. And if blue’s your favorite color, this hotel is definitely for you.

More Info & Reservations: Hotel Blue Santa Rosa in Gijón
Our visit to: Gijón
Location on our Asturias Accommodation Map

La Casona de Pío in Cudillero
hotel-cudillero

Cudillero, a dreamy little fishing town on the Cantabrian Sea, is well worth a visit and makes a great base for other excursions in the surrounding area. La Casona de Pio offers great views and a traditional rustic Spanish ambient.

More Info & Reservations: La Casona de Pío in Cudillero
Our Visit to: Cudillero
Location on our Asturias Accommodation Map

AC Forum Hotel in Oviedo
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The AC Forum has probably the best location of all the hotels in Oviedo, if you’re planning on frequent day trips: both the train and bus stations are just a few meters from its doors. Plus, you’re near the center of Oviedo, just a 10 minute walk from the cathedral.

More Info & Reservations: AC Forum Hotel in Oviedo
City Index: Oviedo
Location on our Asturias Accommodation Map

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Hotel de la Reconquista Oviedo's most famous and luxurious hotel was built over 250 years ago as an orphanage and hospital for the city. But the altruism has long since faded, and the huge building has gone from caring for the city's most poor and downtrodden, to catering to the rich and famous.
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