Asturias is a region that has a rich and colorful past, it also has a truly diverse and thoroughly interesting landscape that offers almost everything to the traveler. Northern Spain has long lived in the shadow of the tourist Costa regions of Spain as far as tourism goes. And it is true that not many international tourists choose Asturias to visit. But for those that do, they discover a world that is welcoming and astonishingly beautiful. In this blog we visit some of the very best places to stay in this astonishing part of northern Spain.
La Torre de Villademoros
La Torre de Villademors offers a great place to stay near the coast, and this elegant hotel is situated high up on meadow land that is perched on cliff tops. The hotel was originally a medieval tower that acted as a watchtower guarding the coastline. As you would expect from such a magical building it is full of old-world charm and local legends. The 18th Century exterior is perfectly splendid, and as you arrive it hints of delights inside. The modern décor blends perfectly with the historic features such as slate or wooden floors, and guests have all the comforts a weary traveler could possibly want.
La Posada de Babel
For art lovers this enlightening retreat is serene and peaceful, the hotel is set in its own woodland and surrounded by trees. The rooms and walls of La Posada de Babel are covered in local photography and art, and outside in the garden there are places to sit for quiet meditation. This is the perfect place to take time out and recharge the batteries, the food is superb with local and seasonal produce featuring heavily. And for wine lovers there is a great Spanish wine menu that is stacked with local vintages.
The best thing about this hotel is its location, you can hike straight up to the mountains and explore the rugged coast or go to charming Llanes which is nearby.
Resposo del Andayon
If you are own your own pilgrimage to discover the famous Camino de Santiago, the Resposo del Andayon is the perfect place to stay. Located near Ribadesella this charming bed and breakfast hotel is perfect to unwind. This modern property caters for vegans and vegetarians and does not serve meat, so if you love your steak and chips perhaps this hotel is not the best choice for you. All the bedrooms have different themes and are painted a variety of colors, and there is an interesting pilgrim’s hostel located at the rear of the hotel.
Resposo del Andayon offers great local walks straight from the front door, and locally you can find within walking distance some stunning beaches hidden among the cliffs. There are also some great rural villages to explore and perhaps sample some of the local cider. These three options are just some of the great accommodation options open to the traveler in Asturias, there are many more in this fantastic welcoming part of Spain, so explore a path less trodden and visit Asturias.