One of my favorite places we stayed on our last trip to Spain was in my very favorite region: Asturias (just typing Asturias brings a smile to my face). Hotel Arredondo is close to the seaside town of Llanes, Asturias. With a marvelous country setting, it was a fantastic place to lay our heads for a few nights.
The hosts were friendly and a wealth of information. They took lots of time with us, giving us maps (which I adored; I have a thing for maps) and showing us loads of regional sights to visit. What a great resource. We ended up visiting many of the places that were pointed out to us: beach and mountain sights, both.
Our room was nice with two windows overlooking different areas of the farm. Even the bright, tiled bathroom had a nice view. The lemon-scented soap they provided was out of this world. Loved it.
On the hotel property is a llagar, where they make sidre from the apples grown on the property.
The house itself is lovely. I could live there -- so many great areas to relax in, inside and out.
The grounds are beautifully manicured . One or two times, we had an evening picnic under the old hórreo, which is set up with a couple of picnic tables alongside a small child's play area in the grass.
We found the location absolutely perfect to visit area beaches like these:
In addition, it was an easy drive to one of our favorite areas, the Picos de Europa.
Oh, and I can't end the post without mentioning the breakfast. Hands down, this is the best bacon we've ever had. With terrific coffee and fresh-squeezed orange juice and great criossants, their breakfast was both a treat and a good value.
If you are visiting Asturias, I can't recommend Hotel Arredondo enough.