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La Posada de San Marcos

Calle Colon 12, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Alajar
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Enjoy a wonderful stay in a special part of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche at Las Posadas in Alájar providing low impact, environmentally friendly accommodation within a natural park along with invaluable help and advice from your hosts Lucy and Ángel. At La Posada de San Marcos the only sound you will hear is the breeze in the cork oak trees, the babbling of the stream, birdsong and crickets. The view towards the oak clad hill behind us or towards the village and the Peña beyond provide the perfect backdrop from your room terrace or the gardens. The perfect opportunity to experience an environmentally friendly, energy efficient hotel with a superior level of accommodation and disabled access. Relax in our garden and if it gets too warm plunge into our 12 metre pool to cool off or take some exercise.Or alternatively you can stay at our sister hotel La Posada de Alájar, a renovated inn dating from the 18th Century where you are surrounded by the history of its walls and chestnut beamed ceilings. Centrally located by the village square with its restaurants, bars and shops everything is close to hand. Cosy rooms, cheerfully decorated, ensure an enjoyable and comfortable holiday.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Street parking
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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edm1887 wrote a review Nov 2021
Birmingham, United Kingdom395 contributions176 helpful votes
We love walking and selected La Posada as a base for exploring the region, and we're so glad we did. Lucy and Angel are perfect hosts and made us, and the other guests, feel very welcome. The rooms are clean and airy, and all have access to a terrace or balcony. We had dinner there on four nights, and Lucy's cooking is amazing - generous portions of local dishes, and wonderful organic red wine to wash it all down with. We had a guided walk with Angel which was very interesting - he is a mine of information about the area, flora and fauna, and made us appreciate our surroundings all the more. We also had the jamon and sherry tasting with him, and if you want to try some of the best jamon iberico I have ever tasted, this is the place to do it. It really does melt in your mouth. Lucy and Angel also provided us with details of all the local walks, most of which can be done from La Posada, as well as wonderful packed lunches - the tortilla and empanadas were out of this world! They have also done everything they can to minimise the impact of La Posada on the environment, and if more hotels did half as much as they do, the world would be a better place. We were genuinely sorry to leave, and have no hesitation in recommending La Posada very highly to anyone wanted to spend time in Alajar. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Lucy and Angel.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Richmond321 wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We have just returned from a 4 night stay at La Posada de San Marcos and can not recommend it highly enough. Lucy and Angel are such wonderful hosts and immediately made us feel welcome. Nothing is too much trouble, and they helped us make meal reservations and recommended local restaurants. Two nights, Lucy prepared dinner for us and the food was delicious. We also enjoyed Angel's tutorial on carving the local jamon. A perfect base from which to explore the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
AlpineMan59 wrote a review Oct 2021
Buckinghamshire, UK39 contributions54 helpful votes
Very comfortable accommodation, outstanding food, a pool which stays open (and clean!) all year, and hosts who go out of their way to make sure you don't miss out on the pleasures of staying in this lovely area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Stephen P wrote a review Oct 2021
Harpenden, United Kingdom10 contributions
I have been fortunate enough to stay here many times and could not wait to return. Lucy and Ángel are so warm and welcoming it is more like staying with friends than in a hotel. Ángel's guided walk was full of really interesting details about the area and I got to see some places I might not have found for myself. if you like getting out into unspoilt countryside, and eating good food this is the ideal village to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: only has 6 rooms all look out over the garden and surrounding hills.
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AnneCapon wrote a review Oct 2021
Colchester, United Kingdom12 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at the Posada San Marcos for 4 nights in September/October 2021 to explore the Sierra and do some walking. We travelled independently and booked directly by emailing the Posada. We had a lot of contact with Lucy & Angel before our stay, via their monthly newsletters and with directions and other useful information via email which we found reassuring. Their website is also packed with useful information. Lucy and Angel are very welcoming and the Posada provided a comfortable and enjoyable short break. We did several walks around the village and to Linares and around Almonaster, all recommended by Lucy. We enjoyed the buffet breakfasts and three course evening meals cooked by Lucy and the pre-bookable packed lunches are great for those longer walks. My favourite part of the holiday was the time spent by the pool which was a little peace of heaven, surrounded by nature. We found the honesty bar to be an excellent idea with everything you need from a cup of tea to great organic wine. I would thoroughly recommend Posada San Marcos for your stay in Alajar.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$107 - US$109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SpainAndaluciaProvince of HuelvaSierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural ParkAlajar
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Posada de San Marcos
Which popular attractions are close to La Posada de San Marcos?
Nearby attractions include Peña de Arias Montano (0.4 miles), Cinco Jotas (4.9 miles), and Ermita Ntra. Sra. Reina de los Ángeles (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Posada de San Marcos?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Posada de San Marcos?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at La Posada de San Marcos?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Posada de San Marcos?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Posada de San Marcos?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Padrino, Restaurante Las Bellotas, and La Plazita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Posada de San Marcos?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is La Posada de San Marcos located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Alajar.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Posada de San Marcos?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to La Posada de San Marcos?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Humilladero de La Veronica (2.1 miles).
Is La Posada de San Marcos accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.