While on the way to Eastern Europe my wife and I decided to stay in Spain for a few days. We are from a very large city, so we wanted to be away from the crowd in Madrid. The Camino de Soto appeared from the photos and info online to be a good alternative. When we arrived in Madrid Ian picked us up at the airport (for a reasonable fee) and took us to the B&B which the pictures can simply not do justice. The home is immaculate and beautifully situated with a stunning view of the mountains to the north. Ian and Juan Carlos have meticulously planned and graced the grounds with 100-year old olive trees and a variety of other plantings. The house is as comfortable as being at home. We arranged for Ian to cook a few evening meals and were not disappointed. Besides wonderful entrees, Ian made artisan bread which was superb. He is quite the chef! We also opted to have Ian take us on a couple of day trips to Toledo and Segovia. We found, to our great surprise, that the mountains to the north are unexpectedly picturesque. Ian is also a knowledgeable guide. It was like taking a trip to a friend’s house in another country!
We will certainly return in the future and have nothing but the highest praise for Camino de Soto and its owners. ¡Muchas gracias!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you choose to relax by the pool and take in the spectacular views of the Madrid mountains, or explore the surrounding countryside and famous cultural & historic sites, Camino de Soto is your home away from home. It is ideal for business travel, vacations, honeymoons, and romantic getaways.The accommodations feature two cozy, comfortable bedrooms and one spacious master. The rooms come with a queen-size bed, flat-screen television, and other amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay. There is a large, comfortable common area with views of the garden, pool, and Madrid mountains.Camino de Soto is located just 35-40 minutes from Madrid and Barajas International Airport. Places of interest in close proximity include Segovia, Royal Palace of La Granja, Toledo, Avila, Salamanca, Pedraza, La Pedriza National Park, Canencia and Morcuera mountain passes, Lozoya Lake, and Navacerrada and Valdeski ski resorts.Train service is available from Puerto del Sol (city center) to Tres Cantos (10 minutes away) as well as bus service from Plaza Castilla to Soto del Real (5 minutes away). The owners look forward to providing you with a comfortable, relaxing environment whether you desire a cozy place to escape to during the winter months or need a refreshing getaway during the hot summer. ... more less