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La Vida de Antes Rural Hotel
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“Excellent - lovely building and very friendly”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed here and found it a very enjoyable stay. The building has really amazing character and is packed with old style charm. The breakfast served was excellent and was a really good selection. We arrived at midnight and although the hotel was locked up the greeting we received was friendly and warm.
We were also shown the exhibition in the bodega in the basement. The exhibition, although small, is excellent displaying how windmills work and lifestyles in the area. The building is lovely and the hall way inside the door is very nice.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

From previous reviews you will know how much we rate this small family-run hotel. This time we decided to visit the area to judge whether we liked it as much in the heat of summer. We did! ...and as before the hotel was perfect with excellent service from Diana and Maria Angeles and with the essential added bonus of air conditioning in the bedrooms so sleeping was bliss! I loved the inner patio and the shaded terrace and my husband loved exploring the local caminos and tracks on a bike loaned by the hotel. Until the next time...

Room Tip: Our favourite is La Despensa with La Cuna as a close second
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

I do not have enough of words to describe how much we liked this hotel. We perlonged our stay just because of this hotel. The feeling is as if you are in nobility´s private house with the most ´home-alike´atmosphere. It has undescribable aura.

Room Tip: All rooms are wonderful. You can try to ask the room with balcone from the entrance side and be able...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at La Vida de Antes. It was a very spacious room with excellent beds. The staff was very friendly and helpful. At arrival we immediately received a plan of the town with some suggestions to visit and to eat. We choose the buffet breakfast and this was excellent with fresh orange juice, fresh cheese, a selection of cold meats and lots of sweet pastries. We had a rental car and could park it for free in a secure parking place just 50m from the hotel.
A very good hotel that is excellently located to visit the Don Quichote arrea!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

In the otherwise not too attractive town of Consuegra this little inn with just a handful of rooms is definitely worth making your home base while you explore Don Quixote Country. Above the inn are a dozen windmills and a huge 11th century castle, an awesome sight especially if you approach from the direction of Toledo on the little back road and not on the main highway. We arrived at La Vida de Antes late in the day after a long and exhausting drive. We were greeted by a lovely receptionist who spoke excellent English, we could see that she was really concentrating on it. She provided some excellent guidance including a tip to to and have tapas at Gaudi, which we took her advice, waiting until it opened at 8:30 by having a drink in the town square, sitting and watching the townspeople go by was interesting and easily filled the hour we had to spare. The food at Gaudi was exceptional and we ate and drank our fill for an amazing low 21 Euro. Back to La Vida, our room was spacious and comfortable. A bit worn, but spotless and everything smelled wonderful. We explored some other rooms. I think we were the only guests. It seems as if the rooms with the bathtubs are largest. We will ask for one of those the next time around. We had a room with a shower and while it was fine for one night, a little more space would have been nice. The lovely back garden and terrace is gorgeous. We arrived too late to use it. Breakfast was the usual typical minimal, but only 4 Euro so what can you say. Starving for protein we asked for some yoghurt and the owner, Paula, brought us a lovely bowl full of excellent natural stuff. We had some of our best coffee in Spain at La Vida de Antes.

Room Tip: Ask for a bathtub and the room size will be very large. Pillows are hard. Ask for extras.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Washington
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

We were driving to Granada from Madrid, but leaving in the evening and I didn't want to arrive in Granada after dark so I looked for a place that we could stop out of Madrid. So glad I found Consuegra and La Vida de Antes. The hotel is just lovely, with large rooms with comfortable beds and updated baths and beautiful tile floors, built around a courtyard. The staff was so kind and welcoming, and the breakfast was good. Later, we enjoyed seeing the restored windmills--Don Quijote country for sure--and visiting the castle. We had a delicious meal in town at Al Alfar restaurant, and my only regret is that we couldn't stay another day.

Room Tip: Our room was called La Despensa and it had a separate room where our son slept. It's the perfect...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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england
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

We went back for our second visit this time to see Consuegra in the last weekend of October with a different and very lively air during the Fiesta de Azafran and we could not have been happier with the welcome, home comforts and attention to detail in what must now be our casa preferida in Consuegra. Above all, by evening the log fires in the guest salon and the afternoon sun in the patio were a delight! As before, Paula and Irene and Diana were so accommodating and helpful.

..we intend to be back soon!

Room Tip: Our favourites were La Cuna for its double aspect and natural light and and La Despensa for the smal...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: La Vida de Antes Rural Hotel
Address: Calle 2, 45700 Consuegra, Spain
Region: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Toledo > Consuegra
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Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Consuegra
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Hotel Class:3 star — La Vida de Antes Rural Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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