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La Posada de San Marcos
Ranked #1 of 3 Alajar B&B and Inns
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Walsall, United Kingdom
1 review
“A 'must visit' location.”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

An extremely warm welcome awaited us when we arrived at La Posada de San Marcos. Angel, Lucy and their daughter were there to greet us warmly when we arrived. The posada is beautiful and the attention to detail impressive. The location is perfect for getting away from it all. Lucy's breakfasts are all homemade or locally sourced, all fresh and always good. Lucy couldn't have been more helpful, offering advice on walks, places to visit, maps, recommendations on places to eat and really any information we needed. The pool area was quiet, secluded and therefore relaxing.The village is perfect - truly 'Spanish'. The food was always amazing, wherever we ate and there are plenty of places to choose from for such a small village. Locals were welcoming and keen to please. We couldn't have asked for more. Would definitely recommend.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and nicely decorated.
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Green Features: Second to none. The owners are passionate about ensuring minimum impact on the environment.
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We have now stayed at the Posada de San Marcos several times, and we can't wait to go back again. The location is beautiful, the building itself is gorgeous and fascinating (especially if you're interested in eco-friendly design and technology). The surrounding area offers some truly spectacular walking, sights, food and a general peaceful tranquil atmosphere.

However, what really makes this place special is the hospitality provided at the Posada by Lucy and Angel. They are so kind, warm, welcoming and friendly, you won't want to leave. The food at the Posada is a special treat; all locally-sourced, home-cooked meals which show off Lucy's culinary expertise.

All I can say is: you should visit, and stay here at the Posada. It's amazing, and I can't wait to go back.

Green Features: The Posada's commitment to being environmentally-friendly is quite superb. The whole building has been lovingly rebuilt, to incorporate features such as a ground source heat pump, solar panels and natural insulation.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Angel and Lucy's posada is the perfect getaway in Andalucia, on the edge of the small village of Alajar with a great outlook across the garden and pool to the hills. Lucy's cooking is to die for, and I'm still waiting for her to release her cookbook! Both Lucy and Angel are excellent hosts, very engaging and helpful regardless of your need. There are many walks in the area which are well worth taking. The posada itself is very clean and quiet (notwithstanding the gorgeous birdsong at dawn!) and the wifi works well. If you come to Andalucia, you really should stay here!!

Green Features: I was very impressed with Angel and Lucy's story of how they built up the posada using recycled and renovated material, including cork sourced from the local area. They are certainly thinking for the future!
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We stayed here on a walking holiday for 4 nights. Lovely hotel, beautifully clean and comfortable. Lucy's cooking was excellent and the village has lots of places to eat as well. Both Lucy and Angel couldn't have been more kind or helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Green Features: Well known for its environmentally friendly practices.
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Kingston, Surrey
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed at La Posada for three nights and were charmed by the personal touch provided by Lucy and Angel. They have worked hard to create a charming, informal hotel in this lovely village. Set in amazing countryside we enjoyed fabulous walks and then were able to come back and relax by the pool. Breakfast was delicious - Angel introduced us to olive oil and honey on toast and we had a lovely evening meal on the terrace. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Guests can help themselves to hot and cold drinks and simply add it to their tab - great when you come back after a long hike. They are excellent hosts who can really help you make the most of your stay in this beautiful area.

Room Tip: Some rooms have twin beds so check in advance if you want a double bed.
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Green Features: Lucy and Angel are exemplars for environmentally friendly practices with their ground source heat pump system.
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

If you want to get off the beaten track and stay in a lovely village away from the typical tourist trail this is the place! You will get a wonderful welcome from Lucy and Angel who are extremely helpful and willing to offer guidance on anything from Jamon to Yoga. There are plenty of outdoor activities available or you can just relax by the pool and food is also excellent. I will definitely be going back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liege, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

very nice place: traditionnal spannish house with nice garden and terrace located in a wondefull village. Warm welcome from the owners. Excellent food (3 course dinner!) & good service.
Recommanded to everybody.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about La Posada de San Marcos

Property: La Posada de San Marcos
Address: Calle Colon 12, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Huelva > Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park > Alajar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Alajar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — La Posada de San Marcos 1*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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