This hotel has been recently renovated so it smells very clean. The interior decoration is sophisticate and minimalist which is a lovely contrast to the exterior of the building which is set in the remains of an old convent. Therefore you can still see the wooden exposed beams and staircase with high dome ceilings as well as some of the large granite flooring in front.
The room we are given is a quiet one with a view towards the cathedral and the rest of convent (but not without some stairs in addition to the elevator to drag up our luggage). It is larger than most double rooms we have been to in Spain and it has a spacious bathroom. It also has a nice wooden designed headboard that gives the room character. We particularly love the automatic air-conditioning on and off switch which is linked to the opening of windows, we find it very eco-friendly and thoughtful.
By the way, this is probably one of the fastest free wi-fi internet service of hotels in Spain that we have ever stayed in.
The service of the hotel is decent and some of the staff particularly helpful (especially the night service shift). We are not too excited about the breakfast which could improve in variety and freshness (stale stuff is not appetizing nor are fruit baskets with nearly spoilt apples).
As for parking, the streets of Cuenca's old town is narrow and slopes up and down so finding a hotel with its own parking is not likely to be possible. Therefore we recommend you stay in a hotel near the private parking space which is roofed, secured and large enough for every type and size of car. Of course you will have to carry your luggage up hill down hill to your hotels but it's better than leaving it outside of town. So do ask the reception of your hotel and they will tell you how to find the nearest private parking space. For us it costed approx. 12 euros for one night.
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- The newest four star hotel in Cuenca. A beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the old town, with fantastic views to the george. ... more less
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