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La Pisa
Ranked #1 of 1 Aniezo B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 June 2013

We spent a week at la Pisa in May. It's in a sleepy village with spectacular views from the lovely terrace and garden, and our room was comfortable and spotlessly clean - but what sets it apart are the hosts.
John and Gwen are friendly and welcoming, and their extensive local knowledge helped us to make the most of our visit to this beautiful area. John's food was absolutely superb - a different menu each day, every dish was delicious and beautifully presented and Gwen's efficient and unpretentious service made dinner a highlight of the day. We also appreciated the tasty packed lunches John prepared for our mountain walks.
We intend to return to the spectacular Picos de Europa as there are so many lovely walks and when we do we'll certainly stay at la Pisa again. It was one of the most relaxing places we've stayed in for a long time.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank sheona
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We spent 5 days at La Pisa in May 2012 and had a marvellous stay. John and Gwen were lovely hosts and John's cooking was the icing on the cake. The area is stunning and John and Gwen were very helpful with suggestions for what to do and where to go locally. We hope to be able to visit again on another trip to the Picos. The village is so peaceful and a great base for walking and exploring the countryside.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JL256
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

We found La Pisa via a biker friendly accommodation website before checking out the fabulous reviews on Tripadvisor. Booking the accommodation was easy, helped by John's & Gwen's daughter in UK. Finding La Pisa in the beautiful Picos de Europa mountains was easy too. Just follow the signs off the CA-870, after passing through Cambarco en-route to Aniezo. The place is set in a small village of beautiful, quaint and interesting properties, which includes a small church, a typically Spanish cemetery, fast flowing streams and an interesting water wheel contraption. The welcome given was fantastic; warm and friendly and made all the better by a log fire, warm comfortable rooms and beds, and a well stocked bar. The food was first class; varied and well presented, prepared by John, who's culinary skills are clearly Masterchef level, even a Michelin star as another reviewer has suggested. The wine selection was good too, and we tried several. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, be they directions and travel advice, to hot drinks, beer, spirits & snacks. Wet clothes could be hung in the store to dry out. And when we became trapped by the sudden heavy snow fall staying an extra night or two was no trouble at all. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning. We highly recommend La Pisa to anyone travelling through the area by motorbike, bicycle or car. Stay at least two nights if you can and visit Fuente De and take a ride in the cable car to the top as it's worth it. And to John & Gwen, Thank You just doesn't say enough. Daryl & Catherine.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Dazhobson
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

We spent a week staying at La Pisa in August. John and Gwen made us very welcme and had lots of useful advice and suggestions for walks and places to visit in the area. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the food cooked by John is excellent. It really does live up to all the recommendations we had heard. We would strongly recommend La Pisa to anyone with a love of the outdoors and wants a base to explore this amazing area of unspoilt beauty.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

La Pisa is a wonderful secret place to stay. Set in a tiny village at the end of a valley you are surrounded by the spectacular hills of the picos. The hotel is cosy, clean and welcoming, more of a guesthouse than a hotel really. But what sets it apart is the amazing catering. John should have a michellin star. We stayed for a week and loved every minute.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

My husband and I enjoyed every moment of our visit to the Picos de Europa area, and staying at La Pisa added a warm, lovely and delicious flavor to our 6 days in the area.

Our room was simple, cozy and comfortable with a beautiful view of the mountains and the charming village of Aniezo.

John and Gwen are delightful and warm hosts. Early in our stay we realized that we could not eat anywhere in the area that served food comparable to what John could prepare. We requested seafood, as we live in a landlocked state and having fresh fish daily was a treat. John would shop each day for our evening meal, so we were assured of the finest, freshest quality. It was expertly prepared and beautifully presented.

Truly, our stay in northern Spain, and specifically at La Pisa was the highlight of our 2 week visit in Spain.

And their expansive knowledge of this amazingly beautiful area was a huge asset to us in planning our days.
We couldn't have found a better place to stay.

Anne and Dick

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank anne c
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

We stayed for 3 nights and were treated to exceptional food and service. John and Gwen are wonderful hosts with a good knowledge of the area and are always there to help without being intrusive. The menu was superb and changed daily - I'm only sorry we weren't there longer to sample more of John's creations. It is unusual to come across such an inventive chef who quietly enjoys his work without the pretensions of many lesser hoteliers. The area was beautiful and a good base from which to explore the Picos mountains.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rosemary J
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Additional Information about La Pisa

Address: Barrio Iglesia | Aniezo, 39571 Aniezo, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Aniezo
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Aniezo
Price Range: £24 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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