This review is quite late and is the first I have ever written. We were so pleased with our short stay here we wanted to let folks know. We stayed here for 2 nights in early August 2013. This is a wonderful property set in a rural area just a few miles from the charming town of Siquenza. For the American tourist it is a bit off the beaten path; as it is only 90 minutes or less northeast of Madrid, most people will likely bypass it on their way North. However, we chose to stay there to get over jet lag in a peaceful setting. WE had been to Madrid before so drove here direct from the airport.
The small hotel has been converted from a 14th century mill in the main building and a second building is new but built in character and very comfortable. Our 2 teenage children had a room in the old building which was large and comfortable while we opted for a more modern touch in the new tower. Both are excellent. The breakfast was fantastic as was the dinner (with very reasonable prices and a small but well priced wine list). All the breads and pastries are baked on site and are exquisite. Portions were more than ample.
Blanca, the owner, speaks fairly good English (much better than our Spanish!) and is warm and welcoming as is the rest of the staff; most of them family.
There is a lovely good sized outdoor pool with a large grass lawn (a rarity in most small hotels in Spain) and a cozy living room off the lobby and an outdoor sitting area near the pool.
In 5 minutes you are in the charming town of Siquenza topped by a large medieval castle (which is also a Parador if you want to stay right in town). The city has enough tourism that it supports several excellent restaurants ( we had a great meal at ElTenedor) and interesting shops on typical small winding streets leading up to the castle (tip: ample parking at the castle with good access into the town). If you only stay one night eat at the hotel. They go out of their way to ensure an exceptionally dining experience.
There are many small medieval towns with castles and cathedrals within a short drive.
We will certainly return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boutique Hotel Molino de Alcuneza is a small charming hotel with romantic and cozy rooms located 5 km far from the medieval town of Siguenza. 1 Hour from Madrid. This family owned hotel provides plenty of detail and a personal touch. The restaurant offers gastronomic quality cuisine and breads and pastries are homemade daily. The hotel has a Private spa and a great garden with swimming pool and terrace where a small river passes across. ... more less
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