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Locals claim Asturias is the REAL Spain, the rest is just land which has been reconquered. But Asturias, with its dramatic, rocky landscape and wild, green coastline, has proved difficult to occupy. And the Asturian culture has thrived off this pride. Asturias' wild beauty doesn't make it inhospitable though. On the contrary, this coastline is lined with hundreds of sandy beaches, and there are rolling green hills and valleys. Many of the best places to stay in Asturias take advantage of these incredible views.

Some of Asturias' rocky mountains are part of the dramatic Picos de Europa range, sheer rocky pillars and peaks just back from the coast. As well as being extremely beautiful, this landscape is beloved by outdoor-sports-folk of all kinds.

Asturias' unconquerable nature means the architecture is modest but ancient - much of it is pre-Romanesque. The region's capital, Oviedo is easily walkable, with an old centre which was once encircled by a stone wall - this is where most of the major sights are found. The city's modern outer ring has plenty of life to it, despite the decline of the region's mines, once also its fortune.

Oviedo also has a reputation for fun, which might, or might not be linked to the region's speciality: Sidra, or apple cider. Asturias' other great speciality is cheese and there are over a hundred different kinds produced in the region, including one of the world's great blue cheeses, Cabrales.

Asturias' other major cities are Gijon and Aviles, which are coastal, but more industrial. Most visitors will be here for the landscape, in which case the tiny, ancient villages and pretty fishing hamlets are probably the best places to stay in Asturias.

Best Places to Stay in Asturias

For a countryside escape

  • Casona D'Alevia is a delightful nine room hotel in a tiny village close to the Picos de Europa National Park. Exposed stone walls and beams, big fireplaces and comfortable public spaces lend cosy, rustic charm.
  • La Rectoral is a traditional hotel in a secluded, but beautiful setting in the Asturian countryside. The 18 rooms feature lovely dual touches, like exposed beans, and private balconies with spectacular views. The food is local and hearty and you're just a show stroll from town.

To relax on the coast

  • Torre de Villademoros is a beautiful 18th Century house cleverly converted into a small, modern hotel. Here you have the best of both worlds, with views of the coastline on one side and the forest on the other. The garden is rambling and the cuisine regional, local and generous.
  • Casona de la paca is a charming hotel in a charming little fishing village. Its rooms are elegant, with antique furnishings and nice details - reminiscent of a country house hotel - and there are lovely gardens, a library with a fireplace and a cosy bar.

For rustic chic

  • Quintana del Caleyo shouts rustic chic from its 17th century rooftops. Here you'll find beautiful rooms filled with period pieces but all the mod cons you've come to expect. It's also a perfect stop to rest for those walking the Camino de Santiago.
  • Palacio de Cutre is a stunning restored 16th century mansion. Individually designed rooms and suites plus one for families which can accommodate up to six. Delicious Asturian cuisine.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Asturias for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Asturias, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.

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  • La Rectoral


    A traditional hotel in completely natural and secluded setting. Rooms feature open beams, dark wood furniture, and private balconies. Excellent local cuisine, a cosy library, open terraces with spectacular views over the Asturian hills. Walking distance to the town; ideal for a country escape.

    18 rooms from $72
    Country Escape  -  Set in the green Asturian countryside, plenty of walks, water mills and valleys to explore by foot, or from kayak
    Sights nearby  -  Taramundi's ​​mountains, forests, rivers and valleys dotted with stone and slate villages, granaries, mills and chapels hides
    Local markets  -  Traditional handicrafts
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Casona de la paca


    A lovely country hotel in a charming fishing village. Elegant rooms are light, with jolly furnishings and antique furniture. Gardens, a library with fireplace, and a cosy bar. The coast is just a short drive away. An idyllic and quiet choice for a country escape with plenty of seaside activities.

    19 rooms from $82
    Country Escape  -  Plethora of activities near this fishing village: sailing, hiking, beaches, cycling and fishing. Very quiet atmosphere
    Great walks  -  Along the cliffs- hotel has route advice
    Sights nearby  -  Oviedo, Gijón, Luarca and Somiedo
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
  • Torre de Villademoros


    A gorgeous hotel in the Entrecabos landscape. Rooms within an 18th century house blend the modern with original features. Light wood furniture, big bathrooms and exposed bricks. Wonderful regional cuisine, enormous garden, views of both coast and forest. A chic choice for a family holiday.

    11 rooms from $87
    Country Escape  -  Best of both worlds in this spot, with the rivers, woods and hills on one side and coast on the other. Plenty to explore
    Families  -  A larger suite in the tower is perfect for a family; child-friendly activities abound
    Sights nearby  -  Fishing villages: Luarca, Cudillero, Puerto de Vega or Viavélez
    Views  -  Over the sea or forest
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
  • Casona D'Alevia

    Penamellera Baja, Asturias

    A delightful hotel in the countryside. Charming rooms have original features with their stone walls, wooden beams, rustic fabrics. A cosy library with fireplace. A National Park is close by for those who love nature. A great choice for those who enjoy the countryside.

    9 rooms from $90
    Foodies  -  Region is known for its cider, honey and Cabrales cheese; specialist mueseums to see the production of these goods
    Active Holiday  -  Abundance of activities in this region: fishing, hiking and walking through the Asturias mountains
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  River Cares-Deva for salmon and trout fishing; hotel can advise on local rules
  • La Casona del Viajante


    Set in a wonderfully renovated 1930s house, La Casona del Viajante has a winning combination of style and comfort. Ornate mosaic floors, stained glass windows and original exposed wooden beams and some period charm. Surrounded by Asturias' natural beauty, with plenty of activities nearby.

    9 rooms from $84
    Value chic  -  Excellent value for such a delightful stay
    Sights nearby  -  The Sidra Museum and the Museo del Jurásico de Asturias are both within twenty minutes drive.
    Great walks  -  The Pilona region is home to great number of walking trails.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
  • Quintana Del Caleyo


    A rural Asturian farmhouse set in the rolling hills. Romantic rustic chic bedrooms with lovely fabrics and private balconies. Traditional cuisine and local cider from the cafe, bikes to borrow, and lots of countryside fresh air. A romantic country escape with plenty of rural charm.

    11 rooms from $118
    Views  -  Stunning views over the countryside around.
    Country Escape
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
  • Palacio de Cutre


    Countryside hotel in 16th century mansion. Traditional rooms feature opulent fabrics, wooden beamed ceilings and elegant bathrooms. Garden, Chapel and ivy-clad terrace. Superb Iberian menu. Regal, peaceful and good value.

    from $146
    Local exploring  -  Plenty of charming nearby fishing villages, mountain walks and cave exploring from this rural mansion
    Great walks  -  Guided walk on Pepin Road to learn about the local cheese and cider
    Sights nearby  -  Colunga, fishing village
    Views  -  Piloña River Valley
  • Hotel Villa Rosario

    Ribadesella, Asturias

    A stunning seafront 1914 palacio with wonderfully contemporary interiors. Chic white rooms with L'Occitane en Provence products, the best of which have sea views. Indulgent breakfasts can be taken on the terrace. Surrounded by some of Spain's best beaches. A unique seaside property.

    17 rooms from $151
    Active Holiday  -  A great selection of adventure sports alongside more laid backed activities.
    Beach Life  -  Situated right on a stunning stretch of beach.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Unesco World Heritage site of Cueva de Tito Bustillo (pre-historic caves).
    Kayaking  -  Available on the River Sella.
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