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About Asturias

Locals claim Asturias as 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. As a result 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. Any many of the best places to stay in Asturias take advantage of these incredible views.

What not to miss:

  • 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.
  • 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, both are coastal and well worth exploring if you have time.

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.

The best places to stay in Asturias

For a countryside escape

  • El Gran Sueno is a stunning adults-only boutique B&B set amid gorgeous countryside. Interiors are spacious and chic - some rooms have a balcony or terrace, and all have wonderful views. Delicious home cooked dinners are available on request. Equidistant from the Asturian beaches and Picos de Europa National Park (around 40 mins).
  • 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 Corte de Lugas is a charming rural retreat - complete with traditionally-decorated accommodation and local cuisine served up in their restaurant.
  • La Posada de Babel is a 3* stay located inbetween the sea and the mountains. Their rooms are comfortable and unfussy, plus they start from just €74 per night!

For a coastal break

  • 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.
  • Located just a short distance away from the beach, Casa La Calma offers simple accommodation at good value. Plus, there's even an in-house spa.
  • The seafront Hotel Villa Rosario, set in an early-20th century palacio, offers chic white accommodation just seconds from the beach. Tuck into wonderful breakfasts each morning before spending the day sunbathing.

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.
  • La Casona del Viajante, set in a lovely 1930s property, boasts charming accommodation in a wonderfully rural location. Bound to please!
  • La Casona de Amandi boasts nine smart rooms in a lovely rural setting. Bikes are available to rent and you can also join in with yoga and cookery classes.

For an intimate break

  • Hotel Antiguo Casino boasts six rooms in the centre of Pravia. Their charming rooms feature exposed brick walls and contemporary furniture, whilst you can enjoy a lovely breakfast each morning before seeing all that the town has to offer.
  • 5-room Cae A Claveles is a designer stay with smart, uber-contemporary accommodation in the Asturian countryside.
  • Hotel Rural 3 Cabos features six smart rooms with lovely views of the surrounding area. A cosy retreat, ideal for families wanting to spend their days outdoors.

For luxury

  • Parador de Cangas de Onis is an elegant hotel situated on the banks of the Sella River. Their rooms are spacious and smartly decorated, as well as offering both mountain and river views.
  • Converted from an 11th century monastery, the lovely 4* Parador de Curias boasts smart accommodation set amidst glorious architecture. Plus, there's an indoor pool, bar, restaurant and gym.
  • Hotel Castillo del Bosque la Zoreda is an elegant rural castle featuring a range of upmarket rooms. There's wonderful local grub served up in their restaurant and there's also a top-notch cocktail bar.
  • The 5* Palacio de Luces is a 16th century property with elegant accommodation, a pool, sauna and splendid restaurant. What more could you want?

For a private apartment or villa

  • For those wanting something more private we recommend you explore the options on our online partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Asturias Airport is located in Castrillón and its traffic is mostly domestic, but there are some international connections from Paris and London.
  • For car hire, visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Asturias is from May to September, when the temperature sits in the twenties.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Asturias

  • Casona de la paca 19 rooms from £64

    Asturias

    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.

    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.
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  • Torre de Villademoros 11 rooms from £68

    Asturias

    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.

    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
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  • La Corte de Lugas 14 rooms from £70

    Principado de Asturias

    A converted rural property located in the pretty Asturias countryside. Traditionally decorated throughout with high beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled floors and pastel hues. Superb local cuisine is served and the house is well located for exploring the land and coast of the region.

    Country Escape  -  A homely stay set in picturesque Asturias countryside.
    Great walks  -  Find scenic hiking trails running straight from the property.
    Full of character
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Casona D'Alevia 9 rooms from £70

    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.

    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
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  • La Posada de Babel 12 rooms from £66

    Asturias

    A charming 3-star hotel in rural Asturias standing between the sea and the Picos de Europa mountains. Offering rooms decorated in a classic style, with antiques, artworks and contemporary photography. Featuring a bar, restaurant, its own bakery and even changing art exhibitions.

    Beach Life  -  Only 2.5 miles from the beach.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Traditional
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  • Hotel Antiguo Casino 6 rooms from £66

    Asturias

    A beautifully renovated historic property in Pravia. The lovely light filled, rooms feature exposed stone walls, parquet flooring and simple contemporary furniture. With an atmospheric breakfast room and small lounge. Walking distance from many of the town's sights and a short distance from the sea.

    Value chic  -  Great value for chic comfortable rooms located in the centre of the historic Asturian town of Pravia.
    Great walks  -  Head off to explore this charming town on foot, the best way to soak up the sights.
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel sits near the picturesque Moutas Palace.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • La Casona del Viajante 9 rooms from £66

    Asturias

    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.

    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.
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  • Casa La Calma 6 rooms from £70

    Ribadesella, Asturias

    A lovely country house B&B close to the beach and mountainous areas. Simple chic rooms in neutral tones with all the mod cons and balconies. Fabulous spa offers a number of niche treatments. Excellent value and perfectly positioned for an active holiday at the beach or in the countryside.

    Spa breaks  -  Fantastic spa with reflexology and reiki healing.
    Value chic
    Great walks  -  Camino de Santiago.
    Kayaking  -  River Sella.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Parador de Cangas de Onis 64 rooms from £75

    Asturias

    Elegant hotel and former monastery on the banks of the Sella River, offering warm and traditional rooms with river and mountain views. A great starting point for exploring a region awash with hiking trails, shrines, prehistoric caves and historical sites.

    Local exploring  -  The Cabrales Cave, a 30 minutes drive away, shows the traditional way of making cheese in Asturia.
    Sights nearby  -  There is a Roman bridge nearby.
    Outstanding location
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Parador de Corias 76 rooms from £79

    Asturias

    Stunning 4-star hotel built out of an 11th century monastery with gorgeous views of mountains, rivers and forestry. It offers chic, designer rooms with flourishes of rustic charm: antique furniture and objet d'art. Boasting an indoor pool, bar, restaurant and gym. Ideal for a countryside retreat.

    Spa breaks  -  The spa has a hammam, sauna, indoor pool and gym.
    Sights nearby  -  The Tuscan church nearby with its large Baroque mantlepiece is worth seeing.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • La Casona de Amandi 9 rooms from £82

    Asturias

    A classic hotel in rural Asturias built out of the walls of an old smithy, offering bright and rustic rooms with exposed wooden beams, antique furniture and walls painted by local artists. Ideal for simply unwinding or a charming base to explore the region.

    Local exploring  -  The hotel can organise cider and cheese tastings, guided tours of nature reserves and cooking classes for guests.
    Cooking classes  -  Learn to cook regional dishes in a cookery class.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Traditional
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  • Cae a Claveles 5 rooms from £87

    Llanes

    A beautifully constructed contemporary building carved into verdant grounds. The curved glass holds the outdoors as the focal point of the interiors. Light and airy bedrooms are simple in design with white washed walls, modern art and sink-into beds. Uber modern bathrooms are a given. Oh-so chic.

    Country Escape  -  A design hotel set in mature gardens. A chic country retreat.
    Surfing  -  The nearby beaches have great surf conditions.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children above 9 yrs old welcome.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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  • Hotel Rural 3 Cabos 6 rooms from £92

    ASTURIAS, Asturias

    A charming rural property perched atop a hill, with far stretching views across the gently rolling hills and azure sea. Cosy rooms are traditional in style; the best are in the attic with rustic exposed beams and sloping roofs. Set in a glorious part of rural Spain. Country perfection.

    Country Escape  -  From bicycles to beaches there's many-a country pursuit; or simply unwind in the hotel with a good book and spectacular views.
    Families  -  A family friendly hotel with plenty of space for little ones to run around in.
    Great walks  -  Lovely walks starting straight from the property over gently rolling hils.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the pretty fishing town of Luarca.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Quintana Del Caleyo 11 rooms from £92

    Asturias

    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.

    Views  -  Stunning views over the countryside around.
    Country Escape
    Traditional  -  Asturian folk architecture.
    Remote  -  Off the beaten track.
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  • El Gran Sueno 5 rooms from £105

    Asturias

    A boutique B&B run by a friendly couple, nestled in beautiful natural surroundings. Spacious and chic interiors with modern facilities, seating areas, and balconies overlooking the El Sueve natural reserve. Home cooked meals are served in the restaurant. Stylish, sustainable and magical.

    Eco break  -  An eco friendly hotel where all wood has been upscaled into bathroom shelves and most of the furniture is original to the house.
    Local exploring  -  In a superb location close by to Infiesto and about a 40 minute drive away from the coast and Picos de Europa National Park.
    Country Escape  -  In a truly peaceful setting, at the top of a twisting road with amazing views of the countryside.
    Local markets  -  Visit the traditional farmers market held close by, perfect for picking up some local produce.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Palacio de Cutre from £114

    Asturias

    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.

    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
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  • Hotel Villa Rosario 17 rooms from £118

    Ribadesella

    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.

    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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  • Hotel Castillo del Bosque la Zoreda 25 rooms from £136

    Asturias

    An elegant castle hotel overlooking the mountains in the Asturian countryside. Simple, chic suites some multi-level, with private balconies, garden or forest views, and hot tubs. The on site restaurant dishes up excellent regional cuisine, and sleek bar serves innovative cocktails. A grand choice.

    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil and serene retreat in the Asturian countryside, with pampering spa and excellent food.
    Great walks  -  Make the most of the stunning landscape and head out to explore the Asturian countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a day trip to the untouched, sandy Asturian beaches.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Palacio de Luces 44 rooms from £163

    Principado de Asturias

    A 5 star Relais & Châteaux property set in a 16th century palatial home. Elegant rooms have a traditional feel yet are chic and contemporary. A smart indoor pool and sauna are perfect for unwinding. Gourmet local cuisine is served up in the restaurant. Situated in stunning countryside. True luxury.

    Families  -  With a multitude of activities to choose from in the surrounding area there's something for everyone to enjoy.
    Great walks  -  Explore the miles of tracks through the surrounding forest.
    Spa  -  Wellness area with sauna., gym, pool and massage rooms
    Views  -  Stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
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