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About Extremadura

Home to some of the country's most dazzling medieval towns and cities studded amidst great swathes of green hills, Extremadura offers the very best of old Spain. It’s also a region famed for its food, using superb produce to create regional dishes honed over hundreds of years. Close to the border with Portugal, Extremadura also has different cultural influences to much of the rest of Spain. Intimate and historic, the best places to stay in Extremadura provide a fascinating insight into the region’s unique identity. We've discovered a great selection of properties from restored palacios to Michelin starred restaurants with rooms.

More popular with Spanish travellers than those from further afield, Extremadura will delight visitors with a sense of adventure. The striking hubs of Cáceres, Trujillo and Zafra are filled with imposing heritage buildings, elaborate monuments and little lanes lined with shops, cafés and eateries. It’s well worth taking the time to sample and savour Extremadura’s varied bounty of delights, including Iberico pork and mutton, creamy cheeses and heart-warming stews.

Discover the stunning Monfragüe National Park, walk parts of the ancient Ruta de la Plata on foot through cities such as Plasencia, and go canyoning or canoeing in the Gorge of Hell Nature Reserve. An off the beaten track Spanish destination for culture aficionados, foodies and fans of the great outdoors, Extremadura comes highly recommended by our Gurus. Whether you’re eager to hide away in a restored farmhouse or kick back in a chic boutique hotel in town, our list of the best places to stay in Extremadura has got you covered.

The Best Places to Stay in Extremadura

For an Intimate B&B

  • Casa de Orellana is a beautiful five-bedroom hotel in a restored 15th-century manor house in Trujillo. Kick back in the courtyard garden or refreshing swimming pool after exploring the medieval city. A charming B&B with plenty of character.
  • De Aldaca Rural also has five guest rooms. Tucked away in the countryside, it's a restful choice for couples, friends or solo travelers eager to enjoy Extremadura's natural wonders. Big breakfasts set you up for the day, and cosy rustic interiors welcome you back from hikes and cycle rides. Adults only.
  • Casa Palacio Conde de la Corte is a gorgeous restored mansion in the heart of Zafra. Expect 14 individually decorated romantic rooms, many with antique furnishings, patterned wallpapers and terracotta tiled floors. The ivy-clad terraces and refreshing pool add to the magic at this superb B&B.

For Boutique Chic

  • Palacio Carvajal Giron in Plasencia combines the timeless charm of a heritage building with modern comforts in chic, minimalist rooms. A monochrome palette allows exposed stone or brick walls to take centre stage, and creates a very grown-up sense of style. Gourmet cuisine is served in the medieval hall. Contemporary and characterful.
  • Convento de la Parra is a stunning rural hotel, with 21 swish rooms set within a former convent. Secluded and romantic, this boutique bolthole also boats excellent regional cuisine and an outdoor pool. The central courtyard, filled with orange trees, is a highlight.

For Families or Groups

  • La Casa de Pasarón is a lovely family-run hotel with 12 guest rooms, some of which have space for extra beds. Little ones will love the swimming pool, and the convivial vibe of the regional restaurant will appeal to everyone. Event spaces make this a top spot for an intimate wedding or celebration.
  • Hotel Rural Peña del Alba also welcomes families and groups of friends looking to soak up the sunshine. Feast on regional fare after days of swimming in the pool or playing tennis. Rooms are characterful and classic, with additional options for children. Very laid-back.
  • La Casona de Valfrío can sleep 12-15 guests, including children, within a rustic restored farmhouse. Pick this place for the sense of privacy, the big swimming pool and its proximity to the Garganta de los Infiernos Natural Park, which has a very well-known walking trail.

For Foodies

  • Finca La Ramallosa offers a collection of one- and two-bedroom cottages in a restored hamlet close to the Portuguese border. Set on 130 hectares of land, there are stacks of activities for guests of all ages. There's a strong focus, too, on seasonal cuisine using home grown organic vegetables and free range meat from the farm. Cooking classes are sensational. An authentic rural retreat.
  • Atrio Hotel Restaurant is a superb three-Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms in Cáceres. Modern, minimalist designer guest rooms are hidden within a traditional façade, inviting foodies to immerse themselves in the restaurant's unique atmosphere for a little longer. Chef Toño Pérez pays homage to traditional cuisine with an innovative twist through his ever-changing tasting menus.

FOR AN APARTMENT OR HOLIDAY VILLA

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Fly to Badajoz Airport, and journey to your destination by road or rail. Many hotels will be happy to arrange a pick up in advance. If you're travelling from beyond Spain, you may find it simpler to fly to Madrid Barajas Airport, and onwards by train from there.
  • Extremadura is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures averaging at around 28°C - 35°C between June and August. Do be aware that this is peak holiday season, but cooler spring and autumn temperatures may be more appealing for exploring. You'll also find fewer crowds in April, May or late September.

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Best Hotels in Extremadura

  • Convento de la Parra Badajoz, Extremadura 21 rooms from £57

    Romantic Break  -  Idllyic setting in former convent, white washed walls, blue pool, wander through La Parra, countryside drives
    Hideaway  -  In a secluded spot, very tranquil atmosphere, star gazing through the solarium and reading in the courtyard
    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Olivença, Jerez de los Caballeros, Salvatierra de los Barros, Elvas, Frenegal de la Sierra, Santa Ana Valley, Pico Mountain
    RestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendly
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel, Tablet

    A stunning hotel in the countryside. Rooms are the ultimate in laid-back chic, with white washed walls, stone floors and rustic furnishings. An orange tree courtyard, solarium, outdoor pool, and excellent regional dishes. Romantic, relaxed, and very luxurious. See More

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  • La Casa de Pasarón Cáceres, Extremadura 12 rooms from £65

    Back to Nature  -  Located in the heart of Extremadura's mountainous region, this hotel is ideal for those seeking an escape to the countryside
    Lakeside  -  El Lago de Jaraíz is located within 10km of the property
    Sights nearby  -  The Monfragüe National Park is a 45 minute drive away
    Birdwatching  -  The local area is known for birdwatching
    Air conditioningSwimming PoolGardenParkingNo pets

    Charming and rustic family-run hotel in the heart of Extremadura. All 12 of the en suite rooms are uniquely decorated, many with wooden beams and bright skylights. The nearby Sierras are visible from the pool. Locally sourced Castilian food is prepared daily. Perfect for couples and families alike. See More

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  • Hotel rural Peña del Alba Caceres, Extremadura 18 rooms from £75

    Country Escape  -  Set in gorgeous countryside; take an amble around the area or choose to spend your day lounging by the pool.
    Families  -  A family friendly hotel with plenty of space to run around and a lovely pool to keep little ones occupied.
    Great walks  -  Head out straight from the property on long relaxing walks.
    Tennis  -  Don't forget to pack a racket as there's a court on site.
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    A charming rural property set in scenic countryside. The atmospheric rooms exude traditional charm, with exposed stone walls and beams. The restaurant puts a creative spin on regional cuisine. A tennis court and swimming pool provide entertainment for lazy days spent under the sun. Fabulous. See More

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  • Finca La Ramallosa Sierra de Gata, Extremadura 5 rooms from £86

    Restaurant  -  Traditional local recipes, home grown organic vegetables, free range animals on farm
    Birdwatching  -  Species on farm include eagles, vultures, falcons, owls
    Sights nearby  -  Roman ruins of Salvaleón
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor
    RestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Restored hamlet in rural Spain on the border with Portugal. Five separate self-contained houses with high beamed ceilings, open fires and antique furnishings. With an outdoor swimming pool, horse riding, cooking courses and great walks on 130 hectare farm. Authentic, rustic and utterly charming. See More

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  • Palacio Carvajal Giron Plasencia 28 rooms from £90

    Local exploring  -  Situated just a short walk from the historic town.
    Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the 'Centro de Interpretación de la Ciudad Medieval' the best-preserved defensive tower of the old city wall.
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
    Full of character
    Air conditioningRestaurantSwimming PoolDisabled accessParkingNo pets

    A medieval building that's been artfully renovated. Luxury throughout with impressively large rooms featuring exposed stone walls and gorgeous bathrooms. The restaurant, serving gourmet cuisine, sits in a medieval style hall. Walking distance from the historical centre. Highly recommended. See More

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  • Casa Palacio Conde de la Corte Zafra 14 rooms from £91

    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Traditional
    Air conditioningGardenPet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Great Small Hotels

    A beautiful old palace in the centre. Heaps of glamorous tradition throughout - antiques, paintings, ivy clad balconies, stuccos. Romantic bedrooms and suites are individually decorated, some with four poster beds. Excellent restaurant, lovely garden, and a big swimming pool. See More

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  • Casa de Orellana Trujillo 5 rooms from £107

    Sights nearby  -  A short walk from the hotel stands the castle, the fabulous Plaza Mayor and the church of San Francisco.
    Traditional  -  A magnificently restored 15th century mansion.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Air conditioningSwimming PoolGardenParking
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    A beautiful little hotel, previously a 15th century manor house steeped in history. Just five charming bedrooms, lovely sitting room, pretty walled garden, and fantastic swimming pool for cooling off. An intimate spot to completely relax in. Many interesting historical sights in this medieval city. See More

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  • De Aldaca Rural Cáceres, Extremadura 5 rooms from £95

    Back to Nature  -  Enconced in a little woodland area with fabulous hiking trails on the doorstep, an ideal nature retreat
    Great walks  -  Go on one of the nearby hiking trails and immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Outstanding location
    GardenViewsNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    A tranquil village B&B set in a pretty garden with quaint mossy walls, surrounded by woodlands. Pretty interiors feature a homely open fire, wooden beams and exposed brick, giving it a rustic, cosy feel. Most of the rooms have terraces with lovely views of the countryside. A peaceful rural base. See More

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  • La Casona de Valfrio Cáceres, Extremadura 5 rooms from £156

    Country Escape
    Sights nearby  -  Lots of monasteries and historic towns in the area.
    Restaurant  -  Local restaurant with good simple food.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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    A rustic countryside farmhouse on the edge of a national park. Romantic floral bedrooms and one suite, sprawling stone terraces with views over luscious gardens, a simple local restaurant serving good food. Ideal for exploring local monasteries, valleys, gorges, and towns around. See More

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  • Atrio Hotel Restaurant Caceres 9 rooms from £250

    Designer  -  trio boasts sublime architecture by Emilio Tuñón Álvarez and Luis Moreno Mansilla, masters of modern design.
    Foodies  -  2 Michelin star restaurant.
    Luxury
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Air conditioningTennisRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, CN Traveller, Tablet

    A fabulous Michelin star restaurant with designer rooms and living areas. A traditional facade houses sleek modern lines, works of art by Warhol, and white crisp bedding. A gourmet spot with equally astounding interiors. See More

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