Luxury hotel holiday Hospes Palacio de Arenales Extremadura

This holiday offers Spanish cultural exploration and relaxing Spa facilities in a five star historical setting. The Hospes Palacio de Arenales is a unique luxury hotel in Caceres, Extremadura. A blend of modern art and original historic features create an enchanting atmosphere, which is complemented by an excellent restaurant serving local cuisine, and bedrooms decorated to the highest standards, all within easy reach of the ancient walled city of Caceres.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Madrid
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hospes Palacio de Arenales, Caceres

Hospes Palacio de Arenales is a luxury, 5-star boutique hotel in a beautiful natural location. Delicious cuisine, excellent spa facilities and beautifully tranquil grounds afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 4 miles west of Caceres

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Madrid

Distance from airport The hotel is just over 3-hours' drive from Madrid Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Gardens, Guest Parking, Bodyna Natural Care Spa with Massages and Treatments, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, Swimming Pool, Solarium, Bar 24, and Restaurant.

Complimentary

Access to BODYNA Spa.

Out and about nearby

The closest city to the Hospes Palacio de Arenales is the ancient walled city of Caceres. Spend at least a few days exploring, taking in the ambience and fascinating architecture of the medieval old town, the palaces of Las Veletas and Los Golfines (built in the 15th Century over the ruins of an Arab fortress), the Arabian Torre del Bujaco, and of course, the imposing Concatedral de Santa Maria. Further out, is the Monfrague UNESCO Reserve, perfect for those looking to explore the local natural wildlife and landscape. Other towns, such as Trujillo, Plasencia, and Merida are perfect for day trips or as other stops on a larger tour. Perhaps also take the time to visit the Roman ruins at Alcantara, the picturesque cathedral of Coria, the quaint village of Gata, or the hot springs of Banos de Montemayor. River boat trips are also available nearby.

Sports nearby

Hiking, Walking, Cycling, Paragliding in Montachez.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Dreamer Room for 7 nights

From about

£1,320

Holiday Code EXH1751

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hospes Palacio de Arenales, Caceres

Room descriptions

Hospes Palacio de Arenales has 46 rooms and suites with air-conditioning, heating, pillow menu, Natural Essences cosmetic kit, Egyptian cotton bed linen, American Curl bath towels, safe, laundry service, and WiFi.

Dreamer Room
Deluxe Room with living area
Junior Suite with living room and dressing room
Suite with queen or twin beds, living room, and free access to Bodyna Spa
Presidential Suite with two bedrooms with queen or twin beds, two bathrooms, living room, and free access to Bodyna Spa

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Dreamer Room for 7 nights

From about

£1,320

Holiday Code EXH1751

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hospes Palacio de Arenales, Caceres

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hospes Palacio de Arenales near Caceres, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Madrid. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet and Jet2 for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 3 hours 20 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend the use of a hire-car for a holiday including this hotel.

Additional information

Children: One child under the age of 6 stays free on charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing with 2 adults. Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites can be converted to triple rooms, while Presidential Suites have two bedrooms.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Dreamer Room for 7 nights

From about

£1,320

Holiday Code EXH1751

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hospes Palacio de Arenales, Caceres

Highlights of the Heart of Spain

The three world-class art galleries which make up Madrid's Golden Triangle of Art, home to works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francisco de Goya. The historical sights of Old Madrid, including the lavish Royal Palace, the grand Plaza Mayor and the city's spiritual centre, Puerta del Sol. Parque del Retiro, a popular spot for relaxation in the centre of Madrid with a boating lake. El Escorial, a large royal residence just outside Madrid which also functions as a monastery and is where many Spanish monarchs are buried. The Gothic cathedrals of León, Burgos and Toledo which feature stunning stained glass, mediaeval art and elaborate sculptures. The numerous castles which are scattered across the region including the Gothic-style Belmonte Castle, the Mudejár Coca Castle and the Moorish Alcazaba of Badajoz. The university city of Alcalá de Henares, birthplace of Cervantes, the 16th century author who wrote about the adventures of Don Quixote. The walled city of Ávila. The university city of Salamanca. Segovia, with its Roman Aqueduct and distinctive castle. Cuenca, a picturesque old town with houses which appear to hang over a gorge. The iconic windmills which sit on the plains near Consuegra. Roman ruins in Mérida. Elaborate palaces and manor houses in Trujillo and Cáceres. The wine-producing regions throughout central Spain including Ribera del Duero, La Mancha and Valdepeñas where visitors can visit vineyards and enjoy wine tastings. Mountain ranges which divide the central plateau, with many opportunities for walking and rock climbing.

Festivals in the Heart of Spain

February: Caja Madrid Flamenco Festival, February to March: Madrid Carnival, February to March: Madrid Contemporary Art Fair, March/April: Holy week celebrations, May: San Isidro bullfighting festival (Madrid), May/June: Toledo Corpus Christi processions (Toledo), July to August: Madrid summer arts festival, October: Saffron Rose Festival (Consuegra), October: Cervantes Week (Alcala de Henares), October to November: Madrid Autumn Festival

Gastronomy in the Heart of Spain

As expected, Madrid is home to some excellent restaurants serving a great range of cuisine from throughout Spain and around the world. Roasted meat and game as well as a variety of broths and stews are common features on menus throughout central Spain, where traditional cooking is simple and hearty. Cuisine varies slightly between the regions, with more paprika and saffron being used in the south. Various pulses are grown on the plains of Castilla y León, whilst Manchego cheese produced in La Mancha and high quality Ibérico ham is produced in Extremadura. There are a number of wine regions which produce high-quality red and white wines. Local dishes include ‘Pollo a lo Padre Pero’ (chicken with a spicy sauce), ‘El frite’ (fried lamb), ‘Sopa de ajo’ (garlic soup), ‘Pisto manchego’ (similar to ratatouille), ‘Yemas’ (a rich dessert made with egg yolks).

Climate in the Heart of Spain

The climate of central Spain is generally quite extreme, with extremely hot summers and bitterly cold yet dry winters. Rainfall is generally quite low thanks to the mountains which surround the region. Madrid can be almost unbearable in the summer months as temperatures reach 40 degrees, whilst during the temperatures regularly drop below freezing. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit as temperatures are warm and pleasant, although there is increased rainfall.

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