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.

Special offers for this holiday>

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 five star Hospes Palacio de Arenales sits on a quaint paved square, at the top of a long drive, just four miles west of Caceres. Perfect for luxury holidays to the Extremadura region in Central Spain, this hotel combines historic ambience with Spa relaxation, in an intriguing and cultural part of the country. Immediate impressions of this rural retreat reflect all the character of its 17th Century beginnings, evident in the stone-framed windows and white-washed walls. At night, this square is atmospherically lit by a single wrought iron lamp. Inside, chic contemporary design complements historical features; a soothing neutral palette blends with exposed stone walls, beamed ceilings, and low archways. Lounge areas with tiled floors and innovative lighting offer guests unique and elegant places to relax; a feel that is continued into the simplistic but indulgent bedrooms. Dark wood four-poster beds, Egyptian cotton bed linen, and the addition of such luxuries as American Curl bath towels complete the five star quality of this hotel. During the day, relax on the terrace beside the outdoor pool, or in the bubbling pool and Jacuzzi of the Bodyna Spa. A wide range of tailored luxury massages and treatments are available for guests' enjoyment. The classical furnishings, palette of earthy colours, and modern art of the dining room at Restaurante Las Corchuelas allow the flavours and presentation of the food to take centre-stage. Dishes fuse traditional Extremaduran cuisine with creative, innovative twists, all served with excellent local wines. The Cafe on the summer terrace is open for tapas, ice cream, and cooling drinks. The facilities and historic location of this luxury hotel make it ideal for both week-long holidays and relaxing short stays as part of a longer cultural tour. The Hospes Palacio de Arenales is quintessential when it comes to settings for luxury holidays in Spain.

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

Special offers for this holiday>

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.

Special offers

10% offer Stay 2 nights or more and receive a 10% reduction off our bed and breakfast rates. Valid for all seasons. Not combinable with other offers.

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

About Heart of Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Heart of Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in central Spain, featuring vineyard hotels, rural estates and city properties. Located at the geographical heart of Spain is its vibrant capital, Madrid, where days can be filled with art galleries and atmospheric outdoor cafes, and evenings promise an energetic nightlife. Surrounding the city are the dry plains of the country's central plateau which are divided by spectacular mountain ranges and dotted with numerous castles, magnificent cathedrals and ancient Roman ruins. The regions which make up Spain's central plateau have all played a hugely important role in the history of modern Spain, which is evident in the numerous castles which were built to protect towns and villages as the Moors fought the Christians in the 10th and 11th centuries. These are some of the least visited parts of Spain where few tourists venture outside of the main cities, ensuring that visitors will leave feeling like they have discovered something new. At the centre of Spain is Madrid, where atmospheric cobbled streets link bustling squares which are filled with pavement cafes and flea markets, whilst tree-line boulevards are overlooked by neo-classical buildings. Surrounding the city are the dry plains of the country's central plateau which are divided by spectacular mountain ranges and dotted with numerous castles, magnificent cathedrals and ancient Roman ruins. To the north of Madrid is Castilla y León, an elevated region which has played a hugely important role in the history of modern Spain. Rolling countryside is littered with historic cities, isolated villages and mediaeval castles, built by the Christians to defend against the Moorish invaders. Salamanca, Avila, Segovia, León, Valladolid and Burgos are all home to a wealth of art and stunning architecture, including Gothic cathedrals and Roman structures. Away from the cities are natural attractions including mountain ranges and nature reserves, with wheat fields and vineyards covering the high plateaus. To the south and east of Madrid is Castilla-La Mancha, an expansive region with dry plains stretching towards mountains in the distance. The predominantly flat scenery is made up of olive groves, wheat fields, extensive vineyards, hilltop castles and the iconic windmills described by Cervantes. Head to the historic city of Toledo, where Christian, Jewish and Arab cultures blend to create a popular tourist destination, or to Cuenca, a dramatic town where houses seemingly dangle over a plunging gorge. Further west towards the border with Portugal is Extremadura, a region with green pastures and rolling hills, forests and fertile river valleys, as well as charming towns boasting stunning examples of Roman architecture. Elaborate palaces and manor houses are found in clusters throughout the region, built by conquistadors with gold from the New World.

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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