Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Valdepalacios Toledo

Set in a grand Spanish manor house amid a rambling 600-hectare estate near Toledo, the Hotel Valdepalacios experience constitutes an assault on the senses. It is a member of Relais & Chateaux with a beautiful setting and excellent cuisine.
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 Hotel Valdepalacios, Toledo

Hotel Valdepalacios is an exclusive, 5-star hotel in a beautiful rural location. This elegant hotel has an array of activities on offer, most designed to give a real taste of Spanish indulgence such as wine and olive tastings.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 30-minutes' drive from Talavera de la Reine

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Madrid Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is under 2-hours' drive from Madrid Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Health Club and Spa, Outdoor Pool (between April to October), Wine and Olive Oil Tastings, Rental Bicycles, Room Service, 24-hour Reception, Laundry, Babysitting.

Complimentary

Breakfast, Pool Access, Newspaper in room, Beach Club Access, Rental Bikes.

Land sports

Cycling and Walking.

Out and about nearby

Oropesa, Monastery Yuste, Trujillo and Guadelupe in Cáceres, Toledo. Madrid is 1 hour and 40 minutes away by car.

Sports nearby

Horseriding.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,830

Holiday Code EXH1493

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 Hotel Valdepalacios, Toledo

Set in a grand Spanish manor house amid a rambling 600-hectare estate near Toledo, the Hotel Valdepalacios experience constitutes an assault on the senses. It is a Relais & Chateaux hotel where the beauty of the setting is ripe for gastronomic indulgence and pampering. Enter the enclosed courtyard where cobblestones pave the way, manoeuvre the water features and iconic cypress trees to draw up at a grand palace with true Spanish flare, peach-walled and ivy-clad. The main structure is home to Tierra restaurant, which will be the highlight of your stay. Situated in an elegant dining room with lofty ceilings, marble floors and French-style furniture, Tierra owes its Michelin star to the outstanding quality of service, as constructed by Jose Carlos Fuentes. The experience here befits the Hotel Valdepalacios concept which idealises the coming together of regional wine, culture and cuisine. Special extensions of this experience include cookery courses and tastings of olives and wine - or, for a more potent mix, gin and tonic. For further sensory pleasures, guests may seek the Valdepalacios Spa for wellbeing and beauty treatments. Facilities here include a Turkish bath, a hydrotherapy bath and an indoor swimming pool. An outdoor pool can also be sought in the grounds. By night, you will find no lack of comfort in your accommodation; the 27 spacious rooms and suites are individually decorated and modern in style. You can choose between rooms in the main house, built in the 19th century, or in those among the gardens boasting countryside views.

Room descriptions

Hotel Valdepalacios offers 27 rooms including 2 suites with air conditioning, telephone, radio, TV, Hairdryer, Minibar, Safe. Up to 2 extra beds can be provided on request for an additional fee.

Standard Room
Superior Twin Room
Deluxe Twin Room
Junior Suite Room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,830

Holiday Code EXH1493

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 Hotel Valdepalacios, Toledo

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Valdepalacios , Torrico, 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 1 hour 45 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend the use of a hire-car for a holiday including this hotel.

Additional information

Minimum stays: 3 nights minimum stay between 30 March and 2 April. 2 nights minimum stay during weekends of May, June and September. 3 nights minimum stay during July. 7 nights minimum stay during August (30 July to 2 Sep).

Children: Interconnecting rooms and cots available for accommodating children. A children's menu and highchairs can be provided in the restaurant. Children 10 and under are not accepted between 1 and 19 August.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 7 nights

From about

£1,830

Holiday Code EXH1493

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 Hotel Valdepalacios, Toledo

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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