Luxury hotel holiday NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor Leon

The four star NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor is situated on one of the city's most historic squares, and just 100 metres from Leon Cathedral. The impressive historic facade of the hotel is complemented by an excellent Spanish restaurant and the homely, yet sleek, style of the guestrooms. Spend a few nights here enjoying the blend of historic and modern as part of a longer touring holiday around Spain.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways to Bilbao
  • 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 NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor, Leon

NH Collection León Plaza Mayor is a 4-star boutique hotel in an excellent central location. Juxtaposing historic architectural features with modern facilities, it is a comfortable, elegant spot to recuperate after enjoying the sights of León.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel overlooks the Plaza Mayor and is 5-minutes' walk from León Cathedral

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Bilbao Airport

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

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Guest Parking, and Concierge.

Out and about nearby

Stained glass windows in León's Cathedral, San Isidoro 10th Century Basicila, Gaudi's Casa Botines, the Palacio de los Guzmanes government building, Barrio Humedo and the Museo de León. MUSAC is Castille and Leon's Museum of Modern Art and lies 1km from the hotel, Valperquero cave lies at 43km distance, the historical mining site of Las Medulas and the popular, beautiful walking trail of Cares Route are both about 125km away.

Sports nearby

Walking, Hiking, Trail of Cares Route, Cycling, Golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£650 high season

Holiday Code EXH1843

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 NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor, Leon

The four star NH Collection León Plaza Mayor looks out across the city's main square. In a building originally constructed in the 18th century, the hotel has an immediately grand and historic feel. The facade is impressive and characterful, with an arcaded ground floor, wrought iron balconies, and stone walls. Inside, however, guests are welcomed into a surprisingly modern space, decorated with bold black, white, and grey furnishings, artistic vases, and sleek marble floors, which are continued into the restaurant, and enhanced by fabrics of warm umber. Guestrooms at the NH Collection León Plaza Mayor combine the modern feel of the lobby with the history and tradition of the exterior. Wooden floors, a neutral palette, rich fabrics, white linens, and high ceilings combine with beautiful city views to create a highly comfortable place to stay. In the evenings, guests can choose to dine in the many restaurants of the city of León or at the hotel restaurant, which serves a range of classic Mediterranean and Spanish dishes. The tapas are particularly good. Finish off your evening with a glass of local wine at the bar. The highlight of your stay here, however, will be the fantastic location that the NH Collection León Plaza Mayor affords you. Historic views are visible on every side, and you are just a few minutes' walk from some of the city's most iconic cultural sights.

Room descriptions

NH Collection León Plaza Mayor has 51 rooms, with air-conditioning, 46-inch television, Nespresso machine, pillow menu, kettle, minibar, wifi, and rain-effect shower.

Standard Room
Superior Room
Junior Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£650 high season

Holiday Code EXH1843

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 NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor, Leon

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor, Leon, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Bilbao. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet or 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 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£650 high season

Holiday Code EXH1843

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 NH Collection Leon Plaza Mayor, Leon

About Green Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Green Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in the regions of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria in northern Spain, including coastal properties, city hotels and rural retreats. From the pretty rivers on the west coast of Galicia to the spectacular mountains of Asturias and the prehistoric caves of Cantabria, Green Spain is a picturesque area in the north of Spain. With quiet sandy beaches, green landscapes, charming villages and Romanesque architecture lining the famed pilgrimage route which leads to Santiago de Compostela, there is plenty to discover. Although many of those who go on holiday to northern Spain simply pass through en route to Santiago de Compostela, the entire region has much to offer. Stunning beaches are almost untouched, whilst the mild climate has produced rich vegetation which covers unspoilt countryside. Both along the coast and further inland there are attractive cities, towns and villages with a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural sights to discover. Galicia and Asturias have strong cultural identities, both fiercely defending their Celtic traditions which include playing bagpipes, and even speaking their own languages. In the far west is the remote region of Galicia, known as ‘The land of a thousand rivers’ thanks to the numerous wide inlets that run into the sea. The Atlantic coastline is rugged, with rocky headlands, idyllic beaches and isolated fishing villages, whilst the interior is hilly and overwhelmingly green. To the east is the Principality of Asturias, an enchanting region of contrasts with secluded beaches as well as peaceful countryside. Forming a natural barrier in the south are the towering Picos de Europa mountains, a spectacular area with small mountain villages, lush pastures, emerald forests, sheer gorges and glittering lakes. Next is the small, mountainous region of Cantabria, where white sand beaches line the coastline facing the Bay of Biscay, separated by rugged headlands.

Highlights of Green Spain

Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the supposed resting place of St James the Apostle, from whose rooftop you can enjoy unforgettable views over the old town. The attractive Galician cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo, all with historical sites including Roman architecture. Maritime cities along the Atlantic coastline including A Coruna, Ferrol, Vigo, and Baiona. The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse near A Coruna. Galicia's fjord-like inlets known as the Rías Altas (along the north-west coast) and the Rías Baixas (along the southwestern coast). The dramatic Cape Finisterre, so called because it was thought to be the westernmost point in Europe. The stunning Picos de Europa mountains, home to a diverse range of walking trails and the atmospheric Covadonga Sanctuary. Oviedo, the attractive capital of Asturias which is home to some remarkable pre-Romanesque churches. Altamira Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings which are up to 20000 years old. Comillas, a beachside town with impressive architecture including a building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Pleasant towns along the shores of the Cantabrian Sea including Gijón and Llanes. Santillana del Mar, a picturesque village inland with a number of well-preserved mediaeval buildings. Santander, a lively port city with a historic quarter, a modern centre and the famous El Sardinero beach.

Festivals in Green Spain

February/March: Carnivals celebrating Lent, March: Vigo Reconquest Festival; March/April: Holy week celebrations, July: ‘A Rapa das Bestas’ horse festival held in Galician villages, July: Saint James the Apostle festival in Santiago de Compostela, July: Nava Cider Festival (near Oviedo), August: Festival of San Roque in Betanzos (near A Coruna), August: Santander International Festival.

Gastronomy in Green Spain

Cuisine in the north of Spain tends to be simple and hearty, making good use of the excellent local produce including abundant fish and seafood, plentiful meat and game and a great variety of vegetables. The regions produce a range of dairy products, from the mild soft cheeses of Galicia to the smoked cheese of Cantabria and the blue cheeses of Asturias. Asturias is known for its dry cider, whilst Galicia produces high quality wines, both crisp whites and fruity reds, as well as a strong liqueur, ‘Orujo.’ Local dishes include ‘Vieras de Santiago’ (Scallops, the symbol of St James, which are baked in their shells), ‘Empanada gallega’ (a Galician meat pasty), ‘Lacón con grelos’ (pork shoulder with chorizo, turnips and potatoes), ‘Caldo gallego’ (thick soup with meat, potatoes and beans), ‘Fabada’ (an Asturian stew with pork and beans), ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (an almond cake), ‘La quesada’ (a Cantabrian cheesecake) and ‘Sobaos Pasiegos’ (Cantabrian sponge cakes).

Climate in Green Spain

Green Spain has a wet and mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer is a popular time to visit northern Spain as the weather is sunny yet comfortable, but you can expect good weather in Spring and Autumn as well. Rain falls throughout the year although there is little during the summer months. Temperatures are rarely extreme, although mountainous areas can be very cold in winter with snow falling.

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