Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Palacio de Luces Asturias

Hotel Palacio de Luces is a five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel situated between the Sierra de Sueve Mountains and the Cantabrian Sea. Offering comfort amid stunning scenery, Hotel Palacio de Luces is a perfect retreat after a day of sightseeing and exploring the coast and the countryside of Asturias.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Easyjet London to Asturias
  • 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 Palacio de Luces, near Lastres

Hotel Palacio de Luces is a five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel between the Sierra de Sueve Mountains and the Cantabrian Sea. Offering comfort amid stunning scenery, it is a perfect retreat after a day of sightseeing.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located near the town of Lastres and is 11-minutes' drive from the coast

Annual opening 11 April until 7 January

Closest airport Bilbao

Distance from airport About two and a half hours' drive

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Piano Bar, Reading Room, Terrace, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Gym, Sauna, Massages, Bicycle Rental, Mini Golf, 24-hour Room Service, 24-hour Reception, Concierge, Safe Deposit, Currency Exchange, Laundry, Private Car Park, Babysitting, Garden Area.

Complimentary

Parking and WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Fishing village of Lastres with its port and beach, Gijón, Picos de Europa National Park, Torre de Cerredo National Park.

Sports nearby

Cycling, Marked Walks, Riding, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Water Sports, Skiing.

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

From about

£1,550 high season

Holiday Code EXH1492

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 Palacio de Luces, near Lastres

Hotel Palacio de Luces is a five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel located between the Sierra de Sueve Mountains and the Cantabrian Sea, just outside the fishing village of Lastres. Observing the estate from a distance, you will just be able to distinguish between its historic heart - the 16th century palace building - and subsequent additions to the architecture. Where the original building is authentic, its style mirrored in nearby buildings, there is a more angular modernity to the rest of the property. This is seen in restaurant Balcón del Sueve, which takes centre stage behind vast panes of glass that maximise panoramic scenery. Here, the hotel's vibrant orange roofing tiles can be seen to be typical of the locality, these colourful dots the only interruption to the never-ending greenness of the Asturias countryside. Diners can indulge on traditional Asturian dishes created under the instruction of Chef Ignacio García Canellada in an environment of refined subtlety. You can also seek an outdoor decking area or the rooftop terrace for casual snacks in the fresh air. Interiors feature a well considered colour scheme of complementary hues; a spectrum of mustard and gold tones meet bold red accents to create warmth in all public areas. This is often accompanied by abstract modern artwork and atmospheric lighting. Take comfort at Hotel Palacio de Luces after a day of outdoor exposure with active pastimes ranging from low-key hikes to more demanding pursuits such as water sports, mountaineering and skiing.

Room descriptions

Hotel Palacio de Luces has 44 rooms including 4 suites with air conditioning, telephone, radio, satellite TV, hairdryer, minibar, safe, WiFi.

Standard Room
Garden Room
Family Room
Junior Suite
Palace Suite
Prince of Asturias Suite

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

From about

£1,550 high season

Holiday Code EXH1492

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 Palacio de Luces, near Lastres

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Palacio de Luces, Luces, 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 50 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.

Additional information

Children: Highchairs and children's menus available in the restaurant. Babysitting service offered. Interconnecting rooms optional, with cots available free of charge upon request.

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

From about

£1,550 high season

Holiday Code EXH1492

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 Palacio de Luces, near Lastres

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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