We stayed here for 2 nights in September, travelling up from the coast. To be frank, I doubt very much if we'd have done this if it hadn't been a special offer. Glad we did as it allowed us to discover a very different bit of the country. Illueca itself is nothing special, the hotel being easily the most outstanding building there. Following our SatNav meant an approach from the back of the hotel up a very precarious narrow road. We discovered a much safer approach the following day! The surrounding villages and area, however proved most interesting, with more than enough monasteries, castles and ancient sites to visit.
We enjoyed our stay although found the hotel rather soulless and definitely understaffed. We had a top floor room, with balcony, at the back with great views of the surrounding mountains. It was comfortable with a good bathroom, fine for our needs. I was a little surprised to find the room folder totally void of anything- no information of hotel facilities, tourist info. - nothing. Getting information from the concierge was also difficult, our spanish is rudimentary, her english non-existent. (The tourist office, however, is next door!)
Our deal included the romantic dinner, with wine, which I must say was excellent. The earliest they serve dinner is 9.00pm which some people might find rather late. My criticism would be that before dinner we tried to order drinks at the bar. After a wait for someone to appear we asked for a fino sherry. Unbelievably, after a few minutes of searching, we were informed they didn't have any! All exported I guess.
Breakfast was fine with a reasonable choice although the one waiter had to do everything with the consequence that on the first morning the scrambled eggs arrived after we'd finished eating and on the second they still hadn't appeared by the time we left. Would I return, probably not unless they improve their customer service but the area is definitely worth a visit. Don't miss the Monasterio de Piedra.
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