Toledo is a fascinating city, with a history that spans centuries and encompasses numerous cultures and religions, and a Unesco-certified historic centre complete with narrow, winding streets and a pretty central square, Plaza del Zocodover. Get to know this Spanish city in more depth by spending a night at one of its top hotels.
Set in the Las Nieves neighbourhood about 10 minutes’ drive from central Toledo, this new-build villa offers simple guest house accommodation within easy reach of highway connections. After a visit to Toledo old town, return for a swim in the outdoor pool or sunbathe in the quiet leafy gardens. Bedrooms are simple, bright and modern, and after a good night’s shut-eye, complimentary breakfast is served poolside – weather permitting, of course.
This unique building origins date to the 9th century, with Moorish roots mingling with later medieval additions. It retains the sense of peace and seclusion of a typical riad, complete with plant-filled courtyard and fountain. Rooms offer a more traditionally Castilian feel, with carved walnut headboards, antique artworks and traditional hydraulic tiling.
Once the home of flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucía, Entre dos Aguas is named after one of the musical icon’s most popular tunes. Similarly, each of the five bedrooms has been named after one of his well-known recordings, and blends sunny fabrics with wooden beams, exposed stone and terracotta tiling. The 15th-century palacio has a tiny restaurant serving Mediterranean fare, while the location in the historic centre of Toledo also means an abundance of excellent eateries within a short stroll.
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