Hotel Abad de Toledo
On the site of a foundry that forged swords for Spanish knights, today this 19th-century building houses a hotel full of history. The restored tapestries, woodwork and beamed ceilings give it endless character, while a modern renovation has created very comfortable rooms. It’s also close to all the major attractions.
Calle Real del Arrabal 1, Toledo, Spain, +34 925283500
History lovers will be right at home at this tranquil location in the hills near Toledo; 10 unique rooms are set around a traditional courtyard, each one decorated in a distinct style. The hotel combines its historic features with modern touches, and its even boasts the remains of both Roman walls from the 1st century and Arab walls.
C/ Recoletos 2, Toledo, Spain, +34 925228851
Hacienda del Cardenal
Who doesn’t want to sleep in an 18th-century palace? Architecture and food are the focus at this hotel in Toledo’s centre, with 27 carefully renovated rooms, hallways with soaring ceilings and artwork covering the walls. Take a walk in the lush surrounding gardens and enjoy fine dining at the hotel’s famous restaurant.
Paseo Recaredo, 24, Toledo, Spain, +34 925224900
Hotel San Juan de los Reyes
This is another Toledo hotel famous for its excellent restaurant, and its stunning terrace is one of the best places in town to try suckling pig, a famous local dish. The renovated, incredibly comfortable hotel is set in a former flour factory and still retains some curious original features. This is the perfect base for exploring Toledo, as it’s set right in the heart of the Old Town.
C/ Reyes Católicos, 5, Toledo, Spain, +34 925283535
El Cigarral de las Mercedes
This romantic and luxurious property, with 17 boutique rooms and four plush villas complete with Jacuzzis, is located on the outskirts of Toledo in the Cigarrales, a natural area popular with hikers. The Mediterranean building has modern décor with panoramic views over the whole city. Its excellent on-site restaurant is one of the most famous in Toledo, and is popular for weddings and other special events.
Ctra. Piedrabuena, 72, Toledo, Spain, +34 925252064
El Refugio de Cristal
If you need to relax and get away from it all, there’s no better place than this country house in the middle of a nature reserve close to Toledo. This sustainable hotel has airy, contemporary rooms, and its terraces and glass walls offer great views of the surrounding countryside, giving a constant reminder of your proximity to nature alongside all the home comforts. There’s plenty of outdoor space to enjoy, including a pool for the warmer months. The food here is made using top-quality fresh produce, adding to the sense of wellbeing. It’s easy to reach Toledo from here and, as the name suggests, the hotel provides a real refuge from the hustle and bustle and a great place to come home to after a day of seeing the sights.
Camino de Valdelechar 54, Toledo, Spain, +34 618448544