The cultural city of Oviedo, capital of Asturias, is known for its UNESCO World Heritage monuments and traditional cider bars. The city makes for a great location for a budget break and is filled with a good range of budget hotels and guesthouses. Here’s our pick of some of our favourites.
The two-star Hotel Santa Cruz looks more like a five-star property with its grand facade and location on a lovely big square. It’s located right in the centre of the city, close to many restaurants, shops and cafés. With just 12 rooms, it is intimate and offers a very personalised service. Rooms are simple, but spacious and tastefully decorated with tiled floors and dark-wood furniture. It also has free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and private bathrooms.
The two-star Hotel Fuente de la Plata lies in the suburbs to the west of central Oviedo. It may not be close to the central sights, but it is very close to bus and train stations for easy access to and from the city. It’s also very close to the Campo de Futbol del Real Oviedo CF, in case you want to catch a game. It’s a great option for those walking the Camino del Norte route to Santiago de Compostela, too, as it’s located just a five-minute walk from the trail. Rooms are clean and functional, decorated in warming tones of reds, yellows and oranges. There’s also a small café for breakfasts or afternoon coffee, and a cosy restaurant serving good quality meals.
The two-star Hotel Rosal is set in a historic building in the centre of the city. The inside has been totally remodelled and it offers just 12 rooms. The hotel is spread over three floors and has nine spacious double rooms and three double rooms with their own sitting rooms. The rooms are clean and bright, dressed in tones of cream, beige and white, and are nicely decorated for a budget hotel. Amenities include free Wi-Fi and TVs. There’s no restaurant, but there are plenty of places to eat nearby.
Pensión Romero is a simple guesthouse-type budget accommodation in the centre of Oviedo. The rooms are spacious yet simple, with lemon-coloured walls, wooden furniture and white soft furnishings. There are individual, double or triple rooms available and each has its own private bathroom. It doesn’t serve breakfast or have a restaurant, but there are plenty of cafés nearby where you can grab a bite to eat.
Hostal Alvarez is not actually a hostel at all, but a simple budget hotel in the centre of the city. It has just 13 guest rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom and flatscreen TV. The rooms are painted in bright, bold colours such as yellow, purple and orange. There’s no restaurant or breakfast on offer, but there is a luggage storage facility, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.
The two-star Hotel City Express Covadonga sits right in the centre of the city, next to one of the city’s most important streets, Calle Uria. It lies within easy distance of many shops, restaurants and theatres, and makes an ideal city-break base. It has 44 rooms spread over five floors, all of which have stylish yet simple decor. Think polished wooden floors, bright-red armchairs and blue and white soft furnishings. It has free Wi-Fi, a meeting room and a breakfast room, as well as TVs and minibars in all the rooms.