The Best Hotels in Castro Urdiales, Spain

Hostería Villa De Castro, Castro Urdiales
Hostería Villa De Castro, Castro Urdiales | Courtesy of Hostería Villa De Castro, Castro Urdiales
Esme Fox

Castro Urdiales is a small coastal town and larger surrounding municipality, located in Cantabria, halfway between the major cities of Bilbao and Santander. With a lovely old port and a handful of excellent beaches, it’s a great spot for an alternative break. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in Castro Urdiales, bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Las Rocas Playa

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

A spacious and elegant double room at Las Rocas Playa.
Courtesy of Sercotel Las Rocas, Castro Urdiales

Located right on the Brazomar beachfront in Castro Urdiales, the four-star Sercotel Hotel Las Rocas Playa is one of the most luxurious places to stay in town, since there are no five-star properties. Sleek, modern and stylish, its public spaces are clean and bright, while its rooms are decorated in soft pastel shades and offer beautiful sea views. The hotel has its own restaurant – Las Rocas Restaurant – which serves up typical Cantabrian cuisine, as well as a cafe and bar. Other public spaces include a cosy reading room, a TV room and a garden area.

2. Hostería Villa De Castro


Double room with elegant decor at Hostería Villa De Castro, Castro Urdiales.
Courtesy of Hostería Villa De Castro, Castro Urdiales

Housed in an elegant historic building from the early 20th century, the Hostería Villa De Castro is located just one street back from the beach, and is close to many of the major sights in town. Offering just 17 rooms, the hotel is both quiet and personable and features elegant decor in its floral wallpaper, intricate headboards and unique pieces of furniture. All rooms are en suite, while some also offer kitchenettes, so you can self-cater. Free Wi-Fi and a cosy breakfast room are also available.

3. Pensión Ardigales 11

Hotel, Guesthouse

Double room at Pensión en Castro Urdiales.
Courtesy of Pensión Ardigales, Castro Urdiales

Housed in a beautiful old stone-clad building in the centre of Castro Urdiales, Pensión Ardigales is a lovely little guesthouse, offering just 11 rooms. The decor is simple yet stylish, decorated in black and white. Individual, double and family rooms are available. Public areas include a sunny roof terrace, a chill-out area and a bar for drinks.

4. Hotel Rural la Llosa de Sámano


Double room at Hotel Rural la Llosa de Samano, Castro Urdiales.
Courtesy of Hotel Rural la Llosa de Samano, Castro Urdiales

The Hotel Rural la Llosa de Samano is located in the countryside, around two kilometres outside the town of Castro Urdiales. A beautiful stone house, surrounded by ponds and gardens, this rural hotel is ideal for a tranquil and relaxing stay. Rooms are cosy and homey, filled with chunky wooden furniture, polished wooden floors and warming colours such as terracotta and ochre. The house also has a small restaurant, outdoor seating and a chicken run.

5. Posada Casa Rosalia

Guesthouse, Hotel

Double room at Posada Casa Rosalia., Castro Urdiales.
Courtesy of Posada Casa Rosalia, Castro Urdiales

Guesthouse Posada Casa Rosalia can be found in the countryside, surrounded by fields and rolling hills, just outside the charming town of Castro Urdiales. It’s housed in a typical Cantabrian stone house, which is over 200 years old. With only 10 bedrooms, it’s a peaceful and intimate place, decorated with lots of natural wood and stone, and warming colours. Some rooms also offer hot tubs, perfect for relaxing those muscles after a day hiking in the surrounding countryside.

6. Hotel La Ronda


Bright double room at Hotel La Ronda, Castro Urdiales.
Courtesy of Hotel La Ronda, Castro Urdiales
Hotel La Ronda is situated in the centre of Castro Urdiales, close to the old part of town, as well as the beaches. Simple, clean and comfortable, this one-star property has everything you need for a great budget stay – from light en suite double rooms to a lovely little coffee and breakfast area in which to relax. There’s also bicycle storage facilities for those exploring the area on two wheels.

7. Pension Jade


Pension Jade, Castro Urdiales
Courtesy of Pensión Chili, Castro Urdiales

Situated in the centre of Castro Urdiales, Pensión Chili is just a five-minute walk from the port and Ostende Beach. It’s housed in a lovely wine-red coloured building and features a cosy and homely interior. Staying here feels akin to staying with friends – as public areas are filled with personal touches from paintings and plants to model boats and odd knick knacks. Rooms are slightly on the small side, but are perfectly comfortable and nicely decorated in soft colours and old oil paintings. There are no other facilities, but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants close by.

Looking for more places to stay in northern Spain? Discover the best hotels in Bilbao, the Basque country’s art and design hub, or explore the golden beaches, succulent seafood and buzzing bar scene of Santander and book your stay with Culture Trip.

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