Oviedo, the capital of Spain’s Asturias region may not be very big, but it is packed with luxury hotels, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when staying here. From futuristic modern hotels designed by famous architects to historic hotels fit for royalty and sleek business hotels, it has everything.
Hotel & Spa Princess Munia
The Hotel & Spa Princess Munia can be found right in the centre of Oviedo, surrounded by leafy parks and historic monuments. As the name suggests, it truly is a hotel fit for royalty. The rooms are large and spacious, decorated in natural tones of cream and biscuit, which are complemented by designer lampshades and sleek gold and wooden furniture. The hotel’s most impressive feature is of course its luxurious spa – a calming space bathed in baby pink and blue lighting and featuring everything from a hydromassage pool to swan neck jets, rain showers and an ice fountain. There are also rooms for massages, indulgent rituals and body scrubs.
Hotel Fruela is located next door to the Hotel & Spa Princess Munia, right in the centre of the city, and is also owned by the same company. Just like its sister hotel, it is comfortable and stylish, yet has more natural and understated decor, with neutral tones and lots of wood. Rooms feature everything you’d expect from a luxury hotel and more, from a comprehensive pillow menu to dream-like mattresses, work zones and digital satellite TVs. Hotel Fruela also has its own gastro bar – El Loco del Pelo Rojo – a trendy space serving innovative dishes, artisanal beers, gourmet tapas and delicious gin and tonics.
Oca Santo Domingo Plaza
The Oca Santo Domingo Plaza is located on the southeastern edge of the city, close to the gardens of Rodriga. Classy and stylish, it is set around a central atrium-like garden, filled with plants, decorative umbrellas and a piano. Rooms are elegant, with neutral tones and splashes of bright colours in the soft furnishings. The hotel offers an amazing buffet breakfast and also has facilities such as a business centre, gym and a small café.
Barceló Oviedo Cervantes
The five-star Barceló Oviedo Cervantes is located right in the historic centre of Oviedo, close to the cathedral, the Campoamor Theatre and the Congress Centre. It’s housed in a beautiful, historic building, which looks like it’s made from royal icing and should be placed on top of a wedding cake with its intricate white façade and many wrought iron balconies. Inside, rooms are large and are decorated in tones of eggshell blue, caramel and chocolate and offer extras such as pillow and essential oil menus. At the hotel’s La Galatea restaurant you can enjoy a traditional menu with a modern twist, and at the Divinus Lobby Bar, you can relax over a bottle of wine or grab a cocktail.
Gran Hotel España Atiram
The four-star Gran Hotel España Atiram is situated in the historic centre of Oviedo, right next to the Oviedo Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum of Asturias and the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias. Rooms are classic and simple, painted in lemon yellow and decorated with old black-and-white photos of Oviedo. Most rooms also have their own balcony or even small terrace – a lovely space where you can sit and watch the city below. The hotel features the Mestura restaurant, serving tasty Mediterranean cuisine, and the Black Bar – a classy cocktail bar.
Ayre Hotel Oviedo
Ayre Hotel Oviedo makes quite a statement with its futuristic design, flashy lights and contemporary sculptures. It was designed by the world-famous architect Santiago Calatrava, who also designed Valencia’s celebrated City of Arts and Sciences and the undulating Bodega Ysios in La Rioja, among others. Its façade looks like a huge spaceship, framed by a giant triangle, while the interior, including the rooms, is decorated with futuristic fluorescent lighting. The hotel also offers a gym and spa with amazing views over the city and the innovative El Bistró restaurant.
Eurostars Hotel de la Reconquista
The Eurostars Hotel de la Reconquista is housed in a grand and historic building, which looks more like a palace or a town hall. The building was in fact once a children’s hospice and residence, and was built in 1752. The building was restored once in 1942 and again in the 1970s by the architects Sainz de Vicuña and Fernández Cuevas, who turned it into a luxury hotel. Set around a huge courtyard, rooms and public spaces are fit for royalty with glittering chandeliers, four-poster beds, high ceilings and grand furniture. There is also a small gym, a buffet breakfast room and a gourmet restaurant.