Antonio and Jennifer Cortinas have run this lodging in an 18th-century building since 1983, and we like the fact that they have not succumbed to the common practice of decorating the public areas in modern style. Quite the contrary; the public areas of this former boys choir school maintain a rich, ecclesiastical air, with religious frescoes on the walls and statues of saints standing in corners. The rooms are all different shapes and sizes but feature simple, plain wooden furnishings against white walls and paintings by local artists. It’s impossible to imagine them any other way. If you’re willing to forgo a private bathroom, you can get a double room very inexpensively, and if you’re traveling with kids, a couple of these rooms that share one bath may be a good budget option. If you prefer a private bathroom, try to get one of the rooms overlooking the Huécar gorge. They have great views and enjoy cool night breezes. Should you feel the need for a large unit with separate sitting room, TV, and coffee bar, ask for room 12 or 33 (which also has an outdoor terrace). They are among the most expensive but can accommodate an extra bed.
- Frommer's Staff