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Juan Pasquau, 5, 23400 Úbeda, Spain

#7 of 14 hotels in Úbeda

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Review score

Based on 373 hotel reviews

8.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.7

  • Comfort

    7.9

  • Location

    9.3

  • Facilities

    8

  • Staff

    9.3

  • Value for money

    8

  • Free WiFi

    7.8

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  • Reviewed: 12 July 2018

    9.6
    Staff very helpful, continental breakfast comprehensive, to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Staff very helpful, continental breakfast comprehensive, to say the least! Location second to none. Choice of excellent eateries and excellent shopping, within easy walking distance. Will come back again!

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2018

    7.1
    Dated but charming
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathrooms are a bit outdated and could do with some modernisation.

    Lovely big room with nice outlook onto street. The manager and reception staff were great , friendly and helpful. Breakfast had lots of locally sourced and made products from convent, lovely touch

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2018

    9.6
    Great stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The bathroom was a little tired.

    Excellent breakfast and very helpful staff. The hotel is extremely well located too. We stayed during quite bad weather this time but would love to return sometime - if only to be able to sit in the central courtyard!

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 March 2018

    9.2
    Staff was fantastic!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The bedspreads were a little tired and the pillows much too hard. Could have used a little more light in the room.

    Staff was fantastic! Very helpful. Best breakfast of the trip, included in room rate. Excellent location.

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2018

    7.5
    Great location and friendly staff but is nicer in summer
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Older facility with open courtyard so cold in winter. Heating OK but room is not elegant and is rustic. Need updates as bathrooms quite old

    Great attitude from the reception staff who made the visit a lot of fun with great recommendations for local cafes and tapas bars... I needed a chair and they brought a comfortable arm chair.. really sweet people.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2017

    5.8
    dissapointing hotel but a great Spanish breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    This hotel does not live up to 4 star rating. Our bath had repairs to it and was not fully clean. The fixture were a mixture of brass and chrome with a shower head that could not be moved. The floor creaked and the room was very dark.

    breakfast was excellent but if you expect to get hot eggs and bacon , that's a no.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2017

    5.8
    Location enabled us to walk to main sights and along narrow...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Finding location by car and parking tricky. Shower in room useless and despite being shown by owner it continued to be a problem and we were not offered an alternative room from 107 so a room to avoid!! Lady who welcomed us was very friendly something the others could model with guests

    Location enabled us to walk to main sights and along narrow cobbled streets. Breakfast buffet fair

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2017

    8.8
    Excellent central location for historic town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Room a little cold - although accept it's an historic building. On a narrow street so need to be prepared to look a little further afield for available parking - again need to accept this is in the heart of a very historic town.

    Attractive building in heart of historic centre. Good sized bedroom, comfortable bed, reasonable breakfast and friendly staff.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2017

    9.2
    We would definitely stay here again!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Our bathroom's fittings were a little tired. The Wi-Fi was weak in our room, but fine elsewhere.

    Very warm and efficient welcome. Comfortable bed in a spacious room with good shower. The security of a main door with a code. Good breakfast. Lovely courtyard with fountain to sit in and enjoy a drink. The charm of a historic building.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2017

    9.6
    Great hotel let down by poor soundproofing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The noise insulation between rooms was very poor (at least between our room and the neighbouring one). I couldn't get to sleep due to the loud snoring of our next door neighbour and his loud coughing woke me up at 6:45am. Despite everything else about this superbly located and welcoming hotel, this alone would discourage me from booking it again. Sorry.

    The staff were so helpful and very friendly.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 March 2017

    4.6
    Run-down
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was run-down and faded. No kingsize bed was available, only twins which we don't like! We made a big mistake: for 60 Euros more we could have stayed at the Parador, breakfast included!! And what a splendid place and location that is!

    The one-man staff was very friendly. Breakfast was included in the fairly cheap room price and was ok. But the room facing the street was noisy.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2017

    8.3
    Quiet old style palacio.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Inadequate heating for our February stay.

    Very spacious bedroom with nice armchairs. Plenty of choice at breakfast. We were able to unload our luggage before parking our car for free nearby.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 December 2016

    10
    Hospitality plus
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    we were in Ubeda on xmas eve and found out that all restaurants were closed for dinner. We came back to our hotel and asked for a plate as we had some cheese and crackers in our bag. The host brought us a tray laid out with bread, butter and other condiments , fresh fruit and chocolates . That is 5 star for hospitality ! Thank you Alvar Fanñez.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2016

    8.3
    Very recomendable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Poor lightning, wifi could be faster.

    Great location, hotel looks like an old palace, well reformed. Furniture fits with the concept, but could be more comfy. Nice breakfast with local products and charm.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2016

    9.2
    superbe location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The only thing was that we could have done with a soap dish in the shower, as there was nowhere to put soap, shampoo etc.

    A very comfortable hotel,in an old building, right in the heart of the old town. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was about half the cost of staying in the Parador. Parking in the P;aza Andalucia was discounted to 12 euros a day. Highly recommended as a hotel to explore the sites of this towm.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2018

    8.8
    agradable
    • Family with young children
    • Junior Suite (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    el soporte de la ducha queda demasiado arriba

    la suite en general

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 June 2018

    9.6
    We were made very welcome
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Junior Suite (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    We were made very welcome

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 31 May 2018

    8.3
    Enjoyed our 3 night stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The hotel seemed a little 'tired', perhaps in need of some renovation.

    The staff were very helpful and pleasant.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2018

    8.8
    Nice old biulding
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice old biulding

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 October 2017

    10
    It was just very good , in an old fashion way.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    nothing

    It was just very good , in an old fashion way. The building is 600 years old

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2017

    9.6
    Very good location in the heart of the city.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Junior Suite (2 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very good location in the heart of the city. Warm welcome from the staff . Beautiful property "de charme"

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    8.8
    Lovely place.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lovely place. Staff really friendly and helpful. Not luxurious but has everything you need, in a stunning setting.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2017

    9.2
    Good stopover away from big cities.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good stopover away from big cities. Very quiet place on Sunday. Cheerful and helpful welcome.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2017

    9.2
    very central location and excellent staff
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    poor wifi

    very central location and excellent staff

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2017

    8.3
    Excellent choice to explore Ubeda old town - every thing was just a few steps away
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Internet was good when on but on and off on arrival. It settled down eventualy.

    Location was excellent right in the centre of the old town

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 February 2017

    9.6
    Ubeda a small city but buutifull
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking is not on site

    Traditional 17th century building hotel. All execllent

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2016

    9.2
    Going back in time
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Could not think of anything only in finding the hotel

    A very good hotel with a history

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 24 May 2016

    10
    Excellent and quiet location in the centre of Ubeda.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Excellent and quiet location in the centre of Ubeda. Nicely decorated room. Very friendly and informative personnel, family business. Excellent breakfast!

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2016

    8.3
    Very central location makes walking around the historic...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    A little tricky to find by car, though thank goodness it's one of the hotels that have signs on street corners all the way in from the highway. Just follow them and you'll get there. No on-site parking. You'll be directed (suggested) to a small lot a couple of blocks away that does not charge (but also does not ever seem to have any actual available spaces!) or to the underground city lot in the main square about a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel (12 euros/night, the hotel's discounted rate with the city).

    Very central location makes walking around the historic center a breeze. I didn't take advantage of the breakfast option but there are plenty of cafes/bars within minutes for that first cup of coffee in the morning. Likewise, lots of very good options for lunch and dinner, or just drinks and tapas. The hotel staff are very helpful and informative about food choices as well as sightseeing in general. The room was a good size, ditto the bathroom; good wifi connection in the room, and good water temp and pressure in the bathroom. The bed firmness was just right but the "log pillow" (one hard foam cylinder that is the width of the bed, sadly common in Spain) is unwelcome. I used a combo of throw pillows and towels to get the right softness and thickness.The elevator is welcome for those with luggage who have a room on the third (top) floor.

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    8.3
    Great atmosphere in this very old building with a central...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No complaints!

    Great atmosphere in this very old building with a central courtyard. Very nicely decorated room with high ceiling and comfortable bed. Spectacular breakfast with a huge choice including pastries made by nuns in the convent next door. Ubeda is a wonderful quiet, uncrowded walled town to visit with good food. The location was perfect, just off the main street.

  • Reviewed: 30 April 2016

    9.2
    Very nice small,peaceful and glean hotel, former palazo.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    You can feel the bed strings when you try to sleep, no soft mattresses on top of the bed base. Another pillow would have been great.

    Very nice small,peaceful and glean hotel, former palazo. Helpful, friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2016

    9.2
    Charming small hotel run by wonderful people who really made...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Charming small hotel run by wonderful people who really made me feel welcome. Breakfast included local specialties and fantastic coffee made to order.

  • Reviewed: 2 March 2016

    8.3
    Great location for sight seeing.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No tea/coffee making facilities in the room. No bin apart from in the bathroom.Very hard pillows.

    Great location for sight seeing. Very friendly staff and a good breakfast.The hotel was spotlessly clean.

  • Reviewed: 6 December 2015

    9.6
    Great staff, very good breakfast and nice sized room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We did not like the shower -both my wife and myself had great difficulty getting the multi-position valve to work right. A shower should be enjoyable and the hotel installed a fancy fixture that was very hard to control.

    Great staff, very good breakfast and nice sized room.

  • Reviewed: 20 November 2015

    10
    Location was perfect for strolling all around the town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location was perfect for strolling all around the town. We drove and found parking underground in the plaza nearby. Delicious breakfast with many choices.

  • Reviewed: 20 November 2015

    8.8
    Comfortable;
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No nearby parking: the public parking was a considerable distance away. Access was from a narrow street and the hotel was not well-marked and difficult to find: it was next door to another hotel with a bigger "presence".

    Comfortable; friendly staff with lots of enthusiasm for their hotel. Good for town centre access. Lovely old building.

  • Reviewed: 17 November 2015

    8.3
    staff and location were very good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    room at front of hotel was very noisy due to traffic and late night people going home plumbing noise for light sleepers was noisy

    staff and location were very good breakfast was good

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2015

    7.0
    Like an old-style Spanish dwelling.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Thin walls. A weird shower in our room (different to another room). Hard uncomfortable bed.

    Like an old-style Spanish dwelling. Very helpful staff, but little English spoken. A convenient base from which to explore the old city.

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2015

    7.1
    Very nice old building, tastefully furnished and well...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Small details (such as lack of hot water, cigarette burns of the bed-spread, pre-packaged pastries instead of fresh pastries for breakfast) made what could have been a very pleasant and memorable hotel experience into a rather mediocre one.

    Very nice old building, tastefully furnished and well situated in the historic old quarter of Ubeda.

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2015

    8.8
    Location and staff was excellent.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Limited internet connection only in the room. Breakfast was simple, but sufficient.

    Location and staff was excellent. The hotel had a nice atmosphere and ambience.

  • Reviewed: 28 March 2016

    7.1
    The attractive old house in which it was situated
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Room a bit drab

    The attractive old house in which it was situated

  • Reviewed: 13 March 2016

    8.3
    Breakfast was great
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Smoking allowed in rooms

    Breakfast was great

  • Reviewed: 22 January 2016

    10
    great hotel, kind and helpful staff.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    great hotel, kind and helpful staff.

  • Reviewed: 15 December 2015

    9.2
    Fascinating historic building in fantastic location for...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Fascinating historic building in fantastic location for seeing this lovely town. Huge room, nice staff.

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2015

    10
    Great service- large room- nice facilities- excellent (free)...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Great service- large room- nice facilities- excellent (free) breakfast- Staff very accommodating

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2015

    10
    Lovely old hotel in the old town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing - it was a lovely hotel.

    Lovely old hotel in the old town. Superb building; friendly staff; comfortable room.

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2015

    9.2
    Great large breakfast included in the price!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great large breakfast included in the price!

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2015

    9.2
    Fantastic location, very Spanish, nice ambience and staff...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Fantastic location, very Spanish, nice ambience and staff could not do enough. Free breakfast excellent. Will go back.

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