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Reviews of Arcea Mirador de Cabrales 2 stars

Poncebos, s/n, 33555 Poncebos, Spain

#3 of 3 hotels in Poncebos

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Based on 534 hotel reviews

8.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.3

  • Comfort

    7.6

  • Location

    9.3

  • Facilities

    7.8

  • Staff

    9.2

  • Value for money

    8.3

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  • Reviewed: 28 September 2018

    7.9
    Perfect base for a hiking holiday.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Quaint mountain inn with very friendly host (he didn't speak English and I didn't speak Spanish, but he still managed to be helpful!). Rooms were basic but clean; beds were decent. Wifi worked slowly in the downstairs lounge, not at all in the rooms. Location was ideal for both Bulnes (either take the funicular or hike up) and the Ruta de Cares, a spectacular hike along a gorge. Breakfast was coffee, orange juice and toast.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2018

    7.1
    We enjoyed it and would use again for a night.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Satnav didn’t take us to the right place! The facilities were a bit tired, rooms basic and breakfast adequate. Evening meals were plain but filling.

    Location was perfect for walking the many routes in the area. The manager was the life and soul of the place and made it all tick. Cleanliness was reasonably good and the ensuite had Bath/showerand plenty of hot water.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2018

    8.3
    Great location with great staff, basic hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Doors on the rooms are very loud when closing and walls very thin, so if you are light sleeper you will need earplugs otherwise you will be awake all night.

    Perfect location, beautiful surroundings, very friendly and helpful staff, they even gave us breakfast last day that we had to leave very early

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2018

    9.2
    Wake up and explore the mountains
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The only thing would be the noise between the rooms and the corridors. It wasn't a problem as other guests seem to all be quiet around 10-11pm anyway.

    We chose this hotel based on the great location at the start of the Ruta del Cares walk and were not disappointed. The location is great and arriving at night it was a great experience to wake up surrounded by the clearing clouds and mountains. The room was good, fiarly thin walls etc but in line with the age of the hotel and the type of accommodation. The manager was very helpful and always around to assist. Restaurant service was great and much needed after a long days walk.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2018

    9.2
    The Arcea is a very nice place near the trail head to Ruta...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The area has no place to purchase food for the hike, other than the restaurant. You need to know what to order - we had a great salad and pasta dish with blue cheese sauce, other food was marginal.

    The Arcea is a very nice place near the trail head to Ruta de cares and other great hikes.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2018

    7.9
    A great place value for money place in the area if one has a car
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 1 night

    Location - it would not be easy to get there without own transport.

    Well-refurbished, modern and clean room. Sparkle clean and nice bathroom. It was quiet during the night, Typical Spanish cafe/restaurant with good selection of tapas.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 September 2018

    8.3
    Basic hotel but at a top location at the start of the Ruta...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The dining room could definitely use a make over. Nevertheless, diner was good, breakfast is limited.

    Basic hotel but at a top location at the start of the Ruta del Cares. Posibility to buy lunch for the hiking tour.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2018

    7.9
    Very good location for the Cares path in a moderate hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Diner was not very good. I had mince meat that was tasted like ketchup, fried patato was not crispy. Anyway too expencive for what it was. Noisy in the hallway. Rooms are small Parcing instructions beforehand would be nice. Everyone parcs on the street, it is very full and also the place for guests is mostly occupied.If guests know there is more place in the morning they can take it into consideration.

    The location at the beginning of the cares path. The friendly communication of the lady waitresses.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2018

    8.3
    Great starting point for a number of trails.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Wi-Fi connection is only available on the 1st floor

    Great starting point for a number of trails. River nearby is amazing. Nice cozy restaurant downstairs.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 June 2018

    8.8
    Location was amazing!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The food portions weren’t so big, as it is usually in Asturias. English can be a problem for them, but they are still open and helpful.

    Location was amazing! Specially if you don’t have a car. The staff are really nice, trying all the time to make you feel at home.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2018

    10
    Perfect location for nearby hiking...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    My room was located above the reception/lobby area so it was quite loud and noisy at times.

    The location was perfect for nearby hiking trails. The restaurant staff (Laura & Terina) were most kind, courteous and Terina’s cooking was excellent! The hotel cleaning staff does an excellent job in keeping the room and entire hotel clean... and still smiles at the end of her day.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2018

    9.2
    Priceless views and easy access to trail head. Cozy hotel with friendly proprietor.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 1 night

    There was no elevator but the host carried both of our big bags up the stairs for us, so it wasn't a problem. The Salmon I ordered for dinner was cooked nicely, but it somehow had way too much salt on it. Also, just be aware of the windy mountain roads that you will have to navigate to get here. Probably best to arrive in daylight.

    I loved the location inside the National Park, just steps away from the trail head! The view from the front steps was amazing, so I didn't mind that my room had a view into the hillside on the back of building. I thought it would be more rustic, like a hostel, but it was actually a pretty nice hotel that is simple and basic. The host didn't speak much English, but was very nice and we communicated fine. The food in the restaurant was way better than expected. The coffee was good and breakfast was typical Spanish but worth the approximately $4. There was another hotel and restaurant next door.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2018

    10
    The location for walking the Ruta del Cares is perfect.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    One of the lights in our room didn’t work, but that wasn’t a big deal. It probably just needed a bulb change.

    The location for walking the Ruta del Cares is perfect. The view from our room was spectacular. Manolo was a fantastic host!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 October 2017

    10
    A wonderful hotel in a stunning location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Leaving

    This hotel is in an amazing position at the start of the Ruta del cares. The owner Manolo is a fabulously enthusiastic character who was so welcoming and helpful. Our room overlooked the road with stunning views of the mountains. We went to bed listening to the cares river. The bed was super comfortable and the bathroom spotless. The staff were all lovely.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2017

    8.8
    Amazing value, clean & rugged. Perfect for hikers but not a place for a romantic "a deux" stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Some fittings were loose but for the money it didn't matter.

    Very friendly staff. Got up extra early on our departure day to make us a coffee etc. Perfect location for hiking in the Picos de Europa. Great value for money.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    9.6
    A great place to explore the Picos de Europa
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Nothing

    One of the best hotel experiences we have ever day Excellent value for money Fresh baked croissants and coffee were wonderful start to the day Superb location for two great hikes (Bulnes and Ruta del Cares) The manager was a charming man and a great ambassador for the Picos, staff were great too.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2017

    7.5
    You should see the Gorge
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It projects more of a tired image than an old classic mountain property. The wifi is okay on the main floor, but is unusable in the breakfast/dinner room and in most rooms. The manager smokes frequently at the reception desk, the smoke making parts of the sitting area intolerable.

    The location is magnificent, at the start of the hike up the Cares Gorge, and across the road from the funicular to Bulnes. There is still a bit of old charm to the place.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2017

    8.3
    Stay here and walk the out-of-this-world Ruta del Cares trail
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Location: right near the start of the Ruta del Cares. The owners were very helpful, in our case helping to get our electric car charged overnight by freeing up a spot near the kitchen window and allowing to run a cable through it. All without speaking the same language! :-)

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2017

    7.1
    Needed an extra night in Poncebos
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff looked stressed and once we've checked in we had to wait for nearly 2 hours to get our room although we've arrived on a check-in time. Receptionist who checked us in dissapeared, the cleaner had to get the key from reception and let us in. As usual service is much better in smaller hotels in Asturia or Cantabria as well as the welcome feeling.

    We've booked this hotel because of a location and that we needed one extra night in Poncebos. Perfect location for hiking. Spacious room with the view to the mountains. Stylish hotel. Didn't take breakfast there so I can't advise on that.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2017

    6.7
    Two nights in Poncebos
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Our room at the back, and on the first floor was very dark with some strange and badly completed plywood panelling -very rustic. Ask for a front room, they looked much better and with so much more light.

    It's got to be the ideal location right opposite the funicular and to the side of the start of the ares trail. it was great to have the area to yourself in the evening and really enjoy the sunset, early mornings and walk around at night with the smells and sounds of the beautiful and stunning countryside.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2017

    7.9
    Great location for walking in the spectacular mountains,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Wifi only available and slow in the sitting room. Easy to hear others in their rooms. Not much else going on in Poncebos

    Great location for walking in the spectacular mountains, views when walking out of the hotel are amazing.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2017

    10
    Perfect location to discover Picos de Europa
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    We did not have enough time there :)

    Small and nice family hotel. The staff is very helpful. The hotel offers all you need to discover Picos de Europa national park: a warm and comfortable bed, and plentiful breakfast. Excellent to hike the Cares path. The hotel restaurant offers a good selection of local specialties, including several options suitable for vegetarians. We had a great time, and we surely book it again when returning to the region.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2017

    9.2
    Great location, comfortable hotel, lovely staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Better breakfast! Walkers need lots of food and breakfast was just OJ, and toast and jam. Coffee but no black tea.

    Manolo, even though he spoke no English, was so cheerful and helpful and kind! He definitely makes the place! He even took my husband to watch some big soccer game next door and bought him a beer! The rooms were great value for money - nothing flash though. Location was fantastic 10 minutes walk from the beginning of the Cares Gorge walk and we had lovely views from our room and also from a little verandah next to our room at the end of the corridor.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2017

    6.7
    choose this place for its location , nothing else .Good value
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    very poor breakfast poor / non-existent wifi

    Perfect location for the walks and views of the mountains . Just passable room and catering , but that was not the purpose of the stay.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2018

    7.5
    Excellent weather and views of the area was fantastic
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Within the area there was no shops to buy any additional items

    Hostel was close to all walks and sightseeing

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2018

    9.6
    Fantastic location with great views and ideal for mountain walks
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nothing

    Lessons on how to pour & drink Spanish Sidra!!!

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2018

    8.3
    Short stay, beautiful location, friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Fresh orange juice, very good coffee

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2018

    9.2
    Excellent position for walking in the mountains.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent position for walking in the mountains.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2018

    7.9
    Perfect hotel to trip in Ruta del Care
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Sewer smell in restaurant

    Perfect hotel to trip in Ruta del Care

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2018

    9.6
    Great walk!
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    De locatie is perfect on de Ruta del Cares te wandelen.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2018

    7.9
    Can't get a better location for hiking the Cares
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dinner in restaurant wasn't great !

    Fantastic location with super helpful hotel manager.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2018

    9.2
    The amazing Location, Manolo el dueño es súper amable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small bedroom

    The amazing Location, Manolo el dueño es súper amable.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2018

    9.6
    Hotel Mirador was very cozy and the views from the hotel exceeded my expectations.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Several bugs in the room. Little WiFi.

    Excellent location. In the middle of los Picos.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2018

    9.2
    Excellent, friendly and informative
    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very friendly and helpful staff. Extremely clean and well kept

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 October 2017

    8.3
    Bike friendly, perfect location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Restaurant menu very basic

    Location - we could leave the bike at the hotel and walk to the Cares Gorge

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    5.0
    Overpriced for their level of comfort.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No sound isolation whatsoever, could hear everything on the whole floor. At night was very cold in the room and no heating - it was end of September.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2017

    7.5
    A breath of fresh air and nature in a comfy place!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Right next to the Picos de Europe, with a spectacular view, nice experience!

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2017

    9.2
    Nice, simple hotel right next to some wonderful hikes.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Nice, simple hotel right next to some wonderful hikes. Quiet location, very friendly owner.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2017

    8.3
    Perfect location for hiking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Perfect location for hiking.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2017

    8.3
    Great location at the base of several trails.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location at the base of several trails. Friendly people and at a good price.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2017

    6.3
    Ideal Short stay for Cares Gorge and Bulnes
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room cleaning. Little choice in restaurant

    Location

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    8.8
    Excellent location for Cares Gorge walking.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    Excellent location for Cares Gorge walking. A five/six euro taxi ride into Arenas de Cabrales for facilities and more choice of restaurant.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2017

    8.8
    Perfect hotel for walking in the Picos, very near the Ruta...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Perfect hotel for walking in the Picos, very near the Ruta del Cares.

    Stayed in June 2017

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  • Reviewed: 11 October 2015

    7.9
    This hotel is perfect if you want to do la ruta del Cares.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the rooms are very simple and the bed was not so comfortable.

    This hotel is perfect if you want to do la ruta del Cares. The staff was really nice. Good value for money. Amazing views from the window and balcony! Free parking

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2015

    8.3
    Superb location for walking the gorge.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Superb location for walking the gorge.... busy hotel, good staff, not too much English spoken, but get through ok!! Bar and restaurant below hotel... good value.

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2016

    8.8
    Really helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Really helpful staff. Relaxed and informal

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2015

    7.5
    Its silence and location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Nothing.

    Its silence and location.

  • Reviewed: 24 September 2015

    6.3
    Location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    S bit tired. Needs attention to cleaning.

    Location.

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2015

    5.4
    it was a very Cold room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    it was a very Cold room. and no possibility to heat to room.

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2015

    7.1
    Excellent situation for walking
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Poncebos and hotel fairly isolated except for proximity of funicular railway to Bulnes.

    Excellent situation for walking

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2015

    8.3
    Excellent receptionist Alphonse.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Terrible breakfast and cafe attached was under staffed.

    Excellent receptionist Alphonse.

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2015

    7.5
    near to ruta de Cares, friendly personel,
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    a bit old fashion rooms

    near to ruta de Cares, friendly personel,

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