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La Posada de San Marcos

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment Angel picked us up from Seville airport we knew we were set for a special holiday. Angel and Lucy are wonderful hosts - nothing is too much trouble, they are kind and caring, and Lucy is a fabulous cook. In fact our teenage sons are still debating which was their favourite dish, and reminiscing about Lucy's homemade...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola Rosemary, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us at La Posada de San Marcos with the TA community. It is great to know that our food managed to satisfy two teenage boys and that they enjoyed their time here. We often get asked if the area is suitable for teenagers which is always difficult to answer but...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Posada San Marcos after a 12 year gap, but the hospitality from Lucy and Angel has not waned. Looked after from the moment we arrived, but also respected our family time. Such a lovely place to stay.

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola Tony, It was great to have you back again and meet the family! Delighted that you kept us in mind for all this time. We came to Alájar in 2004 and you stayed with us not so long after that - someone once wrote on TA that we had hospitality in our genes! We feel privileged to be able...

Guernsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a lovely week walking in the Aracena area arranged through Inntravel in March. Walking was great and weather was fine/ mostly sunny. We stayed at Posada San Marco - a small family run hotel in Alajar run by Lucy and Angel who were brilliant hosts and are both fluent in both English and Spanish. All 6 rooms have...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola Nikki, Thanks for taking time to share your experience with the TA community. We are delighted you enjoyed your week long walking holiday with us at La Posada de San Marcos along with the picnics and evening meals. There are 5 restaurants in the village however only 2 of them open during the week for evening meals, the rest...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been recommended the Posada by friends who had stayed there twice before. We were not disappointed. Lucy and Angel were charming hosts who go out of their way to make your visit successful. They are enthused about the area and this rubs off on their visitors. The area is perfect for walking and Lucy will provide maps and...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola Clare, So glad you enjoyed our Sierra Circuit holiday - it's a great way to get to know the sierra, at your own pace with suitcases waiting for you at your next hotel. Thanks ever so much for taking the time to share your experience with the TA community. As you mention March is still out of season but...

Hellifield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed for nights here in March over a walking holiday. Friendly hosts, good food, sound advice about local walks, quiet, liked the honesty bar. Plenty of walls directly from the village, which is very pretty and a convenient location in the Sierra. Good quality accommodation with a lovely terrace overlooking the garden ideal for a quiet drink in the...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola JT, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at La Posada de San Marcos with the TA community. It was great to meet you and we are delighted you enjoyed your 4 nights in Alájar with us. The walks straight from the village, both circular and linear, means you get to see the varied and pretty countryside...

Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We spent a week here on a walking holiday and can thoroughly recommend it. Angel and Lucy were great hosts and passionate about their region of Spain. We had dinner there 3 nights and the food was superb, using local, seasonal produce and recipes. The Posada was very comfortable, our room opened on to a terrace with a lemon tree....

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thanks for sharing such a detailed review with fellow travellers, we really appreciate it. We are delighted you enjoyed your week and the various activities and meals you mention at La Posada de San Marcos. A guided walk with Angel is a great way to start the week's holiday as you get so much more insight into the...

Amersham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were wanting to do some walking and provide our son with an opportunity to speak some spanish to help with his A level studies and this six day trip provided both. As soon as I made initial contact I knew that we would be well looked after as emails were really helpful in giving advice about travel from various...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience, such detail will give other travellers a great idea of what we offer from pre booking to during their stay with us. It is always better for us to get a direct booking, like yourselves (as opposed to through the various internet intermediaries) as it means...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We spent three days on a short walking break at the end of January. We very much enjoyed the beautiful surrounding of the village and the area. The owners Angel and Lucy were warm and welcoming as was their delightful posada. Their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint has resulted in a building which is totally comfortable at any time...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor Community. We really appreciate you mentioning our commitment to sustainability - something very close to our hearts! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at San Marcos and look forward to seeing you again hopefully in the not too distant future. As for star gazing you should...

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We have just spent 5 days walking in the most glorious countryside - a perfect antidote to the British winter! Based at La Posada de San Marcos we were provided with plenty of walking information during our stay. Out in the sunshine we were often walking in Tshirts before the sun disappeared and hence it got a lot cooler. However...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers, such detail will certainly help future guests decide on where to stay when considering Alájar. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much at Posada San Marcos, complimented by our breakfasts, picnics and dinners. In the end you were almost full board! We look...

Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed for 3 nights at Posada de San Marco recently. We were travelling in Andalucia and this was one of two country stays. Our goals were to experience the Andalucian countryside and to do some medium-level walking. Both goals were achieved along with many other wonderful experiences. Lucy and Angel are brilliant hosts- they go way beyond the call...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Manager at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Dear Julie and Max, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers, we really appreciate all the detail you have written about your stay with us at Posada San Marcos and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much. It is always difficult to decide how long to stay at the different places when planning...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a wonderful stay in a special part of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche at Las Posadas in Alájar providing low impact, environmentally friendly accommodation within a natural park along with invaluable help and advice from your hosts Lucy and Ángel. At La Posada de San Marcos the only sound you will hear is the breeze in the cork oak trees, the babbling of the stream, birdsong and crickets. The view towards the oak clad hill behind us or towards the village and the Peña beyond provide the perfect backdrop from your room terrace or the gardens. The perfect opportunity to experience an environmentally friendly, energy efficient hotel with a superior level of accommodation and disabled access. Relax in our garden and if it gets too warm plunge into our 12 metre pool to cool off or take some exercise.Or alternatively you can stay at our sister hotel La Posada de Alájar, a renovated inn dating from the 18th Century where you are surrounded by the history of its walls and chestnut beamed ceilings. Centrally located by the village square with its restaurants, bars and shops everything is close to hand. Cosy rooms, cheerfully decorated, ensure an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Posada de San Marcos

Address: Calle Colon 12, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Huelva > Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park > Alajar
Price Range: $139 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — La Posada de San Marcos 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All 6 rooms have a balcony and terrace overlooking the garden.”
nikicleal1, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a view of the garden. The downstairs room on the left is a little more private.”
537claref, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms nice and quiet”
Famalamajones, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are individually decorated and are southern facing”
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“All rooms are lovely”
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