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El Refugio de Cristal

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I stayed here for a couple of nights with a group of friends and we found it a wonderful place to relax and start exploring the area, including the National Park Los Cabaneros which is about 35 mins by car away. The rooms all overlook a valley where at this time of the year (mid-May) everything was green and in... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Not just for the clean and comfortable room, but the facilities and the beautiful area. Wake up in the morning with the magnificent view of the mountains and this peace. What else? The pool, the kitchen, the fireplace, and last but not least the staff. From this place you can visit Toledo. Is not far away. You can skip the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

We loved this place & recommend it if you want a stylish but ecofriendly retreat on the edge of the beautiful Cabaneros National Park little over an hour from Toledo. Susana and Alvaro are great hosts with home cooking and after dinner astronomy demonstrations are just two of their talents.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We've been to many places in rural Spain, but there are very very few where you can enjoy real peace. There's always a road not far away, a farm next door or, more usually, neighbours' dogs who wake you several times during the night, even though the hotel looked quite isolated on Google Earth! Here it was different. Genuine peace.... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

My husband and I stayed here two nights in September. It was a beautiful place to relax and enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of our busy trip. Where else can you stop speaking and hear only the sound of bugs and animals - there was almost no human ambient sound whatsoever - talk about... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2010

kwowledge of languages is very poor, nice rooms with a view, very poor breakfast (no rolls, fresh bread only toasted, canned fruitjuice - very nice garden with excellent and discrete sittings - our stay was, due to communications problems - less good than we espected

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This charming, eco-friendly property is located in the Hontanar Valley, 10 km from Cabaneros National Park. It has an attractive chillout terrace with a seasonal pool and amazing mountain views. The air-conditioned rooms at El Refugio de Cristal feature modern decor and a private terrace with beautiful views. They come with an LCD TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. The Refugio's bright lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows, sofas, a TV and a telescope. The spacious garden has a stream and various benches where you can relax. Popular activities in the surrounding area include hiking, horse riding and visits to wineries and artisan cheese factories. Located just outside Hontanar, El Refugio de Cristal is 45 minutes' drive from Toledo and 1.5 hours from Madrid. Free parking is available on site. ... more   less 

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Address: Camino de Valdelechar, 54 | Hontanar, 45159 Toledo, Spain
Region: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Toledo > Toledo
Price Range: $110 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms have open views to the countryside. There is only one suite, but standard rooms are very nice and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles carmenvv2015, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles pjl1950, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“a very quiet environment. lower rooms nearer pool.”
 of 5 bubbles whiteleaf2014, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Definitely rent a car!”
 of 5 bubbles EmmaR1991, 2 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We were in the corner room furthest from reception and for this reason appeared to be the first light source for some distance, meaning at night the terrace light attracted hundreds and hundreds of bugs- not ideal, but a small price to pay for such a peaceful location!”
 of 5 bubbles bethany2907, 16 Dec 2013 | Read review
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