La Posada de Amonaria is a nineteenth century farmhouse in Malpartida de Plasencia which has been carefully restored with original methods and materials to create a delightful little hotel with a lovely country character. The walls are limewashed slate, the roof beams are authentic Spanish chestnut and there are floors of slate and clay or ceramic tiles.
The layout too is original, with each room subtly reworked for its new purpose: the old entrance patio is now the reception, the farmhouse kitchen complete with massive stone fireplace is now the dining room, and the lounge with its high sloping ceiling has been created from the old grainstores. Down in the bodega, guests can enjoy wines and tapas surrounded by the ancient paraphernalia of the wine-making process: 150 year-old earthenware jugs, the vat where the grapes were manually trodden, and a wine-press. The old solana (a sunny terrace where the logs were dried for winter) has now become a light and airy dance studio.
Outside, there is a terrace garden where guests can choose to take the sun, or shade themselves under the huge palm tree.
The guest bedrooms occupy the original bedrooms and stores, once again carefully retaining all of the character. As a result, some of the rooms have little sitting areas and of course they all have bathrooms en-suite. There is also a suite with a separate lounge. All of the fittings right down to the light switches have been chosen to complement the cosy country character of the original house. The decorations leave much of the structure exposed, ably demonstrating the richness of the texture of the materials that went into the construction. The mixture of architectural features, traditional country furniture and a few modern pieces is ideally chosen to overwhelm you with the rural ambience.
The simple country style of Posada de Amonaria is absolutely authentic. Truly delightful. The opportunities for dancing and star-gazing are a bonus.
A Word from the Owner
As we are experienced teachers of ballroom dancing and astronomy, we are able to offer some extra activities for guests at Posada de Amonaria. Enjoy a dance class, or take a night walk to learn more about the stars and planets in the heavens.
A generous room, 25-30m2.
Breakfast is served in the former farmhouse kitchen. Cold dishes are also available for lunches and dinners by request.
Walking and hiking, very popular activities in this area
Follow the route across the Cañada Real via Cordel del Valle to Valle del Jerte.
Ballroom dancing, in the hotel's own dance studio
Astronomy, with the hotel's resident guide
Horse riding (stables nearby)
Guided walks in the Monfrague Nature Park
Places to visit:
Malpartida de Plasencia. 16th century church.
Plasencia (10 mins). Historic town with many interesting old buildings, including the "Plaza Mayor" and local craft shops.
Monfrague Nature Park (a bird-watching heaven)
Jerte Valley (see the cherry blossom)
Yuste (visit the monastery)
Sierra de Gata
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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|Had a great time. Rooms and whole house were spotlessly clean, it was warm and cosy and the host was the most friendly and accommodating man ever. Breakfast was simple but plentiful and I imagine in the summer the terrace is very pleasant. Would definitely stay here again.|
|It would be difficult to find a better place to spend a few days in the north of Extremadura. It's a great jumping-off point for various excursions and nature parks. Large, comfortable, clean, fresh, very well furnished, with great details. The price is very reasonable too.|
|My partner and I have just spent a weekend here and we were bowled over by the place. Magnificent decoration, great care in every details, and clean. A lovely welcome from Juan.|
Guest Rating: 8.9 / 10
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|Hotel Closed||1-31 Jan 2018, 27 Apr - 3 May 2018, 24 Jun - 5 Sep 2018, 17-31 Dec 2018|
5.00 euros per person per day
A credit card number and a 30% deposit is required to guarantee a reservation. The balance is payable at the hotel prior to departure.
Cancellations must be received in writing (fax or e-mail) no later than 7 days before arrival. Cancellations after that time, will forfeit the deposit. Cancellations within 24 hours, and no-shows, may be charged for a one night stay.
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BOOK THIS HOTEL
In the hotel
- Self‑service bar
- Lounge with stone fireplace
- Garden patio
In your room
- Free internet access
- Television (on request)
- Mini‑bar (in rooms with sitting areas)
- En‑suite bathroom
- Air‑conditioning and heating