Casona de la Paca
, El Pitu s/n, Cudillero, Asturias.
Casona de la Paca is a beautiful colonial-style house built in 1887, surrounded by gardens filled with magnolias and mature trees. The hotel is full of small details, using warm colours and soft prints to emphasise it's neo-classical roots. Just one kilometre from the village and the little harbour at Cudillero, Casona de la Paca is a wonderful place to stay while exploring the Asturias coast.
Of course the garden is a great place to sit out, not just to enjoy the sunshine, but also the fresh sea air which wafts in from the nearby coast.
Indoors, the lounge is very traditional and has a small library and reading corner. The jewel in the crown though is the summer salon, a bright, light room with a fully glazed wall facing out to the flowers and trees of the garden. There is also a breakfast room.
The main choice of guest rooms are the double rooms, with or without their own sitting room. The rooms reflect the restful colonial style of the rest of the house and naturally they are fully equipped with a flat-screen television, wi-fi internet, central heating and a hair-dryer in the en-suite bathroom. For the next level up in luxury and space, there are also two suites with private balconies.
In an adjoining building are the Casona de la Paca apartments, with a choice of either studio apartments for a couple, or apartments with a fully separate bedroom, suitable for small families. The apartments have been recently totally remodelled, giving them a fresh, crisp, modern style. The renovations go beyond just style though, being a fine opportunity to employ the best eco-facilities, using geo-thermal power for both hot water and heating and LED bulbs for lighting. Guests staying in the apartments enjoy all the facilities of the hotel, their apartments include all the same facilities as the guestrooms in the main house, and they also have fully-equipped kitchens including a microwave and a coffee machine.
The Asturias coast is well-known for sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and pretty fishing villages. All this and more is right on the doorstep at Casona de la Paca. The village of Cudillero is just a ten minute walk away and bigger places like Gijón are within half an hour by car.
Great care and attention goes into the breakfasts at Casona de la Paca. There is a wide variety of homemade pastries typical of the area, such as various bizcochos, anise doughnuts, frixuelos, torrijas. Also more general Spanish breakfast dishes such as cold meats, Asturian cheeses, yogurt, bread with tomato and olive oil, and of course orange juice.
Out and About
Boat trips available from the local marina in Cudillero. As the boat has a capacity of just 8 people the itinerary can be tailored to the requirements of the guests. Many choose to go fishing, but others just prefer a sightseeing cruise aong the coast.
Casona de la Paca is in such a good position for visiting places in Asturias.
Suggested half-day trips:
1 - Visit the village of Cudillero. Wander through the narrow streets of the village. Take in the views from the Mirador de la Garita. Amble along the harbour wall and go up to the lighthouse.
2 - Follow the Mirador Route. Pass along the coast taking in the breathtaking views of the bays and cliffs.
3 - Follow the Beach Route. Some of the beaches have facilities for swimming and tourism generally. Others are completely virgin beaches with nothing but you, the sand and the sea.
4 - Walking routes. Coast path, “Mechon de la Xana”, Cape Vidio cliffs.
Suggested full-day trips:
1 - Avilés - Oviedo: Old quarter, cathedral, etc.
2 - Tour of the central coast: Cabo Peñas, Luanco, Candás y Gijón.
3 - Tour of the western coast: Luarca, Navia, Castro de Coaña, Puerto de Vega, Tapia de Casariego, Castropol.
4 - Somiedo Natural Park: lakes, hills, "teitos" (building typical of Somiedo)
Double rooms are located on the first, second and third floors of the hotel. All are different and original with warm colours for a comfortable and homely ambience. The windows reveal a view of the garden.
Bright and comfortable rooms. They have a cosy sitting area which is the perfect spot to chill out reading or sipping a copa.
There are two suites in the hotel. The first is located on the first floor with a huge sitting area and a balcony with chairs to sit and enjoy the sunset. The other is on the top floor and its balcony extends all around the building giving views of the sea from one side and the mountains from the other.
The studios and apartments are newly refurbished with geo-thermal heating and hot water and LED lighting.
Rates vary depending on the choice of apartment and the season (from €85 for the smaller studio in low season to €225 for the best apartment in high season). We will quote you the best rate and availability when you enquire.
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|Much better than you might expect.|
|Exceptional service, especially from the receptionist, Juana. We thought she was wonderful. Thank you.|
|The best breakfasts in the world.... for sure!|
|The attention of the staff, the wonderful tranquility which you can feel throughout the hotel, the fabulous lounge with the cracking fire in the fireplace... all the things that make us recommend this place.|
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A beautiful house perfectly placed beside the pretty little fishing village of Cudillero.