El Mirador de los Pirineos
, c/ Ordana 8 , Santa Cruz de la Serós, Aragón.
El Mirador de los Pirineos (formerly known as the Mirador de Santa Cruz) is a small rural hotel set on the southern edge of the Pyrenees. The solid mountain architecture, slightly reminiscent of an Alpine chalet, has been recently restored to provide accommodation of a high standard. Quality materials abound, with wood and stone not unnaturally taking precedence.
The hotel features five double rooms, one single and one suite; all with an en-suite bathroom and a private balcony or terrace. Indoors guests enjoy the use of the lounge with fireplace for the winter, a sauna, a jacuzzi with relaxation area and wi-fi internet connection. Outside in the garden there is plenty of space for lounging and a swimming pool. On summer evenings the clear mountain air gives an astonishing view of the night sky, a special privilege for city-dwellers. Other senses are touched by the distinctive aroma wafting off the surrounding oak and pine forests and the burbling of the spring which rises beside the house.
Not surprisingly given the name “Mirador”, the views are a special feature of El Mirador de los Pirineos. In the foreground there is a panoramic view down to the 11th century Romanesque church of Santa María. In the distance are the high peaks of the Pyrenees, snow-covered for much of the year.
Top class ski instructors and mountain guides are available exclusively for guests at El Mirador de los Pirineos. For those who feel less energetic there is a multitude of things to see and do, ranging from the natural, through the spiritual, to the cultural.
Breakfast is served in the small dining room on the ground floor.
Out and About
Places to visit:
Santa Cruz de la Serós (walking distance from the hotel)
Jaca. Go to see the citadel and cathedral.
Natural Park of San Juan de la Peña
San Juan de la Peña monastery
Parque Natural de los Valles
Ordesa National Park
Pyrenees National Park (just over the border in France)
Buxo. Situated on the lower level facing west. Of all the rooms, it is most refreshing in the summer and sheltered in the winter. It offers privileged views of the Santa Maria church from its terrace. Two beds (making a king-size when put together) and a bathroom with a large window. This room has space for an extra bed.
Caxico. Situated on the upper level facing south. It offers views of the San Juan de la Peña mountain range and the garden. There is a writing desk and pleasant lighting to allow for leisurely reading at anytime throughout the day. This room is ideal for a couple with a baby as it accommodates a cot.
Taxo. Attic room located on the upper level facing north. The Pyrenees and the garden are both seen from this room. Two ample size beds and a writing area. The bathroom has a dormer window that permits the sunlight to shine through until midday.This room can take a cot.
Tremoleta. Attic room located on the upper level facing south. Direct views of the San Juan de la Peña mountain range, swimming pool and solarium area. Two beds (making a king-size when put together). This room can take a cot.
Cardonera. Situated on the upper level facing north. Views of the Pyrenees and the garden area. This room has one large bed and a charming bathroom. It will also accommodate a cot or an extra bed for a child.
Suite Bisaurin. The largest room in the house. Its two ample size beds and sofa give this space undeniable personality and an image of recognizable quality.
Chinebro. Single room situated on the lower level facing west. It offers privileged views of the Santa Maria church from its terrace. One good sized bed and a bathroom with shower.
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|What we enjoyed most was the tranquility, and the friendly service, and the cleanliness, and the feeling of a home-from-home, and the atmosphere, and the breakfast, and ....|
|Lovely situation, beautiful hotel, friendly service and a good breakfast. Although they don't serve dinner, there is a little restaurant in the village that does good local dishes.|
|The town was the prettiest little hamlet I have ever seen. The hotel was equally charming. It was really out in the country although only a few kilometers from Jaca. The room was delightful with a little balcony overlooking the mountains and town and wonderful down cover. There were welcoming biscuits and a little aperitif wine. Breakfast was fresh and superb. The staff was also charming and attempted to understand our Spanish/English mix.|
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