This highly acclaimed 18th century building in the historic centre of Osuna is a gem. The hotel Palacio Marques de la Gomera offers a unique experience for visitors, with its large rooms decorated in a traditional style and nearly all with their own balconies. In a tradition that dates back at least a thousand years, the hotel is built around a magnificent central patio with broad galleries, making it a delightful place to relax whatever the weather or time of year.
The hotel retains the original baroque façade which is key to the whole essence of the building. It is extremely well-preserved in an original state with old wooden roof beams and stone arches. The Spanish civil baroque style reached a zenith at about the time the Palacio Marques de la Gomera was built, and this is reflected well in the elaborate decoration which adorns the hotel.
Each one of the twenty guest rooms is different, furnished entirely in keeping with the history of the house, yet brought bang up to date with air-conditioning, television and free wifi internet.
Palacio Marques de la Gomera is situated in the famous Calle San Pedro, where it shares its address with many other magnificent baroque houses that were once homes to the noble families of the area. It is a street that is appreciated equally by film-makers and Unesco, who have labelled it one of the most beautiful streets in Europe.
In addition to the immediate environment of the hotel, the ancient Roman amphitheatre is only 500m away, and both Seville and Cordoba are little more than an hour by car.
Franco Zeffirelli filmed Carmen in San Pedro Street and other parts of Osuna. The director and stars (including Jeremy Irons) stayed in the Hotel Palacio Marques de la Gomera, with Zeffirelli himself choosing Room 7 with the large elaborate baroque balcony overlooking the street.
The restaurant is divided into separate rooms, all with slightly varying characters. Traditional regional dishes of Osuna are on offer, such as oxtail in red wine and pickled partridge.
Restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings and on Mondays.
Osuna itself is a stunning location
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|Lovely building but they could make so much more of it with little expense. However, nothing to complain about and answered all our needs.|
Little Hotels note:
Since this review the hotel has been taken over by new owners who are indeed making more of their wonderful building.
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|A magnificent hotel that deserves 5 stars. Very romantic and comfortable.|
|If you want to really treat yourself, spend a romantic night here.|
|The hotel is perfect. The rooms are lovely and very well decorated. They are spacious, with a big bathroom too.|
Guest Rating: 8.2 / 10
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In the hotel
- Wifi internet
- Laundry service
- Baby‑sitting (on request)
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- En‑suite bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Air conditioning