La Casa de Pasarón is truly a family house: when it was built in 1890 it belonged to the great-great-grandparents of the present owners. Now, since 1998, it has been carefully restored and turned into a little hotel. Fronting onto a tiny village street, it nevertheless enjoys superb views across the countryside and mountains.
Visitors enter into an impressive hall with a rose window and and a granite staircase leading to the first floor. Beneath the vaulted ceilings of the ground floor there is a comfortable lounge ideal for a quiet read or a long chat, and also the dining room where you can enjoy delicious home cooking of dishes typical of the region. Outside there is a garden terrace with superb views, where breakfast and dinner can be served in summer. The swimming pool has a large terrace and lawn, and walnut, fig and cherry trees provide comfortable green surroundings to repose in peace and contemplation.
The first floor has 8 double rooms, each with twin beds, telephone, television, heating and an en-suite bathroom. The rooms are simply furnished with the products of local craftsmen, but warm and welcoming. The second floor has four larger rooms with beamed attic ceilings, double beds, air-conditioning and all the same comforts of those below. A third bed can be added if required. The roof windows up here draw your eyes to the stars, which are especially bright and twinkling due to the clear air of Extremadura and the lack of light pollution.
This is a charming hotel, at once welcoming, comfortable, quiet and homely. It's beautifully placed for touring the relatively unknown area of Extremadura. There are historic villages, the Yuste Monastery, the Jerte valley renowned for the cherry blossom, the city of Plasencia and the National Park of Monfrague which is of special interest for birdwatchers.
Casa De Pasarón is a delightful little hotel from which to explore the beauties that Extremadura has to offer. Truly a historic family house.
A Word from the Owner
The Vera region, Pasarón village and our house; they are all delightful and very special to us. For lovers of the real "real Spain", this is an ideal place, and above all it's a quiet spot where you can breathe in the ambience of an Extremadura village.
The dining room has a vaulted ceiling reflecting all the history of the house. Alternatively, both breakfast and dinner can be enjoyed on the terrace. This is a real opportunity to enjoy regional home-cooking. The meals are based on old family recipes, made from the freshest local ingredients, and might typically include tomato soup with grapes, country chicken, goat stew and sweet figs.
Walking (The local hills and mountains are an excellent area for walkers of all levels. There are many marked routes.)
Places to visit:
Pasarón itself (see the Palace of the Count of Osorno, the church and the Pecharromán Museum)
Other nearby historic villages (Villanueva, Valverde, Cuacos)
River gorges (La Olla, Alardos, Hornillos, etc)
Yuste Monastery (15 km)
Jerte valley (especially in cherry blossom season)
Plasencia (historic and very interesting city)
Monfrague Nature Park (tawny vultures, black storks and other species)
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|The hotel was very good, the staff very friendly and would certainly use the hotel and yourselves again.|
|We stayed at Casa de Pasaron for 3 days in early April 2008. The owners were most hospitable and the rooms were very comfortable. We were on half board basis and had no choice of menu but the food was excellent, local specialities nicely presented. Parking was a minor problem; the street in which the hotel is situated is too narrow for parking but other streets are available within 50 metres. A swimming pool is being constructed at the rear and it looks as if there will be parking available there as an adjoining property had been demolished for access to the rear. We have no hesitation in recommending the hotel and will return another year.|
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|The Ayala family are so friendly. They told us all about the area and offered good advice on places to visit.|
|We wanted to see parts of Spain tourists don't normally visit. The welcome we received at both hotels was excellent and the meals were worth the journey. We took the opportunity to drive on many minor roads and found the experience was amazing.....We both feel that we have had a brief glimpse of the real Spain. M.B.|
Guest Rating: 8.4 / 10
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In the hotel
- Bar (residents only)
- Restaurant (residents only)
- Garden Terrace
- Swimming pool (seasonal)
In your room
- En‑suite bathroom
- Air‑conditioning (some rooms)
- Central heating for the winter