There was no shortage of stone around when they built Uncastillo, and that reflects in both the village and the hotel. The richly coloured stone is everywhere; in the hilltop castle, the ornate church, the cobblestones and the streets of old houses, and most especially in the Posada La Pastora.
The massively thick stone walls of the hotel insulate you from the exterior, cool in summer yet warm in winter, boosted by a blazing fire. The lounge offers a cosy place to sit. Pick up a book from the shelves or maybe play a game of chess or dominoes. It's a nice way to while away an hour before going through to the dining room for an excellent dinner.
The sturdy Aragonese style reads through to the guest rooms, seamlessly mixed with the comforts that a 21st century traveller requires. Heating and air-conditioning of course, wi-fi and a choice of pillows, a hairdryer and a dynamic shower. There are two duplex suites with a private sitting room and an upstairs bedroom under the beamed ceiling. Some of the standard double rooms have a balcony. While small, this is the perfect opportunity to soak up the atmosphere of the village.
Yet still I haven't mentioned the best two things about Posada La Pastora. They are called Inma and Miguel. They clearly love their hotel, love their village and love their guests. Their service is friendly yet discreet, and they are always eager to offer suggestions of where to go and what to see. Their advice is perfect for enjoying this historic yet less-well-known part of Spain.
A beautiful building in a beautiful village. Charming owners who will turn your stay into something really special. What a pity more people don't venture into this part of Spain to experience the history, the scenery and the architecture of Aragón.
A Word from the Owner
Come and visit us in Uncastillo, and in the future you will be able to say that you were here when no-one knew it existed. Find us, and you will be lost.
Neat and comfortable, the double rooms are peaceful spaces where each detail is considered to make your stay an unforgettably romantic experience. Double or twin beds.
A chance to sit out in the fresh air. Enjoy the silence of the little streets of Uncastillo and the companionable bells of Santa María.
A little avant-garde mixed with the solidity of an old village house. The suites are on two levels with the living area below and the bedroom above. All we Right t the top of the house with magnificent views of Uncastillo.
Dinners are available each day, for residents only. There is a unique set menu each day, and guests are requested to book a dinner at breakfast time. Both the breakfasts and dinners at La Posada La Pastora are highly regarded.
A picnic lunch can be ordered, for guests who are heading out into the hills for the day.
Bird-watching (view the big raptors hunting over the Aragón hills)
The possibilities of the area around Uncastillo are just about endless.
Places to visit:
Mediaeval villages like Uncastillo itself.
Also Sos del Rey Católico, Olite, Ujué.
Bardenas Reales National Park
Sierra de Santo Domingo
Foz de Lumbier
Monasteries at Leyre and La Oliva
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|We loved staying here and couldn't recommend the hotel strongly enough.The hotel was beautiful with every attention to detail. We would have loved to stay longer. We did not book breakfast but were accommodated at no notice and loved the fresh produce. The only thing that would have made our stay better was if the hotel had have had its own restaurant for an evening meal.|
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|Highly recommended; lovely old town house, beautifully converted into guest house with comfortable and well designed ensuite bedrooms. Excellent breakfasts with freshly squeezed orange juice! Very warm welcome from Inma & Miguel with helpful advice on places to visit.|
|An unforgettable experience, to be repeated.|
|I've never had something this good before.. Inma and Miguel have turned their little hotel into a unique experience.|
|Right in the middle of the village, quiet, charming and lovely service (especially with respect to the details). Highly recommended.|
Guest Rating: 9.6 / 10
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Breakfast € 7.50 per person
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In the hotel
- Cafeteria and bar service
- Dining room
- Wi‑fi internet
- Maps and guides
- Tourist advice
- Bicycle hire
- Artesan shop
In your room
- Pillow menu
- Minibar (Suites)
- En‑suite bathroom with bath or shower
- Hydromassage shower (Suites)
- Underfloor heating