Posada San Marcos

Top choice guest house in Alájar

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9.5 out of 10

Hot on sustainability, this brilliantly restored 200-year-old house bordering a stream in the heart of the village runs on geothermal energy, rain harvesting and natural-cork insulation. The six comfortably rustic, airy rooms have big terraces, breakfast is homemade, and welcoming Spanish-English hosts Ángel and Lucy are experts on local hiking. The pool looks across the village to the peña.

The owners take pride in sharing Aracena's culture with guests, offering tastings of local olive oil or local goat cheese (per person €40) and comprehensive mini-courses about the region's famous DOC ham, including a carving and tasting session accompanied by local wines (€70). Lucy makes excellent three-course dinners upon request (per person €25, plus €12 per bottle of wine).

Quick description via booking.com

All rooms at Posada San Marcos offer views overlooking the garden and outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is situated in Alájar in the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Nature Reserve. San Marcos is an energy-efficient hotel with under floor heating and cooling systems. The rooms are decorated in a unique way with antique furniture. Each is equipped with led flat-screen TVs. Posada San Marcos serves a traditional breakfast featuring home-made products and local olive oil. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace with wonderful views over the valley. Picnics are also available. There is a large living room with a fireplace and also a pool bar and lounge. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. The town of Aracena is just 12 km away. Hotel staff can help book activities in the area, including horse riding, canoeing or canyoning. They also have plenty of books and maps of hiking trails.

Important information

Please inform Posada San Marcos in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
Please note: The swimming pool is open year round.
License number: <strong>CRHU623</strong>

Features of Posada San Marcos


  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking
  • Internet services
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Horse riding
  • Wifi
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Street parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Lower bathroom sink

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine (drinks)


  • Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • Daily maid service


  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)


  • Free WiFi available