Centred on the Real Monasterio's beautiful Gothic cloister (now housing a bar and cafe), this old-fashioned hotel lets you live it up in a national monument without paying parador-style prices. High-ceilinged rooms are darkish and venerable but comfortable and full of character. There's a sumptuous flower-filled patio just off the lobby, plus a good restaurant, and the whole place is thick with history.
This spectacular monastery in Guadalupe, Extremadura, offers atmospheric rooms and wonderful Gothic architecture. Combining a peaceful location with modern interiors, the air-conditioned rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV and a private bathroom. All rooms in the Hospederia del Real Monasterio have heating and free wired internet access. Some have views of the Sierra de Guadalupe Mountain Range. Most rooms have high ceilings, and some have original stone walls. The restaurant serves classic Extremaduran dishes, including ‘migas’, lamb and roast kid. The bar, located in the cloister, has a terrace with plants, and serves tapas. Gluten-free menus are available on prior request. Reception will be very happy to offer advice on local sights and walks. There is free on-site parking.