The Hotel Izán Puerta de Gredos is located near the village of El Barco de Avila, in a historic, late 18th century building. It is set in a large area of land with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
The hotel has a reception, coffee bar and several lounges. In the restaurant you can enjoy delicious meals typical of the local cuisine, all prepared with fresh, local produce. In an annex, there is a well equipped spa, with jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath, special showers, swimming pool (heated in winter), and a gym. The perfect place to relax after a busy day.
Each room has a different personality created by the area of the building in which it is situated. All rooms are exterior, fully air conditioned, with 32" LCD TV, minibar, safe and free WIFI connection. Every room has a bathroom with whirlpool bathtub.
The hotel is 2km outside Barco de Avila, on the road to Los Llanos de Tormes. If you want to go to the village, the hotel staff can order a taxi for you, otherwise it is a really pleasant 20 minute walk.
Breakfast is included in the weekly price as well as 6 meals. One evening we can have a traditional Spanish dinner at the guide’s family home.
If you have special dietary requirements or there is something you do not eat please let us know and I will notify the hotel staff.
For lunch, we can make our own picnics with groceries bought in town. If we visit Salamanca we can eat in a restaurant or have some tapas.
Offers an exquisite and delicious cuisine including traditional, local dishes all made with local produce. It is prepared by the chef in a flawless manner, highlighting the flavours and aromas. As a recommendation, try local beans stewed with chorizo and Avileño veal steak on the grill with potatoes and peppers.
The hotel is about 210 Km from Barajas airport in Madrid. We will collect you in our mini bus and take you to the hotel in Barco de Avila. It is advisable to choose a flight that lands no later that 17:00. It takes around two hours to drive from the airport, so it is better to arrive earlier to allow time to settle down in your accommodation, explore the town or relax a bit before dinner.
For the return trip, you have to add 2 hours for check-in to the travel time, so booking a flight after 12:30 is advisable to avoid an early rising.
For all our trips and cultural visits we will use our 9 seater Mercedes Vito van