THERE is a massive range of places to stay in Asturias, from charming bed and breakfast’s to stunning five star palaces.
Without doubt one of the most unusual and luxurious is PuebloAstur (www. puebloastur.com), which was once a small rural caserio but now offers five star luxury. A massive multi-million euro investment has seen dozens of original paintings and sculptures installed, including Salvador Dali’s ‘Newton’, a striking giant man sculpture in the main courtyard. There is a spa, a variety of restaurants and a big wine cellar, with some of Spain’s top bottles, while the views are maximised from just about every corner of the hotel.
Another equally luxurious spot is Palacio de Luces (www.palaciodeluces. com) on the five-star rural hotel has a spa and indoor swimming pool plus a fabulous restaurant, which is rightfully often full. You can walk from the door along dirt tracks to nearby Lastres, which has its own port and some of the best fish restaurants in Asturias.
Another interesting place worth considering is Palacio de Cutre (www. palaciodecutre.com), still owned by the original landowner and full of aristocratic charm with a summer terrace restaurant offering amazing views.
Finally try and get into el Gran Sueno (www.elgransueno.es), an amazing bed and breakfast, boutique hotel, with plenty of charm in a tiny hamlet not far from Oviedo. The owners are knowledgeable on the region and are more than capable of cooking for guests and providing ecological, vegetarian and vegan dishes.