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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lush vegetation , lots of wildflowers but the same friendly laid back atmosphere of the rest of Spain. The hosts Lucy and Angel provide excellent excellent guides to local walks, local restaurants and interesting historical locations. We really enjoyed our stay.

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hi Jim, thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor Community. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at San Marcos, thanks for the photo! Look forward to seeing you again hopefully in the not too distant future, Saludos from Alájar

Sussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part was the friendly, helpful and welcoming atmosphere created by Lucy and Angel who were also fun to stay with. Comfortable beds, good rooms opening out onto a terrace, plenty of hot water and lovely underfloor heating. There is a great sitting area with comfortable sofas and an honesty bar with tea/coffee making facilities and plenty of sherry...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hi Vivienne, thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Delighted that you enjoyed your week with us and look forward to seeing you again in the not too ditant future! Saludos from Alájar

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The high standards of hospitality and comfort are maintained. La Posada de San Marcos continues to be our favourite place in Spain to go to sleep well, eat well, walk and relax. On the nights when Lucy is not cooking we always enjoy Las Palomitas.

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Yes and it wouldn't be the same without seeing you both every year! Thanks for taking the time to post your review Ian. Look forward to seeing you both in spring! Saludos from Alájar

London, Canada
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had a great stay at this charming hotel for 7 nights . Lucy and Angel, the owner/operators were wonderful hosts and did their best to share their enthusiasm for and knowledge of the area. Angel gave us a fabulous tour of a jambon processing facility and initiated us into the intricacies of jambon slicing in combination with a sherry...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we much enjoyed our chats with you! We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Saludos from Alájar

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lucy and Angel are so passionate about the area in every aspect .They are a mine of information on all subjects from food to walks ,nothing is too much trouble. Lucy's cooking is good and its nice to have a meal at 8pm It was a joy to cool off in the sparkly pool even at the end of September,...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola! It was a pleasure having you both to stay. We are delighted that you were able to enjoy the pool still - we like to keep it open as long as possible and the indian summer we had at the end of September was wonderful. Thanks for the recipe book, I have already tried a few recipes - delicous....

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My husband ( Spanish ) and I ( British ) are seasoned travellers and have visited the area many times. La Posada de San Marcos is without doubt the best place we have stayed. Lucy and Ángel ( who both speak perfect Spanish and English ) run the place with love and attention. The mattresses were better than my own,...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola Penelope, receiving a review with so much detail is incredibly satisfying. To know that your stay with us inspired you to write so much about your experience and share it with the Trip Advisor community is amazing, thank you! Just to let you know for future visits that yes the clear night skies are due to the lack of...

Penrith
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The hotel is run by a friendly English speaking couple; Angel is Spanish and Lucy (a trained chef) is from England. They were eager to please and give us guidance on walks and places to visit. Our room was not spacious with limited provision for storing belongings but adequate for our purposes and it had a spacious balcony overlooking the...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola! Thanks ever so much for taking the time to share your experience at La Posada de San Marcos. We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future, Saludos from Alájar

Llanarmon-yn-Ial, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The posada is a lovely andalucian property. It is charming and very comfortable. There is a super swimming pool that we enjoyed relaxing by late in to the evening. The welcome given by Angel and his family cannot be faulted. Angel is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about environmental issues. The food at the posada was delicious. Our room was cool...

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola Sue, thanks for taking the time for writing the lovely review we are delighted you enjoyed your stay at La Posada de San Marcos. Often people ask us if it is too hot to walk in the area during the summer months and your testimony here hopefully will help people when they are deciding where to stay. The walking...

South Oxfordshire
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We loved the place especially Lucy's food and Angel's ability to impart his knowledge of the area and its culture. Our welcome after a delayed flight and car pick up was wonderful with a delicious plate of local ham and tasty salad. We learnt much and came away all the richer for the experience. We didn't even bother to go...

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Kent
Reviewed 14 June 2016

The stay at the posada was as enjoyable as ever. The room, breakfast and dinner were excellent. We enjoyed Angel's lesson on the carving of jamon and thought the trip to the jamon factory, organised by Angel and Lucy, was absolutely splendid.

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Lucy-Angel-Posadas, Owner at La Posada de San Marcos, responded to this review

Hola S and A, Thanks, as always, for your lovely review. We really appreciate you sharing your comments with fellow travellers. Saludos from Alájar

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy a wonderful stay in a special part of the Natural Park Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche at Las Posadas in Alájar providing low impact, environmentally friendly accommodation within a natural park along with invaluable help and advice from your hosts Lucy and Ángel. At La Posada de San Marcos the only sound you will hear is the breeze in the cork oak trees, the babbling of the stream, birdsong and crickets. The view towards the oak clad hill behind us or towards the village and the Peña beyond provide the perfect backdrop from your room terrace or the gardens. The perfect opportunity to experience an environmentally friendly, energy efficient hotel with a superior level of accommodation and disabled access. Relax in our garden and if it gets too warm plunge into our 12 metre pool to cool off or take some exercise.Or alternatively you can stay at our sister hotel La Posada de Alájar, a renovated inn dating from the 18th Century where you are surrounded by the history of its walls and chestnut beamed ceilings. Centrally located by the village square with its restaurants, bars and shops everything is close to hand. Cosy rooms, cheerfully decorated, ensure an enjoyable and comfortable holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Posada de San Marcos

Address: Calle Colon 12, 21340 Alajar, Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Huelva > Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park > Alajar
Price Range: €96 - €101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — La Posada de San Marcos 1*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The upper floor rooms have a slightly better view but he lower rooms have direct access to the garden and pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 549iant, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles OldbonesH, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms have the same outlook and are equally as good as each other.”
 of 5 bubbles SueGough1977, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We believe the upper floor gives a better view of the garden and surroundings”
 of 5 bubbles SandaKent, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face into the garden, which is I think is approximately South East”
 of 5 bubbles RobertP26, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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