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El Refugio de Cristal

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Badhoevedorp
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

As indicated in earlier reviews El Refugio de Cristal really is a gordeous place. Also as beautiful as presented on the website and both tenders Miguel and the lady in the kitchen really make it work. We finalised our two-week trip in Spain here, and it easily tops all other accomodations we stayed at due to balanced quality in breakfast,... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 June 2015

This is a perfect hotel on a perfect spot. The rooms are good. But wat makes the hotel great is the view, place and the enthousiam of the owners. Sometimes there is a possibility to have diner at the hotel sometimes you can eat in nearby Hontanar which is very nice to do because its a nice restaurant with friendly... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 23 March 2015

You will never believe that there such a green National Park (Cabañeros) in La Mancha! This rural house combines perfectly the confort with the respect with nature and the contact with nature. Very friendly owner (Alvaro), willing to provide any information that you might need. Restaurant available if reserved, althought we did not use it...

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Thank carmenvv2015
Sheffield
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

We'd wanted to stay at this hotel for some time after stumbling on the website and this year we made it. The owners are lovely as is the accommodation and the salt water pool. The view across to the national park is stunning and the lack of light pollution means the the astronomy "tour" is fabulous. Another review says "Don't... More 

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Katwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed a week in El Refugio de Cristal. The serene environment, the superb hotel, great food and very nice and helpful owners. We recommend this hotel to everyone. It is only 1,5 hours from Madrid but you feel like you are really away from everydays live..

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Thank andrevanderplas
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Stand-out place to stay in the heart of Spain's empty quarter. Friendly hosts and excellent food, especially the evening meals. Car essential to enjoy the spectacular nation park, where your only companions will be ants and eagles. Don't expect to sit in a cafe in the local town, as it is deserted. Only gripe is that the pool is unheated,... More 

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Thank GetALife100
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2014

a rural retreat with lovely views where much care has been taken to provide modern facilities; Lovely breakfast with homemade cakes and generous fruit. Evening meal available on request with excellent cuisine. Pool unheated so too cold in May. Car essential.

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Thank whiteleaf2014
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We have just spent 3 days in El Refugio and had a glorious time. We were the only guests as it was mid week and not holidays for the Spanish. The hosts cooked amazing food for breakfast and supper, they could have not been more welcoming. We went for 2 walks in the hills and did not see a sole.

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Thank YogaAmber
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My family spent 3 beautiful days here at the end of May. We stayed mid-week so we were actually the only guests there! The owners took excellent care of us, cooking us delicious meals (better than any restaurant!) and giving us lots of their time and attention. We did some fantastic hikes through the National Park and went for a... More 

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Thank EmmaR1991
Kent
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We had a totally blissful weekend here in September, and were amazed at how quiet and peaceful it was! Our double room was fantastic, everything was very clean and modern, and the bed was very comfortable. We spent a lot of time relaxing in the sun by the pool, and as there are only a handful of rooms, we largely... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This charming, eco-friendly property is located in the Hontanar Valley, 10 km from Cabaneros National Park. It has an attractive chillout terrace with a seasonal pool and amazing mountain views. The air-conditioned rooms at El Refugio de Cristal feature modern decor and a private terrace with beautiful views. They come with an LCD TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. The Refugio's bright lounge has floor-to-ceiling windows, sofas, a TV and a telescope. The spacious garden has a stream and various benches where you can relax. Popular activities in the surrounding area include hiking, horse riding and visits to wineries and artisan cheese factories. Located just outside Hontanar, El Refugio de Cristal is 45 minutes' drive from Toledo and 1.5 hours from Madrid. Free parking is available on site. ... more   less 

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Address: Camino de Valdelechar, 54 | Hontanar, 45159 Toledo, Spain
Region: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Toledo > Toledo
Price Range: €74 - €91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All the rooms have open views to the countryside. There is only one suite, but standard rooms are very nice and comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles carmenvv2015, 23 Mar 2015 | Read review
“They are all good.”
 of 5 bubbles pjl1950, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
“a very quiet environment. lower rooms nearer pool.”
 of 5 bubbles whiteleaf2014, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Definitely rent a car!”
 of 5 bubbles EmmaR1991, 2 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We were in the corner room furthest from reception and for this reason appeared to be the first light source for some distance, meaning at night the terrace light attracted hundreds and hundreds of bugs- not ideal, but a small price to pay for such a peaceful location!”
 of 5 bubbles bethany2907, 16 Dec 2013 | Read review
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