The hotel is a magnificient building in the heart of the Covadonga shrine and battlefield. Covadonga means Cueva Honda (deep cave).
The Covadonga battle was fought in 722 D.C. and is the first Christian victory in the so called Reconquista of Spain from the Muslim dominance. The Reconquista was completed some 770 years later when the Kingdom of Granada fell in the hands of the Catholic Monarchs in 1492. It is said that Covadonga is the birthplace of what is Spain today and what it transmited to its former colonies, worldwide. Pelayo, the Christian leader, was the first Asturian king, whose descents developed, over the centuries, into the present Spanish Royal family (the Spanish heir apparent holds the title of Prince of Asturias.) Pelayo was guided by the Virgin Mary and used an oak cross as a banner. Today, that cross is covered with gold and jewelry and is hold in the treasure of the Oviedo Cathedral, in Northern Spain. An image of the Virgin was later found in the caves around Covadonga. Today, this image is shrined in the Covadonga site, in a magnificient cathedral built among the steeped hills that conform the Asturias country.
The scenery is outstanding with steeped peaks and winding but wel build roads. The area belongs to the first Spanish National Park Los Picos de Europa (Europa's Peaks.)
Gran Hotel Pelayo is a four star international facility catering to the high end traveler.
Good access to other attractions like blue cheese making factory and museums.
Norberto from Corpus Christi, TX
Arcea Gran Hotel Pelayo is a 4-star hotel in Asturias , Covadonga, next to the Picos de Europa National Park. This …More
Great hotel, lovely setting. Didn't try the evening menu, but breakfast was ok. Staff ready to accomodate your needs and very friendly. Its a bit to far to walk to the main town, but pleanty of parking and nice atmosphere. Would stay again.
Traveller from UK
Near Capilla de Santa Cruz, this Cangas de Onis hotel is situated in a rural location. Another nearby point of interest is …More
There was a very handy car park behind the hotel which made it easily accessible and once there you are right on the main road in the town. Handy for the nearby bars and restaurants and a short walk to the bus station for easy access into the National Park of the Picos de Europas. The hotel was basic but clean and good value for money.
Angela from England
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Very small room. We bearly could move around the. No air condition. We could not open the window a lot of mosquitoes. there was a river behind the hotel. Breakfast was very good. A lot of restaurants near. No restaurants open before 8:30pm.
Traveller from Rutherforf
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