16 Best Hotels in Extremadura, Spain

Casa Rural Abacería de Guadalupe

$$ | Calle Nueva de los Capellanes, Guadalupe, 10140, Spain

For a simple, inexpensive overnight stay, try this small, tidy guesthouse on a quiet side street near the center of the village, around the corner from the parador. There are three double rooms, each with a private bath and living room with a fireplace, plus a large patio and full kitchen. You can rent individual rooms or the whole house.   All bookings (including individual rooms) are via Airbnb; simply search for the property's name. 

Pros

  • Private location
  • Good for families
  • Plenty of peace and quiet

Cons

  • Individual rooms are a bit small
  • Cold hallways in the winter
  • No Wi-Fi
Calle Nueva de los Capellanes, Guadalupe, 10140, Spain
92-715--4282
hotel Details
3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Finca El Carpintero

$ | N110, Km 360.5, Tornavacas, 10611, Spain

This restored 150-year-old stone mill and farmhouse makes an ideal base for enjoying the area's great outdoors. The best rooms have fireplaces, sitting areas, and separate entrances, though entry-level rooms are perfectly pleasant with canopy beds and direct access to the grassy yard. The restaurant has wood beams and a cozy, rustic feel as well as a reasonably priced set menu. The friendly owners can help arrange hikes, horseback riding, or birding trips.

Pros

  • Cozy atmosphere with a warm fireplace in winter
  • Picturesque grounds and swimming pool
  • Ideal country escape, especially in spring and fall

Cons

  • Disparity in quality between rooms and suites
  • Need a car
  • Spent towels and small TVs
N110, Km 360.5, Tornavacas, 10611, Spain
92-717--7089
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hospedería del Real Monasterio

$ | Pl. Juan Carlos I, Guadalupe, 10140, Spain Fodor's Choice

An excellent and considerably cheaper alternative to the town parador, this inn was built around the 16th-century Gothic cloister of the monastery itself. The cloister's courtyard is also an outdoor café, open May through September to guests and non-guests alike. The simple, traditional rooms with wood-beam ceilings are handsome and comfortable. 

Pros

  • Guests get free monastery admission
  • Magical surroundings for a pittance
  • Helpful staff

Cons

  • Church bells chime around the clock
  • Subpar food in the restaurant
  • Uncomfortable beds
Pl. Juan Carlos I, Guadalupe, 10140, Spain
92-736--7000
hotel Details
47 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Jan.–mid-Feb., No Meals

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Hotel Boutique Posada Dos Orillas

$ | Calle de los Cambrones 6, Trujillo, 10200, Spain Fodor's Choice

This hotel occupies a 16th-century stagecoach inn on a quiet pedestrian street uphill from the Plaza Mayor. Rooms are decorated in traditional Spanish colonial style with stone arches, lots of wrought iron, and dark wood furniture. Guests can enjoy breakfast on the delightful patio with columns and leafy plants or at the hotel restaurant, which serves classic Extremeño cuisine with contemporary innovations as well as vegetarian dishes for those who want a break from the typical hefty stuff. The menú del día is a great value.

Pros

  • Pleasant interiors
  • Beautiful terrace
  • Good weekend rates

Cons

  • No reserved parking
  • Beds a little basic
  • Small TVs
Calle de los Cambrones 6, Trujillo, 10200, Spain
92-765--9079
hotel Details
13 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hotel Iberia Plaza Mayor

$ | Calle Pintores 2, Cáceres, 10003, Spain

The halls of this budget hotel—confusingly not on the Plaza Mayor but rather 100 yards down a quiet side street—are painted deep red and adorned with old etchings of Cáceres scenes. The doubles, triples, and quads are appointed with dark wood antique furniture; room 313, on the top floor, has a balcony overlooking the town's old quarter (skip room 108 as it's next to the kitchen and noisy).

Pros

  • Great value
  • Generous breakfast buffet
  • Prime location

Cons

  • Dated furniture and so-so soundproofing
  • No on-site parking
  • Reservations by online form or third party only
Calle Pintores 2, Cáceres, 10003, Spain
92-724--7634
hotel Details
37 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Ilunion Mérida Palace

$$ | Pl. de España 19, Mérida, 06800, Spain Fodor's Choice

Dominating the Plaza de España, this five-star luxury hotel has a rooftop pool deck, Roman- and Moorish-theme design elements, and a twinkly central courtyard. Enormous bathrooms with powerful showers are a plus. Valet parking is a good deal at €22 per day.

Pros

  • Outdoor pool, terrace, and solarium
  • Gym facilities
  • Standout breakfast

Cons

  • Plaza-facing rooms can be noisy in summer
  • Middling hotel restaurant
  • A bit far from the Roman ruins
Pl. de España 19, Mérida, 06800, Spain
92-438--3800
hotel Details
76 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Izán Trujillo

$ | Pl. del Campillo 1, Trujillo, 10200, Spain

Once a 16th-century convent, this dependable four-star hotel is a five-minute walk from the Plaza Mayor. Rooms and suites come in various sizes—making this a good option for families—and are comfortable in a grandmotherly sort of way. There's a pleasant outdoor swimming pool surrounded by wrought-iron furniture. The restaurant in the former refectory serves regional dishes such as wild boar, free-range pork, and, during the October–January hunting season, red-leg partridge stewed with broad beans.

Pros

  • Air of calm throughout the property
  • Friendly staff
  • Central location yet quiet

Cons

  • Small swimming pool
  • Rooms vary in size
  • Breakfast is underwhelming
Pl. del Campillo 1, Trujillo, 10200, Spain
92-745--8900
hotel Details
77 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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La Casería

$ | N110, Km 378.5, Navaconcejo, 10613, Spain

One of Extremadura's first rural guesthouses, this rambling home 10 km (6 miles) southeast of Jerte is on a spectacular 120-acre working farm, once a 16th-century Franciscan convent. This is a place for animal lovers as the household keeps dogs, cats, and horses. In addition to the six rooms in the main lodge, there are three cottages, and you can also rent out the entire main house (€650). Activities such as horseback riding, mountain biking, and paragliding can be arranged. It's wise to reserve in advance. Slow down as you approach—the sign is easy to miss.

Pros

  • Privacy in the cottages
  • Outdoor activities
  • Views of Jerte Valley

Cons

  • Main lodge often rented out to groups
  • Need a car to get here
  • Far from all main sights and national parks
N110, Km 378.5, Navaconcejo, 10613, Spain
92-717--3141
hotel Details
9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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La Casona

$ | Ctra. Navalmoral (EX392), Km 15, Jaraíz de la Vera, 10400, Spain

This rustic estate with spectacular views of the Gredos mountains has six cozy rooms in the main house and six log-cabin bungalows. The main house, made of stone, is surrounded by a huge terrace and gardens and has a wood-burning stove. Bungalows have wraparound porches; three have whirlpool baths. Owners Miriam and Sergio are terrific cooks; let them overserve you house specialties like goat and lamb stew, migas, and suckling pig. Breakfast, an assortment of cured meats and homemade pastries, is a steal at €5. With a paddle tennis court, outdoor pool, and farm animals, this is a lovely spot for a family. Horseback riding, hiking, fishing, cycling, and canoeing can also be arranged.

Pros

  • Hidden foodie gem
  • Very family-friendly
  • Bevy of outdoor activities

Cons

  • Need your own transportation
  • Facilities could use a refresh
  • Hard to find due to sparse signage
Ctra. Navalmoral (EX392), Km 15, Jaraíz de la Vera, 10400, Spain
92-719--4145
hotel Details
12 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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La Posada de los Sentidos

$$ | Calle Machín 19, Jarandilla de la Vera, 10450, Spain Fodor's Choice

There are five charming, rustic rooms in this rural hotel housed in a 16th-century convent house. Tucked along a quiet side street in the village of Jarandilla de la Vera, its quarters have exposed white-brick walls and basic countrified furnishings. The property is a good jumping-off point for excursions to the Monastery of Yuste as well as hikes and outdoor adventures in Monfragüe park.   

Pros

  • Views of the Gredos mountains
  • Private garden with play area
  • Staff can arrange a variety of experiences

Cons

  • Shared kitchen with other guests
  • Soundproofing not ideal
  • Rooms can get chilly on cold nights
Calle Machín 19, Jarandilla de la Vera, 10450, Spain
63-542--9779
hotel Details
5 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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NH Collection Cáceres Palacio de Oquendo

$$ | Pl. San Juan 11, Cáceres, 10004, Spain Fodor's Choice

This 16th-century palace, which spans the length of Plaza San Juan on the edge of the old quarter, is now an NH Collection hotel that rivals the city's parador—at much lower rates. The modern and antique intertwine in the hotel's design, which is defined by stone-domed ceilings, well-lit common areas, and private balconies (in upgraded rooms and suites).

Pros

  • Excellent value
  • Recent redesign
  • Quiet area close to Plaza Mayor

Cons

  • No parking
  • Pricey breakfast and mediocre restaurant
  • Some rooms have only skylights (no windows)
Pl. San Juan 11, Cáceres, 10004, Spain
92-721--5800
hotel Details
86 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Cáceres

$$ | Calle Ancha 6, Cáceres, 10003, Spain

This 14th-century palace in the old town boasts elegant public spaces filled with antiques. Guest rooms are surprisingly austere and basic, though the building's bones—stone walls, arcaded ceilings, and heavy wood beams—are stunning. The restaurant, Torreorgaz, is overpriced and a bit too old-fashioned for its own good, but it's worth a visit for an afternoon coffee or glass of wine in the idyllic outdoor garden.

Pros

  • Stunning old building
  • Peaceful outdoor dining area
  • Spacious rooms

Cons

  • Spartan decor
  • Unattractive indoor dining room
  • Some bathrooms need updating
Calle Ancha 6, Cáceres, 10003, Spain
92-721--1759
hotel Details
39 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Guadalupe

$$ | Calle Marqués de la Romana 12, Guadalupe, 10140, Spain

This exquisite estate, once the 15th-century palace of the Marquis de la Romana, now houses one of Spain's finest paradores. The sprawling building combines Mudejar architecture, exotic vegetation, and Moorish-style rooms, the best of which look out onto the monastery. There's a secluded swimming pool and a cozy fireplace room—a perfect place to enjoy an evening glass of wine. The restaurant serves simple local dishes such as bacalao monacal ("monastic" codfish, with spinach and potatoes) and frite de cordero (lamb stew).

Pros

  • Stunning architecture
  • Down-home Extremaduran cooking
  • Idyllic balconies

Cons

  • Tight parking
  • Long hike from reception to the farthest rooms
  • Old-world property with old-world amenities
Calle Marqués de la Romana 12, Guadalupe, 10140, Spain
92-736--7075
hotel Details
41 rooms

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Parador de Mérida

$$ | Calle Almendralejo 56, Mérida, 06800, Spain

This spacious hotel exudes Andalusian cheerfulness with hints at its Roman and Moorish past—it was built over the remains of a Roman temple, later became a baroque convent, and then served as a prison. The whitewashed building has bright guest rooms with traditional dark wood furniture, and the brilliant white interior of the convent's former church has been turned into a restful lounge. Skip the mediocre restaurant, which has gone downhill in recent years.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Serene interior courtyard
  • Dazzling-white interior

Cons

  • Restaurant not up to snuff
  • Erratic Wi-Fi
  • Could use a revamp
Calle Almendralejo 56, Mérida, 06800, Spain
92-431--3800
hotel Details
81 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Plasencia

$$$$ | Pl. San Vicente Ferrer, Plasencia, 10600, Spain

In a 15th-century Gothic convent, this parador truly feels medieval with majestic and somber common areas and spacious guest rooms decorated with monastic motifs and heavy wood furniture. But there are plenty of modern comforts such as well-appointed bathrooms, room service, and on-site parking. The airy restaurant—housed in the former convent refectory—is almost intimidating in its architectural magnificence.

Pros

  • Successful fusion of old and new
  • Good restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool, which is rare in the city center

Cons

  • €14 daily parking fee can get expensive
  • Certain areas under construction as of 2020
  • No in-room coffee-making facilities
Pl. San Vicente Ferrer, Plasencia, 10600, Spain
92-742--5870
hotel Details
64 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Parador de Trujillo

$$ | Calle Santa Beatriz de Silva 1, Trujillo, 10200, Spain Fodor's Choice

In another of the region's 16th-century convents, this parador offers tranquility and comfort in cheery restored rooms awash with wall art and patterned textiles. The spectacular building has two full cloisters that shine light onto the thick stone walls of common areas. Even if you're not staying here, it's worth a visit to have a drink in the candlelit courtyard by night.

Pros

  • Peace and quiet in the heart of town
  • Swimming pool
  • Homey colorful decor

Cons

  • Pricey for the area
  • Rooms are a bit like monastery quarters—on the small side
  • Poor-quality bath products
Calle Santa Beatriz de Silva 1, Trujillo, 10200, Spain
92-732--1350
hotel Details
50 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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