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Hotel Nabia - Hotel in Ávila

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Ctra. Santuario de Chilla s/n., 05480 Candeleda, Ávila
Castile and León, Spain

Sofía Bernar & Iñigo O´Shea

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+34 920 382307(landline)

High in Ávila's unspoilt nature is this stylish, eco-brilliant family hotel: mountains, massages, pool, organic dinners...a special escape

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Cinematic scenes of wild nature: zoom in to emerald valleys, rocky creeks, wide plains, and sunsets to the distant Montes de Toledo. The soundtrack is birdsong or waterfall; sunsets are spectacular from autumn through to spring. This new-build hotel stands secluded on the tree line of mighty Almanzor (the highest peak in the Gredos mountains), reached by a steep, sandy drive. Taste the view in the glass-walled dining room, where a reassuringly small dinner menu trumpets organic home-grown produce. In summer, tables spill onto the terrace. Pour a drink from the honesty bar, take a dip in a saltwater pool by a shady oak copse. Find eco-comfort at every turn: good sound insulation, warm marble bathrooms, a reed waste treatment pool, a biomass furnace. Most rooms have a private terrace and there's a light-filled, fire-warmed sitting room. Exotic souvenirs from Sofía and Iñigo's travels fire up cool whites and greys. The couple speak good English, are eager to please, can organise bikes, lunch packs or guides for the 12-hour hike up the mountain. And massages for those who wish to do nothing at all.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Grounds for guests to explore.

Local points of interest from Sofía Bernar & Iñigo O´Shea:

Local points of interest from
Sofía Bernar & Iñigo O´Shea:

  • Birdwatching in Spain to experience outstanding scenery and biodiversity guided by expert local ornithologyst. Please contact us for details!
  • Love hikking in unspolied terrain? come to the Gredos Mountains in Spain and enjoy spectacular tracks, landscape with the confort of Hotel Nabia
  • Need to rest in silence? Nabia is isolated enough to enjoy just the mild sounds of nature. Sit by our infinity pool in summer or by the fireplace in one of our suites in winter and you will enjoy again the peace of silence.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Whilst travelling through Spain earlier this year we were lucky enough to have 3 nights at Hotel Nabia, we cannot recommend them highly enough. Having arrived at night we were not prepared for the spectacular, settings and views which we woke up to the next day, outstanding!! Sophia and Iggy made us so welcome, with their hard work and attention to detail they have created a haven for quiet retreat. Iggy's food was delicious, the best we tasted on our whole month long trip. Also his daily recommendations and hand written directions for walks, sights and trips were delightful. Absolutely superb"
March 2015
"The attention to detail in the establishment is remarkable. The cuisine was local and delicious. "Pigs cheek" and "Rabbit stew" were cooked to perfection. The owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. They traveled far and wide before finding this ideal setting and have an obvious passion for the place and for what they do. For them, running the Hotel Nabia is not an occupation, it is a mission."
April 2012

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  • 9 Doubles
  • , 3 Suites for 2
Price:(i) 150 to315 per night

Extra bed/sofabed available €50 per person per night.

Booking info:

Children over 14 welcome.


Dinner €30-€40 by arrangement. Wine list €10-€34.


Christmas, 21 December - 25 December.


Ctra. Santuario de Chilla s/n., 05480 Candeleda, Ávila

Hotel 9 Double rooms
Price: (i) 150 to 190 per night
Hotel 3 Suites, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) 225 to 315 per night

Sofía Bernar & Iñigo O´Shea

Visit website Check availability

+34 920 382307(landline)