Posada de San José

+34 969 211300

Wander the medieval city, hike stunning nature trails, dine overlooking the magnificent gorge before retiring to your characterful room


31 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Perched on the rim of its unforgettable gorge this hotel oozes with provincial Spanish charm;
you might spot a nod to its Velasques heritage – ask about its links to the famous painter.

Days exploring fascinating Cuenca are a must; the famous casa colgadas (hanging houses) make a dreamy backdrop to wandering the shops, monuments and restaurants throughout this medieval city. Take a trip back in time at the nearby museum packed with Moorish artefacts and sculptures. Uniquely placed in a stunning natural landscape; adventurists will be happy rock climbing, caving and hiking the incredible gorge and surrounding countryside.

Nibble traditional tapas and sup sangria to kick off your evening (thank you very much) – the restaurant menu offers a journey through traditional Spanish cooking. Dine on the little terrace perched right on the cliff face, the coveted end table boasts the perfect view to accompany breakfast and dinner.

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We think you'll love

  • Being right in the centre of town; it is a breeze to get anywhere on foot
  • The simple, clean decor if you’re a lover of minimalism
  • Feeling like your lost-in-time in this classic hotel
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You should know

  • There are a lot of stairs to and around the property
  • It can be tricky to park nearby - there is secure parking 50 metres away


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 12pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
By 12pm, please get in touch for late check out
Booking restrictions
3 nights for the price of 1 if you book a double superior room. Luggage room available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast €9. Child €5. Dinner €15-€40, à la carte (not Mondays & not Jan-Feb). Wine €8-€35.


Nightly price
from €30
Cots & extra fold-out beds available.
2 Singles
From €56
3 Singles
From €30
16 Twin/doubles
From €76
4 Suites for 2
From €133
6 Doubles
From €42



This hotel seems lost in time. It is quiet, charming, rather monastic in its ambiance, yet the busting town of Cuenca is just outside. The owners are delightful. I loved it!

Nicky, Sawday's inspector

We had dinner at the restaurant twice - views over the gorge and extra nice service. This is a rustic hotel, with all the ambience and charm. Wonderful breakfast - wholesome and very satisfying. Excellent location.

Isabel, Portimão

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The neighbourhood

Sitting between the small pedestrian high street and the jaw-dropping precipice of the gorge you’re in a great spot. While away the hours wandering the walled city or trekking through the accessible countryside before flopping back to your (very comfortable) bed. You’re close to everything bustling Cuenca has to offer - shops, museums and a fabulous choice of restaurants are moments away.


Jennifer Morter

You’ll often find Owner Jenny in the kitchen baking a cake - she is passionate about food and it shows in the restaurant. Her taste is evident; fresh white walls, uneven floors and rooms are furnished with old country pieces and decorative flair. It’s a family affair and Jenny’s son is on hand to share his favourite paella spots and day trips. You’ll feel at home at once.