Posada de San José


Dine overlooking the gorge in Cuenca’s old town then retire to a characterful room with more superb views. Explore the town or go walking


31 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


Cuenca is a town that astonishes and engraves itself on the memory. Perched on the rim of its unforgettable gorge, this is an inn to match. Behind the magnificently crumbling portal is a nondescript reception area that opens to a fascinating rabbit warren of rooms, spaces and twisting staircases, and terraces with breathtaking views. What is even more unusual is that bedrooms range from spartan to palatial, the most luxurious with a balcony, a terrace or a canopied bed. All have fresh white walls, uneven floors and are furnished with old country pieces and decorative flair. The best and quietest are at the back and have views to make the spirit soar, but all of them are worth a night and the choir boy wing is being completely redeveloped. There’s a little dining terrace perched right on the cliff face, whose end table is the most coveted – if you don’t suffer from vertigo you get a view worth crossing the Meseta for. Cuenca is fascinating though parking is tricky, there is secure parking 50 metres away. The Posada bustles with walkers of all ages, and the food is good.


  • 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
A luggage room is 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 available, as well as extra fold-out beds. 3 nights for the price of 1 if you book a double superior room.
2 Singles
From €56
3 Singles
From €30
16 Twin/doubles
From €76
4 Suites for 2
From €133
6 Doubles
From €42


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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