We recently escaped the summer heat of Madrid to embark on a weeklong camping adventure through the region of Asturias in Northern Spain. However midweek, the weather turned and we really did not want to be stuck in the mud. So naturally, we sprung for one night in a the luxurious Hotel Castillo Del Bosque La Zoreda.
Nestled in the forest of Zoreda, this restored castle hotel is the perfect weekend getaway, wedding venue, or for us… sneaky cheat from camping!
The castle is located roughly 30 minutes outside Oviedo, nestled in the woods, away from any sound pollution. It offers glimpsing views of the surrounding mountains and lush greenery with walking paths.
There are 5 room categories from classic to Duplex (what we had) all the way to junior and full suites. The top-of-the-line Tower Suite boasts an outdoor rooftop jacuzzi, 3 floors accessed by private elevator, and the best views of any room.
Our Duplex category on level 2, consisted of 2 floors. Upon entering, you have a cozy living area, closet, and the full bathroom. Heading up the staircase, you reach the loft area with the large king size bed and quaint workspace (which is very much utilized after a few days with below average wifi). Watch my quick snapchat tour:
The receptionists were absolutely lovely and welcoming upon arrival. They made check in very easy and helped us to the café while our room was getting ready.
The dining room, lobby, and lounge area are a blend of historic meets modern appeal.
The castle boasts a spa with hot tubs, saunas, massage sessions, and plunge pools. However, one immediate dislike was that basic pool entry required a cover charge. It was minimal at 5eur per person, but I’ve never had to pay for a hotels pool as a guest.
The castle is home to a separate center for events such as weddings, reunions, and more. It’s a bit of an eye sore on the lawn but if I were having a destination wedding, it’d be convenient and beautiful.
Lunch on the patio was a great welcome treat. I must admit, the salmon sandwich was tastier than the fried calamari starter, but the general ambiance backed by views of the mountains was instantly relaxing.
The breakfast buffet is held in a special dining room with a beautiful Parisienne outdoor patio. I’ll admit, I thought it was over-priced. While you have a full buffet bar of fruits, meats, cheeses, breads, and more, any choice of coffee style, and a hot menu included as well, 17eur per person was a bit steep.
Unfortunately, we did not stay for dinner because the Sideria Street in downtown Oviedo was calling!
My final thoughts: I loved our escape to the hotel but at over $100 for the night with no breakfast or even pool access included, I struggle a bit with the value. I’ve visited other similar statured properties in Spain with better value for money, however this is by far the best property in Oviedo or surrounding. I absolutely recommend it for a weekend getaway, but just plan for budgeting a bit more.
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