Located in a very small town between Potes and Fuente De (the funicular) is a charming country inn. The grounds are filled with flowers with the little bear at the entrance. The patio is lovely. The mountain scenery is breath taking. There is a pool and a tennis court. Hiking trails are found near the property. The room and bathroom are very comfortable. The breakfast included with our stay is the highlight. Come hungry. There is a bar and a restaurant here. Make sure to arrive for dinner super hungry! We ordered a take away lunch the night before to take with us on our hike. Although our room faces the street, noise is not a problem (there was hardly any traffic as we are near the dead end of the road).
This is a very special place run by special people. We first stayed here some 25 years ago and have returned many times. It offers a perfect combination of spectacular setting and traditional style with modern comfort and the warmest of welcomes. At every visit improvements have been made to maintain the highest standards. The staff are friendly, courteous and quietly efficient. The restaurant is renown for it’s generous portions and consistent quality of locally sourced dishes. The grounds are immaculately maintained with wonderful floral displays. Facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court and children’s play area, all with backdrop of the Picos mountains. Extensive outdoor seating areas and quiet lounges cater for all weather conditions.
I have just had the good fortune to spend a month travelling around Spain and Portugal. The Hotel del Oso was without doubt the best place we stayed in – even though it was the cheapest!
The staff are very friendly, the food is excellent and the hotel has a very large heated pool – ideal for swimming lengths as I like to do. And they serve Pedro Ximenez Sherry in the bar (the nicest drink ever invented!).
My only gripe is that the wi-fi was very poor. And because it is hard to get a phone signal in the mountains, you can’t rely on your mobile to function as a hotspot backup. Maybe they could fix this?
Returned again to this Fantastic hotel. Every time it gets better if that's possible.From booking to leaving Exceptional. They keep upgrading, nothing is to much trouble, excellent food and bar. Pool is now heated. Was sad to leave this morning already booked for 2020. If l had to find a fault the WiFi is slow but find a hot spot by reception and sorted. Well done Ladies see you next year.
Beautiful hotel in the mountains. Staff incredibly helpful and suggested hikes for us to do nearby. Rooms were immaculate. Beautiful grounds. A nice pool and tennis court. The restaurant was outstanding. The mountain stew in particular was delicious. The portions were huge. Great Spanish wine list. Hotel is in a lovely quiet village. I couldn’t recommend this place more highly!