Spain Accommodation,
Northern Spain

Hotel Apartamentos El Meirel


Situated in the heart of the mountainous Somiedio Natural Park, and overlooking the Somiedio River, this traditional stone-built guesthouse offers an excellent base for exploring this wild and remote corner of the Cantabrian Mountains. The hotel is located in the charming village of Pola de Somiedo with beautiful walks on the doorstep. Rooms are small and quite simple, but all feature en suite bathrooms and flat screen TV’s and Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. There is a small restaurant serving tasty local Spanish cuisine and a terrace to enjoy the views from. Please note that English is not widely spoken at the hotel.


Private bathrooms, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, sun terrace and restaurant and bar.

Local Wildlife

Somiedo Natural Park is home to Spain's greatest population of the rare Cantabrian brown bear as well as wolf, wildcat, chamois, wild boar, red and roe deer and broom hare. Birdlife is very rich and includes numerous birds of prey with griffon vulture, golden eagle, northern goshawk and honey buzzard. Reptiles, amphibians and butterflies are another highlight as well as the wildflowers.

Optional Activities

Wildlife watching, walking and historical tours.

John Melton

Area Specialist

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