The Hotel El Horcajo is in the heart of the Pueblos Blancos, in an ideal location for visiting the surrounding towns. The hotel is deep in a beautiful valley, surrounded by hillside meadows dotted with sheep, goats, and cows. The driveway is long, winding, and steep, and not particularly well maintained, but in keeping with the rustic character of the hotel itself. Birds abound, especially swallows, many of which nest in doorways and other crannies of the hotel's courtyard and put on an aerobatics show of most of the day.
The hotel is an old stone-walled, tile-roofed building. Some of the furnishings in the common areas are worn, but the rooms are spacious and very clean and well appointed. The bathrooms are very comfortable, the showers hot. Views from the windows are beautiful. We stayed in the central, two-story part of the building, and there are also a dozen or so rooms opening onto the hotel's courtyard.
The hotel's management style was casual and friendly. The staff was eager to provide anything requested, and though they kept track, they were not always asking for signatures. The buffet-style breakfasts were excellent and plentiful, though we were not impressed with the dinners (and dined elsewhere in the evenings).
We loved the Pueblos Blancos region, and enjoyed our stay at El Horcajo greatly.More
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