Every now and then, we here at Traveling In Spain, make it our mission to find the best accommodations in Spain – with a unique twist.
From boutique hotels and old monasteries to secret and quirky places to stay. Whatever you are looking for – make sure you’re ready to discover the most unique accommodations in Spain. We’re crazy about them, and we’re sure they’ll have you booking a stay in no time!
Spanish vacation accommodation ranges from quaint little apartments, farmhouses and hotels to luxury resorts and castles you can stay in. It really is so diverse. But how do you know you are seeing everything that Spanish accommodation has to offer? Well, because we’ve found these hidden gems, of course!
Planning a trip to Spain is made so much simpler once you know where you’re staying! See if one of these incredibly charming places are for you.
Quirky & Unusual Places To Stay in Spain
Spain is filled with secret places waiting to be explored and enjoyed – each with their own unusual places to stay too. Imagine you only ever heard about the destinations that everyone else has already explored – luckily that’s not the case if you’re reading this.
Get ready, because here are some unusual – and off the tourist-radar – places to stay on your trip to Spain:
Eco Dome Experience
Who wouldn’t want to live in an Eco-friendly igloo in Spain? Well the sky is your limit, and your constant view, if you stay at this unique accommodation in Spain.
The Eco Dome Experience boasts great barbecue facilities, a garden, and a terrace. But its the structure of it that makes it so interesting! Situated in Teguise, 3.7 km from Lagomar Museum, guests staying at this tented camp have access to a fully equipped kitchen too!
This air-conditioned 1-bedroom tented camp includes a bathroom equipped with a hot tub, a shower and free toiletries. If you would like to discover the area, cycling and hiking are possible in the surrounding area and a bicycle rental service can be arranged.
Casas El Molino Villa: Vejer de la Frontera
These villas are located in the beautiful Vejer de la Frontera, a Spanish hilltop town in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the right bank of the river Barbate.
Your first glimpse of this town is a blinding flash of white on a hilltop against the bluest of blue skies. And no, you are not in Greece. Cobbled streets winding between quiet squares, churches and handsome historical buildings, this spot is every photographer’s dream.
Sitting next to a windmill, these white villas offer amazing views over the Andalusian countryside. Located on the edge of Vejer de la Frontera, they are 11 km from Barbate Beach.
The Andalusian-style villas have a flat-screen TV and a private balcony with stunning views. There is a private bathroom with free toiletries and a washing machine. Bed linen and towels are also provided. The dining area and kitchenette come with a fridge, microwave and coffee maker.
Secret Places To Stay In Spain
From glamping to everything in between. Spain’s best kept secret locations are no longer a secret (it’s our pleasure), so check them out:
Glamping in Spain
Located in Puerto Real, Glamping Dehesa de las Yeguas provides the definition of unique accommodation. This tented camp is something out of this world, completely different! It will make for a truly memorable experience for sure. You’ll have access to a beautiful garden, and cycling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby.
Cádiz is about 17 km from the tented camp, while Jerez de la Frontera is 24 km from the property – making this the ideal location to escape yet still be close enough to the top tourist attractions within the area.
It’s perfect for family holidays and couples who want to get away from the bustle of city life! Luxurious and full of fun things to do, it’s one of the coolest hotels in Spain.
Teepees In Spain: Casa Bella
Casa Bella Teepees is a tent situated in Zújar in the Andalucía Region. One of our favourite things is the swimming pool – which is filled with water from their own spring.
This secret place boasts views of a gorgeous lake and is 41 km from Cazorla. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available onsite too – perfect for people travelling by car.
Each tent has a fridge and a gas barbecue. Towels and bed linen are available in this tented camp too, so no need to pack any extras.
Kayaking and paddle-boarding in Spain can be arranged at the property and the area is popular for hiking, cycling and bird watching too. All these activities make this the perfect accommodation for nature enthusiasts.
Unique Stays Spain – Ronda Hotel
Surrounded by lush river valleys and located above a deep ravine, Ronda is a place that is guaranteed to take your breath away when you see it.
This mountaintop city in Spain’s Malaga province is most definitely one of our favourite unique locations in Spain. Explore the dramatic history of this town, once riddled with bandits and outlaws, while you stay in a secret old restored hotel.
The San Gabriel Hotel
This beautifully restored building dates from the 18th century and lies in the most historic district of Ronda, surrounded by ancient monuments. So if you’re looking for a hotel overflowing with Spanish character, close to the historical sights of Ronda, then this special hotel may have your name on it.
We think that couples and honeymooners will absolutely love this. What could be more romantic than waking up to a buffet breakfast served with great coffee?
Best part? It’s only 6 minutes from the Ronda Bullring and has the most comfortable beds you could ever imagine!
Unique Hotels Spain – Laguardia Hotel
Overlooked by the majority of the travel guides out there, Laguardia might not seem like a must-see destination in Spain. But boy, do we have news for you – here are two fantastic reasons why you may want to consider visiting this pretty town:
- Laguardia is a mecca for experiencing the Rioja wine region!
- It’s a fantastic example of a Spanish village that really hasn’t changed a lot since the 13th century.
Located slap bang in the middle of Laguardia’s old town, we’ve found a hotel sure to surprise you in more ways than one…
Posada Mayor de Migueloa Hotel
Explore your way through some 300-year old vineyards of the La Rioja-Alavesa region, and feast your eyes upon one of the most undiscovered spots in Spain. This charming hotel is housed in a 17th-century Baroque mansion – blending rustic elegance with all the modern amenities you’re looking for.
Surprise number one is that the hotel’s best feature is the marvelous wine cellar. Filled with some of the region’s most exquisite wines, you can learn all about these local cultivars with a wine-tasting session at the hotel or a wine tour of the Rioja region.
Surprise number two? Well, the Riojan countryside is perfect for hiking, cycling, climbing and horse riding. Other local activities also include hang-gliding and fishing – who knew, Laguardia sounds perfect for your next trip to Spain!
More Unique Hotels In Northern Spain
Green Spain – such a fitting name – given to the beautifully lush natural region of Northern Spain, stretching along the Atlantic coast from the border with Portugal to the border with France.
Here are some amazingly unique accommodations in Northern Spain, so that you can enjoy the incredible destination to its fullest:
Parador de Sos del Rey Católico Hotel
Once an Aragonese mansion, this hotel is located in the centre of the charming Medieval town of Sos del Rey Católico and has delightful interiors including a fantastic restaurant with a fine wine selection.
The Parador de Sos is the perfect location for anyone seeking to explore not only Sos del Rey Catolico, but other nearby communities too. Places like Uncastillo, the Monasterio de San Juan de la Pena, Castillo de Loarre and the Valleys of Anso and Hecho are all nearby villages that have retained many of their local customs and character!
The Parador Sos del Rey Católico boasts its very own tower and some charming gardens to help you make the most of the beautiful Spanish outdoors.
Quick fact: Paradors are state operated hotels, most often preserving a historical building, such as a castle or monastery. We’ve also covered everything you need to know about hotels in Spain, so you can have a look at that too!
Sitges Hotel: Hotel Romantic
Hotel Romàntic is spread across two elegant 19th-century villas, just 400 m from the beautiful Sitges Beach. This charming little hotel offers individually decorated rooms with free Wi-Fi, and many of the bedrooms have a terrace overlooking the garden.
You can enjoy breakfast in the bright dining room or outside on the peaceful garden-terrace. You can also find various bars and restaurants within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.
Just 200 m away, Sitges Train Station offers direct services to Barcelona – making it an ideal place to stay if you just want to do Barcelona in a day, and spend the rest of your vacation in the Spanish countryside. You can reach Barcelona Airport in around 25 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Best part? Airport transfers can be arranged on request!
While you’re just outside of the city, have a look at the wine tours around Barcelona! Drinking wine and exlopring vineyards is the best way to spend the day.
More Unique Hotels In Southern Spain
Ancient Roman ruins, glittering Mediterranean beaches, and luxurious resorts are just a few of the incredible places to visit in southern Spain. Check out some of our secret places to stay while in the south of Spain:
Seville Hotel: Casas del Rey de Baeza
One of the best small hotels in Spain can be found in the heart of historic Seville and makes for a little oasis amidst the narrow and bustling cobbled streets.
Here you can expect to be welcomed by charming inner courtyards and patios with hanging plants, making for an ultimate relaxation haven. All the bedrooms are uniquely decorated in a tasteful contemporary style and come equipped with every modern amenity you could think of.
Set around a charming interior courtyard, this stunning, and very unique accommodation, offers a rooftop swimming pool, spa and free Wi-Fi. Just a 10-minute walk from the cathedral – this one’s a deal for sure.
While you’re on Seville, be sure to visit the gorgeous Plaza De Espana, Spain’s famously beautiful open square!
Marbella Hotel: Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa
From the A-7 (which is a divided highway) Don Carlos Resort is relatively easy to find, coming from central Marbella it can easily be spotted peeking above the trees.
When booking a beach resort in Spain you definitely expect to see some exceptional beach facilities. However, what surprised us the most about this resort was its garden! Forty thousand square meters of amazing garden separate this residential hotel from its amazing beach facilities.
Opening onto the beautiful Marbella Elviria Beach, where it has a private beach club with VIP amenities, this resort offers several swimming pools, a wellness center, and tennis facilities.
In the summer months, guests can enjoy several parties at the famous Nikki Beach Club, located within the Don Carlos Leisure Resort & Spa.
The center of Marbella is also only 11 km away – making this a dream location for travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle.
Boutique Hotels Spain
We’ve found some of the best boutique hotels, apartments and unique accommodations in Spain for your next holiday. Uncovering secret places and unique accommodation is our favourite thing to do – making it one less thing for you to worry about. Check them out:
Apartment Alcazar, Segovia
With amazing garden views, El Mirador Del Alcazar provides travelers with unique accommodation, including a kitchen set and complimentary WiFi, in Segovia.
All units have a private bathroom and air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a dishwasher too. An oven and coffee machine are also available, so you can cook some great meals and really make yourself at home.
In the area you will find many places of artistic interest such as; the Gardens of the Alcazar of Segovia, the Romanesque church La VeraCruz of the Order of the Templars, the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Fuencisla and the church of the Carmelite Fathers where the relics of San Juan de la Cruz can be seen.
This is an ideal place if you are looking for tranquility, elegance and natural beauty as it is located in the historic center of Segovia and surrounded by nature. It’s ideal for families looking for a little more independance than the usual hotel provides!
Country House: Cortijo de la Fuente
Country house Cortijo de la Fuente is situated in La Bobadilla and offers travelers a truly lovely spot to come home to after a day of exploring Spain. Offering its guests free bikes (perfect for exploring your surroundings), a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a stunning garden.
Guests staying at this luxury country house have access to free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace. With only 10 bedrooms available, this unique hotel in Spain’s tranquility is high in demand and booking shouldn’t be left to the last minute.
The country house offers a children’s playground too, so we rate this accommodation highly for families traveling with kids as it offers them some entertainment while you are relaxing at home.
Final Thoughts on Cool Places to Stay in Spain
We hope that discovering this list of unique accommodations in Spain makes you as excited as finding them made us!
There is nothing better than staying at a place that has something unique to offer. It makes a holiday in Spain that much more exciting and memorable! That’s why we’re sure you’re itching to get booking. So what are you waiting for?
A unique Spanish holiday awaits you.