Posada El Corcal, Potes
The delightful 3 star Posada El Corcal
- Accommodation in the Picos de Europa with Collett’s
- A comfortable & traditional Spanish Inn
- A delightful three star posada
A beautiful three star posada in the heart of the Picos de Europa
Our base in the Picos de Europa is the beautifully appointed Posada El Corcal. Run courteously and with unassuming efficiency by the Soberon family, El Corcal is 2kms from the small town of Potes, which itself is a delight.
El Corcal is in a charming rural setting in the hamlet of Tama alongside the road between Potes and Panes near the Picos National Park. It is less than 5 minutes in the car to Potes, but you can also walk there in 40 minutes along a riverside track.
You will be more than comfortable at El Corcal. It is immaculately presented throughout. Whilst modern inside, there are some delightfully rustic touches. All of its en suite bedrooms, most with balconies, have been individually decorated with exquisite taste. Bright colours and stylish furnishings characterise every room.
After a day in the mountains, relax in the lounge over a book and a drink, or wander through French windows into an attractive garden with furnished terraces. Or you can take time out in the hotel’s health spa, where there is a jacuzzi, sauna and small gym.
At the entrance of El Corcal’s driveway just 50 yards from the posada itself, there is a traditional Spanish taverna restaurant, Casa Fofi, which is also run by the Soberon family. Each evening (except Wednesday) we meet here to enjoy an excellent three course dinner (with wine included). A good breakfast is served everyday in El Corcal’s attractive breakfast room.
In pictures – Potes and Posada El Corcal
This was the second time I have used Colletts and as usual I was very impressed with the comfort and location of the accommodation and the confident, friendly nature of the staff. Mike, Oscar and the two Emma's looked after us like old friends. Oscar's unique way of 'rapping' the mountain rules still makes me smile now! The accommodation was comfortable and clean, and the packed lunches generous.
If I have any criticism it would be with the food in the evening. For a place with such fantastic cuisine, the quality of the food was mediocre and the choice rather limited. That said, it was perfectly adequate and I never left the table hungry!
Thanks for another great holiday, we will be back again in a few years I am sure.