The pretty town of Hervás is the perfect base for exploring the Valle del Ambroz area in northern Cáceres province. If you need a place to stay in Hervás, I recommend choosing Hospedería Valle del Ambroz.

In this article, I share my impressions of staying at Hospedería Valle del Ambroz to give you an idea of what to expect in terms of things like rooms, facilities, and location.

Hospedería Valle del Ambroz

Hospederías de Extremadura is a government-sponsored hotel chain of historic buildings turned into four-star hotels. They’re a safe, quality and reasonably-priced option both for accommodation and food, with on-site restaurants and English-speaking reception staff.

Hospedería Valle del Ambroz is a four-star hotel located in a seventeenth-century former convent. From outside, this stone and red brick building looks imposing and solemn. A sympathetic renovation has ensured that the hotel retains much of the original character of the building while offering modern, accessible rooms and facilities. The former convent’s cloister is now a pretty courtyard with a pond.

Hospedería Valle del Ambroz: porticated courtyard
Hospedería Valle del Ambroz: porticated courtyard

Location

The hospedería is located on the eastern side of Hervás, only three minutes away on foot from the Jewish Quarter. The main entrance to the hotel is in Plaza del Hospital, while the car park is accessible from Paraje la Estación. The quiet, easy-to-access location is very convenient for travellers looking for a peaceful stay with views at walking distance from the main local sights.

Address: Plaza del Hospital S/N
Parking: large on-site car park for guests, accessible from Paraje la Estación.

Read my Hervás destination guide to find out what to see and do in town.​

Room

I booked a standard double room located at the back of the building, overlooking the gardens. The room was bright and airy, with a pretty half-vaulted ceiling with trusses. Window shutters added another woody touch to the otherwise simple white decoration.

Hospedería Valle del Ambroz: room
Hospedería Valle del Ambroz: room window

Facilites

Swimming pool

The swimming pool is located at the back of the building, past the gardens, in an accessible area with umbrellas, sun loungers and showers. High hedges provide enough privacy to the pool area, whilst still allowing you to enjoy gorgeous mountain views from your sun lounger.

Similarly to other hospederías’ swimming pools, this one is also medium-sized and is open from the first or second week of June until mid-September. I strongly suggest contacting Hospedería Valle del Ambroz in advance to double-check the pool opening times, if you travel in June or September.

Hospedería Valle del Ambroz: swimming pool
Hospedería Valle del Ambroz: swimming pool

Restaurante El Convento

Unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to eat at the on-site restaurant. I stayed at Hospedería Valle del Ambroz in mid-June for two nights and I didn’t book the restaurant in advance. Upon arrival, I was told that the restaurant was fully booked for the next two days. The second day was fully booked due to an ‘event’ (which I suspected to be a wedding, since I saw a wedding party outside the church next door that evening). The upside of this was discovering Restaurante Sésamo. Casa de Comidas, where we ended up dining twice.

I’ll update this section with my thoughts once I’ve eaten at El Convento. In the meantime, if you plan to give it a try, make sure you book ahead of your stay.

Other facilities include a dining hall for private events and celebrations, a covered gallery with seating areas on the first floor overlooking the courtyard, and a cosy corner reading room with a small selection of books.

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Irene Corchado Resmella

Irene Corchado Resmella

Hi! I’m Irene (/ee-REH-neh/). Long since settled in the UK, I explore my Spanish home region of Extremadura with an inquisitive mind, a sharp eye, and the duality that comes with being both a local and a visitor. Then I write about it here to help you discover this beautiful yet overlooked part of Spain. If you have any questions after reading this article, submit a comment below! Read more about me.

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