The building dates back to the 18th and represents the typical Serrano style of the area. Renovations were made, largely to the facade, in the first half of the 19th century, and in the latter half of this century it began to be used as a traveller’s inn. The building comprises two sections with a small patio between each. The first half, being the front of the building, is the oldest, which maintains the original chestnut beamed ceilings, so typical of the area. The back half of the building was used for storage and stables where travellers would stable their animals overnight. The Posada, like the whole village of Alájar, was a place of passing trade where travellers, en route from Portugal to Sevilla would stop to sell their produce, rest and then continue their onward journey. Despite recent modernisation, the Posada remains a charming building, enclosed by walls that hide centuries of history and character.
LA POSADA TODAY
We, Angel and Lucy, enjoy what we do; our aim is to provide the personal touch that ensures that your stay away from home is as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible. Our various rooms and lounges allow you to feel at home as soon as you arrive, breathing in the ancient walls and wooden ceilings, along with that welcoming smell of oak ablaze in our fire places.
Hotel La Posada de Alajar has 8 en suite rooms, all recently refurbished, but each maintaining its individual character. Although the accommodation is in a rural setting, we appreciate the importance of modern amenities to our guests. The rooms are all equipped with heating and air-conditioning systems and our guests regularly comment about the powerful showers, heated via solar panels, and also our comfortable beds. We have invested in deluxe mattresses, after all a good night’s sleep is essential to us all!
We have a pleasant breakfast room and a small bar open to guests. Guests may help themselves to hot drinks in the upstairs lounge where we offer a selection of regular, fruit and herb teas, instant coffee and decaf. We have a library with reference books about the surrounding area and also plenty of reading books for you to borrow or swap. Free WIFI is available in most parts of the hotel.
A 3 minute walk takes you to La Posada de San Marcos where you have access to the private garden and heated outdoor swimming pool which over look the Rivera de Alájar and cork oaks beyond – a sanctuary within an already quiet and tranquil village. From within the gardens of La Posada de San Marcos, you have a spectacular view of the village church “San Marcos” and the Peña de Arias Montano beyond.
The pool is heated via the ground source energy and heat pump which we have installed at the property and the garden is maintained with the rain water we collect, topped up, when necessary, by the continual supply from the 2 wells in the grounds of the property. You can find more details of our environmentally friendly building, La Posada de San Marcos, in the Environment and Area section.
Ideally situated our Hotel, La Posada de Alájar is just over 1 hour from Seville airport one of the major airports in Andalusia. We are also an hour away from the beautiful coastline of Huelva.