In Spain there are awesome hotels full of luxury, although not everyone wants to stay in a five-star hotel and prefers to spend the night in smaller accommodations, which are also incredible. In this last category falls the Avis Rural Hotel located in Santa Catalina de Somoza (León), which has been awarded as the Coziest Tourist Housing of Spain in the Traveler Review Awards 2024, organized by the well-known travel portal Booking.

This spectacular hotel is a 17th century manor house which has been completely renovated to offer a luxurious stay to guests, who will feel at home. Located in the heart of French Way of Saint James, This incredible accommodation is not only beautiful and cozy, but it is also located in one of the most privileged natural environments of Castilla y León.


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The Avis Rural Hotel in Santa Catalina de Somoza

Via Avis Rural Hotel in Santa Catalina de Somoza
Via Avis Rural Hotel in Santa Catalina de Somoza

Located in the small town of Santa Catalina de Somoza, In León, the accommodation is made up of a total of six rooms, each named after a bird that lives in the area, and has All the services necessary so that those who stay in them have all the comforts: free parking, WiFi, breakfast and even a living room with a library are just some of the things that the Hotel Rural Via Avis offers, although what you expect outside your doors It is equally spectacular and extraordinary.

Just two kilometers from this magnificent hotel is the beautiful municipality of Castrillo de los Polvazares, one of the three towns in the province of León that are on the list of the ‘Most Beautiful Towns in Spain. In addition, just seven kilometers away is the historic city ​​of Astorga, so the options for taking an excursion from this hotel are incredible.


This spectacular station was inaugurated in 1928 by King Alfonso XIII.  It quickly became the key rail connection between France and Spain.  Likewise, during World War II it was a refuge for Jews fleeing the Holocaust.  However, after its years of splendor it fell into abandonment in 1970. In 2002 it was classified as an Asset of Cultural Interest and at the end of this year it will become a luxury hotel managed by Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts.


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The town of Santa Catalina de Somoza is located in the Maragatería region, so this accommodation is perfect for a weekend getaway and taste the well-known Maragato stew. In addition, you can cycle through the imposing natural landscapes of the region, which will make you completely forget about the hustle and bustle of the city. Prices for one night for two people range from 137 euros, so you don’t have to make a huge outlay to enjoy this cozy hotel and its impressive surroundings.

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