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Rusticae Hotel Posada San José

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Between hectic family and friends stops in Madrid my wife and I visited Cuenca on a recommendation of a friend and we are so glad we did. We had difficulty booking the more storied hotels here and felt a little sheepish about Posada de San Jose but we are pleased to report it is good. It is a 17th century house hanging on to the side of the gorge the photos show our view from our private terrace. Otherwise there is not a lot of frills but it is clean and warm and at around €83.00 per night real value for money. The staff are efficient but not overly warm or friendly and we could have used a lift with our heavy bags as navigating the many low and narrow staircases is a real labor.

We stayed here two nights and loved it. It is quaint and is actually one of the hanging houses itself. It’s 100 m from the cathedral and very central to look around old Cucena and the hanging houses. Our room had a private balcony with a great view.

We went to this ancient Posada to have lunch. It was crowded at lunchtime what normally implies that it's worth the wait... I was! Mediterranean food serve in a very interesting environment. Local specialities are delicious. If you go, you have to try Pisto Manchego, Morteruelo, Ajo Arrriero os Asadillo de pimiento. Avocado Salad with crusty mushrooms was delicious, as well. One place that is worth visiting, even for the views.

The hotel is old and quirky (our room had quite a slope on the floor), but clean, comfortable and warm. Our room (33) had 2 terraces with great views over the gorge and the San Pablo Bridge, and plenty of space and seats. Two very slight negatives: The 'double' bed was 2 singles pushed together. Also, there was only one key for the room, so when we got back after a day out we found that they had been unable to make up the room and it was then too late to do so. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and I would definitely recommend.

We had a wonderful stay here. The room was very traditional but comfortable and had a large terrace with a stunning view. Breakfast was great, freshly baked cakes and many other options - again with an unbelievable view. We ate at the hotel's restaurant which was lovely. As vegetarians we weren't sure how well we would eat in such a traditional town but we had a few options here and were impressed with the food. The staff throughout our stay were helpful and friendly. When we booked they contacted us to make sure we were aware of the fiesta taking place during our stay to warn us of the crowds and noise and offered us the chance to swap to another night if we wished. We were happy to be there for the fiesta night so kept our booking but were pleased to have been given the option.

This lovely old inn is set beside the cathedral in the narrow streets of the old town. We were too late to book a room but due to a cancellation we managed to get a table for dinner on the small but spectacularly sited balcony. We all opted for the Menu Del Dia, not extensive but very interesting. Our starters included possibly the best white asparagus gazpacho I've ever tasted and delicious home-made pate. The impressive main courses were roasted sea-bream and braised shoulder of lamb - wonderful (though portions could have been a little more generous). Other tables beside us obviously enjoyed their meals too judging by the conversations and empty plates! Not fancy cooking but excellent seasonal and local food with very good service. And our table under the stars on the cosy balcony was the icing on the cake - an amazing view across the gorge towards the parador! Show less

We stayed here during Holy week (Semana Santa) to see the pointy-hat parades and floats. This is a very nice, authentic hotel. Our room quite large, with a double bed, a couch and a separate sitting room looking out the balcony which had a terrific valley view. Bathroom was large. It's location is just a minute walk from the Cathedral where you have a perfect view of the Holy Weeks festivities. Easy to view here, unlike in Madrid where you can't get within 50 feet of anything worth seeing. But even not during holy week this is a great place to stay right in the middle of old town and it has an excellent restaurant (with a great view) as well, with English-speaking staff.

This hotel is full of beauty from its original construction with an air of austerity and carefully chosen details, furniture and art. I loved staying here. You were reminded of its past at every turn. The views are magnificent from the rooms and the dining room. Breakfast was delicious with homemade pastries and delicious fruit. A little quirky, in a good way.

We visited in December 2016 and can describe the hotel in one word - wonderful! A great place to stay. It is situated in the "Old Town" beside the cathedral. If you arrive in Cuenca by bus,(we came from Madrid) exit the bus station and cross directly to the other side of the road and take the bus number 1. Get off at the terminus and the hotel is a two minute walk, it is also signposted. Doug and Jo, Bangor, N.Ireland

We were at Cuenca and we loved the all old city, by chance we asked for a room at the Posada San Jose and they had it at a very reasonable price, taking in consideration this is Xmas season. They gave us room 21, this room has a fantastic view to the valley and a beautiful varanda! Taking in consideration the price the location and the facilities i think this is top!

Calle Julian Romero, 4 Cuenca Cuenca

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Rusticae Hotel Posada San José places you next to Iglesia de San Pedro and Cuenca Cathedral. This 29-room hostal welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in the historical district and also a short walk from Cuenca Museum and Diocesan Museum.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite café, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Rusticae Hotel Posada San José features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. Free offsite parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 322 reviews