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Rusticae Hotel Posada San José

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

The "posada" is a real Inn in the middle of the old city. Literally in the midst of town's life surrounded by Cuenca's sights and restaurants, However it is peaceful and quiet inside its clean and beautiful decor. The staff are very friendly and the beds comfortable.I regret not having more time to spend another night because Cuenca is worth more than just a one day visit.

We traveled to Spain with friends who are well familiar with the area, and they booked a side trip from Madrid to Cuenca. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Cuenca is a charming village perched on a ridge between two gorges. The Posada de San Jose is a small hotel just behind the main Cathedral square. It is in an old building that was once a monastery, the rooms are all different, so be sure to ask for an in suite bathroom, and a balcony. Our rooms were in 2 different wings, but both were very nice with great views. Furniture is rustic, but beds were very comfy with luxury quality linens and the bathrooms were more than adequate. The staff was very friendly and helpful, with a fairly good command of English. The included breakfast in their charming restaurant was great, and the dinner we had in the hotel restaurant was one of the best of our trip. I would highly recommend a visit to Cuenca with a stay at his hotel!

I opted for a single room with shared bath for 30 euro. Stayed four nights. I love the small room that used to house monks. I felt I was in an authentic place in Spain. Everything including shared bath was spotlessly clean and comfortable. People at reception nice and helpful. Breakfast is well worth the 9 euro. Would definitely recommend and come back!

This charming hotel has maintained its history and has the most wonderful atmosphere. It has been refurbished just enough to be comfortable but maintains its beautifully polished ancient floor tiles, rambling corridors, crooked beams and windows, and slightly sloping floors - I don't think you could find a single right angle in the whole building. The restaurant was excellent, with a wonderful outlook over a deep ravine to the convent on the opposite side, and the staff were uniformly delightful even if they did not speak English. My tiny single room was spotless but Spartan and dazzlingly whitewashed. I felt like the monk who must have once lived there, and had the best night's sleep in weeks.

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.

Room options

Double Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 306 reviews