With more than three decades of experience, the Ciria family runs this hotel surrounded by the highest summits of the Pyrenees that combines the traditional mountain hotel experience with the functionality of its privileged location in the middle of Benasque.
Family-friendly, peaceful and cosy, the Hotel is an example of architecture from Altoaragón and preserves its wooden beams and stone walls, typical materials of the Valle de Benasque. The fireplace, nestled in a granite dome and surrounded by a wooden "cadiera" (long wooden bench), creates a unique environment to hold lively discussions in the warmth of the fire.
The cosy, tastefully decorated rooms guarantee your best sleeping comfort. They all offer fantastic views of the town and mountains. Various rates are available to fit the needs of all kind of travelers.
The distinguishing mark of the Hotel is within the kitchen stoves. Dionisio Ciria, chef at the restaurant, delights the most discerning palates with his menus, and is renowned for his ability to surprise the guests by using ingredients that the family themselves hunt and fish. As a result the menu features the healthiest meat, local berries, and traditional cuisine.
Hotel Ciria offers personal assistance in booking excursions to the Parque Natural Posets-Maladeta, hill walking, or any of the wide range of activities that the stunning surroundings can offer. Skiing, mountain biking or climbing will make your visit an experience you will want to repeat.
Located under a granite dome, and surrounded by a handcrafted wooden "cadiera" (wooden bench), lies the heart of Hotel Ciria. The "fogaril". By the side of this typical log fire one can hold lively discussions. An ideal place to drink "Pacharán" (sloe gin), try the "cecina" (cured sliced beef) prepared by Dioni Ciria or just to relax by the heart warming fire.
Restaurant seating capacity 100 seats. Cafeteria. Garage; guests in suites have a parking place included in the price. In winter, VIP parking place at the ski resort in Cerler, for suite accommodation only. Free outdoor parking space. Summer terrace. TV lounge. Air conditioned rooms, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe. Ski lockers. Bicycle lockers. Public outdoor swimming pool is 200 m away, free entrance for our guests (only summer). Lift. Assembly hall available upon request, at the Casa de la Cultura (Culture Hall) or the Palacio de los Condes de Ribagorza.
Local homemade food, served in extensive a-la-carte and daily menus. Transport to the ski resort available (please book in advance). Excursions and sport activities individually tailored: hiring a guide, rafting, kayaking, paragliding, hiking trails, mountain climbing to the Aneto peak (3.404 m), snowshoeing, alpine and nordic skiing. Wifi access throughout all rooms and hotel facilities. Public access computer. Fax and email. Multi language assistance. Daily press. Massage therapist concerted.
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Please fill this form for individuals or for groups and you shall receive an answer written by a live person at Hotel Ciria. This is the only way you can know exactly what room types are available for the dates you want, an the best possible rate, because you are dealing directly with the hotel. Bear in mind that websites set up to give an automatic answer, work with allocated quotas given by the hotel, therefore when it appears there are no rooms available for the date you want, this is not necessarily true. Plus they charge the hotel a commission which is normally around 20% of the room rate.
Avda. Los Tilos s/n 22440 Benasque − Spain
(+34) 974 551 612 · (+34) 974 551 080
Fax: (+34) 974 551 686
From Barcelona: Barcelona to Lerida, then to Benabarre, Graus and finally Benasque.
From Madrid: Madrid to Zaragoza, from there to Huesca and continue in direction Barbastro, then Graus and next will be Benasque.
Monzon - 100 km.
Zaragoza - 215 km.
Barcelona - 300 km.
Recipes made with the finest locally grown produce where the game and grilled meats are the staples.
With 30 years cooking experience, the chef Dioni Ciria serves the best Altoaragonese cuisine recipes, combining traditional flavours with the latest trends.
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Open daily from 13:00 to 15:30 and from 20:30 to 22:30
Avda. Los Tilos s/n - 22440 Benasque (Huesca, Spain)
Phone: +34 974 55 16 12
Official Website: http://hotelciria.com/the-kitchen
Establishment of prepared meals located in the heart of the Pyrenees. Following a traditional production method, without using preservatives or colorings, the restaurant puts on your table the best finished product at the best price. It focus on quality of raw materials, and healthy cuisine.
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Plaza mayor, 8 - 22440 Benasque, Spain
Phone: 974 55 29 87
Official Website: http://www.elboterodemasueco.com/
The Valley of Benasque (Bal de Benás/Ball de Benás in Aragonian language) also called the Hidden Valley, is located near the source of the River Ésera, in the ancient county of Ribagorza, in Huesca.
Locals speak "patois", a transition dialect between Aragonese, Catalan and Gascon also called Benasqués or Altorribagorzano. The area offers a range of natural breathtaking landscapes due to the steep slopes and a varied topography and lithography. The highest peaks are permanently covered in snow, and between 1,400 and 2,300 meters above sea level, lie the forests of beech, fir and pines. Below lie the mixed forests, Scots pine and oak with boxwood.
The Natural Park Posets-Maladeta is home to protected species like the bearded vulture or the capercaillie and other animals like chamois, wild boar, squirrels and foxes. Sport lovers will be at their best: mountaineering, hiking, climbing, canyoning, rafting, canoeing, paragliding, golf, fishing, horse riding, mountain biking... Visitors will always find an activity to suit their hobbies and physical condition.
After all this activity, nothing beats a bath at the health resort Baños de Benasque. And, if you are into it, nightclubs offer an open and nice ambience to enjoy your nights in the Pyrenees. Villages around Benasque, their people, streets, history and architecture are also worth visiting. Their traditional houses, built with local materials, contain centuries of history and shape a typical Pyrenean landscape.
Hunting in Benasque
Benasque's Reserva Nacional de Caza (National Hunting Reserve) includes the municipalities of Benasque and Sahún. The conserved habitats of the Valley favour a diversity of game including species such as chamois, roe deer, wild boar, partridge, hare, rabbit and quail, and make it an ideal place for hunting.
Benasque's Reserva Nacional de Caza (Hunting National Reserve), was established in 1966 and covers up to 30,000 hectares, while the local hunting ground covers 3,000. In order to hunt in these areas, the Community of Aragon requires, besides the license, a specific permit that the Hotel Ciria is able to process, upon request.
Fishing in the River Éserasque
The good quality of water at the Pyrenees makes trout fishing one of its main attractions. If you enjoy fishing, you will find native trouts in the headwaters of the River Esera. Due to the high quality of water, it hasn't been necessary to restock.
The Ciria brothers advise their guests, recommend the best areas and personally manage the permits for this sport. Keep in mind that, in order to fish in the inland waters of Aragon, you must have a license issued by the Aragon Institute of Environmental Management (INAGA). In some fishing grounds, a specific permit is required. Both documents can be processed from the hotel within a minimum of two working days in advance".
One of the main attractions of the Valle de Benasque is the ski resort in Cerler, featuring some of the steepest slopes of the Pyrenees. Within the grounds, visitors will find all the amenities to enjoy snow sports: ski & snowboard rentals, ski school, restaurants, day care... In summer the resort also offers activities such as scenic chairlift rides and downhill biking.
Besides alpine skiing, nordic skiing is available in Los Llanos del Hospital. Located 13 kilometres north of Benasque, this resort has 30 kilometres of skiing slopes spread over three split circuits that start from 1,750 meters and go up to 1,940 meters. Its location in the heart of the Parque Natural Posets-Maladeta guarantees snow quality throughout the winter.
Winter possibilities in Benasque also include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing routes, dog sledding rides or hill walking for the whole family to enjoy.