El Zaguan

Location Turegano

Postcode 40370

Telephone +34 921 501165/56

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Why we love it...

Highly designed, but fair prices

The Place

The road through the little town of Turegano widens dramatically as you reach the centre, forming a roomy plaza, which is pleasantly arcaded and overlooked by an imposing castle, still pretty much intact. Tucked into a corner, with a misleadingly modest facade, is El Zaguan. Inside, with the bar curiously sited right opposite the reception desk, you realize you’re in a substantial three-story building. In terms of design, it could hardly be more impressive. As usual, much use is made of exposed timbers as a structural and as a design feature: in a building of these dimensions, there are plenty of them and they have to be supported at intervals by pillars, which usefully define the space. See the dining room, which because of the timber succeeds admirably despite quite simple elements (terracotta floor, exposed stone walls and white paint between the roof beams). The tour de force is the second-floor-mezzanine sitting room on three levels. You don’t often see hotel architecture as imaginative as this.
There’s charming country furniture throughout, to be used, not revered. Bedrooms, with adequate space, are a nice balance of clean interior design and homely touches, with restful ochres and dull maroon walls, comfortable armchairs, tasteful bed covers; the bathrooms gleam. However: as in many of the beautiful small hotels we visited in this area, there was a slightly static atmosphere.

The Essentials

Price Band €€
Rooms 15; 10 doubles, 2 singles, 3 suites; all rooms have bath, shower, phone, TV, air-conditioning, safe
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting room, restaurant
Children welcome
Disabled no specially adapted rooms; lift/elevator
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Mario Garcia
Call +34 921 501165/56
Fax +34 921 500776
Email zaguan@el-zaguan.com
Website www.el-zaguan.com

Good To Know

Address Plaza de Espana 16, Turegano 40370
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The Location

Find this place: in town centre on main square with ample car parking close to entrance

What's nearby: Duraton Natural Park, Sierra de Guaderrama; Segovia, Sepulveda, Pedraza.