There are names of Hotels inevitably related to the elements which made it international. We can think of Murano and crystal or Jabugo and the cured ham. Benasque fills our memory with snow of Pyrenees , of endless forests. Who can forget the Gallinero track, if you have dared to follow it? In this generous landscape, Selbad´Ansils is a beautiful mountain building which blends in the environment with stone, wood and slate. Erected in 2007 with strict respect for the local architectural standards, but with spaces in accordance to the times we live in, as are a solarium-garden oriented south, or a natural swimming pool which is also an irrigation tank filled with Pyrenean water. For total silence in the rooms, these occupy one wing and the common rooms the other, following the local construction guidelines. The decoration is headed by classical furniture from the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, many of which have been retrieved and restored by the owners of the hotel. These are also combined with modern furniture, creating spaces with individual personality, as one would do in a home. Every room is different and each piece of furniture unique. Prairies and woods surround the building in a 10.000 square meter plot with privileged views. We are in Benasque, and we are in the mountains.
One totally adapted room an 3 rooms with facilities (with no steps, flat showers and hand rails) The hotel has a wheel chair for the shower and WC, with side wheels for clients with impeded mobility or who require it for comfort. All the common areas in the hotel are accessible and free of steps. Brail and embossed signage by Puntodis-Native in various places in the rooms and around the hotel.
All the activities which are characteristic in the “Pirineo de Huesca”. Hiking, skiing, mountain bike, paragliding, horse riding and mountain climbing. By Benasque, is the Cerler ski resort. The cross country ski track of the Llanos del Hospital, in a fabulous mountain scenery, one of our favorite places in the Pyrenees .
The Valle de Benasque is the goal for Iberian mountain climbing most of the peaks here are over 3.000 meters high and the last Pyrenean glaciers. Parque Natural de Posets-Maladeta. Romanic hermit, and historical villages such as Anciles. The entire Ribagorza region is full of medieval villages, monasteries and Romanic churches, such as the Isabena and Roda Cathedral
- Guinea en Patués. Very interesting book which tells of the adventures of the valleys’ inhabitants (especially those from the village of Chía ) who marched to the Guinea and Fernando Poo colony at the beginning of the 20th century.
The owner of the hotel uses fresh ingredients for home cooking: local meat and vegetables, and first class fish. A 2 or 3 dish daily menu to choose from for first and second courses. Home -made puddings based on dairy products and chocolate (pies, flans, mousses…..). The price of the menu is 17€. The breakfasts are very complete and are served at table.
El Graus cold cuts, Benabarre chocolates, wines from the neighbouring Somontano( all the ones from the Enate cellar with labels in Brail).