Some time ago in the children Spanish Geography school books we learned the unmistakable outline of the Mallos of Riglos, a geological postcard. Years go by, and if you do not come from Huesca or visit the Aragonese Pyrenees it so happens that you might one day stay in the hotel, you arrive at night and next morning, at dawn, your childhood book comes back to you as “La madeleine de Proust” and there are the Mallos wishing you good morning. You feel at home, it is a déjà vu. This hotel of new structure is a window onto the pre-Pyrenees; the inside shows the determination to create cozy corners which shine omnipresence of the stone -our refuge-, the wood -our bedroom with sloping ceilings- the glass -the landscape-. With a prominent water area which gives its name to the establishment. And also a restaurant which follows the new traditional cuisine and the Somontano wines, which are a very justified cause. From our room we can see the Hoya of Huesca and nearly the Gallego River bed at the foot of the great rocks, inviting us to discover this intense region.
The hotel is on the whole free of architectonic barriers, it has two rooms with bathrooms adapted to wheel chairs and most of the remaining rooms are comfortable for people with reduced mobility, with large doorways and showers. Braille and relief signage, in different parts of the room.
The southern flank of the Pyrenees is for mountain climbing, trekking, canoeing and rafting in spring, canyoning. Bird watching and wild mushroom picking.
Excursion to the Mallos of Riglos, “Camino de Santiago” (Way of St-James) between Jaca and Puente La Reina, Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park.
- Spanish Pyrenees by Hilbers, Crossbill Guides Foundation. 2012. 24€
- Ordesa y Monte Perdido, un parque nacional con historia. Various authors. Prames, 2009. 45€
- 36 rutas turísticas por el románico del Alto Aragón. Various authors. Prames, 2010. 22€
The restaurant does not have a set menu but offers a daily dish elaborated with ingredients from the area, without forgetting the meat in these northern Iberian lands. The different Brasserie menus begin with vegetables from this Pyrenean strip and are followed by first class food cooked over a log fire, even Japanese tasting menus or wild mushroom when in season. In the hotel´s cellar, the Somontano wines with certification of origin predominate. The house wine -Viña del Vero- sets a high standard, and there is also a generous wine list.
Somontano olive oil, Besitos de Jaca sweets, local confectioneries, Somontano wines with denomination of origin, cold cuts.
By car. Murillo de Gállego is half an hour away from Huesca and an hour and a half away from Pamplona
By bus. Daily service from Huesca. AvanzaBus, 902 020 052 (from Spain). For a bus with a ramp for wheel chairs call +34 607 361 730 or firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the date, time, origin and destination and Alosa will arrange an adapted bus.