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Where to stay in Huelva: Best areas and hotels

One of the most important steps when planning a trip is choosing a hotel. In this post, I am going to help you carry out this task thanks to the information on where to stay in Huelva (city or province) that you will find below.

Huelva is a fairly small city, therefore, regardless of where you stay, you will not be far from the tourist attractions. In any case, most hotels in Huelva are located in the city center.

The capital can be a good base to visit the rest of the province, since it is close to other points of interest, such as Punta Umbria, El Rocio or Doñana National Park. However, if you want to stay in a more rural environment or be even closer to the coast, in this article, you will also find hotels that best suit your preferences.

At the end of this post, you will find a map in which I have indicated the towns where I recommend staying, places to see in the region and hotel recommendations in Huelva.

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Where to stay in Huelva

Among the different places to book a hotel in Huelva, the capital itself, Punta Umbria, Aracena, Isla Cristina or El Rocio are great options. Below I give you all the details you need to know.

1. Book a hotel in Huelva City

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Huelva City

As I have already mentioned, Huelva is quite small. With just one day, you can get to know the best places to visit in Huelva and see some of the surrounding places, such as Muelle de las Carabelas or the Rabida Monastery. My recommendation is that you stay in the center, although if you have a car and also intend to make day trips to other parts of the province, any area should be fine.

I recommend the following two hotels:

Hotel Exe Tartessos

where to stay in Huelva
Source: Booking

This was my hotel in Huelva. It has a very good location, less than 400 meters from the city center, on one of the main avenues. On the other hand, it is only 14 minutes from the bus station.

It has 100 well-lit rooms, which offer desks, minibars, Wi-Fi network access, television and air conditioning, as well as rooms adapted to provide comfort and safety to people with disabilities. You can choose a 28m² quadruple room, a 21m² double room with a double bed or the 36m² Junior Suite with a separate living room.

The hotel offers buffet breakfast, private parking (€15 per day), gym, bar, meeting rooms and laundry and dry cleaning service. Does not allow pets. It has a rating of 8.2/10 on Booking and 3.5/5 on TripAdvisor. I had a very pleasant stay.

Senator Huelva

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Source: Booking

This hotel is located in the entrance to the historic quarter, 5 minutes’ walk from Calle Concepción (the city’s main shopping street) and 15 minutes’ drive from the coast. It is located 900 meters away from the train station and 1 kilometer from the bus station.

It has a wide variety of rooms for different needs, ranging from single rooms to rooms with capacity for four people. They have rooms measuring 12m², 16m² and the Junior Suite of 45m². It offers services such as free Wi-Fi, paid parking, a meeting room, bar and room service.

It has a rating of 8.3/10 on Booking and 4/5 on TripAdvisor.

More hotels in Huelva

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2. Aracena, one of the most beautiful towns to stay in Huelva

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Aracena

Aracena is one of the best day trips from Huelva since it is a very charming town in the mountains. It is located in Sierra de Huelva, surrounded by the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park. One of the most incredible places you can visit in this Andalusian village is the Gruta de las Maravillas, although you cannot miss its beautiful castle either.

Hotel Convento Aracena & Spa, one of the best hotels in Huelva

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Source: Booking

It’s a beautiful 17th century convent with an impressive view. You will find it located at the foot of the Castle of Aracena, just over 500 meters from the center. The impeccable structure of the convent, its gardens, the church, the pool, the outdoor pool and the spa are the perfect ingredients for a well-deserved rest.

They offer different rooms: double standard, double choir rooms (located in the choir of the old convent and with a bathtub), special double rooms, double cloister rooms, double rooms with a terrace and, last but not least, the Junior Suite (rooms with brick vaulted ceilings).

If you are wondering where to stay in Huelva, consider this hotel because it offers services such as free parking, a restaurant, suitable facilities for conventions and events, a spa with a hydromassage pool, a waterfall, a jacuzzi and a sauna. All this makes this hotel one of the best charming hotels in Huelva. It has a rating of 9.2/10 on Booking and 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.

More hotels in Aracena

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3. Stay in El Rocio

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El Rocio

El Rocío hosts the most famous festival in Huelva. This small village, belonging to the municipality of Almonte, is located next to Doñana National Park, which makes it a good option if you want to be surrounded by a beautiful natural environment. It is also a great option if you like equestrian practices. You cannot miss the Hermitage of the Virgen del Rocío.

Hotel La Malvasía

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Source: Booking

It is one of the best hotels in El Rocío, located in front of Charco de la Boca. The rooms are rustic in style and lovingly decorated. They have single rooms, three types of double rooms and the junior suite. Breakfast is included and the hotel also houses a bar and a beautiful interior patio. Pets up to 7kgs are allowed. It has a Booking rating of 9/10 and a TripAdvisor rating of 4.5/5.

More hotels in El Rocio

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4. Punta Umbria, where to stay in Huelva if you want to be near a beach

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Punta Umbria

Considered one of the best beaches in Huelva, it is also one of the most developed in the area, thus you will find plenty of shops and restaurants. In the 16th century, it was frequently invaded by pirates, which is why the Almenara Tower was built, with the aim of defending the beach from invaders. The tower is a beautiful tourist spot. Punta Umbria is a great option to stay in Huelva if you are looking for beach and relaxation.

Barcelo Punta Umbria Mar

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Source: Booking

This is a 4-star hotel located just a few steps from the beach. One of the great attractions of this hotel, apart from its incredible location, is the huge outdoor pool with Balinese beds. It offers entertainment and sports activities for children and adults. In the hotel you will find a gym and a wellness center with massage programs, heated pool, sauna and Turkish baths.

It can accommodate between 2 and 4 people in its rooms measuring 30m² and 35m² with sea view, equipped with Wi-Fi network, air conditioning and minibar. They also have a Junior Suite measuring 63m² in size. It has a rating of 8.5/10 on Booking and 4/5 on TripAdvisor.

More hotels in Punta Umbria

5. Cristina Island, a peaceful coastal town

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Cristina Island

Cristina Island is located about 50 kilometers from the capital, on Costa de la Luz. This Huelva town was founded in the 18th century by a community of fishermen. It is also a good option if you are looking for beaches, although unlike Punta Umbría, here you can find a more local atmosphere.

On the other hand, if you stay here, it is highly recommended to take a trip to the Algarve, as it is located very close to this area of ​​Portugal.

Occidental Isla Cristina

hotel isla cristina
Source: Booking

It’s a 4-star hotel located 600 meters from the beach. It has different types of double and triple rooms and fully equipped apartments. If you want to reserve some time during your vacation for personal care and rest, you can do so, since the hotel has an outdoor pool, sauna and gym.

There are two bars by the pool and they offer an incredible buffet. They offer activities for children and adults. Booking users have given it an 8.3/10 and TripAdvisor users a 4/5.

More hotels in Cristina Island

Map of the best hotels in Huelva

I have created this map to help you choose a hotel in Huelva:

You will be able to see marked in blue, the main towns to stay in Huelva and places to visit and marked in red, the different hotels that I recommend (with their respective links to Booking).

If you are planning on visiting other regions of the country, feel free to visit my Spain travel guide.

I hope that this post about where to stay in Huelva has been very useful in planning your trip to this Spanish province. If you have any doubts or questions, I encourage you to leave a comment or send me an email.

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