Due to its small-town location, the Toledo branch of the AC hotels doesn’t see the same steady flow of high-profile guests that parade through the doors of its sisters in places like Madrid. It’s a different animal from its big-city counterparts, a fused-together cluster of traditional Spanish homes on a hillside looking across the river at Toledo’s historic old town — limos and entourages aside, the AC Toledo is stylish in its own way, a rustic and rural take on the boutique hotel concept.
Colorful tilework and warm Mediterranean tones enliven each of the hotel’s three levels: guests enter the property at the top floor and work their way downhill. Guest rooms and suites are spacious, light-filled, and outfitted with furnishings that fuse country chic with a contemporary sensibility: think dark reds and fresh whites, wood-beamed ceilings, potted plants, and huge, bright bathrooms with hydromassage bathtubs. Some rooms come complete with private balconies looking out over the romantic Toledo skyline, a view that’s best savored with café con leche at sunrise (or with sangria when the lights are twinkling at night.)
For many of us the point of staying outside a major city is the slow pace, cordial service, and thoughtfully presented regional cuisine — the sleepy city center is a leisurely fifteen-minute stroll from the hotel, and it’s hardly a major nightlife destination anyway. This gracious little hotel is better suited to those seeking rest and pretty sunsets, and a break from cosmopolitan excitement.
Ctra. de Circunvalacion, 15, Toledo
+34 925 285 125