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El Meson de Despeñaperros

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Lunch and dinner served
Desk, blackout curtains, free WiFi
Lunch and dinner served
Superior Double Room | Bathroom | Bathtub, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of El Meson de Despeñaperros

El Meson de Despeñaperros

2.0 star property
Santa Elena hotel with 2 bars/lounges and restaurant
8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

70 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
Avda. Andalucia, 91, Santa Elena, Jaén, 23213
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Almuradiel-Viso del Marqués Station - 19 min drive
  • Vilches Station - 19 min drive


  • Casa Pepe - 8 min drive
  • Restaurante del Arco - 9 min drive
  • Hotel Restaurante la Teja - 7 min drive
  • La Taberna del Capitán Samoa - 9 min drive
  • Cafeteria Orellanea- Laperdiz - 6 min drive

About this property

El Meson de Despeñaperros

When visiting Santa Elena, El Meson de Despeñaperros is a great choice to consider. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights include 2 bars/lounges, a snack bar/deli and a terrace.


English, French, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately EUR 4.90 per person

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards.
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

El Meson De Despenaperros
El Meson de Despeñaperros Hotel
El Meson de Despeñaperros Santa Elena
El Meson de Despeñaperros Hotel Santa Elena

Frequently asked questions

Does El Meson de Despeñaperros offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, El Meson de Despeñaperros does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Meson de Despeñaperros?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at El Meson de Despeñaperros?
Yes, pets stay free. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at El Meson de Despeñaperros?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Meson de Despeñaperros?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at El Meson de Despeñaperros and nearby?
El Meson de Despeñaperros has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near El Meson de Despeñaperros?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does El Meson de Despeñaperros have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.



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10/10 Exceptional

alexander, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel fantastic decor. Room was very large, super comfortable bed and a balcony with two chairs. The bathroom was enormous with a balcony. Staff was very friendly helpful and polite. Dinner was good and interesting choice of meals. The drinks were slightly expensive but considering the good price of the room with breakfast included and dinner That’s was fine. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend this lovely hotel. We would rate it a 10/10 😀
mary, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nissim, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Laurence, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

An establishment of character and great service.
Stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Julian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Evan, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Depressing Room, uncomfortable small bed. Only one light in room. No chairs. Filthy small balcony. Restaurant really overpriced very average food and wine.
Adrian, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Friendly hotel staff, good location. Restaurant was overpriced.
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Santa Elena stop-over
A convenient stop-over between Bilbao and the Costa del Sol. Good, clean facilities; with a reasonable restaurant serving local dishes. Convenient parking (free).
1-night romance trip
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