Rest your head in a cloud-like cave for two, set close to Madrid in the rural heart of Spain's La Alcarria.
  • Sleeps: 2 per cave
  • Bedrooms: 1 per cave
  • Bathrooms: 1 per cave
  • Minimum stay: 1 night off-peak

‘Cuevas Las Nubes’ translates as ‘caves of the clouds’, immediately transporting your mind to a tranquil and heavenly place.

This is exactly what you will discover at Cuevas Las Nubes, part of Hotel & SPA Rural Las Nubes, a peaceful hotel and spa retreat set on the banks of the Tagus river in La Alcarria, one of Spain’s most naturally beautiful regions. Known for its invigorating mountain range, diverse bird life and unique flora and fauna, the area is both loved and fiercely protected by its locals.

You’ll feel as though you’ve been spirited away to somewhere very special as you enter your bioclimatic cave, which has been specifically and sustainably designed to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.  

Your cave is comfortably furnished, with fresh white walls and gently curved ceilings throughout. These effects will make you feel completely in tune with your natural surroundings, and there are plenty of indulgent touches that include a Jacuzzi bath, an iPod docking station and your very own scenic terrace. There’s also a coffee maker and a mini bar, so you’ll never be thirsty!

Oh – and in case you were worrying about a lack of natural light, a well-placed skylight allows you to watch those extraordinary sunrises and sunsets without leaving the comfort of your cave.

If you do decide to venture out, you’ll find plenty of places to relax on site. The main hotel features a wonderfully spacious lounge area with squishy sofas, a crackling open fireplace and huge river-view windows – an ideal setting to catch up with new friends!  If you’re in a competitive mood, why not challenge them to a game of table tennis or pool?

The hotel restaurant is bound to tempt you with its traditional and seasonal menu, as well as its gorgeous views…sit outside on the terrace by evening and chat until the stars appear in the sky, revelling in the calming atmosphere and stunning mountain range scenery.

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At a glance

  • Boutique hotel, restaurant and eco-spa, offering luxurious cave rooms for two with luxury features including a Jacuzzi bath, a private terrace and a skylight.
  • The hotel is located on the banks of the river Tagus in rural La Alcarria, around an hour’s drive from Madrid.
  • There are six rooms in the hotel itself, along with a lounge, a restaurant and a seasonal spa.
  • Close to an array of cultural sites and medieval towns. Bolarque beach is nearby, for watersports and relaxing.


  • Swimming Pools


Caves sleep 2, double bed, bathroom, Jacuzzi bath, skylight, air conditioning, fan, iPod docking station, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar, TV, sofa area, wood burning stove, terrace. There is a barbecue, swimming pool and sauna for use in the main hotel.

Local activities

Table tennis, pool, river walks, cycling, hiking, swimming pool, spa/massage, sauna, horse riding.

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The spa, meanwhile, is powered by clean energy from almond shells, and features a relaxing Turkish bath and thermal loungers, along with a flotarium that will make you feel blissfully weightless.  If you’re feeling brave enough, you can take an revitalising dip in the ice water pool!

Heading further afield for a moment, there are plenty of cultural stops to enthral you, including the unique limestone carvings of the Ruta de las Caras de Buendía. The medieval town of Pastrana is close by too, full of breathtaking architecture and gastronomic delights that include its famous sweets.

Beach lovers will enjoy stretching out on Bolarque, with its clear Tagus river water that’s perfect for swimming.  

After a long day of exploring, simply head back to the comforts of your cave and pour a relaxing drink, as you contemplate where you’d like to watch the sunset from that evening. Well…it’s hard work, being on holiday.

Things to note

Bookings made directly with the property will also receive a 20% discount in the spa.

Where you'll be staying

Albalate de Zorita, Guadalajara

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