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Hotel El Mesón de Despeñaperros



Castillos y Batallas del Reino de Jaén

Oleotour Jaén

Av. de Andalucía 91, 23213 Santa Elena, Santa Elena - 23213
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Located in the place where the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa happened, at the entrance of the Natural Park of Despeñaperros, the Hotel El Mesón de Despeñaperros is a reference point since the 50's. It offers comfortable facilities located in a suggestive environment, an ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature and culture of Jaén.


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Hotel El Mesón de Despeñaperros belonging to Castillos y Batallas del Reino de Jaén


Hotel El Mesón de Despeñaperros belonging to Oleotour Jaén


The rooms at El Mesón de Despeñaperros have tiled floors and simple decoration. All have private bathrooms and TVs, some of which are flat screen.

The hotel restaurant serves a mixture of Mediterranean food and traditional dishes from the province of Jaén. There is also a Spanish style bar-cafeteria, where drinks and light meals are served throughout the day.

It has 19 rooms distributed in 3 floors with 6 single rooms, 10 double rooms, 2 triple rooms and 1 quadruple room.


Other services:

  • Fax, photocopier and postal mail
  • Transfer to bus / train station
  • Taxi service
  • Adventure activities and 4 × 4 routes through the Despeñaperros Natural Park
  • Programming of guided excursions: Hiking, cultural, breeding of the fighting bull, visit to the mill, etc.


It is located in Santa Elena, (Jaén). Direction Madrid, leaving Andalusia, exit 257. From there, there are 800 meters to reach the Mesón.

Hotel El Mesón de Despeñaperros wants the traditional to regain relevance, that the travelers who come to the hotel, capture from the senses its philosophy, personalized attention, rest and gastronomy, enjoying the heat and smell of a fireplace, tasting a traditional cuisine where regional handcrafted products prevail, or enjoy incredible views, appreciate the rest that nature offers.

A spacious and cozy living room from which you can admire the spectacular landscape of Despeñaperros. Equipped to receive 100 diners, ideal for people who want to stop along the way and all kinds of celebrations and events such as weddings, banquets, business meetings, etc.

The kitchen offers a gastronomy typical of the Mediterranean diet, with typical specialties of the indigenous gastronomy of Jaén such as the home-made partridge pate, typical of the La Carolina area, the chanterelles from Despeñaperros, the Alfonso XIII omelette, the bush meat. in mushroom sauce, grilled meat.

In summer you can enjoy the best cuisine from the privileged terrace overlooking the Sierra de Despeñaperros. There is also a café-bar where drinks and light meals are served throughout the day.

The Mesón Despeñaperros Hotel has a privileged environment. Located in a quiet area and in contact with nature, accessing from the A4 Madrid-Cádiz highway at its entry into Andalusia in the province of Jaén.

Being in a privileged enclave, it offers different alternatives: cultural, sports, adventure and nature, which will surprise and enrich any visitor.

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