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Nestled in the serene countryside of Extremadura, Spain, our exquisite 4-star boutique hotel, Aqua et Oleum, is a masterfully restored olive oil mill. Surrounded by lush olive groves and boasting panoramic views of the historic Trevejo Castle, our hotel offers a unique blend of elegance and rustic charm. Each corner of the hotel weaves together a rich tapestry of history, art, and culture, complemented by a culinary experience that celebrates the finest local flavors. Immerse yourself in an ambiance where luxury meets tradition at Aqua et Oleum.

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Chef Ruben masterfully converts our on-site grown produce into exquisite creations. His welcoming smile ensures you’re not just a guest but a cherished member of our family.

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What our guests are saying...

Javier Gonzalez
19 June 2024
A wonderful hotel nestled in Extremadura. A group of nine of us rented the entire hotel for our office retreat for five days. The staff is very accommodating and they have a world class chef preparing the meals. I would highly recommend staying here and taking advantage of all the nearby sights Extremadura has to offer.
Leesa Alhadef
19 June 2024
3 couples traveling for two weeks together. Aqua Et Oleum was so terrific on all levels. Visiting rural Spain started as an adventure and ended up being a fantastic vacation. The staff at Aqua Et Oleum was just the right amount of helpfulness. The 8 guest rooms were each unique and well appointed. The luxury bedding and mattresses made for restful nights after delicious wine & dinners. The owner, Joseph Shortell, has created something wonderful in the renovated olive oil mill turned 4 Star hotel.
Gary Alhadef
19 June 2024
What a hidden gem! This place should be on all travelers bucket list. It is a restored old olive oil mill, turned into an 8 room boutique hotel. The owner, Joseph Shortell is a master of design and it is reflected in the tasteful preservation of the old combined with comfort. Spectacular views, relaxed atmosphere and a great staff including an outstanding chef. We will be going back!
Victoria Rb
24 March 2024
Hemos ido a comer y no nos imaginábamos un sitio tan bonito, el entorno es mágico y lleno de detalles, la comida espectacular y el trato tanto del cocinero como sobre todo de la camarera ha sido lo mejor, íbamos con dos niños y les han tratado genial, muy pendiente de ellos. Nos han enseñado las habitaciones y las distintas estancias y es una maravilla. No puedo más que recomendarlo al 100% y en cuanto podamos volveremos. Muchas gracias por todo 🤍
MAITE MARISCAL
7 March 2024
La atención fue única, nos sentimos como si todo el personal estuviera allí para atendernos cada minuto a todo lo que queríamos o necesitábamos. El lugar precioso, casa rincón puesto von detalle y el entorno de cuento de hadas... para repetir 👍
Miwel Skate
10 December 2023
Maravilloso lugar , recomendable al 100% . Sólo estuvimos comiendo , pero tanto el trato como la comida increíble. Deseando regresar y alojarnos allí.
Noelia Núñez García
6 November 2023
Un lugar con encanto escondido en un paraje natural extremeño. Una estancia magnífica, al complejo no le falta detalle y esta muy cuidado, las habitaciones son cómodas y con todos los accesorios necesarios, el servicio de limpieza hace un trabajo excepcional. Hay que mencionar el trato cercano y atento de todos los trabajadores, desde recepción a cocina pasando por todos los que allí hacen tu estancia tan idílica. Comimos fenomenal y no dieron muchos consejos para visitar la zona y disfrutar de los alrededores. Lo recomiendo 100%.
Beverly Marple
3 November 2023
The property was an old abandoned olive mill with a babbling brook running alongside, that was once used to press olive oil. Back then, the main structure was literally the place where they pressed the olives. When you see the giant press and mechanics which are still in place, you get a very real sense of the history. Today, the property has been preserved, restored, and reimagined into a charming hotel retreat in the stunning countryside of Villamiel, Spain. The rooms are well-appointed, with much thought, care and attention to detail. Likewise, the staff are highly skilled at making everyone feel right at home, has whatever they need, and ensuring your plans will run smoothly, just as planned. I can't say enough about this magical place and the people who make it all happen. There is so much to do and see in the area, as well. We can't wait to come back to explore more of Extramatura and the surrounding areas.
Dinesh CHANDIRAMANI
25 October 2023
Great place to stay! "The staff are amazingly friendly and gave us excellent service."
Arantza
20. June, 2024
Verified
A complete success We went to eat and it was a complete success. Everything was delicious but I have to highlight a grilled tuna with sautéed vegetables that was incredible and a baked cod that is one of the best I have ever eaten in my life. The restaurant, a renovated old oil mill with a lot of charm and a beautiful garden full of lavenders and rosemary. I recommend it without a doubt and we will repeat on the next visit to the Sierra de Gata
Leesa A
19. June, 2024
Verified
Renovated Olive Oil Mill turned 4 Star Hotel THIS PLACE!! We had a terrific visit to the Spanish countryside. This restored olive oil mill turned hotel earned every star of the 4 Star rating. It was like staying in someone’s home with all the privacy you want. The hospitality, the food, the comfort and the beauty of Aqua Et Oleum is the perfect mix for a memorable vacation. 8 unique guest rooms with luxury linens & beds were an added plus. We want to go back with our adult children.
Gary A
19. June, 2024
Verified
Spectacular, must visit boutique hotel in Extremadura, Spain What a hidden gem! This place should be on all travelers bucket list. It is a restored old olive oil mill, turned into an 8 room boutique hotel. The owner, Joseph Shortell is a master of design and it is reflected in the tasteful preservation of the old combined with comfort. Spectacular views, relaxed atmosphere and a great staff including an outstanding chef. We will be going back!
Borja D
3. June, 2024
Verified
Unbeatable It may be the best accommodation I have ever stayed in. I went with my partner and it was a success. There is a calm and stillness that makes you escape from the madding crowd of routine. They have a restaurant service where the chef offers you very personalized attention. The breakfast was varied and very rich. Maybe, and to put it in some way, you miss freshly brewed coffee. But it's not enough to tarnish what was an ideal getaway. The surrounding environment is very bucolic and Joseph's attention is exceptional. Without a doubt a place to repeat more than once.
Beverly M
3. November, 2023
Verified
Aqua et Oleum is heaven on earth! The property was an old abandoned olive mill with a babbling brook running alongside, that was once used to press olive oil. Back then, the main structure was literally the place where they pressed the olives. When you see the giant press and mechanics which are still in place, you get a very real sense of the history. Today, the property has been preserved, restored, and reimagined into a charming hotel retreat in the stunning countryside of Villamiel, Spain. The rooms are well-appointed, with much thought, care and attention to detail. Likewise, the staff are highly skilled at making everyone feel right at home, has whatever they need, and ensuring your plans will run smoothly, just as planned. I can't say enough about this magical place and the people who make it all happen. There is so much to do and see in the area, as well. We can't wait to come back to explore more of Extramatura and the surrounding areas.
Ashley M
25. October, 2023
Verified
A great, great getaway in Villamiel If you have a trip to Spain, you MUST make Villamiel a destination. Now let's talk about our stay... From the moment we set foot in Aqua Et Oleum Hotel, the phenomenal service left us in awe. It wasn't just a stay; it was an experience enveloped in an atmosphere that is meant to build core memories. Every room oozed attention to detail, showcasing the rich tapestry of history this place has been privy to over the years. The hotel's concept resonated deeply with us, bringing a touch of authenticity that's rare to find. There's nothing like this. When can you say you stayed at an olive mill surrounded by olive trees and a castle right in your backyard? Unreal.. We attended with a sizeable group, but I could easily see the appeal for solo travelers, corporate getaways, and family vacations. The versatility of this place is unparalleled! A special shoutout to the exceptional staff: Sophia, Noemi, Javy, Rosy, Irantzu, Chef Ruben, and Jose. Your dedication and warmth will never be forgotten. When we departed, saying goodbye seemed hard to do! I genuinely believe that everyone who was part of our group left with magical and unforgettable memories. I eagerly await my next visit. To the team at Aqua Et Oleum, thank you for making our stay memorable!
n f
25. October, 2023
Verified
Outstanding! Aqua et Oleum is a wonderfully outstanding hotel with amazing service and breathtaking scenery. The hospitality of Joseph the hotel proprietor is unparalleled and can’t thank him enough. Every single detail of the stay was to perfection and above and beyond expectations. It is rare to find such a stunning gem. A picturesque boutique hotel situated in a former historic olive mill situated in dreamy Extremadura is the perfect get away. An amazing venue with a wonderful pool, fabulous restaurant, and beautiful accommodation and friendly staff make for the perfect trip. - Nabeel
Alyson I
25. October, 2023
Verified
Lovely staff and charming environment Aqua Et Oleum was such a treat for my Aunts bachelorette and family vacation! As soon as we arrived the staff greeted us with so much love and care. The hotel has such a honey feel and charm to it. I loved how each room was unique and comfortable for everyone. I can’t wait to come back!!!
LizzieDallas
25. October, 2023
Verified
Weekend in Villamiel! First time in Spain and the hospitality at Aqua Et Oleum was impeccable. Joseph, Sophia, Javi and the entire staff were very accommodating and made us feel right at home. Thank you for sharing your piece of Heaven with us. We will be back!
Adventure38864022554
19. August, 2023
Verified
An unforgettable weekend. Spectacular, so I want to start by describing my review, because it is no wonder. Beautiful place, lovingly organized to serve everyone who wants to enjoy wild nature. Tranquility and peace describe it perfectly. I can't help but not name those who make your stay so comfortable, Sofía and Izaskun for anything you need, Noemiiii so kind and affectionate for my girls, they don't stop telling you about any place that may interest you. And of course Alberto and Ruben, what cooking, what quality, what dishes! Before you go, look for opinions you haven't found about the meals, because you already have Mine... SPECTACULAR! Postscript: don't come without trying the tuna and cheesecake, it's worth every penny!!😁 To repeat.

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