A boutique hotel for oenophiles and gastronomes in Spain's wine country.
After a four-year renovation, the Hotel AF Pesquera opened in April 2011 in an airy, 100-year-old, former flour factory in Peñafiel, the regional capital of Ribera del Duero. Of the 36 rooms, there are 24 doubles, two suites and four lofts; the rest are so-called "special rooms," done in black and white and named after famous novels. Rooms --- and beds --- are small, but all have cable TV and mini-fridges, glass walls in showers and bathrooms and Internet access. Hues throughout the hotel are muted, warm neutrals accented by tone-on-tone patterns and occasional splashes of color. The hotel’s Luna Llena restaurant offers a modern spin on regional dishes with local ingredients and great presentation. There's also a very nice wine list, with special bottles available from the on-site La Bodega de Alejandro. In addition, the ground floor houses a bar and a lounge. Various sizes of meeting rooms and function rooms are also available for events, including a below-ground wine tasting cellar. Fitness fans will appreciate the spa and workout room.