Hostal Royal Manzanares

Hostal Royal Manzanares is a Spanish comedy television series starring Lina Morgan. It aired from 1996 to 1998 on TVE1.

Hostal Royal Manzanares
Directed bySebastián Junyent [es]
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons4
Production companyPrime Time
Original release
Release15 February 1996 (1996-02-15) –
16 January 1998 (1998-01-16)



Reme, a small-town woman, arrives to Madrid together with her father Paciano and her hen Cristal and stay at the hostel owned by Asunción, Reme's aunt.[1][2][3]



Production and release


Produced by Valerio Lazarov's company Prime Time and directed by Sebastián Junyent,[7][8][2] the series was filmed in presence of a studio audience.[2] Just like some other comedy series of the time, it was based on an "inoffensive and banal" brand of humour driven by the histrionism of the characters.[9] It premiered on 15 February 1996, drawing 8,491,000 viewers (a 46.01% share).[10] The series dominated the prime time for the rest of its broadcasting run, with audience peaking on 15 May 1996 at 8,675,000 viewers and a 50.6% share.[11] The series finale aired on 25 December 1997, yet a special episode of compilatory nature aired in January 1998.[1]


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  3. ^ a b c d e f "¿Qué fue de los protagonistas de 'Hostal Royal Manzanares'?". Voz Pópuli. 6 September 2019.
  4. ^ Gómez Morales, Beatriz (2020). "La definición de una narrativa propia. La comedia televisiva española (1990-2018)" (PDF). Cuadernos.Info (46): 359. ISSN 0719-367X.
  5. ^ Gardó, M. (27 February 2014). "¿Qué fue de los protagonistas de 'Hostal Royal Manzanares'?". Las Provincias.
  6. ^ a b "Dos nuevos huéspedes". El País. 17 October 1996.
  7. ^ "Prime Time, la productora de Valerio Lazarov, un camino agridulce". Vertele!. 31 May 2004.
  8. ^ Vilches, Lorenzo; Berciano, Rosa A.; Lacalle, Charo (1999). "La ficción nacional, por fin a escena". Anàlisi. 23: 37.
  9. ^ Gómez Morales, Beatriz (2020). "Televisión crítica o industria de la risa. El caso de la comedia televisiva española (1990-2018)" (PDF). Revista Signa. 29. UNED: 477. ISSN 1133-3634.
  10. ^ "Lina Morgan, la reina del 'share'". El Norte de Castilla. 20 August 2015.
  11. ^ Marcos, Natalia (20 August 2015). "'Hostal Royal Manzanares' y otras series de Lina Morgan". El País.