This is a beautifully restored, characterful and boutique hotel in the centre of a bustling city, close to the old quarter with the Alcazaba, Cathedral, parking and shops, etc within a very short distance. Our Junior Suite (room 102) was a brilliant choise as this overlooked the lovely Spanish square and monument with views to the castle beyond, and two balconies! The baths were brilliant - we did them twice during our two-day stay and had a relaxing massage on the first evening.
After a hot arrival and walking round the city, castle, etc, the baths were heaven with differing water temperatures, Jacuzzi and water/spiced tea all adding to the invigorating, yet highly relaxing experience.
Food was brilliant and good value, with half or full portions available, plus a great selection of tapas dishes. Good quality wines were a reasonable price for a top quality hotel.
Staff were friendly, polite, efficient and attentive - we could not fault their service at all. The hotel was one of the best we have come across while travelling around Spain - thank you to the staff for making our stay an extremely enjoyable one.
Note: Getting to the hotel through narrow one-way streets was an adventure, even with the address plugged into the Satnav. Best solution is to park in the San Pedro underground car park literally a minute's walk away. Show your ticket to reception as they have an agreed 16 euro a day charge agreed with this car park. Car park is spacious and easy to park in.
Also handy is to have a detailed printed street map so you can get your bearings as one-way system is challenging, to say the least!! A cool beer on arrival under the hotel's cooling arches was most welcome!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel embodies the perfect mix between tradition and modernity in an exceptional building. An 19th Century work refurbished by Alonso Balaguer, the famous architecture studio from Barcelona. The hotel makes us appreciate the harmonious merging of forms, textures and colors where the modest gives life to new attitudes and sensations. Plaza Vieja Hotel & Lounge is the perfect place to ease your senses, have a cocktail or enjoy a good book. And it's also the right place to live a unique experience: the Arabian Baths Aire de Almeria. A millenarian tradition that all our guests will be able to delight themselves with. Experience through their senses with water therms at different degrees or choose the most appealing massage in our special relax room. Even if the guest prefers so, the massage can be in its own room ... more less
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