Most first-time visitors come to V-G to see the medieval area. La Casa's location is inside a historic landmark, facing the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and right next to the San Miguel church. It is the best location for walking around the medieval area, shaped like a nut and therefore referred to as 'la almendra' (the almond).
We reserved our room through Booking.com. A few days before our arrival, I rec'd an email from La Casa with some very useful info re: a specific address to give to the taxi driver. By driving up to the Cuesta de San Francisco 1, you can wheel your luggage up to the door of the building and avoid the main stone staircase from the Plaza. That will save your energy for the unavoidable haul up 3 shallow flights of stairs to the top floor of this historic building. In the email, the manager asked me for my expected arrival time. I'm glad I noticed her email and replied to her. She seems to be the only person there and when she goes out, the door is locked. Since she knew our arrival time, she was there waiting for us. She even offered to help carry our luggage up the stairs.
Our room, no 8, was on the top floor. Spacious and well-lit, with a nice, modern bathroom. The lounge and breakfast room has a free computer and comfy sofas. If we had taken all 3 upstairs rooms, it would have felt like we had rented a whole house. Free wifi was available throughout.
After check-out, I asked if we could leave our luggage since there was no luggage storage at the train station. The manager welcomed us to do and gave me a set of keys so I could let myself in and leave when I wanted. This generous touch was greatly appreciated as we had a late afternoon departure. We ended up spending an hour in the lounge, using the free computer and wifi.
My only gripe is that you need 3 keys (main door of building, door to La Casa and door to your room) and the 2nd lock is a bit tricky to open. It took me 3 attempts to open the door. One really needs to have the dexterity of a safecracker to 'feel' for the position the lock needs. As in many hostals and pensions, there is no attendant late at night. After midnight, we could hear someone banging at the door, trying to get in.
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