My husband and I spent one night at Posada Regia while walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. We arrived in Leon by bus and it was a 15 minute uphill walk up Avenida Ordoño II from the bus/railway station to this nice hotel. We had a bit of trouble finding the hotel, but I blame it on inattentiveness on our part. Please note that Avenida Ordoño II turns into Calle Ancha, make a right turn on to Calle Regidores and you will see the main building of the Posada Regia directly on your right hand side. Once settled, you can keep walking uphill and the Leon’s Cathedral (Santa Maria de Regla) is 5 minutes away.
We did not have a reservation coming in to Leon and we were happy the staff could accommodate us. We were lodged in an overflow building (across the street and 100 ft. up an alley). At first I was worried we were not in the main building. But the building we were housed in was secure and our room was very nice. I found the room to be a good size, quiet and clean. Our bathroom had double sinks, a cute corner tub, plenty of hot water, good water pressure and big, fluffy towels. We also had an enclosed Juliet balcony! The WiFi signal was strong in our room, but the downstairs desktop computer for guest’s use was antiquated and barely working.
The staff was polite and very business-like. We paid for breakfast and the only complaint I had about it was the fellow guest’s actions regarding buffet etiquette. The one staff person working the buffet was running herself ragged trying to meet the 12 tables of patron’s demands. I did not have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, as the hotel is dead-center in Leon’s restaurant area!
Nothing to do with the hotel, but it could affect your visit to Leon… the Tourist Office by Leon’s Cathedral was one of the worst I have ever encountered in Europe. (When it was open… and I asked for suggested city sights I received a curt answer that consisted of just restaurant advice and then I was directed across the plaza to the cathedral… period… no other suggestions. I found these additional sites interesting:
#1) Cathedral of Leon (Santa Maria de Regla)
#2) Royal Pantheon/Basilica San Isidoro
#3) Leon Parador/Antiguo Convento de San Marcos
#4) City walls and gates
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- Also Known As:
- Posada Regia León