Casa Reais is very easy to overlook only because its exterior is simple and unassuming, and the sign is small. HOWEVER...the Casa Reais is chic, accommodating, and affordable for what it offers...in general, a GREAT FIND!!!
This boutique hotel is smallish/intimate, around four floors, with stairs and an elevator for convenience. Upon entering you are immediately greeted by one of the two very nice women who manage the hotel. The entrance area is small, and there is no lounge to hangout in, but we didn't see this as a problem as our room and its amenities more
than made up for that.
The room was so well decorated and the exposed stone walls and natural wood doors are so beautiful. I don't know who decorated this place but he/she did a great job. The lighting is indirect and soft...the beds are comfortable. The bathroom in dark tiles is very hip, and includes hairdryer, towel heater, and a great shower head.
The hotel is RIGHT on the Camino de Santiago, and is located just as you enter the old town. It has a very good tapas bar, and is steps away from an ATM and a very reasonable bakery. The bottled water and the spinach empanadas at the bakery are as cheap as they come in that city.
Our room was on a corner so we had enclosed balconies on two sides which made it fun to watch people passing below. We were able to see pilgrims arriving to Santiago with the excitement and reverence on their faces of having finally arrived.
At first my sister and I were disappointed that this hotel does not have a computer that we could use to check train and bus schedules, however, the managers were so gracious to research everything for us and make reservations for us online. I can't stress enough how much this helped make our stay so positive!
I want to mention also that from this location you can walk to the nearby bus stop and easily catch a bus to the bus or train stations...MUCH CHEAPER than taking a taxi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historical name of Casas Reais has served as an argument to design a theme hotel with 11 exclusive rooms and different, inspired all in real houses - some historical and others from pop culture - designed to discover the favorite fictional character each. This boutique hotel is located 150 meters from the cathedral of Santiago at the entrance of the old city from the French route of the Camino de Santiago. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the facility. All rooms at the Casas Reais P.R. are equipped with air conditioning, flat screen TV and private balcony. Just 50 meters from the Casas Reais parking is available. The hotel is located next to the Puerta del Camino, near the Centro Gallego de Arte and the Museo do Pobo Gallego (village museum). ... more less
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