as they are usually historical buildings that have been changed into a hotel. This is the second visit to this Parador, and it did not disappoint me. Rooms are filled with antiques (or a good facsimile of) and the bathrooms are large and modern. You cannot beat the location of this Parador as it is on the main square of the old part of Santiago; the main church a few hundred yards away. Good breakfast buffet. Beware, Parador will quote a price for room and fullboard (three meals) a day, which is very expensive. Just get breakfast.
Employees can be snooty, ignore and go for the experience. Free WiFi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Hospital, late 15th century pilgrim¿s hostelCombining history, art and tradition, the goal of pilgrims and the emblem of St. James, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in the Plaza do Obradoiro, forms together with the cathedral one of the world’s most remarkable, and most visited, urban settings. The Hostal, which first saw life as a Royal Hospital in 1499 to house the many pilgrims arriving in Santiago, today still invites the traveller to enjoy this universal and fascinating city. Considered the oldest hotel in the world, it is also one of the most luxurious and beautiful. It has four extremely beautiful cloisters, elegant public rooms, spectacular bedrooms and a luxurious dining room offering Galician style fish and meats and the classic apple filloa pies and crème brulee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parador De Santiago De Compostela Hotel Santiago De Compostela