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Hotel Ruta Jacobea
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Was quite surprised to find this hotel charged us 50 euros for two salads and an appetizer sized plate of broiled scallops. No drinks but also charged us for regular water and bread that seemed to come with the dinner, but were itemized on the bill.

The room had an absurd shower that sprayed on the floor rather than in the tub, a worn dirty carpet, and truly uncomfortable beds. On a really cold night there was no heat in the room. Most of all was that this room cost twice what other hotels that were in walking distance of it (and so much cleaner and more comfortable) are charging.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed here on our last part of the Camino. We preferred the earlier places we'd stayed (Hostal Teodora in Arzua, O Acrivo in Rúa). It was nice, but a bit impersonal - bigger than the previous two, bit more up-market. Drawback for us was that the heating was aircon rather than radiators, which made it harder to dry our wet clothes. Bedrooms were clean, if a bit small. Could've done with more blankets too. Good overall.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

Its location near the Santiago de Compostela’s airport makes this hotel not a common stop for those doing El Camino. For us resulted in a different and nice stay. If a little dated our room was big at any standard, a welcome change after several nights in small modest places. In fact it had even an emptiness feeling because the furniture was insufficient for the space. I guess that this hotel is more oriented to business and conference travelers so the restaurants level and prices were established according to such clientele. Then, beware that the town’s alternatives for dinner are very limited so you have to go early if want to avoid the hotel´s prices. However the room rate was fair offering a good value as a whole.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

No such thing as a pilgrim special discount price like they advertised on camino. They charge €54 for one person room in April. 3 star hotel with no mini bar(they took out the fridge),dirty carpet,and not so hot water temp in the shower which any pilgrim would desire at the end of the wet and cold day. And most importantly no wifi in the room(at least the one I got). You gotta go out in the hallway or in the lobby. They shouldn't advertise wifi is available in the room.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

one of the more upscale hotels along the camino--a bit isolated from other places, so not much choice in terms of places to eat,but food was quite good--a bit pricier than others along the way, but sometimes you gotta pamper yourself.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

From our Camino walk we arrived tired and not looking our best, rucksacks on our backs and walking sticks in our hands. We walked into a pristine clean smart empty dining room, looking rather out of place. We were treated as any smart diner, with grace and charm, to a wonderful meal.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 October 2005

Rooms are large, well equipped (even a machine to press your pants). Nice bathroom with double basins.
Quiet place at 5 minutes from the airport.
The best part is the bar and the restaurant. The food is outstanding but still reasonably priced. Octopus and fish is something one must try.

  • Stayed: October 2005
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Address: Rua Lavacolla 41, 15820, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Region: Spain > Galicia > Province of A Coruna > Santiago de Compostela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #48 of 74 Hotels in Santiago de Compostela
Price Range: £42 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ruta Jacobea 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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