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“Paradise! A true oasis in Santiago”
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Costa Vella Hotel
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“Paradise! A true oasis in Santiago”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

I cannot say enough about this sweet, lovely oasis in the heart of Santiago. The staff was simply dreamy from beginning to end and I felt like I was at home the entire time. It was magical - plus economical and centrally located!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We really enjoyed this hotel. The staff were beyond excellent and helpful. They were knowledgeable about the area, answered our questions, did our laundry, and had a wonderful breakfast. The room was clean and well appointed with a separate sitting room. The location was good and, in better weather, the outside terrazzo area would have been beautiful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canada
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

The staff at Costa Vella know the true meaning of "hospitality". From our first email inquiry to our farewell from the manager, we were treated with kindness and warmth. We felt almost like family!
The hotel is very well located in Santiago for visiting the old city. It has beautiful garden and although the rooms are small by North American standards they spotlessly clean. There are stairs but the staff insisted on carrying our bags up and down. There is attention to detail in the hotel with good toiletries and even candies in the room. Breakfast was delicious: fresh orange juice, croissants, breads, cheese, fruit etc.
We loved staying there and highly recommend it. We will return one day.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed at Hotel Costa Vella the night before we set off to begin our walk from O Cebreiro to Santiago. We had booked the small ground floor bedroom, despite the warning of the owner that it may be rather noisy in the morning, being opposite Reception. This was the only room available, and encouraged by previous reviews, we were not too concerned. When we arrived, Antonio said there had been a cancellation, and invited us to have a beautiful upstairs suite with fantastic views, at no extra cost. Breakfast was wonderful ..excellent choice, beautifully served by staff who were extremely friendly and eager to make the experience special. Nothing was too much trouble.
We were so impressed that we decided to cancel our booking of two nights in a 4* hotel for the end of our pilgrimage. Costa Vella had the same two nights available, ( in two different rooms! ), which we were delighted to book instead. On completion of our walk, it was like coming home. We had no doubts that a warm welcome awaited us. And for our last night in this beautiful city we slept soundly in that little downstairs room ..cosy, warm and comfy. We hope to return, and will look no further than Costa Vella, a beautiful little hotel in a perfect spot from which to explore and enjoy Santiago de Compostela.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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limerick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2013

we arrived at hotel tired at end of camino and simply could not have found a nicer spot to relax
and chill. hotel is absolutely gorgeous, bright, sunny, yet so comfortable in its design. breakfast on balcony was terrific and private with views over garden and spires of city. really enjoyed it and was sorry to leave but will definately go back for a weekend again.even when it rained one evening we were happy and relaxed in garden with glass of wine.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We booked for one night thanks to the raving reviews here on tripadvisor and we are glad we did. When we wrote an e-mail for booking about 8 weeks in advance we were informed that there were only two rooms left which we thought was a very good sign.

The hotel is located at the beginning of the traffic free central area of Santiago, about 10 minutes on foot from the Cathedral. The hotel has a deal with a nearby parking where you can leave the car for the whole day for 10 euros. We were welcomed by a very friendly and informative receptionst who showed us our rooms and explained all the main attractions on the map.

The rooms were very nice and of average size, with a newly renovated bathroom (if it wasn't new it definitely looked that way). One of the rooms was overlooking the road and was more noisy than the other, facing the yard. The internal patio hosts a very nice bar that is used both by the hotel guests and locals coming from outside. We found the garden area to be the absolute highlight of the hotel.

In the morning we were served a wonderful breakfast that included freshly squeezed orange juice and Tarta de Santiago (local almond cake). Breakfast is served either in the garden, in the main bar area on the ground floor or on the first floor overlooking the garden.

We absolutely loved Costa Vella and suggest to stay here when visiting Santiago.

PS: do not miss a visit to the Cathedral; it is a mystic happening, even if you are not Catholic

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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israel
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

the perfect choice to visit santiago de compostela
RIKI will do everything he can for you to enjoy the staying
if you have a car you will have to leave it at a parking place near the old city but if you are lucky during weekends you can park your car near the hotel for free.
saturday nigths starting at 20:00 there are local backpipes bands going around and visiting diferent bars and restaurants.
i went to la pulperia just 50 meters up the street from the hotel and spend 3 hours of fun hearing the diferent groups singing with the locals and eating .it is a local bar visited by locals and you have 6 or 7 plates to eat and plenty to drink .
don't forget to visit the market in the old town and have your ration of pulpo a la feiria
(octopus market style)

Room Tip: upper floors looking the garden you will see the view of the hills around santiago
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Costa Vella Hotel
Address: Rua Porta da Pena 17, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Region: Spain > Galicia > Province of A Coruna > Santiago de Compostela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
#5 Family Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
#10 Business Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic city. charming coffee terrace enclosed by the medieval wall. Place of historic interest. ... more   less 
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Costa Vella Santiago De Compostela

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