Its easy to be sceptical about some of the venues which appear on tripadvisor, but don't quite living up to their reviews. This certainly was not the case at Costa Vella, which equalled and even surpassed in some places the excellent write-ups that have appeared here.
We were completely new to Santiago, just coming for an explore as my wife has a summer school here in July. We did a bit of research and liked the look of Costa Vella so booked it up and as ever, hoped for the best. Well, the best duly arrived as we got there early at this pretty little hotel and recieved a warm welcome in english (which didn't really serve our purposes as my wife is learning Spanish and finds it difficult when everyone insists on speaking English) and was allowed to store our cases while we went for a coffee and wander whilst our room was cleaned.
The hotel is spotlessly clean, our room was lovely with a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside and garden, where we had countless coffees, snacks and drinks. The whole staff were as charming as I've ever come across (just good business sense which does not seem to be that prevalent in this industry anymore) and keen to answer any queries about touring the town or area. We had breakfast each morning on the landing next to our room which had the same spectacular views. The breakfast is simple but hearty and they'll keep feeding you until you explode.
We will most certainly be back to Santiago, we loved the town and the people, but only if we can get rooms here.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Costa Vella Santiago De Compostela