Just returned from a 3 night visit with a friend to this excellent hotel. The hotel is 10 minutes from the airport by taxi and built right into the city walls with the pedestrianised city outside the front door and a lovely enclosed garden outside the back door.
We had 2 single rooms with balconies overlooking the street, each room was ensuite with shower, nicely furnished,large bed, french windows and small TV. Water, sweets and shampoo etc. provided. There is a lounge/library with great views and a telescope. The bar opens out onto a garden with fountain and numerous flowers and plants which was used by hotel guests and locals in the evening. We had breakfast in the bar which consisted of fresh orange, cereal, fresh bread, pastries and coffee for 5 euro.
The staff are excellent and helped us out with tourist information and printed out train timetables (La Coruna and Vigo close by), recommending bars/restaurants etc, always with a smile.
The hotel in it's own right would have been a great find but when you put it together with this excellent location in this town then it becomes brilliant. The town is pedestrianised and is steeped in history, with its cathedral and churches, monastries, university buildings and various historical sites plus mingled in with all this are what seems like hundreds of bars and restaurants. For 2 days we didn't buy a meal out as every bar gives you free tapas with each drink! At weekends it's particularly vibrant as the city is home to 30,000 students. What I also particularly liked was that English is not generally spoken or written so you have to try a bit of Spanish.
In summary I rate this lovely hotel in real Spain very highly and will return.
- 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