Considered by some the world's first hotel, the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos (Catholic kings’ hostel) started as a pilgrim hospital after the monarchs visit to Santiago. They saw that the existing hospital was insufficient and earmarked a part of the "war profits" to build this beautiful building to serve "all the devout, sick and healthy that will come to the city."
That Royal Hospital, which opened in 1509, was made with the vocation to be the largest and with the best infrastructure of the entire pilgramage route... And boy was it achieved!
There still remain some of the "protocols" that were established to care for the sick, in which it is even specified that each one have a drywall so that the doctor can specify what should be eaten, how often they should change the straw of the mattresses to prevent infection ... Medical care ... As well as "spiritual", being that they made it obligatory to say the Lord's Prayer five times a day. Among the curiosities, it amazes me that they tended to the sick and the pilgrims in more than "half a dozen European languages.”
Transforming afterwards into a hospital ("pure and simple"), in the late fifties it became a Hostel, becoming part of the Paradores Nacionales (state run tourist hotels) network becoming one of their emblems.
The cloisters, chapels, stables ... Each and every one of the antique rooms have been remodelled and adapted to current needs, being that the hotel now not only provides refuge for its guests but also for events of all kinds: from weddings and cocktail parties, fashion shows, conferences, dances. .. Our heritage at the disposal of the public for the use and enjoyment of all.
This charming hotel is found in an old two-storey house. It's location is very good because it is situated in the historic centre of Santiago de Compostela. Both the rooms and common areas are decorated in a modern style with good taste and colour. Without doubt, the best thing in the house is the yard, a magical place to enjoy the sunset.
This hotel is perfect for people who like modern architecture. The rooms are beautiful and very comfy, as is the whole building. Also it has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a sauna. This hotel is located in a beautiful setting and only 5 minutes from the cathedral. I only ate in the hotel one day but it was very good. Highly recommended.
The Hotel Attica 21 is in a secluded area of La Coruna. In October 2010 I spent a weekend in this hotel for a wedding and was very satisfied with the stay as it has all the comforts of its class (4 stars) and everything is very new and in good condition. The wedding banquet was held at the hotel and I must say the food was excellent and plentiful, all highly decorated and well served. The waiters were very friendly. As for the room, it was furnished with modern style in oil colors and wenge. The bathroom was spacious and had a bath with half screen. The only bad thing was that it was far from the center.
This campsite is the perfect spot if you're visiting Santiago de Compostela, just 2km from the cathedral and the historic centre (if you don't fancy walking, there's a convenient bus). It has all the necessary facilities: holiday bungalows, shopping area, caravans, bathrooms, supermarket, coffee shop, laundry, restaurant and pool ... The area is shadey, and very quiet. The price for 2 people + motorhome + electricity = 22.10 (VAT included). It's open all year round, and the staff are lovely.
I enjoyed this hotel. It's very close to the Obradoiro square. It's well maintained and very pretty. It used to be a monastery, and has been tastefully converted. It has a patio with lovely grounds and the rooms are spacious and are not lacking in detail. Overall the hotel is fine, if I go back to Santiago, I will definitely stay in this hotel.
This hotel is in a provincial capital, next to a beach with no more than 30 people in August, green areas, for sports or fishing, ancient monuments within a 5 minute walk, while just another 5 minutes from the centre. That can only be achieved in the city of Corunna. I feel like a VIP.
This tiny 3 star hotel is caring to the smallest detail. The porter parks your car, he also makes you breakfast; a small breakfast because of course you can't leave without trying the "tarta de Santiago". Cosy and comfy room, all super clean. Staff are always on hand to help with anything you need or want. And when you leave, your car is at the door and you're left with smile and being wished a good trip! LAST ONE!
A former paper mill transformed into a luxury hotel, Relais Chateau. It also has an amazing spa (only for guests aged 16+), a great place to relax after a day of hiking. The rooms are large and pleasant. The living room is topped by a stunning fireplace
The old convent of the Oblate has been converted into the Hotel AC Palacio del Carmen, a sober and elegant building which respects the traditional architectural and artistic style but has been eqipped for the needs of today. Located in the historic heart of the city of Santiago de Compostela, it is just 5 minutes from the Plaza del Obradoiro, near the University campus with easy access to the transport network. You'll find a beautiful garden with hydrangeas and camellias overlooking the Cathedral. The restaurant "The Camelio" perfectly blends traditional Galician cuisine with modern twists. The perfect choice for a trip to this wonderful city.
The Hesperia Coruña hotel has the good service we expect from luxury hotels and I had a very satisfactory experience except for three small details: room 506 has a cup stuck to the sink forcing you into an awkward position, it smells a bit musty, and the selection of newspapers available in the lobby is very poor.
I was surprised to find this hotel in Santiago de Compostela. The hotel has 14 or 15 rooms, but the ones we got were fantastic, made of wood and stone, with a contemporary design. The beds are cozy, the front desk service is great, trying to explain all we could see of the city. We were half board and although it was an open buffet, I really enjoyed it. The food was to design and servian you at the table, the breakfast was simple, but the orange juice was freshly squeezed at the time of ordering. I honestly like it with a juice, coffee, pastries and a bit of sausage with freshly baked bread for the hungriest, I think that's enough. It is a two star hotel, but I can assure you I have been in four star hotels and would be as good as this. It is also very well located, next to the market of Supplies and very close to the cathedral.
I spent a weekend at this hotel during the summer, and was delighted with it. The hotel is located on the outskirts of the city, in an office area near the hospitals. However, there are several streets with cafes, bars and restaurants nearby, so finding somewhere to have a drink isn't a problem. To get to the centre, you'll need to drive, or go by bus or taxi (you can catch either of these just steps from the hotel). It is modern, and everything is clean and new. The bathroom was sparkling clean, and the mattress was incredibly comfortable. As for breakfast, there is enough variety and everything is very good. Moreover, it's continually replenished. There were several types of cut fruit, sausages, pastries, freshly made omelette ... in terms of drinks, there were different types of tea on offer, coffee and hot chocolate. Service was great. Highly recommended.
This is a lovely hotel dating back to 1700, in one of those old Galician houses. Unlike normal hotels, which all look the same, this is made from stone and wood and has a courtyard adjoining the Ana restaurant (where you can enjoy an exquisite meal). The staff were always very attentive and friendly, there are clean rooms with plasma TV, desk, phone, internet, etc ... the marble bathroom has a hairdryer, towels, soap, etc ... luxury in central Santiago de Compostela for a reasonable price [60EUR per night]
Casa Porta de Santiago is a place which every pilgrim travelling the Camino Frances should visit. It's not exactly a hostel, more a house with rooms: there are three bedrooms (one with a double bed and bathroom), a kitchen with everything you need, a living/dining room, full bathroom, garden, barbecue facilities and garage. The price is 110 euros per day, quite expensive for the frugal spirit of the pilgrim. We only stopped for breakfast, which was indeed the most expensive of our trip, but the setting is beautiful and so close to Santiago, making it worth a stop, even if just to adjust your boots and enjoy a coffee.
I lived in La Coruna for ten years and know the Melia Maria Pita hotel well. When I got married, we had the wedding feast at this hotel and also hotel management invited us to spend a couple of nights in the honeymoon suite. It was truly great. No complaints, on the contrary, nothing but praise for all the hotel staff. And of course, it has wonderful views of the bay including the beaches of Matadero, Orzan and Riazor. Beyond Riazor stadium there is a building of very cool glass engineering work, which contrasts with the Tower of Hercules across the bay.
It is in the heart of Ferrol. The service of employees is great. It has its own parking lot which is to the right of the hotel. The outside of the hotel is beautiful, as well as its long corridors and beautiful, comfortable and cozy rooms. The hotel has free WiFi.
This is a small hotel with just 1 star, but which can easily hold its own alongside more luxurious hotels. Located in a small alley, near the Cathedral of Santiago, the hotel has rustic stone walls and wooden floors. The staff are lovely, especially the gentleman who greeted us on our arrival and was very friendly and did not stop giving advice and recommendations about the city. Totally recommended :)
After a comprehensive reform, the hotel reopened on July 1 2013. Modern and central, it's ideal for visiting the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela. It's on Calle Horreo, ten minutes walk from the cathedral, and just 100 metres from the train station and 200 metres from the bus stop for the airport bus. Just in front, public parking is available. The hotel has 132 rooms spread over eight floors, all equipped with safe, minibar, hairdryer, amenities, individual climate control, telephone and TV with satellite channels. In addition, the hotel has a fitness center, two meeting rooms, and free WiFi throughout the hotel.