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C/ Espiritu Santo, 1, 24500 Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
LaurenceBussetti Albuquerque, New Mexico
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a comfortable and clean hotel a bit away from the "action" of the town. HOWEVER in the AM when you leave for Camino you are as far as you can be on your way!! The hotel sits at the confluence of two rivers and its restaurant overlooks one of them. We opted to go back to town to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were doing the Camino and this place had everything plus. Our room was compact but the owner/host made up for this with a really big heart. Not to mention one of the finest dinners(slow cooked veal, fine red wine) we had on the entire journey. What really blew me away is that he offered to drive me, on his... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

When we checked in after a long day of hiking, with no reservation we ended up with a room with a shared bath. It was a decent accommodation for the price. The shining star, however, was Pablo! He talked us through the dinner menu and made suggestions. It was by far one of the best food and wine we had... More

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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stayed here with my wife after a long day on the Camino. The place was clean and nice. Once we engaged in conversation with the people working there, they became our friends for the stay. They went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The food in the restaurant was excellent both for dinner and breakfast which was... More

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Little and very clean hostal in the historic town of Villafranca del Bierzo , within one of the main routes of the Camino de Santiago. Its a quite inexpensive place (2 stars) where they serve very interesting meals in a charming dining room. The hotel is in the bank of a small and beautiful river. The staff is very helpful.... More

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Mount Lawley, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stopped at the Casa Mendez Villafranca del Bierzo while on the Camino Frances. The hotel is well located on the Camino at the opposite end of the town from which you enter - ie a head start on the next day. The staff are great with at least one person with good English. They asked which room we wanted... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I would not recommend this hotel. Service is weak. No reception area( doubles as a bar area) Locals are loud in the restaurant and bar area. Internet is very spotty in the rooms. Rooms are small and not particularly well appointed. The meal we had was at best average.

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London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
73 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Stayed here on our Pilgrimage to Santiago. It took forever to check us in, which wasn't great after a long walk. The room was average, but the restaurant and food was very, very good. It is also on the path, and easy to find.

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Address: C/ Espiritu Santo, 1, 24500 Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Leon > Villafranca del Bierzo
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Villafranca del Bierzo
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