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Hostal del Cardenal

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Paseo de Recaredo 24, 45004 Toledo, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice room, nice staff, nice restaurant. OK breakfast. We booked two rooms - and the cancellation policy is very clear - the cancellation fee is the full room charge. They debited my credit card immediately, despite booking a couple of months in advance, for the rooms and breakfast. We then had to cancel one room - Booking.com tried for us,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is so beautiful & unique. It is set in an old castle & within that there are the gardens, terraces & beautiful rooms. It's very close to Toledo city, just an escalator ride away :-) The staff are really kind & helpful too, all spoke English. I'd definitely come back here.

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Winter Park, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historical & loaded with character. Super cozy beds, exquisite palatial grounds & very reasonable prices. My son told me it was the most comfortable hotel bed he slept in & he's slept in a 100+ of them. The ambiance of the property is really cool. One of the only stretches of the old city walls that you can actually walk... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the old city wall, this hotel is first class. Upgrade to the superior standard room. More than worth it! Private terrace, sitting room, more than amazing. Be prepared for a lot of stairs. No elevators here but plenty of staff to haul the luggage. Will definitely stay here again.

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Hostel Cardenal and consider it to be a good place to stay in Toledo. It has an excellent location, quiet comfortable rooms, and helpful, friendly staff. The location is at the bottom of the hill next to the old city wall. Everything in the old city is accessible with a reasonable walk. Other reviewers... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Built in the old city wall, I felt like I was in a castle. The grounds were manicured, the decor elegant. It was an overload to the senses - beautiful! The room was huge, elegant with a porch that had a large closet with mirrors and the huge bathroom was off the porch. This room was fantastic for 3 women.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have stayed here on three occasions while visiting Toledo and it has maintained a wonderful place in our heart over the years. From the moment you enter the garden through the private gate in the city wall, you enter a magical oasis from the busy, touristy city and re enveloped by the peace and beauty. The staff are welcoming and... More 

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Cape Town SA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed three nights. This is a lovely vacation stop. The characterful building set into the old city walls is complemented by a luscious and very spacious garden and interesting furniture and artwork. Our room was noise-free apart from the sound of birdsong from the garden first thing in the morning. Very good breakfast to set one up for the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed one night to visit Toledo, walking. Superb location in style, friendly employees and a good restaurant. The rooms are spaceous, well designed and clean. Also of added value: quiet! This time of the year probably calm, lacking tourist. The restaurant serves good food, the waiters were helpfull, English could be better - as well as my Spanish fo course.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This former Cardinal's summer residence forms part of the historical fortifications of Toledo. The garden and grounds are beautiful and the whole atmosphere at the hotel is very old-style elegant and laid back at the same time. Rooms are big and nice and prices very reasonable. I would come back anytime!

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