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“Get Over The Stairs, Unbelievable Location, Great Value” 5 of 5 stars
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Hostal del Cardenal
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo de Recaredo 24, 45004 Toledo, Spain   |  
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Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Toledo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sitka, Alaska
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Get Over The Stairs, Unbelievable Location, Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Many have complained about the stairs getting up to reception. Yes there are plenty of them but the schlep is worth every huff and puff. I am 62 and with heavy luggage, taking my time, I made it just fine.

The rooms were well appointed, large (bay European standards), the breakfast was plentiful and the building lovely all with a very helpful and friendly staff.

I could not imagine staying anywhere else when I return to Toledo.

Room Tip: We chose a standard double and were very pleased.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Muscat, Oman
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We had an excellent deal at this hotel since our suite was free because of a summer promotion Best Western ran in 2012. After a week of nice but bare bones hotels in Grenada and Cordoba, the luxury of the Cardenal was much appreciated -- especially the comfy bed and extra pillows. Too bad it was January as we had a private balcony. Still, we made use of it with a bottle of wine we brought with us. Lovely grounds. We didn't eat at the restaurant. The escalators to the city center are just around the corner. Parking is available at the city underground garage nearby and the hotel provides a discount,

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

While the grounds and edifice were very nice, there was much left to be desired at the hotel. I'm never turned off by bad service in a restaurant, but when I am sleeping somewhere and paying a handsome sum to do so, the service should be at the very least, attentive. During our 2 night stay all of the front desk men where not only non-attentive, but rather crass and unwelcoming. I don't need someone to lay out a red carpet, but would it hurt to smile and be nice? PS While the inside of the room was well appointed and lavish, the claustrophobic view from the window was a wall and you can hear every sound from the next room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

I had an excellent stay at Hotel del Cardenal. My room was ready upon arrival in the late morning. The free wifi worked great and the bathroom was nice. The food at the restaurant was excellent and I received a discount on my meal since I was staying at the hotel. The only problem I had was that the lock mechanism in the door broke, so I had to wait about an hour for maintenance to fix the problem (The key would go in the door, but it would not unlatch the lock). Other than that, it was a great accommodation and it was nice to stay at a historic property.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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newcastle upon tyne
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

WE had a really delicious meal here. My husband is mad about lamb and said it was the best ever. My steak was just perfect, and the cream/nutty desert was perfection.
It is in a lovely setting, I wish we had paid the extra and stayed here rather than in Santa Isabel

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is in a grand old building in a great location but looks a little unloved inside. The staff are not very friendly and offer the minim of service. The breakfast is just OK. The rooms have little noise insulation from adjoining or overhead rooms. It offered nothing more than a budget priced hotel and I have stayed a better.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This hotel was a great find. We found a great deal online - two suites for 3 nights for the price of 2 nights. They only have 2 suites in the hotel. The rooms were huge, had a small sitting area off the bedroom and a large outside deck. The hotel is an old palace and is really lovely. Breakfast was good. We didn't eat at the restaurant attached to the hotel because there are so many great restaurants in Toledo.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Paseo de Recaredo 24, 45004 Toledo, Spain
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Location: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Toledo > Toledo
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Toledo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hostal del Cardenal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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