We have just returned from a 12 night stay in Valladolid. The hotel Gareus was a perfect choice for us. The room we had was extremely spacious, with a large entrance lobby area housing a safe, mini bar and wardrobe. There were 2 doors off this, one led into a very large bathroom with double sinks, toilet (of course!) bidet and a bath with an extremely powerful shower over. The other door led into the bedroom area, with a massive and wonderfully comfortable bed, 2 armchairs a table and desk area with a flatscreen TV. There were also 2 floor to ceiling double French doors opening onto Juliet balconies with a view over a side street. The soundproofing was very efficient, and whils't there is nothing you can do about street noise, there were very heavy curtains hanging and we never found it to be a problem. We were so happy with our room that all was good!. The location was fantastic. Just 5 minutes to the train station, which was very clean and well served to visit many of the surrounding cities in the region and so helpful. The bus station is about 10 minutes walk away again with excellent services on many routes. The main centre was 5-10 minutes walk with great tapas bars and restaurants very contained and accessible.....a happy place to return to after many daily trips out on the trains and buses. I conclude with previous comments that for a longer stay it is essential to have some Spanish spoken to enjoy all that is available, as there is very little English spoken...if at all! That said, my efforts to make myself understood with my Spanish were met with understanding and interest...if you make an effort people respond as always in life.We have travelled most of Spain, trying to visit areas of interest for it's culture, food and wine. We are most fond of the North/ NW of Spain for testing all of these (including our Spanish) and this region is an absolute gem. I wondered if a 12 night stay would be too long....as it turned out we felt we needed a couple more days just to complete outr travels around and would quite happily have spent more time in Valladolid. We now would like to go back...something we don't normally do due to there being so many other places to visit, however for us this turned out to be a perfect place in more ways than one!
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