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“Beautifully restored, great location, but noisy.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hospederia San Martin Pinario
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza de la Inmaculada 3, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain   |  
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“Beautifully restored, great location, but noisy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Huge old restored convent, beautifully done. I like the atmosphere and combination of the wandering pilgrims being welcomed for a lower price in addition to the regular guests. Rooms and bathrooms were great until someone in one of the next rooms used it and it felt like it was happening in your room. Could hear a complete conversation of the guy next door asking to change rooms at 6am. Big breakfast and as long as you take good ear plugs along, this is a great location for the price!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

We planned a driving tour through Spain and were looking for well located hotels at a reasonable price. We were pleasantly surprised by the grandeur of the hotel and it's stones throw location from the cathedral.

The rooms were not spectacular and the hotel had limited amenities , including AC. Although there was a little trouble finding close parking there was little else we could fault. At the price point we paid it was extremely good value (probably too good. ) so if you are looking for a good nights rest without the price - this is your place.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Pros: Location. Price.

Cons: I am biased; having stayed here twenty years ago, I was shocked how commercialized it has become in every sense (building, 'receptionist', breakfast room, room facilities, etc.) Yes, it is comfortable and clean, but it was just like staying at a regular hotel in a renovated old building. I expected more from this place. I have stayed enough monasteries to say there are better choices out there. Don't let the old architecture fool you.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We stayed for one night here in July 2012 and loved it. The rooms really did reflect their monastic origin. I suspect if you are the sort of person who expects to be in the lap of luxury you will be disappointed - it did have a slightly spartan feel to it - but the place was roomy and beautiful with helpful and friendly staff. Also the price was fantastic

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

The reason why this place gets two balls is the location. Very central, yet very quiet. There is also some nice details in how the old convent is present, in details of the interior as you walk from the entrance to the reception, for instance. Unfortunately, otherwise it felt really lousy and stingy. One thing is the structural elements:The very small double room we had for three nights had a reading light and bedside table only for one side of the bed. What is that? There was a cupboard with four hangers. For two people... No desk or table in the room, but an iron rack of shelves (for storing what??? I did not get it) and a suitcase stand of iron in front of the window. Feels like sleeping in a spare room where some disused pieces of furniture are stored. Our towels were not replaced, the two plastic glasses we received on the first day were thought to last for three days apparently. The ventilation in the bathroom did not function. Sorry about this, Santiago is beautiful, but some care and comfort should be provided for the price paid at this hotel/convent.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights and enjoyed the monastic experience with no TV, phone, and wi-fi only though the cafeteria on the main floor. Small rooms and bathrooms but sufficient for sleeping and daily showers. €5 breakfast was just so-so, but hey its 5 euro! GREAT location...right across from the breathtaking cathedral and only a 5 minute trek from the main alleyways where all the restaurants are. There's a great little courtyard in the middle of the monastery turned hotel that is very serene and a great way to reflect on the magic of Santiago de Compostela. Loved the experience and "roughing it" a bit! I LOVED this city!!

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I stayed at this hotel several times over 3 weeks in May 2012. The staff were most pleasant and helpful, the rooms reflected the monastic origins of the hotel, and were very clean and comfortable, with a modern en suite. Its location near the Cathedral is ideal for pilgrims, and there are many eateries nearby. There are also dormitories for pilgrims on the fourth floor, but I haven't seen this accommodation. Breakfast was available for 5 euros, and included juices, fresh friuit, yoghurt, cheeses, meats, cakes, cereals, toast and a variety of breads, plus tea and coffee...very good value..pilgrims have hearty appetites!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plaza de la Inmaculada 3, 15704 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Location: Spain > Galicia > A Coruna Province > Santiago de Compostela
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Ranked #23 of 74 Hotels in Santiago de Compostela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hospederia San Martin Pinario 2*
Number of rooms: 127
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