I am surprised that so many reviewers have called this hotel a luxury hotel because it is not. It's a hotel in a magnificent historic building, very well kept, and its location cannot be beaten but the service is unimpressive. For those who want a 5-star experience I would recommend Quinta da Auga, a "Relais and Châteaux" hotel , 4 km away from the Parador, with the best Spa that I have been to. Having stated that I must admit that I would stay at the Parador again if I were to visit Santiago de Compostela once more. We stayed in a superior room on the 4th floor. It was large, very large - the size of a king's room, clean, quiet and warm. The bed was very comfortable. We ate at Restaurante Enxebe. Don't do it! Food is average and service is indiferent. We had dinner on New Year's Eve at Restaurant dos Reis; a completely different experience - food was delicious and servers were attentive. When we finished our meal we were given a small bag with 12 grapes each and we ate them at Praza do Obradoiro at midnight because we decide to join the crowd that was gathered there waiting for the New Year. There was a party organized by the municipality with live music and fireworks. We had a lot of fun. Finally, I must add that you should not expect anything special for breakfast. There are many choices but nothing is really delicious and restocking was a big issue. People had to stay in line for a while to wait for bread - a very basic item, the first day that we were there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Hospital, late 15th century pilgrim¿s hostelCombining history, art and tradition, the goal of pilgrims and the emblem of St. James, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in the Plaza do Obradoiro, forms together with the cathedral one of the world’s most remarkable, and most visited, urban settings. The Hostal, which first saw life as a Royal Hospital in 1499 to house the many pilgrims arriving in Santiago, today still invites the traveller to enjoy this universal and fascinating city. Considered the oldest hotel in the world, it is also one of the most luxurious and beautiful. It has four extremely beautiful cloisters, elegant public rooms, spectacular bedrooms and a luxurious dining room offering Galician style fish and meats and the classic apple filloa pies and crème brulee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parador De Santiago De Compostela Hotel Santiago De Compostela