The location of the hotel is very good. It is practically 100 metres from the starting point of the Calle Mayor. Given that Palencia is such a small place, this is extremely good. However, at the same time I do not see a lot of tourists going to Palencia and hence do not know how much value this will add. Almost everyone has a car of his / her own and can go to any part of Palencia within 10 minutes.
The staff in the hotel are friendly. Their knowledge of English is limited but you cannot blame them for not trying. The general condition of the hotel is a bit rundown. However, this does not impact the condition of the rooms. The rooms are nice and clean. Even if not very big in size, they are not small also - quite moderate size. There is a lot of noise that does come through from the adjoining rooms - in fact some times it is as if there is no wall. The beds are nice but the one I used needed to have it's springs oiled. They made a bit too much noise even if one was turning. The internet in the room is free and the speed is ok - video streaming is possible. The toilet is clean although the shower area in my case was a bit too small and claustrophobic. The towels were also clean.
The facilities consist only of a swimming pool and one restaurant beside it. It is an open air restaurant and during summer it is very very nice. The menu is a bit limited. You can make out that the hotel is running on a tight budget as during my total stay of 3 nights, I saw only 2 waiters in the restaurant and 2 people in the front office. The consistency of the food may be an issue as I ordered the same dish on 2 consecutive evenings and got 2 very different fishes with generally the same accompaniment. The taste could not be faulted though. The breakfast was simple but filling. There were cold cuts, sweet breads, regular bread, fresh fruit, yogurt and cheese, coffee and the ubiquitous spanish omelette with potato.
Overall, I would stay here again if I had to.
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