We drove out of the Picos de Europa and struggled to find anywhere that suited us so when we got to Fromista we were getting a bit desperate. Another Hotel was full so when we saw this place and it only had one room left we felt we had to take it. 95€ is a lot anywhere in Spain but it was our 25th wedding anniversary so what would you do? (plan better I hear you say...)
We had the room at the front which I think was ment to be the wheel chair accessible room as it had a large walk in shower/wet room which was nice but the water went out of the door onto the floor of the bed room. Probably my fault but I thought wet rooms were meant to cope with getting wet. Anyway the room was spacious, clean, had everything you'd expect in Spain (we take our own kettle ;-) and the air con and blackout curtain made for a peaceful night even though it was only a double bed ( we'd rather a king size but it was fine.
It's a bit harsh to knock this place. The guy is friendly and it has a modern charm with coffee always available in the little lounge where our host plays the blues through superior speakers.
Aside from this we asked our host where to eat. He recommended a place by St Martins church where we saw him later at the bar..perhaps not an impartial recommendation then. We indicated in our non Spanish speaking rubbishness that we wanted a table for two. The surly waitress huffed, threw a menu at us and walked off!! We didn't stay but had a lovely if not bizarre meal in a place just round the corner from here over a hostel. It was like stepping back in time to a Spanish hunting lodge with uniformed waiters, heavy classical music and...us! We paid the price for being British and wanting to eat before 10pm by beng the only ones there. The food was very good but over priced again. It was worth it to be served so attentively by to waiters. The one would walk out of one door and then pop her head around another door to see if we need our sparkling water topped up or another bread roll. We were tempted to move our table six inches each time to see if she'd notice! It was nice though - happy anniversary us.
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