The reviews seem a little mixed, especially in regard to noise. I found it quiet and it was fully booked when I stayed. I guess a lot might depend on how considerate your fellow guests are. Maribel herself is, as other reviews suggest, extremely helpful. On top of that, so are the other folk who work there. Couldn’t fault them for hospitality. My room was a little tired but very clean, the shower was good and the mattress brilliant. For me it was among the best places I stayed on the entire route.
We stayed in Pension Maribel for 1 night on the Camino (party of 6). We had 3 rooms, quite simple, all very clean, comfortable beds and excellent showers (essential for the Camino!). Maribel herself is a joy - very friendly and helpful. She will provide recommendations for an evening meal. Breakfast was basic but more than adequate. You are virtually on the Camino route - about 4-5 hour walk (with coffee stops) to Santiago.
Maribel is the best hostess in Galicia and an “angel de la guardia”!!! She hosted 5 exhausted friends who had just completed the 22 km leg of the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage to Pedrouzo. She even gave us a ride to and from the local restaurant which was a god send at the end of the day. Bravo Maribel!!! Nos distes fuerza para seguir nuestra caminata! Mil gracias, Rosario, Ana M., Sheila, Denise y Ana H.
There are two excellent things about Pension Maribel, one is the lovely Maribel, I guess who is the owner and the second is that it’s a few hundred meters from the Camino. The problem is O Pedrouzo. A bland modern strip of buildings down the highway with not much to recommend themselves. I only found one good restaurant, which is Casa Santaia, which was fabulous and also has a guesthouse, but it’s 0.5 km from the Camino. Probably very good but not convenient. O Pedrouzo is 20 km from Santiago and probably where most pilgrims will want to stay in their last night and to party. It’s an awful town and Pension Meribel is an unimpressive pension compared to the others I have stayed at in the last 100 km. The photos on the website are a good representation of the pension but it’s cheaply fitted out compared to other locations on the Camino. The walls are paper thin and I can hear conversations in the communal kitchen below and for steps and conversation in the floor above. I cannot stress enough the noise. It’s what I imagine a student dormitory to be like. The room itself is ok with a double bed and a cheap sofa bed. The furniture is flimsy. The shower room is better but it also has problems. The shower drains more slowly than the water is delivered so the cover in the drain floats off. Because the hot water took some time to arrive the tray was almost full and lapping at the top so I had to shower super fast to avoid flooding the bathroom. My visit is right at the beginning of the season. I don’t see the shower enclosure or the furniture surviving. I do however expect an o reflow from the shower into the kitchen below. There is no hairdryer in the room which is helpful for fast drying shoes, but on the positive side there is a laundry machine in the kitchen. I retail year won’t be back here, easily the worst place I have stayed in the last 6 nights but there isn’t probably much choice locally if you want a private room. I have ear plugs and will leave before sunrise and the bed is comfortable so it’s really not so bad. …
3 of us stayed here for 1 night as we prepared for the final stage of the Camino de Santiago. It is a lovely, well kept pension just a short walk from the Camino and a short walk into the village nearby. The rooms were spacious, very clean and well presented. The bed was excellent. Service was very prompt and very friendly. No complaints about staying here.