Travelling from Alicante to the Santander ferry decided to break the journey half way and picked Zaragoza, first mistake. We booked online the day before but was unable to print out a map for directions. The drive from Alicante took longer than we thought and of course arrived when it was dark. Zaragoza was like driving round London, traffic light, rounderbouts everywhere and after trying to ask directions at the police station, 3 Spanish & 1 French man who all told us different directions. I was getting more and more frustrated and was totally stressed from almost going down bus/taxi lanes and trying to jump from lane to lane just like taking part in whacky races. Well eventually thanks to TomTom coming good in the end, managed to get within 50yards of the hotel. The final part was for me to drive down a pedestrianised presinct full of people which i was a bit dubious in doing as didnt want to get in trouble with the Spanish police. Luckily i spotted another car coming down this road so i went for it and turned down into the underground garage what a relief, i had done it. But of course the carpark attendant would not let me in as he had to have clearance from reception. He told me to turn around and drive back up and out onto the road again, guess what i said, so i just sat in the car while my wife ran back up to the hotel reception. Well we checked in and went up to our room, at first i didnt notice the room as went sraight for the mini bar and de-stressed with a cold beer, bugger the price, which turned out not to be that bad. We had a smoking room which i also needed desperatly, rooms nice size, two large beds put together, no views rather basic. Quite cheap online but breakfast was €15 per person so didnt bother as it is right in the town centre. Parking was €16. Staff not interested at all, Bar quite expensive and very old fashioned bit like i would imagine the house of commons to be like with the leather edged bar top and dark wood wall panels everywhere. Zaragoza seems a great place if you planning to see the sights and this hotel is as central as you could get but if your just breaking your journey like us, please dont bother, its not worth all the hassle. Pick one on the outskirts, or better again choose a smaller town hearby.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classical and traditional hotel with a unique location in the heart of the city Zaragoza, situated in a semi pedestrian street, surrounded by the best shopping streets and establishments of great social and cultural attraction. To get to the plaza of El Pilar only five minutes walking distance, which makes it the ideal accommodation for tour groups. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Goya Hotel Zaragoza