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“Ornithology in Salamanca”

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Hotel Alda Plaza Mayor
Ranked #38 of 70 Hotels in Salamanca
Asti
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11 reviews
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“Ornithology in Salamanca”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

If you love bird-watching, Hotel San Juan is the place for you!
At first we were disappointed because our fourth floor room had no street view, but once we discovered the enormous stork nest on the top of the bell tower right in front of our window, we spent a lot of time in observing these wonderful birds.
The very kind Hotel Staff told us the nest has been reduced by the Salamanca municipality as it was too heavy for the tower, and several layers have been replaced by lighter plastic material, leaving the real stork’s nest on the top in order to have the nest recognized by its owners.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Cowra
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Reviewed June 17, 2011

I stayed at Hotel Don Juan on Easter Thursday and Friday. The hotel was ideally suted for watching the grand Easter parades for which Salamanca is famous, being centrally located beside the Plaza Mayor. Indeed, the parades went past outside the door of the hotel! The staff were great and the hotel serves some of the best tapas in Salamanca. The downside was the single room, which smelt stongly of tobacco smoke, and the shower leaked on to the bathroom floor. All in all, a positive experience and I would stay there again if I could get a different room.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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London, UK
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Reviewed October 31, 2009

My friend, Karen, was lucky enough to have been on sabbatical in Salamanca for several weeks and I was lucky enough to have been able to join her there for one of those weeks. She found the Hotel Don Juan by accident. She was dissatisfied with the first hotel she had booked and just wandered into the Hotel Don Juan where they let her view a room before she booked. She was more than pleased with the room which was much larger than the unsatisfactory one and for a lower price. I found this hotel completely charming. The staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more accommodating, always greeting me with a smile and an “Hola!” Several of the staff spoke English and the ones who didn’t were eager to finds ways to communicate. I was both lucky and unlucky enough to have had a room facing the street: Lucky because of the lovely view of the Iglesia de San Martin, one of the oldest churches in the city, and unlucky because the noise from the neighboring Plaza Mayor made it difficult to sleep. Oh, well, why sleep when you are on vacation? That can be done at home! The Hotel Don Juan is a family-run small business which seems eager to make guests feel like part of the family.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Co. Donegal
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Reviewed October 10, 2009

Rather out of date, but we didn't mind. My eccentric exhibitionist son was tolerated by good humoured staff. The breakfast full-round croissants, cooked on the spot, I would love all the mornings of my life - delicious! Very pleasant helpful staff, and the receptionist, Maria, is beautiful in every way. David

  • Stayed October 2009
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Evergreen, CO
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Reviewed June 11, 2007

Great location, but the hotel is in need of updating. Paint was peeling off the walls in the bathroom and the window shades didn't work. Fairly clean and comfortable, but nothing exceptional for the price.

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  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 13, 2006

i found this hotel did not have any thing for the children to do. there was no shows for the english people the hotel was full of old spainish people they only had danceing in the aftermoon and eveing for the spainish. we found the food be be poor with not much choice we had to eat out alot with the children as there was things like snails and pig trotters for dinner. i would not go back to this hotel in the winter months.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed December 25, 2005

The Hotel Don Juan is a very small hotel without the big-hotel amenities but very comfortable and clean. The staff is very friendly. Location is great -- only a block away from the Plaza Mayor and a short walk down a pedestrian-only street to the cathedrals and the university. Only annoyance was that you had to leave the key at the front desk when you went out. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2005
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Property: Hotel Alda Plaza Mayor
Address: Calle Quintana 6, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Salamanca > Salamanca
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Ranked #38 of 70 Hotels in Salamanca
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Alda Plaza Mayor 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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