Santiago de Compostela
This parador is truly wonderful we really enjoyed our stay there.
The bedroom and bathroom were spotlesly clean. Any toiletries if used where replaced. We noticed that the house keeper inspected the room after the cleaning process. The beds were also turned down in the evening.
Breakfast is served in a separate dining room where there is an amazing assortment offered from a help yourself buffet.
There is a comprehensive choice of hot and cold meats, eggs cooked in a variety of ways, cheeses, smoked salmon,
fresh fruits, pastries, various fresh fruit juices and even Cava for you to help yourself to.
There are two restaurants for dinner. Restaurant Dos Reis which is the more formal of the two and Restaurant Enxebre which
Is more of a bistro type. Both are excellent with good staff.
The bar is well staffed and comfortable. There is also an outside bar terrace where you can sit and see the cathedral and the
lovely square. The drinks are a lot more expensive but it’s worth paying the extra at least once.
I will keep my general comments on the parador to a minimum, concentrating more on the driving directions to the parador as this seems to cause most people a little bit of trouble.
Here are Driving Directions to the Parador Santiago de Compostela
The Sat Nav coordinates are (N 42.880888 W 8.545834)
or Search: City. Santiago de Compostela : Street. Costa do Cristo:
or get the map out. Route( 1) is via Rua das Galeras Route (2) is via Av de Xoan xxlll
both marked on my map.
There are only two possible routes to the parador. I have marked them on the map called directions to Parador Santiago
(Which can be found in my photos)
Both will bring you to a No Entry Sign for the (Rue de San Francisco)
You are allowed to go up Rue de San Francisco to obtain access to the Parador.
Drive carefully as there are pedestrians walking. Go to the end of this road and at the end bear right into the Plaza de Obradoiro.
All other sat nav & Google maps directions are useless. Many changes have been made to the road layout here.
The Parador is on Costa do Cristo. You are permitted to park to load and unload your luggage.
The Parador does have garage parking if you want it. It’s approximately 15 Euros per night.
The Pilgrims’ Mass is usually held at 12 noon in the Cathedral it is a must-see. Get there about 11.30
There are many Bars and restaurants within a 5 minute walk. We found a nice bar set in a garden oasis belonging to the
Hotel Costa Vella. You can access the bar without going in to the hotel. The drinks are about half the price of the Parador.
I have marked on the ‘directions to Parador Santiago’ map with a green circle.
There is also a sight seeing train that leaves the Plaza outside the Parador. The journey lasts about half an hour and is very
Interesting. There is a live commentary in Spanish and English.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Royal Hospital, late 15th century pilgrim¿s hostelCombining history, art and tradition, the goal of pilgrims and the emblem of St. James, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in the Plaza do Obradoiro, forms together with the cathedral one of the world’s most remarkable, and most visited, urban settings. The Hostal, which first saw life as a Royal Hospital in 1499 to house the many pilgrims arriving in Santiago, today still invites the traveller to enjoy this universal and fascinating city. Considered the oldest hotel in the world, it is also one of the most luxurious and beautiful. It has four extremely beautiful cloisters, elegant public rooms, spectacular bedrooms and a luxurious dining room offering Galician style fish and meats and the classic apple filloa pies and crème brulee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parador De Santiago De Compostela Hotel Santiago De Compostela