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“quiet oasis two minutes from busy centre”

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Hotel Virxe da Cerca
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great staff who are incredibly helpful. Bar is quiet without atmosphere but garden is an ideal spot for pre or post dinner drinks. Fifty yards up street is mojos which is a cracker bar with magic garden. Breakfast buffet is extensive and appetizing. Restaurant menu is a bit limited so eat out in town. Busy market across the road is worth a visit. Really enjoyed the three nights here.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Comercialpousadas, Director Comercial at Hotel Virxe da Cerca, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2014

Dear customer,
Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in Santiago.
We are changing ours services at restaurant to provide a menu at the height of the category of the hotel.
Hopefully you will soon return to Santiago to test our improvements

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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Small, friendly hotel just outside the city walls, opposite the main market (which was fascinating!). Beautiful old building with quirky elements (artworks included a rather scary wooden man standing on the landing) and a magnificent, ancient stone well with a glass cover, set into the floor of the coffee room. Nice and quiet at the back, with an inner and outer door between our room and the lift, so well soundproofed. Efficient and pleasant staff on reception. Breakfast was quite good, or would have been if there had been more than one person on duty. Had to make do with tiny plates and spoons as crockery and cutlery ran out, and we missed out on eggs for two of our three breakfasts as the waiter was not organised enough to bring them. Very ordinary-looking fruit salad too, looked as if it was out of a tin but I wasn't tempted to try it so can't verify.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Comercialpousadas, Director Comercial at Hotel Virxe da Cerca, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2014

Good morning and thank you for your nice comments.
We'll talk with the staff serving breakfast to see if there was an issue with the warm meals the days you stayed here. For the fruit, indicating that the buffet breakfast has fresh fruit available all year, but we also have some fruit in syrup, here in Spain they call fruit cocktail.
We hope to see you soon in Santiago.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Our first night in Santiago and we were initially very pleased with the small Rustic Hotel on a busy street which contains lots of character. We arrived as a Family of four and stayed on the top floor. The room was clean and the beds decent enough. No real views of the city but didn't mind. Room door was located next to the lift and the acoustic separation was virtually nil. Was awakened in the night more than once with noisy lift and hard floors echoing around the room. Thought the restaurant was very good and the cost was reasonable.

Room Tip: Away from the lift!
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Comercialpousadas, Director Comercial at Hotel Virxe da Cerca, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2014

Thanks for your kind comments,

We are upgrading the standar rooms to have a better soundproofing. We hope to finish at the end of this year because at the moment it is not posible to continue due to the arrival of the high season.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had two rooms and our friends one. Rooms a good size but all in the back need better soundproofing. Building work from early one morning under our daughters room went on all day and as she wasn't well she didn't have the energy to ask to move. Our friends did change rooms and staff were very helpful offering a choice. Noisy schoolchildren weekday mornings could be heard from the rooms at the back early in the morning. That said, this hotel has lots to recommend it. Clean rooms, good size beds and bed linen and well stocked good priced mini bar. Very good breakfast and bar and good areas for reading and relaxing.Nice garden and aviary . We were able to check in a bit early. All staff were excellent and most helpful. Location for cathedral about ten minute walk and same to main shops. Hotel supplies good size umbrellas- needed a lot on this trip !

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Comercialpousadas, Director Comercial at Hotel Virxe da Cerca, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2014
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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios. Seguimos reformando las habitaciones estandar del hotel para que estén todas insonorizadas. En estos momentos faltan 4 por reformar pero lamentablemente tenemos que esperar a que pase el verano para poder continuar la obras, que confiamos se terminen en este 2014.

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Reviewed February 15, 2014

We thought it would be better to stay on the top floor of the original hotel on the street so we requested this only to find after the first night that it was a big mistake because the top floor is poorly insulated for sound and we were disturbed by a very noisy bar over the road in the market. None of this, of course, is the fault of the hotel... even the lack of insulation appears to be down to planning controls on the modifications to the roof line to accommodate extra rooms, being unnecessarily over-strict, preventing secondary glazing.We were moved down to the second floor at the rear but still in the original building and this was excellent and beautifully heated during a cold spell.
The breakfast room at the rear in the new extension was too cold - possibly because the staff hadn't put the heating on.... it remained off throughout our stay. The buffet breakfast was quite good with plentiful fresh orange juice and pastries but the cooked items were something of a disaster.... cold fried eggs and bacon (the heated dishes were totally ineffectual).... but after a request for hot eggs and bacon, this was cooked and brought to our table. We noticed that other guests just accepted the cold option from the counter without any fuss! The coffee... from a machine was awful.
There were few guests so the bar was very quiet. Again, no heating but we mentioned this and the barman immediately put the radiators on.
We would go back if returning to the city.

Room Tip: Don't accept a top floor room in the original building overlooking the street!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Comercialpousadas, Director Comercial at Hotel Virxe da Cerca, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Dear Customer,
Your feedback helps us to improve our services. Evidence of this is the work of soundproofing in January 2014 in the rooms of the upper floor.
We have taken note of the errors that affected you at the buffet so will not happen again:
The dish chauffing is turned on early, offer customers hot food made ​​at the time and gives you the opportunity to make an espresso coffee machine if the guest is not satisfied with the buffet coffee.
Hopefully you will soon return to Pousadas to check the proposed solution to suggestions from us.
Thanks and regards

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

we stayed two nights in the four star hotel,a beautiful building with extremely helpful staff,it was consistently raining so we were trapped in the hotel.we had dinner in the restaurant the first night and it was really nice.breakfast was as good the following morning.santiago is a great city two with the old town a world treasure.the bus to and from the airport was brilliant and only three euros.a taxi too the airport is only twenty one euros.the city is well worth the trip and the hotel is worth a recommendation

Room Tip: we had an attic room with velux windows,so a view of the other roofs
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Comercialpousadas, Director Comercial at Hotel Virxe da Cerca, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Thank you for your kind comments.
If we could change Santiago we will change two things,... less rain and the beach in Obradoiro Square ;)
Hope you have better luck with the weather your next visit and recommend you make reservations through our website to avoid problems with intermediaries.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Having walked a lot of miles and taken various trains and planes to get to Santiago I really wanted this hotel to be great. I was delighted that it was as from the moment I entered nothing was too much trouble. Had a room in the historic old building all to myself that was generous in proportion. The only minor quibble was the way pressure, but this aside I'd recommend this as a hotel for an pilgrims or visitors . Didn't eat the but took their recommendation for their sister restaurant in the old town and was delighted that I had.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Comercialpousadas, Director Comercial at Hotel Virxe da Cerca, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We hope that you have time to live another experience in Santiago, perhaps coming from another path, as the Way English, which is one of the least used. You could get to make it in 3 or 4 days.
We recommend making your reservations through our website to avoid problems with intermediaries. Thanks again and greetings

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Address: Rua Virxe da Cerca 27, 15703, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Location: Spain > Galicia > Province of A Coruna > Santiago de Compostela
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
Price Range: $71 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Virxe da Cerca 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the historical centre of Santiago de Compostela, this cozy charming hotel consists of two buildings communicated by a romantic inner garden.The main building, in the old days banking house and Jesuit residence, wonders in its warm interior because of the elegant and traditional decoration of its rooms and noble areas. It was built in the XVIII century, with its inner facade oriented to the Convent of Belvis, founded in the XVI century. The street facade, the main one, was during centuries an honor witness of the history of the Camino Real. Nowadays, it offers magnificent views of the Abastos market of the old town, in which you can see everyday how the peasants of near small villages come to offer their genuine home-grown products.The modern building, even it is new, maintains the same decoration and shares with the main one services en noble areas.With a total of 42 rooms, which are distributed between the 2 buildings, are equipped with top quality furnishings with hairdryer, TV, radio, wifi, telephone, desk, minibar, safe, air conditioning and central heatingStandar Room It is decorated with antique-style furniture and equipped with an exclusive bathroom. Comfortable and nice room, located in the newly built hotel, which is accessed through a cloister -like glass walkway which surrounds a beautiful private garden.Special Doble Room All double rooms are located in the noble eighteenth (18th ) century building, recently renovated into a hotel, whose facades are oriented towards the picturesque market of the old town, the grand Belvis park and the hotel's private garden. The rooms stand out due to their size, elegance, uniqueness and attention to detail, being furnished in an antique way, in which stone and wood are key features. Facilities: Private garden. 24 Hours reception. Parking (under payment, 12€ per day).Left-luggage office.Cafeteria with terrace.Restaurant a la carte.Conference rooms.Social sitting rooms.Lifts. Laundry services.Breakfast room (International Buffet) Room service. Free Internet (Wi-Fi and Internet Point).Press.Rent a car. Tourism information, safe, air conditioning and central heating. ... more   less 
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