We loved this place! We had a balcony room, overlooking the garden, the San Fransican monastery in the foreground and the Galician hills in the distance. Really delightful. The service was outstanding from the moment we arrived and I can't recall ever coming across better. EVERY member of staff did there best to please and seemed to take genuine pleasure from being as helpful as possible. If you could bottle customer service, they'd be selling this lot in Harrods!
In the room, the fairly small sleeping area was complemented by a further "mini suite" / dressing area on the enclosed balcony (a feature of Galicia architecture). Spotlessly clean, bottled water and basket of sweets toppped up every day, very acceptable.
The garden is a little oasis and really charming. We ate breakfast out here twice and it is very popular, particularly with locals before dinner, for a drink and a few complimentry crisps/nuts/olives. Certainly no rowdies and if you enjoy the sound of people relaxing and enjoying themselves, the slight background sound this creates is actually quite pleasant...dare I say enticing!
Coming back to the breakfast, very simple but really delicious. Served in either the small breakfast room, the garden or the balcony overlooking the garden on the firts floor, we really looked forward to it every day. The toast with oil, fresh tomato sauce and local cheese just has to be sampled....over and over again! Add the toasted croissants, almond cake, great coffee and the amazing staff...it really was very good.
I have to concede that the comments made in or or two of the other reviews regarding the rather noisy staircase are fair and it did wake us on a couple of occasions. A simple carpet runner (maybe not very traditional in Galicia!) would cure 99% of the problem. However, a bit of concideration from those using it late at night/early in the morning would also go a long way to curing the problem. It certainly wouldn't stop us from returning, that's for sure.....and we will!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family run boutique hotel located in the heart of the historic city. charming coffee terrace enclosed by the medieval wall. Place of historic interest. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Costa Vella Santiago De Compostela