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“Amazing Hotel in an amazing town!”
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Costa Vella Hotel
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were recently visiting our daughter who is living in Santiago and teaching English in a nearby town. The parents of a friend of hers recommended Costa Vella and after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor our expectations were very high. Not only were our expectations met they were clearly exceeded. We stayed at the hotel twice during our trip with a tour of Spain and side trip to Italy in between. Even before we arrived we were provided a huge Word Doc that had all sorts of info about the town and local area including tips on restaurants as well as things to do and see.

At the start of our trip we stayed on the top floor in a very cute, comfortable room overlooking the garden. The room was a good size and the vaulted ceiling made it feel bigger. At the end of the trip we decided at the last minute not to do a planned trip to Portugal and they were happy to provide accommodations. We were set up in a mini-suite on the second floor. It has a separate sitting area overlooking the garden with a phenomenal view of the Galician country-side. In both cases Roberto and the staff were extremely accommodating and helpful with whatever we needed. As mentioned by others breakfast is served in a cute eating area – it was delicious including a large slice of toasted local bread with tomatoes, olive oil and cheese – yum! If requested, they will also bring fruit, croissants or yogurt. In the evening the sitting area is a great spot to relax and have a glass of local wine before heading out to dinner. All of this for 65 Euro a night including breakfast – truly the best deal of any accommodation in all of our travels! We cannot recommend it highly enough.

A couple of other notes: We were fortunate to be in town for New Year’s Eve. In the plaza in front of the Cathedral they set up a large stage with a great “salsa-type” band. Everyone was given a bunch of grapes and a bag full of hats, masks and noise makers. By midnight the plaza was filled with thousands of revelers to eat 12 grapes to the gongs of the Cathedral bells followed by a fireworks show and lots of dancing and merry- making. It was the best New Years Eve ever! Also, if you have a car I strongly advise a trip out to Finisterre and Muxia – both are awe-inspiring experiences.

Room Tip: As mentioned by others, the rooms facing the garden (away from the street) are nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

After spending 33 days walking the camino, the Costa Vella Hotel was the perfect stop for us in Santiago! The price of the rooms were certainly higher than what we were used to 'en route' but very reasonable compare to other cities. This family owned hotel thrives in any way to help its guest to have a very pleasant stay and they have succeeded with us! The owners helped us figure out our luggage problem by calling for us the shipping company and were so helpful answering multitude of questions. The continental breakfast were delicious and the dining room spaces as well as the terrace outside are simply lovely. The room was very clean and comfortable and the Yves Rocher soaps was a nice touch specially after using an all-purpose soap for a month! We would and have already recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

After 35 days on the Camino we found a room at a small hotel that proved to be noisy day and night...so we gathered up and found a room at Costa Vella that was a gem. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the breakfast delicious, the room clean and beautiful and the garden area a place to lose oneself in the afternoon heat. I wish we would have found it sooner. It is very popular so would advice booking ahead. Close to the cathedral but very quiet at night. We were able to store our backpacks in the hotel for the day even though we had checked out while we waited for our train to leave that night. Thank you for a great ending to our adventure. Loved this hotel!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Our Camino adventure was topped off by staying at this lovely small hotel. Robert and the staff went out of their way to help us. We stayed in room 205 overlooking the garden and on Sunday, we were treated with beautiful music in the afternoon.

We had to catch a flight before the kitchen officially opened, but Robert said he would accomodate us.

I highly recommend this gracious hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We just stayed at this wonderful hotel. The staff was fantastic! Our room had a sitting area that looked out onto the garden and the hills of Santiago. I think it was room 201. The indoor-out-door bar area was a great place for a drink before dinner. Wine was served with complementary olives and nuts. There are great restaurants nearby and a small grocery store right across the street. The hotel is in the heart of the historical part of town and is within walking distance all the sights. The gentleman at the front desk was so nice and helpful-I wish I had gotten his name.
The hotel was someone's house and has been renovated to maintain tradition, but has all the modern comforts.

Room Tip: I believe we stayed in room 201 overlooking the garden. Beautiful sitting area to read or relax in...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I was trying to find a hotel while walking around this part of town, close to the cathedral and did not have access to the internet so could not use "Trip Advisor". I noticed this hotel had won an award from Trip Advisor so I knew it would be good. When I asked if there was a room, the manager Robert immediately offered a discount and showed me around the hotel. The whole staff was very friendly. I was too early to check in but was given a complimentary breakfast; the only traditional Spanish one I've had after a month of traveling here. Overall, a lovely experience staying here.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

An excellent staff always eager to accommodate. We felt very welcome, and our desires wete often anticipated. Clean and well-maintained. Lovely garden out back. Rooms slightly noisy, especially those facing the street.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Additional Information about Costa Vella Hotel

Address: Rua Porta da Pena 17, 15704, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Location: Spain > Galicia > Province of A Coruna > Santiago de Compostela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
#2 Romantic Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
#5 Family Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
#10 Business Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
Price Range: $52 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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Costa Vella Santiago De Compostela

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