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Arco San Vicente
Ranked #11 of 29 Hotels in Avila
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 28, 2013

My partner and I stayed at this great hotel in the centre of Avila. We stayed 3 nights and booked their romantic package (champagne and choccies) with breakfast the next day. The staff couldn't have done enough for us. From enquiry to check out they were always friendly and very helpful. The room was very clean, comfortable and we had a lovely terrace. Breakfast was served in the dining hall downstairs and was great value. The hotel is conveniently located to see all the sights on foot and parking is free at certain times. There was a little noise from the street, but being so centrally located you would expect that. I have stayed in other hotels offering great rates and have been disappointed. On this occasion Hotel Arco San Vicente exceeded our expectations. We will definately come back to visit. A great venue, great rates and great staff.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Patricia M
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San_Vicente, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arco San Vicente, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

Thanks a lot for your friendly comments. We are so happy for knowing that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel. It has been a pleasure to read that our small hotel exceeded your expectations.

It is true that the location is one of our strong points.

You are always welcome to our hotel and we hope to see you soon

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We only stayed for one night but it was just perfect for us. Very clean, cozy, quiet , warm and very pretty. The staff very friendly and helpfull when we needed information about restaurants and so on. Downstairs they have a bar where they serve breakfast in the morning and drinks by night. We had no noise problems as we stayed on the second floor . The locationwas great just near san vicente gate and basilica san vicente. I really recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank moodysag
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San_Vicente, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Arco San Vicente, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2013

We are glad because you received the expected welcome at our hotel. Also because service of our staff was positive for you

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for giving your recommendation to our hotel

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We didnt plan to visit Avila but it was a useful overnight stop on our way thro Spain travelling to Santander. This hotel was mentioned in Lonely Planet as having parking so we opted for it. Didnt pre book but they found us a room. Very small, but a twin which we were also offered was larger. Good bathroom and nice and warm - was a freezing cold night. Restaurant bar was below our room and open late but didnt bother us too much. Could have been different at a much busier time! Pleasant town with impressive walls. Good for l night. Good breakfast. It is simple to find being located just inside the walls at puerte de San Vicente but we were tired and did our usual 4 times tour of the city before we did!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

We booked direct with the hotel for a room with breakfast and parking. The situation of the hotel was very good - The 1st hotel on the left when you come through the Archway of San Vicente. All the sites were near by and had no problem walking to them. Our room was at the back and reasonable quiet but there is a bar downstairs, where we had breakfast, that can be noisy at night sometimes when people come back to their rooms. On our first morning breakfast was awful - 1 croisante and 1 roll with coffee but after that it was a help yourself buffet which was better. It would be easier if they had coffee/hot water flasks to make your own coffee but unfortunately you had to ask the waiter who was a bit miserable as he also had to deal with people checking out, therefore you had to wait for your coffee/tea!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back possibly on the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank casablancaSriLanka
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We walked here from the train station, 12 min. As soon as we entered the gate, there it was. Very nicely decorated rooms, and it even included breakfast. We thought it may be a bit noisy being beside the gate but this was not the case. As soon as the daytrippers left, the town was very quiet. So we opted for a room with a view of the walls, as opposed to the interior courtyard. Almost all staff spoke english which helped. Avila is small so you can pretty much cover the entire town in one day. I do recommend going to quatro postes about 2 hours before sunset so catch the magic of the sun setting on the city walls and town. At the opposite end of town and across the river, but it is a magical walk. You'll see a trail once you're up there going across a small pathway across the river. Take that back instead of the road. Walk around the city walls at night as well as they are well lit up.

Room Tip: quiet town at night so every room would be good
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We booked directly with the hotel by phone. When we arrived in Avila it was very easy to find and we were welcomed by the couple who ran it. They were very friendly and helpful. There was snow outside but everything was very warm inside. Our room was not large but very clean and perfectly adequate. We could not fault the bathroom at all. It was clean with as much hot water as we could need.
The location just inside the old city walls meant that we could wander the atmospheric streets of the old town at night and visit bars without being too far from our hotel at any time.
Great value for the location and we plan to return there later this year.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BobcatSomerset
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

This place is just inside the walls of the old town, so easy to locate. They have their own parking, or on sundays (and festivals) you can park for free just outside the walls. We had booked through Venere and asked for a quiet room, and were given one that faced onto the small courtyard at the back - still a little street noise but not too bad. We didn't notice any of the noise from other rooms reported by other reviewers. The room was fairly small but adequate for a short stay.
Breakfast was pretty good; a buffet with bread, pastries, fruit, ham, cheese, juice, tea, coffe...
Our visit coincided with the feast of Santa Teresa. The helpful woman on reception suggested (without us asking) that we might like to see the procession on the evening before, when all the local associations and individuals present flowers to the saint at the old city gates. This was very useful advice and we had plenty of opportunity to see the procession with many people in traditional dress, with dancing and music. Next morning was the big church service and procession of the saint through the streets, accompanied by more loud music and several amazing giant figures each dressed as people from assorted countries (japonese, indian, a 'moor', spanish etc) which danced and amused the crowds in the packed streets. Great spectacle!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Arco San Vicente

Address: Calle Lopez Nunez 6, 05001 Avila, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Avila > Avila
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #11 of 29 Hotels in Avila
Price Range: $56 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Arco San Vicente 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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