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Parador Santiago de Compostela

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Spain - Galicia - Santiago de Compostela

Parador Santiago de Compostela, probably the oldest hotel in the world, offers 5 star deluxe accommodation

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A mixture of history, art and tradition, the Hotel Parador Santiago de Compostela forms a magnificent corner of the main square with the Cathedral in one of the most visited regional capitals in the world.
Hostal Dos Reis Catolicos - view

Also known as Hostal dos Reis Catolicos it was originally a Royal Hospital and dates back to 1499. It provided lodging and shelter for the numerous pilgrims making their way to Santiago, an age old practice which continues to this day.

Considered to be the oldest hotel in the world it is also one of the most luxurious.

It has four cloisters of immense beauty, elegant reception rooms, spectacular bedrooms and a luxurious dining room.

The restaurants of the Parador group hotels offer a wide and varied menu. As well as international cuisine they also offer a diabetic, vegetarian and gluten free option.

The restaurant at the Santiago de Compostela Hotel also specialises in Galician dishes and has revived ancient recipes and created its own. For example sea bass fillets baked in Iberian bacon and served with mint broad beans; scallops stuffed with sea urchin; sirloin steak in a cebreiro cheese sauce and for dessert, perhaps filloa crepes filled with apple compote. Interior - Hotel Parador de Santiago da Compostela

A stroll through Santiago is of great interest. Visit the Cathedral, the ”Plaza do Obradoiro” where the Parador is located, the Gemirez and Rajoy Palaces, the Church of Santa Maria del Sar, the Monastery of San Marin Pinario, the Museum of Tapestries, the Church of Santa Maria Salome and the Museo do Pobo Galego.

Santiago de Compostela enjoys many religious festivals including the "Feria del Ganado" fiesta which is held during the month of May and lasts for ten days. This festival offers a particular insight into the "claimed" Celtic roots of Galicia and features a significant amount of Celtic folk music and dancing. Gastronomy is also very prominent during this particular festival with the various regional dishes of Galicia taking centre stage in the celebrations.

The main religious festival is on July 25th when solemn Mass is celebrated with the National Offering to the Apostle Santiago (Saint James) who is buried in the Cathedral. The processions during Holy Week are also very impressive.

The Galicia region is located in North West Spain and is a very beautiful and interesting area to visit. Take a tour by car and see the cliffs of the Costa do Morte (Death Coast) which are very impressive as are the splendid views that you will encounter at Finisterre (Land‘s end). Drive around the Spanish Rias and visit the many delightful small fishing towns and villages. bedroom at Parador de Santiago da Compostela

The activities you may enjoy in this area include pony trekking, hang gliding, rafting, sailing, canoeing, tennis, swimming and fishing.

The Santiago de Compostela Parador has 6 suites, 105 twin rooms, 14 double rooms, 2 single rooms and 1 easy access room.

All rooms have a telephone, Satellite television, TV Canal Plus, safe and mini bar.

Facilities at the Parador Santiago de Compostela include restaurant, bar, lift, air conditioned rooms, heating, free wireless internet, conference facilities, gift shop, currency exchange and undercover garage parking. There are also facilities for disabled persons.

The Hotel Santiago de Compostela is approximately 15 kms from the nearest airport, 3 kms from the Railway Station and 70 kms from the nearest port.

Animals are not allowed.

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Rates in Euros
Standard Superior Junior suite Suite
All Year
Breakfast included in room rate                 Lunch or Dinner 40 per person per day

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Parador Santiago de Compostela
Plaza Do Obradoiro, 1
15705 Santiago de Compostela, A Coruna
Latitude: 42° 52' 50.4912" N (42.88066563593729)
Longitude: 8° 32' 45.51" W (-8.546258211135864)
Parador de Santiago da Compostela - one of the Spanish Paradors Paradores Parador de Santiago da Compostela - one of the Spanish Paradors Paradores

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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Brian and Dolly Gilson
2015-03-21 01:33:04
My wife and I arrived at the Hotel via train on a rather miserable, rainy night in February. To our delight, even at a late hour, we were greeted by a delightful reception and staff that made both of us feel very welcome. The room was wonderful with quaint, hand wrought mechanisms and fixtures on the windows and wonderful doors. The highlight of our stay however was to attend breakfast at the magnificent "stable" downstairs where a feast awaited. To cap off the meal during our stay we were greeted each morning by two priests who enjoyed breakfast and greeted one and all "Bon dia". Quite a lovely hotel.
Comment posted by Antônio Cajueiro Costa
2015-02-27 15:31:03
Excelent hotel! I recomend to anyone wants to visit Santiago de Compostela. Acomodations confortable, food in high level and friendly employees.
Comment posted by Betty O'Connor
2014-11-22 20:09:05
This was one of the nicest hotels in the world! We left our baggage while I did the last week of the Camino(starting in Sarria, where I met my husband who had started in France), and then stayed at the Parador for 4 nites- we loved everything about it- especially the wonderful hospitality at the front desk- one of the ladies helped us choose a hotel in Madrid, and booked it for us- they couldn't have been more accomodating- wonderful breakfast, dinner in the main dining room, and also in the more casual dining room. The hotel room itself was beautiful- and just being in that majestic structure was a thrill- we loved hearing all the music nearby, too. We felt like we were in heaven. I would highly recommend this parador. And the reservations service people, Ruiz and Carla were so very patient with me and all my changes.
Comment posted by John Hannon
2014-10-21 19:54:32
Stayed for 2 nights in July. Magnificent building in a wonderful location. However, service left a lot to be desired. When arriving in hotel restaurant, left waiting and unacknowledged while staff member remained checking his computer. One of the waiters who served us literally threw apiece of cutlery on the table. At breakfast, given a damaged cup(crack in same) which was replaced on request, without a word of apology. Staff at front of house 'grumpy' and not up to the standard that one would expect from a parador. Would suggest that standards need to be raised and staff given some training.
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Parador Santiago de Compostela, probably the oldest hotel in the world, offers 5 star deluxe accommodation

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