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Parador Santiago de Compostela

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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 Double w/ living room
All Year
Breakfast included in room rate                 Lunch or Dinner 38 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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Comment posted by Bonita
2014-06-28 03:40:22
I received my stay at the Parador as a gift for completing My Camino. It was wonderful and relaxing. The window of my room opened onto a lovely courtyard. I walked the building reading the historical information posted at each location. Later had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant with one of Galicia's best wines: an Albarino. The reception personnel were extremely helpful, storing my backpack and a box I had mailed for holding. They assisted with my many requests always with a cheerful smile. After I checked in I celebrated my accomplishment with a glass of champagne in the lounge, the staff were attentive and prompt. Breakfast was wonderful. My stay was perfect in every way--The Parador was a crown to top my St. James pilgrimage.
Comment posted by Jan
2014-06-26 15:36:25
Lovely stay to celebrate finishing the Camino. Room was perfect, quite, wonderful bed linens and luxurious bathroom. Serene view into inner courtyard. Bountiful breakfast buffet!
Comment posted by Sylvia Jones
2014-06-26 13:32:57
i stayed at the Parador in Compostela De Santiago last month as i commenced the pilgrim walk. the ambience of this place is simply magnificent, no words can adequately describe the wonderful architecture, furnishings , history...the restaurant in the old stables was breathtaking . the service from start to finish was exemplary. nothing was too much trouble, the Parador held my bags while i was on the pilgrim walk for no charge and i collected them hassle free on my return. i would recommend this parador to everybody , its magnificent.
Comment posted by Mary Gustafson
2014-06-04 12:14:16
Fantastic building! Front desk personnel incredibly rude and patronizing. We just finished walking the Camino and were lucky to get a room. After the first night we were made to feel that maybe we would be more welcome at another hotel. Maybe because we carried backpacks instead of expensive luggage? We actually extended our stay for as long as we could without having reservations because we fell in love with the building. However, the hotel staff made us feel very unwelcome. Even though we were pilgrims, it does not mean that we should be treated with disrespect at an hotel. I have never been treated badly at any hotel except this one. The cafe staff and the front desk personnel were extremely rude. I will not come back here again and I will not recommend this hotel to my friends or to anyone for that matter. It's too bad. It is a beautiful place.
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Parador Santiago de Compostela, probably the oldest hotel in the world, offers 5 star deluxe accommodation

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