This historic city hotel is located in the old part of the city of Santiago, on Obradoiro Square. All the remarkable monuments of the city can be easily reached on foot, such as the cathedral, the town hall and the Colegio de San Xerome. La Coruna Airport is some 66 km away, while Santiago de Compostela Airport is about 12 km away.
The mixture of history, art and tradition, as well as its role as a place of rest for pilgrims, these are the things which have come to symbolise Santiago. The hotel building together with the cathedral form a magnificent golden corner, imparting beauty to one of the most visited capital cities in the world. The guesthouse, together with the Hospital Real, was opened in 1499 for the purpose of offering lodgings to travellers to Santiago. It continues to offer a warm welcome to those who come to enjoy this city, which is as diverse as it is fascinating. Considered to be the oldest hotel in the world, it is also one of the most luxurious and beautiful around. It offers 4 beautiful monastic yards, elegant surroundings and spectacular rooms. The air-conditioned hotel comprises a total of 137 rooms in total and features a lobby with 24-hour reception, hotel safe, currency exchange facility, cloakroom and lift access. A café, bar, TV room and restaurants also feature. Room and Laundry services, conference facilities and WLAN/Internet access are available. Guests arriving by car may like to take advantage of the parking facilities on offer.
The hotel offers a variety of rooms. Standard rooms come with 2 beds which are 1.05 m in size and a full en suite bathroom with a hairdryer, bathtub/shower, bidet and a wash basin with 2 basins. They also offer a minibar, satellite/cable TV with remote control, direct dial telephone, safe deposit box, curtained windows, an upright lamp and a nightstand with lamps. WLAN access is available on request. The air conditioning and central heating are centrally regulated.
There are a wide variety of activities available in the surrounding area, such as: tennis, swimming, golf, hiking, archery, rafting, canyoning, bungee jumping, climbing, zip lining, paintball and 4x4 or quad bike excursions. Further activities include: camping, canoeing (sea, river and still water) body boarding, diving, water skiing, hydro-sledging, windsurfing, sailing and paragliding. There are also activities for those with reduced mobility or disabled people.
There are two different dining options available at the guest house: The Dos Reis restaurant with its refined an exclusive atmosphere, and the Enxebre restaurant with a more informal atmosphere, offering traditional Galician cuisine. Guests can enjoy sea food and fish from the Bay of Biscay, along with meat and cheese from the region. All dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients. The well-stocked cellar with wine and schnapps is also worth exploring. For dessert guests may like to try the classic stewed apple and crème caramel.
The following are all accepted as methods of payment: American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, JCB and VISA.
How to get there
From La Coruña drive towards Santiago along the N-550, passing through Ordes, or take the A-9 towards Pontevedra (65 km). There are two roads between La Coruna and Santiago. continuing on to Noia, Padron and Pontavedra. Santiago is 34 km from Noia, 22 km from Padron and 59 km from Pontevedra.