Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Santiago de Compostela Galicia

Opposite the pilgrimage site of the city's famous Cathedral, the five-star deluxe Parador de Santiago de Compostela is a historic monument in its own right. A former 15th century Royal Hospital turned pilgrims' lodgings, the building is constructed around four beautiful cloisters, and two restaurants are located in the former stables.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Easyjet London to Santiago de Compostela
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Parador de Santiago de Compostela is a 5-star deluxe, historic hotel in an excellent location. Grand architecture and interiors and a restaurant serving authentic gourmet cuisine ensure that guests experience local culture and heritage.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5 deluxe

Location The hotel is located opposite the Cathedral, in the heart Santiago de Compostela

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Santiago de Compostela

Distance from airport About 20-minutes' drive from Santiago de Compostela

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, Bar, Lounges, Free WiFi, Parking (chargeable), Room Service.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Santa Marí­a A Real do Sar Collegiate Church, Renaissance Colegio de Fonseca, Abastos Market, Alameda Park, San Domingos de Bonaval Park.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£860 low season

£1,120 high season

Holiday Code EXH1572

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Opposite the pilgrimage site of the city's famous Cathedral, the five-star GL Parador de Santiago de Compostela is a historic monument in its own right. Also known as Hostal Reis Catolicos, the structure was erected as a Royal Hospital in 1499 and became one of the earliest hotels in the world by providing lodgings for pilgrims. From its home on the perimeter of the cobblestone Obradoiro Square, the hotel's austere facade betrays a sense of its impressive size; stretching back from here, the building is a maze of exquisite architecture constructed around four beautiful cloisters. You enter through an ornately-carved stone archway and into a world of exuberant luxury, where the interior design speaks of the property's regal heritage. Plush fabrics, rich carpets and tapestries and antique decorations; wherever you go, the mediaeval interior design is maintained well to immerse guests in the building's history. Original features include vaulted and coffered ceilings and stone archways, while the ornamental nature of the four cloisters lulls guests into peaceful contemplation. There are two restaurants to choose from at the hotel, each located on the basement levels of the building, where the low light creates an ambient setting for romantic meals. Enxebre do Hostal serves Atlantic cuisine and Restaurante dos Reis occupies the former stables of the Royal Hospital, where you can indulge in local cuisine under vaulted ceilings and lantern light. Traditional Galician meals exploit fish and meats prepared in a contemporary style, and dishes are accompanied by famous labels from local wineries. Other lounging areas include a bar and several lounge areas, while the 137 guestrooms accommodate guests in the utmost style and comfort.

Room descriptions

Parador de Santiago de Compostela has 137 rooms and suites with air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, safe, minibar, WiFi, hairdryer and telephone.

Double Room
Double Superior Room
Junior Suite
Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£860 low season

£1,120 high season

Holiday Code EXH1572

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Santiago de Compostela

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Easyjet from London to Santiago de Compostela. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Jet2 for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 20 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights

From about

£860 low season

£1,120 high season

Holiday Code EXH1572

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Santiago de Compostela

About Green Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Green Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in the regions of Galicia, Asturias and Cantabria in northern Spain, including coastal properties, city hotels and rural retreats. From the pretty rivers on the west coast of Galicia to the spectacular mountains of Asturias and the prehistoric caves of Cantabria, Green Spain is a picturesque area in the north of Spain. With quiet sandy beaches, green landscapes, charming villages and Romanesque architecture lining the famed pilgrimage route which leads to Santiago de Compostela, there is plenty to discover. Although many of those who go on holiday to northern Spain simply pass through en route to Santiago de Compostela, the entire region has much to offer. Stunning beaches are almost untouched, whilst the mild climate has produced rich vegetation which covers unspoilt countryside. Both along the coast and further inland there are attractive cities, towns and villages with a wealth of historical, architectural and cultural sights to discover. Galicia and Asturias have strong cultural identities, both fiercely defending their Celtic traditions which include playing bagpipes, and even speaking their own languages. In the far west is the remote region of Galicia, known as ‘The land of a thousand rivers’ thanks to the numerous wide inlets that run into the sea. The Atlantic coastline is rugged, with rocky headlands, idyllic beaches and isolated fishing villages, whilst the interior is hilly and overwhelmingly green. To the east is the Principality of Asturias, an enchanting region of contrasts with secluded beaches as well as peaceful countryside. Forming a natural barrier in the south are the towering Picos de Europa mountains, a spectacular area with small mountain villages, lush pastures, emerald forests, sheer gorges and glittering lakes. Next is the small, mountainous region of Cantabria, where white sand beaches line the coastline facing the Bay of Biscay, separated by rugged headlands.

Highlights of Green Spain

Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the supposed resting place of St James the Apostle, from whose rooftop you can enjoy unforgettable views over the old town. The attractive Galician cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo, all with historical sites including Roman architecture. Maritime cities along the Atlantic coastline including A Coruna, Ferrol, Vigo, and Baiona. The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse near A Coruna. Galicia's fjord-like inlets known as the Rías Altas (along the north-west coast) and the Rías Baixas (along the southwestern coast). The dramatic Cape Finisterre, so called because it was thought to be the westernmost point in Europe. The stunning Picos de Europa mountains, home to a diverse range of walking trails and the atmospheric Covadonga Sanctuary. Oviedo, the attractive capital of Asturias which is home to some remarkable pre-Romanesque churches. Altamira Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings which are up to 20000 years old. Comillas, a beachside town with impressive architecture including a building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Pleasant towns along the shores of the Cantabrian Sea including Gijón and Llanes. Santillana del Mar, a picturesque village inland with a number of well-preserved mediaeval buildings. Santander, a lively port city with a historic quarter, a modern centre and the famous El Sardinero beach.

Festivals in Green Spain

February/March: Carnivals celebrating Lent, March: Vigo Reconquest Festival; March/April: Holy week celebrations, July: ‘A Rapa das Bestas’ horse festival held in Galician villages, July: Saint James the Apostle festival in Santiago de Compostela, July: Nava Cider Festival (near Oviedo), August: Festival of San Roque in Betanzos (near A Coruna), August: Santander International Festival.

Gastronomy in Green Spain

Cuisine in the north of Spain tends to be simple and hearty, making good use of the excellent local produce including abundant fish and seafood, plentiful meat and game and a great variety of vegetables. The regions produce a range of dairy products, from the mild soft cheeses of Galicia to the smoked cheese of Cantabria and the blue cheeses of Asturias. Asturias is known for its dry cider, whilst Galicia produces high quality wines, both crisp whites and fruity reds, as well as a strong liqueur, ‘Orujo.’ Local dishes include ‘Vieras de Santiago’ (Scallops, the symbol of St James, which are baked in their shells), ‘Empanada gallega’ (a Galician meat pasty), ‘Lacón con grelos’ (pork shoulder with chorizo, turnips and potatoes), ‘Caldo gallego’ (thick soup with meat, potatoes and beans), ‘Fabada’ (an Asturian stew with pork and beans), ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (an almond cake), ‘La quesada’ (a Cantabrian cheesecake) and ‘Sobaos Pasiegos’ (Cantabrian sponge cakes).

Climate in Green Spain

Green Spain has a wet and mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer is a popular time to visit northern Spain as the weather is sunny yet comfortable, but you can expect good weather in Spring and Autumn as well. Rain falls throughout the year although there is little during the summer months. Temperatures are rarely extreme, although mountainous areas can be very cold in winter with snow falling.

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