The Experience

Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Combining history, art and tradition, the goal of pilgrims and the emblem of St. James, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, in the Plaza do Obradoiro, forms together with the cathedral one of the world’s most remarkable, and most visited, urban settings.  The Hostal, which first saw life as a Royal Hospital in 1499 to house the many pilgrims arriving in Santiago, today still invites the traveler to enjoy this universal and fascinating city.  Considered the oldest hotel in the world, it is also one of the most luxurious and beautiful. It has four extremely beautiful cloisters, elegant public rooms, spectacular bedrooms and a luxurious dining room offering Galician style fish and meats and the classic apple filloa pies and crème brulee.

The Parador is in the old part of the city of Santiago, on Plaza do Obradoiro, which also houses some of the most famous monuments of the city:  the Cathedral, the City Hall and the Colegio de San Xerome.  From A Coruña we reach Santiago by the N-550, via Ordes, or following the A-9, towards Pontevedra. (65 km.).  Both roads lead to Noia, 34 km. from Santiago, Padrón, 22 km. and Pontevedra, 59 km.

The Parador has 105 twin bedded rooms, 15 double bedded rooms, 12 single rooms, and 6 suites.   Guestrooms feature telephone, satellite television, TV canal plus, mini bar, heating, air-conditioned living rooms, and more.

In the Hostal there are two different dining areas: the restaurant Dos Reis, select and sedate, and the restaurant Enxebre, with a more informal ambience, offering traditional Galician cooking.  Seafood and fish recently caught in the Atlantic, local meat and cheeses are some of the first quality products on offer, without neglecting our wines and liquors.

The Parador also features a bar, Bureau de Change, wireless internet, a parking garage, and a conference suite.

In the Plaza do Obradoiro, Parador Santiago de Compostela continues the tradition begun in 1499 of offering shelter to pilgrims making their way to Santiago. Originally a hostel and a hospital, the property is now what many consider the oldest hotel in the world. Enjoy a serene inner courtyard, four beautiful cloisters and gracious living rooms that conjure the elegance of Spain’s golden age. Guestrooms feature Spanish antiques of carved wood, graceful stone arches, four-poster beds and brocade upholstery. A luxurious dining room offers delicious Galician fare, including classic apple filloas (a kind of pancake) and crème brûlée.

Enjoy exceptionally large surrounds in Room 124, built in 1798 by the administrator of the hospital, Nicolás de Neyra, to house his offices and archives.Distance from Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ): 10 mi/15 km Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily breakfast, already included in rates
  • Tickets for two to the Santiago Cathedral’s roof
  • Complimentary parking for duration of stay OR
    • a bottle of wine from the Paradores special selection “Harmony & Balance” for guests in half-board
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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