Parador de Santiago de Compostela: Hostal dos Reis Católicos

Praza do Obradoiro 1, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15705, Spain

One of the parador chain's most highly regarded hotels, this 15th-century masterpiece was once a royal hostel and hospital for sick pilgrims. Its mammoth baroque doorway gives way to austere courtyards of box hedge and simple fountains, and to rooms furnished with antiques, some with canopy beds. Dos Reis, the restaurant in the grand vaulted dining room, serves top-notch regional fare, including lonchas de pulpo (octopus with paprika and potato), foie gras, and filloas de manzana y crema caramelizadas (apple-and-caramel-cream pancakes). The tapas bar, Enxebre, is lively and informal.

PROS

  • views of Praza do Obradoiro
  • excellent cuisine
  • fascinating collection of antiques and paintings

CONS

  • confusing corridors
  • often filled with people on guided tours
  • pricey

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 981-582200

HOTEL DETAILS

131 rooms, 6 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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