Fodor's Expert Review Monasterio San Miguel

Calle Virgen de los Milagros 27, El Puerto de Santa María, Andalusia, 11500, Spain

A few blocks from the harbor, this 1733 monastery turned fancy hotel has received mixed reviews, as its quality has diminished over the years. However there's nothing spartan about the former cells, which are now plush suites with all the trappings. The restaurant is in a large, vaulted hall (formerly the nuns' laundry), the baroque church is a concert hall, and the cloister's gardens provide a peaceful refuge. Beam ceilings, polished marble floors, and huge brass lamps enhance the 18th-century feel.

PROS

  • old-world elegance
  • efficient service
  • on-site restaurant

CONS

  • tired furnishings in common areas and some rooms
  • breakfast has little variety
  • could be too formal for some

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 956-540440

HOTEL DETAILS

165 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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