Best luxury hotels in Santiago de Compostela 2022
This 9th century city is shrouded in mystery and spirituality. Said to be the resting place of the Apostle James, it has been a place of pilgrimage for generations. Now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the medieval and Gothic architecture of the old town is stunning. The city is located in an urbanized valley, between two large hills in northwestern Spain, close to an airport, with a main railway station and is easily explored on foot. In the Galician region, there are many local culinary specialties to try and beautiful landscapes to see nearby. Here are our favorite hotels in Santiago de Compostela.
Hotel Palacio Del Carmen, autograph collection
100 years of tannery, then 100 more of a convent, this building near the historic center has had an illustrious past. This can be seen in some of the features, such as a chapel converted into a meeting space with a religious mural, arched windows and thick stone walls. Now it’s a five-star retreat, where guests can book outdoor massages, read or sunbathe in the gardens, and book a cathedral-view suite (located a 15-minute walk from the front door) . A contemporary restaurant, bar, saltwater swimming pool and fitness center are among the facilities at Hotel Palacio Del Carmen.
Hotel A Quinta Da Auga Relais & Chateaux
Formerly a paper mill, this traditional 18th century Galician building has plenty of character. The rooms overlook the pretty garden, with its water fountain, colorful planters, lawns and terrace. Guests can book a spa treatment from a menu of Eastern and Western rituals that use high-quality natural products, have a drink in the bistro-style bar, and dine in the excellent Filigrana restaurant. Family-run, the romantic hotel has 51 rooms and three suites, the latter comprising living areas, an office and a Jacuzzi, as well as a reading room and a social room.
Hospital Real De Santiago De Compostela
Converted from a hospital first built in 1499 and commissioned by King Ferdinand, it once served the walkers who came here on pilgrimage. The Real De Santiago De Compostela Hospital still welcomes visitors, but in the form of a luxury hotel – one of the oldest in the world. Conveniently located in Plaza do Obradoiro next to the cathedral, it immerses visitors in a bygone era. Cloisters, thick stone walls, an outdoor terrace overlooking the square, and a manicured inner garden help evoke the ancient atmosphere. The rooms are equipped with wifi, satellite TV, air conditioning and a minibar, and there are two restaurants.
Hotel NH Collection Santiago De Compostela
A stylish resort for the modern era, this NH property is set in peaceful gardens, surrounded by parkland and near a lake. It is a striking landscape feature, designed by Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos. The land includes a swimming pool and a terrace. Inside there is another swimming pool (with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the outdoor pool), gym, sauna, Turkish bath, the Abeiro restaurant with a charming view of the garden and a bar in the lobby. lobby. Rooms are decorated in shades of white, chocolate, and apple green, with amenities including a pillow menu, high-quality mattresses, soundproofing, and Nespresso machines.