Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Cardinal Suite of the Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela

In the beautiful and ancient town of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, living a #Travelife, we stayed in the Cardinal Suite of the Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos, which, for me, is the best hotel in Santiago de Compostela.



ABOUT THE HOSTAL DE LOS REYES CATOLICOS


The Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela 

The Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos is the most historic hotel in Santiago de Compostela and the most elegant as well. It also has the best location, located right on the town square next to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

It was once a hospital designed with great fervor and attention to details by Queen Isabela, the Catholic Queen of Spain, together with her favorite architect. And if you like design and aesthetics, this simple and graceful building will just take your breath away.

The Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela 


The interiors of the Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos are lovely as well. Nothing over the top, in terms of design, in keeping with the atmosphere of this former hospital turned luxury hotel in this pilgrim town



THE INTERIORS OF THE HOSTAL DE LOS REYES CATOLICOS


The Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela 




The interiors of the Hostal de los Reyes Catholicos are not open to the public so I’m posting photos to show you the beauty of simplicity in this ancient must-stay hotel. 

Meanwhile, the Cardinal Suite we stayed in is the most extraordinary suite in the city for its interiors and its unique hanging balcony where you can enjoy a lovely view and sunset. 

The Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos in Santiago de Compostela 


Yes, it was all 15th century in the suite but the bathroom was a complete 21st century makeover complete with a glassed in power shower set-up for two. I was floored by this high-tech bathroom in this very old-fashioned suite. 

Pope John XXIII is one of the VVIP guests who reportedly stayed in this same suite, living a Travelife, along with countless other VIPs. So I was half expecting a ghost to appear during our stay in this 500-year-old hotel room, but thankfully it was a perfectly peaceful night and today is another beautiful day in amazing Spain.


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