Pontevedra is a city located on a river estuary near Spain’s Atlantic coast in Galicia. It’s known for its charming Old Town, maritime heritage and wealth of beautiful religious architecture. If you’re wanting to spend some time here, take a look at our pick of the best hotels in Pontevedra.
Spend the night in a 16th-century Renaissance-style palace with this selected Pontevedra Parador Hotel. The interior’s decoration is awe-inspiring and befitting of royalty. The carved stone staircase and balcony that greets you really sets the scene of this Parador, which is fitted out with antique furniture, framed paintings and chandeliers. You can enjoy a snack and drink on the garden terrace while gazing out onto the charming garden and fountain.
Although the exterior of Hotel Galicia Palace is a little blocky, the interior is elegant and comfortable. Rooms are classically decorated with floral fabrics and wooden panelling. Great transport links nearby mean you can easily explore Pontevedra and the surrounding Rias Baixas areas. The onsite restaurant is a good place to try the local Galician cuisine, or you can take advantage of room service at any time.
This thin slice of hotel on Eduardo Pondal Street is in a great location, near transport hubs and the Old Town. Hotel Avenida was renovated a few years ago and offers four types of rooms to please visitors. You’ll also be are able to try tasty local dishes in the hotel restaurant, such as the local pork with turnip.
Housed in a converted 19th-century building, Hotel Boa Vila keeps it rustic and respects the building’s original features. This cosy and traditional hotel is close to plazas and just 150 metres (490 feet) from Pontevedra’s Town Hall. A traditional Galician restaurant serves delicious, char-grilled meat and fish, and roasts. The hotel’s café also serves local delights, as well as boasting a charming terrace.
Just a short jaunt from the Old Town, the Rías Bajas boasts 100 rooms. The superior rooms are cosy and feature their own balconies. The restaurant, with its long table, stone walls and wooden beams, is just like a medieval dining room. You can get your Galician pulpo (octopus) or empanada (savoury pie) fixes here.
Situated between the Parque das Palmeiras and the river, Hotel Dabarcacombines hotel services with the comfort of apartment amenities. Choose your own configured apartment with kitchenette, living room and bathtub. Feel at home with your own sofa, LED TV and WiFi. The self-contained flats are simply and elegantly designed, and have the option of disabled access.
A chic and modern hotel a short stroll from the Old Town, this 34-room establishment offers all mod cons. It’s a trendy spot to stay at and the creative interior design makes it well worth the visit. The stylish rooms are complemented by tiled bathrooms, while dining areas are fitted with contemporary lighting and bold décor.