The Most Luxurious Hotels in Santiago De Compostela

Parador Santiago de Compostela, Galicia | © Parador
Parador Santiago de Compostela, Galicia | © Parador
Photo of Esme Fox
28 June 2017

Santiago de Compostela is the beautiful capital of Spain’s Galicia region, home to many impressive historic monuments, a lively Old Town, and variety of museums and attractions. The city also offers some of the most luxurious hotels in the region, housed in former royal hospitals, convents and palaces. Here’s our pick of the best.

Hotel Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection, Rúa das Oblatas

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Part of the Marriott Hotels’ Autograph Collection, the AC Palacio del Carmen is housed in an old converted convent on the edge of the city. Offering spectacular views of the spires of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, its rooms are understated and elegant, and feature plasma TVs and minibars. The hotel also benefits from a beautiful outdoor terrace, an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Guests can choose from two restaurants – El Camelio Restaurante, serving classic Galician cuisine with a modern twist; and the Suite Bar, serving light bites of tapas, salads and sandwiches.

AC Palacio del Carmen, Santiago de Compostela | ©Autograph Collection

AC Palacio del Carmen, Santiago de Compostela | © Autograph Collection

Hostal dos Reis Católicos, Praza do Obradoiro

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Hostal dos Reis Católicos, Santiago de Compostela
Hostal dos Reis Católicos, Santiago de Compostela | ©Angel Torres/Flickr

The sumptuous Parador Santiago de Compostela is housed in the former Hostal dos Reis Católicos, one of the most important historical buildings in the city. Occupying an enviable position on the grand Obradoiro Square, next to the famous Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, it is a sight in its own right. Built by the Catholic monarchs and royal architect Enrique Egás in 1501, it was originally designed as hospital for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. Today however, it is one of the most luxurious buildings in the city, where guests can dine under vaulted stone arches, relax in palatial living rooms and sleep in rooms with romantic four-poster beds and wrought-iron chandeliers. The hotel also offers not one, but two gourmet restaurants, a terrace and a beautiful courtyard garden. Those who have walked the Camino de Santiago and obtained their certificates can get a special discount to stay at the hotel.

Hotel San Miguel, Praza de San Miguel dos Agros

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Located in one of the most peaceful plazas in the Old Town, the Hotel Gastronómico San Miguel is a luxurious gastronomic space for foodies. Its 17 rooms are dressed in white and offer clean, modern design with high quality fabrics and all the latest mod cons, as well as small cute balconies. The heart of the hotel, however, is of course its kitchen and the Gastronomic Space Sollanders, headed up by chef Ana Portals and serving delicious gourmet creations.

Hotel Gastronomico San Miguel, Santiago de Compostela | ©Hotel Gastronomico San Miguel

Hotel Gastronómico San Miguel, Santiago de Compostela | © Hotel Gastronómico San Miguel

Smart Boutique Hotel Literario San Bieito, Rúa de San Bieito

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Classifying itself as a ‘smart boutique hotel’, Hotel San Bieito fuses together history, literature and smart technology. Located just on the edge of the Old Town, the hotel offers features such as high speed internet, a library of Galician books, smart TVs, 24-hour breakfast service and automatic kiosks for paying and checking in or out. Information about the city is also available in the lobby on smart TVs and tablets. The rooms are clean and modern, with contemporary furniture and exposed stone brick walls.

Hotel San Bieito, Santiago de Compostela | ©Hotel San Bieito

Hotel San Bieito, Santiago de Compostela | © Hotel San Bieito

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  • Compostela Hotel, 1 Rúa do Hórreo

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    Housed in a monumental building in the centre of the city, the Hotel Compostela is a classic and traditional city hotel. Rooms are spacious with polished wooden floors and shades of grey, red and white, and offer features such as minibars, air-con and satellite TV. The hotel also has meeting rooms and a coffee bar.

    Hotel Compostela, Santiago de Compostela | ©Hotel Compostela

    Hotel Compostela, Santiago de Compostela | © Hotel Compostela

    Hotel Monumento San Francisco, Spain

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    Located just 150 metres from Santiago Cathedral, this hotel is housed in the old 18th-century Convent of San Francisco. Fully refitted in 2005, the hotel perfectly combines original historic and period features with modern comfort and luxury. The rooms are light and spacious, with lots of dark wood, comfy seating areas and spectacular panoramas – guests can choose from views of the convent garden, cloisters, inner fountain or the Old Town. The hotel also benefits from an indoor swimming pool and hot tub, a café-bar serving cocktails, and an elegant a la carte restaurant. Make sure to visit the hotel’s Holy Land Museum, showcasing 700 pieces from in and around the city of Jerusalem, with some dating as far back as the Palaeolithic period.

    Hotel Monumento San Francisco, Santiago de Compostela | ©Hotel Monumento San Francisco

    Hotel Monumento San Francisco, Santiago de Compostela | © Hotel Monumento San Francisco

    Hotel Eurostars Araguaney, Rúa de Alfredo Brañas

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    The five-star Araguaney Gran Hotel has been a popular Santiago hotel since 1982, and is situated in the centre of the city’s commercial zone. Named after the national tree of Venezuela and the Arab word ‘aryuani’, meaning yellow, it is a very cosmopolitan hotel, ideal for both business or pleasure. The hotel’s 81 rooms are classic and elegant with modern touches. As well as a swimming pool, gym and sauna, the hotel even has its own prestigious art collection, featuring works by artists such as Quintana Martelo, Felipe Criado and Antón Patiño. The hotel is also home to the Caney Restaurant and Caney Tapas Bar, offering dishes merging tastes from the West and the East.

    Eurostars Araguaney Gran Hotel | ©Santiago Turismo

    Eurostars Araguaney Gran Hotel | © Santiago Turismo