Hotel Hospes Palacio de San Esteban
What We Love
- A historic hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salamanca, with breakfastStarting your trip to Salamanca in style, with a welcome drink
- Upgrading to a Superior room for more luxe extras, like a pillow menu and Egyptian-cotton sheets
- Making the most of the hotel’s location, just ten minutes from the Plaza Mayor and city’s historic sites
What To Know
- Onsite parking is available for a daily fee
- Beds are comfortable
- Free WiFi works well
Heritage, culture and gastronomy have helped Salamanca to become a UNESCO World Heritage site and foodie favourite. Head to its floodlit churches and university, which dates back to the 13th century and is the oldest in Spain, and you’ll be following in the footsteps of explorers Christopher Columbus and Hernán Cortés. To do a little discovering of your own here, you’ll find the five-star Hotel Hospes Palacio de San Esteban as the perfect base.
Making its home in the former convent of San Esteban, this 16th-century building has plenty of historic charm too. Original thick stone walls conceal 51 guestrooms that unite the old and new under exposed beams and Egyptian cotton sheets. Local Salamanca ingredients and classic Castilian dishes are also served up under the vaulted ceilings with cathedral and cloister views here.
How to Get There
This hotel captures the magic and quaintness of a historic monastery. And manages to color it with the flavors of luxury and comfort required to be a premiere hotel. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with beautiful bathrooms.
The pool facility is a retreat from the world with a calm lawn, wonderful drinks, and a gorgeous infinity pool.
The restaurant is amazingly tasty (though a tad pricey).
And best of all - it’s nestled in the heart of historic Salamanca.
The hotel is in a beautiful old building that has been tastefully refurbished maintaining its character. Rooms are very comfortable with quiet, efficient air con - this was a blessing as temperatures were reaching 40c during our stay. Staff were polite and efficient. We also enjoyed the small outdoor pool which is set in lovely gardens with great views of some of Salamanca’s stunning buildings. The young girl who managed the pool bar/area deserves mention as she was very warm and friendly. Our only disappointment was the noise of the loud music from the hotel’s terrace bar which kept us awake on our first night. To be fair when we phoned down to reception at 12.50am they asked the bar staff to stop the music. The following day we were moved to a room across the corridor which overlooked a garden area - we didn’t hear a sound and slept well. However it would be worth specifically requesting a quiet room if you like to sleep before 2 am ( bar open till 2 Thursday- Sunday). To be honest the bar and loud music seemed totally out of sync with the overall atmosphere of the hotel. Maybe we are just getting old and boring!
We booked directly with the hotel and were given free parking- a great advantage in the city. We didn’t try breakfast as at 19 Euros each it seemed a bit pricey. There are lots of cafes nearby offering breakfast for under 10 Euros.
Overall a really lovely hotel in a beautiful setting and we would be happy to return.
It's a former convent so the rooms, being remodeled cells, are rather small. If you are claustrophobic it may be not for you. Otherwise it's a very good hotel. Great location, terrific view of the cathedral, nice ambience, excellent staff, very good breakfast, free parking.
We have returned to this hotel for the second year running. On arrival the staff are most accommodating. They helped with the parking, as it’s a little bit tight for space. Helped with our luggage, and guided us to our room, as the layout can be a little confusing, if you didn’t know your way around.
I would highly recommended this hotel.
Located in a quite corner of the historic town of Salamanca, this hotel is part of a convent that was built in the sixteenth century. The location is ideal. Its only an eight minutes walk to plaza mayor.
The grounds were beautiful , specially the courtyard and the pool area which were very serene. I had a suite and it was very spacious, bed was comfortable, bathroom had a double sink and all the amenities including toothbrush and razor. The magnifying mirror was not that great, it did not magnify enough...Nespresso machine was very much appreciated.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Check in was quick and check out was easy. Turndown service was great. Breakfast buffet was good, they had gluten free options, they could improve on the quality of the items. Service was a bit slow and haphazard. Overall I loved this hotel and I wished I had more time to stay. It really is a four and a half star hotel. I give it my GoldAdvice seal of approval.