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 was booked for us by our Spain and Portugal travel planning company. Its location is not far from the center of Salamanca and is fine.Salamanca is a beautiful and historic city. We booked a junior suite but our room turned out not to be a suite at all. It was one large room located on the second floor close to the elevator. My wife was not feeling well and the room was extremely noisy as it was over the parking lot and there was also noise from a steady stream of people with rolling suitcases going by our room to the elevator. Other issues were a lack of information in our room about hotel offerings and no list of tv stations. Also, the tv was old and small with a fuzzy picture. The bathroom was just ok.
The staff was nice and responsive and the breakfast was excellent.
I debated about the number of stars but our mediocre room only deserved 2. I do not recommend this hotel and would not return for a second stay.
We are two friends traveling together, and we arrived by rental car after a long drive from Lisbon to be greeted by a friendly, English-speaking staff member, who kindly said, “ I will park your car for you; please come this way.” What a relief. Then we met other helpful staff who offered recommendations for dinner (Vinodiario—which was close by and fantastic) and what to see.
Our room was large, lovely and overlooked a beautiful cloister. The bathroom was modern and well appointed with good water pressure.
We stayed two nights and just loved this hotel. We were comfortable, well taken care of and close to everything.
The breakfast buffet was beautifully presented with a great variety of items and more friendly staff.
Strongly recommend staying in this hotel when enjoying beautiful Salamanca.
We first were offered a room on the third floor a bit too close to the noisy street and we asked to be moved and were immediately moved to a wonderful room on the the 4th floor with a view of the cathedral and the convent cloisters. The hotel is in a great location and just a short walk to the Plaza Major and has parking for guests. The room we are staying in 405 is great and the bathroom well equipped and also with a view of the cathedral.