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Hotel Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at this hotel twice, once at the beginning and once at the end of my trip. They were very accommodating to my friend checking in before I arrived. They willingly stored some luggage for 9 days when we left the city. The rooms are very comfortable and a nice size with a small refrigerator. The staff is very careful and polite. The hotel is about a ten minute walk from old town, the cathedral and the church of San Francisco. I would stay here again.

We looked for an hotel which would be located near the centre but far enough to stay in a quiet environment. That hotel was just what we wanted, again with friendly staff, good spacious rooms. There is a small indoor pool, the gym consists only in 2 cardio machines, but our stay was good.

My wife and I stayed here two nights. The room was very nice and quiet. The bed was extremely comfortable. The TV had lots (>50) channels, but only 3 English speaking channels. The breakfast was very tasty and offered must everything a person would want or need. The wifi was very fast and reliable. The hotel's location was close to the cathedral (about 10-15 minutes walking time). Well worth a stay when in Santiago de Compostela.

Good position for cathedral short walk but uphill. Rooms very well equipped and spacious. Ground floor rooms have outside patio. Breakfast were ok but not up to the standard I would expect for a hotel of this rating. Dinner in the hotel is rather odd and we were not impressed with the Galician food.

Welcoming hotel and staff with efficient front desk service and status recognised. As expected, suite was very comfortable (a bit dark in the separate bedroom) and spacious with a distant view of the Cathedral. Free mini-bar was a bonus, especially as it was quite hot when we were in Santiago de Compostela. Decent breakfast. Only a 10 minute stroll to the Cathedral, but in a quiet area. Undercover parking available at no charge. Good value and highly recommended. Also stayed at the Parador and while the AC Palacio del Carmen lacked the grandeur and location of the Parador, it did have some history (previously a convent) and was a better value proposition with more welcoming staff. Both places commendable in their own way.

A bit hard to find without a GPS, this wonderful hotel is in a quiet garden spot just out of the center of Santiago. The Cathedral Plaza is a 10-15 direct walk. The hotel has excellent parking and a beautiful setting. The room are pure luxury and the hotel restaurant was excellent both for dinner and breakfast. It kept up with or exceeded what we have experienced in the some of the best of Spain. All the staff were helpful and the price was really worth every cent.

This is a great hotel in a quiet location, but still walking distance to the cathedral. The rooms were very nice and the beds comfy. Breakfast was quite good too. Sit at a table in the front of the building and have a drink looking at the cathedral!

We stayed three nights in this lovely hotel. Room was a good size with king bed and views over the garden. Breakfast was ample and tasty with a good selection of breads, pastries, meats and cheeses, and yogurt and fruit. Choice of eggs could be ordered. Staff were friendly and helpful.

This converted convent just outside the old town is close enough to be convenient - commanding views of the cathedral - without being right in the middle of the throngs of tourists and pilgrims. Service was excellent - a number of requests were all dealt with efficiently. I liked the fact that breakfast is served until 11am (local evening meal hours encourage a late breakfast in my opinion). I had a suite(201) in the original building and it was very characterful with lots of wood and the shuttered windows. A sitting room with its own TV and coffee machine was a nice touch. Bathroom was ample, with a not too high climb into the shower/bath (unlike in a sister hotel in Budapest where I needed a stool!). Housekeeping was discreet but efficient, the restaurant was also very good and excellent value. Make time for a massage in the (small) pool area. Again excellent value at €60 an hour - I recommend Miguel if you get the chance. Last thing, visit the gardens tucked away out behind the pool. The peaceful views of the cathedral and the birdsong are worth it - they'll even being you a picnic! Great place.

We stayed 3 nights in this hotel at the end of a tour and it was easily the best hotel. We had a ground floor room with a terrace outside (why no chairs ?) and it was quiet. The bed was extremely comfortable with a quality mattress topper. Towels were large, white and fluffy. The air conditioning actually worked in this hotel. Breakfast was very good apart from the last morning when they ran out of bread for about 20 minutes due to having two large parties both leaving at 8am so breakfasting at the same time ..... it isn't rocket science to know it will be busy and heavy on bread ! We ate in the hotel two nights - one was a set menu for the group but it was extremely nice with chicken. The second time was a la carte and was absolutely fabulous. The tempura vegetables are to die for and the chicken Caesar salad was the best ever with very crispy chicken. The heated swimming pool was lovely albeit small. With 2 people in it would be full but luckily I had it to myself for an hour. There's a large lawn at the back (with sprinklers sprinkling away despite there having been heavy rain!) and I don't understand why all the garden tables and chairs are at the front in the car park and not at the back. It is a bit public on the front ! It is about a 15 minute walk into Santiago de Compostela from here but not too onerous and it is downhill coming back ! Would I stay in this hotel again ? Yes definitely. It was a lovely relaxing place to stay with quality furnishings, excellent ambience and superb food.

Oblatas, s/n Santiago de Compostela La Coruna

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Obradoiro Square
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Obradoiro Square. This 5-star hotel has 74 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an indoor pool, and free self parking. Centrally located in Santiago de Compostela, the hotel is also a short walk from Raxoi Palace and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Museum.


This hotel serves as home to a gastropub, along with a restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


All 74 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, phones, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries.

Property features

Guests staying at Hotel Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection enjoy an indoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 7 meeting rooms, a business center, and free newspapers.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 590 reviews