Parador de Pontevedra4.0 out of 5.0
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The hotel is nice, it’s a historic building. The service was correct. The room was small and cold but enough for just one night. It’s a bit noisy you can hear the noise from other rooms. The bathroom was big enough. Breakfast is very complete.
A great location in a nice old building, but the rooms are tired and need refurbishment. Noise from the corridor and other rooms made rest during the day difficult. Have stayed at much better Paradors for the same price.
We stayed here as part of our Camino de Santiago and was pleasantly surprised as we were not expecting too much. Pontevedra is a nice town with lots of shops to see, nice restaurants and a nice church to visit. The Parador is located on the quieter edge of the old town but still close by to the shops and restaurants. The building is relatively small compared to some other paradors but has a cosy feel to it. The rooms are comfortable and adequate and clean. We didn't really have an issue with the rooms but air conditioning could have been better. Breakfast was basic but good and we had good experience with the reception staff especially Mr Rainer (Dutch guy who spoke good English and very helpful and pleasant). In summary, we like this Parador and would come back to stay here again - its basic but comfortable and clean and the location is good.
Easy to find, beautiful old palace building, comfortably furnished and has helpful staff who are able to communicate with those of us with very poor Spanish. Room was spacious and had a great bathroom. I wish we had eaten there, as our search elsewhere for someplace that served food earlier, even for tapas, was fruitless. The Parador's dining room opens at 8:30 pm, but there are groceries around where one can buy a snack to stave off hunger until dinnertime. They have a very "palace-like" bar/lounge as well. Easy to get onto the Camino via the riverside walk the next morning. Our room was down a long hall and quiet. Pontevedra itself is full of interesting sites to see, and we wandered for hours despite walking all day.
We stayed in a superior room which was very spacious with a sofa and chairs where we could sit and relax after a day of sightseeing. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was a good size. We only dealt with the reception staff twice: once checking in and once checking out and both times they were friendly and helpful. There aren't many spaces to park cars but there is public parking nearby if needed. We didn't have breakfast here but went to local cafes instead where we could usually get a coffee, croissant and fresh orange juice for around three Euros. There were two downsides for us. Firstly, the room was very dimly lit, it didn't have any overhead lights and only one standing lamp. Secondly, we could hear everything that was going on in the room next door with the floorboards in particular being very squeaky and we didn't sleep well with our neighbours making a lot of noise early in the mornings that we were there. As with other Paradors that I've been to, the restaurant was not good value and the service was not very good either. Pontevedra is a nice town with a good selection of restaurants and bars. We used it as a base to travel around the Rias Baixas wine region and visit wineries. I'm not sure if I would stay in this hotel again, I would probably look around for other places.
We stayed in this beautiful old hotel right in Old Town Pontevedra and were pretty happy with the room even though the air conditioning was very poor. The staff were very helpful during our stay- that is until we ran into a gross problem. All of a sudden the customer service level dropped to extremely poor and continued to be poor even when escalated to the main corporate customer service. After arriving home and trying to resolve they just stopped communication and ignored us - never experienced such a poor customer service level. Very stressful and left us with a poor impression of this place!
Fabulous stay at the Pontevedra Parador. It is located a bit off the beaten track so is quiet but still close to the action. The breakfast buffet is quite good. Rooms are large by European standards and relatively quiet, though there is some creakiness from the wood floors. Ask for a room on the highest floor if you are a light sleeper.
We spent one night in this Parador in our way to Santiago, doing El Camino and we were nicely surprised about the city and that helped to get a memorable experience. AS many paradores, it is an old building perfectly located in the old city, close enough to get anything interesting by walking and not that close that a busy night can make you not to get a nice sleep. I loved this building because it has a sort of solemnity that makes you very comfortable. The outside terrace with views to the small garden is very relaxing, you can easily take yourself to the sixteenth century. As in all my previous reviews, Paradores are great to sleep and have breakfast, skip their restaurants. They have an issue there.
This parador is a gem. Not too big and not too small with beautiful bedrooms overlooking the courtyard or to the cute cobblestone street. The cafe/ restaurant is really good and the staff is really friendly
I don't often review the hotel I stay at but in this case I feel I must! We stayed for 1 week ( room 104) in a medium sized double over looking the garden and restaurant terrace. The room was very clean,comfortable and well equipped albeit with some aged furniture. Positioned slightly off the busy bar areas but very close to a public car park that we used for 11.5E per night when we couldn't get into the small hotel car park. But none of this was a problem. We tried the restaurant a couple of times for dinner and breakfast and on all occasions the meals were really very good, with fresh products of generous size and imaginative in preparation. A special mention must go to staff in particular Gabriel, Jose and a Dutch receptionist ( sorry can't remember your name !) who all went the extra mile and more to assist us , to suggest hidden areas of the local area to explore and more. Thankyou! I really find it very easy to recommend this hotel as a special place to relax and would not hesitate to stay there again if I am in Pontevedra.
- Walking distance to Museo de Pontevedra and Pazo de Cultura
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Laundry facilities
Parador de Pontevedra places you in Pontevedra Old Town, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Museo de Pontevedra and Pazo de Cultura. This 47-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Teatro Principal and Basilica Santa Maria are also a short walk from this Pontevedra hotel.
You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.
The 47 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers and phones are also standard.
Guests of Parador de Pontevedra enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and laundry facilities. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This historic hotel also has a garden.
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71% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 370 reviews