Horus Salamanca4.0 out of 5.0
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We stopped in Salamanca for just one night, en route from the UK to Portugal. Driving in my other half's beloved SL, secure and easy parking was high on our list of criteria for a hotel and the Horus seemed ideal - just off the main roads, a little out of the city and with plenty of gated free parking directly in front of the hotel and the option of an underground garage, for a small fee, if we required it. The Horus is on the other side of the river to the old town and a leisurely 30 - 40 minute walk from the main sights. Not sure if you would want to do this in the heat of the summer, but in May it was a pleasant walk. There is a bus stop on the other side of the road, directly outside the hotel - No 20 - which takes you into the city centre and brings you back to the shopping centre next door to the hotel. We didn't use this, but staff at Reception assured us it was straightforward and gave us a map of the city, marking out where we would catch the bus back. I think I read somewhere that the hotel was extensively refurbished in 2012 or thereabouts. Having said that, it seems a little old fashioned, not necessarily in a negative way but the decor and style. We had booked at a very good price and, perhaps because of that, found ourselves on the third (top) floor. Our room was average sized, with desk and one armchair, a fridge, good sized wardrobe with safe (although you needed a key for the safe which I presume we would have had to pay for) and a good bathroom with a small bath and shower over, bidet etc and a sea of veined marble. Towels were a good size, a hairdryer was provided, as well as toiletries. There was air conditioning in the room but it was turned off. As Brits, as soon as the temperature hits the teens we consider it a heatwave and we would have appreciated the facility but in May it is perhaps too early for mainland Europeans. We solved the problem by opening the window, but then had to contend with road noise. Rooms on the third floor have high, shallow windows, so no view; I can imagine that could become a tad claustrophobic in the summer. Having walked into the city in the afternoon, we decided to take dinner in the hotel. An excellent choice. The set menu, with about 4-5 choices for each of the three courses was priced at 16 Euros per person and this also included a large bottle of mineral water, a glass of wine each and coffee. The food was well presented, generous portions and was absolutely delicious. As an example I started with Blini with toasted Goats Cheese and Iberian Ham, went on to Pork Tenderloin with Pepper and finished with French Toast with Cinnamon and Rice Pudding. Really delicious and such good value. We had high hopes for breakfast but found it rather underwhelming the following morning, although the breakfast room was a lovely environment; a huge conservatory type structure at first floor level. Coffee was good from a machine and my other half liked the creamy scrambled eggs, but other selections were uninspiring. All in all, I would say that if you don't mind walking or have the facility of a car, this hotel is in a good location for seeing the city, rooms are comfortable, prices good and dinners wonderful.
If you have mobility issues, getting up the six steep stairs (which were wet and slippery when we arrived) to the lobby could be a problem. There was plenty of parking outside. Check in was efficient. No one suggested we might need or want help with our luggage but otherwise it was fine. The room was large and comfortable and included a refrigerator with two bottles of water in it. Good thing about the water, as this was the worst tasting tap water I have had in a long time. The bathroom amenities were above average. We had decided to skip the hotel breakfast so we went to supermarket in the shopping center right next door. We picked up some food for a light supper as well as breakfast. The location of the bus stop right across the street seemed very convenient but since the weather was bad, we did not go into Salamanca proper.
We have a car. it had a parking in the facility and very easy to get to the city centre. we stayed there for free using AA advantage. I was sick during our stay..... bed was comfortable. Breakfast was not very good for the pricing. It's worth to visit Salamanca town. need one night at least.
Spacious room, very confortable, and a restaurant il you arrive late and you do not want to go out at night. It is very near the old town, very easy for visiting and discovering this beautiful and historical town.
We stayed at this hotel on our return to the UK and it did not disappoint. The room was spacious with a very comfy bed and pillows. The shower/bathroom was very good with lovely tiling. Continental breakfast only but adequate. The hotel itself was quite capacious with an outdoor pool. Excellent value for £67. Bus service opposite this hotel and under 2.5 euros into the city centre. Salamanca is a very beautiful city with amazing history, And superb tapas.! Mucho Garcias! Next year maybe? Jim and Ginny.
For business reasons we staid five weeks in this hotel, and three weeks last summer. In a separate building they have very nice suites. There is a most pleasant sunny lawn around the extremely well maintained swimming pool. Breakfast is excellent. Personnel is always cheerful and helpful. The quality price ratio is extremely high. Just one side remark: the dinner quality is only three stars but the hotel is five.
Located on the edge of Salamanca town, this hotel - while quite large - presents a homely front. Staff are very professional and attentive; the room was large enough for our needs, and very quiet; the pool seemed great was sadly, does not open till 1 June [despite its being quite a hot day]; and the continental breakfast provided in the tariff was very adequate: plentiful, though not too imaginative, and with unlimited excellent coffee. Probably the best feature for travellers was its location - directly opposite is the bus stop which takes you straight into the Old Town, and drops you off outside an enormous Cortes Inglese department store next door for last minute shopping. Buses seem to run every 10 - 15 minutes, and take only 5 minutes to the final stop in the Old Town.
Situated in the city so the views are normal cityscape and nothing to write home about. Decor and ambiacne is good with lots of framed paintings , phoographs and some so called modern paintings . Rooms are satisactory. Food quite tasty. Staff cordial. and friendly. A nice place to stay .
We stayed her for 2 nights for a short break in Salamanca. It is extremely good value. the rooms are spacious and quiet. The pool is not huge but a good size and in a suntrap, so good for a relaxed pool side drink. The food is excellent Spanish cuisine, the chef is clearly accomplished. The buffet breakfast is huge and varied. The staff are lovely - just try to speak a little Spanish even though they can all manage English. The prices - week day menu 15 euros for 3 courses, wine, water and bread is excellent value. If you are taking a break from the Via de la Plata or finishing or starting here there is a bus stop outside the door to take you into the Old Town. We would definitely go back
We have stayed at this hotel on three accasions and the hotel is very comfortable ,staff very attentive but breakfast time you have to except what is left after large coach parties have eaten most of the buffet even though the staff try to replenish food .
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69.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 310 reviews