What an experience to stay in a monastery! Huge room and bathroom and every corner of this beautiful building is oozing with history. Right in the centre of the town, it is a few steps walk to restaurants and bars, and easy to park right outside the entrance to the hotel. Do not stay anywhere else if visiting Guadalupe!
One of the most beautiful hotels I’ve stayed in. The room was a bit basic but then again, it was part of a monastery. The courtyard is stunning and I really liked the wee bar tucked away in the corner - quirky. I arrived on a Sunday and many of the streets were closed so I had to drive through steep narrow cobbled streets to find it, I think I got lucky as it only took me about 10-15 minutes. If you can see the monastery (and it’s difficult to miss) just go round it until you see a sign for the Hospaderia, it’s part of the monastery building.
Only a few minutes walk from the main square, where there are many bars and restaurants. Not a huge amount to see in Guadalupe.
The Hospederia Real Monasterio is located as the name say in the monastery of de Saint Mother of Guadalupe. A direct access to the place of pilgrimage from the reception through the cloister is possible and saves you the wait to access to the holy place. It is worth mentioning that Columbus made his first pilgrimage to the monastery of Guadalupe after the discovery of America.
The hotel offers 47 simple, spacious, clean rooms with a sober comfort. The equipment fits the decor of the monastery. The room and the bathroom are very clean.
The breakfast was plentiful and good. The dinner, however, left open some desires. On the forecourt of the Church are many restaurants which are in quality and price comparable to the restaurant of the hotel.
The charm to stay in a building that is declared a world heritage site, makes to forget small inconveniences such as no Internet access in the rooms. However, WIFI reception is good in the courtyard. The rates are much cheaper compared to those of a Parador. Measured at the historical place and the good price/performance ratio, this hotel only classified 2-star is an attraction. I'm not shy here to give the best note and to turn a blind eye on the small irregularities.
Stayed there for one night. The hotel is an old monastery with loads of character and interesting features. The room I had was very basic but clean with decent lining. I would like to revisit this hotel in the hoot Spanish summer as the courtyard must be a haven in the blistering heat.
Actually sleeping in a World Heritage Site is something of a treat. The building, attached to the church and cloisters, with its own private courtyard to enjoy a drink and tasty snack in, was very special. Very comfortable bedrooms. The staff were really friendly and helpful, especially when I made the effort to try my (very bad) Spanish on them. I was there for the "supermoon" and the valley has virtually no light pollution, and a great place to see it from. The surrounding woods are amazing, with some 800 year old giant chestnuts, and wonderful views back onto the monastery.