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Rochester, New York
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed during my Camino trip and found the room very nice. Good heat, nice bathtub and strong Wifi. The breakfast was just so-so. The staff were not terribly friendly and the hallways as very dark. But otherwise is was a good location.

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Parma, Italy
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The reviews terrible, so expectations lower than low. Not as bad as the reviews made us understand, on the contrary. Of course after so many years an investment by the owners is badly needed. Only negative was the unfriendly desk reception by a lady thinking she was the Queen of Saba. During breakfast the service was excellent

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The hotel Lara is renovated outside, but the spirit lives on. The man at reception was particularly friendly, but the rest of the staff hate their job. At breakfast the coffee and tea was difficult to get, the scrambled eggs very scrambled and dry. The question for fresh orange juice was seen as an extra effort although the oranges laid... More 

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Beuningen, The Netherlands
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82 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Hotel si located on the edge of the old fortress. The hotel rooms are ok, the beds were to hard to my opinion. The breakfast is simple. I have the feeling there is not a lot of staff running around. this shows mainly at breakfast were empty plates are not refilled and you have to look for the staff to... More 

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Canberra
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161 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The Hotel Lara was a property that I found very easy to like. Reception was friendly and helpful, my attractively renovated room was large, comfortable, clean and well-maintained, the heating was perfect, the breakfast was good, the WiFi was fast, and the location, minutes from the fascinating fortress, was ideal. The well-priced, good quality and generous pilgrim menu at the... More 

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey
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234 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel is located on the Camino trail just outside the walled city of Valenca. This is the most northern city in Portugal on the Camino Portugal. I stayed on the second floor in an updated room. The bed was a tempurpedic style and the towels were fluffy. The room had a bath tub. The staff was great and they... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This hotel was in a fantastic spot in Valença – just across the road from the walled town with lots of bars, restaurants and little shops with great views across the countryside. However unless you walked up to the Fortress area there wasn’t anywhere particularly attractive in the nearby streets. The hotel itself is spacious and the rooms similarly large... More 

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Canada
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Good location but noisy and old hotel. Clean but really worn and old beds - not a great sleep. Look for something better as there are options in Valencia. Or consider crossing into Spain and staying in Tui.

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed on 22nd June. Had a front room with balcony on 2nd floor. This floor has been redecorated, room was fresh and spacious. Some fittings were outdated but everything was clean & tidy. Front desk staff were most helpfull. Good location adjacent to the park & Fortaleza.

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Kassel, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

Positive: clean room and bath, fast wifi, Central location Negative: loud, we tried to get a room on the quieter backside, but was allegedly not available, although it did not seem very busy; the worst: terrible artificially flavored smell in all corridors, disgusting

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Lara

Address: Avenida dos Bombeiros Voluntarios, Valenca 4930-593, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Valenca
Price Range: RM255 - RM402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Lara 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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“Get a room on the front with a view of the Fort. You will have some traffic noise, but the rear (standard) rooms have incessant roosters!”
 of 5 bubbles Luapekralc, 8 Nov 2014 | Read review
“One facing the Fortaleza.”
 of 5 bubbles Globaltraveller410, 30 May 2013 | Read review
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