A small but perfectly formed and excellently located Santiago hotel.
Think of Santiago de Compostela and probably the cathedral and the Santiago way come to mind, but where to stay if you are looking for a well located, comfortable and charming hotel in this world heritage city. Here’s our suggestion – the Costa Vella.
This super little hotel lies on the Porta de la Peña Street, one of the seven gates that lead into the old quarters of the city. Most most of the major monuments are within walking distance from here, including the city’s ex-libris, the Cathedral of St James, so the location is second to none. The hotel itself, which is classified as a historic and artistic complex, does the local area justice, with the major renovation work carried out in 1999 having been sympathetically undertaken, without altering the traditional glass fronted architecture, whilst adding to the comfort and enjoyment guests will palpably feel here.
So what are the other plus points, though rooms are on the small size, they are perfectly formed with a combination of classical and modern decor that takes advantage of the Costa Vella’s attributes. Floor to wall windows, for example, make the garden view that much more impressive. In short, everything is in the right place and nothing out of order.
Then there’s the beautiful garden which looks out onto the city walls and falls within the shadow of the convent. It really is the perfect place to enjoy a summer breakfast consisting of Galician delicacies such as honeyed cheese, almond cakes and homemade bread.
Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
Non smoking rooms
Transport / Distances
City Centre: 0
Train Station: 1
Truly a gem
by Mary Robertson
Date of stay 10/09/2017
We (4 pilgrims) stayed at the Costa Vella for 2 nights after walking the Camino. It was such a delight to stay there! We were made so welcome from the moment we arrived untll we left. The staff could not do enough to help and were so friendly and helpful.
Our rooms were very comfortable, breakfast was delicious and the hotel was so well situated near the Cathedral, easy to find and in a quiet location in such a busy city.
The shady garden was an additional bonus and we appreciated relaxing there after our long walk. We would love to return.
Please pass our thanks to the staff.
Date of stay 31/08/2017
the service was really good, the room has a good space, and was clean. the bathroom was good size and clean, with a beautiful view.
the garden is the actual charm, really lovely.
the location of the place is great.
Date of stay 10/08/2017
Comfortable standard room at front of historic hotel overlooking pedestrian street conveniently at edge of historic city. Lovely coffee shop and gardens to relax over coffee, wine or beer. Discounted car parking can be provided in adjacent underground municipal car park.
Date of stay 07/04/2017
Date of stay 19/09/2016
Sehr schönes zentral gelegenes Altstadthotel. Netter Empfang mit wertvollen Tipps zu Restaurants und Sehenswürdigkeiten und Unterbringung des Autos. Individuell gestaltete Zimmer mit neuen Bädern. Sehr sauber. Wundervoller romantischer Garten mit tollen Sitzecken und vielen Blumen.
Frühstück wird am Tisch serviert. Leider war es zu den Stosszeiten dort sehr voll und der Service war oft sehr schleppend weil die Bedienung auch noch die Gäste von ausserhalb im Garten bedienen musste.
Beautiful little hotel with amazing garden and cafe
Date of stay 02/07/2016
We couldn't have been more delighted with our stay at Costa Vella. The service is fantastic, the rooms are lovely and the garden is gorgeous. It's in a great spot, walking distance to everything and they will have lots of tips for you when you get there. 5 stars from us.
Beautiful boutique hotel
Date of stay 26/04/2016
Great stay, the hotel is managed by its owners and they are extremely helpful and nice. Great location and beautiful garden.
by Nuno Amaro
Date of stay 20/11/2015
Fiquei muito satisfeito com os vossos serviços assim como com o hotel Costa Vella.
Eficiência, comodidade e simpatia.
Vou ficar cliente.
Muito obrigado e os meus parabéns.
Costa Vella - Enchanting
Date of stay 02/08/2015
Costa Vella was an ideal place to stay in Santiago de Compostela. The room was very comfortable, the staff was extremely helpful and pleasant, and the gardens in the back and along the side were beautiful, restful -- even magical! -- places to enjoy a drink one afternoon and breakfast the next. The atmosphere of the street was really indicative of the pedestrian area of the city and quite picturesque along one edge of the property which was bordered by a side street. We relished our time here.
Date of stay 12/05/2015
Wonderful friendly hotel in the old town, hard to get to by car. Beautiful garden, helpful staff. Parking is available nearby. Great breakfast, good restaurants nearby. The place to stay in Santiago de Compostela.
Date of stay 09/08/2014
Both my wife and myself have stayed in 5* hotels all over Europe as part of our business life but never have we had such excellent service. Every member of staff always had a smile on their face and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were slightly small but well furnished with a comfortable bed and always spotless with fresh towels every day. Breakfast was continental but you could have as much as you liked with fresh toast, cheese, fruit exc. and all served at your table. This small hotel is an absolute gem and we shall certainly return. If all your hotels are up to this standard then you have just found two new customers.
Date of stay 03/05/2015
The hotel is well positioned and is also in a very quiet location. Owners are attentive, breakfast is lovely and the garden setting is a nice bonus. The place is crisp and clean and no fuss.