Suggest Super Sleeps in Spain
Sisters share pension in
My sister and I walked
part of the Camino in 2002, starting in Leon.
We found Pension Sandoval, Plaza
San Francisco 19, in the old city. This 3rd floor walk-up was run
by a very friendly woman, who did not speak English, (and we are
very unilingual). Nevertheless, she made us feel very welcome. This
accommodation was clean and the cost was only12 Euro -- a price
which included a simple breakfast. The contact number is 987 21
20 41. Leon was an interesting old city with a simple gorgeous cathedral
and, if this pension was not available, a traveller could choose
one of the great hotels of the world (at the other end of the price
scale ) -- The Parador San Marcos. We were content to just look
at this beauty from the outside. It is a great example of wonderful
Lynne, British Colombia, Canada
Old city view in Cordoba...
in Cordoba about three years ago, I spent two evenings at the four-star
Maimonides Hotel with my view opening
onto the old city. This first class hotel is situated in a prime
location in Cordoba, right in the heart of the Jewish Quarter, and
is close to other area attractions.
The room service was dependable with a few little extras thrown
in, including a disposable razor that I am still using (must be
something about Spanish steel). The cost, then, was on the upper
end of reasonable -- well worth it -- the management was friendly
and eager to be helpful. They provided a lock box for my passport
and other essentials which they kept in a locked cupboard (very
quaint). Attached to the hotel is a coffee shop which served the
only brewed decaf expresso that I was able to get in all of Andalucia.
It was a pleasant experience and I cannot wait to go back. Prices
start at 112 euro. You can read an online description at:. http://www.gate1travel.com/Destinations/Spain/Hotels/Maimonides.htm
Address: Torrijos 4, Cordoba 14003, Spain.
A hostel in Cordoba...
I stayed at the best
hostel I'd ever been to in Cordoba, Spain. Amazing courtyards, beautiful
rooms, and very clean. The place is huge but fills up in the winter.
It's right next to the mosque, tucked into amazing winding alleys
but well worth the time it takes to find it. For further information
ES C�rdoba (HI)
Plaza Jud� Levi, s/n.
E-14003 C�rdoba, SPAIN
Jazmin, New York, USA
Two women in Seville...
My friend and I (two
20-something women traveling on our own) spent a week in Spain this
past spring and we had a great time. We especially liked our hotel,
Hostal Picasso in Seville. We recommend
it without hesitation!
was a beautiful, brightly colored hotel (they use colors from Picasso's
paintings to decorate), with very friendly and helpful service.
We paid, I believe, around $55/night, but this was because we contacted
the hotel directly. There are online booking sites that charge quite
a bit more. There was at least one person on the staff who spoke
English, which was very helpful, and it was easy to book our room
by fax. We reserved a room with its own bathroom, but some of the
rooms share a bathroom with another room for a cheaper price. Our
room didn't have it's own outside window, but instead it had windows
that opened into the lushly green atrium that looked down into the
quaint and colorful lobby (we were on the third floor--no elevator,
though). It was conveniently located to delicious restaurants, and
beautiful architecture. They don't have their own website, but check
this link, under "Picasso": http://www.sevilla5.com/hotels/index.html
Shannon, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
A gem in southern Spain...
I've just returned
from Spain and would like to suggest the town of Ronda and the Hotel
Enfrente Arte which I found very female-friendly. This hotel
is located in the oldest part of town and an easy walk to all attractions.
Hotel Enfrente Arte is a small hotel and there is a very nice breakfast
and lunch buffet that is included in the price of the room; all
self-serve. There is also a free bar service which is also self-serve
and available all day. It includes local wine, beer, juices and
coffee. A large common patio overlooks the hills and valleys, a
free computer is set off in a game room for access to your email.
This is a very convenient place for any woman who is traveling alone.
Rural hideaway in Andalucia,
is a copy of an ad that appears in our classified section. Journeywoman
has never visited this B&B herself, but we thought that JW members
reading this article might be interested in this destination.
B&B AND SELF-CATERING IN ANDALUCIA,
SPAIN Safe rural location in country on banks of
Rio Guadiana, international boundary between Spain and Portugal.
Close to unspoilt Analusian village Sanlucar de Guadiana. 40 km
from beaches of Ayamonte. Great for walkers, artists, birdwatchers
or simply relaxing. English proprietors. Airport transfers available.
Own transportation recommended. E-mail: email@example.com
or check www.casaamarilla.net
for online brochure. Tel: 0034 959 502030 or 003469181828