Ercilla Hotel Don Quijote
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... down and the city gates opening to allow entrance into the city.
Everywhere else is protected by high walls and three massive gates at different points. The city looks quite formidable and spectacular from the outside. If you've been to Toledo, you'll know what I mean. If not, I strongly recommend visiting it.
Toledo used to be the capital of Spain until the mid 1600s when the capital was moved to Madrid.
The streets are narrow ...
... to just enjoy a stroll around this lovely place by ourselves. After getting up at 6.30am to start our journey, we appreciated the time just to relax.
After arriving back at Madrid we had to find our way to the Hotel near the airport where we were staying. We decided to catch the Metro as far as we could and then attempt to catch a bus that stopped as close as possible to our hotel. The metro trip was fine, but when we got to the stop where the bus was supposed to be, we ...
... to take us into the restaurant (attached to the bar) which is huge, but empty, so we opt for the food in the bar. It's okay, but we have a combination plate which consists of squid, chips, fried egg and ham, weird combination. On the way back to the hostal, we stop into a small market and buy some local wine. One red which is a 2005 Tomolloso local which costs 4-50 euro and a local white that costs 2-75 euro, what a bargain! Tomolloso maybe small, but we have enjoyed it's ...
... to be well worth a visit. We forced James to listen to the English audio guide, told him it was a history lesson but I’m not sure any of us will remember much of it, much of it seemed to be preoccupied with the ceilings, patterns, colours types of wood etc. They were quite ornate.
After this we drove on the Park Natural de la lagunas de Ruidera which is a string of lakes centred around the small town of Ruidera. Nothing grand ...
... went into a quiet dead town to get some food. We went into the supermarket and the owner was very friendly and helpful teaching me some new phrases in Spanish. Then we had mum's favourite a café con leche ( a coffee with milk)in the town square. On the way out of the town mum was squealing like a little girl since the roads were so narrow.
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed