Eurostars Las Claras
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... normally you would leave your car outside and walk in. The barracks/hotel reminded me of the Kruger Park lodging, plain, functional and exceptionally clean.
I was still recovering from dinner the previous evening, and I did not want anything to eat. The waiter was really concerned and he served Johan food and then set of to find me some Camomile tea, and dry biscuits without me asking for it. It was really sweet of him. I left the dinner table early as ...
... one!)then the University which is the oldest in Spain,the 12th century San Martins Church complete with two storks nests on top and the Casa de las Conchas (The House of Shells) which dates from the late15th Century and has some great gargoyles overlooking the inside courtyard.
There was one thing that spoilt Salamanca and that was the graffiti, it was everywhere ...
... as possible while I am lucky enough to a computer that the American girl in my room lent me.
Next day I went to check out the town, but mostly everything was shut, Europe basically shuts down everywhere on Sundays, so there never much fun. There is a small frog on a wall on the University which you get good luck from if you find, I spent along time looking for it, but I couldn´t even find ...
... ultimate frisbee by the puente Romano followed by a bar right by the river with live music.
Nannette and I have already ridden around a large portion of Salamanca but I predict we'll be riding most days we have left. It feels so great to get back on a bike again. Last night, we grabbed a couple drinks by the river with a view of the city until they turned out the lights illuminating the cathedrals and university. Every moment ...
... any English (including in the tourist information office) and there are few guides or tours in English. We did discover that the tourist office offered an English language walking tour, although only on Monday and Tuesday at 9:30 am. We duly appeared only to be told by a tourist office official in very broken English that the guide was sick that day, come back next week. Perhaps luck wasn’t on our side on this stop. The Plaza Mayor, indeed very ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eurostars Las Claras Salamanca
A comfortable and central base in Salamanca
I have just come back from my second visit to Las Claras this year (the first one was in early March, when Salamanca was covered in snow and ice, but the hotel was beautifully warm). Down a quiet side street, but only a short walk from the glorious Plaza Mayor, it provides a central base from whch to explore this lovely city. I would be happy to return again.
Although it is modern and part of a chain, and therefore not full of character, it does not seem soulless - probably mainly due to the very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms are a good size, light and bright and well maintained, and nothing seemed lacking to make the stay as comfortable as possible. We could even see the top of the cathedral from our room on the fourth floor. The prices (booked on-line) were very good value compared to similar quality accommodation in other European towns.
We didn't try the restaurant, as we prefer to eat out, and Salamanca has some good places to try.
Melia Las Claras Salamanca Spain
The Melia las Claras Salamanca, Was an excellent hotel
Every thing there is clean and the people in the front desk are really helpfull. they even park your car and bring your car when you needed
We paid for the parking, but this hotel was excellent and the prize also very good
Hotel moderno con una situación inmejorable.
Las habitaciones son espaciosas y están bien equipadas.
El personal tiene un trato muy agradable y el restaurante es bastante recomendable.
Loved the Melia Las Claras
My husband and I stayed Las Claras hotel in early August for two nights; and I must say everything was wonderful - the room and batroom were spacious and meticulously clean, the staff was extraordinary helpful and the location could not have been better, just a 5 minute walk to the Plaza Mayor. All this for the great value of 62 dollars a night.
We had a most enjoyable stay in this fantastic hotel. It was real 4-5 star luxury for us - even better, we felt, than our honeymoon hotel in Hong Kong last summer. The hotel is sumptuous, modern, bright and clean. The rooms even have menus for pillows (!) and even for pot pourri (!!) - how decadent is that?! Staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from central Salamanca, but we were able to park our hire car in the garage (15 euros p.n.) - or rather the concierge did this for us. The buffet breakfast was first rate also. We got a great deal through Expedia (£48 for a double room, breakfast extra). I would go out of my way to recommend this luxury hotel - a real touch of class and by far the nicest hotel we have stayed in. If you have any chance of staying at this hotel - take it!! Unreservedly recommended.
Great Value in Salamanca
Good hotels in Salamaca are expensive so we were thrilled to get the 4 star Melia Boutique Las Claras through Expedia for only 70 euros a night, August 5th - 8th, 2005.
It is a small, very new hotel conveniently located within easy walking distance of all the main attractions. I wouldn't decribe it as "boutique" exactly as it is too modern and the rooms are a little corporate in their decor. However, the accommodations are spacious and well appointed. The bathroom was huge, with a separate toilet and bidet room and was attractively tiled from floor to ceiling in terracota coloured marble. It contained luxury toiletries, plush terry robes, vanity mirror, and, best of all, a heated main mirror which never steamed up during a shower.
The hotel is easy to get to from the main approach roads from Madrid and the south and there is ample parking in the garage underneath. The staff were friendly and helpful and the nightly turndown service was a pleasant extra touch.
I would highly recommend this hotel.
Definitely Recommend this Hotel
You can't go wrong with this hotel. Salamanca is beautiful and this hotel makes your stay there perfect. We also ate in the hotel restaurant one night which was very reasonably priced with high quality food.
The location is very central and all the fabulous sites are not too far away. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough to help.
Excellent choice for central Salamanca
We really enjoyed our stay in this new and rather plush hotel. Our spacious room faced the street, with a view of the towers of the Convento de San Esteban, but was very quiet. The room also had an internal door to block noise from the corridors, which is always a bonus. There was a pillow menu (which we didn't use!) and two dressing gowns. There is also a garage (essential for those with a car in Salamanca as there is very little parking), but it costs 15Euros a night. We booked a last minute deal through the Solmelia website and paid 56Euros a night, without breakfast, which is cheaper than the hotel's lowest published rate.
We stayed for 3 nights. The room is quite large,very clean and a really big bed. The bathroom is great too, with a glass door to divide the wc from the rest. Long bath with a powerful shower, what I love it.
Besides, the room had a view with the Cathedral and a big church, they are lighted up in the night so it was beautiful to have a look before bed time.
Breakfast was include in my fare. It's a good one,you've got everything from sour to sweet. And the service is very friendly and fast.
So I really liked the hotel. The location is good but you have to climb a few streets to get to downtown. Keep it in mind if you are travelling with elder people.
I would recommend this hotel for sure.
Classy and cool
Clean, classy and a very 'cool' hotel. Service excellent and location couldn't be bettered (although a bit hairy to find). We are returning at the end of August.