Eurostars Las Claras
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... their families and one 28 year old boy at home. His name is Rafael. He reminds me of my uncle David - always joking around and poking fun at people.
In the house, there are 3 other study abroad people (Nick, Joya, and Frances). Nick is an older man from LA, Joya is 18 and from Italy, and Frances is my age and from Mississippi. We all ate dinner together at 9 pm and then I went straight to bed. Some of my friends went out but I didn't want to get lost in the dark ...
... rest of the sites that Salamanca offers. There are rarely to be found so many amazing building built cheek by jowl anywhere else. The university, numerous churches, monasteries and other buildings like the Casa de Chonces, shell house, all built of the same sandstone. A brilliant city! By about 3.30 we were tired and hungry so found a swanky restaurant on the main square where we had a big blow out lunch comprising a shared first course ...
... in love with New York! That Thursday I woke up bright and early to catch a 6:30 am flight to Chicago, followed by a 4:45 pm flight to Madrid!!
There are 35 other CC students on my trip with me, grouped into beginning, intermediate, and advanced level spanish classes. The first day in Spain felt like 3. We were all so jet-lagged and spent two days outside of the city in a small agricultural town, where we laid out in the sun, met the locals at the nearby ...
... the smell had a hint of tomato and when it hit the back of your throat it was almost spicy. I could have been very happy living the rest of my life in that winery with the delicious bread, olive oil, cheese, and wine. Nothing food-wise will probably ever compare. I feel so sophisticated.
Yesterday we went to the Rostro market in Salamanca – very similar to the one I Madrid but a little less hectic. It was kind of like a state fair – they had ...
... more sugar than I'm used to BUT I MUST keep reminding myself that I am on a kind of vacation and this is a special trip and eating all this food is another part of the experience. I’m getting better at seeing that. Ohhhh how I am loving this food. So anyway, yes, I went for a run today and it was really nice. It was a beautiful run! I ran down to the river and crossed the bridge out of the city and ran around ...
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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.