Hotel Santa Isabel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Santa Isabel Toledo
Our room was satisfactory, but we were in the new wing on the first floor and this meant that any open window could have passersby looking/reaching in. We had a choice between that and sealing the room up on a warm day. There were some issues with street noise as well. This hotel would be okay, but avoid ground level.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Santa Isabel Toledo
We just came back from Spain (May 2004), and stayed at the Santa Isabel. What can we say? How often do you get to stay at a hotel that was built in the 14th century. (remodeled of course). Nice cozy hotel. Very clean!!! The clerk at the front desk, Miguel, was extremely helpful!!! Only drawbacks: breakfast was not that great, and since you will be stepping back in time in Toledo (streets built before the car was invented), I recommend not driving down to the hotel. But over all, the City is wonderful, and the hotel is great!
Stayed at Hotel Santa Isabel in Jan 04
Agree with previous comments. I had a single room. It was clean and that's most important to me. Don't expect too much space -- the room was just big enough for myself and a small luggage. The bathroom was just big enough once the door was closed. Heat worked good. Window was blocked, so no view at all.I was unfortunate enough to get a room right behind the front desk, half a stairway above ground. I could hear sound from the front until things slowed down around midnight. Fortunately, either there weren't many other guests or they were very quiet. I only stayed in the room for one night and just long enough to sleep, so I tolerated what I got. Tried to switch but front desk said no other rooms available--I doubted that, but what can I do.Overall, I think it's a bargain for a clean room and location is superb. There is a charge for local calls, which can add up. Breakfast was not included in the room price, but one can grab something to eat elsewhere easily.
Nice, but loud
On one hand, the hotel is an accoustic marbel. I could hear any noise from the street, adjacent room, hallways, etc. I had to wear my earplugs to get any sleep on the first night.
On the other hand, the hotel is a great bargain. If you get quiet guests that night, then you'll enjoy your room. The rooms have been recently upgraded, so everything works great. The price was 45 Euros for a double room in January 2004. The hotel is centrally located on a quiet street.
So, the main problem with this hotel is the "great" accoustics! Other than that, it's a great value for the price.
The best hotel we stayed in our 2 weeks in spain. No arguments! It's a 2 start hotel, and 2 start prices for 4 star quality. I'd highly recommend it. Oh, and if you're driving upto it, their standard parking does not accomodate minivans. Just ask, and they can set you up in another lot next door.
We booked this hotel after reading the Trip Advisor reviews and were more than delighted with everything. The hotel was very clean, the staff very helpful and the view of the cathedral from our window was spectacular. Great value at an unbelievably low rate.
Me and my husband and two of our friends stayed at this beautiful hotel. The rooms and bathroom were so clean and look like a four star hotel. Staff are very nice. The location is great as it is close to every thing you want to see in Toledo. Many little narrow streets with shops close by. We recommend it 100% to anyone who wants to stay in Toledo.
This hotel is great: clean, simple, very comfortable, excellent value for money and all this located 2 min walk from the cathedral. The staff is also very friendly and helpful, IŽd stay there again.
Couldn's believe it!
I stayed in hotel Santa-Isabel in Toledo, Spain two nights on july 2003, the place was unbelievably new, beautiful and clean...the most surpising thing came with the nightly rate for a double room: 52 Euros!!!! I really recommend this hotel...and the funny part is that the advisors that wrote before about this hotel, made me chose it, THANKS!!
Beautiful historically designed jewel of a place. I's one and only drawback is that it seems to be built for people who are three quarter size. If you are 200 pounds or over you may fit tight.
Exquisitely clean, renovated, but still historic. We had a great time, and it was so inexpensive! Right next to an Abbey--listen for the giggling nuns!Only complaint: as we were leaving, it took us some time (perhaps because of our poor Spanish) to convince the early-morning desk person that he DID have our stuff in his lock box.
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Our plan was so simple. We would wait with all the luggage alongside the narrow, cobblestone road adjacent to the hotel, while David and Lisa retrieved the car from the nearby garage. Once they returned to our location we would load up our luggage and be off to Toledo. We even scouted out one of the scarce places where they could pull the car off …
... called the El Trasnparente. In addition, wherever a cardinal is buried, a red cardinal hat hangs above from the ceiling. In the Sacristy, there was this huge painting on the ceiling that I also loved. After our tour was done, we went to the hotel and rested for awhile, but we had a meeting about Valencia for about 2.5 hours. At night, we went out and found this cute tapas bar, where we had dinner. This was the end of our time in Toledo. The next day we would head to Valencia. ...
... this cathedral was a work of art and a great place to see so many different architectural styles in a single building. Built over nearly 250 years (1226-1495) with continuous embellishments, it is a mix of styles including Gothic, Renaissance, Mudejhar and Baroque. What made it even more enjoyable to visit was that we got to go into the choir area, check out side chapels and get up close to the altar. The cathedral stands on the site of a mosque ...
... It is actually worse than Venice and that is saying something. Also some of those little streets looked so interesting and you would find yourself walking down them thinking that you will find your way back. Not too easy, it all looks the same. We came across a few plazas which were indicated on the map fairly well and were surprised every time at which direction we found ourselves in. Stopped for a coffee and chocolate cake mid morning ...
... lost in the streets of Toledo. It is truly a walking city, but there are also small cars that wind their way through the hills, as well as bikes and scooters. If you hear a car coming upon you, you literally have to flatten yourself against the wall to avoid having your toes run over. That is how narrow the streets are. I mentioned yesterday that Toledo is situated upon a hill, and all over there are view points that you can look up from or look down into the rest of the ...