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... and I saw my old school, la Fundación de Ortega y Gasset. Also saw the Ayuntamiento (City Hall) and then did some window shopping so that Molly has an idea of what she wants to buy for souvenirs.
We stopped by "Taste of America" (a store dedicated to American food!) and picked up Oreo Pop Tarts, Root Beer, Reese´s Peanut Butter Cups, and a 3 Musketeers Bar. It was fascinating to see a store just with American food. Molly made ...
... a bottle of wine for the party. The very attractive young lady working there couldn’t speak a word of English, so I had to resort to my Jibbigo translator App and that seemed to work.
Back at the hotel I had a short rest and then got cleaned up for the party. I wanted to get a sandwich or something so went out to find out what was open. I met some of the others in the street, and one of them and I eventually found ...
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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!
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, I´d 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.