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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... the road. I might be able to use my I-pad to take pictures if the camera conks out, but that's going to be rather difficult and cumbersome.
Dinner is at a restaurant a few doors down from the hotel - I'm feeling too knackered to go any distance. The menu is 20 euros and for that I get a tapa, a very oily tuna salad, swordfish and chips (swordfish is also rather oily), a bread roll and a small postre - good value for money I reckon and I'm feeling rather full when I ...
... Hebrew inscriptions, Arabic inscriptions and the arches seen in mosques. You name it, its got it! Once the Jews were expelled from the city the synagogue was converted to a church. It has also been used as military headquarters during the Napoleonic war and eventually became a museum. The museum was not as good as it could have been for us due to the lack of any English descriptions. We did not get as much out of it as we had hoped.
... for us.
After completing our tour of the cathedral, we checked out a few lunch menus and settled on one just behind the cathedral that came recommended in our guide book. Before our lunch stop, we visited a museum that housed some more El Greco paintings and an interesting tile and ceramic display. This region of Spain is known for its game and the menu had quite a few regional specialities to offer. Between the three of us, we had: ...
... vast and beautiful to cast your eyes on. There is so much to look at within its hefty stone walls, including art by various artists including Rubin and El Greco. The museum De Santa Cruz also contain large collections of furniture, tapestries and art works. Lots of very impressive sights to see.
Rick and I walked to the city from the park. It only takes about 20 minutes and is a picturesque walk as well. Map of the city in hand we ...
Today we departed our hotel in the direction of Toledo which is about 70 kms south of Madrid. We met the local guide and were taken on a walking tour for about 2 hours.
We visited the outside of a cathedral however, since it was Sunday no tourist visits inside was permitted. I can never have enough of cathedral visits - I could spend hours looking at all the details. Our guide took ...