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Hotels in Salamanca & Province, Castilla y León, Spain

Exterior of the Casa De Las Conchas (House of Shells), Salamanca, Castilla-Leon (Castile), Spain
Salamanca - Salamanca is probably best known for having the oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. This university is still what gives ambiance to the town. This charming town is untouched in it's architectural purity. In central areas all recent buildings are constructed in Salamanca's best tradition. The city has been declared "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO.  The city lies on a plateau by the Tormes river, which is crossed by a bridge 500 ft long built on 26 arches, fifteen of which are of Roman origin, while the remainder date from the 16th century.
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Salamanca Featured Hotels
Salamanca is in the central area of Spain, 212 kilometres from the capital, Madrid.

UNESCO has designed its old town as World Heritage. Indeed, Plaza Mayor Square, the University, the Clerecía building, the Cathedrals, Casa de las Conchas... are part of a long list of monuments, houses and palaces to see in Salamanca!

Salamanca University was the first to be founded in Spain and is also one of the oldest in Europe. In its heyday it was one of the most highly regarded European universities. For this reason it has been attended by some of the greatest Spanish thinkers, artists and writers.

The Roman Bridge and City from the Tormes River, Salamanca, Castilla Leon, Spain
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Two Girls at Cafe Table, Plaza Mayor, Salamanca, Castilla Y Leon, Spain
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This city saw the production of the first Grammar of the Castilian Language in the 15th century, which became a fundamental instrument for its expansion throughout the world. It is also a favourite destination amongst foreign students wanting to learn Spanish.

The Vía de la Plata, the old Roman route that links the north and south of Spain, passes through Salamanca. It is a good base to explore interesting towns and villages nearby, that are also on the path of this ancient road, such as Guijuelo and Béjar.

Its humanist tradition, the open character of the local people, its cultural concerns, the wealth of its heritage... These are just a few reasons why Salamanca was European City of Culture in 2002.


Salamanca Featured Hotels

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AC Palacio San Esteban, Salamanca
This property is located in a very convenient spot just a 3 minutes walk to the Plaza Mayor and the main tourist area of this beautiful city.  The hotel offers 69 comfortable and fully equipped rooms decorated in a traditional and classical European style .Every room is furnished with splendid wooden pieces. Facilities include direct telephone, satellite TV, minibar, safe deposit box, air conditioning and heating, piped music and Internet connection. Marbled bathrooms are equipped with hair dryer, telephone and hydro massage bathtub.  The restaurant is also a very smart area where traditional specialties and a hearty buffet breakfast is served every morning.  This is a very convenient hotel due to its location and quality of service provided. Other facilities are private car park, room service, laundry service and handicapped access.
Catalonia Salamanca Plaza, Salamanca
Opened in 2002, the Catalonia Salamanca Plaza is a modern city hotel located in Salamanca's historic city centre, some 100 metres from the central square of Plaza Mayor. The hotel offers three conference rooms of varying sizes all complete with audiovisual equipment, while guests can find relaxation opportunities in the hotel bar. For those not wishing to dine in the hotel restaurant, room service provides in-room refreshment. Guests keen to explore the University City of Salamanca (European City of Culture in 2002) can get advice from the multilingual staff and will find that the hotel is located less than a kilometre from the city's main attractions, such as the University, Cathedrals, Casa de las Conchas and the Palacio Fonseca. 
Hotel Dona Brigida, Golf & Spa Hotel near Salamanca
The Hotel Dona Brigida is located in Salamanca, Spain, next to the Torres River, within the Villa Mayor golf course, and five kilometres from central Salamanca.  This modern, golf-spa hotel is situated within the resort centre. There is an outdoor pool with separate children's pool, and a health spa with an indoor heated pool, sauna, a massage treatment room, and fitness equipment.  There are three restaurants and three cafes at the Hotel Dona Brigida Resort, serving traditional dishes and tapas. Room service is available.  Business facilities offered are conference rooms and a business centre.  Activities at the hotel include horse riding, and there is a nine-hole and 18-hole golf course on site. 
Oasis Horus Salamanca
Oasis Horus Salamanca was built in 1995 in a contemporary Spanish villa style with tiled roofs and is situated on the edge of the town of Salamanca, 2 kilometres from the city centre. Guests can enjoy a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, which has a separate pool for children, enjoy a game on the a floodlit tennis court, work out in the gym or relax in the sauna. Restaurant Arcadia serves regional specialities and international dishes in a light, conservatory-style room and also offers children's and vegetarian menus. The Horus Bar offers a wide range of drinks as well as sandwiches, salads and pizzas.  The 90 guestrooms are located over three floors and have decor in pastel tones with Spanish style reproduction furniture.
Petit Palace Las Torres Hotel, Salamanca
The Hotel Petit Palace Las Torres is a first-class hotel located in the historic center of Salamanca. This magnificent building is a product of the Barrocco-Churrigueresco style, with a view to the Plaza Mayor. The hotel is convenient to this beautiful, cultural jewel of a city. Despite its vintage construction, the hotel has the modern comforts and conveniences that sophisticated travelers expect.  This four-story building features a business center with high-speed internet access, a buffet restaurant and a snack bar.  The Hotel Petit Palace Las Torres is just steps to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.  The guest rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with modern conveniences like an individual safe, internet access, satellite TV with Canal Plus, and the latest generation of hydro showers.
Parador de Salamanca, Salamanca
The Hotel is on a small hill on the left bank of the Tormes, facing the historic centre of the city. Its large windows make it an exceptional lookout point over the city, a living museum dominated by the cathedral towers.  Elegance, comfort and spaciousness characterise the hotel’s public areas, meeting rooms and bedrooms. Tastefully decorated with marble and other luxurious materials, the interior offers unbeatable views from all the lounges, the pool and most of the rooms. Enjoy the local dishes of Salamanca offered in the Parador restaurant: hornazo (meat pie), farinato and other Spanish sausages, cheese from Hinojosa, tostón (sucking pig), Ledesma pastries and almond pastries. Delicious!
Room Mate Vega, Salamanca
The Room Mate Vega is a modern hotel housed in a listed historical building in the centre of Salamanca, within 500 metres of the cafés of the Plaza Mayor and the cathedrals. Guests can start the day with a buffet breakfast in the hotel's dining room, and later (for a surcharge) use facilities including sauna, hydrotherapy and massage at a nearby spa Centre.  For guests' convenience, the 24-hour front desk has a safe deposit box service, and garage parking is on offer for those arriving by car. The 38 air-conditioned guestrooms have décor in soft white with wooden flooring, bright fabrics and window shutters. All have Internet connections, climate control, safes, direct-dial phones, satellite television with premium channels and bathrooms with hair dryers. 
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Ciudad Rodrigo - located on the River Agueda, 89 kms from Salamanca and 28 kms from Portugal, with wonderful surrounding scenery. Click to view map
Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca Province
The ivy-covered Hotel is perched on a sheer drop over the River Águeda valley and the castle has a keep which serves as an unbeatable observatory to look out over the Campo Charro landscapes. This is the ideal enclave to discover the beauty of the marvellous surrounding nature and appreciate the rich monumental city of Ciudad Rodrigo.  After the impeccable garden, the meticulous period details, Castilian furnishings, the splendid patio and bright rooms - some with exceptional views - are highlights.  The stone arches in the dining room are greatly admired, as are the typical Charro cuisine with the standout local sausage - farinato - succulent roasts and Iberian hams.
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Latest update: September 20, 2012