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Could be the best place ever on the CF

Robo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
I'm uploading videos, pics and commentary to my blog tonight. Will post links tomorrow.

Ok, it's not an albergue....
It's not exactly cheap, but not much more than a double room at a casa rural.

This afternoon, we lay on the soft grass at the centre of the cloisters under the shade of a tree, as the sound of monks chanting (ok a recording) echoed softly around us.

Our room is above the cloisters....

The adjoining church was empty as we sat and gave thanks for allowing us to discover this oasis of peace and serenity. Just when we most needed it.

We asked if it was possible to stay another night. They had just one room left. We took it!

I may spend all day tomorrow in the cloisters and the church!

For anyone on a spiritual journey, this is an ideal stop to recharge.

Can anyone guess where we are?

Almost half way on the CF.

Pics and videos coming tomorrow.
 

tillyjones

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances June 2015
VDLP May 2017
del Norte Sept 2018
I stayed there. I remember it well.
 

VNwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
St Olav/Francés ('16)
Baztanés/Francés ('17)
Ingles ('18)
How good you have both found a refuge, and a place to rest bodies and hearts.
Many wishes to you and Pat for healing and a continued buen camino!
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
I am enjoying your blog, @Robo , and hoping that all goes well. I stayed here in 2004 or thereabouts and like you I remember all the beautiful open space for our enjoyment. I also remember that guests had free run of the complex and were able to enjoy the church (and its capitals ;)) with no one else around.

Wishing you all the best. Buen camino, Laurie

Ps. I don’t want to be a downer, but my companion is pretty sure she was bitten by bedbugs here. The place was closed for a while soon after so it seems likely. Only to underline that bedbugs are everywhere and we should take normal precautions no matter where we sleep. (Very hypocritical of me to say that after not having checked even once for bugs on my 2018 camino but having escaped unscathed as far as I can tell).
 

John Hungerford

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances & to Finisterre (2009), Camino Podiensis (2011), Aussie Camino (2018)
I'm uploading videos, pics and commentary to my blog tonight. Will post links tomorrow.

Ok, it's not an albergue....
It's not exactly cheap, but not much more than a double room at a casa rural.

This afternoon, we lay on the soft grass at the centre of the cloisters under the shade of a tree, as the sound of monks chanting (ok a recording) echoed softly around us.

Our room is above the cloisters....

The adjoining church was empty as we sat and gave thanks for allowing us to discover this oasis of peace and serenity. Just when we most needed it.

We asked if it was possible to stay another night. They had just one room left. We took it!

I may spend all day tomorrow in the cloisters and the church!

For anyone on a spiritual journey, this is an ideal stop to recharge.

Can anyone guess where we are?

Almost half way on the CF.

Pics and videos coming tomorrow.
Possibly Moiscac
 

DebR

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances:
2013; 2014; 2015; 2017; 2018 (October)
Right in one!!!
Thank you. I’m booked here in October, and hoped it would be a wonderful rest stop. In four Caminos, I’ve never found anyone who stayed here.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
I stayed there also. Can't ask for a better place. As stated, not cheap, but really really nice.
 

aname4me

aname4me
Camino(s) past & future
2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
We stayed there last year. It is a nice as you describe.

BUT..... be warned.

We checked in and argued.
The next couple checked in and argued.

Why?

We both booked with Booking dot com
We both booked a Double room.
The Hotel then charged us €25 extra because a Double room is only for a Single person.
The Hotel charged us €25 for the second person in the Double room

BEWARE
 

DurhamParish

Un Cerveza, Por Favor
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portuguese 2012 & 2018
Camino Frances 2014, 2015, 2015, 2017, 2018
In for a penny, in for a pound.
 

Robo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
We stayed there last year. It is a nice as you describe.

BUT..... be warned.

We checked in and argued.
The next couple checked in and argued.

Why?

We both booked with Booking dot com
We both booked a Double room.
The Hotel then charged us €25 extra because a Double room is only for a Single person.
The Hotel charged us €25 for the second person in the Double room

BEWARE
We didn't have any problems.
Though i have noticed a few times when using booking.com that there 'appeared' to be a cheaper double room available. Same specifications....

On closer checking, this is usually a double room, with a single occupant only!

Maybe that was the case? Easy not to spot it....
 

Vince Lee

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017), Planning Portugues (2019)
We stayed there during our Camino last September and wished we had stayed an extra night. Great place. I vaguely remember that the lady at check in had some attitude but it wasn’t personal as she applied it to everyone who checked in!
 

C & W

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP to Santiago (2015)
Lourdes to Jaca (2016)
Pamplona to Santiago (2018)
We stayed there a week ago. Fantastic luxury only slightly more expensive than a basic habiacion in a casa rural or one star hostel. They even have an electric shoe brush to get some of the dust off your boots.
 

Lynn McCoy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean Pied de Port to Logroño in 2015.
Logroño to Castrojeriz in 2016.
Complete to Santiago in 2017 & 2018
I'm uploading videos, pics and commentary to my blog tonight. Will post links tomorrow.

Ok, it's not an albergue....
It's not exactly cheap, but not much more than a double room at a casa rural.

This afternoon, we lay on the soft grass at the centre of the cloisters under the shade of a tree, as the sound of monks chanting (ok a recording) echoed softly around us.

Our room is above the cloisters....

The adjoining church was empty as we sat and gave thanks for allowing us to discover this oasis of peace and serenity. Just when we most needed it.

We asked if it was possible to stay another night. They had just one room left. We took it!

I may spend all day tomorrow in the cloisters and the church!

For anyone on a spiritual journey, this is an ideal stop to recharge.

Can anyone guess where we are?

Almost half way on the CF.

Pics and videos coming tomorrow.
 

Lynn McCoy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean Pied de Port to Logroño in 2015.
Logroño to Castrojeriz in 2016.
Complete to Santiago in 2017 & 2018
My wife and I stayed there one night last June. It was definitely a nice place to spend the night. And yes, only a few pilgrims besides us.
They had AC which was very welcome after a day's walk during last year's ola de calor.
 

susanawee

susanawee
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances-(2013/14/18
Camino Salvado Perth -(2015)
West Highland Way (2016)
Lyon France 2017
We stayed there last year. It is a nice as you describe.

BUT..... be warned.

We checked in and argued.
The next couple checked in and argued.

Why?

We both booked with Booking dot com
We both booked a Double room.
The Hotel then charged us €25 extra because a Double room is only for a Single person.
The Hotel charged us €25 for the second person in the Double room

BEWARE
That does not sound to be a very good result, especially from booking.com.
 

Robo

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
My wife and I stayed there one night last June. It was definitely a nice place to spend the night. And yes, only a few pilgrims besides us.
They had AC which was very welcome after a day's walk during last year's ola de calor.
AC has been an interesting experience this Camino. Nice to have it now and again....

We had a bit of a 'Faulty Towers' moment in Burgos.

The short version.....

Our AC doesn't work.
That's because the weather is not warm enough. So we have the heating on. (It was a really hot day)

But we booked the hotel because you have AC.

we do..... it's just not turned on right now!

Ok. We'll cancel and go elsewhere.

Sure no problem.

Will we get a refund?

No....

2 hours later and a few phone calls with booking.com we moved, with no charge...

Since then we have encountered other spanish hotels with AC. that is not turnerd on.... but be the thing here?
 

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