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El Molino - Hornillos del Camino

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Camino de Frances June (2017)
#1
Is El Molino worth the extra time it takes for them to pick you up & drop you back in Hornillos next morning? I've been told by friends that I shouldn't miss it. Anyone else experienced it recently? Thanks :)
 
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St.Jean-Santiago (2017)
#2
Angela,
I'm going out on a limb here but I'm going to offer a different perspective.

Unless you are on a strict time schedule, e.g. You have to be at the airport on a specific day in the near future, then why not go to El Molino on a whim and see if it matches your interests.
Personally, I always found something to appreciate about places I wandered off to. Sometimes it was just getting off the beaten path for a day.

Efforts to optimize my Camino experience always seemed to leave me with a feeling of "But what if I had chosen option B?"

All that said, I don't know your circumstances or time schedule so take this advice with a shaker if salt (and a margarita of course!)

Buen Camino,

- jgp
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Frances June (2017)
#3
Angela,
I'm going out on a limb here but I'm going to offer a different perspective.

Unless you are on a strict time schedule, e.g. You have to be at the airport on a specific day in the near future, then why not go to El Molino on a whim and see if it matches your interests.
Personally, I always found something to appreciate about places I wandered off to. Sometimes it was just getting off the beaten path for a day.

Efforts to optimize my Camino experience always seemed to leave me with a feeling of "But what if I had chosen option B?"

All that said, I don't know your circumstances or time schedule so take this advice with a shaker if salt (and a margarita of course!)

Buen Camino,

- jgp
Thanks so much for your message. I have a good feeling about El Molino. I don't have time limits & no flight booked. xo
 
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Le Puy to Muxia 2012. Arles to Puente la Reina 2013. Puente la Reina to SdC 2014 European Peace Walk 2016 Portuguese 2017 Ingles 2017
#4
Definitely! It's fabulous. Enjoy!
 
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Camino de Frances June (2017)
#5
I'm confused ;) I tried to book but they said no because I was on my own. Is that correct?
 
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Camino de Frances June (2017)
#7
Possibly. A Spanish guy called them for me but he didn't say why other than can't do just 1 person.
 
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Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, De Soulac, Norte, Madrid-Salv-Primitivo
#10
I don't speak any Spanish unfortunately.
Hi, it’s easy to email in Spanish. Write a very simple query in English:

Please could I reserve one bed for Thursday 19 May?

Go to Googe Translate https://translate.google.com/ and translate the query into Spanish:

Por favor, ¿podría reservar una cama para Jueves, 19 de mayo?

Copy and paste it into an email to the albergue or hostal.

Even if it hasn’t translated accurately, they will understand.

(I also copy and paste the English version into the email at the bottom. If they understand English, and the Spanish version is garbage, they might reply in English!)

If they reply in Spanish, then just go back to Google Translate for the English version.

Easy!

Jill
 
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#12
Since you are in a Burgos hotel you might ask the concierge/desk clerk to telephone El Molino for you.
 
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Camino de Frances June (2017)
#13
The hotel called & they won't take a booking for a single person. All good. Will stay elsewhere in Hornillos. Do you know a good private albergue as I understand the municiple is 'crammed'.
 

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#14
Or perhaps the Camino is trying to tell you that is is not the place for you to be at this time?

Buen Camino, SY
 
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#15
Hi Angelab, I stayed at El Molino on night of May 10, 2017, as a single. Wonderful experience! Best food on the Camino!!

Speaking Spanish would be a great asset in your requesting a reservation* and in your communications during your stay at the casa rural (CR). My conversations for the reservation and at the CR were all in Spanish.

Buen Camino, CT

* Brierley 2017 CF guide has the telephone number for El Molino in the information for Hornillos.
 
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Virtual CF (2015) on walking4fun.com, Virtual Chemin Le Puy (2015), Virtual CP-Coastal (Feb2017), Virtual CP-Central (Mar2017), Reality CF (Jun2017) w Finisterre & Muxia
#16
The hotel called & they won't take a booking for a single person. All good. Will stay elsewhere in Hornillos. Do you know a good private albergue as I understand the municiple is 'crammed'.
You might try the Casa Rural "de sol a sol" in Hornillos. Telephone number is in the 2017 Brierley Guide for the CF. Buen Camino, CT
 
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Virtual CF (2015) on walking4fun.com, Virtual Chemin Le Puy (2015), Virtual CP-Coastal (Feb2017), Virtual CP-Central (Mar2017), Reality CF (Jun2017) w Finisterre & Muxia
#17
The hotel called & they won't take a booking for a single person. All good. Will stay elsewhere in Hornillos. Do you know a good private albergue as I understand the municiple is 'crammed'.
Hi again, you sent the above message while I was composing my first response so I did not see this one before sending it. It could be that they have some groups there now -- they did appear to cater to couples or small groups when I was there.

Also, see my other note on the CR 'de sol a sol' in "downtown" Hornillos if you can consider Hornillos as having a downtown due to its very small size.

Good Luck and Buen Camino, CT
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Frances June (2017)
#18
Thanks for info. Apparently they only have a room for 4. I'll stay in one of the albergues. Spent 3 nights at Cordon Hotel in Burgos and blew my budget :)
 

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2017
#20
Is El Molino worth the extra time it takes for them to pick you up & drop you back in Hornillos next morning? I've been told by friends that I shouldn't miss it. Anyone else experienced it recently? Thanks :)
I had the opportunity to stay at the Sol a Sol where the owner speaks perfect english -- he also owns El Molino which I believe his dad hosts. Either place is great... I slept at Sol a Sol but - the guy gave me a lift and dropped others off at the Molino and... wow. I wanted to cry and die right there.... it was absolute PARADISE. As I thought it, he turned to me and said, "Isn't this paradise?" It was a crazy moment. If you have a chance at Sol a Sol, you'll see an autographed poster... there is an amazing story behind it and I am not sure if he wants it public or not but... ask him about the poster :)

(the molino has ducks and cats and amazing trees and a river running under the building and did I mention the amazing trees and the absolute FREAKIN' paradise?) I wouldn't go to book this far in advance but - when you are there and maybe 2 days out, call and book... you can't go wrong with either of them :)
 
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