I wonder why no one has posted this yet. We stayed there in 02 having rung when we got to Portomarin and so knew when we were going to arrive in Santiago and got a room for two nights. They were polite to reasonably untidy pilgrims and once we had cleaned ourselves and put on our evening clothes we did not look too out of place. It is good value for money, expensive but look what you get. There food is not great though the Parador breakfast will last you the day if you have enough, it is a help yourself buffet. Service in Bar on the Plaza poor.