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Rest Days

#1
Hi again all -

I mentioned before that my wife will have special challenges walking the camino. But we'll take our time and have frequent rests - including rest days..... Does anyone have any suggestions on nice (though moderate budget) places to stay in places like Redondela, Pontevedra, or Padron? Actually, for those places considered "mid-day" for allot of walkers that don't have refuges, like Arcade, Caldas de Reis, or San Miguel de Vegro would be helpful too....

Thanks,

John P.
 

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#2
Hotels for Rest days.

John, I thought I should share what little experience I have with you of hotels along the Portuguese route which I took, with a fellow pilgrim, late April this year.

Redondela - stayed in the pilgrim hostel along with forty teenage pilgrims, we only got a night's sleep by moving ourselves to the library and sleeping on the settees.

Pontevedra - Hotel Ruas, small room with double bed and usual bathroom with shower over bath, washbasin and toilet, window strangely opened onto the lift shaft, I am not sure if work on the lift had finished. Perfectly acceptable standard, single occupancy 25€. Breakfast I believe available from the bar they ran next door.

Padron - we walked on through.

Caldas de Reis - Hotel O Cruceiro. The hotel had been newly refurbished, the very clean room had the usual bathroom facilities en-suite, TV, and two single beds. Lift up from reception. My notes say I paid 18€ for single occupancy. Bar accessed from reception and used by locals too, provides continental breakfast. The kindly barman refused payment from myself and my fellow pilgrim though I cannot say that will always happen.

San Miguel - no knowledge.

If you want further details e.g. phone numbers I have them. Must say we simply arrived on the day and had no problem getting two rooms both for sole occupancy. Good luck Pilgrim
 
#3
Hotel in Pontevedra

Hi John P
When we were in Pontevedra we could not help but stay in the Hotel Virgen del Camino,
Virgen del Camino 55,
Pontevedra.
It is a good quality hotel pretty near the town centre.
Phone 98-685-59-00
Fax 98-685-09-00
Prices 65€ approx double
Buen Camino
William
 
#4
Thanks pilgrim/william!

I'll make note of your suggestions. I have the http://www.turgalicia.es link which seems to list every imaginable accomodation in Galicia - and gives a certain amount of "technical" information. But your actual experience with these places is what's so valuable - and greatly appreciated - :D

Thanks again ~

John P.
 

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