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Torremejia - one to avoid

Peter Elliott

Primitivo '18
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 18
VDLP - October 19
So, I am walking the VDLP from Seville to Salamanca - using the wise pilgrim app on my phone which is brilliant.

However, if you are walking this route, plan to avoid Torremejia as a stop overnight. The albergue - which has horrific reviews is closed at present and the hostal in town, is appalling. 40 Euros for a room that was filthy and smelly. If you can manage the miles, press on to the next stop - Merida, or stop earlier at almendralejo.

Two caminos under my belt and this is the worst place I have ever stayed - one to avoid
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
We are walking from Villafranca de los Barros to Almendrelejo (reservations at Hotel Acosta Vetonia €25 includes breakfast. Next day we will walk to Merida and bypass Torremejia.
 

Oppis

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF -15, VdlP -15, Sanabres-16. CP -17, Primitivo-17, Mozarabe-18, Norte-18, Sureste-19
We walked there about a week ago. Stayed at albergue Rojo Plata. You get the key at Bar Cafe Rojo, despite the note "closed "on the door. Nothing to complain. The albergue Turistico has been closed now for years, they told in the town.
 

wes

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2006) VdlP to Plasencia (2010) Frances (2013) Portugues (2016) Meseta Feb/March 2020
The Torremejia region was the setting for the novel “The Family of Pascual Duarte”, written by the Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo Jose Cela. It’s one of the bleakest books I’ve ever read, unrelentingly cruel. I stayed in the Hostal Milenium on the Avenida de Extramadura (I still have their card as a memento). It was a rare unenjoyable night on the Camino, and I was very happy to hit the road north to the wonderful city of Merida as soon as the sun came up.
 
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Harington

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
The Torremejia region was the setting for the novel “The Family of Pascual Duarte”, written by the Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo Jose Cela. It’s one of the bleakest books I’ve ever read, unrelentingly cruel. I stayed in the Hostal Milenium on the Avenida de Extramadura (I still have their card as a memento). It was a rare unenjoyable night on the Camino, and I was very happy to hit the road north to the wonderful city of Merida as soon as the sun came up.
I remember it well - ghastly! But all part of the pilgrimage rich tapestry!
 

wildrover

thewildrover
Camino(s) past & future
2015 april c/f. vdlp feb 2016. Norte / primitivo Sep 2016. C/f 12/16. Vdlp 12/17. 12/18. Lana 02/19.
So, I am walking the VDLP from Seville to Salamanca - using the wise pilgrim app on my phone which is brilliant.

However, if you are walking this route, plan to avoid Torremejia as a stop overnight. The albergue - which has horrific reviews is closed at present and the hostal in town, is appalling. 40 Euros for a room that was filthy and smelly. If you can manage the miles, press on to the next stop - Merida, or stop earlier at almendralejo.
The
Two caminos under my belt and this is the worst place I have ever stayed - one to avoid
I've stated in the albergue twice. The bar owner went over and above on both occasions. A free beer for waiting, due to the cafe being busy. And again supplying me with a improvised meal when the kitchen was closed. He's like a Spanish Del Boy trotter. The albergue isn't the ritz but neither are the prices. Bed,hot shower, quite street! the food not as bad as reported! It's about personal perception at the time. Keep it real.
 

frjuliangreen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Inglés (2018)
Camino Portugués (2019)
Vía de la Plata/Camino Sanabrés (2020)
So, I am walking the VDLP from Seville to Salamanca - using the wise pilgrim app on my phone which is brilliant.

However, if you are walking this route, plan to avoid Torremejia as a stop overnight. The albergue - which has horrific reviews is closed at present and the hostal in town, is appalling. 40 Euros for a room that was filthy and smelly. If you can manage the miles, press on to the next stop - Merida, or stop earlier at almendralejo.

Two caminos under my belt and this is the worst place I have ever stayed - one to avoid

Oh great. I'm booked in to that place in the first week of January - is it the Milenium?
 

wes

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2006) VdlP to Plasencia (2010) Frances (2013) Portugues (2016) Meseta Feb/March 2020
Oh great. I'm booked in to that place in the first week of January - is it the Milenium?
frjulian - In fairness, I should report one uplifting experience from Torremejia.
We were having dinner at the Milenium, bad food served with puzzling ill grace (the latter a rarity in Spain). Three kids around ten years old were the only other people in the dining room, I imagine they lived in the hotel.
After about 20 minutes one of them approached us hesitantly, said he’d noticed we were speaking English, and asked if it would it be ok if he practiced with us. He was attending school in Almendralejo, and his ambition was to become fluent in English as a steppingstone to a professional career. He was a terrific kid, clever, polite and thoughtful, and we spent a most delightful half-hour chatting (his English was very good). I wonder about him from time to time, and hope he’s having a good life.
So, visions of Pascual Duarte and the reality of the Milenium notwithstanding, a stopover in Torremejia was not without reward.
Buen camino,
Wes
 

frjuliangreen

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Inglés (2018)
Camino Portugués (2019)
Vía de la Plata/Camino Sanabrés (2020)
frjulian - In fairness, I should report one uplifting experience from Torremejia.
We were having dinner at the Milenium, bad food served with puzzling ill grace (the latter a rarity in Spain). Three kids around ten years old were the only other people in the dining room, I imagine they lived in the hotel.
After about 20 minutes one of them approached us hesitantly, said he’d noticed we were speaking English, and asked if it would it be ok if he practiced with us. He was attending school in Almendralejo, and his ambition was to become fluent in English as a steppingstone to a professional career. He was a terrific kid, clever, polite and thoughtful, and we spent a most delightful half-hour chatting (his English was very good). I wonder about him from time to time, and hope he’s having a good life.
So, visions of Pascual Duarte and the reality of the Milenium notwithstanding, a stopover in Torremejia was not without reward.
Buen camino,
Wes
Well I shall go with an open mind. I see there is an alternative place to eat down the road at least.
 
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