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Hospes Palacio de San Esteban - Luxury holidays to Salamanca

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  • About this holiday

    Hospes Palacio de San Esteban is a five star hotel in the heart of Salamanca located just ten minutes’ walk from the cathedral. Ideal for those seeking a luxurious and historical ambience, this stunning hotel is a converted 16th Century monastery blending stunning architecture with high levels of comfort with an indulgent spa and gastronomic restaurant. Within ten minutes’ walk it is possible to reach Salamanca’s Cathedral, its Plaza Major with its laid back cafes, beautiful architecture and theatre, or even the gothic, shell-covered house of Casa de Las Conchas. The inclusion of a hire car gives the freedom and possibility to explore the surroundings of Salamanca and take excursions to neighbouring towns or countryside before returning for meals in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

    The journey and how you get there

    Hospes Palacio de San Esteban is about 2 hours’ drive from Madrid Airport. Flights also available with Iberia and Easyjet from London, Manchester, and Liverpool.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include return scheduled flights with British Airways London to Madrid, car hire, and bed and breakfast accommodation.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for 3 nights are per person and based on two people sharing a Dreamer’s Room.
    Prices from £890 per person for 3 nights.
    The price displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up to date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Hospes Palacio de San Esteban offers historical luxury in a 16th Century converted monastery.

    Hotel description

    Hospes Palacio de San Esteban is a luxury five star hotel in the old town of Salamanca, which offers a historical setting within easy reach of cultural sites. Located on the Concilio de Trento square, the hotel is a converted 16th Century monastery built on the site of a mediaeval convent which is believed to have housed Christopher Columbus before his journey to the West Indies. Salamanca’s cathedral can be reached in ten minutes’ walk from the luxury hotel and there is a surrounding feeling of history throughout the whole hotel in its careful decoration. Modern luxury and comforts are seamlessly combined with the sweeping arches and golden coloured stone of the original architecture. The 51 rooms and suites offer a neutral colour palette and large windows flood rooms with light, illuminating the building’s exposed golden stone walls. The styling of the hotel exudes a simple elegance and allows its impressive architecture to stand out without losing the feeling of comfort and refinement expected of a five star hotel. The restaurant, El Monje, perhaps best exemplifies the easy blend of history and luxury with arched ceilings and stylish monochrome table settings which a delightful contemporary edge, also found in the gastronomic menu serving combinations such as duck and strawberry salad and red mullet with almond praline. A welcome indulgence is the hotel’s addition of a Turkish bath, gym, massages and beauty treatments give a heighted sense of wellness. Hospes Palacio de San Esteban’s location is ideal for exploring the historical and cultural quarter of Salamanca with the Plaza Major less 5 minutes’ walk with its beautiful architecture whilst the shell-covered Casa de las Conchas is about 10 minutes’ walk. We recommend using the Hospes Palacio de San Esteban as a base to explore the neighbouring historical towns and countryside by hire car for an authentic and varied taste of central Spain. Notably, the historic town of Avila is about 60 minutes’ drive from the hotel with its mediaeval walls and from there it is possible to visit the picturesque 15th Century Castillo de Coca in Segovia. Hospes Palacio de San Esteban is an historic and luxury hotel which offers peaceful relaxation within easy reach of Salamanca’s cultural and historical buildings.


    Salamanca, a short walk from the old town

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    141 miles

    Closest airport


    Room types

    Hospes Palacio de San Esteban has 51 rooms including air-conditioning, bathroom, TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Dreamer Double Room
    Superior Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
    Junior Suite
    Family Room (upon request) - 1 deluxe and 1 suite interconnecting.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Bar, Café, Lounge Terrace, Library, Spa offering massages and treatments, Gym, Turkish Bath, 24 Room Service.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Salamanca’s Convento de San Esteban is next door to the hotel, the Cathedral lies 550 metres away, the Palacio de la Salina can be reached on foot in 5 minutes and Palacio de Monterrey is about 10 minutes’ walk, Avila is 60 minutes’ drive away with its mediaeval walls, whilst the Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia National park is 80 minutes’ drive.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, Hiking, Cycling, Golf, Horse Riding.


    A child under 6 years old can stay free of charge when sharing a room with two adults on a bed and breakfast basis. Interconnecting rooms are available upon request. Maximum occupancy of 3 in Dreamer and Deluxe rooms and Junior Suites.

    Minimum stays

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