Nice modern hotel, in the pedestrian area of the city (but you can get access to the hotel parking if you travel by car).
the rooms are quiet and comfortable, very well equipped.
We also liked the kindness of the staff.
Our travel book for Spain gave this such a high recommendation that I felt a bit disappointed on arrival, as I saw a lovely old building looking a bit neglected! The pension is on the second floor with a law office and private apartment below, with a mysterious, barred staircase to the attic floor!
Anyway any doubts were quickly dispelled as the couple who run it are professional and friendly and it's completely refurbished. On departure day they let us store our bags there as our bus to Madrid wasn't till 9pm.
We had room 8, which was HUGE, ensuite, with a view of a small plaza and it's cafe, plus a sweet little park complete with roman ruins! It's a five minute walk from the cathedral and there is a wonderful cafe for breakfast in the little alley next to the building.
Minor faults... the size of shower... not for plump people and I suspect two or three rooms might face into the scruffy interior courtyard.!
We stayed at three pensions during our trip. This was the only one to provide handsoap and shower gel ;-)
Pensión Blanca is located in a quiet area, downtown León. The rooms are very cool and the beds feel so good! The usage of the fridge, the kitchen and the common areas is free and the service is very, very nice. I would reccomend anyone planning to visit this accomodation to book it first, since it's frequently busy.
The breakfast is included in the final price and anyone can use a PC connected to the Internet, which is located in the large living room. I can't complain at all. It feels like home.
If you wanna spend some days in a rural atmosphere, in a refurbished old traditional house made of stone, surrounded by silence and endless prairies, in a pedestrian village... this is your place!
This little hotel is a good basecamp to explore the "Maragateria" region of Leon.
It has a nice back courtyard wherer you can have lunch under the shade of a grapevine in summer.
I just came for a drink before lunch, but the place seemed charming and quiet to me.
We stayed in a village near the capital, Carrizo de la Ribera. Here is an old house, owned by a nobleman of the area, now turned into a rural hostel and run by the family. It's got several double rooms, all different.
The garden in the backyard is charming and very nice in summer, with a little river crossing by.
The village around is not remarkable, but is a good basecamp tpo explore the area around.
No restaurant or bar, just bed & breakfast.
About 69 euros in low season I think.
My favorite accomodation is www.bancotel.com you get bonus to stay in diferent hotels (3,4 starts) for only 50 euros the double room per night, great value and quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best option to stay in León is the Parador of San Marcos. The building itself is an old Renaissance hospital that has been declared national monument. The furniture in the rooms is demanding some renewal, but it is a very good place, sith impressive lounges and a beautiful cloister. Make sure you get a suite in what they call the 'ala noble', i.e. the old part of the building, because many rooms are in an annexed building which does not have any charm at all.
I have only stayed at the Hostal Bayón.
Comfortable, very friendly and scrupulously clean. Only 2500 pesetas for single use of twin room.
Wash basin in room but good hot showers and clean toilet close by and not many rooms to share it. I would happily return.
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2500 pesetas for single use of twin
Castrojeriz has a beautiful campsite with lots of trees to shelter from the burning sun. The facilities are good and it's one of the few campsites in Spain where personnel speak English!
In these cities,you can find very good hotels,and pensions,but I recommend you to stay,at PARADOR DE SAN MARCOS.
About 110 Euros,100$.
Is a kind of luxury accomodation,in Spain,in historic buildings,as Castles,Monasteries etc.This one was a Monastery.
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