HOW WE CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION: Hotels, casa rurales, guesthouses, pensiones:
Our accommodation is selected based on a number of criteria, including location, comfort, services, price and character. We always try to book accommodation that is both on or near the Camino and also close to the historical quarter or centre of the town/city. This is facilitated by the fact that the Camino usually goes through the heart of each town or city. In larger towns, which are usually at the beginning and end of each section, we book hotels of a 3* standard. In smaller towns/villages/hamlets in between the larger towns, we choose hotels or guesthouses of a 2* standard. However, there could be some exceptions to this rule, for example, in some small villages our services /selection depends on local infrastructure and it may happen that the only possibility is a non-rated guesthouse. This does not mean it is not up to our standards, only that it does not have an official classification, which is usually due to the rural and remote nature of parts of the Camino.
Given the reasons stated above, we do believe that a 2* hotel located in the historical centre is a better choice than a 3* hotel located on the outskirts of the town at a distance from the Camino. If our first choice is not available, we will use other accommodation of the same standard and price. If there is no such accommodation available, we may contact you to offer either an upgrade at a premium, or a downgrade with a refund, again based on local infrastructure in each area.
We are determined in our motto: to provide our customers with the best available on the Camino. Each night expect traditional meals or tapas prepared with the best fresh, regional and mouth-watering products. On a Follow the Camino Tour, we reserve a table at the end of each walking day for you and your party at one of our pre-tested and loved restaurants this is all part of our services.
We always give preference to hotels with their own restaurant and chefs so you don’t have to wander too far, and restaurants awarded with a quality label and/or recommended by recognised guidebooks. For your convenience our services cater for all special dietary requirements and allergies. Simply advise us at the time of booking.
What our customers think of our accommodation choices
“Would love to thank you for the wonderful arrangement that you have done for my group. They all loved the hotels and the meals that you arranged! It was marvellous!“ Thomas (Organiser Group of 16)
“We have just returned from the Camino …The organisation was excellent, …..We also liked the accommodation, and were quite impressed with the choice of the hotels, especially where cleanliness is concerned.” Winston
“.. Want to tell you how very very much we enjoyed walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela… …We were surprised at how nice the hotels were – they were almost all much better than we expected – nice comfortable rooms, lovely surroundings, great food. One of our favourites on the Camino was the Casa de Acivro in Rua.” Nancy and Cliff