Camino Frances is the most popular route to reach the shrine of the Apostle Saint James in Cathedral de Santiago. In this series, we are taking a closer look at some of the unique luxury accommodations along the French Way.
For those who enjoy the finer things in life while still igniting a sense of adventure, read on to find your next travel inspiration amongst our carefully curated list. Experience the Camino Frances in style and luxury, paring it with the best gastronomic scene, all while enjoying authentic culture and traditions along the way. With the help of Follow The Camino, one can have it all!
Gran Hotel La Perla Pamplona
Located in the heart of Pamplona, Gran Hotel La Perla is a boutique luxury hotel offering the perfect blend of modern and contemporary. Stunning exteriors and royal interiors are just one of the reasons to choose this hotel for your Camino journey. The knowledgeable staff can provide you with all you need to know about the city, and the exquisite hospitality will make this stay worth your time.
A word from the guests of the hotel – ‘The staff were just delightful, the breakfast was brilliant, the location was terrific’. And as if all this wasn’t enough, this hotel gives you the opportunity to stay in Ernest Hemmingway’s room, preserved in its original state.
NH Collection Palacio de Burgos
A juxtaposition of Gothic interiors and Nespresso machines, the Palacio de Burgos is an experience of a lifetime. Located on the banks of Rio Arlanzon, within central Burgos. One of the most unique features about this hotel is that it is actually a transformed 16th century monastery. With this hotel the guests have the option to unwind at the sauna after a long day of walking the Camino and enjoy the exquisite breakfast buffet before continuing their Camino journey.
Parador de Leon
Located in the heart of Leon, Parador de Leon holds a special place specifically for those walking the Camino de Santiago. Originally built as a monastery, by some of the most prestigious architects in the city, the hotel offers travelers a look into a piece of history whilst offering a luxurious stay.
“Paradores” are luxury hotels in Spain, with 3 to 5 stars. They are managed by a state-owned company and are usually located in buildings of historical interest. Learn more about them in this post about Paradores and Pousadas.
Hotel Pazo Santa María Arzua
This accommodation is probably one of the most unique hotels along the French way. A combination of small historical buildings amounting to a small village in itself, Hotel Pazo Santa Maria is a wonder like no other. Encased in the middle of nature this place offers views on views. Camino travellers can enjoy an array of services they offer from massage services to organic food and even Hydrotherapy.
Hotel Monasterio San Zoilo
Explore a piece of history along the Camino de Santiago with this gorgeous Monastery hotel. With hundreds of sculptures ranging from the roman age to the golden age, this is an architectural dream come true.
1930 Boutique hotel
One of the most beautifully decorated hotels, with rooms overlooking the stunning garden and pool. The 1930 boutique hotel is a hidden gem. Every nook and corner of this place will make you feel like you’re in an architectural paradise. Floral wallpapers and tasteful chandeliers is what separates this hotel from the rest.
Some of the guests who have stayed here have said ‘This is one of the best places I stayed on my El Camino journey in Spain, perfect boutique hotel, friendly staff and the rooms are superb.’ This is an essential part of your Camino journey.
Parador de Santiago de Compostela
An iconic accommodation in the city of Santiago, this Parador was originally built as a lodging for the pilgrims. Many of the building’s features are still preserved as they were built giving this place an historic yet luxurious feel. Exquisite service and a range of Mediterranean cuisine makes this place stand out from others!
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Originally published on 30th August 2022