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Hotel Exe Area Central
Canada
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“strange hotel, strange location but good price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

I didn't find it hard to find but it is a very unusual location. You can get groceries, a haircut, a beer or just shop next door to your room (pretty much). It was a good deal and it is easy to find free parking nearby. The rooms are not exceptional but they are clean and very well kept. (some stains on the carpet)

If you have kids, there is a nearby arcade place (fun!). However, keep them away from the over sized windows (5'x5' approx.) that can be fully opened.

I didn't have breakfast at the hotel but it was very easy to find something to eat nearby.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2011

It is in a shopping centre but that isn't really a problem. Rooms are a good size, very comfortable and clean - and you have free WiFi access in your room. It's a straightforward 20 min walk into town (there is a bus nearby which we didn't use). We took a taxi from the airport (€20) as we arrived late and also to the train station as there isn't a direct bus and its a long walk with luaggage (€7). We had breakfast in a cafe in the centre. Staff were helpful with maps and recomendations. For the price, this is a really good choice.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Granada Spain
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2010

We had trouble finding the hotel, but once we had booked in we were very pleased. There is a bus stop outside the door and for 80c it will take you to the old centre if you do not fancy the 25 min walk. We had a lovely view and the room was clean and comfortable, we opted for breakfast and the selection is fine but there is plenty of cafes in the area if you want the freedom.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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manchester, england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2008

this hotel beleive or not is in the biggest shopping mall in gallica
approximately 15 minute walk from the centre but was an excellent choice to stay with staff being helpful breakfast was a cold buffet with a decent choice of things to eat

Stayed June 2008
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2008

A friend and myself stayed here for 3 days and 4 nights and found the hotel to be above average. We had rented a car and used the hotel parking area in the main shopping center car park. This cost an extra 10 euros per night.

The hotel is a 15 minute drive from the airport and easy enough to find with a map of the area. The reception staff were friendly and well-informed and seemed happy to help with whatever they could. As mentioned in other reviews the hotel is strangely located in a shopping centre with the lobby next to one of the main entrances to the centre. The centre itself had some nice little cafes and shops including a massive supermarket, cinema complex, clothes shops like Zara and the usual assortment of shops you'd expect to find in a large metropolitan mall.

The location of the hotel was a good 20 minute walk from the centre. Although not an unpleasant walk, it can get tiring if you want to return to your hotel during the day and then go back to the centre of town. There is a regular bus service although it can be erratic.

The room was comfortable although it did smell as if the last person to occupy it had smoked in it. The smell was easily dispensed of as we had a large window overlooking the outside of the building that we could open to get some fresh air in. When you check in to this hotel I would definitely ask for a room that overlooks the outside of the mall and not the inside. The rooms were cleaned well each day and towels and linen were always fresh.

Checkout was uncomplicated and painless.

  • Liked — Ample parking for a rental car
  • Disliked — Too far from the town centre
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Exe Area Central

Property: Hotel Exe Area Central
Address: Rua Paris 7C | Centro Comercial Area Central, 15707, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (Formerly Area Central Hotel)
Region: Spain > Galicia > Province of A Coruna > Santiago de Compostela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
Price range (per night): $52 - $148
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Exe Area Central 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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