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Palace at the heart of Burgos, Castilla y Leon

Burgos | Ref: HBUR2 | Bedrooms: 64

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A genuine medieval palace right in the centre of historic Burgos, just a short walk to the magnificent cathedral and the myriad tapas bars, restaurants and asadores for which the city is also famous.

Built by the Counts of Berberana in the 16th Century, a golden age in Burgos which grew wealthy from the rich wool trade with England and the Low Countries, the Palace has recently been restored to a very high standard.
All rooms are exceptionally spacious and decorated in the latest style with natural tones and making good use of the architectural details of the original palace.

With friendly staff and plenty of space to relax and soak in the feeling of the ancient building the hotel makes the perfect base to get the most our of your stay in Burgos.

Accommodation Description

64 rooms, all exterior, all spacious, the majority having separate sitting room and bedroom. Some rooms are duplex (on two levels).

All rooms have WiFi, LCD TV and air conditioning / heating.
Upper floors have views across the rooftops, lower floors show more of the architectural structure of the original palace.

All have safe deposit box, minibar, hairdryer.
Some rooms are specially adapted for people with disabilities (please enquire).

Facilities

24 hour reception
Bar / cafeteria / lounge
Lift
Laundry service
Air conditioning / heating
Parking (limited spaces - 18€/night payable locally). Underground parking available nearby.
Wi-Fi
Safety deposit boxes

Restaurant

Extensive buffet breakfast served in light and airy glass covered courtyard which also serves as restaurant for lunch and evening meal.

The hotel restaurant is open to the public and serves Burgos specialities as well as Castillan and Spanish dishes to a very high standard bringing a vanguardista touch to classic dishes.
Menú del día or degustación (tasting menus) are served as well as vegetarian and gluten intolerant options.

The hotel also has links with one of Burgos' most famous 'asadores', Puerta Real, specialising in the local lamb for which Burgos is rightly famous.



Bedrooms:64
Beach: 140km
Nearest Shop: A short walk
Bars/Restaurants: A short walk
Nearest Airport: Bilbao (160km)
Nearest Ferryport: Santander (180km)

Burgos

The prosperous city of Burgos, founded on the wool trade, boasts a vibrant old town based around the magnificent cathedral for which it is duly famous. Teeming with bars and restaurants and always lively - don't miss out on the Morcilla de Burgos (black pudding) or the local lamb, said to be the best in Spain and with local Ribera del Duero wines to wash it all down with. Who could complain!

Museo de la Evolución Humana
The importance and magnitude of the archaeological dig in the Atapuerca Mountains (20km away), a World Heritage Site, has put Burgos back in the map and with it its Museum of Human Evolution. Well worth a visit.

Local Activities

1. Major staging point on the Camino de Santiago - look out for the great value pilgrim menus!
2. Burgos cathedral, a World Heritage Site, recently restored in all its glory
3. The city of El Cid, also known as El Campeador
4. Busy old town; lively squares lines with bars & restaurants
5. Spain’s best lamb & delicious black pudding – Ribera del Duero wines
6. The excellent Museum of Human Evolution and nearby Atapuerca

Getting There

The area has good motorway links but little direct access by air or sea and is normally visited as part of a tour, or perhaps combined with other locations nearer to the coast:

Flights:
Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet or Santander with Ryanair;
Gatwick to Bilbao Vueling (BA).
Manchester to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Easyjet;
Dublin to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Aer Lingus.

Flights are also available from most UK airports to Madrid.
NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package

Getting Around

If travelling by air we recommend renting a hire car to make the most out of your visit to the area. If you prefer to use public transport please consult our expert staff for advice on which properties are more suitable.

If coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle - we recommend that you ensure that insurance and breakdown cover are in place. For full advice on how to prepare the vehicle etc see the Brittany Ferries website

In either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at your holiday accommodation, complete with GPS co-ordinates.