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Valladolid Accommodation

As a thriving modern commercial centre and university town Valladolid has a good range of accommodation to meet the needs of business travellers, holidaymakers and students on a tight budget.

You'll find plenty of good quality hotels with all mods cons, such as internet hook ups and health suites, alongside cheap and cheerful hostals and pensions.

One of the best hotels in town is the Olid Melia in Plaza San Miguel in the heart of the city's historic district. It's ideally placed for sightseeing, just 100 metres from the National Sculpture Museum and 200 metres from the cathedral and university.

The hotel is one of three in Valladolid run by the Sol Melia chain. Rooms have all the comforts you'd expect of Melia air conditioning, TV, safe, hairdryer, minibar etc and facilities include an on site health and fitness club, babysitting service, laundry and dry cleaning.

Business travellers favour the luxurious Silken Juan de Austria in Paseo Zorilla in the heart of the city's commercial and financial centre and only 10 minutes from the Plaza Mayor central square.

All 89 rooms are equipped with satellite TV, video and safe. Internet connection is available on the executive floor.

The four star Felipe IV is another favourite with visiting business people because of the quality of its services and facilities and its location at the centre of the commercial district.

At the Imperial Hotel in Calle de Peso you'll find comfortable rooms and modern facilities in a beautiful 16th century building, the Casa Palacio de los Gallos, which is a perfectly preserved piece of Castilian architecture.

There are plenty of modern, middle market hotels and for the budget conscious there are hostals and pensions which offer clean and comfortable accommodation at an exceptionally good price.

Hostals usually have en suite bathrooms these days whilst "pensiones" are more basic, akin to the old style British boarding house.

For inexpensive accommodation, the Enara in Plaza de España offers one of the best deals in towns. Rooms are clean and comfortable in this 19th century building which was originally a private house before its conversion into a hotel in the 1970s. The décor is typically Castilian, with several antiques.

The two star El Jardin De La Abadia in San Jose is another very reasonably priced hotel in a handy location not to far from the Plaza Mayor.

Students are well catered for in accommodation provided by the university there are dedicated student halls, cheap self catering apartments and a ready supply of local families willing to rent out rooms.

If you prefer to stay outside the city, try the charming Casa del Abad (House of the Abbot) at historic Ampudia to the north of Valladolid. This 17th century former Abbot's house retains much of its original splendour and majesty whilst providing all the necessary modern comforts. There's a spectacular dome in the entrance hall, a chapel where the abbot used to say mass and an impressive collection of artwork and antiques.

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