Salamanca is a magical city of golden sandstone arranged in grandiose Renaissance style. Almost mythical when bathed in the light of dawn or sunset, and there are a myriad of perfect vantage points, in monumental plazas or tiny squares, from which to appreciate it. Many of the best places to stay in Salamanca are historic old dames, but the city's large, and cosmopolitan student population keeps things lively, and the accommodation options varied.
Salamanca's warm, glowing stone was quarried jus outside town, and proved an inspiration for the architects responsible for Salamanca's beating heart, the huge Plaza Mayor, both the old and new cathedrals, the wonderful 15th Century House of Shells, decorated with 350 sandstone shells, and many of the university buildings, most notably the Universidad Civil - one of the world's most impressive university buildings.
A beautiful castle with its own vineyards set in stunning grounds. Traditional romantic rooms and suites have antique furniture, paintings, and lots of space. Excellent traditional restaurant, wine tasting, and a swimming pool. Good value, romantic, and family friendly.
Traditionally elegant hacienda hotel in a 700 year old monastery, located on the River Tormes and overlooking magnificent vineyards. Thick stone walls, monastic bedrooms, exposed oak beams and secluded swimming pools in a tranquil garden. A vast cellar and delicious food.
Sophisticated city centre hotel. Large rooms feature cream and gold furnishings, writing tables and embroidered linen. Quiet bar to enjoy after sightseeing. Excellent service, outstanding location and effortlessly chic interiors.
5* city centre boutique hotel. Contemporary rooms have four poster beds, dark wood floors and gorgeous bathrooms. Full spa with small indoor pool. Gourmet cuisine in the romantic restaurant, and chic bar. Opulent, luxurious and slick.