With almost 190,000 pilgrims, registered in 2019 at the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela, the French Way reaffirms to be the most popular and social route of all. Of these pilgrims, more than 96,000 began their route in Sarria, to cover the last 100 km of the French Way. To know all the numbers for 2019, click here. Let’s see below the accommodations we chose from Sarria to Santiago.
Camino de Santiago from Sarria hotels
Booking accommodation in advance on this Jacobean route is essential to ensure a place to sleep and avoid unpleasant surprises. In fact, we must take into consideration the great demand of pilgrims who travel this route, especially because the Xacobean Holy Year 2021 has just begun.
Very often the demand exceeds the supply of accommodation, especially considering that pilgrims are concentrated in specific periods. By booking with Galiwonders, you will be assured of accommodation at the end of each stage. We take care of all the logistical details, so that you can fully enjoy the experience.
The accommodations we work with, always have private rooms with private bathrooms, and offer breakfast and dinner. In addition, we always work with establishments that allow the collection of the luggages so that our carriers can deliver and pick them up at each stage. The location of all our arranged accommodations is always very central and in case it is more than 1 km away from the road, we organize a transfer to the hotel.
Standard and Superior Hotels on the French Way
We start by talking about the hotels you will find in the first stage of the last 100 km of the French Way, Sarria. For each stage we will make a distinction between Standard and Superior Hotels. The first ones are pensions or 2* – 3* hotels and always have private bathrooms in the room. They offer breakfast and dinner services that can be served both in the structure itself and in nearby restaurants and bars.
With regard to the Superior Hotels, these are normally 4*- 5* hotels, sometimes Pazos or Paradores. The services offered are the same (bath in suite, breakfast, dinner) but of a higher level. This is the option for those who want to travel in luxury, enjoying the maximum comfort.
Sarria Standard Hotels
Sarria is the place where the last 100 km of the French Way begins, and offers many services to the pilgrims for this reason. In addition to its hotels and hostels, Sarria has many services such as stores, bars and restaurants that every year are filled with thousands of pilgrims en route to Santiago. The town is not too big, you can visit it in an afternoon and it will allow you to meet other travellers before starting your route, especially during this Xacobean Holy Year.
The Hostal – Restaurante dpCristal is located 5 minutes walk from the center and has 15 rooms equipped with private bathroom, TV and free wifi. This establishment has a cafeteria and restaurant service where you can taste the typical traditional dishes. It also has free parking for bicycles, laundry and reception 24h. A delicious breakfast buffet awaits you to start your first day on the way with the maximum of energy.
Malecón del Peregrino
Built in 2016 the Malecón del Peregrino is located in Sarria by the river (Malecon area), in a quiet place with a great offer of bars, restaurants and cafes. Each of the 11 rooms has a private bathroom and good views. The establishment also has an apartment with all its amenities. It has a laundry service, a lounge area, a bicycle parking lot, an elevator and free wifi. A perfect place to start your journey to Santiago de Compostela!
Pensión Siete en el Camino
In the middle of the Camino de Santiago, this family-run pension has 6 rooms, all with their own bathroom, television and free wifi. The Pensión Siete en el Camino, offers its guests a laundry service, a fully equipped kitchen, and indoor and outdoor common areas to rest together. A few meters away you will also have at your disposal all the services you may need such as pharmacies, bars and supermarkets.
Sarria Superior Hotels
Hotel Alfonso IX
The Hotel Alfonso IX, in the urban center of Sarria, is a 4 star hotel that offers spacious and comfortable rooms, a cafeteria service and a restaurant where you can taste the exquisite Galician cuisine. With its 57 rooms, distributed on three floors, it allows the maximum rest for the pilgrims who decide to spend their first night here before starting the journey.
Rectoral de Goián
The Rectoral de Goián is a rural house that is located in a privileged environment a few kilometers from Sarria. This building, an old Rectory, was originally built in 1704, and successively restored over time, (its last restoration was in 2000). Both the interiors and the exteriors of the Rectory, will allow you to appreciate the details of this rural house and to appreciate its incredible peace during your stay. Do not miss the delicious homemade breakfasts in this idyllic place, to start your journey in full harmony with nature.
Morgade Standard Hotels
Casa Morgade is located in a rural environment in the middle of the Camino Francés. The warmth of its facilities and its quiet location in the middle of nature offer maximum relaxation to the pilgrims. The gastronomy that you will be able to taste in this establishment comes mainly from homemade products and own crops. The rooms have private bathrooms and you can also rest on the terraces and in the living rooms. The best relaxation for pilgrims!
Portomarín Standard Hotels
In Portomarín the first stage of the French Way from Sarria ends and the environment that will be waiting for you will leave you speechless. Besides being able to stroll through its incredible old town, declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1946, you will be able to enjoy the views over the Miño River and the surrounding forests. Without a doubt, in this small town you will meet many other pilgrims, you can visit the church of San Nicolás and relax in one of the many bars in the center.
In the centre of Portomarín, you will find the Pensión Mar. This family-run establishment has comfortable rooms with their own bathrooms, perfect for resting after your first day on the road. Its location is perfect for getting to know the charming village of Portomarín and is just a few meters from bars and restaurants. In addition, in Pension Mar there is laundry service, parking for bicycles, kitchen, terrace, outdoor clothesline, WIFI in all rooms and cab service.
Pension Arenas Porto
The Pensión Arenas Porto is located right in the historic center of Portomarín, next to the Church of San Nicolás and the emblematic town hall. The pension also offers breakfast service, laundry, wifi and private bathrooms in each room. Here you can enjoy a good meal, relaxing on the terrace after your first day on the Way of Saint James.
Hostal El Padrino
The Hostal El Padrino is located in a perfect position in the village of Portomarín. If you choose to stay in this modern hostel, you can relax on the terrace with the jacuzzi and enjoy a well-deserved break. The original rooms have private bathrooms, wifi and TV. The establishment also has a bar and serves continental breakfast every day. Are you ready for an afternoon of relaxation?
Portomarín Superior Hotels
Pazo de Berbetoros
One of the jewels of Portomarín is undoubtedly the Pazo de Berbetoros, a historical building, also known as the “Casa de la Marquesa” with a past all to discover. Like other relevant buildings in town, it was partially moved to its current location after the flooding of the village of Portomarín in 1963. Today it has luxurious rooms, an extensive garden, perfect for the rest of the pilgrims and a cozy cafeteria where guests can have breakfast before starting their route.
The Hotel Ferramenteiro, which has a total of 21 modern rooms, is located in a key position for the pilgrims. Besides being in the middle of the route, it offers spectacular views over the Miño River. In this hotel, pilgrims can count on a buffet restaurant, free wifi and bicycle parking. In addition, many of the rooms have a private terrace, a perfect place to connect with the magic of the Camino and its landscapes!
Ventas de Narón Standard Hotels
O Cruceiro is a private hostel located in Ventas de Narón, at the foot of the Camino de Santiago. Exclusively for pilgrims who present their credentials, it offers menus and breakfast, as well as a dining room, garden and terrace. This establishment has in addition a parking for bicycles, washing machines and free wifi.
Palas de Rei Standard Hotels
In Palas de Rei the second stage of the French Way from Sarria ends. You will have crossed landscapes and woods with a lot of charm and now a resting afternoon awaits you. And what better than a good meal to get your strength back? In Palas de Rei you will find a good offer of bars and restaurants to discover the local gastronomy. Enjoy! If you still have some energy left, we recommend you not to miss a visit to the Parish of San Tirso or the Castle of Pambre.
Pensión A Fonte
The modern and cozy rooms of the Pensión Fonte, distributed in three floors, will surprise you by their details and quality. With wifi in all the establishment, it also counts on elevator, parking for bicycles and tv in all the rooms. An ideal place to rest when you arrive in Palas de Rei, no doubt you’ll feel at home!
The Casa Avelina is located in the center of Palas de Rei. It offers 15 modern, newly created rooms, all with private bathrooms and wifi. The establishment also has washing machine/dryer service, elevator and bicycle parking. A perfect place to rest with all the comforts after your second day on the road.
The Hotel Mica has large, modern and cozy rooms. It is located in a quiet place at the entrance of the village of Palas de Rei and welcomes many pilgrims who say they feel at home in this hotel. Among the services of this family hotel: a rich breakfast, private bathrooms in each room, free wifi, outdoor terrace. A perfect place to relax in full comfort.
Palas de Rei Superior Hotels
Rectoral de Lestedo
Among the superior hotels of Palas de Rei, there is the Rectoral de Lestedo located in an ideal natural environment. This hotel offers spacious rooms with all the modern comforts, maintaining a traditional rustic style that fills it with charm. At the Rectoral, massages are offered to guests, as well as a continental or buffet breakfast service, a bar with a terrace and a restaurant. What better place to rest and enjoy nature on your route?
Pazo de Ludeiro
The Pazo de Ludeiro, has a great past since its construction is prior to 1468! The changes and improvements in modern style that were made to add comfort to its rooms and to allow a management that is respectful with the environment, did not change the charm of this small fortress. The rooms are comfortable and maintain a continuity with tradition thanks to the hand-carved furniture. Among its services we find: a large living room with a well-stocked library, fireplace, bar, music, television, free wi-fi and restaurant service. Take a break in the middle of nature!
Melide Standard Hotels
If you are not one of the pilgrims who want to go directly from Palas de Rei to Arzúa (about 29 km away) and prefer to take some more time to rest and enjoy your journey, you can stop at Melide. Do not miss their famous dish: the octopus à feira, a real delight!
Hotel Carlos 96
The Hotel Carlos 96 is located in the center of Melide, very close to all the services and stores you may need. Family run, you will feel at home! The establishment has a restaurant and breakfast buffet service. The rooms are comfortable, with private bathrooms. Simply perfect for relaxing on the Way!
In the centre of Melide we find the Pensión Orois which has a bar and terrace. The establishment also has a restaurant, shared kitchen, shared lounge and free WiFi. Pension Orois serves a continental breakfast every day – perfect location!
A Lua do Camiño
Also located in Melide, we find A Lúa do Camiño, a hotel in the middle of the Camino that offers free WiFi and rooms equipped with flat screen TV and private bathroom. It also has a swimming pool, garden and a shared lounge – the ideal place to start your next day with energy and vitality!
Casa Adro is an establishment located in Furelos, Melide, in the middle of the French Way. To get to this medieval village, which dates back to the 12th century, you will have to cross the bridge over the Furelos River, one of the most beautiful on this route. This luxury hotel has spacious modern rooms, private bathrooms, wifi and offers a rich traditional breakfast based on local products. In addition you can taste a typical menu for dinner or rest by having a glass of wine in the relaxation area. A perfect place to unwind and enjoy a unique natural environment.
Casa de los Somoza
Casa de las Somoza, is located in Melide, 48 km from Santiago. The rooms, with their own bathrooms, free wifi and TV, allow the pilgrims who finish their stage here to have a well-deserved rest. The establishment has a laundry service, bar, restaurant, garden, terrace and massage service. What are you waiting for to clear your mind and resume the Way full of energy?
Arzúa Standard Hotels
With its 29 km distance, it is the longest stage of the French Way; therefore, many pilgrims choose to stay in Melide, (halfway). Among the main points of interest are the medieval village of Ribadiso before arriving in Arzúa, one of the favorites of the pilgrims. Don’t miss the famous cheese of Arzúa once you arrive!
Pensión Costoya has been recently restored and is located in one of the most central and oldest streets of Arzúa (Calle del Norte). Close to the Town Hall and the Church, this quiet accommodation is perfect for the rest of the pilgrims.
All rooms have private bathrooms, wifi and tv, as well as an outdoor swimming pool. The establishment offers laundry services and both the kitchen and the barbecue can be used at will by the guests. The ideal place to recover your strength after a long day of walking!
Arzúa Superior Hotels
1930 Boutique Hotel
The 1930 Boutique Hotel has 14 elegant rooms, each with a different history, equipped with high quality materials and decorated with a unique style. It has a large garden where you can relax and walk, having a snack in a beautiful natural environment. The restaurant offers high quality dishes that will surprise you. Do not miss the opportunity to live a quality stay in the luxury of this cozy hotel!
Casa Brandariz is located in Dombodan, overlooking the valley, and only 1 km. from the Portodemouros Reservoir. If you stay here you will have a transfer included to Arzúa. The house, of centennial origin, maintains its traditional charm while offering all the comfort services sought by the modern pilgrim. An establishment of superior quality that will surprise you with its idyllic location and will delight you with its incredible local gastronomy – a guaranteed choice!
A Salceda Standard Hotels
Albergue Turistico Salceda
This establishment offers both private rooms with private bathrooms and bunk beds with shared bathrooms. In addition the Albergue Turistico Salceda offers an area with garden and outdoor pool, perfect for relaxing after a long day of walking. Here you can count on a restaurant with a large dining room for 70 people, the perfect stop to prepare yourself for the last part of the journey!
O Pedrouzo Standard Hotels
From Pedrouzo, your last stage of the Way will begin, so get ready to live the great emotions of this day of pilgrimage in which you will finally arrive at the Cathedral of Santiago. We advise you to start your day early to arrive in time for the Pilgrim’s mass and have enough time to visit the wonderful Santiago de Compostela
The Pensión Pedrouzo is located in a quiet area in the center of Pedrouzo, less than 20 km from Santiago. This modern and renovated pension offers spacious private rooms with wifi, tv and air conditioning. It also has a washing machine/dryer service, bicycle parking and all the essential services just a few meters away. Ready for your last stage?
The Pensión Platas is a modern accommodation located in Arca- O Pedrouzo, in O Pino. It has rooms with private bath, tv, air conditioning, wifi and laundry service. An ideal place for the rest of the pilgrims.
O Pedrouzo Superior Hotels
O Muiño de Pena
This rural house is located in a charming natural environment that has an ethnographic museum inside.O Muiño de Pena, is a traditional establishment that you will love, both for its interiors and its exterior spaces. The continuity with the tradition and the tranquility of the place will allow you to enjoy the maximum rest before starting your last stage. Taste the delicious cuisine offered by its restaurant and ¡Buen Camino, you’re almost there!
Hotel Rural O Acivro
The rural house O Acivro presents all the modern comforts, with rooms with their own bathroom, TV, air conditioning and wifi, but at the same time maintains a strong connection with the rural tradition of Galicia that can be seen in every detail of its facilities. Discover the typical local dishes in its restaurant and rest before your last day on the Way in this idyllic place!
Standard Hotels in Lavacolla
If you want to reach Santiago de Compostela early in the morning, we suggest you to finish your stage in Lavacolla. In this way, you will only need to walk 10 km on your last day and you will be able to enjoy the wonderful views from de O Monte do Gozo and visit Santiago in complete relax.
The Hotel Garcas is ideal for its location, 3 km away from the airport and 4 km away from the Monte do Gozo. You will only be 8km far from the Cathedral, in a peaceful place. Therefore, you can enjoy a complete rest before walking your last stage. The private rooms have tv, wi-fi and private bathrooms. The hotel also has interior and exterior terraces, and a restaurant where you can enjoy the local gastronomy.
The hotel Ruta Jacobea, is very close to the Santiago airport. It offers 16 rooms and 4 suites, decorated with a unique and comfortable style. Each room has tv, wifi and private bathroom. Moreover, you can rest in the outdoor cafeteria, and enjoy a delicious dinner with fresh products at its restaurant.
Superior Hotels in Lavacolla
Casa de Amancio
Casa de Amancio, is located 5 km away from Santiago de Compostela. It’s a warm hotel in the village of Vilamaior, in a unique natural environment. The original structure of this house was maintained after the restoration works, so that guests can appreciate the typical style of a tradicional Galician house with hórreo. The “Casa” offers a restaurant where you can enjoy traditional plates. Get ready to relax and enjoy a comfortable stay!
Pazo San Xordo
The Pazo Xan Xordo, is located 3 km away from the Airport of Lavacolla and 10 km away from the Cathedral of Santiago. It represents an example of the architectural past of this area. This stately home, built in the XVII century, was renovated and rehabilitated to offer the maximum confort to its modern guests. It has a courtyard, a garden, an hórreo and a chapel, since it was a place of cult for the inhabitants of this area. The Pazo, is located in a calm natural environment, ideal to rest before starting your last stage!
If you want to receive a complete itinerary with all the services we offer along the Camino de Santiago, do not hesitate to contact us. Remember that the Jacobean Holy Year has just begun and that it is advisable to book in advance to ensure the best accommodation. At Galiwonders, we take care of creating your perfect experience along the Way!