The Portuguese Way ranked second in the ranking of the most walked Ways in 2019 with a total of 72,357 pilgrims (20.82%). Always in 2019, 27,924 pilgrims started this route in Porto (8.03%), and a slightly lower number, 22,814 pilgrims (6.56%), started in the city of Tui. Today we are going to know some of the best hotels that you can find on the Portuguese Way from Tui.
Hotels on the Portuguese Way from Tui
As we already know, the Portuguese Way is the second most traveled Jacobean route after the French Way and it is the ideal itinerary for those who want to meet other pilgrims on their way, to live a social experience but not as popular as on the French route. Along the Portuguese Way from Tui, you have a lot to see and do. Unique landscapes, historical monuments and excellent gastronomy await you. What are you waiting for?
In this post we wanted to create a small selection of some of the hotels we work with on the Portuguese Way from Tui. If you know other establishments that you have liked on this route, do not hesitate to comment in the section below. As we explained in the post about Hotels on the French Route from Sarria, we always work with establishments that offer private rooms with private bathrooms and breakfast included. In addition, we make sure that there is always someone to receive/deliver the backpacks to our partners who transport the suitcases between stages. Upon arrival at the hotel, the client will already have his/her backpack delivered (unless he arrives before 3 o’clock) and will not have to worry about anything but resting.
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Tui represents the starting point of the last 100 km of the Portuguese Way, therefore you will find here many pilgrims preparing to start their adventure. The atmosphere will be full of excitement and eagerness to start the Camino. Perhaps this is a good time to meet the other pilgrims who will accompany you in the coming days. In Tui, in recent years, many services for the pilgrim were born, after the strong increase of travelers who chose this route to reach Santiago de Compostela. Let’s see some of these hotels.
Ideas Peregrinas is a hostel in the center of Tui, right next to the Cathedral. It is the result of the effort and passion for the Portuguese Way of two sisters, Silvana and Monica, who have opted for a high quality service for the modern pilgrim. The establishment has both shared and private rooms. In addition, they offer healthy breakfasts prepared with local products, lunches and picnics to take away. The atmosphere is modern and very cozy and there is always an exhibition or activity for pilgrims. Don’t miss this hotel to start your adventure in style!
Hotel Villa Blanca
In the historic center of Tui we find the Hotel Villa Blanca. This establishment was refurbished and now preserves the original decoration and architecture on the outside while its interior offers a fresh and modern atmosphere. Hotel guests can relax in the snack room before going for a leisurely stroll in the old town. It is a perfect choice for your first night in Galicia, a place with charm, history and elegance.
A Torre do Xudeu
This accommodation in the middle of the Portuguese Camino, will surprise you by the preservation of its original architecture on the outside as for the majesty of the interior (the great baroque stone staircase is considered the most magnificent that exists in Tui today). The rooms and services are modern and allow hotel guests to enjoy maximum comfort. In the old kitchen of the house, a buffet breakfast awaits you to start your journey full of energy. A Torre do Xudeo, in addition to preserving the tower that gives it its name also has a beautiful garden.
Parador de Tui
The 4 star Hotel, Parador de Tui, is located in a privileged environment, in the historic city of Tui. This typical traditional Galician Pazo offers unique interior and exterior spaces that will allow you to relive the past of this building. The views are spectacular and the staff will make you feel at home. The Parador has a swimming pool, restaurants, gardens, and lots of charm! An ideal place for pilgrims who choose to live a luxury experience.
At the end of your first day, you will arrive in O Porriño, a small town in the province of Pontevedra. Here you can stroll quietly through the historic center, closed to traffic, admire the 19th century Town Hall and the Chapel of Angustias from 1511. You will find many other pilgrims in the streets of the urban center of O Porriño, enjoy your stay and ¡Buen Camino!
The Hotel Azul is located right in the center of O Porriño, in the middle of the Camino de Santiago. Among its services you will find a cafe-bar with national and international press, reading room, wifi and garage. Enjoy your stay in a perfect location and relax in this quiet hotel.
This hostel is located in the center of O Porriño, in a very convenient position to discover the town, just 3 minutes walk from the Town Hall. Hostal Louro stands out for its delicious food and the kindness of the owners who make their guests feel at home. The hotel has private rooms with private bathrooms and a restaurant that offers a pilgrim menu. You can recover your energy after this first day on the Way!
Casa Da Urcela
Casa da Urcela (and Casa do Cribeiro) are a bit far from the Portuguese route but you can count on their transfer service to and from O Porriño to get there. Its position and the nature of this establishment allow pilgrims to incorporate both gastronomic and cultural experiences in their pilgrimage. This type of accommodation allows the pilgrim, especially foreigners, to know a different way of living and enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, which we often do not have time to appreciate. Enjoy the excellent typical dishes of its restaurant, the garden, the swimming pool and the beautiful restored rural house.
This 47-room hotel is located in the historic center of O Porriño and will allow you to get to know its surroundings in comfort. The Hotel Parque also has a cafeteria and a restaurant service where you can taste the traditional dishes of the area. Rest and taste the local gastronomy before your second stage!
Your second day on the Way will take you to Redondela, a very old town that knew a great relevance under the Romans and in the Middle Ages. Initially divided into Vilanova and Vilavieja, over time its connection with the Camino de Santiago increased more and more. Also, in the modern age it went from being a fishing village to an important industrial village (in the textile sector).
El Refugio de la Jerezana
The Refugio de la Jerezana will allow you to rest and disconnect thanks to its quiet environment and its modern and cozy facilities. Here you will find a rich breakfast and a complete menu for lunch and dinner. At 3.2 km from Redondela, it is located in the middle of the Camino de Santiago. To get there you will have to walk this extra distance on the day of your arrival, reducing the kilometers of road in the next stage.
This Rural House is the perfect place to rest and relax. One kilometer away from the Camino de Santiago, you will find As Chivas, an old farmhouse with stone walls of the twentieth century. Here you can disconnect, enjoy a unique natural environment and taste the best local cuisine in its restaurant. The breakfast based on local products is what you need to start your day full of energy.
Hotel Santo Apóstolo
With incredible views over the Vigo estuary, the Hotel Santo Apóstolo, offers nice rooms with all the comforts that the modern pilgrim may desire. Besides enjoying the services bar, parking, lounges and terraces, you can taste the best of the typical local cuisine in its restaurant, such as seafood from the estuary or oysters from Arcade.
Pazo Torres de Agrelo
Among the “Pazos” of superior standard, we find the Pazo Torres de Agrelo, where weddings and important events are held. The imposing architecture, the refined interiors and the beautiful gardens, which occupy an estate of 80,000 square meters, will give your journey a touch of charm and magic. Built in 1865, this Pazo has a great past that you can explore during your stay.
Arcade is a town famous for its oysters and for the old bridge of Pontesampaio, over the Verdugo river, site of the emblematic battle against the French in 1809. The route to Pontevedra will allow you to enjoy the beautiful rural landscapes, wrapped in an Atlantic atmosphere.
Open since 1984, this hotel is located just 1 kilometer from the nearest beach. The Hotel Isape has simple rooms but equipped with everything you need, plus a bar and a quality restaurant serving Galician seafood. Enjoy your meal!
Hotel Duarteis an establishment with 20 rooms with private bathroom, cafeteria, a restaurant where you can enjoy a good dinner and is located right on the Portuguese Way. Guests appreciate the cleanliness, spacious rooms, friendly staff and spectacular views of the Rias Baixas.
Hotel San Luis
A few meters from the Portuguese Way we find the Hotel San Luis, a beautiful and modern establishment that has an outdoor terrace with magnificent views of the sea, a gym with sauna, a cafeteria and a restaurant. The 32 rooms are very comfortable and offer an ideal space for pilgrims to rest and for their pets if they want to take them on their adventure. Don’t miss the local dishes prepared in the hotel restaurant with seasonal products!
In Pontevedra you can visit the church of the Pilgrim Virgin, patron saint of the Portuguese Way, shaped like a scallop. The city also has many other historical monuments worth visiting such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Convent of San Francisco, the ruins of Santo Domingo, the Church of St. Bartholomew and in general the entire historic center. You can also enjoy a walk in the illa das esculturas (sculptures’ island) and above all taste the delicious local gastronomy.
Hotel Boa Vila
The Hotel Boa Vila is located in the historic center of Pontevedra, just 150 meters from the City Hall, perfect location to go out and discover the charming streets of this beautiful city. This 19th century hotel is renovated, with very cozy rooms and with all the services for the modern pilgrim. You will be surprised by the quality of the service!
The Hotel Ruas is located in the historic center of Pontevedra, in an ideal place to discover the city, between the Plaza de la Leña and Plaza de la Verdura, two of the most famous squares in the city. The hotel has a restaurant offering typical traditional dishes prepared with fresh local products. Enjoy your stay!
Parador de Pontevedra
Located in the historic center of Pontevedra, the Parador de Pontevedra and former residence of the Counts of Maceda surprises with its stately architecture. The rooms are luxurious and spacious and the interior allows you to return to its noble past. It has beautiful gardens, a terrace and a high quality restaurant. For pilgrims who want to walk the Portuguese Way Lux, this Renaissance palace of the sixteenth century, is undoubtedly the perfect place to stay.
The Hostal Acolá has a hostel with 16 shared beds and also some single rooms with private bathrooms. It also has common areas, shared kitchens, laundry service and bicycle garage. The hostel was born from the passion for the Camino de Santiago. Here, both the personal treatment and the care in the facilities, express the dedication that is at the base of this project. In addition, one of the private rooms is accessible and it offers the first room in Spain in a hotel establishment with a bathroom for ostomates. In the historic center of Pontevedra, it is perfect for visiting the city!
On your stage from Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis, you will find the municipality of Barro where we recommend you stop to enjoy the Natural Park of the Barosa River. The waterfalls and nature of this unique place will allow you to refresh and rest before returning to the Camino. If you want to experience a slower and quieter Camino, we recommend you to choose the Easy Portuguese Way and divide your stages.
Many pilgrims choose to stay in Barro, 10 km from Pontevedra to follow a slower route and thus making more stops. One of the accommodation you can find here is an old renovated rural house. Os Carballos, which has a swimming pool, jacuzzi, garden with playground and dining room, where breakfast and dinner are served. The perfect place to disconnect before your next stage.
O Paxareco de Ay
O Paxareco de Ay is a restored rural house with lots of charm, located in the Salnés Valley. In a natural environment of great beauty, you can rest after these days on the road, relax in the outdoor pool and in the garden with green meadows and native trees. In addition to a large common living room, it has a dining room for delicious breakfasts.
Caldas de Reis
Caldas de Reis is famous for its thermal waters that were already known in Roman times. During your stay, you can also see the Roman bridges, Bermaña and Segade, and take a relaxing walk through the botanical garden. Among the most outstanding religious monuments is the Church of Santa Maria.
Hotel O Cruceiro
In the historic center of Caldas de Reis, you can find the Hotel O Cruceiro, an establishment with 30 rooms with private bathrooms. In addition to the hotel, the owners also opened a hostel, in 2013. It also has a cafeteria and restaurant. If you want to stay in a family hotel, this is the place for you!
This beautiful hotel in Caldas de Reis will surprise you with its cozy rooms and delicious cuisine in the annex restaurant. The ideal place to rest before starting your penultimate day on your Way to Santiago. The Hotel Roquiño, recently renovated is centrally located, serves continental breakfast and has a terrace.
The Hotel Pousada Real is located right on the Portuguese Way and represents a strong connection between past (the building dates back to 1900) and present (it has been recently restored). The rooms are spacious, comfortable and modern. In addition, the pilgrim has at his/her disposal a cafeteria open from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm to have a drink while resting after the stage just ended. Walking from the hotel, the pilgrim can easily visit the most emblematic sites of Caldas de Reis such as the Roman Bridge, the Church of Santo Tomás and the Botanical Garden.
Casal dos Celenis
Another rural house that stands out on the Portuguese Way is Casal dos Celenis, a magical place that allows the pilgrim to rest and relax in a unique natural environment. To get to this rural house you can use the pick-up service for pilgrims, as it is located about 10 minutes drive from Caldas de Reis. The establishment offers breakfast and prepares picnics to take away. It also has a swimming pool, a large garden, a terrace and a wine cellar where they make their own wine, which you can visit. What more could you want?
The Hotel Balneario Davila is located in the urban center of Caldas de Reis and has been functioning as a spa for centuries. Today, it offers modern and spacious rooms for pilgrims who want to stay overnight in a historic site and take advantage of the healing power of its thermal waters. Although the hotel facilities have undergone a major renovation, it has managed to preserve the historical and environmental value of the original spa. If you stay here you can choose among many treatments and massages.
When you arrive in Padrón we recommend a walk through the center that still retains its medieval layout and enjoy the 19th century river promenade called Paseo do Espolón. Here you will find the two statues of its most famous writers, Camilo José Cela (from 2003) and Rosalía de Castro (1957). Undoubtedly worth a visit is the church of Santiago, which under the main altar preserves the Pedrón, where, according to tradition, the disciples moored the boat that carried the remains of Santiago. Hence the name of this village.
The Hotel Scala with its 200 rooms is a perfect place to rest at the end of your penultimate day on the road. It has many services such as restaurant, swimming pool, cafeteria, disco, playground. Enjoy its delicious food and get ready for your last day on the route before arriving in Santiago de Compostela.
As you can guess from its name, this hotel is also known for its restaurant. It offers typical seasonal dishes with fresh market products. The Hotel Chef Rivera offers traditionally decorated rooms, a bar and a parking lot – great location!
The Hotel Rosalía is located in a privileged position in the center of Padrón. Its rooms are modern and functional, all with private bathrooms. The establishment also offers bar service, dining room and laundry service.
Hotel Pazo de Lestrove
Another superior lodging on the Portuguese Way is the Pazo de Lestrove which offers pilgrims a stay in a wonderful place, very close to the center of Padrón. The swimming pool and the garden allow pilgrims to enjoy a well-deserved rest. Don’t forget to taste the delicious dishes of its famous restaurant1
Casa Antiga do Monte
Casa Antiga do Monte is a rural house located in a spectacular setting. Get ready to rest in its warm and comfortable rooms, taste the excellent cuisine in its restaurant and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere that this accommodation wants to offer you with every detail.
For pilgrims who want to enjoy a more relaxed way, there is the possibility to stop in Teo, halfway between Padrón and Santiago de Compostela. This way, on the last day, they will only have to walk about 12 km to Santiago and will be able to arrive with more strength to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of their pilgrimage.
Casa Grande de Cornide
If you stay at Casa Grande de Cornide, you can see first hand the popular Galician architecture in a rural environment. Started in the 18th century, this rural house is today the perfect example of the connection between past and present. It has a swimming pool, dinner service, homemade buffet breakfast, library and games room. A perfect place to disconnect before your last stage.
Pazo de Adrán
During your stay in the Pazo de Adrán you will rest in warm and cozy rooms. Also you will enjoy an excellent gastronomic offer in its restaurant, relax in the garden and take a dip in the swimming pool. This accommodation represents a real dream to enjoy nature and a beautiful environment. What better way to say goodbye to the Portuguese Way?
Parada de Francos
This accommodation is located only 12 km from Santiago de Compostela, in a beautiful place. In Parada de Francos, you can relax in a renovated rural house, which has gardens, restaurant, terrace, cozy rooms and much more. Its cuisine is famous for its omelette and grilled meat accompanied by products from its garden, the perfect end to your trip!
So far our brief selection of hotels on the Portuguese Way from Tui. And you, do you know any of these establishments? Any recommendations along the way? If you want to receive an itinerary along the Portuguese Way or any other Jacobean route, do not hesitate in contacting us. Remember that the Xacobean Holy Year will last until the end of 2022 and that it is advisable to book in advance to ensure the best accommodations. At Galiwonders, we are your local Camino experts!