The train station in Segovia is 4km outside of town. We chose to take a taxi into town but there are buses as well. Arriving by taxi is quicker and makes for a more dramatic drive especially if your cab driver is a little “spirited” as was ours. You come around the final bend and there it is…the Roman Aqueduct from the 1st century (A.D. 50). I get chills just thinking about it. The time it took to build… the labor…the fact that it is so well-preserved. Both the Aqueduct and Old Town Segovia are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Normally you would exit at the aqueduct to start your sightseeing but the hotel was up the hill in the Plaza Mayor so we chose to continue by taxi. As we twisted and turned through the narrow streets I couldn’t wait to arrive (our taxi driver would give any race car driver a run for the money). We spotted this hotel last year and wanted to stay there when we returned to Segovia. This was a very good idea. It was also our anniversary and I cannot imagine a better place to stay.
HOTEL INFANTA ISABEL is housed in a 19th century building. It is ornate but comfortable. The front of the hotel faces the Plaza Mayor.
We were assigned to room 407 which was a corner room. You can see two of the balconies in the upper right corner of the picture. The third balcony is around the corner facing a lively street.
The room and the view… beyond my expectations. Let’s start with the view.
The Town Hall is the building with the spires. There are apartments adjacent (notice how the roof and floors have settled?) with shops and restaurants below. The clock chimed regularly….
The building on the left is the Teatro Juan Bravo. Of course restaurants and shops are under the arches. This is a good spot to sit, have a drink with tapas and people watch.
This photo was taken from the third balcony overlooking the side street. When the evening arrives, this street is filled with people out for their nightly stroll.
What a view!
On the other side of the Plaza Mayor is the Segovia Cathedral. Building started in 1525 and continued for 150 years. I cannot begin to describe the beauty inside. That will be another post.
Now for the room.
The room was spacious with high ceilings and filled with old world charm.
Move that chair and you are standing on the third balcony.
Very Comfortable beds. The Bathroom is through the door. In my balcony “excitement” I forgot to take any photo’s of the bathroom. The tub was enormous!
The sitting area came in handy for more than sitting.
This is in front of the unusually large closet (for Europe). The room had a mini bar, radio, TV, as well as the most important item…a coffeemaker. Love the old wood floors.
You can’t go wrong with this hotel.
HOTEL INFANTA ISABEL
Plaza Mayor 12
Tel. 921 461 300
To visit their website click here.