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  “El Portal de la Rioja”
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“El Portal de la Rioja” in Brinas was By Far the most Perigrino Friendly place that we stayed at during the entire trip !!
However it isn’t situated in the same place as the guidebook tells you, When the route brings you into Brinas close to the church, you need to turn right and walk about 1k, you actually leave the town and “El Portal de la Rioja” is located just by the new bypass
The people that run this place are Amazing, The offer a huge discount for Perigrino’ s and a large comfortable twin bedded en-suite room only cost 26 euro !!
The food served in the restaurant downstairs was the best of the trip, 3 courses with an excellent bottle of Rioja came to 8.40 euro per person !!

When I went to settle the bill in the morning a lens came out of my glasses, The lens was held in by a tiny screw, and although the place was very busy they still found time to repair them for me.

As I said in the introduction, my travel companion was unable to complete this Camino and the friendly people at “El Portal de la Rioja” took her All the way to Santo Domingo de el Calzada in their car and wouldn’t accept any money for doing so !! However, They weren’t aware that she wasn’t going all the way to Santiago, which I felt that she really should have been Honest and explained to them !!

So, Especially If you are walking this Camino, “El Portal de la Rioja” is a real Must !!

Comparison: least expensive
othercontact: fax - 941 303161
Phone: 941 311480
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Hotel
Website: http://email - portalrioja@fer.es

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 28, 2007
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