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Where to Stay in Murcia?
There are places to stay scattered across the city, ranging from cheap hotels, hostales and pensiones to lavish retreats in classical buildings with gourmet restaurants and first-rate facilities.
With its main pedestrianised street, pretty squares and historic buildings, the old town is one of Murcia’s most attractive and central places to stay. This is also the best place to stay for easy access to Murcia’s historical sights, including its 14th-century cathedral.
Murcia has a large student population and this gives the city a youthful feel. There are lively bars and pavement cafes around the university and this is also a good area to stay in, especially of you want a taste of Murcia’s nightlife. There is also a concentration of hotels, including some good mid-range options near the river. On the outskirts of town is a selection of chain hotels and some cheaper options.
Murcia Accommodation Options
Murcia has accommodation to suit all pockets, from affordable options such as hostales, which are budget hotels and would suit economy-conscious travellers, to luxurious hotels with world-class facilities.
If you are on a budget, consider staying at one of Murcia’s hostales or small family-run pensiones. Room sizes and facilities vary depending on the establishment, but on the whole these options tend to be fairly basic.
Serviced apartments with self-catering facilities are also available. These give visitors more autonomy where dining is concerned. They are an especially popular choice for families or those on longer stays in Murcia. Murcia also has the chain hotels and more luxurious options you would expect in a city of its size.
Murcia is considered a good base from which to explore Spain’s Costa Cálida. It is called the “warm coast” for good reason and facilities such as air-conditioning and swimming pools can come in handy, especially on a hot summer’s day in the city.
Murcia Hotel Recommendations?
With a large outdoor pool and airy terraces, the Hotel Nelva is an appealing choice. It has 250 rooms with air-conditioning, free WIFI, interactive TV and minibar.
NH Rincón de Pepe has a casino, several bars and restaurant. It is a stone's throw from the cathedral.
The Hotel Siete Coronas is also fairly central and offers modern rooms with air-conditioning and flat screen televisions.
Transport in Murcia
Murcia's San Javier Airport is approximately 47kms from the city of Murcia. A taxi to town costs around €50-€60. There are also buses to Murcia and it is possible to rent a car at the airport.