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Location.Housed in a handsome building dating from the late 19th century, and featuring distinctive contemporary interiors showcasing modern art pieces, the Hotel AC Palacio Universal is located by the harbour in central Vigo. Parque do Castro, a historic site affording panoramic views, is 500 metres from the hotel and the Museo del Mar (Museum of the Sea) is three kilometres away. Vigo's railway station is one kilometre from the hotel. Vigo Airport is ten kilometres away, with an approximate driving time of 15 minutes.
Hotel Features. This hotel combines 19th century architecture with contemporary style, and houses a gym with modern fitness equipment and a sauna. A range of therapeutic beauty services are also available. The air conditioned public areas are equipped with wireless Internet access and the 24 hour front desk can offer express check in/out. Other amenities include a business centre, a cell phone rental service, and 24 hour room service. Those arriving by car will find garage parking available across the road from the hotel.
The Hotel AC Palacio Universal's La Cuaderna restaurant is characterised by striking contemporary decor and modern art, and serves a selection of dishes made with fresh market produce.
Guestrooms.The 69 guestrooms over five floors feature light minimalist decor, contemporary furnishings and wooden flooring, and open onto balconies. All are equipped with wireless Internet access, satellite television with premium channels, telephones, minibars and bathrooms with showers and designer toiletries.
Expert Tip.Those who enjoy wildlife should take a trip to the Cies Islands nature reserve, which is home to the world's largest breeding colony of yellow legged gulls.