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The folks who run this hotel seem to have all the lodging (and most of the dining) bases covered in and near Avila. The hotel is a charming but modern adaptation of an old building that’s part of the city walls. Exposed walls of brick and stone and floors covered in large tiles in the public areas create an air of antiquity. Bedrooms, however, have been modernized with plastered walls, wooden floors, and small tiled bathrooms with porcelain fixtures. If the hotel is full, the nearby Mesón del Rastro has another 10 very modest rooms over the restaurant. And if that isn’t adequate, they’ll offer you a house in the countryside. Personally, we’d stick with the hotel for price, comfort, and convenience.