It’s hard to imagine that the first visitors to this magnificent property slept on straw mattresses that were changed every 6 months. The traditional heavy wooden furniture, soft mattresses, and luxurious bedding in the guest rooms are certainly much more comfortable. It’s well worth a splurge to stay here so that you can soak up the centuries of history as you explore the hallways, visit the cloisters, and simply sink into a chair in the stunning lobby. If you can’t swing a stay, inquire about a guided tour, or enjoy a drink at the bar.