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Hostal Porta Galega in Vilavella has closed because its owners are retiring.


Municipal (16, 5€) Albergue Municipal, the first building on the right when you enter the village. Kitchen. Contact details on the door. Basic. Tel 980 624 003

Guest house La Casa de Irene, on the right straight after the Municipal Albergue. Doubles from 50€. Tel 679 138 616

Hotel Rural Val los Pigarros which is part of Bar Javi has nice singles 35€, doubles 55€, including breakfast. Go to Bar Javi to check in. Website alojamientosenlubian.es Tel 619 938 244

Guest house Casa Mariana on Avenida de Manuel Fabrega Coello has singles from 30€ and doubles from 50€. Good reports. Tel 980 624 050

There's a small supermarket on the Camino, closed Saturday afternoons and Sundays. At the top of the town on the main road are Bar Javi and Bar Estrella, both open about 08:00 and both have been recommended for food. To the west of the cafés is a pharmacy.

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