Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

8.1 Actividad

Actividad 8.1

In this activity you are going to find out about two hotels, one in Havana and one in Valencia, what they look like and where they are situated.

1 Look at the pictures of the two hotels. Decide which words and phrases from the box best describe each picture.

Describa los hoteles.

Hotel Santa Isabel: típica mansión colonial cerca del mar (dejado), y Hotel Espartano: hotel muy céntrico cerca de restaurantes y cafeterías (derecho)

2 Now look where they are situated on the maps. Write which streets they are in and their location in relation to other buildings.

Escriba dónde están los hoteles.

Hotel Espartano
Hotel Santa Isabel


  1. Hotel Espartano: económico, varias plantas, moderno, barato, ruidoso, bloque de pisos, incómodo, funcional.

    Hotel Santa Isabel: lujoso, dos plantas, antiguo, caro, tranquilo, mansión, cómodo, decorativo.

  2. Here are some possible answers:

    • (a) El hotel Espartano está en la calle Convento San Francisco, detrás de la Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Está cerca de la Plaza de Toros.

    • (b) El hotel Santa Isabel está en la calle Baratillo, entre O’ Reilly y Narciso López, en la Plaza de Armas. Está cerca del Castillo de la Fuerza.


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