One of the most rewarding experiences of welcoming hundreds of visitors in our hotel each week is to check the impression that our city awakens in them. We love Zaragoza, and our point of view is often partial. So we are delighted when someone visits us because he or she allows us to rediscover a detail of our city that we took for granted everyday but that is indeed exceptional and unique.
Some days ago the list of the ten best hotel breakfasts of Spain in 2015 was published by Trivago. Among such iconic names like Maria Cristina in San Sebastian, the Yurbban Trafalgar in Barcelona or Gran Colon in Madrid and suggestive as Hospes Marciel in Palma or Echaurren in Ezcaray, it also appears on the list a small family run hotel short walking distance from Basilica of the Pilar in Zaragoza.
One more year on the occasion of the El Pilar festivals of the city, Hotel Sauce celebrated its traditional usual annual party. This is an opportunity to gather with our best clients and friends and invite them to taste our famous Spanish omelet and refreshing pink lemonade. This is the best way to celebrate the festivals of the city that are so special for the local people of Zaragoza.
We were told at the reception that an American writer from Seattle called Stephen Steinberg, who was working in his new book, was coming to stay at Hotel Sauce for two weeks. We started imagining why he was here: “Maybe he´s writing an epic novel about the battles between Arabs and the kingdom of Castilla”, Giuseppe said. “Or a love story between a Muslim king and a Christian princess full of secret meetings in fancy castles”, Saray said.
We decided to look for hints on the internet. And we discovered that he came to Zaragoza to write… about Baseball! What is an American baseball writer doing in Zaragoza? We absolutely needed to speak with him and find out!