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Parador de Santo Estevo - Luxury holidays to Galicia

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  • About this holiday

    Beside the Sil River Canyon and surrounded by a thick canopy of woodland, the four-star Parador de Santo Estevo is a rural retreat that enjoys rugged isolation in Galicia. Within its oversized mediaeval walls, hotel interior embrace modernity, while three cloisters and a contemporary spa inspire rest and Restaurante Dos Abades serves traditional Galician flavours. 

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Easyjet London Gatwick to Santigao de Compostela, hire car and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Parador de Santo Estevo are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room.
    Low season from £860 per person for 3 nights.
    High season from £1020 per person for 3 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1587

    Our opinion

    Hotel description

    Beside the Sil River Canyon and surrounded by a thick canopy of woodland, the four-star Parador de Santo Estevo enjoys rugged isolation outside Ourense in Galicia. The natural landscape is majestic and inspiring, yet the hotel structure itself holds its own as an attraction in its own right. A former monastery that dates from the 6-7th century, it is a masterpiece of mediaeval ecclesiastical architecture that was declared a historic-artistic site in 1923. Step through the remarkable carved stone façade, and you will be struck by the uniqueness of this Parador, where oversized interiors feature exquisite exposed brickwork alongside an ultra-contemporary design style. In case the natural setting isn’t enough to inspire contemplation, three cloisters at the monastery’s heart – one Romanesque, one Gothic and one Renaissance - are designed for that purpose. Here, manicured lawns are surrounded by shady arcades from which some of the guestrooms are accessible. Each of the 77 rooms and suites is individually styled, though all prioritise comfort and boast views of the chestnut wood or over the Canyon. A modern wing is home to a museum, while various lookout posts are dotted here and there, providing sun terraces for enjoying the views. Restaurante Dos Abades is the central dining venue at Parador de Santo Estevo, where each table is dwarfed by the lofty vaulted ceiling. The cuisine here draws on the varied and simple flavours of Galicia, with meat, river fish, vegetables and seafood dominating the menu alongside chestnuts from the surrounding woods. The hotel’s spa is firmly of the 21st century, and its sleek, modern and minimalist style is a pleasant surprise within the mediaeval walls. Here, water-based treatments include hydro-massage bath, essential oil showers and a contrast pool to aid relaxation. 

    Location

    Ourense

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    Closed 1 January to 13 February.

    Distance from airport

    Santiago de Compostela 80 miles

    Closest airport

    Santiago de Compostela

    Room types

    Parador de Santo Estevo offers 77 rooms and suites with air conditioning, heating, safe, minibar, telephone and TV.
    Double Room
    Superior Double Room
    Junior Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Café, Bar, Spa and wellness centre including Sauna, Jacuzzi, Bithermal shower and Contrast Pool, Museum, Garage parking

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Adventure tours, Trekking trails

    Sports nearby

    Children

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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