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Parador de Marida - Luxury holidays to Extremadura

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  • About this holiday

    Located in the historical Merida, Parador de Merida is ideal for guests wishing to enjoy historical sites in a tranquil and relaxing hotel. As a former convent, the hotel combines historical style with modern amenities including an outdoor swimming pool. Explore the UNESCO protected sites of Merida on foot with its Roman Amphitheatre and Roman bridge less than 10 minutes’ walk away. Perfect for short stays, soak up the history and culture of Merida and explore the surrounding countryside with the Cornalvo National Park less than an hour away. Parador de Merida is also ideal as part of a longer touring of Spain at around 2 hours’ drive from Seville and 3 hours from Madrid.

    The journey and how you get there

    Parador de Merida is about 3 hours’ drive from Madrid Airport.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include scheduled flights with British Airways London to Madrid, car hire and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for 3 nights are per person and based on two people sharing a Standard Double Room
    Prices from £840 per person for 3 nights.
    The price 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

    EXH1555

    Our opinion

    Parador de Merida offers a tranquil, historical break, located near Merida's Roman Ruins.

    Hotel description

    Parador de Merida is a four star converted monastery dating back to the 18th Century located opposite the historic Plaza de La Constitucion in the town of Merida. Well known for its World Heritage Site of Roman ruins, you do not have to walk far in Merida to find beautiful examples of ancient architecture, with the Roman bridge over the Rio Guadiana less than ten minutes’ walk away from the historic hotel. There is a defined sense of space created by the hotel’s white washed exterior and high vaulted ceilings in communal areas where archaeological artefacts and artwork adorn the walls. The 39 rooms are spacious and create a homely and welcoming appearance through the warming colour of terracotta tiles, large rugs and soft lighting. The wooden furniture has hints of Moorish design and modern amenities are discreetly stowed, offering the comfort and luxury of modern facilities without losing the historical ambience. The restaurant is an inviting space of warm yellows and wooden furniture where an emphasis on local gastronomy is particularly interesting. Dishes combine figs and honey with beef tenderloin or lamb and an in-house pastry chef expertly crafts dessert. The hotel’s terrace is nearly unchanged from its original appearance and features an historic well. An outdoor swimming pool is a welcome modern touch with sun loungers and offers a place to relax before enjoying the garden’s topiaries and its pond. Parador de Merida is ideally placed for visiting Merida’s preserved sites such as the Roman amphitheatre and Teatro Romano before enjoying the spacious tranquillity of this historic hotel.

    Location

    Merida

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    361km

    Closest airport

    Madrid

    Room types

    Parador de Merida has 39 rooms all including air conditioning and heating, TV, bathroom, mini bar and safe. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Standard Twin Room
    Standard Double Room
    Superior Double Room
    Junior Suite 
    Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, garden, parking and foreign exchange.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Parador de Merida is located within 10 minutes’ walk of the Roman theatre and amphitheatre whilst the Proserpina Roman Dam in Badajoz is around 5 km away. The national park of Cornalvo is 60 minutes’ drive north of the hotel.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, hiking, golf, fishing, country pursuits.

    Children

    Minimum stays

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