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  • Luxury Parador holidays in Spain

    Parador de Ronda

    Parador de Aiguablava

    Parador de Cardona

    Parador de Baiona

    Parador de Santo Estevo

    Parador de Cuenca

    Parador de La Gomera

    Parador de Merida

    Luxury Parador holidays in Spain

    Spain’s Parador hotels are a collection of state-run properties which occupy historic buildings such as former monasteries, mediaeval fortresses and hilltop castles. 

    These renowned hotels are located in towns, cities and rural areas throughout the country and are often well placed to visit as part of a touring holiday. Gastronomy is important at all the Paradors, as each hotel has a restaurant which showcases the traditional cuisine of the area and uses fresh, local produce.

    Below is an introduction to some of the Paradors which are featured in the Spanish Expressions programme as well as some suggested touring holidays which include stays in these historic hotels. Read on to find out more or contact us to discuss your tailor-made luxury holiday.

    Parador touring holidays
    History & heritage of Extremadura
    Discover the unspoilt countryside and Roman heritage of the remote Extremadura region in western Spain, staying in five historic Paradors along your route. Begin by travelling from Madrid to Toledo, an interesting city known as the City of Three Cultures. From Toledo travel west to Trujillo, a small town which is famed for being the birthplace of famous colonisers and home to elaborate palaces built with gold from the New World. Drive southwest to Mérida where you will find some of Spain’s finest examples of Roman architecture including the Temple of Diana and a Roman theatre. Next, head northwards to Caceres, whose old town appears almost unchanged since its 16th century heyday. Your final stop is Plasencia, a riverside town from which you can easily venture into the surrounding countryside.
    9 nights from £1090 per person including flights, car-hire and accommodation with bed and breakfast.
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    Island hopping in the western Canaries
    Enjoy a short tour of the western Canary Islands, staying in Paradors on Tenerife, El Hierro, La Gomera and La Palma. Begin your holiday in Tenerife, where you stay in a simple mountain lodge set within the Teide National Park. Next you travel to El Hierro, where you stay in a peaceful hotel between a volcanic peak and a black-sand beach. The next island you visit is La Gomera, where you stay in a typical Canarian-style property located just above the island’s port. Finally, you visit the diverse island of La Palma where you stay in a pretty hotel set within vast gardens.
    8 nights from £1350 per person including flights, inter-island ferries, car-hire on each island and accommodation with bed and breakfast.
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  • Parador de Santiago de Compostela

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    A 5 star hotel occupying a former 15th century Royal Hospital turned pilgrims’ lodgings, located opposite the city’s famous Cathedral.
  • Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

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    A quaint noble house amid the cobblestoned streets of a pedestrian-only town, offering authentic interiors and regional cuisine in the restaurant.
  • Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico

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    A four-star hotel occupying a stately mansion which overlooks the rugged rural landscape of Aragon, boasting an overwhelming feeling of space.
  • Parador de Baiona

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    A four-star hotel set within of a former fortress with stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean. and mediaeval features creating a castle-like ambiance.
  • Parador de Santo Estevo

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    A former monastery enjoying rugged isolation amongst thick woodland, maintaining stunning traditional features that contrast with ultra-modern style.
  • Parador de Fuente De

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    A contemporary alpine lodge in the foothills of the Picos de Europa National Park, offering a cosy base with plenty of active pursuits available nearby.
  • Parador de Toledo

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    A 4 star converted monastery set on a hill overlooking Toledo, offering understated elegance and comfortable rooms with lovely views.
  • Parador de Plasencia

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    A 4 star hotel occupying a converted convent, retaining many period features while offering modern comforts including an outdoor pool.
  • Parador de Trujillo

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    A 4 star hotel within a former convent, offering a relaxing stay amid historical luxury thanks to the traditional exterior and mediaeval decoration.
  • Parador de Caceres

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    A 4 star hotel in the heart of the old town, with an unmistakable historic charm and a restaurant which serves typical Extremaduran dishes.
  • Parador de Merida

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    An 18th century monastery turned 4 star hotel, where rooms and public spaces are spacious and facilities include an outdoor swimming pool.
  • Parador de Avila

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    A 16th century palace occupying delightful grounds within the city’s Roman walls, housing cosy reception areas and light-filled guest rooms.
  • Parador de Cuenca

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    A former monastery overlooking the Huécar Gorge with views of the famous Hanging Houses, combining a number of different architectural styles.
  • Parador de Ronda

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    An elegant hotel which occupies a former town hall, enjoying a dramatic location with exquisite views guaranteed from the spacious guestrooms.
  • Parador de Granada

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    A unique hotel offering exclusive accommodation amid beautiful gardens, occupying a former monastery within the walls of the iconic  Alhambra complex.
  • Parador de Aiguablava

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    A contemporary hotel in a stunning location on a rocky headland, enjoying stunning panoramic views over the cliffs and coastline of the Costa Brava.
  • Parador de Cardona

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    A historic hotel set within a hilltop castle with views towards the Pyrenees in the distance, with traditional features and mediaeval-style furnishings.
  • Parador de La Palma

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    A 4 star hotel in a clifftop location on La Palma, surrounded by verdant gardens and offering sensational sea views as well as a charming style.
  • Parador de las Canadas del Teide

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    A simple mountain lodge in Tenerife with an outdoor pool, boasting spectacular panoramic views of Mount Teide and the surrounding national park.
  • Parador de El Hierro

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    A seafront hotel on the undeveloped island of El Hierro, promising seclusion and comfort in a location that allows for relaxation and exploration.
  • Parador de La Gomera

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    A unique 4 star hotel in a privileged, clifftop position overlooking the port of San Sebastian, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the island’s rugged landscape.
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