Parador Hotels: Reviews

There are 15 Parador hotels in Andalucia, each with its own unique charm.  © Michelle Chaplow
There are 16 Parador hotels in Andalucia, all with there own unique charm

Parador Hotels in Andalucia

Even if you've never stayed at one of these establishments, you will almost certainly have heard of the prestigious government-run national chain.

Some Paradors are located in historic buildings such as castles, palaces and convents, while others are purpose-built hotels designed to open up fascinating – but remote – areas to tourism.

You don’t need to stay in a Parador to enjoy the amazing views and unique settings; you can just see the magnificent interior by having lunch, a romantic dinner, or even just afternoon tea or coffee on the terrace. 

Many of these hotels have wonderful gardens, filled with exotic blooms, where you can enjoy a quiet drink, as well as swimming pools and other leisure facilities. 

Each Parador is a unique gem with a history all of its own, such as a 13th-century hilltop castle. As you get to know the Paradors by visiting or staying at them, be sure to find out their stories – especially when the building has been restored and converted, as its walls will hold many fascinating tales. Staying in one of these hotels is an unforgettable experience.

These are immersive history lessons: you may be sleeping in a former monk's cell or a duke's chamber, dining in the refectory or chapel, and taking tea in a grand hall. The past enriches every aspect of your stay. 

parador hotels in andalucia

Map of Parador hotels

The Parador de Nerja is a family beach hotel. This is a modern establishment with 98 comfortable rooms, most of whose ample balconies look out to sea, lovely lawns along the clifftop, and an outdoor… More →
The Parador in Úbeda, known as the Condestable Dávalos Parador, makes yet another gorgeous historical gem open to the public. This time you can stay in a 17th century renaissance palace right in the… More →

The Ronda Parador is an interesting mix of old and new architecture, with views of the busy and picturesque Plaza de España on one side, and the breathtaking gorge on the other, as well as the… More →

This is probably the ultimate beach hotel. The Parador in Mojácar, on the fabulous, unspoiled Coast of Almeria is right on the beach in an area known as the sunniest point in Spain – thanks to the… More →

The most outstanding feature of this hotel is its location right inside the Doñana Natural Park, which is the protected area surrounding the Doñana National Park. It is perched on cliffs… More →

This hotel is a unique concept in Paradores as it is the only golf hotel in the chain. A comfortable, modern and cosy facility with banquet facilities and a lovely dining room, this Parador is… More →

There is no better way to see Málaga than from the Gibralfaro Castle Parador. Built on a hilltop, next to the Alcazaba fortress and overlooking the city, the port and especially the bullring.

The Parador in Córdoba is in the northern part of the city of Córdoba, and provides the perfect starting point for discovering the wonders of Córdoba province. It is built upon the ruins of the… More →

This beautiful hotel in the Cazorla Natural Park enjoys a remote, peaceful location surrounded by pine forests and untouched wilderness. The bountiful flora and fauna of the Sierras de Cazorla,… More →

The Parador in Carmona occupies a 14th century Moorish fortress, known as an Alcázar in Spanish. Staying here is one of the best ways to get an intimate glimpse of Arab style architecture – the… More →

The Parador in Cadiz, known as the Hotel Atlantico, is probably Cadiz's slickest hotel, and also the most vanguard of the state-owned Parador chain. A recently-opened fabulous contemporary… More →

The outstanding feature of the Ayamonte Parador in Huelva province are the views of the wetlands where the Guadiana River meets the Atlantic. As you sit on the terrace you can also take in the… More →
Awake to the sound of the morning church bells ringing right in the center of Arcos de la Frontera. Once a palace, the “Casa del Corregidor” Parador Hotel is located in a three-sided plaza along with… More →
This comfortable inland getaway has reopened at the end of 2008 after an extensive refurbishment. Enjoy brand new slick minimalist rooms, funky furniture and creative cuisine. It provides an… More →

The Parador of Granada enjoys one of the most unforgettable locations in Spain: inside the celebrated Alhambra complex of Christian and Moorish palaces, set high on a hilltop above Granada.

The Jaen Parador, also known as the Parador de Santa Catalina, has a spectacular setting: it is in a restored castle on a hill overlooking the ancient city of Jaen, and the countryside and… More →

There are 16 paradors in Andalucia in total:

Huelva province: Ayamonte and Mazagón

Cadiz province: Cadiz city and Arcos de la Frontera

Seville province: Carmona

Cordoba province: Cordoba city

Malaga province: Malaga Golf and Gibralfaro (both in Malaga city), Ronda, Antequera and Nerja

Granada province: Granada city - inside the Alhambra

Jaen province: Jaen city, Ubeda and Cazorla

Almeria province: Mojácar

Hotel tags