Still not sure where to begin your travels with Paradores this year? Having trouble making up your mind? Need a bit of inspiration to decide which of our enchanting hotels to choose?
Here are the 10 Paradores that received the highest ratings in 2015* from our Amigos de Paradores members. The loyalty club for our hotels and restaurants now has over 700,000 members.
This enchanting hotel, the chain's newest, occupies a historic building refurbished by Peridis and decorated in partnership with local artists. The hotel has a spa and restaurant where you can enjoy our regional gastronomy.
This Cangas de Onís hotel occupies a former monastery with an incredibly charming cloister: a travel destination where you can get away from it all. We recommend taking the opportunity to enjoy some of the region's most tempting delicacies.
The oldest hotel in the world is located on the iconic Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela. The hotel is a destination in itself and features four cloisters that tell the history of the building and this eternal city. Here, just steps from Abastos Market and the pilgrim city's main sights, you will find two culinary spaces to take you on a journey through the flavors of Galicia.
This is one of the favorite Paradores for travelers seeking a getaway, nature, spa time and enotourism! The location of this ancient monastery in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra region makes it a must-see for anyone seeking a truly memorable experience.
The Fortress of the Sun is the best place in Lorca to watch the sunrise and sunset, making the reason for its name clear. This modern designer hotel boasts a spa and a terrace from which to relax and admire a truly amazing travel destination. And be sure to visit the synagogue at the foot of the hill where the Parador is located.
Our first Parador in Portugal is located in an 18th-century manor house. With its own vineyards and stunning romantic gardens, this destination should definitely be on your list of "places to discover in 2016."
This former monastery is located just a few kilometers from Madrid. This enchanting spot is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy fine cuisine in its two culinary spaces, the traditional restaurant and El Bodegón, our seasonal restaurant featuring incredible chickpea stews. Oh, and the wonderful gardens are also a favorite spot for unique weddings.
You'll also find another Parador near Madrid, in Alcalá de Henares. This designer building crafted in stone is an excellent destination for architecture lovers. Its modern rooms are a favorite among those seeking a getaway in one of our World Heritage Cities, where history and modernity share the same space.
More and more travelers are choosing a city that is a dream come true for lovers of modernist architecture. You'll find the same number of modern buildings here as in Madrid!
This hotel is located in the center of León, in a magnificent building next to San Marcos Church (so close that the entrance to the wooden carved choir, a unique jewel, is through the Parador library). A historic hotel, a hotel that is a museum in itself. A hotel you absolutely must see to understand some of the history of Paradores.
*Scores vary based on comments and ratings contributed by Amigos de Paradores on our website.