Parador de Benavente

Paseo de la Mota, s/n 49600 Benavente Zamora
+34 980630300
Director: Gaspar Vallés Ruíz

The Parador de Benavente stands at one of the most important confluences of communications routes in Spain, a crossroads between the northern and southern parts of the peninsula, and where various pilgrimage routes to Santiago pause to take a breather. The hotel is located on the site of an old castle, of which Caracol Tower has been preserved. You will be fascinated by the beauty of the tower's exterior and the spectacular Mudejar coffered ceiling inside. In the other rooms, tapestries, wrought iron lamps, woodwork and Castilian brick will make you feel almost as if you were on a film set. Our function rooms are fully equipped to handle your social events, and the lovely gardens that surround the Parador are ideal for a stroll.

Situated at one of the most important confluences of communications routes in Spain; its enviable location in the northwestern part of the peninsula has made it an important crossroads throughout history. It lies on various pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela: the Vía de la Plata (Silver Route), Camino de Oriente (Eastern Asturias Route), Valladolid Route, Tera Valley Route and Asturias Route.

The venue for the legislative assembly in 1176, the Parador de Turismo de Benavente is located on the site of the former castle/palace of the counts of Benavente. Construction of the building began in the 12th century and it was subsequently expanded by successive occupants in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. 

The hotel is connected to the Renaissance-style Caracol Tower, the only part of the former structure to be preserved. It is also next to La Mota Gardens, Benavente's most important green space, with excellent views of the Tera and Órbigo river valleys.

The tower features a magnificent Mudejar coffered ceiling and a period bar.

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HEATH
05/11/2019
10

We have stayed here twice now on way back through Spain. Lovely quiet place with rooms over looking the pool

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HEATH
08/07/2019
10

Excellent hotel, rooms over look the pool. Going back in 2019

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SUSAN
15/10/2018
10

Very comfortable parador, especially our balcony! Very atmospheric bar and dinging room. Our second night the dining room was in the tower, wonderful ceiling. Enjoyed looking around Benevente.

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ROGER
12/07/2017
10

The position of this Parador is amazing and we enjoyed strolling into town after dinner. Unfortunately, the restaurant was not well supported but the food and the service was first class

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JANET
06/07/2016
10

Stayed here 2 years running. Enjoyed both visits. However this year it seemed a little less friendly and there seemed to be a shortage of staff. The ambience in the restaurant was not the same It seemed a bit "stiff". Perhaps because there was a male manager?

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JOHN
16/11/2014
10

Nice town near my wifes ancestoral home. Excellent food, warm atmosphere.

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CAROL ANN
14/10/2014
9

A lovely Parador, really helpful staff, very good restaurant and good rooms.

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SERGE
27/01/2018
8

One more nice parador just like the others I have visited so far, with the impressive tower.
The gentle staff, good meal, beautiful bar. Only all equipment look a bit old. A good refurbishment will be welcome.

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BRIAN
11/01/2016
8

Mag. castle Elegant rooms. During the last 25 years or so have stayed in 72 Paradores all over Spain. Some of them several times. Unreservedly recommendable! Will review them all eventually.

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VICTORIA
08/10/2015
8

Very interesting and ancient building tastefully converted. Comfortable overnight stay. The staff were helpful and the breakfast was good.

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HEATH
05/11/2019
10

We have stayed here twice now on way back through Spain. Lovely quiet place with rooms over looking the pool