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Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo

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Avda. Calvo Sotelo, 28, 24500 Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, Australia
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Billed in our guidebook as one of the least expensive Paradors, this did prove to be the case. However, if you are expecting an old building with a history, you will be disappointed as this is a very modern establishment. Located about half a kilometre off the Camino path, the Parador sits quietly on the outskirts of this beautiful town.... More 

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ParadordeVillafranca, Gerente at Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo, responded to this review

Dear Adelaide, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, we are so happy to read your comments and check that your experience in the Parador has been satisfactory, we hope to meet you again in a near future in the Parador, your new home. Best regards Ana Dominguez More 

Dublin, Ireland
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36 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was my first stay in a Parador hotel & it certainly did not disappoint me. We were greeted at the reception by 2 lovely gentlemen, 1 of whom showed us to our room. We then dined in the bar area & had an absolutely top of the range Club sandwich & hamburger. The food was certainly not overpriced &... More 

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ParadordeVillafranca, Gerente at Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo, responded to this review

Dear Iesrobo, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, we are so happy to read your comments and check that your experience in the Parador has been satisfactory, we hope to meet you again in a near future in the Parador, your new home. Best regards More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a newer hotel than the other Paradors we stayed in in Spain. It was in this quiet town that is on the path to Santiago de Compostelo so you see many hikers and bikers on the pilgrimage way. The hotel is just a few minutes walk to the center of town. The people at this Parador couldn't have... More 

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ParadordeVillafranca, Gerente at Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo, responded to this review

Dear JKS55, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us, we hope to meet you again in a near future in the Parador, your new home. Best regards More 

Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Stayed here one night on Camino trip. Was expecting a parador to be an old, interesting, renovated building but it's just a modern hotel with no ambience. Staff were most unfriendly. Totally preoccupied with getting us to sign forms. Didn't even offer to take our luggage to our rooms & it was quite obvious that we were exhausted after a... More 

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ParadordeVillafranca, Direccion at Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Gawbata, First of all we would like to express our sincere regret that your visit to this Parador was not altogether satisfactory and we grateful for the useful comments you sent after your stay, since your comments help us to improve the service we offer to our clients. I have forwared your comments to each departament of the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The hotel is very modern which is very hard to find in this region. The location is good. The staff was very helpful and friendly, especially at the reception. The choice of food for breakfast was not so good. the rooms were really nice and spacious. overall it was a very pleasant stay.

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ParadordeVillafranca, Direccion at Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo, responded to this review

Dear Vitarus, Thanks for sharing your opinion. We hope to meet you again in a near future in the Parador of Villafranca Best regards More 

VA
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This modern Parador is located on the edge the old town with easy access to all the attractions. Parking is available and is more than adequate The restaurant, while not very atmospheric, offers good food which pairs well with some of the local Bierzo wines. The service is friendly. Breakfast is, as in all Paradors, of a pretty high standard.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This hotel was nice, not as regal or elegant as the parador in Leon but to it's credit, it doesn't try to be. Pool was wonderful after walking 100km in 3 days. Check in staff were helpful and had great English. I ate in the restaurant which I thoroughly enjoyed. The roast lamb was awesome and the chestnut icecream (!!!... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The hotel itself is spotless and very comfortable if lacking a little in personality. The staff are at very best bored and maybe even unfriendly, but my reason for writing this review is the food. In one word, it's awful. Been in the area for a week and eaten like a king for very little money. We were so looking... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Most paradors are situated in old historic buildings. This a modern version which has been rebuilt in 2010 - the original was from the 1970s. It has all the usual comforts, spacious bedrooms, modern bathrooms, large flat screen tvs, etc. The building is a bit soulless and there is no overriding reason to stay here compared to other modern hotels.... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

As youall know, the Paradores of Spain are converted catles, monasteries, abbys, with modern amenities and historical appointments. Not this one. This is a very comfortable, modernly appointed hotel that could pass for an out of the way Hilton. The rooms are nicely sized, withcomfortablebeds and linens, though nothing lush. Reception is very friendly, always with a smile. The beeakfast... More 

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