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Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza de San Marcos 7, 24001 Leon, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 35 hotels in Leon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
32 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top marks on rooms and location. The staff were really helpful. Reviewers who say you can get lost there are wrong, but if you did you would roam through some amazing areas of the former hospital for the pilgrims. The food was typical Parador - OK but nothing special but the dining room and other public areas are on an... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
92 hotel reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Room 456 (standard double in the original section, overlooking the river with breakfast included) for a single night. The bathroom was nice but a bit cramped. The shower (in bath) was fine. Parador's own product range was available and the towels were lovely. The queen bed was comfortable and the room was warm. It was an atmospheric... More

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Agustin M, Director General at Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon, responded to this review

Dear Jon Potte, we do thank you for share your opinion in this travellers chat We do celebrated that you enjoyed your time with us. Opinion like yours encourage us to continue working in this direction. The heritage of San Marcos is incredible however the team always goes an step futher for our guests. Thanks and regards from leon. More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

When we drove around the corner and approached the hotel, I was completely in awe of staying here. However, throughout out my week, I found some paradoxes that is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. -Outside facade is immaculate, stately, and gorgeous & inside the main hall is transformative as if you were entering into the Spanish... More

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Mónica G, Director General at Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon, responded to this review

Dear AmyP, We would like to thank you for sharing your experiences after being our guests. We do celebrated that you enjoyed your time with us. We do aplogies for not being able to match all your needs. However we do feel happy reading your commends, San Marcos is so special as you point it out. Thanks again and we... More

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

While visiting family in Leon in December '13 I attended a Private luncheon party for a group of friends of my cousin. It was in a private room. Food was excellent as was selection of wines. Service was also excellent. I have stayed in hotel in prior years and the place itself is worth the stay. Regular rooms where I... More

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Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It is overpriced, in my opinion, but there's no denying there's no place like it to stay ... it's huge and its fun to wander the corriders and explore its nooks and crannies, expecially the cloister. Its like stepping back into history. Most of the staff are helpful but some of the front desk people can be a little curt... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

It looks like a magnificent palace! The rooms are small but comfortable. The staff are disinterested but you put up with it for the experience. They don’t serve dinner till 8.00 so don’t bother turning up early! Dinner was terrific though.

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Oxford, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Having seen pictures of the exterior, we didn’t consider staying anywhere else but the Hostel San Marcos in Leon, and there is no question that when viewed from the plaza the façade is glorious, a powerful presence in terms of its ornamentation and sheer expanse. Inside the public rooms are far less elaborate, though the scale remains grandiose. Our room... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is hard to describe this building. It is enormous with an elaborately carved and decorated exterior reflecting its long and storied history. It looks even more imposing because it sits on a large plaza which accentuates its length and imposing facade. It is a huge building and you can get lost in it and I did. Renovations include elevators... More

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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This Hostal was truly the highlight of my Camino accommodation, the rooms were extremely comfortable though they might be a little dated. The Breakfast was really enjoyable but the highlight for me was the building, I walked all through and around it totally in awe, to think that you can stay in such a magnificent place at a price that... More

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Estepona Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The sheer size of the exterior, which appears even larger because it sits on an open plaza, is daunting. The plataresque decorative style so embellished the building that it was overwhelming. The interior was equally grand but in smaller doses more tolerable. Our arrival was strange because we weren't certain we could drive the car through the plaza (we could)... More

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Additional Information about Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon

Also Known As:
Parador De Leon Hotel Leon
Parador De Leon Hotel
Parador De Leon León
Parador De Leon Hotel León
Address: Plaza de San Marcos 7, 24001 Leon, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Leon > Leon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Leon
#2 Luxury Hotel in Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel housed in restored 16th-century monastery with church & museum; guest rooms with antique furnishings; staff is multilingual. ... more   less 
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