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Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon

5.0 of 5 Plaza de San Marcos 7, 24001 Leon, Spain
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Eagle River, Alaska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars NEW

In comparison to other accommodations in the area one can secure a sleeping room just as nice at lower price. Rooms very dated with carpets needing a total cleaning. Food and drinks at the hotel also over priced. However the morning buffet - is the very best! Checking in slow. Staff very nice.

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Wisborough Green
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything about the structure of this magnificent Parador is superb, but sadly, just as in North West Spain's other huge Parador, at Santiago de Compostela, the other hotel is badly let down by the incompetence of the Management staff. In spite of emails, letters and meetings with Management, agreements were not passed to the relevant departments again and again, and... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Parador San Marcos is the best Parador I have stayed at in Spain. I prefer it to the one in Santiago de Compostella... San Marcos is the most beautiful historical building with various cloisters and its own Church. The Restaurant meals are first class. It is a remarkable place having once been a hospital,orphanage and a prison during the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing building! Very imposing awe-inspiring external structure, & the internal architecture & fittings were so beautiful! Shame we were there only one night, & didn't have enough time to explore it fully. Staff were very helpful. We stayed in the old section, & although the room was reasonably small, it was well decorated & comfortable. As per other... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the parador Hostal San Marcos in Leon in September, 2014. We stayed in a suite named "Quevedo." The room has 2 balconies over the entrance to the parador and the room is exquisite. A huge sitting room with antiques, welcoming champagne and fresh fruit dish daily, and a beautiful bedroom with a very comfortable... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Huge Parador with rooms in the old building and a newish wing. We stayed in this modern wing which had large rooms but they were a little dated. The hotel is a 20 min walk to the old town which is great with a fabulous cathedral. Food at the hotel was first class and we recommend the tasting menu with... More 

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Pasadena, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the most amazing hotel that makes you feel like you are in a make believe place. If you have any reason to go to Leon try to stay here. Besides being historic the elegance of the place and the service and the food are all five star.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

If you want to recover some of that well deserved sense of reasonable entitlement you have earned as a lifetime, dedicated, hard working son/daughter, father/mother, friend, responsible citizen and professional, please give yourself the opportunity to stay in Parador San Marcos, León, España, at least for two or three nights. You will not regret it. It is a marvelous arquitecture... More 

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

El Parador de Leon is a must see place even if you don't stay there. Rooms are clean,comfortable beds and beautifully furnished all through out. The building It self is stunning and it is like a museum in it self. The foyer is so beautiful and inviting, there is a church attached to the building and a small museum.The food... More 

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santa fe, NM
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17 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Beautiful building houses elegant hotel rooms in the old section (the new section looks very nice, but is just an ordinary hotel). We had a huge room with canopies over the beds, a terrace that gave onto the Plaza San Marcos, a well equipped bath and an entry hall that blocked out any possible noise from the cloister. A beautiful... More 

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Address: Plaza de San Marcos 7, 24001 Leon, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Leon > Leon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon 5*
Number of rooms: 203
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Also Known As:
Parador De Leon Hotel Leon
Parador De Leon León
Parador De Leon Hotel León
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Leon
#2 Romantic Hotel in Leon

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