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Parador de Jaen

#1 of 18 Hotels in Jaen
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Castillo De Santa Catalina, 23001 Jaen, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This paradore sits on a hill overlooking the town of Jaen which is known for its tapas bars, it is well worth walking around the town and absorbing the atmosphere. The hotel is beautifully fitted out with some rooms having a balcony overlooking the surrounding hills, the dinning experience is very good. The only downside was that when we arrived... More 

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Jorge C, Director General at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Sir Teh Parador de Turismo of Santa Catalina wishes that your stay has been as suitable as possible. Therefore welcome all your comments so that we can anticipate your needs. We have wanted to satisfy all your expectative, we thank all the suggestions and ideas you could provide us. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a nice old building. View is beautiful. Nice pool. Dinning room very nice. Dinner was not very impressive. Small expensive portions. The most disappointing aspect of the hotel is the rooms. They need renovation. The bath looked very old. Toilet too. The bed was very small. No wifi in the rooms at all.

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Sir The Parador de Turismo of Santa Catalina wishes that your stay has been as suitable as possible. Therefore welcome all your comments so that we can anticipate your needs. We have wanted to satisfy all your expectative, we thank all the suggestions and ideas you could provide us. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon... More 

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151 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor soundproofing means that you need a top floor room else you hear every footstep from above. We were in room 32 which is supposed to be superior and it was except for the footsteps from above and lack of a Wi-Fi signal. Wi-Fi coverage is poor so reception was full of people seeking a signal. Views are stunning though... More 

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Sir The Parador de Turismo of Santa Catalina wishes that your stay has been as suitable as possible. Therefore welcome all your comments so that we can anticipate your needs. We have wanted to satisfy all your expectative, we thank all the suggestions and ideas you could provide us. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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115 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle Parador is majestically located on top of a hill that can immediately be seen from miles away. It's set in a commanding location and is so dramatically impressive! The rooms were wonderful, the reception staff was excellent, the food was delicious, and the ambience spectacular!! Imagine staying in a gorgeous castle sipping wine and looking out over your... More 

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Sir Teh Parador de Turismo of Santa Catalina wishes that your stay has been as suitable as possible. Therefore welcome all your comments so that we can anticipate your needs. We have wanted to satisfy all your expectative, we thank all the suggestions and ideas you could provide us. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Parador is located in a restored castle at the top of the hill overlooking Jaén. We got horribly lost driving through the town to get there - best to skirt around the side of the town and up! The a The castle ambience is amazing, especially the bar area with its high vaulted ceilings, and the equally dramatic TV... More 

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Sir The Parador de Turismo of Santa Catalina wishes that your stay has been as suitable as possible. Therefore welcome all your comments so that we can anticipate your needs. We have wanted to satisfy all your expectative, we thank all the suggestions and ideas you could provide us. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon... More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this hotel which must be one of the best castle hotels in europe. Our bedroom had plenty of character with balcony overlooking the valley. The common rooms are absolutely fabulous and the staff were very good, a big improvement on paradore staff of old. We found we had to take breakfast at the hotel... More 

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you to give us your opinión about the Parador. We are agree with you, the castle is outstanding and the valley views are amazing. We will be great to see you in the future. Best regards, More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hotel(castle),dates back to 13th century . Staff great, food top class, rooms small but fantastic. What a retreat , a fair way from the town and a bit steep to walk back up . Loads of little rooms , packed with Spanish history. Great for a get away to recharge your batteries. Will definitely go back and stay longer.

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Sheila, Thank you very much to give us your opinion about the Parador. It is great for us to know, that you stay at the Parador was fantastic. We will give your congratulations to the staff, and we will be delighted to see you again. Best regards, More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Parador occupies an intimidating hilltop overlooking the city of Jaen. Built in 1965 it appears to be an ancient castle but with all modern conveniences and an excellent chef! Th staff are cheerful and accommodating and the view from the balcony of our was a delight. From here it's easy to visit Granada, Cordoba and Baeza (an unsung gem... More 

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Mr/Mrs. Thank so much for give us your opinion about the Parador. We are agree with you, the views are wonderful. We will give your congratulations to the Chef. We hope to see you again in future. Best regards, More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was my fourth Parador stay during this visit to Spain. Set on the top of a mountain it was impressive from afar, and upon arrival, great views etc. Check-in was easy, they also sorted out my Amigo's card problems too. However, the room was small, I mean 4m x 4m, never have I encountered such a small and sparse... More 

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Jorge C, Director de Recepción at Parador de Jaen, responded to this review

Dear Mr./Mrs: At first, we thank you that you have given your opinion about the Parador. We are happy to know, in general; your experience in Jaén has been good. Maybe, the room that you reserved is a standar room and at Jaén's Parador we have different kind of rooms. We are sorry about it. We hope to see you... More 

Maubourguet, France
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I don't know what all the fuss is about the drive up ! No problem the road is wide enough and not that steep as mountain roads go ..don't be put off .our room was a good size with a terrace overlooking the mountains but unfortunately due to a thundery night we could not take advantage and sit out .it... More 

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Dear Guest; Thank so much for your opinión, it is very important for us Best regards More 

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