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Parador de Cardona

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Castell De Cardona, S/N | Cordona, 08261 Cardona, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Cardona
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't speak highly enough of this wonderful hotel which couples a sense of luxury and history. We had booked for half board and were not disappointed as the quality of the food in the restaurant was outstanding. The rooms were well appointed and ours was completed by a four poster bed. Would highly recommend.

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Brit in Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from our photo session (JEC article) trip with Sovereign to another wonderful sojourn at an authentic medieval castle here in Cardona, Catalonia. The wife and I had a great time, partaking of some delicious meals and we were able to really relax away from the hectic summer coastal madness that is Spain in July and August. Took some... More 

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Daly City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceeded our expectations! Absolutely gorgeous property. Very romantic for couples. We spent several hours roaming the grounds. The staff was very professional and helpful. Our room was nice with a view of the salt mine which was interesting. Very good value for the cost. The drive in from Barcelona was about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Not exactly close but... More 

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Silicon Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! I wish I had more than 1 night to relax and fully experience the splendor of this fortessa. What a treat at a very affordable price for 2 rooms that share a door. An evening with super in the patio was a huge treat. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms were enormous, immaculate, and had everything one would need.... More 

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Razac-d'Eymet, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this Parador. The room was fine and as usual for Paradors very clean. Great location with fabulous views. Staff were attentive and helpful. Parking a little difficult but probably due to the fact the Spanish children were on annual holiday. The food was ok but only ok. We feel Paradors in general need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the location is in cardona's spectacularly located castle (high on a steep hill with views all around). Some reviewers complain about the mine but perhaps the fact that this salt mine was the source of wealth that built the castle (from the 8th century on) should one a little less upset about that). The town (a bit of a climb)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful 3 nights here last week and would thoroughly recommend it. The only advice we have is not to book half-board (ie add dinner) in advance. The breakfasts are terrific. There are not enough staff for the dinners, though, and one waits endlessly between courses - the chefs may also be understaffed because meat often arrives browned... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's been a while since our last Parador visit - partly due to circumstances but partly down to them becoming a bit pricey and to the increasing competition from people like Rusticae - Casa Rurales etc They are back in our favour. Fantastic property just like the pictures, nice rooms - we were in standard ones , staff with better... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We really had no idea what this would be like, but of the Paradors we considered, it was the most affordable (even as a treat), and the photos we saw were enticing. When we read that it sits above the non-touristy industrial town of Cardona, with its mountain of salt visible from the castle, we were hooked. The history goes... More 

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Los Altos
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

What a great castle! It really is very cool to sleep in a castle! The rooms are all renovated, modern and comfortable, and very quiet. You can wander around the castle, which all the boys (of all ages) loved. There is a terrace bar that is lovely, a great view of the town and the salt mine. The dinner is... More 

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