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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
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178 reviews 178 reviews
38 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Parador at Cardona is spectacular castle and basilica located at the crest of a peak. The room we had looked out over the valley for miles. It was comfortable and the four poster bed was maybe the first we have slept in. Its worth the splurge and really not exceptionally expensive. Only criticism was that we felt staff at... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved our splurge at this parador and really it wasn't that expensive considering what it is. After reading some reviews I wasn't too sure what to expect but, thank goodness- it was all wonderful. As I said- it's a real castle- and wonderfully maintained. We had a good-sized corner room with a four-poster king-size bed that was comfortable and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cardona Castle is located some 40 miles northwest of Barcelona. It is easy to get to by car. The castle sits high on a promontory and looks very impressive. Inside it is beautifully refinished and furnished. The staff is friendly and speak English. The rooms are good-sized with all amenities befitting a four-star hotel. The cost is reasonable for such... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Our group of 5 loved the whole castle experience. Large, clean rooms with interesting views, courteous and helpful staff and a surprisingly good restaurant. The main activity in town is a visit to the disused salt mines which was marred by the fact that the description is only given in Catalunya, with no English signage or handouts. To be fair,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It's fun to stay at a castle on top of a mountain. The kids can run around and the parents can enjoy a drink in the sun on the terrace. Enjoy the castle surroundings, but there is not much else to do. The dinner at the hotel restaurant was average. Really not much to say about it. The breakfast buffet... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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26 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

As much as I like the concept of sleeping in a centuries-old castle, this hotel needs to improve at all levels. I had stayed here as I child and my feeling is that rooms have probably not been renovated since then. Besides, the restaurant is, at best, average. Also, service is clearly below par: how can it be that there... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

the hotel is located at a hill and is really beautiful. car park is limited and road up is narrow. dinner is very nice and good value. room clean and comfortable. the castle alone is well worth the visit

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Cork
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a real castle - never captured! The experience for a castle geek is unparalleled! Don't miss it! The food is fine but the location and the castle itself is completely amazing! Transport yourself back in time and have a ball!

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

After a bit of a disappointing drive, the Parador is superb. Great building and lovely rooms. Dinner very good ; breakfast choices super and delicious. First time in a Parador and set a high standard to match. Location not as special as hoped - lots of industrial activity in the views.

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

About 4 hours drive on the backroads from Parador de Olite through lovely countryside to Cardona. Parador in a stunning building and location. Staff all very friendly and professional. Food very good and breakfast selection awesome.

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