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Parador de Zafra

#3 of 8 Hotels in Zafra
Certificate of Excellence
Plaza Corazon de Maria 7, 06300 Zafra, Spain
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Zafra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is located in the beautiful medieval city of Zafra, in the Extremadura region of Spain. I am a big fan of Spain's state-run Parador system, and this one fully met my expectations. The building is a beautifully restored medieval fortress, but with all the comforts of a modern hotel. The room was spacious and, as in all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first stayed in the Parador in the early 1990's and this was our 3rd visit since that initial encounter with the place. Let me say that, all the little complaints made on this site aside, it is a priviledge to stay in this amazing bulding. Originally the Moorish Alcazar, it was, in the 14th c. re-constructed as the residence... More 

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hampshire
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19 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is beautiful, magnificent castle come to life at night under the floodlights. So glad we discovered it.have just read other reviews and clearly many people have same opinion. Noticed in one review it was mentioned that "staff speak little English " of course that is true , it is because we are in Spain and generally people here... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

As other reviewers have said, this is a stunning hotel in a castle built in the 1450s. If you are staying or visiting Zafra this is a must. After entering the parador you walk through into a stunning open air courtyard with a fountain the middle . The room are well appointed and comfortable. As with all paradors the breakfast... More 

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Maynooth
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

WE stayed here for two nights. Breakfast was excellent. It rained during our stay and it was fascinating to see the was the rainwater was colleceted from above the patio. Reception very helpful with advice on parking. Room very comfortable if a little noisy.This is a historic building in a historic part of Zafra, unfortunately the pool was closed during... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The town of Zafra is beautifull but the Parador is amazing. Very good restaurant.The staff speak little English but it caused no problem. Lovely swimming pool. The central area for coffee and snacks and meals is just beautiful

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Porto, Portugal
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Only spent a day at Zafra but, this parador made wish I had booked a few extra days to enjoy it. The building itself is a must see in Zafra. The city and people are nice and the food is good. Regarding facilities, bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was average.

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Newark
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37 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Historic building with an exceptional courtyard restaurant. Outdoor pool with changing facilities. The "twin bedded" (adjacent beds) are more spacious than the doubles. Our standard room was lovely and had a small balcony overlooking the ancient square. Very comfortable bed. Corridors furnished with antiques befitting its history, making the place quite atmospheric. Parking is in the square at the front... More 

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Mojacar, Spain
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52 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A true castle...this is the life! Carefully restored to its glorious present condition. Large and well decorated, this is the place of dreams. The entire town is a jewel. All of Extremadura and all of its paradors are experiences not to be missed. All rooms are different, of course, but they're all fantastic. You will marvel at this place.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Arriving in Zafra the parador can be found in the centre of this lovely town. Parking for a fee can be found just outside, although this was difficult for us as we found that a party for 100+ had taken over the hotel. On arrival and for the next few hours all communal space inside and out was busy with... More 

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