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Parador de Zafra

Plaza Corazon de Maria 7, 06300 Zafra, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Zafra
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This building, an old castle, is to die for (they let tourists visit). The room was quiet and shuttered, so dark - one of the better nights' sleep we had in Extremadura. (I see other people complained of noise, so it must depend which room you had, but we asked for a quiet room when we booked. The bar food... More 

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a special birthday and could not fault the room- once we had found the Parador! Tip- the parking is in the square in front of the hotel, and you can get a public parking pass once you have checked in - not expensive and it lasts for 24 hours. We loved most things about this place,... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning way to start a holiday in Spain! Perhaps not straightforward to find (we'd got sat nav!), but what a Parador. Walk in through the main round turret to reception, beyond which is an open courtyard with fountain. Pre-dinner tapas being served to guests in this atmospheric space. Receptionists efficient if a little distant. View from bedroom at front was... More 

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Maubourguet, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With Paradors you know what you are getting , most often beautifully renovated castles . but all with the same standard ..you must expect as with old buildings and thick walls etc that the wifi won't reach everywhere ..the breakfasts are always very good with plenty of choice ..you can fill up and miss lunch !! Zafra is an interesting... More 

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Vejer
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tired and frayed. Staff non too friendly (I think they thought we were gay). Mediocre dining. It might be an ancient castle, but there was nothing of historical interest within, except for the courtyard. Zafra town has nothing to offer. Very few restaurants and no sights worth mentioning. It is like a hundred other towns throughout Spain. Avoid if possible... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I was surprised when we arrived in the town/ city of Zafra as there is so much more to it than I had imagined . I am so glad we strolled around the narrow cobbled streets . The Parador itself is an amazing building full of history . Once inside the entrance there is a wonderful open air courtyard with... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
16 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a stunning building with undoubtedly a very promising courtyard. However, it was chilly in the courtyard when the outside temperature was in the high 20s, so it must be freezing in the winter. Leaving the courtyard, we were rather overwhelmed by an unpleasant smell on the way to our room - 108. The room was dingy with dirty... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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Lisbon, Portugal
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31 hotel reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
20 hotel reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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