My wife and I recently stayed a night in the parador. The hotel occupies a fantastic position right next door to the Castillo De Santa Catalina, on top of a hill above the city of Jaen. The hotel itself, albeit constructed in the style of a medieval castle is actually fairly modern. This is in no way a critisism, as it enables the hotel to provide modern facilities which probably would not be possible in an original. Our room, which I think was one of the simpler rooms was of a reasonable size, had a spacious bathroom, with power shower and also had mini bar, satelite tv etc. The usual facilities provided in a modern hotel. We had a wonderful meal, in the restaurant, mine a beatifully cooked Sea Bream, my wifes a vegetarian Cannaloni, We finished with a selection of fruit sorbets. We had a lovely bottle of wine and a couple of extra glasses and I think our bill came to around 55 euros. Fantastic value for the quality of food and wine. Also the restaurant is stunning, having the feel of a medieval banqueting room.
Jaen itself does not hold much to attract the visitor apart from an impressive Cathedral and the Arab baths ( closed for refurbishment during our stay).
We walked into the town on a footpath that leads through the forest on the hillside above the city. It is a fairly easy walk and took no more than about half an hour. We even walked back up, which again wasn't too strenous.
Over all I would recommend this hotel for a short stay of 1-2 days.
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