One night was just not enough in this truly exceptional location. The parador is like a large manor house within ancient castle walls, sited superbly on a promontory looking out to sea. Don't miss walking both around the ramparts (I do like a hotel with its own cannon) which has stunning views of the bay where Columbus's ships sailed in to tell Europe that they had discovered an unknown land across the sea - the Americas! Then walk the lower coastal path beneath the hotel to enjoy a paddle or a sunbathe on the rocky little beaches, or contemplate the crashing Atlantic waves. The parador itself is pleasant, roomy and quite atmospheric. It has a swimming pool with a gated garden, but didnt really enjoy sunbathing there as rather a lot of insects and prefer the pretty little bits of sand, and more local life going on below on the rocks! It is an easy 10 minute walk down to the town and its restaurants and shops. Would definitely return if we can.
- Also Known As:
- Parador De Baiona Hotel Baiona
- Parador De Baiona Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within the walled enclosure of Monte Real protected by the sea and flanked by a pine wood, this Parador rises up in a priviledge location. Regal drawing rooms with decorative features from other ages form a distinguished interior in which the spectacular stone staircase of the entrance hall stands out. ... more less
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