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Parador de Cuenca
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Cuenca
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Four of us stayed for two nights recently at this ancient convent converted into comfortable, large rooms. The high standards were equal to those in most paradores but the staff in Cuenca were notable friendly and most helpful. Unfortunately, the outdoor pool did not open until after June 15th (apparently due to a municipal ruling!) and was sorely missed in temperatures topping 30 degrees centigrade. This was the first stop on the Parador "UNESCO World Heritage Cities" route and we added an extra night at the beginning which was well worth it. Whilst the town is noted for its casas colgadas and placement on a high bluff, the surrounding countryside is well worth a visit for its unusual rock formations and excellent restaurants - worth at least a two day stay. Obviously, this parador is very popular with local wedding parties but this was managed superbly by the staff and did not interfere with our enjoyment of the hotel in the slightest.

Room Tip: We didn't have the "rooms with a view" but this is right outside the front door!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

Not sure you can ask for much more than this. Beautiful old convent building, huge room, excellent service, and a view of a World Heritage Site out of your window. We really enjoyed the breakfast and sitting in the main courtyard and enjoying a cold drink. Given that Cuenca had less to see than we'd expected it was great to have a place to stay which you didn't want to leave anyway.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

The location of this historic hotel is fabulous for exploring the old city, hiking, and night photography. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated, the breakfast buffet was one of the best we'd had during our 3 weeks in Spain, and we had excellent service from all of the staff. It's also incredibly quiet up there and the beds are very comfortable (lovely linen), so you can count on having a great sleep! They have a parking garage (for a fee), but you can also park outside on the hotel property for free. Cuenca is also a perfect location to explore the windmills of La Mancha, so don't miss the opportunity to see them in Belmonte, Campo de Criptana and Consuegra.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

From the moment we arrived we were in an enchanted world.It snowed unexpectedly and the view from our room across the gorge was amazing.Every part of the Parador is like being in a beautiful Museum. Outstanding service and food Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the gorge when you make the booking.
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Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

Exclusive private location on top of a hill, closely connected to the old town by a hanging bridge(the view from the bridge is nice with the autumn colours). Room is spacious and the whole hotel ambience is just great. Breakfast is excellent. Cuenca is a beautiful place and an overnight there is a must to truly appreciate the old town charm.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

It is like staying in a stateley home! Beautiful atmospheric building, an old convent, perched high above a gorge with fantastic rock formations which are beautifully illuminated at night. Great views of the hanging houses - there are only three or so which actually hang over the gorge, but the other buildings are perched perilously on top of it. The old footbridge gives easy access to the old city. Stayed two nights which was enough to see everything in Cuenca, but all around are fantastic gorges reminiscent of the Grand Canyon in America, a "must visit", as are the amazing rock formations in the "Enchanted City" about an hours drive away on deserted roads.
The lovely breakfast (and the lovely room it is in), and the friendly helpful staff also deserve mention.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the footbridge have the best views but are a little more expensive. If one of the...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

The parador is a Coventry converted to a hotel in a splendid location with best views to the old city of Cuenca with the casas colgadas.
The building is nice, the rooms are spacious, the infrastructure is a bit outdated in general. The bed is good, the pillow not ideal in my opinion. We had a room in the 3rd floor with great view on the old town. The room was clean, the service friendly both at reception and room service. The restaurant offers a good breakfast and dinner.
All in all we had a nice stay and would go back.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Parador de Cuenca

Address: Subida a San Pablo s/n, 16001 Cuenca, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Cuenca > Cuenca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Cuenca
Price Range: $119 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Cuenca 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
16th-century Convent in late Gothic style, lovingly restored & converted into fascinating Hotel. ... more   less 
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