Stayed 2 nites at end of Sept. Room we had overlooked private walled garden shared with three other rooms. Room itself was OK but getting very close to refurb time and clearly left the cleaning staff with some problems as a result. Eat Parador lunch, which was excellent (quality was more related to their ability to purchase good ingredients rather than cook anything since we had an excellent plate of local hams). Dinner we also stayed in, but we found was extremely average and served by somewhat reluctant staff. Ironically, for us the employee of our stay was a young waiter at lunch who was running around serving both bar, terrace and lobby area guests with huge enthusiasm whilst dinner had many waiters sullenly serving a just few guests.
Second nite we found local restaurant within two minutes of the Hotel (Antique) with young enthusiastic chef who offered inventive food, leaving the Parador offering looking worse still. Breakfast at the Parador is a buffet and, similar to our lunch experience, there is little input from the kitchen since most offerings are prepared from good cold basic local ingredients or purchased packets (fortunately!)
Building itself could be glorious, but Paradores think stuffing it with some elderly tired furniture and potted plants that most private gardeners would be ashamed to own, constitute period decor. Many Hotels are struggling to cope in this economy, but Paradores seem full & over staffed as usual in management areas, which would lead you to believe that a few hundred Euros on some decent plants and decor would not be out of the budget!
If you go to Ubeda, stay here the location is glorious, but expect normal Paradores service and food.
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