This was the first of the Paradors our group stayed in on a 10 day driving holiday in Northern Spain. The first view of the building is impressive as it dominates the Plaza Mayor as you drive into it.
Reception was friendly and helpful and our room large and well appointed on the first floor, overlooking the countryside. We parked our car out the front as we tried the carpark but it is quite a tight fit in a large vehicle.
The main atrium is huge, at least 3 floors high, and has plenty of seating which was needed as we met there for pre dinner drinks - well, we would have had a drink but the bar service was quite slow (not sure where the waitress had to go for the orders but she was gone a long time!) so we went earlier the next night!
As we were part of a large group (24 in all) meals were ordered in advance and service was efficient. The food was good but not impressive. We'd done a deal for wine so glasses were kept topped up (though I think we ran out!).
The room was a bit chilly with the a/c on as it was quite windy that evening and our windows seemed to let the draught in but was otherwise comfortable with a good sized bathroom and nice big towels (always a plus as so many hotels give you ones that barely cover you!). I think the rooms to the front might be lighter but this was a small thing overall.
It's a good base for visiting Burgos to the north and overall a nice place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The amazing ducal palace at Lerma, now a Parador, is located in the upper part of the city. The hotel features a central courtyard surrounded by lovely columned galleries. The elegant majesty of this palace from the era of the Hapsburgs and its lovely interiors, with beautifully designed lighting and decor, will make your stay an unforgettable experience. The Plaza Mayor (Main Square) is opposite the main facade of the palace. At night, the lights of the Parador make it look even more magnificent and stately. The medieval quarter, Arch, Carcel Bridge, San Blas Convent, Santo Domingo Monastery, Pasadizo del Duque (Duke's Passage) and former collegiate church of San Pedro are just some of the treasures you won't want to miss. The area around Lerma is well worth a visit. 22 Kilometers away is Covarrubias, a lovely village where San Cosme y San Damian Collegiate Church and Dona Sancha and Dona Urraca squares invite travelers to enjoy a leisurely visit, imagining that time has stood still in the Middle Ages and that little has changed since the year 987, when Count Fernan Gonzalez founded the town. About half an hour away by car is another treasure: the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, a Romanesque jewel which has become a place of spiritual and artistic pilgrimage. It is also not far to beautiful Aranda de Duero, city of wine, monuments, history and culinary expertise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parador De Lerma Hotel Lerma
- Parador De Hotel Lerma