If the lowest class of hotel in Spain is a hostal, then possibly the highest are the Paradors.
There are 81 of these hotels scattered throughout the country. Some are in major cities, others in places of natural beauty or historical interest. Perhaps the most interesting are located in castles, palaces and monasteries. They all offer a high standard of accommodation.
You might imagine that they are expensive and they are. However, the Paradors offer special deals which can make them affordable. For example:-
For 2009, guests 55 years and older can enjoy a 30% discount on the official rate on stays including room and breakfast. The discount is applied to all rooms with exception of suites and superior in certain Paradores.
Valid from Jan 2nd to Dec 29th 2009, with the exception:
- Easter Week: April, 8th to 12th (both inclusive)
- May, 1st and 2nd (b.i.)
- October, 9th - 11th (b.i.)
- December, 4th - 7th (b.i.)
Conditions of use
A limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. This promotion may not be used in conjunction with other discounts or special prices, and is subject to availability. Nor is it valid for groups.
Even if you are not contemplating a visit to one of these hotels, it is well worth having a look a them - just Google "Paradors" to find several sites.