Subject: Paradores of Spain

Many Paradores are located right in town . I think the most important factor about Paradores is that they are very different one from the other. It is difficult to generalize. To star some are 3, most are 4 and a few are 5 stars. Most Paradores are built in renovated old buildings : monasteries, castles etc. others are totally new buildings. However most of the older Paradores have been recently remodeled and re decorated.

The matter in fact many are right in the heart of the old part of town, like in Caceres,Merida, Granada, Plasencia,Santiago de Compostela,Santillana del Mar, Avila , Trujillo, Guadalupe,Arcos de la Frontera,to mention only a few.

What they have in common are very good rates, great promotions, a wonderful breakfast, restaurant and garage in premises. All of them charge a bit more for the superior rooms often worth it because of the great views . The service is very good and they go out of their way to be sure you 'll be paying the best rate possible. Like some friends of mine that upon checking in where told that they were entitled to the Seniors discount. This was a nice surprise for them.

Graziella, Miami Beach