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Parador de Cuenca

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room 201 is a nice room with a large bathroom. Bedlinnen and towels of superior quality. Perfect location with nice large pool. Good restaurant also serving half portions. One night we thought it was to windy to eat outside. You can cross the village in a two hours walk.

We stayed at the Parador earlier this month and frankly had a mixed visit. The hotel, on first arriving, is stunning, the view is spectacular across the bridge to the hanging houses and the wall of the city. As others have mentioned BEWARE the guy who wants to 'help' you park as he will want cash as a result. We were irritated that this happened as we had to move the car because they had an event over two days. We were completely unaware of this and had to negotiate security on the way back the second evening because they'd sold tickets for a music festival outside the front of the hotel. We had a notice in our room on the second day about it but weren't advised when checking in. The second thing to be aware of is that there are a few aggressive beggars, one of whom accosted us mid-way across the bridge which wasn't nice at all. The bridge feels very rickety and there's no limit to the number of people who can cross so that is something you should be aware of if you don't have a head for heights. The room we had was very nice and spacious but a little 'shabby chic'. We started noticing there were some renovations needed, or not fully done, through the corridors and in our room which took away from the initial impression. The room was comfortable and spacious, the air con worked well (if a little noisy) and was definitely needed. It was lovely to have the windows open as they looked out on the town going up to the mirador viewpoint so pretty spectacular across the gorge. Very large bathroom, nice whirlpool bath and good water pressure for the shower. It was a little basic and quite rustic and not quite what we were expecting. It's rural Spain after all but the Parador does present itself as top class. Will separately review the restaurant which I'm sorry that I can't recommend at all. We struggled the entire trip with not eating meat (but eating fish) as it's quite hard to find menu items that fit the bill. Breakfast was better and quite plentiful, it's worth getting that included in your room rate as it's good value. The pool area was nice but the water isn't heated so beware diving straight in! Even in 32 degree heat it's a shock to the system... Sitting outside in the courtyard with a glass enjoying the sunshine and the swallows overhead was the best bit.

The location is excellent and very impressive. Something for everyone in the family, the older children (18 &13) loved their room and ambience of the common areas, the 8 yr old, the pool and that it was so close to the sights and the adults loved the food, room and that all were happy. We had our breakfast for free as we joined the amigo club which was very helpful as the dinner is pricey but worth it.

The Parador is in a former convent overlooking the gorge and old town.Despite the gorge you can walk int town over the charming late 19th century bridge9pausing for obligatory photo moment. The rooms surround a central courtyard and in good weather dinner is taken there.The rooms are airy and the suites spacious.Outside there is a pool and tennis courts opposite.Parking is free (open air) or in a garage. Service is really good , not all the staff speak English but such is their approach that all will be well. The food and wine is excellent, the town itself seemed more café than restaurant minded so we went for the half board option which was very good. TOP TIP: If booking look on the main Parador website as there are all sorts of deals ,e.g 3 for 2 or cheaper for over 60s. You can also get a discount voucher on departure good for a cheaper Parador meal that day for lunch or dinner.

Limited parking available, beware unconnected Parador parking person. He pretends to be a Parador employee and directs you to spaces on the road, and then demands money - there is more than one of them. If you don't give enough money gets arsy (in Spanish). Go into the Parador gates and they will assist. Fantastic location and fantastic room

Lovely hotel in a great location looking across the hanging houses via the amazing bridge. Hotel facilities excellent and staff very helpful. Cuenca is a fascinating place to visit and the parador adds positively to a fantastic experience.

A great location for access to the old town and hanging houses via a suspension bridge. Staff were excellent. We had a double superior room and it was huge and it was nice to have double sinks in the bathroom. The swimming pool had just opened and we took the opportunity to swim, towels and sun beds provided. A great choice of food at breakfast. The evening meal was very good quality unfortunately they do not cater very well for vegetarians. The building is fantastic and worth a visit on its own. As for Cuenca I think it can be seen in a day.

Seeing is believing, the location of this Paradore is unbelievable nestled in the mountains. As you would expect the staff were friendly and efficient, rooms comfortable and furnished with sympathy to its 16th century surroundings. To eat the local cuisine in the dining room was an experience to remember

Room smeling, no big towels , just one thoothbrush and we were a couple, no parking for the car. Breakfast too crowdy for a big nice dinning room. For a Parador of 4 stars very poor, nice view to the Casas Colgadas ( hanging houses) from the front of the hotel.

First impressions will last. Just arriving upon this hilltop convent is aweinspiring. Cut into clifftop across the most famous Cuenca sights, the Casas Colgadas, this hotel has the best view of any other in Spain. Sunrise is the best for photos. As with the rest of the country, meal times are difficult to negotiate because the restaurant only opens at very specific and very Spanish times.

Subida San Pablo, s/n Cuenca Cuenca

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Parador de Cuenca places you next to San Pablo Footbridge and Museum of Spanish Abstract Art. This 63-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Diocesan Museum and Cuenca Museum are a short walk away.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Parador de Cuenca's 63 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Parador de Cuenca have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is offered for EUR 15.00 per night. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple room (children)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room (Triple 3 adults)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1285 reviews