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Parador de Cuenca

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Thought the location was excellent. Nice large well-appointed room. With bar-cafeteria and dinning on site was a bonus but rather pricey 😬 Bar and food was good and decent pricing for what we got in this cosy quiet facility. Did dinner on large dinning hall one night and were disappointed in the overall quality for the price being charged. Ate in town the 2nd night with much better experience and cost.

There is no need for me to repeat the positive comments that have been said about such aspects of the Parador de Cuenca as its setting and ambiance. They are undeniable. And the service we experienced was, in general, quite good. We particularly liked how the people at the reception desk spoke Spanish to us, slowly and with careful enunciation, as though they appreciated our efforts to speak in Spanish. Our large room was comfortable, with furniture that was consistent with the historical nature of the building. However, the plumbing needs improvement. Among other things, the water was not consistently hot and that was a problem when taking a shower. Our room package included breakfast, which had a wide selection of baked goods, but a more limited selection of fruit, cheese, meats. Freshly fried eggs were periodically added to the buffet, but there was no indication that eggs cooked-to-order were available. The coffee was too strong even for me, and I like strong coffee. We paid extra for a room with a view of the hanging houses, but had I seen the view of the countryside from the other side of the hotel, I might not have felt it was worthwhile to pay extra to face the hanging houses.

This is an excellent location. The food in the restaurant is delicious and the room was very comfortable. The only annoyance was the fact that a man was directing us to park our car when we arrived and he turned out to be a fraud. He asked us for 5 Euros per day and we later found out the outdoor parking is free

We booked a Superior Double Room (No. 302) which had stunning views of the Casas Colgadas and the valley with the bridge across to the historic quarter. You will struggle to get a better view anywhere! The Front Desk were exceedingly helpful, warm and welcoming. It was worrying when we arrived, as the front of the hotel was packed with cars (due to a function), yet the staff helped me squeeze through them all and park safely. When conditions allowed, they let me park in a much bigger and better space. Then, on our second day, they let me park in their secure car park for free. The room was a good size, spacious, warm and comfortable. However, as is usually the case in Spain, the bed was hard and bouncy. They should really cater for foreign tourists better, in this respect. The bathroom was a good size, and brightly lit. We ate in the restaurant one evening, and found the quality to be much lower than expected. The bed was not comfortable. Tea and coffee facilities should be available at this price. Poor sound insulation. Cleaning could be much better.

We had a lovely stay here. Beds are super comfy. We travel by motorcycle and there is a secure garage for parking. Walk across the bridge and explore the old Town. The rooms are always spacious, with lovely old furniture and big bathrooms with lovely showers, linen and towels.

The hotel was situated in an old monastery, so the building had oodles of atmosphere. The interior spaces had been modernised to a good standard in a way that respected the history of the building. For example the cloisters had been retained around a relaxing courtyard which was nice to sit in and sip a drink. The arches in the cloisters themselves had been filled with glass in order to allow the space to be heated and/or air-conditioned. The building is situated right on the edge of one of the gorges in Cuenca, so proving excellent views. We had taken a half board (demi pension) package, so the meals were an important component of the stay. But they were very disappointing. The dinner dishes were rather boring, and certainly not taste sensations. We have had far better meals in Spain at reasonable prices at stand-alone restaurants. Breakfast was also disappointing, with a limited range of offerings aimed at the non-Spanish visitor. There were virtually none of the egg options that northern Europeans would be accustomed to; and the migas was quite uninteresting.

This is the second Parador that we have stayed in on this trip to Spain. It is located within walking distance of the historic centre of Cuenca. From the bridge crossing the spectacular gorge that separated us from the center of town we had a great view of the hanging houses, for which Cuenca is well-know, as well as the city walls. This Parador has been renovated in a more modern style than the one in Jaén but is equally enchanting. The front desk staff were excellent and made us feel at home as soon as we entered the door. Parking was available for a fee and was secure and protected from the weather. Our room was very clean and comfortable with a view down the valley which was quite lovely. The bathroom was spacious and the shower, which was a tub/shower combination, worked well. The beds were comfortable and it was quiet and peaceful in the hotel during the night. We like to sleep with the windows open and there was no noise to keep us awake. There was air conditioning in our room but we did not use it as the outside temperature in November was perfect for sleeping. The breakfast buffet was generous and served in a lovely restaurant. We did not eat dinner in the Parador restaurant but can highly recommend the lighter meals served in the bar. Wifi was adequate. This is a delightful hotel in a historic building and I would highly recommend it.

Drove to Cuenca from Madrid and decided to stay in a Parador for the first time. The former monastery is grand - and one couldn’t be closer to the old historic quarter. I recommend the tourist train. We dined in the restaurant for our evening meal and although I am picky with my food, I was able to choose from the menu and loved it. I enjoyed walking around the corridors, taking in the grandness of it all.

We drive to Spain every year in the early spring, returning to the UK late Autumn. This is the first time we have visited Cuenca, which is spectacular. Very fortunately we book the Parador together with a front room, the view was amazing with the ancient metal bridge over the gorge right in front. The hotel is spacious and lunch in the court yard a must, after an amazing drive through the forests of the region. We did find the evening meal menu very limited and Spanish, so next time we will eat in the town, where there is an abundance of wonderful and diverse restaurants. Cuenca is a Spanish gem and the cathedral is breathtaking in its antiquity.

Our stay in the parador was comfortable and pleasant. The location is spectacular and very close to the old town with all the interesting places. The parking was a bit of a problem but was solved as someone drove off while we were looking for a space. Breakfast was good and the bedroom comfortable. Wifi speed slow.

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 Hanging Houses of Cuenca. This 63-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Museum of Spanish Abstract Art and Diocesan 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. For your convenience, breakfast is 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 1489 reviews