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Parador de Cuenca

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

I surprised my husband with a 1-night trip to Cuenca in between stays in Madrid and Barcelona. (1 hr train ride from Madrid-Atocha). We LOVED our stay at this hotel and exploring the old hilltop village. Nice break from the big cities. Take a taxi from train station and ask him to pick you up the next day when you are leaving (we waited a long time the next am and almost missed our train). Keep in mind Cuenca a small town and many do not speak English, but we got by fine. Walk across the gorge on the footbridge, which is so cool. Explore the churches, shops and art galleries in town. But e hotel was he highlight- huge, gorgeous room, nice bathroom, cookies upon check in and amazing common areas! Used to b a convent so very interesting to explore. The staff was not very friendly, and they are a bit slow, But we had everything we needed. We ate dinner in town which was fun. Breakfast looked good but we had to get to train station. Note: only one small coffee joint with no pastries at train station! Loved our stay in Cuenca and this parador was great!!

We made a special detour on our trip to see Cuenca and stay at this Paradore. We were not disappointed. Our room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The views of Cuenca from our room were stunning. The walk to the city via the bridge spanning the gorge was very nice. We ate an early dinner in the bar and the young lady tending the room (from Amsterdam) was very nice and engaging. The food and drinks were excellent. Breakfast the next morning was also very good! Parking is an issue and there was a local directing guests where to park as if he was part of the hotel staff (then requesting money). That should be addressed. This property os well maintained and worth a visit!

This is a lovely hotel - super building and great location - perfect to pop over the bridge to the old city. The people were all charming and helpful and the restaurant was a good standard. I understand the restrictions of the building but it's a shame there are not more comfortable places to sit quietly and relax outside. One amazing feature is the tiled wall in the restaurant - now that is really special!

The hotel sits opposite the gorge from the hanging houses. The room was spacious, comfortable and spotless. The bathroom was also spacious with an over bath shower. Despite a wedding, the room was very quiet. The only problem was parking. When I asked the receptionist where I could park, he moved a temporary disabled sign and gave me the best parking site in the hotel grounds. Parking is very limited. Our bedroom view also looked over the hanging houses making it spectacular.

This a top Parador. The position with its cliff frontage looking directly across to the hanging houses is brilliant. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. For some reason there were no bathrobes or coffee/tea making facilities provided which let them down. The Parador’s facilities were excellent. The breakfasts were good and the dinner menu was varied and the food was well presented and cooked. All of the main attractions are within easy walking distance. Access to the old quarter’s historical attractions is via the footbridge which spans the valley below. We highly recommend this Parador

Another great Parador just across the gorge from the centre of the town. The usual poor signposting and no chance without satnav. However an amazing venue when you get there. Good breakfast and helpful staff. Big rooms furnished in a traditional style. Not a criticism! Thoroughly recommended

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. 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1413 reviews