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Parador De Alcala

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wonderful service and beautiful Parador. I have never been in a more comfortable room - lots of lighting and backrests in bed to read! Both of the Parador's restaurants are very recommendable, although my only complaint would be the opening hours of the Parador's bar - 11 A.M. seems too late for me to have a simple, continental breakfast.

This is a very modern Parador and it does lack the character of older Paradores but the rooms are very clean and comfortable and it is well located for visiting the town. It has a large secure underground car park at an extra charge. A very convenient place to stay if you are driving North to South or vice-versa.

A very friendly and efficient welcome and efficient check-out at the reception desk. This Parador is very modern, so are all rooms. Very comfortable and clean. Our room was in a very quiet part of the Parador (completely full). I'm not going to mention the problems with the lighting, because this subject is well known and one is working on a solution of this very complex problem. I've to make a great compliment to el Jefe de la Recepción Sr. Francisco Según. After making a lot of remarks, a lot of supplications, nearly humble prayers, at last, finally in the room a collapsible luggage rack (carrier) is now available on request. Again, thank you very much for making this possible (Sr. Francisco Según y Sr. Pedro Soria Álvarez?). Wining and dining in the restaurants, in the Parador itself and in La Hostería del Estudiante are excellent. The atmosphere in La Hostería with the perfect host Pedro is very special. Always a celebration to have dinner in this restaurant. A great compliment is to be mentioned for the breakfast buffet. I claim this breakfast buffet is the most extensive, with highest quality of all presented products of all Paradores (stayed in 91 different Paradores). The staff is always very friendly and helpful. A stay in this Parador without having this breakfast buffet is a missed opportunity.

This was our second visit to the Parador, and we were not disappointed on our return. The Parador is a modern hotel, with excellent facilities, with sympathetic decor that hints at the historical past. Well appointed rooms lack the history of some paradors, but are comfortable. The Spa is excellent as are the terrace spaces and the café bar. Alcala is a pleasant university town, which when we stayed, had a brilliant fair in the centre, with music, food and many stalls - great fun. The town is also an easy train journey from the centre of Madrid, making sightseeing really trouble free.

This hotel has everything to be perfect : nice location in a very nice town, historical building, large rooms, good design. But some details are unworthy of a hotel of this standard: no complimentary bottle of water in the rooms, bad maintenance although the hotel seems not that old, quite rude service from the reception. Very good breakfast. Pleasant stay in overall.

A very modern hotel and facilities built in and around a former prison. Spectacular!!! Sadly they have restaurant which actually tries too hard to be modern day fine dining but sadly, falls short. Better doing regional cuisine, in my mind. Overhaul thought a great place to stay, ticking another off our Paradore agenda. Very reasonably priced drinks and cocktails served in the Prison Yard!!!

We only stayed one night but would have liked longer. A wonderful experience. The room was large although it took a while to find out how the light switches worked. The bathroom was spacious, very clean and a joy to use. My wife enjoyed the walk-in wardrobe.

No free bottles of water in room. Lights are difficult to control in room. Disappointed by buffet as well (breakfast and lunch) Can be better as a high standard hotel. However staff very nice, can be improved.....

I first reviewed this hotel six years ago, when it was still fairly new. I scored a 5, but feel it did not quite match up to the first review. Again, we had a disabled room, probably the same one!, but felt it could do with a bit of minor refurbishment, unsurprising after 6 years, but not too bad. The bathroom is very big, but I'm afraid we found a couple of shortcomings; the wetroom area is lovely, and would suit most disabled, I imagine, However, there are no grab rails, and there is no shelf for toiletries/shower gel etc.. My wife used a chair for toiletries. . There is a rail in the enclosed shower, but there's a small step up. Also the water took some time to drain (reported). Plenty of space either side of the sink. Still very good overall however!

Excellent food and comfortable room, in this modern, well-equipped parador - apart from some rather confusing room lighting! A bit disappointing that the pool was not open, despite daytime temperatures of 28C.

Colegios, 8 Alcala de Henares Madrid

Hotel highlights

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

Parador De Alcala places you next to Torre de Santa Maria and Colegio de San Ildefonso. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 128 rooms and conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Alcala de Henares, the hotel is also a short walk from University of Alcala and Corral of Comedies Theater.


Enjoy dining at Santo Tomas, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 128 air-conditioned accommodations feature dining areas. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Other standard amenities include minibars, free newspapers, and safes.

Property features

Guests of Parador De Alcala enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is offered for EUR 14 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room Single Use, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1080 reviews