Parador de Olite3.0 out of 5.0
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Superb! What a lovely way to spend Christmas away from home. Delightful hotel in lovely village and we were made to feel really welcome. The palacio Real and the Wine museum were unexpectedly open and a real bonus.
This parador is inside the city walls of this beautiful little place , Olite , you enter through an archway and the parador entrance is in the middle of the square. Your can park and unload luggage for 15 minutes or so and there is free parking just outside. The rooms are ok as was breakfast , we also found most staff members not very helpful. We asked the receptionist which wineries we could visit and we were handed a list with phone numbers and told to ring them, we later asked the same girl if there was a hairdressers close by where my wife could have a wash and blow dry, once again she said I can give you some numbers , the lack of help was remarkable, we said we would like her to ring , which she did and arranged an appointment the following day , only to be charged 35€ for what normally costs approximately half that in most of Spain . The bar man in the cafeteria was lifeless as was the atmosphere, however drinks prices were good value . Not overly impressed apart from the building and location.
We only did the included breakfast which was very good. Do lunch next door at Restaurante Merindad. And tour the castle next door the other way. Recommend ddding this to another great Parador experience.
Parador de Olite is located in the village of Olite, in Navarra, where you can find one of the most impressive royal palaces restored with great care. Worth to visit. Parador itself was a Roman settlement adapted and annexed to the new palace later. Inside the Parador a visit to Salon de Viana is recommended. Rooms are in the line of these paradores, spacious, clean with all the amenities for a comfortable staying. The issues come with the eating, paradores in last year has chosen a strategy of industrializing their cooking, with marmitia restaurants line. We decided to have dinner there because we arrive late and weather did not invite to explore but definitely eating at paradores is something we tend to avoid. It is expensive for what it is delivered, a list of soulless dishes pre-cooked in some cases and nothing to remember. Also the stuff serving is not trained adequately, it is rare that they are able to recommend you a wine or giving you guidance. Also there is a failure in the breakfast, for that price it should stand up in quality and offering. Avoidable too. So paradores are restricted for staying and enjoying their usually astonishing locations, for the rest skip it.
Our superior room was not particularly large but quiet and comfortable with a lovely view. Staff were particularly helpful and the dinner was excellent. Breakfast was nothing special and rather expensive at 18 euros.
We do try to stay at a few Paradors during our travels in Spain, and this one is set in such a beautiful plaza. Hotel staff very friendly and got shown to our room which doesn't happen too often these days. Ate evening meal in the restaurant which was very delicious. And ample buffet breakfast No parking on site but just out side the plaza there is a free car park and short walk thru arch you can find hotel. Arch being repaired and easy to muss Parador sign!!!
Magnificent location, grand premises, but don’t eat there. The food is awful and the service is worse. Clearly bored waitresses with a “awful customers” attitude. We were a group of 40 pretty well educated individuals, mostly Spanish. We know and appreciate good restaurants and know what’s available in Spain and elsewhere. The restaurant at this Parador is attractive. Everything else is very poor indeed: mediocre raw materials, overcooked, served by surly waitresses with unfortunate attitudes. Get rid of everybody involved and subcontract space to someone who can cook and likes to please customers.
This Parador is located in the walls of the former palace of the kings of Navarre. It's superbly presented. We stayed in a cheaper room in the extension but you can barely tell that it's not part of the original building. Room was smallish but we'll decorated with a cute little balcony overlooking the neighbour's roof. Small bathroom but ok. Dining room was excellent for both dinner and breakfast although breakfast was oddly expensive (32 euros for 2 whereas dinner one course including wine was 45euros). Alas, staff don't smile and English is limited You are on the door step of the palace and church which are fabulous
Love love this Parador. A short walk from the Train station and a big step back in time. The food in the restaurant was total perfection and the view from the rooms over the valley quite stunning. The only challenge was the train schedule but totally worth it. If you have a car - even better because the surrounding area is lovely..
First time to explore this option. Noted with positive and great experiance. Immidiatlt we checked for the next Parador. We loved it, its location, general atmosphere, options to walk around, close and excellent testing menu. View from the room and staff support.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Laundry facilities
- 24-hour front desk
Parador de Olite is adjacent to popular attractions such as Palacio Real de Olite and Museo del Vino. This 43-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Olite, the hotel is also within a 30-minute drive of El Cerco de Artajona and Old Town.
This hotel is home to a fine-dining restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM.
The 43 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and cable TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.
Guests of Parador de Olite enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and free newspapers. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a gift shop.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 854 reviews