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Parador de Mérida

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were impressed with the hotel, it was lovely and homely. The location was very good as it was quite central. The grounds pretty. Our room was very large and as I say homely and comfortable. The staff seemed very nice and friendly. I enjoyed breakfast, there lots of sweet treats. Only slight negatives were: it could get a bit noisy in corridor with other guests at times but this was occasional not often. As our young daughter there who sleeps light, I did get a bit annoyed when it happened. There was no iron in the room which was a bit odd. They sorted it by getting their staff to iron the shirt for a wedding we needed so they excelled themselves dealing with that problem. It was a lovely bright room with quaint shutters but for me it did not provide a blackout effect at night I would like seeing as it got dark so late that part of the world! Small issues unique to me I'm sure but worth mentioning. Would stay here again as I did like the place, so no huge bug-bears.

This Parador is a converted convent and as to be expected the rooms are comfortable with twin beds, a telephone, television with canal plus, mini bar and safe. Also there is heating, air conditioning, piped music, currency exchange, lift, garden, garage and parking facilities (without security and limited places), satellite television and free wireless internet. There is a small dip pool which we didn't use. I accessed the wifi with no problem. It is located in a quiet plaza only a few minutes walk from the shopping area and the main tourist sights. We stayed for two nights and didn't eat at the Parador so cannot comment on the food but we found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. We definately recommend staying for at least two nights - there is so much to see in the town - the roman ruins and the museum are an absolute must.

My Wife and I stayed here on the recommendation of friends, It did not disappoint. Fantastic rustic converted convent, retaining many of its original features. It has a small dip pool and nice outside sun bathing area. The food in the restaurant was 5 star dining. We intend to return with other friends and visit the local sights.

The hotel is built on the site of an old Convent and retains a lot of interesting features. The location is right in the town but has a secure underground car-park. The rooms were comfortable but nothing special. You had to use a credit card to lock the safe so how do you lock your wallet away? The unheated pool was small and not cleaned so lots of stuff floating and on the bottom. Drinks by the pool or in the garden had to be ordered in the bar. Dinner on the patio was in a lovely setting but the service and quality of the food was well below what you would expect for the price.

While this is an interesting building with good sized rooms, it has an overall air of being down at heel. In places scruffy, dishes were left uncollected in the cafeteria with food on. The minibar was not stocked, and worst of all the wifi was non existent. This is not a cheap parador and standards seem low. Would not recommend.

This hotel has a lot of charm and is more like travel used to be in its heyday. Front desk staff was very helpful. It's very much the classic hotel with full service restaurant and in-house bar. Room was very comfortable and well furnished. We did not get the breakfast plan so can't speak to that. Location was great - all sites were walkable. Overall the experience was excellent and we would definitely come back.

Reception staff very pleasant and room spacious and comfortable. However I was not impressed by breakfast. Cold selection was good but hot selection poor. On tables there is a card saying they will prepare an omelet if you wish so I asked for a tomato omelet, not too difficult you would imagine. When it arrived it was an overlooked, unseasoned, flat omelet with two thick slices of cold tomato on the side. Please do not say you can offer something which you can not deliver. I did explain to the waitress how this should have been prepared! They also state that they can prepare eggs benedict which I was not brave enough to try as this is more complex to cook than an omelet. Swimming pool area is awful and scruffy, looks in need of some maintenance. Outside ashtrays not emptied regularly.

We stayed at the Parador de Merida for 1 night. It was a delight. We did have a little trouble getting there as we kept trying to go to the parador and passing this place that said it was Parador parking because it had a closed gate. It turns out that if you pull into the place that says "Parador parking" that there is a button to push and they will open the gate. (We basically parked in some man's restaurant tables until we learned this.). The parking is on the opposite side of the block from the square on which the parador looks and they had underground parking which was cooler. Once in, however, the parador was lovely. We had a suite that looked over the square. The AC worked quite well and we were very comfortable. It was kind of fun exploring the halls as it was something of a maze to get to the elevator. The staff was very helpful, and a little English is spoken. I would definitely visit it again if we get back to Merida. They had a pool but we did not use it.

This XVI century building has large rooms with a decent degree of comfort. Some have been renovated but not few rooms still date back to the 70s. However, it is very comfortable. However, I was decepted by its breakfast. I had read it was the best in town but in reality it was just limited to some homemade pastries (which were nice) and a limited choice of other things. The main problem was not the quality but someone would expect more from a 12€ breakfast. All in all, it was a good experience.

If driving, very difficult to find, and beware multiple one way streets! Hotel entrance in pedestrianised area, garage/parking entry in a (one way) road behind hotel - gated and secure (when you find it!). Reception good, and all staff throughout had good or adequate English. Escorted to room in this old convent/monastery. Room with modern style 4 poster, separate living room - all very good. Very good bar and adjacent seating area. Restaurant very good, good choice; however in our case service erratic and uncoordinated. Offered dessert menu to make our choice, three times - after amuse-bouche, after starters, and mains. Food very good. Separate dining room for breakfast, adequate selection, but scattered throughout room eg cereals one end of room, milk and yoghurts at other end (and it is a large room!) However it was the only area we found where there was virtually no English spoken. Coffee help yourself from an industrial scale Nespresso machine - with no instructions in any language!

C/Almendralejo, 56 Merida Badajoz

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Merida Old Town, Parador de Mérida is next to Arco de Trajano and Museum of Visigothic Art. This 82-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Archaeological area of Moreria and Plaza de Espana are also a short walk from this Merida hotel.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Parador de Mérida's 82 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs.

Property features

Guests staying at Parador de Mérida enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Self parking is available for EUR 19.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 960 reviews