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Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was a thoroughly great visit: we vastly enjoyed both staying in this interesting late-medieval castle and the opportunity to explore the Keep and battlements. The castle is also of importance in the town, which in itself is interesting to visit for its border history and role in the Peninsular Wars. The Parador has been nicely done up and is both sympathetic in its treatment of the history but with all the modern touches you'd expect. We had a great meal in choosing the tasting menu, which offered a selection of local products and dishes, the quality of cuisine high. Mostly, the thing we enjoyed the most was the warm treatment that we were given by staff at reception and in the restaurant, who made us feel welcome and relaxed, and really make the most of our stay.

Stayed two nights, dining in both evenings. Loved the Parador. The building is beautiful. You can climb the tower for fantastic views over this lovely town and the surrounding countryside. The food was fantastic. We tried the tasting menu one evening. It was excellent value and delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

The Parador offers value for money at an excellent starting point to visit the Extremadura. Service is friendly, rooms are spacious and food is excellent. The matresses could be replaced though. For us it was a wonderful surprise to see the wonders of nature in this beautiful part of Spain.

Superb position. Spoiled by terrible seervice and average food. Only one bottle of chilled white wine available which was Portugese heavily oaked oaked. When we complained strongly and bottle of the previously drunk Spannish white "appeared" Waiting for wine deliveries was a poor excuse! Had to set up table for 4 ourselves . Only two ladies serving and no manager in charge

Arrival - 4/5. We found it difficult to find the hotel, even with satnav and we drove around in circles inside the walls for ages. The walled city is only small, but it is difficult to navigate. Fortunately we had a small 1 series BMW. There is plenty of parking inside the Parador. The location is wonderful - it's a castle and part of the walls of the city. It's only a short stroll to the Cathedral or the Plaza Mayor and walking the city walls is fun and only takes about 30 mins. Room 5/5. We had room 113, a Junior Suite. The room is the lower level of a circular turret with a circular wall and 5 small, arrow slit windows - wonderful. Lovely canopied king bed. TV with international news channels. Tea/coffee. Desk and chair. Minibar. Plenty of storage. Digital safe. There's a separate seating area with a sofa - handy for storing cases etc. Bathroom 5/5. Very large. Bath with shower. Toilet and bidet area. Nice towels and bathrobes. Dinner 3/5. We had pre-booked 1/2 board, but paid the extra for their "tasting menu". 4 very nice courses, though far too large portions for us. After our dessert, we waited for over 30 minutes for anyone to come to our table. We waited and waited. Eventually we waived to get attention. We signed for the bill and I asked for a brandy. Again we waited and waited. Eventually, after a further 10 minutes we gave up and left - my brandy never arrived. The food was good, but we felt neglected at the end of our meal - a shame. Breakfast 5/5. A fine choice of food and good coffee. Overall - 4/5. Despie the slow service at the end of dinner, we really loved the hotel, our room and the location.

Very comfortable stay. Probably a few changes since my husband visited in 1962, all for the better. Large, quiet room, convenient location. Didn't have dinner there - recommend Zascandil which is very close.

We were a bit nervous about staying for one night, on our drive down to Algarve, because of the mixed reviews on TripAdvisor. However, we had a great experience here. Directions to the Parador are straightforward and well signposted in the town, even if some of the roads are very narrow. You can drop off your suitcases at the main entrance and then park your car in the car park below the castle in its own grounds. Perfectly safe. The entrance is imposing and the interior delightful. Staff on reception were welcoming and their English was fine, if you spoke slowly. We were on an Amigo Golden Age half board package. Our room looked out onto the castle wall and car park, but this was not an issue at all. The room was spacious with all the amenities you needed. The wifi was strong. We had some difficulty working out how to turn on the air conditioning, but the lady at reception showed us the Aircon switch by the bed! We wandered around the battlements and climbed up the tall towers to see the views. The stairs are very steep but the views are worth the climb. There is a beautiful garden below the castle with wicker tables and stairs to relax in. We had our complimentary drink in the bar and then had dinner. We managed to get one of the two window recess tables with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Service was excellent and the food well presented. We had roasted vegetable starter and Iberian ham croquet, then the pork main course. Portion sizes were just right. We had a local red wine which was excellent. Breakfast choices were fine with good strong coffee. Based on our experience, I would definitely recommend this Parador and ignore the complaints and poor reviews of other people.

We've got GPS, but in Ciudad Rodrigo, in August, the exceptionally narrow streets you are directed down, are closed to traffic: we passed some people three times in our quest, we reversed up one way streets, and were just about to give up when a Knight in Shining Armour, who lives there, offered to get in the car and show us the way.When we got to reception they said that they usually send out directions to people arriving in August. The hotel is a bit run down, not dirty but in need of refurbishment.The room was perfectly adequate, except for the beds and soap wafer, and staff helpful, except in the cafeteria where we had to wait 20 minutes for service.

Location is about 20 min walk from the bus station on slightly inclined hill. It has beautiful views of the river and its garden is a great place to relax with a drink. The reception was friendly and there was water on a table in the foyer which was welcomed from the walk from the bus. But once it ran out it didn't get replaced. (On a side note suggestion for the hotel: The reception women's bathroom really needs an air freshener) Our room was lovely. Nice decor, clean and with all the necessary toiletries. My only wish was that our bed hadn't been so hard and a bit squeaky. The pillows were a bit flat and we had to double up (that might be more a personal preference though). The breakfast was really great. Lots to choose from both hot and cold options with a little gluten-free section. Overall we were very happy with our stay and would recommend it.

This was our first parador and it will always have a special place in our hearts. The parador is in a 14th century castle in a medieval walled town. We found the parador easily - just go round the road an the foot of the walls until you see the parador and there is an entrance through the wall that takes you directly there. There was ample parking. We stayed for two nights and had room 101 overlooking the valley and the gardens. There was not a balcony but an big bay window with a view with chairs and a table. The room was decorated in a 'medieval style' and was clean and well presented. The bathroom was clean with lots of fluffy towels there was a shower in the bath. We had the breakfast which was hot and cold buffet served in the formal dining room. We found the dining are and lounge area rather formal but there are lots of bars and cafes 2 minutes walk from the parador in the Plaza Major serving food all day. please leave the parador and go out and explore the area. Coffee facilities could be provide for guest is rooms or in a public area

Pza Castillo, 1 Ciudad Rodrigo Salamanca

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo places you next to Plaza Mayor and Ciudad Rodrigo Town Hall. This 4-star hotel has 35 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Ciudad Rodrigo and also a short walk from Vazquez House and Cathedral of Santa Maria.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 11 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


All 35 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 28-inch TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, phones, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo enjoy a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double or Twin Room (with extra bed)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 626 reviews