Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The parador, a castle, dominates over the road to Portugal. Dining at the window seats you can imagine the French retreating back through Portugal viewed by the Duke of Wellington and his entourage. This is a real castle. Suits of armour in the entrance hall. The staff are kind and attentive. The rooms are well organised and close to the facilities. If you want to liven the experience try the walk around the city walls before dinner.
This was our 3rd stay at this parador. The building, the former castle of Henry II is inside and outside impressive and has a beautiful garden. The tower can be climbed and afterwards a reward is waiting for you at the reception. The lady staff member at the reception (when we arrived and afterwards) was very customer friendly and helpful with our baggage. Also she gave us a lot of information. A very nice reception and gave us the impression of being welcome. The room is comfortable. The restaurant is beautiful furnished and the food and wines are very good. The customer friendliness in the restaurant varies enormously. Not good.
this is a good parador by all means, in a lovely spot for this unique town with sad history, good views, friendly service and good gardens. food and everything is up to usual good parador standards, clean and orderly.
The sat nav was not very helpful in finding the Parador and the signage was not brilliant. But it is a magnificent building and very well converted to make a comfortable hotel. It's within the walled city so good for exploring. The city is quite small but very attractive and interesting. Just outside the Parador are some evergreen trees with many nesting storks. The evening meal was delicious but the restaurant was not very welcoming as there were so few guests in it, and it was quite dark.
We spent two nights here with our dog. We were all made very welcome, and in the room, our dog had been supplied with a bowl, a bed and small bag of food. There is also an additional tag to hang on your door (along with the regular "do not disturb" etc.) which is to say your pet is in your room. I thought this to be a great idea. The room itself was spacious, decorated in fitting with the castle in which we were staying. Very comfortable with a small sofa (can become an extra bed). The bathroom was very nice. Double washbasins, shower & bath. Toilet & bidet. Hairdryer and magnifying mirror. There is also a mini-bar and good sized flat screen TV (which has HDMI connections is you want to connect a DVD or something similar). There is a safe in the wardrobe which was easy to operate with a debit/credit card swipe. Suits of armour decorated the public areas and lounges. The breakfast wasn't included but was nice and worth the money. There is bar service in the lounge but no 'actual' bar of sorts. Dinner was lovely and is served until 11pm. Check out is noon. Parking is free. En route to the hotel, I read the most recent reviews and was a little concerned. Someone had said that their room (also a pet owner) looked out at a wall. We had visions of a room, dark as a cell, depressing and dank. However, even though I'm convinced we got the same room (201), it was fine. Yes, the wall of another area of the castle is opposite, but it's not right in your face and no way spoilt our experience. The appointed room was excellent for our pet. It was close to the exit for late night or early morning walkies. It was quiet, because there is only one other room in that section (which I understand is also allocated to pet owners). This meant that with nobody constantly trekking past the door, our dog was less likely to bark or growl in her aim to scare off likely intruders. We had issues with the free wifi. We had 4 different devices with us (iPhone, iPad, android phone and a standard laptop). We couldn't get any to work, even though each device looked as if they were connected, they weren't. Reception staff couldn't get what we were saying (language breakdowns), so they just kept saying that there's no password. I feel sure there must've been a problem with the router because other reviewers have never said there was a problem.
This was a great castle to stay in and the whole town was preparing for their version of running with the bulls and some bullfights that were happening this weekend. It was a great experience and certainly would stay here again
To stay in such an historic monumental town is a fantastic experience, elevated by the Parador. When we stayed, there were very few guests, and we were alone in the restaurant in the evening. The food was tremendous, as expected. The only thing that let it down, and it was small, was the staff at reception were often talking on the telephone, making you wait, even on arrival.
The hotel is reached via narrow twisty roads but our TomTom found it without difficulty. The location in a castle on top of a hill is superb. All the staff we came across were very helpful and pleasant. We had our dog with us (€15 extra per night) so I suspect we were put in a dog friendly room which was not as nice as those described by some reviewers and which only had a view of a wall. Dinner was disappointing: after a good shared starter we had ordered 2 helpings of roast suckling pig. Only one arrived and was good, but the second one had been forgotten. It arrived later but was not properly coooked and was basically inedible. After our complaint, the cost of the starter was taken off the bill which still came to €77 for 2 main courses and one of the more reasonable wines. The choice at breakfast was very good, but was not included in our room rate. The cost of €16 each seemed a bit steep.
A great place to stay if you've got a sense of history. The hotel's tower is open to the public and guests alike and the views are spectacular. The views from the dining are great too. Everything about this hotel is to do with it being a former castle, from the suits of armour in the hallways, tapestries on the walls, heavy furniture throughout and the fabrics used in the bedrooms. Out bed was comfortable and our bathroom spacious. Staff were friendly and helpful. One downside.....not all the electrical sockets work and someone needs to order light bulbs!!
Ciudad Rodrigo is a fabulous place to visit and the parador is probably the best place to stay whilst there. The room was superb and spotlessly clean. The restaurant was expensive so no higher than average.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Concierge services
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.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 11 AM.
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.
At Parador de Ciudad Rodrigo, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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78% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 531 reviews