Parador de Hondarribia4.0 out of 5.0
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All Paradores are excellent places to stay whilst being very different in character. Our suite in Parador de Hondarribia was amazing with a large bay window overlooking the river, marina and town. As always the level of service was second to none and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. We will be back
As most of Paradores, it is a great accommodation located in the heart of the town and has this special warm and cosy feeling within. Take a look at some photos and you’ll fall in love with the building. Travel to Hondarribia and enjoy the awesome surroundings, gastronomy and the basque country itself.
We stayed at the Parador for 2 nights in June. We booked a superior double and weren't disappointed - a beautiful room, very comfortable, spotlessly clean and with a separate reading area with a spectacular view. The hotel is stunning - both inside and out. It's a combination of medieval style but modern comfort. The staff are welcoming and efficient. We felt lucky to have had the opportunity to stay there. I'd love to go back. P.S. If you're driving to the Parador, abandon sat nav when you arrive in the town and follow the signs for the Parador, as ijstructed by a helpful policeman, we ignored the misleading No Entry signs! There is parking in a gated carpark at the top of a narrow street - have faith and you will find it!
1100-year old parador on a hill overlooking the town of Hondarribia and the water toward France. Wonderful character and history, amazing meeting/dining rooms with Rubens tapestries that look like they came right out of Game of Thrones. No proper restaurant as such but cafes nearby. Rooms are nothing special and have ceiling fans instead of air conditioning. Some difficulty figuring out how to get to the hotel by car and parking lot is tight but secure. Very special place.
Some folks seem to have a problem with the parking. Our Desk person was fantastic explaining it to us. It is secure and convenient if you use the elevator on the side. Parking is a bit tight if you have a large car but our mid-sized rental had no problem The room was excellent and the breakfast were great. There is an elevator. Do take a self guided tour of this amazing treasure. It is Unique. The old town is easy to get to. Some days we did not need a car...we just walked. There is a really good supermarket just 6 minutes away and a modern laundromat right next to it. The location is wonderful. Park on the plaza when unloading. Google maps will give you a good perspective. Zoom in on the satellite view and you will be familiar before you get there. We used WAZE for navigation from the airport and it worked perfectly. Being so close to the airport is a Major plus. You never hear air traffic but so handy for trips to other locations. especially Madrid. The staff was a 10 on a scale of 10. Polite and always helpful. We blew up a shaver- our bad - but desk staff provided great directions to an Alcampo superstore (bigger than any Walmart superstore we have ever seen) in Irun (close to San Sebastian) - and very close to the Parador. If you need anything...Alcampo is a short and easy drive away. Day trips to Bilbao, St Jean de Luz and San Sebastian are a breeze as the highway system is excellent - but a good Nav system like WAZE is very helpful in towns. Take the coast road to Getaria a picturesque seaport with wonderful seafood, featuring Basque menus. This Parador provides the best of the old and the new - you can sleep in a castle and have all the amenities you can think of - just ask the staff. Just one piece of advice for anyone not used to European bathtubs with a glass deflector that enable you to use the shower and not get water on the floor. Many of these deflectors will move ---- so don't use them to steady yourself while getting in and out of the tub. This is not a negative in any way. The comment is just for folks who are not used to European bathroom facilities. If you are on an upper floor the views are amazing.. So much to say about how superb this Castle was -- but finally .. the bed in our room was Fantastic.
There is no doubting this Parador - like many other Paradors- is wonderfully located. Charles V'th former Palace sits atop the only hill in Hondarrabia. From the outside it resembles more a prison than a 4-star hotel. Inside its a strange mixture of the medieval and the modern. For a 4**** hotel, the rooms are functional verging on the mean. Limited space, tiny toiletries, no robes, no slippers, no turndown- service - no real help anywhere. Breakfast is just about OK except both the orange juice and the coffee are watered down. Its sort of begrudging and nowhere near the standard of a usual 4- star.Service is definitely NOT a priority. But having said that the people around the hotel - nearly all male, are fine. Not hugely bright but nice enough. Would I recommend it - well its worth it for a night maybe 2 but thats it. If, however, they changed their mind and decided that service to its guests was a priority then it could be a very good stay indeed. But I cant see that happening without a change in its current idle and lazy management.
I loved the exterior and interior of this parador. The room however was nothing more than an average 3 star hotel. I would only recommend if someone needed a place to stop on their way to or from Spain
Wonderful décor and service. The Parador has a spectacular view and is overlooking the water. The staff is very helpful and service is always with a smile. So happy that we stopped and experienced this Parador.
Wonderful historic building and location. Good base to visit a few adjacent towns. Excellent service and room. Helpful front desk clerks. First encountered issue was on driving to the Parador's parking place. GPS would not help. Street signs do not allow access to the area. It would be useful to include driving instructions with the reserve confirmation. Second issue was the limited choices for the buffet breakfast, as compared to other Paradors.
Very charming as all Paradores. Rooms are really quiet although noisy guests may ruin the morning by shouting outloud in the beautiful cloister. Breakfast is simple but very tasty and complete. Night concierge was not very courteous to me but morning staff was ok. Prices a little bit high compared to other Paradores.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Concierge services
- Laundry facilities
Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, Parador de Hondarribia is next to Plaza de Armas and Church of Nuestra Senora del Manzano. This 36-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Centrally located in Hondarribia, the hotel is also a short walk from Plaza Gipuzkoa and Castillo de Carlos V.
Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
Parador de Hondarribia's 36 rooms provide minibars, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.
At Parador de Hondarribia, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for EUR 16 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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76.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 750 reviews