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Parador de El Hierro

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A lovely hotel ruined by a poor dining experience. No vegetarian or menu for those on special diets, despite requesting in advance. Kitchen staff were clearly were not interested, which explains why the dining room had very few diners on each of the four nights that we stayed. Lovely position, clean rooms and good facilities. Breakfasts are good.

We have stayed in this hotel several times, and love the location, clean rooms and facilities. However, sadly as in most Paradors in recent years, the food is nothing special. As vegetarians, we contacted the hotel before we booked and was assured that vegetarian options would be available. On our first evening, we were presented with the usual menu. When we asked for a vegetarian option, the kitchen responded that they could do a salad and maybe adjust one of the starters. Eventually they agreed, reluctantly, to produce an omelette. We asked for mushrooms, but that was not possible. We booked for four nights so making do with pizzas and cheese sandwiches from Valverde, which is not close. I doubt we will return. Disappointing.

This is 3 star hotel that could be so easily be 4 star plus. `Location perfect. Sea front surrounded by wonderful countryside very little ambient light perfect for star gazing. Welcome ok. Room. Ok dated tired, I haven't sleep in a bed with sheets and blankets for years. Mini bar set up for 1. As the bar shuts 11 ish bring your own if you want a night cap. Breakfast. Poor to Horrible. Priced @ 13 euros per person it is probably the worst hotel breakfast ever. A little pride and skill please chef. Dinner. 30 euros 3 course fair price unfortunately the packets it came from would have tasted better. When given a choice of wines from El Hierro the waiter recommended a very average mainland wine. He explained that this was the Parador wine.., why not the local excellent product? For a half board budget of 43 euros per day a local product based menu would be very easy and much better. Perhaps a trained Chef would help. Staff on the whole very friendly and helpful. Facilities basic but ok. The pool could have been cleaned. The bar charges prices are for a much higher standard of hotel but transport is limited as are nearby bars We will be back to El Hierro soon but not at the Parador. 3/5, its only this high because of the location. If you don't speak Spanish and are relying on others for transport use this hotel, but its not somewhere I would choose again

This hotel is in the most delightful setting where you can hear the sea lapping on the beach all night and if you're really lucky see whales swim past your beach front balcony. Unfortunately that's probably where the good things end; the food is appalling, breakfast was a few rashers of limp greasy bacon, some grilled vegetables & fried eggs left warming! There was a lovely selection of fresh fruit particularly delicious El Hierro pineapple, until you see it's completely covered in fruit flies, didn't fancy that even after the waiter waved the flies away!! We ate in the restaurant on the first night, (3 courses for €30 p/p) sounds very reasonable but it was tasteless, disappointing and expensive for what it was; my husband chose the seafood soup but wanted a large one, which he got, but they charged 2x €12 per portion for what tasted like a mostly packet soup. I had melon & Serrano ham, I'm not sure how much skill it took to open the packet & throw it on a plate with some cubes of melon but it was uninspiring. I followed this with pork chop: on an island that seems to specialize in delicious pork chops, this chef, and I use the term loosely, managed to find the most tasteless piece of pork on the island & the ratatouille with it I can only presume was left over from breakfast with tinned tomatoes added. We decided not to bother with a dessert. El Hierro also has some lovely wines however we were recommended a mainland wine, which was good but what a missed opportunity to promote local produce. After this, with the exception of toast at breakfast, we avoided the restaurant at all costs, unfortunately there is nothing nearby where you can eat, so we decided whilst out exploring to eat a substantial lunch at the many tasty but simple places around the island and bring back snacks for the evening. A real shame as we would have loved to eat in every night if it had been edible. The rooms are dated & the beds old fashioned, still using sheets, blankets & cheap pillows, but the staff keep the rooms clean, tidy and are very pleasant, a bit of updating would definitely not go amiss. What is so sad is that this could be such an amazing destination as the location is breathtaking and it wouldn't take much to make the whole experience fab! We will definitely go back to El Hierro but will stay elsewhere else unless the hotel employs somebody who actually likes cooking & takes a pride in their dishes.

We stayed one night here to be close to the Airport. The rooms are lovely, views spectacular and a gorgeous pool overlooking the ocean. Fresh orange and delicious coffee in the cafe area that also does snacks. We ate in the very elegant main dining room, good food and delightful service.

In February this year I embarked on a solo trip of the Canary Islands, visiting all 7 over a period of 1 week ( Mad I know but I love travelling). I flew from Gran Canaria and took a taxi from Valverde ( cost about 25 euros) to the Parador Hotel, a distance of about 20 km. The hotel is located right by the beach in spectacular setting where mountains meet the sea and no signs of life for miles. I must say that a car would be a necessity for anyone staying for longer than 1 night but for me the location was perfect. I had a sea view room and heard nothing at night except for the waves lapping the shoreline, truly a memorable experience. Accommodation was very good with a large comfortable bed and a very good breakfast in the morning. There is actually a bus from the hotel which takes you to the main town of Valverde via the port so it was very convenient for me as I was catching a ferry to Los Cristianos the following day. It was a lot cheaper too as the ticket cost 1 Euro 14 cents. A good experience and would thoroughly recommend both the Island and the Parador Hotel.

We have stayed in a few paradors however this was our least favourite. We arrived from Gran Canaria and drove straight to the hotel, it was around 4.30 there was nothing to eat, no snacks. We had to leave the hotel and go to a supermarket. We came back around 8pm showered and went down to the restaurant at 9.55pm the kitchen had closed, so we ate what we had purchased in the supermarket. (I must note we are vegans, there were 2 options for eating) again no food service. We got given some bar nuts. The room was outdated and bathroom was dirty and the mirror after showering had messages written on the glass, not very clean. In the morning we skipped breakfast completely, as we were so disappointed. At 8am we were awoken by lots of noise and the cleaners going up and down the hall way, for €110 it was way overpriced and it's out of the way. The views are lovely.

On this, our first visit to El Hierro, we stayed 3 nights at the Parador. We had a sea facing room with balcony which looked east and captured the wonderful sunrise with nothing on the horizon except the Atlantic Ocean. The room was very comfortably furnished, very clean and quiet - except for the ocean. The hotel food was very good and the breakfast buffet varied and plentiful. The local wine (Listan Negro Traditional from La Fronterra) is great quality. The staff were very helpful (bags placed in room on arrival) and the service couldn't be faulted. Would definitely recommend for the discerning traveller who enjoys peaceful surroundings and quiet.

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of a 7 island tour of the Canaries in Feb 2017. We had stayed in several Paradores before and other than a poor experience in Teide enjoyed most and we find they provide a good standard of food and accommodation The stay here didn't disappoint , the lovely lady on reception was very helpful and allowed us to change to a stunning seaview room (additional 15e a night but well worth it !) and it was lovely waking up and hearing the waves . Breakfast here was good , well cooked , nice'y presented and generally well replenished . Dinner was very good , nicely presented , well cooked and made from quality local ingredients . We ate here on both nights of our stay and all courses were delicious and great value as well as being served with a smile and nicely presented . There was a very helpful waiter with a moustache in the restaurant and we left gratuities on both nights as service was excellent and food was very enjoyable . We would definitely return here as we enjoyed El Hierro for its peace and tranquility and had a very good stay at te Paradore thankyou!

We have stayed in a number of Paradores during our Spanish trips and they are all fantastic. This one was no different and we had a great stay. The evening meal was fabulous and the room quiet and luxurious. We recommend these Paradores for a fantastic experience.

Calle Las Playas 15 Valverde El Hierro

Hotel highlights

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

Parador de El Hierro places you 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from La Bonanza Rock. This 3-star hotel has 47 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also close to El Hierro Biosphere Reserve.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the 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. For your convenience, breakfast is served for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 47 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

At Parador de El Hierro, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Free parking is available if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room (with extra bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

81% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 307 reviews