Spending a weekend in this Parador is a dream, especially now since there are a lot of great deals to be had in all the Spanish Paradors.
The Parador is located in a 15th-century castle and has two main strengths: a.) the fact that you’re sleeping in a castle, and b.) the spectacular central courtyard.
You can have breakfast in the central courtyard (as opposed to an interior dining room) or have a refreshing drink when you arrive back at the hotel after a long day of visiting the countryside.
I should also mention there’s a pool that looked wonderful although I didn’t have time to take a dip myself.
I’d also suggest getting a room on the top floor; the rooms there are the best in the Parador.
I couldn’t stay at this hotel but I was eating for a while in the restaurant and the impression I had was fantastic.
To start with, the restaurant’s decoration itself is striking. Everything is precise down to the smallest detail, and that’s always a good sign. Then, the service is attentive and unbeatable. Also, we were lucky enough to meet the manager and he attended us very warmly.
The food itself was excellent and always served with a good glass of wine, something that assured that our trip along the Wine Route started on a good note. During the quick visit we made to the hotel (located, by the way, in the historic center), it seemed like a highly recommendable place to stay.
In the quick glimpse we got to take of the hotel, which is situated, by the way, just steps away from the historic centre of town; it seemed to us a highly recommendable hotel to stay.
I spent a weekend with my girlfriend at this magnificent and intimate hotel in the center of Mérida. We had an amazing time enjoying the nearby historic area of the city.
We also reserved a private spa treatment for two and they gave us a free bottle of champagne. The staff is friendly and professional.
I’d really recommend it for a romantic getaway.
Located two minutes from a beautiful plaza worthy of discovering, the Llerena inn is a place with a special charm. Upon entering you are faced with a beautiful courtyard full of light and plants, truly extraordinary. The rooms are very comfortable just like the personal service they provide during the stay.
Also of note is the food, try the different specialties, paying special attention to the local cuisine. Incidentally, ask if they will allow you access to the roof, because the views are amazing.
I was lucky enough to stay in this marvelous Parador. I’d like to especially highlight the food served at the restaurant. The Iberian cold meats plate was delicious! The wait-staff are also very helpful and paid attention to the details.
The decor is traditional and the rooms were very large and well-furnished. It’s located in the center of Mérida and has a parking lot, something you shouldn’t take for granted. The service of the staff was excellent and the Parador is really worth a visit.
It’s definitely the best place to stay in Mérida.
I've stayed at this hotel several times for a few days at a time in summer. The Confortel Badajoz is located on the outskirts of Badajoz, in the neighborhood of Villafranco de Guadiana. In about 10 minutes by car you reach Badajoz. The area where it is located has nothing of special interest because it is a residential area. The main reason for choosing this hotel has always been its huge pool; in summer, there aren't many people here, and you can really relax and get away from it all. In fact, I've never seen more than 7 or 8 people using the pool. Despite having four stars, the rooms aren't great, and need to be renovated. The mattresses are too soft, and the rustic furniture could do with being replaced. The bathroom has no screen, but instead a shower curtain in the tub. Over the years, the hotel has been cutting back on services. For example, there used to be a bar open all day, with lots of atmosphere, but now it only opens at specific times. So to overcome this, they installed a complimentary mini bar in the rooms, with plenty of drinks replenished daily. But last year, most of the drinks had been removed, and instead there were only 4 bottles of 33cl water. The breakfast buffet is quite varied, although the quality is not what you would expect from a 4 star. Yes, the hotel has good prices, a double room usually ranges between 45 € and 60 €, depending on advance booking.
All I can say is that this place is 100% recommendable. It’s a place to relax in every sense of the word, especially if you go as a couple. The Hospedería is decorated with a lot of details and respects the original structure. Although we went in September, the weather was great and we were able to do lots of day-trips.
This is a place where the Iberian pig is a prized raw material. In the Hospedería de la Parra (which is also the name of the town), the cuisine is incredible and the people are charming. There’s never a mean look or a curt gesture. Since the place is an old converted convent, the people recognize that the ambiance should reign supreme.
If you stay there, make sure to try the chaise lounges that look out over the courtyard why you enjoy a good book and a cold drink. The pool is also enjoyable and we really liked how quiet it was.
The rooms are very unique; they’re Spartan (it’s a convent after all) but done up with good taste. The breakfast and lunch menu in the restaurant features regional dishes.
I’d suggest visiting Olivenza and the restaurant there, Dosca. The ham and cured meats are amazing! Or, visit the Castle of Feria, the Tower of Homenaje, Burguillos del Cerro, and the church. We left with a wonderful impression of the area and we were well taken care of in La Parra.
Right in the heart of Merida, in the former Meliá Mérida, which didn't survive the chain's crisis and was one of the locations that had to drop the old name, is this cozy and elegant hotel. The neighboring buildings are the Town Hall and the Church of Santa Maria. It's only 5 minutes away from the Museum of Roman Art, and it's just steps away from the Roman bridge. Also, the front has kiosks, cafes and bars where you can get some beers and tapas. Having the best atmosphere in Merida must be a difficult task.
I would recommend this small hotel to all travelers who are going to be passing through Merida. It's located just 50 meters away from the Temple of Diana and 5 minutes away from the Roman Theatre, which makes this the ideal choice for tourists. There's spacious and fine design with clay works in the decoration and furniture made by craftsman Rafael Ortega. It also has a courtyard where you can rest. Double rooms go for 50 €/night and there's free parking. What more could you want?
In August 2010, I spent two nights at this hotel, which is about 10 minutes drive from Badajoz on the highway that leads to Lisbon. The hotel can be seen from the road, as it's located in a service area, with a gas station, restaurant, and more. The reception and public areas are quite nice, all decorated in dark colours in a modern style. The rooms are well-decorated, also modern, and are spacious, with everything you need, including free wifi. The buffet breakfast was quite varied, with donuts and pastries (very fresh) at the bakery. We spent about 60 € for the night, a good price.
Hostal Niza has rooms with baths, phone, TVs, air-conditioning and free wi-fi. There's a lift directly from the street and it's only 100m from the Palacio de Congresos, Teatro Lopez de Ayala, the Bullring, Plaza de Spain, and many of the most popular shopping streets in the historic center of town. Good connections by bus.
During my time in Badajoz, I stayed at the 4-star Hotel Zurbaran, part of the Husa chain, on the banks of the Guadiana River, opposite the Bastion Saint Vincent and steps from the Puerta de Palmas. It is easily reached from the highway to the Ruta de la Plata, at the entrance to the city; from here, you could easily walk anywhere in the old town. Although the building doesn't look like much, the hotel inside was great, and was pretty well priced at 55 € for a double room (without breakfast).
The hotel is huge, with 213 rooms, a restaurant, cafe, nightclub, TV room, a huge lobby and conference room. One of the best things, especially if you go in August like me, is that it has an outdoor pool, not very big but enough to cool off from the sweltering heat, and with free sunbeds around. I didn't try the restaurant, but it looked great, with two dining rooms - one more rustic, the other with a terrace. The room was spacious with a double bed, wardrobe (with safe), writing desk, wifi, minibar and cable TV. The decor was simple but nice, and it was very clean. The bathroom looked brand new, all gleaming marble, with a large bath, toilet and sink. It is certainly a very good option if you're visiting Badajoz, as the hotel has all the amenities you could ask for, the room is very comfortable, and is in good place despite not being in the very center. And above all, at a great price. They have underground parking, but there's also plenty of space on the street.
The Tryp Merea Hotel is a 4-star hotel that invites its guests to relax in their comfortable chairs and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing stay. The property is located near the old roman bridge and just 20 minutes walk from the city center.
I stayed at this hotel, and I was treated very well indeed. It's close to the border with Portugal, in a great location. It's next to the faculties area, and close to the river Guadiana. We went for a walk in the centre of Badajoz and enjoyed some beers, while the friendly locals showed us where to go, and what to do. I recommend a visit - we had a good weekend, without entering the casino right next door.
The Hostal la Flor Al-Andalus is in a great area, it's very pleasant and very nice. It's worth it to book this hostel for the value because all of the must-see places are close by, the only "but" is that there's no elevator for those who may need it.
The Velada Merida Hotel can be found right in the historical center of Merida, surrounded by ancient Roman ruins. It's 300 meters away from the Roman Amphitheatre and the National Museum of Roman Art. This hotel was restored in 2005 and it has 6 floors and 92 rooms, 4 suites and 3 rooms for guests with reduced-mobility. Among its 24-hour reception service, the hotel also offers its guests a safe, restaurant, cafe and bar. The restaurant offers typical Spanish food. They also have room service, free parking and free WIFI in the hotel.
We spend the weekend at this establishment and it was a good choice as our base of operations for exploring southern Extremadura. Finishing up the day in the thermal pool right as the sun is setting, taking an aromatic shower, or trying the wine treatment is an experience that’ll make you forget hours of hard traveling. Although most would think that a thermal spa would be a place to enjoy a light diet, you just have to let the chef, Alberto, cook up some pork-knuckle dumpling in a Ribera del Guadiana red wine reduction or (owing to its proximity to Portugal), the delicious Monacal-style codfish. The Iberian ham and game were also welcome additions to the menu. Since we were doing the Wine Route, the paired wines were all from the region. I especially enjoyed the barrel-fermented white wine and the cava. Meanwhile, you’re surrounded by a landscaped setting featuring a variety of herbs (just lovely in spring) set against a white, yellow and blue building that’s continually updated. Our room, 249, was wonderfully silent. Alvaro, Mauro, Ismael, Alberto, Filipe and the rest of the staff left us wanting to return. It’s the best in town.
The Nova Roma Hotel isn't very new, but it's well-maintained with very spacious and well equipped rooms (even the bathrooms). The rooms here will run you around 68€ per night. There's parking elsewhere, but here they'll charge you €100. We were very satisfied. They also have food with a set menu for 11 €, which isn't bad for what they offer. If you're not interested in eating here there are other options nearby.