In Spain there are almost 100 Paradores in truly majestic places. They are found in medieval castles, convents, palaces or natural parks. In the historic center, by the sea or on top of a mountain. Not all of them are open in winter, but most are, which are ideal for a getaway and disconnect from the daily routine.
Of the 98 paradores (97 in Spain plus a franchise in Portugal), the most expensive is the one in Granada, where a night for two people in a standard double room costs 340 euros. There are also several Paradores that exceed 200 euros, although most range between 100 and 150 euros per night. But there are a total of 29 where we can spend the night for less than 100 euros.
In addition, there are discounts for people over 55 years of age and for Amigos de Paradores (registered users). Of all the Paradores, seven of them are the cheapest. Two are in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, both from 75 euros per night, while the following are on the peninsula.
Vilalba Parador (Lugo)
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In Lugo we find this parador located on the Camino de Santiago. It is in a medieval keep with six rooms, while the rest are in the adjoining stone building. It is ideal for disconnecting from day to day, with the Torre dos Andrade, its lounge, the gardens, the restaurant and other common spaces, next to the gym and the wellness area.
Villalba is a stately city with an impressive fluvial environment. It is just a few minutes from the mountains on one side, and from the impressive Playa de las Catedrales on the other. Sleeping in this hostel costs from 75 euros per night (accommodation only).
Parador de Manzanares (Ciudad Real)
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Located between the Cabañeros Natural Park, the Lagunas de Ruidera and the Tablas de Daimiel, we find a large landscaped estate, ideal for those seeking peace and tranquility. It is also close to the city of Almagro, where there is the only corral de comedias that remains intact and active, as well as Tomelloso, Campo de Criptana, Argamasilla de Alba or Valdepeñas.
The parador is a Castilian house that preserves its architecture, its balconies, gardens, lounges and the pool. In the restaurant you can taste the typical dishes of La Mancha cuisine to recharge your batteries. Sleeping in this hostel costs from 75 euros per night (accommodation only).
Parador de Tordesillas (Valladolid)
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Half an hour from Valladolid we find this parador in a manor house surrounded by a pine forest and a well-kept garden. It has services to offer rest and tranquility such as two swimming pools, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, as well as a luxurious restaurant.
An ideal city for tourism. Get to know the Tordesillas Treaty Houses, the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara, the San Antolín Museum or the Plaza Mayor. But also to get to know the Pisuerga river by boat or do wine tourism, since it is close to four denominations of origin such as Rueda, Toro, Ribera del Duero and Cigales. Sleeping in this hostel costs from 75 euros per night (accommodation only).
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On the extensive plain of La Mancha is the Parador de Albacete, a large estate reminiscent of the inns described by Miguel de Cervantes in his book ‘The ingenious hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha’. The terracotta floors, wooden ceilings and large gardens turned into a golf course stand out.
It is only three kilometers from the city and close to the Júcar and Cabriel rivers, as well as the Sierra del Segura and Alcaraz. Sleeping in this hostel costs from 80 euros per night (accommodation only).
Parador de Teruel
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Located on the outskirts of a city that has inspired multiple works of art, theater and literature, we find a palace inspired by Mudejar art. In it, the pastel tones and the decoration in marble, tiles, pointed arches and Arabic details stand out. Outside, gardens for walking, swimming pool and tennis court.
This parador is ideal for regaining strength and visiting the monumental complex of San Pedro, the Mudéjares Towers or the Cathedral of Santa María de Mediavilla. Sleeping in this hostel costs from 80 euros per night (accommodation only).
The other hostels for less than 100 euros per night
Paradores from 75 euros: Ceuta and Melilla Paradors from 85 euros: Gijón, Zafra, Lorca, Trujillo, Salamanca, Benicarló, Antequera, Pontevedra, Oropesa and Gredos Paradores from 95 euros: Cambados, Córdoba, Guadalupe, Jarandilla de la Vera, Mérida, Lerma, Mojacar and Vielha.