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“Classic Parador in a historic building”
Review of Parador de Merida

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Parador de Merida
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Merida
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Merida's Parador used to be a convent and you can tell. Unfortunately because of pedestrian zoning the hotel is now best approached on the c/Almendrejo (GPS will get you there), which gives access to the car park and the back of the hotel. It's only when you walk out of the front entrance that you can see how magnificent this building is.

It ticks all the boxes for lovers of classic Paradors - lovely tiled floors, grand open spaces, vast public rooms, vaulted ceilings and shady cloisters, and the rooms are to match. Superior doubles have masses of space and a bright bathroom.

The large dining room, again white with high, vaulted ceilings, can feel a little impersonal, but there is a strong connection with the past. Tour groups do use this hotel, although they try to keep them separate from individual clients. The car park costs 19€ a night, which is steep, but is probably the best option in town.

Rooms are air-conditioned and double glazed, although sound insulation is poor because of the older, wooden window frames.

Wifi internet is free but not resilient. The breakfast is the predictable large Parador buffet with a good selection of just about everything.

The Parador is well situated for foot access to all of Merida's main sights - the Roman theatre/amphitheatre are about 10 minutes' easy walk away, as is the town centre, Roman Bridge, Alcazabar and St Eulalia.

Rooms can be pricy, but a good deal is always to be had via the Parador site, especially if you join their "Amigos" club or are over 55, qualifying you for the "golden years" discount.

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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

An excellent stopping point on any trip through Spain. Merida town is full of history and the Parador is well situated in the centre. Very friendly staff, comfortable room and good food. Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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ParadorMerida, Gerente at Parador de Merida, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest, thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our Parador. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. I greatly appreciate your comments about your stay. It is great to know that you have enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you once again to enjoy Mérida and the services we provide. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The Parador of Merida is located in an old convent in the centre of the city, convenient for all the Roman sites. The public areas of the Parador are immaculate and there is a very pleasant bar with tables in a central patio where you can snack if you do not want a full meal. There is a pool and parking (for which you pay) behind the hotel and underground. Bedrooms are consistent with the historic usage - furniture is plain, walls white and floors are red tile. The hotel is quiet despite its central location. One criticism is that the bathrooms have seen better days but price of the room was very reasonable. Breakfast is a standard buffet.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a large parador in a historic building with an underground car park. We had room 225 overlooking the back of the parador and car park which was functional but not charming and quite a long walk from reception. There is a pool and an area with loungers which were great after a hot day sightseeing. We had a cheese and dried fruit salad for lunch in a covered courtyard - very pleasant. Dinner was quite good but not exceptional. Lots of choice for breakfast. Probably too big a parador for me and seemed to be used by groups - just seemed a bit soulless.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had a lovely room overlooking the quaintly named 'Garden of Tranquility' which wasn't tranquil when the garden hedges were being pruned!
However, the room and the converted convent were lovely and the excellent reception staff had instant answers for our queries. The breakfast was good except for the bacon section because it was never kept hot. The local evening meal special menu in their restaurant was fine and the House red superb.
The convent had its own expensive garage (tomtom wasn't precise for finding the Parador so have a map handy or ask a local) but the site was perfect for Merida and some good visits around,

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Parador de Merida

Address: Calle Almendralejo 56, 06800 Merida, Spain
Region: Spain > Extremadura > Province of Badajoz > Merida
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Merida
Price Range: €60 - €100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Merida 4*
Number of rooms: 79
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