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Parador® Hotel Cuenca

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Luxury four star hotel in a sixteenth century convent overlooking the gorge and the town

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The Parador® of Cuenca is in former convent of San Pablo overlooking the Hoz del Huecar gorge which has sheer walls and luxuriant vegetation.

Nearby are the famous "Casas Colgadas" (Hanging Houses) and the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art.
Interior at Cuenca Parador
The former chapel and the cloister of the convent is now a cafeteria bringing the friendly life back to the building.

The interior decor combines the traditional elements with more contemporary features such as wicker and leather upholstery.

The welcoming bedrooms are comfortable and some have splendid views of the gorge and the "Casas Colgadas".

There are thirty nine twin bedded rooms, twenty two rooms with double beds and two suites all with private bathrooms.
Swimming pool at Parador de Cuenca

In the rooms there is a telephone, satellite television, safe and a mini bar.

Parador® Cuenca is air conditioned and has a gymnasium, sauna, seasonal swimming pool and a tennis court.

There is a restaurant and bar, currency exchange, lift, central heating, garage and car park (without security and limited places), gift shop, free wireless internet and conference facilities.

Spicy seasonal dishes make up the basis for the traditional cooking of Cuenca in which the restaurant specialises. Recommended are : "Morteruelo" which is game shot in season;
"Pisto con lomo de orza", a dish of loin with fried vegetables;
"Bienmesabe", a sponge cake which is popular in the area;
Parador de Cuenca bedroom

About 23 miles from the Cuenca Parador®, nature has created an incredible rocky place, called ”la Ciudad Encantada” (the Enchanted City).

The Easter celebrations at Cuenca are internationally renowned and a visit at this time should be made if possible.
Another event is the Week of Classical Religious Music during which several concerts are organized.

The local festival is held in August in honour of the patron saint, San Julian.

The Natural Park of the Cuervo river, the Palancares, and the Devil's Window are all beautiful places to visit.

These have many sporting activities including riding, caving, climbing; hang gliding and canoeing.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 167 kms, train station is 2 kms away and the nearest port is 220 kms away.

Animals are not allowed.

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No prepayment - No booking fees - Cancellations up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty
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PROMOTIONOVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)
Golden Days 10% discount on accommodation and breakfast rate for guests aged 55 years or more
Young Persons 15% discount on accommodation, breakfast and menu for guests aged between 18 and 35 years old
2 Night Special 15% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador®


Parador® Cuenca
Subida a San Pablo, s/n
16001 Cuenca
Latitude: 40° 4' 43.2552" N (40.079155054428135)
Longitude: 2° 7' 35.2092" W (-2.126455307006836)
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Distance in Kilometres
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Comment posted by Donna Green
Just left our Cuenca Parador, our 6th Parador on our tour. it was a National Festival and the town (especially outside the Parador) was jam packed. Extremely hard to find parking. I am sure most vehicles parked outside the Parador were not guests. The Parador is in an excellent location. Close the town, just across the foot bridge. Beautiful little square. The staff was the least helpful of any of the Paradors we have visited. The set priced dinner (1/2board) menu had very few selections so we asked for the full menu which we would have to pay a little more for. The selections tripled and we had a fantastic dinner. Overall glad we had a chance to visit.
Comment posted by Dr Connie Blanchard
My husband and I were there nights in mid- May and loved our experience. We travel to Spain every year and select a small area of the country to explore. We always stay at Paradores, when available. Cuenca has a magnificent ambience surrounded by majestic views of Las Casas Colgadas. The staff was friendly and most helpful and our meals were excellent. We will return.
Comment posted by Tina Jennings
My daughter and I stayed at the Paradore Cuenca for Holy Week. We played tennis every day on their court, hiked in the hills, and toured the old town across the footbridge. It was completely charming. The staff searched for tennis balls that accidentally went over the fence and could not have been more helpful. The breakfast was delicious every day and the public areas of the Paradore were stunningly beautiful. The Holy Week festivities were lovely and plentiful. We were lucky to be there for that too. We loved our stay there and would love to return on another trip.
Comment posted by Marie Cable
A two-night stay in August 2013 was just fantastic. The room was very well-appointed whilst the cloisters restaurant was just stunning, open to the skies as darkness fell. So atmospheric! I felt very privileged to stay in such a beautiful parador in an amazing setting, perched across the footbridge from the old town and looking across to the historic, beautiful hanging houses (colgadas). I shall certainly return to this wonderful place and stay at the parador again in order to be able to tour the surrounding countryside.

Parador® de Cuenca is a hotel in a sixteenth century convent above the gorge and the town.