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Parador® Melilla

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Three star Parador® hotel overlooking the town, bay and beaches of this Spanish possession in North Africa

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From the terraces of the Melilla Parador® you will have the best views to the Ciudadela or Pueblo (walled city) and the long stretches of beaches surrounding it. restaurant at Parador de Melilla

Rising up over a small valley in the upper part of the Lobera park, this building bathes in the North African sun while enjoying its quiet location. This Parador® has a private garden as well as a refreshing swimming pool.

Comfortable common areas share the elegance and simplicity in the decoration of the bedrooms which have panoramic views from their terraces.

The cooking in Melilla has strong Andalusian influences combined with the Arabic culture. Being a coastal area, fish and shellfish feature strongly on the local cuisine. The "rape Estopinan" (anglerfish) and fried vegetable salad with Melilla salted fish must be tasted.

As well as the local cooking there is a gluten free menu.

In Melilla you should not miss visiting the Ciudadela which was first erected in the fifteenth century, the Mosque and the Synagogue, the Purisima Conception Church, the City Museum, and the Rostrogordo pine forests.
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There are two nice parks in Melilla, Hernandez, located inside the city and possessing exotic plants, palms and centennary trees and Lobera which is near the hotel.

The Museum Amazigh has exhibitions of neolithic ceramics and a variety of jewellery.

There are two big fiestas during the year: The Virgin of Victoria on September 8th, and Pedro Estopinan who founded the city, on September 17th.

As this is a free port, the city has sellers of extensive ranges of goods coming from Africa and the Middle East. You will find them in the small markets of the city, such as the Poligono (Arab neighbourhood), the Mercadillo del Real, and the Mercadillo barrio Bateria Jota.
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The tourist activities in Melilla are mainly sea-oriented such as swimming, scuba diving, and sailing. You should also visit the salty marshes area of Ras el Ma (the path will lead you in front of the Chafarinas Islands), the grandiose bay of Alhucemas, or go shopping to the markets of Oujda or Uled Mimon.
These two last visits involve entering Morocco territory, and thus you will need your passport and perhaps, a green card.

The Parador® of Melilla has thirty two twin bedded rooms, three rooms with double beds, four single rooms and one easy access room. All rooms have television with canal plus, mini bar and safe.

The building has air conditioning, central heating, currency exchange, lift, parking facilities (without security and limited places), piped music, satellite television, free wireless internet, garden, seasonal swimming pool (opens in the end of June), restaurant (Gastrobar) and bar. Business meetings can be held at the Parador® Melilla.

Business meetings can be held in the hotel.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 3 kms and the nearest train station is 1 km away.

The traditional restaurant is now closed. Meals are served at the 'Gastrobar' with an informal but complete offer. Breakfast and event services will still be served at the Parador®.

Pets 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® Melilla
Avda. Candido Lobera, s/n
52001 Melilla
Latitude: 35° 17' 47.004" N (35.29623500149256)
Longitude: 2° 56' 15.2514" W (-2.937544584274292)
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Comment posted by Alyssa Murray
The hotel is a lovely place to stay with beautiful views of the city of Melilla, tasteful decor and a friendly and helpful staff. The hotel is centrally located and within walking distance of the ferry and historic sites. We had a wonderful stay at the hotel and would definitely stay there again.
Comment posted by Ron Collings
We visited Melilla over Easter as an unusual way to enter Morocco. We were very happy with the Parador. The room was up to the usual standard we expect from Paradors and had a fantastic view over the city and harbour. The restaurant food was excellent and featured interesting local specialities. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful. Melilla itself was pretty well closed due to the Easter holidays but we did see a few religious processions that were fascinating. Going to Morocco via this route was very successful and we would recommend the experience.
Comment posted by Paul Howitt
We went here as an experiment, Melilla that is, knowing that whatever else we found the Parador would not dissapoint. It didn't. Excellent food, service pool etc.... When you are on holiday and going back to your hotel either in the evening or during the day and it feels like home is no better priase for any hotel...

Parador® de Melilla is a hotel overlooking the town, bay and beaches of this Spanish possession in North Africa.