Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Gijon Gijón, Asturias

Located in the beautiful Isabel la Católica Park, the Parador de Gijón occupies an old mill which has been converted into a charming 4 star hotel. Surrounded by well-kept gardens and within easy reach of San Lorenzo Beach, this is a peaceful and pleasant spot. Gijón is recommended as a stop on a tour of Spain’s northern coast from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bilbao
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Choice of upgrades available - rooms, flights and board basis

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Parador de Gijón, Asturias

The Parador de Gijón occupies an old mill in the beautiful Isabel la Católica Park, which has been converted into an enchanting 4 star hotel. Within easy reach of town centre and San Lorenzo Beach, this is a peaceful and pleasant spot.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is in Isabel la Catolica Park, about 10 minutes’ walk from San Lorenzo Beach.

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Bilbao

Distance from airport 260 km

Closest railway station Gijon

Distance from railway station 4km

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, café, bar, garden, free internet access in communal areas, heating and air conditioning in communal areas, children’s play area, parking.

Out and about nearby

Gijon with its fishing port, Roman baths, botanical garden, museum and Cimadevilla Peninsula. Several gentle walking routes are possible from your hotel. Further afield there is Oviedo cathedral, Covadonga sanctuary, Picos de Europe mountains and the wildlife reserve at Muniellos.

Sports nearby

Walking, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, golf, horseback riding, paragliding.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£590

Holiday Code EXH1844

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Parador de Gijón, Asturias

Room descriptions

Parador de Gijon has 40 rooms, each with private bathroom, safe and mini-bar, television, telephone and hairdryer.

Single room
Double or twin room
Superior double or twin room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£590

Holiday Code EXH1844

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Parador de Gijón, Asturias

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Gijon, our clients usually hire a car from Bilbao airport and include the hotel as part of a fly-drive or fly-rail touring holiday. We include flights from London and a hire car, depending on what you would like to do and what is most appropriate to your overall journey.

Additional information

Children: An extra bed for a single child can be added in all room types.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room for 3 nights for a fly-drive holiday

From about

£590

Holiday Code EXH1844

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke hotel holidays to Parador de Gijón, Asturias

Highlights of Green Spain

Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the supposed resting place of St James the Apostle, from whose rooftop you can enjoy unforgettable views over the old town. The attractive Galician cities of Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo, all with historical sites including Roman architecture. Maritime cities along the Atlantic coastline including A Coruna, Ferrol, Vigo, and Baiona. The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse near A Coruna. Galicia's fjord-like inlets known as the Rías Altas (along the north-west coast) and the Rías Baixas (along the southwestern coast). The dramatic Cape Finisterre, so called because it was thought to be the westernmost point in Europe. The stunning Picos de Europa mountains, home to a diverse range of walking trails and the atmospheric Covadonga Sanctuary. Oviedo, the attractive capital of Asturias which is home to some remarkable pre-Romanesque churches. Altamira Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient rock paintings which are up to 20000 years old. Comillas, a beachside town with impressive architecture including a building designed by Antonio Gaudí. Pleasant towns along the shores of the Cantabrian Sea including Gijón and Llanes. Santillana del Mar, a picturesque village inland with a number of well-preserved mediaeval buildings. Santander, a lively port city with a historic quarter, a modern centre and the famous El Sardinero beach.

Festivals in Green Spain

February/March: Carnivals celebrating Lent, March: Vigo Reconquest Festival; March/April: Holy week celebrations, July: ‘A Rapa das Bestas’ horse festival held in Galician villages, July: Saint James the Apostle festival in Santiago de Compostela, July: Nava Cider Festival (near Oviedo), August: Festival of San Roque in Betanzos (near A Coruna), August: Santander International Festival.

Gastronomy in Green Spain

Cuisine in the north of Spain tends to be simple and hearty, making good use of the excellent local produce including abundant fish and seafood, plentiful meat and game and a great variety of vegetables. The regions produce a range of dairy products, from the mild soft cheeses of Galicia to the smoked cheese of Cantabria and the blue cheeses of Asturias. Asturias is known for its dry cider, whilst Galicia produces high quality wines, both crisp whites and fruity reds, as well as a strong liqueur, ‘Orujo.’ Local dishes include ‘Vieras de Santiago’ (Scallops, the symbol of St James, which are baked in their shells), ‘Empanada gallega’ (a Galician meat pasty), ‘Lacón con grelos’ (pork shoulder with chorizo, turnips and potatoes), ‘Caldo gallego’ (thick soup with meat, potatoes and beans), ‘Fabada’ (an Asturian stew with pork and beans), ‘Tarta de Santiago’ (an almond cake), ‘La quesada’ (a Cantabrian cheesecake) and ‘Sobaos Pasiegos’ (Cantabrian sponge cakes).

Climate in Green Spain

Green Spain has a wet and mild climate with warm summers and cool winters. Summer is a popular time to visit northern Spain as the weather is sunny yet comfortable, but you can expect good weather in Spring and Autumn as well. Rain falls throughout the year although there is little during the summer months. Temperatures are rarely extreme, although mountainous areas can be very cold in winter with snow falling.

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