Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico Aragon

Taking its name from the town in which it dwells, the four-star Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico occupies a stately mansion overlooking the rugged rural landscapes of the Aragon region. Take in stunning views while indulging in the flavours of the region at the restaurant or sampling the tapas dishes on the cafe terrace.
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
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico, Aragon

Parador de Sos Rey Catolico is a 4-star boutique hotel located in a walled mediaeval town. Delicious local cuisine, comfortable accommodation and terrace vistas of magnificent rural scenery afford guests a truly relaxing and indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 7-minutes' walk from Sos de Aragón Castle

Annual opening All year except 7 January to 14 February

Closest airport Bilbao Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 2-hours' and 30-minutes' drive from Bilbao Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Terrace, Room Service, 24-hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Luggage Storage, Laundry, Safety Deposit Box, Lift, Billiards, Card Tables, Free WiFi, Free On-site Parking.

Complimentary

WiFi and On-site Public Parking.

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

From about

£920

Holiday Code EXH1574

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 holidays and tours to Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico, Aragon

Taking its name from the town in which it dwells, the four-star Parador de Sos del Rey Católico occupies a stately mansion overlooking the rugged rural landscapes of the Aragon region. On the edge of the town, which has a rich cultural and historical heritage, the hotel is an excellent retreat from which to base your exploration. The stonework of the facade registers as at one with the rest of the town, but it is clear from the outset that the hotel is an elegant offering for guests. Be met by an overwhelming impression of size and space, as a collection of oversized structural elements pull together around an ornamental courtyard to the rear of the property. From this angle, you can enjoy the scenery in its expansive glory; an upper level covered terrace spans the width of the building to take in these views marvellously. From the cobblestone alley, you enter the hotel through an unsuspecting door to the side of the property and into light-filled public spaces decorated with a mixture of original features and Castilian-style furniture. Stonework falls underfoot and heavily beamed ceilings are overhead, harking back to the building's origins. From the lobby to the restaurant and into the guestrooms, public and private areas are spacious and prepped for relaxation. Restaurante Cinco Villas fills its walls with the scent of authentic and traditional cuisine of the Cinco Villas district served alongside regional wines from the hotel's cellars. A lighter daytime menu of tapas is available on the terrace, where you can take in views of the town, the Onsella River Valley and the Navarre Plain.

Room descriptions

Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico has 66 rooms.

Double Room
Superior Double Room
Junior Suite

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

From about

£920

Holiday Code EXH1574

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 holidays and tours to Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico, Aragon

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico in Sos del Rey Catolico, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Bilbao. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet and Jet2 for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome and those under 2 years stay for free. For children under 13 years there are special rates when sharing a room with 2 parents.

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

From about

£920

Holiday Code EXH1574

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 holidays and tours to Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico, Aragon

About Spanish Basque country

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Basque Country in northern Spain include the very best four and five star hotels across the region, including seaside retreats, city properties and vineyard hotels in La Rioja. Lying at the point between the Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay is the Basque Country, a name which refers both to an autonomous community within Spain and to a larger cultural area which comprises parts of Spain and France. Known in Spanish as the Pais Vasco, you will find a unique culture here with fascinating traditions and a regional language which is widely spoken throughout. The region's key attraction is the closeness of both sea and country - the spectacular coastline boasts sweeping sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, stunning sunsets over the ocean and surf breaking on rocks; but only a short drive inland are rolling green hills and flower filled fields. Lying around 10 miles away from the north coast is the vibrant and energetic riverside city of Bilbao, whilst further east is San Sebastian, an elegant seaside resort set on a beautiful bay only a few miles away from the French border. Stretching away from the Basque coast and forming the border with France are the Pyrenees, where rocky mountains with waterfalls and lakes stretch into Navarre, a region which is dotted with unspoiled villages and mediaeval towns which line the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Further west are the undulating hills of La Rioja, a region whose name is synonymous with the fine wines that it produces. Although parts of the region are heavily industrialised, there are many areas of unspoiled countryside as well as over 150 miles of coastline, making it a superb destination for a luxury holiday. The natural environment has long played a huge role in the lives of the region's inhabitants, with charming fishing villages along the coast which celebrate marine festivals as well as mountain farmers inland whose traditions remain unchanged. Throughout the region, visitors are sure to experience the unique culture of the Basque country through its language, cuisine and traditions.

Cultural highlights of Spanish Basque country

Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, a Frank Gehry-designed landmark which transformed the city. The charming old town of San Sebastian, located between the beach and the river. Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country which is home to a mediaeval old town and two cathedrals. Guernica, a small town which was bombed during WWII and inspired a famous painting by Picasso. Fishing villages between Bilbao and San Sebastian including Bakio, Bermeo, Zumaia and Lekeitio, some of which are home to wonderful beaches and are also popular surf spots. Hondarribia, a historic town situated on the border with France. Pelota, a traditional ball game which is played throughout the region on a two-walled court. Numerous bars across the region which serve ‘pinchos’ (a Basque version of tapas), including those in Logroño. Wine-producing towns across La Rioja where visitors can enjoy cellar tours and wine tastings, which can also be enjoyed at the luxury vineyard hotels which we feature. Yuso and Suso Monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in La Rioja. The fortress city of Pamplona, renowned for the annual bull running festival.

Gastronomy of Spanish Basque country

The Basque Country is renowned for its varied and innovative cuisine, with numerous Michelin-starred restaurants found across the region. San Sebastian alone is home to eight Michelin-starred restaurants, two of which have been included within the top ten of Restaurant magazine's list of the world's 50 best restaurants. Wine is of course an incredibly important product, primarily in La Rioja which is known for its high-quality reds as well as a number of good white and rosé wines. A regional variation of tapas called ‘pinchos' can be found throughout the Basque Country and Navarre, frequently eaten as a snack in bars. Regional cooking varies according to location, with plenty of fresh fish and shellfish to be found along the coastline and a greater use of meat and game further inland. Local dishes include ‘Bacalao' (salt cod), ‘Marmitako' (fresh tuna stew), ‘Cordero al Chilindron' (spicy lamb stew) and ‘Txangurro relleno' (stuffed spider crabs).

Festivals in Spanish Basque country

19 to 20 January: San Sebastian Drum Festival, 29 June: Haro Wine Festival, 6 to 14 July: Los Sanfermines Bull Running Festival (Pamplona), July: San Sebastian Jazz Festival, 4 to 9 August: Festival of the Virgin Mary (Vitoria-Gasteiz), August: Bilbao's Big Week, September: San Sebastian International Film Festival, September: San Mateo Wine Festival (Logroño).

Climate in Spanish Basque country

The Basque Country's climate is generally quite mild and wet, although there is some variation between coastal and inland areas. The Basque coast experiences relatively high levels of rainfall, cold winters and warm summers where temperatures regularly reach 25 degrees, whilst some areas further south enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and little rain.

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