Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Merida Extremadura

The Parador de Merida is ideal for guests wishing to enjoy historical sites from the base of a relaxing hotel. As a former convent, the hotel combines historical style with modern amenities including an outdoor swimming pool. Explore the UNESCO protected sites of Merida on foot with its Roman Amphitheatre and Roman bridge less than 10 minutes' walk away. Perfect for short stays, soak up the history and culture of Merida and explore the surrounding countryside with the Cornalvo National Park less than an hour away.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Madrid
  • 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 Merida, Extremadura

Parador de Merida is a 4-star boutique hotel offering a tranquil, historical break near Merida's Roman Ruins. Grand interiors and immaculate outdoor spaces ensure that this is a relaxing retreat from which to explore the city and the outer region.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 13-minutes' walk from the Teatro Romano

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Madrid

Distance from airport The hotel is just over 3-hours' drive from Madrid Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Garden, Parking, Foreign Exchange.

Out and about nearby

Parador de Merida is located within 10 minutes' walk of the Roman theatre and amphitheatre whilst the Proserpina Roman Dam in Badajoz is around 5 km away. The national park of Cornalvo is 60 minutes' drive north of the hotel.

Sports nearby

Walking, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Country Pursuits.

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

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1555

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 Merida, Extremadura

Room descriptions

Parador de Merida has 39 rooms all including air conditioning and heating, TV, bathroom, mini bar and safe.

Standard Twin Room
Standard Double Room
Superior Double Room
Junior Suite
Suite

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

From about

£840

Holiday Code EXH1555

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 Merida, Extremadura

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Parador de Merida, Merida, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Madrid. 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 3 hours 15 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend the use of a hire-car for a holiday including this hotel.

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

£840

Holiday Code EXH1555

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 Merida, Extremadura

Highlights of the Heart of Spain

The three world-class art galleries which make up Madrid's Golden Triangle of Art, home to works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Francisco de Goya. The historical sights of Old Madrid, including the lavish Royal Palace, the grand Plaza Mayor and the city's spiritual centre, Puerta del Sol. Parque del Retiro, a popular spot for relaxation in the centre of Madrid with a boating lake. El Escorial, a large royal residence just outside Madrid which also functions as a monastery and is where many Spanish monarchs are buried. The Gothic cathedrals of León, Burgos and Toledo which feature stunning stained glass, mediaeval art and elaborate sculptures. The numerous castles which are scattered across the region including the Gothic-style Belmonte Castle, the Mudejár Coca Castle and the Moorish Alcazaba of Badajoz. The university city of Alcalá de Henares, birthplace of Cervantes, the 16th century author who wrote about the adventures of Don Quixote. The walled city of Ávila. The university city of Salamanca. Segovia, with its Roman Aqueduct and distinctive castle. Cuenca, a picturesque old town with houses which appear to hang over a gorge. The iconic windmills which sit on the plains near Consuegra. Roman ruins in Mérida. Elaborate palaces and manor houses in Trujillo and Cáceres. The wine-producing regions throughout central Spain including Ribera del Duero, La Mancha and Valdepeñas where visitors can visit vineyards and enjoy wine tastings. Mountain ranges which divide the central plateau, with many opportunities for walking and rock climbing.

Festivals in the Heart of Spain

February: Caja Madrid Flamenco Festival, February to March: Madrid Carnival, February to March: Madrid Contemporary Art Fair, March/April: Holy week celebrations, May: San Isidro bullfighting festival (Madrid), May/June: Toledo Corpus Christi processions (Toledo), July to August: Madrid summer arts festival, October: Saffron Rose Festival (Consuegra), October: Cervantes Week (Alcala de Henares), October to November: Madrid Autumn Festival

Gastronomy in the Heart of Spain

As expected, Madrid is home to some excellent restaurants serving a great range of cuisine from throughout Spain and around the world. Roasted meat and game as well as a variety of broths and stews are common features on menus throughout central Spain, where traditional cooking is simple and hearty. Cuisine varies slightly between the regions, with more paprika and saffron being used in the south. Various pulses are grown on the plains of Castilla y León, whilst Manchego cheese produced in La Mancha and high quality Ibérico ham is produced in Extremadura. There are a number of wine regions which produce high-quality red and white wines. Local dishes include ‘Pollo a lo Padre Pero’ (chicken with a spicy sauce), ‘El frite’ (fried lamb), ‘Sopa de ajo’ (garlic soup), ‘Pisto manchego’ (similar to ratatouille), ‘Yemas’ (a rich dessert made with egg yolks).

Climate in the Heart of Spain

The climate of central Spain is generally quite extreme, with extremely hot summers and bitterly cold yet dry winters. Rainfall is generally quite low thanks to the mountains which surround the region. Madrid can be almost unbearable in the summer months as temperatures reach 40 degrees, whilst during the temperatures regularly drop below freezing. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit as temperatures are warm and pleasant, although there is increased rainfall.

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