Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Plasencia Extremadura

Parador de Plasencia is a 4 star converted convent in the heart of the historic town of Plasencia. The hotel retains many period features and offers modern comforts such as an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and gym. The hotel's location is ideal for exploring the old town of Plasencia on foot, with the Rio Jerte just 400 metres away and the Puerta de Coria is less than 5 minutes' walk 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 Plasencia, Extremadura

Parador de Plasencia is a beautiful 4-star boutique hotel blending historicity and modernity. This hotel has equally beautiful interior and exterior spaces, with a serene outdoor pool perfect for basking in the sun after a morning of exploring.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is opposite the Palace of Marques de Mirabel

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Madrid

Distance from airport The hotel is 2-hours and and 35-minutes' drive from Madrid Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Bar, Gym, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Car Parking, Garage, Foreign Exchange.

Out and about nearby

Plasencia's historic town centre and cathedral from 13th Century, nearby Palace of the Marques de Mirabel, De Las Infantas, Palacio Monroy and Casa del Dean are all stately homes within about 40 minutes' drive. The national park of Monfrague has a variety of ornithological wildlife. Trujillo lies 80km away, where there is an old town, castle and monuments. Caceres is 85km distance with beautiful historical architecture.

Sports nearby

Hiking, Walking, Cycling, Golf and Horse Riding.

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 EXH1557

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 Plasencia, Extremadura

Parador de Plasencia is a four star hotel found in the heart of Plasencia's old town opposite the late 15th Century Palace of the Marques de Mirabel. An historical building in its own right, the hotel occupies the former 15th Century Convent de Santo Domingo and offers guests an unmistakable taste of historic luxury. Additions to the building throughout the centuries have left the hotel with a beautiful late-Gothic cloister with high, vaulted ceilings and an 18th century portico entrance, giving an impressive grandeur to the hotel. Inside, the decoration is an indulgent balance of contemporary and historical touches which is most cleverly portrayed in the 66 rooms and suites. The hotel's spacious accommodation has intricately carved wooden beds and warm coloured furnishing which give a sense of inviting cosiness. Many rooms benefit from a terrace or period fireplace. Throughout the hotel comfortable furniture in modern designs are upholstered with damask patterns on silk velvets, whilst low level candelabras create a romantic and atmospheric effect. A highlight of the hotel is its restaurant, adorned with blue and white 16th century tiles. Enjoy an authentic taste of local gastronomy, showing the best of Plasencia's cuisine from partridge stews, lamb with honey and locally grown cherries and figs. An outdoor terrace can be found in the garden and is lit at night for evening dining. Modern touches such as a jacuzzi and gym equipment are a welcome addition to the hotel whilst the outdoor pool is an ideal area to relax from the comfort of a sun lounger. Parador de Plasencia's subtle modern touches and historical ambience create the perfect balance, ideal after days discovering Plasencia's history and culture.

Room descriptions

Parador de Plasencia has 66 rooms all including air-conditioning, bathroom, TV, telephone, and heating.

Standard Twin Room
Standard Double Room
Superior Double Room
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 EXH1557

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 Plasencia, Extremadura

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Parador de Plasencia, Plasencia, 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 2 hours 30 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.

Other information: Parador de Plasencia has facilities for guests with disabilities.

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 EXH1557

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 Plasencia, Extremadura

About Heart of Spain

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Heart of Spain feature some of the best four and five star hotels in central Spain, featuring vineyard hotels, rural estates and city properties. Located at the geographical heart of Spain is its vibrant capital, Madrid, where days can be filled with art galleries and atmospheric outdoor cafes, and evenings promise an energetic nightlife. Surrounding the city are the dry plains of the country's central plateau which are divided by spectacular mountain ranges and dotted with numerous castles, magnificent cathedrals and ancient Roman ruins. The regions which make up Spain's central plateau have all played a hugely important role in the history of modern Spain, which is evident in the numerous castles which were built to protect towns and villages as the Moors fought the Christians in the 10th and 11th centuries. These are some of the least visited parts of Spain where few tourists venture outside of the main cities, ensuring that visitors will leave feeling like they have discovered something new. At the centre of Spain is Madrid, where atmospheric cobbled streets link bustling squares which are filled with pavement cafes and flea markets, whilst tree-line boulevards are overlooked by neo-classical buildings. Surrounding the city are the dry plains of the country's central plateau which are divided by spectacular mountain ranges and dotted with numerous castles, magnificent cathedrals and ancient Roman ruins. To the north of Madrid is Castilla y León, an elevated region which has played a hugely important role in the history of modern Spain. Rolling countryside is littered with historic cities, isolated villages and mediaeval castles, built by the Christians to defend against the Moorish invaders. Salamanca, Avila, Segovia, León, Valladolid and Burgos are all home to a wealth of art and stunning architecture, including Gothic cathedrals and Roman structures. Away from the cities are natural attractions including mountain ranges and nature reserves, with wheat fields and vineyards covering the high plateaus. To the south and east of Madrid is Castilla-La Mancha, an expansive region with dry plains stretching towards mountains in the distance. The predominantly flat scenery is made up of olive groves, wheat fields, extensive vineyards, hilltop castles and the iconic windmills described by Cervantes. Head to the historic city of Toledo, where Christian, Jewish and Arab cultures blend to create a popular tourist destination, or to Cuenca, a dramatic town where houses seemingly dangle over a plunging gorge. Further west towards the border with Portugal is Extremadura, a region with green pastures and rolling hills, forests and fertile river valleys, as well as charming towns boasting stunning examples of Roman architecture. Elaborate palaces and manor houses are found in clusters throughout the region, built by conquistadors with gold from the New World.

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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