Luxury hotel holiday Parador de Santo Estevo Galicia

Beside the Sil River Canyon and surrounded by a thick canopy of woodland, the four-star Parador de Santo Estevo is a rural retreat that enjoys rugged isolation in Galicia. Within its oversized mediaeval walls, hotel interior embrace modernity, while three cloisters and a contemporary spa inspire rest and Restaurante Dos Abades serves traditional Galician flavours. 
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Easyjet London to Santiago de Compostela
  • 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 Santo Estevo, Galicia

Parador de Santa Estevo is a 4-star boutique hotel which mixes historic architecture and modern interiors in a stunning rural location. Delicious local cuisine, excellent spa facilities and supremely comfortable accommodation afford guests an indulgent, secluded retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel overlooks the Sil River Canyon and is about 40-minutes' drive from Ourense

Annual opening All year except from 1 January to 13 February

Closest airport Santiago de Compostela

Distance from airport Under 2-hours' drive from Santiago de Compostela

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Cafe, Bar, Spa and Wellness Centre including Sauna, Jacuzzi, Bithermal Shower and Contrast Pool, Museum, Garage Parking.

Out and about nearby

Adventure Tours, Trekking Trails.

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

From about

£860 low season

£1,020 high season

Holiday Code EXH1587

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 Santo Estevo, Galicia

Room descriptions

Parador de Santo Estevo offers 77 rooms and suites with air conditioning, heating, safe, minibar, telephone and TV.

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

£860 low season

£1,020 high season

Holiday Code EXH1587

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 Santo Estevo, Galicia

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Parador de Santo Estevo, Ourense, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Easyjet from London to Santiago de Compostela. Flights may be available from other UK airports with 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 1 hour and 40 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

£860 low season

£1,020 high season

Holiday Code EXH1587

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 Santo Estevo, Galicia

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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