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Parador Gijon

Hotel Molino Viejo

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Spain - Asturias - Gijon

A one hundred year old mill has been converted into a four star hotel in one of the most beautiful sites in Gijon

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The Gijon Parador occupies an old hundred year old mill located in the Isabel la Catolica Park, one of the most beautiful spots of the town of Gijon.
restaurant at Parador of Gijon
From its former use, there is an ancient water course and a beautiful mill pond providing harmony and tranquillity to the area.

San Lorenzo beach is close by enabling an enjoyable stay here for many unforgettable days.

The interior recreates a cozy atmosphere with comfortable and sunny facilities. The bar is particularly attractive overlooking a small island with many types of birds enjoying the water including black and white swans.

In accordance with the tradition of the Paradors, the restaurant specialises in local dishes. It also has a gluten free menu.

At the Molino Viejo the most famous dishes are:

"Fabada" which is a rich stew of beans, pork, etc. and ("fabes") are also included in the preparation of many other dishes;
"Caldereta de marisco" is a delightful fish stew;
"Chopa a la sidra" is locally caught fish cooked in cider;
"Merluza con cocochas" which is a hake based dish;
"Pote Asturiano", a vegetable and pork soup which may be served at the end of the meal unless requested at the beginning (also ask for it very hot);

The dessert menu includes rice pudding, "frixuelos" (cream filled wafers) and "casadielles" (fried sweet with dried fruit).
garden at Gijon Parador Spain
Try the wines from the Galicia region with your meal including the Ribeiros and Valdeorras.

Lovers of Asturias cider "sidra", and others, should ask to see the special room reserved for drinking this regional specialty.

Gijon is a busy town originally based on the fishing port. The fishing boats at anchor in the harbour at high tides can be seen six hours later lying on the sand. Cimadevilla, the sailors' quarter in the town is worth a visit.

Places in Gijon worth visiting include the Church of San Juan Bautista, the Museum and the house of Jovellanos.

An interesting day trip is a visit to the striking mountains known as Picos de Europa. The driving can be broken with visits to the cathedral of Oviedo and the sanctuary of Covadonga.
bedroom in Parador de Gijon

Other places to visit include the wildlife reserve of Muniellos, and the lakes of Enol and Ercina.

Festivals in Gijon include El Antroxu which is held on Carnival Tuesday (the last day before lent), the Black Week which is held in July) and the celebration of the day of San Miguel which is September 29th. For film lovers, there is a Cinema Festival held every year in November.

The Parador of Gijon has thirty four twin bedded rooms, five rooms with a double bed and a single room.
All rooms have a private bathroom and there is a telephone, satellite television, safe and  mini bar.

There is heating, air conditioning, piped music, meeting rooms, currency exchange, lift, satellite television, free internet access in communal areas, parking facilities (without security and limited places), garden, children's play area, restaurant and bar. The Parador has facilities for the disabled.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 45 kms, train station is 2 kms away and the nearest port is 3 kms away.

Animals are not allowed.

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RACK RATES
2014
Rates in Euros
Standard Double w/ four poster bed Double w/ view
Jan and Feb
Nov and Dec
158182182
March to October171197197
Breakfast 16 per person per day                 Lunch or Dinner 33 per person per day

Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons and include tax
General terms and conditions

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Golden Days Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 55 years or more
Young Persons Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 30 years or less
5 Night Card Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room inc. breakfast
2 Night Special Up to 15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador
Christmas and New Year offer Christmas and New Year programmes in the Paradores

 

Directions
Parador Gijon
Parque Isabel la Catolica, s/n
33203 Gijon, Asturias
Latitude: 43 32' 7.9434" N (43.53513273849857)
Longitude: 5 38' 24.8274" W (-5.6396931409835815)
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Direction
Cangas de Onis 96 South-east
Santillana Gil Blas 163 East
Santillana del Mar 163 East
Ribadeo 170 West

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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Lipsky
2012-09-18 17:54:50
We did not enjoy our stay in Parador of Gijon. At a scale of 0-10 it is a 5. Nothing special, not the rooms, not the sorrounding area, neither the breakfast. I would recomand to choose a regular hotel, if you really need to stay in Gijon, and not pay about 180 Euro per day. There is a small city park near the hotel but it is dirty and the hotel does not even clean the stairs who lead to it from the hotel. And another remark - no double beds at this hotel.
Comment posted by Tony Martarella
2011-10-11 15:48:03
My wife and I had the most delightful stay at Parador de Gijon on 15 Sept. Our room was spacious, the bed almost as comfortable as our own, and the staff could not be more helpful. The park setting that the parador is located in is just wonderful. Just a short distance (1.0 K) north is a long beach and boardwalk (great for a 5+ kilometer RT run), with great shops and lots of restaurants. The restaurant at the Parador de Gijon was superb; the complimentary breakfast was excellent, as was our dinner the evening before. I would go back to this parador, but next time I would stay a few extra nights.
Comment posted by George Lernout
2011-05-11 11:18:11
It's a little bit difficult to find the Parador of Gijon, even the entrance is wel hidden. But the people at the reception were very helpfull, the rooms are clean and quiet, we felt immidiatly at home. A special point is the restaurant wich is a little bit old fashioned, but they prepare an excellent dinner. the location is perfect to visit this beautifull town.
Comment posted by Dardikman Moshe
2010-11-12 09:06:08
We stayed at The Parador of Gijon on the 11 of October 2010 for 1 night. A very nice hotel ,big rooms ,reception was friendly. The view from our room was to the charming yard. Breakfast quite good . Only 10 minutes easy walk to town.
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The Parador hotel of Gijon is based on an old mill on a beautiful sites in Gijon.



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