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Parador Jaen

Hotel Castillo de Santa Catalina

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Luxury four star hotel in a thirteenth century Arab fortress

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As you drive up the road to the Parador, the views over the city of Jaen and the beautiful countryside of Andalusia are breathtaking. The ultimate panorama is reached at the Parador.
Parador de Jaen - restaurant
The balconies of teh bedrooms offer a 180 degrees view of the surrounding plain, the Gualdaquivir river, the Sierra Morena hills and at a distace the mountains of Sierra Nevada.

This panoramic view is one of the main reasons for the high position of the castle. it is easy to see an approaching enemy and also difficult to make an attack.

During the Roman occupation, around the time of Christ, Jaen was known as Aurigis because of the silver mines in the area. When it was later conquered by the Moors its name was changed to Geen which is the Arabic for 'crossroads of caravans', an important trading route.

Although the Arabs built the original fortress (Abrehui's), the current construction is of Christian origin, raised after the conquest of the city by Ferdinand III of Castile, called the Saint, in 1246. The castle held out against repeated attacks by the Moors over the next two centuries.
view over Jaen Parador

In 1968, the castle was restored and extended to form the Parador. The buiding's majestic appearance continues inside with impressive twenty metre high crossed arches in the main sitting room with large metal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, the Arabic style dining room and comfortable bedrooms with wonderful views.

The Parador's restaurant offers the opportunity to taste some of the local specialities as well as international dishes. Some of the local dishes include:

"ajo blanco" which is a cold soup with strong garlic flavouring;
"Ensalada de perdiz" being partridge with salad;
"morcilla en caldera", black pudding cooked in the pot; bedroom in Parador de Jaen
"pipirrana" being the regional mixed vegetable salad;

Outside there is a lovely seasonal swimming pool and an area where guests can have a walk on the grassed parade of the castle while looking at the surrounding fortifications.

Acommodation consists of 8 single rooms, 6 double rooms and 31 twin rooms. Bedrooms are equipped with minibar, telephone and television with canal plus.

The Parador has air conditioning, heating, lift, restaurant and bar.

Conference facilities are also available at the Parador.

Pets are not allowed in the luxury hotels in the Spanish Paradores group.

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No prepayment - No booking fees - Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty
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Rates in Euros
Standard Double superior Double w/ four poster bed
Jan and Feb
Nov and Dec
March to October169211211
Breakfast 18 per person per day                 Lunch or Dinner 34 per person per day

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


Parador Jaen
Castillo de Santa Catalina, s/n
23001 Jaen, Jaen
Latitude: 37 46' 5.556" N (37.76795842598155)
Longitude: 3 48' 7.0914" W (-3.802342414855957)
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Nearest Paradores
Distance in Kilometres
Ubeda 60 North-east
Cordoba 100 West
Granada 100 South
Cazorla 125 East

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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Wil Gaud
2013-12-17 17:59:49
We couldn't have dreamed of a better place and better surroundings to end our vacation. The view of the mountains even on a rainy day took our breath away. Couple all that with an excellent staff and a great restaurant and we are sure of our return in a not too distant future. Thanks for making our vacation an excellent vacation.
Comment posted by Philip Colville
2013-10-21 10:01:45
The Parador at Jaen is an excellent hotel in an amazing setting. I was nervous about finding the hotel after a long drive but the signing from the edge of Jaen was good. The welcome when we arrived was good and we enjoyed eating in on both nights of our stay. Our only regret was not staying a third night - but maybe we can address that by returning soon!
Comment posted by David Ledesma
2013-10-20 11:07:00
The Parador was recommended to us by a friend as being "spectacular" and we were not disappointed. We stayed for two nights in August 2013 and had a great time. Out children loved the pool, set at the base of the tower, and the views were stunning. Our visit into Jaen was good, as we walked around the old town, soaking in the atmosphere. Rooms were good, clean and the service excellent. Thanks for making our stay so pleasant!
Comment posted by Gerhard, California
2013-08-03 00:16:50
We stayed at this Parador 2 nights in June 2013 and used it as a basis for trips to Granada & Cordoba. Front desk: nice/welcoming/helpful Location: Great Room: Good. Exactly what we expected in a historic building. Restaurant ( dinner ): Great food & wine/outstanding service Breakfast: excellent. Nothing to complain about.
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Parador Jaen is a luxury hotel in a thirteenth century Arab fortress in Andalucia Spain.

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