Hotel Castillo de Santa Catalina
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.
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.
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.
"ajo blanco" which is a cold soup with strong garlic flavouring;
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.
|All Promotions Offered - Best Available Rates|
Rates in Euros
|Standard||Double superior||Double w/ four poster bed|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|March to October||169||211||211|
|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
General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|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|
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)
|Information on Jaen|
|Paradors front page||FAQ's|
|Comment posted by Tina May|
|This was our first stay at a Parador and our first visit to Spain. We had a wonderful stay for two nights in March. Very nice room, fabulous view, helpful staff and great meals. It was too early in the year for the pool or any time on patios, but we were happy to spend time in the various lounges. The castillo (inside) and the some of the museums in town were closed for repairs, but the Arab Baths were a terrific sight. Also, more time to spend relaxing in the Parador's lounges! One request: clearer information (meal times/costs, tourist/Jaen info, etc) for us first-time foreign tourists. Thank you for your hospitality!|
|Comment posted by Dieter Lehmann|
|Parador de Jaen was the starting point of a roundtrip "10 nights in 7 differnet paradores". Reason of the trip was the 60.th birthday of my wife, exact the day, we stayed at parador de Jaen. Showing our passports at reception and buying a "paradores 5 nights card" I asked for a nice table to celebrate birthdays dinner in the evening. In the afternoon we looked into the restaurant for a nice table and asked also the waiter for it. He told us, to make the reservation at the reception desk, what we did while ckecking in. Coming to dinner in the evening, all nice tables were occupied no reservation was made, so we had to take place on any other table. Exactly 2 years ago we celebrated 58.th birthday of my wife at parador de Santiago de Compostela; reservation for the evening was made and even a birthdays-cake came as a present of the hotel to our table. In Jaen nothing happened at all. Nevertheless food was eccelent, room nice as expected in all paradores, here also with a nice outlook from balkony. All my comments about the 7 paradores you will find under "holidaycheck(.)com" As mentioned only service should be better. Dieter Lehmann|
|Comment posted by pelletier-guillery|
|nous avons été ravis de notre séjour : chambre spacieuse, vue magnifique; bonne table et personnel souriant et charmant nous recommanderons votre hotel|
|Comment posted by Wil Gaud|
|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.|
|Click here to see more comments|
Parador Jaen is a luxury hotel in a thirteenth century Arab fortress in Andalucia Spain.