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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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RACK RATES
2014
Rates in Euros
Standard Double superior Double w/ four poster bed
Jan and Feb
Nov and Dec
156195195
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
General terms and conditions

PROMOTIONOVERVIEW (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

 

Directions
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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Direction
Ubeda 60 North-east
Cordoba 100 West
Granada 100 South
Cazorla 125 East

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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by Thomas Neerbye
2014-10-16 13:14:24
This is the third time I bring friends and family for a one-night stay at different Parador, the latest one in Parador de Jaen. Spectacular view from our luxurious twin bed room. Fantastic dinner in the evening in a wonderful setting of ancient-time surroundings. A pleasant staff both at reception and during our stay made this a highly recommendable visit. The nearby city of Guadix is also worth visiting, to check out the cave-houses.
Comment posted by Mike Logan
2014-10-15 19:46:21
We had a wonderful stay in room Romantica in August; the parador and castle have a sublime feeling of time, space and peace. The room was in the tower section that can be seen from the well maintained poolside gardens, but which had views to two further sides over the rugged country. It 2was great to just enjoy the space without feeling like there was a need to travel on-although we did go to Cordoba the following day. I liked the seasonal restaurant food; although I could not do it justice. It is a very special place.
Comment posted by Christopher Farrell
2014-10-15 18:03:44
My wife and I visited parador jaen the 3rd weekend of sept.2014,and spent two delightful nights with outstanding views from our room. Couldn't be better!!!! Our breakfasts and evening dinners were first class....staff helpful and accommodating.. Having cocktails in the great hall before dinner was a intro to a casual and gourmet experience. Having lived in Spain many years ago for six years I can attest that service and lifestyle have not been lost at parador jaen!!!!!
Comment posted by Dorothy Allen
2014-10-15 14:24:01
We stayed for 2 nights in the Parador Jaen in July of this year to celebrate my birthday. We were warmly welcomed at reception on arrival and although the weather was extremely hot, our room was beautifully cool and the views were breathtaking. We ate in the restaurant on the first night; the meal was delicious and well presented and the staff were very attentive. We have also stayed in the Parador in Úbeda which was also a wonderful experience. We met our Spanish friends who very kindly showed us around the city of Jaen. The cathedral is splendid and the view from the roof of the Arab Baths is amazing. I can't wait to visit there again.
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Parador Jaen is a luxury hotel in a thirteenth century Arab fortress in Andalucia Spain.



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