Hotel Hostal San Marcos
It later became the headquarters of the Order of Saint James whose soldiers
provided protection for the pilgrims.
The original building was demolished in the sixteenth century and the construction of the present building, on the original site, commenced in 1515.
This is one of the most beautiful Renaissance building in Spain. The carvings depicting religious and historical events on the 100 metre long facade are worthy of note.
Magnificent cloisters were added and improved between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries which look over the gardens.
There are many public rooms all filled with paintings, carvings and tapestries.
The restaurant specialises in the local dishes and there is a gluten free menu. You will be invited
"Cocido maragato" which is a stew of chickpeas, meat, bacon,
It was again rebuilt in the ninth century and was the capital city of the Kingdom of Leon.
Its proud boast is the Leon had '24 kings before Castilla had any laws'. (Madrid is in Castilla which later took over the kingdom!)
Places to visit in the town include the cathedral which was built on
the site of the second century Roman baths.
Also the Royal Church of San Isidoro, the archaeological Museum, and the "Casa de Botines" by Gaudi.
The Parador of Leon has one hundred and ninety five twin bedded rooms, fifteen
rooms with a double bed and sixteen suites.
In the rooms, there is a telephone, satellite television, safe and a mini bar.
The Leon Parador has air conditioning, currency exchange, lift, central heating, parking facilities (without security and limited places), free wireless internet and garden. There is a gift shop, restaurant and bar. Facilities are available to hold business meetings.
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Rates in Euros
|Basic room||Standard||Superior room||Double w/ living room||Double w/ Hydromassage||Suite|
|Breakfast included in room rate Lunch or Dinner 38 per person per day|
|PROMOTIONS IN STANDARD ROOMS * (Subject to availability)|
|2013 Rates in Euros||Golden Days||Young Persons||5 Night Card||2 Night Special|
|All Year||165.20||165.20||108.00||235.80 per night|
Rates are per day for 2 persons sharing a double room and include tax
*Supplement and restrictions may apply - General terms and conditions
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|Golden Days||30% discount for guests 55 years or over in a standard room with breakfast|
|Young Persons||Discounted rates for guests from 18 to 35 years old in a standard room with breakfast|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room exc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||20% discount for 2 consecutive nights or more with half board|
Pza. de San Marcos, 7
24001 Leon, Leon
Latitude: 42° 36' 5.8206" N (42.60180552965323)
Longitude: 5° 34' 55.293" W (-5.5820149183273315)
|Cervera de Pisuerga||133||East|
|Information on Leon||Wikipedia's article on Leon|
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|Comment posted by Mizzee|
|Nine of us stayed in Sept. 2012. Our room was large and at end of building so was very quiet if not a bit dated and dark. The weather then was not hot so I don't recall the air conditioning being an issue. The immense building is worth touring and the history is interesting. Breakfast was outstanding and well-handled. We did not partake of dinner there because of other commitments. Location is superb to old town sites and the park. It is a large venue so there are many functions but I did not find it obtrusive to our stay. The check-in and check-out can be very slow as there is only one or two people servicing so plan accordingly. This was our only stay in a parador while in Spain so I'm glad we experienced it for the atmosphere. It is a destination in Leon.|
|Comment posted by Dr Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton|
|Leon was the most expensive parador we stayed it but worth it. Spectacular building and room (superior overlooking the piazza ) ; parking directions could be clearer, it is easy to miss the Hotel turn off . Staff welcoming , although in November their are fewer guests , dinner good and breakfast, although coffee was burnt .. need to offer expresso and cappuchino from a restaurant machine not the domestic help yourself one provided . Leon cathedral was also the reason for our visit, it is exceptional|
|Comment posted by Karen|
|everything was wonderful: the location the service the breakfast the room the public areas the parking we highly recommend this parador|
|Comment posted by Sue|
|Lovely!!!! Excellent and helpful staff Excellent food Fantastic location I'd love to return for another extended stay|
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Parador de Leon is a luxury hotel in a twelfth century modernised monastery.