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Parador Limpias

Hotel Palacio de Eguilior

Parador de Limpias - Luxury accommodation - Cantabria - one of the Spanish Paradors Paradores

Spain - Cantabria - Limpias

A majestic 19th century palace restored to its original splendour

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This four star Parador is in the Palace of Eguilior which is surrounded by 5 hectares of park land. Restaurant at Parador de Limpias - luxury accommodation - Cantabria The park contains many specimen trees. The most important of which are the hundred year old laurels which have been designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Among the varieties of importance are the ash trees, the maples and the magnolias.

The estate also contains one of the best examples of the mixed forest which covered a big part of Cantabria many years ago.

The palace was constructed in the 19th century by the architect Emilio de la Torriente combining rustic and modern features which was fashionable at that time. It is a large square building with towers at the corners.

You pass through the substantial stone walls using a large wooden door which was the inspiration for the makers of many of the furnishings inside.
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Facing you on entering, is the central staircase where the walls are decorated with hangings from the Bauhaus collection which imitate the design of the window which dominates the first landing.
During the reign of King Alfonso XIII it was the most important building in the area and in which some of his ministerial councils were held.

The Limpias Parador has 18 rooms on the restored Eguilior Palace and a further 47 rooms in a newly constructed building.  The new construction combines mountain architecture with galleries and large glassed areas.

There are fifty seven rooms with twin beds, seven rooms have living rooms en suite and also, on the top floor of the new building there are six large rooms with views of the surrounding gardens.

All bedrooms have telephone, television, minibar and a safe. There is also one easy access bedroom.

The rooms have been tastefully furnished using chestnut wood with a contemporary design. The beds have magnificent carved wooden headboards and textiles in bright colours.

In addition to the lounges in the palace, there is a restaurant, bar and cafe.

Facilities include air conditioning, central heating, currency exchange, conference facilities, gymnasium, garage, satellite television and free wireless internet.

Outside there is a seasonal swimming pool which is open during the summer season, tennis and paddle tennis courts and, of course, a vast beautiful garden.

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The restaurant specializes in the local cuisine which is based both on products from the mountains and fish from the nearby sea.
Typical dishes include:
"marmita", a traditional sailor's dish (a tuna, sardines, lobster, trout or salmon stew);
"cocido monta˝Ús", (pork sausages and beans stew) - the symbol of the Cantabrian cooking;
large variety of chickpea and white and red bean stews;
selection of cheeses;
sweets like the "corbatas de Unquera",  "sobaos pasiegos" or "pantortillas de Reinosa";

A special menu for those on a gluten free diet is available.

Local festivals include: Parade with floats made of flowers on the last Friday of August; Santo˝a Carnival, usually held in February; Celebrations in honour of La Bien Aparecida, patron saint of Cantabria, on the 15th September.

The Parador of Limpias is approximately 59 kms from Bilbao and the famous Guggenheim museum, designed by the American architect Frank O. Gehry.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 44 kms, train station is 1 km away and the nearest port is 44 kms away.

Pets are not allowed in the hotel.

The Parador will be closed from 2 November to 31 December 2015. Nearest Parador hotels in the area are Santillana del Mar and Santillana Gil Blas

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Parador Limpias
Fuente del Amor, s/n
39820 Limpias, Cantabria
Latitude: 43░ 21' 29.9304" N (43.358347336067155)
Longitude: 3░ 25' 20.0424" W (-3.422192931175232)
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Comment posted by J.Tsujimaru
2013-12-17 16:51:48
First time in nothern part of Spain. We (sister, brother in law and myself ) came from Japan. We staied parador Limpias. Unfortunaly only one day at the Parador. It was the best place to stay Parador Limpias. it was very comfotable. Good foods in restaurant and good wine especialy good peaple to serve us./ We have been talked parador Limpias again again,,,,,,,, Thank you all for your hospitality and we will visit again.
Comment posted by Mrs L Crouch
2013-10-21 19:28:07
We stayed for 2 nights before journeying back to Santander and our return to England. We had a pleasant room overlooking the gardens which had a lovely big balcony. Unfortunately the weather was too wet to use it. Breakfast was perfectly adequate. The meals in the restaurant were very good and we found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The bar was sometimes unattended but reception would put out a call and one of them would come and serve. A very good base to start or end your holiday in that part of Spain. We loved all the Paradors we stayed in. I would recommend anyone to try them.
Comment posted by SB & MT Carlyle
2013-08-02 21:27:43
We found the Limpias Parador easily & the staff on arrival very helpful with our luggage which was taken to our beautiful room overlooking the gardens.This was our first Parador of 6 & the 2 nights stay was thoroughly enjoyed by us both. Although we didn't have dinner the breakfast was adequate but not quite up to the standard we had expected.The staff were extremely courteous, the facilities just right with a peace & tranquillity all of which made for a very relaxing stay.We would definitely recommend this Parador & hope to return again.
Comment posted by Anne Herman
2012-10-22 09:00:05
We also had a little trouble finding the Parador, our satnav took us to a farm! Made the trip quite an adventure. I have to say that we had a smashing stay. The room was clean and comfortable as they always are. We ate in the restaurant and had a glorious meal. I would love some of the receipes. The staff were friendly and efficient. The breakfast was very good.
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