Hotel Antonio Machado
Wonderful views of Soria and the Duero river are seen from the large
windows of this building on a hill which includes the ruins of a castle.
The Parador of Soria re-opened in June 2005 after a multi million euro restoration and a new extension. A medieval wall was found during this work resulting in the new building having to be re-sited.
The atmosphere of the interior is very welcoming. The wooden floors and modern wood furniture offer a special look to the common rooms which are decorated with plants, paintings and engravings.
The majority of the bedrooms have views of the Duero valley and the green olive groves of the Spanish countryside.
The Parador restaurant has a modern appearance and specialises in local cuisine with good garlic soups, beans, "migas" (the traditional fried bread crumbs of the region) and local roast lamb. International dishes are also available and there is a special gluten free menu.
The wall found during the reconstruction has been incorporated in the interior of the new building. There is now a small museum showing the artefacts found during this work.
The Parador Soria also has an important collection of engravings and paintings of artists of the 1360's.
The city of Soria has very good examples of Romanesque buildings including the churches of San Juan de Rabanera and Santo Domingo.
The church of San Juan de Duero and the chapel of San Saturio are also interesting old buildings.
The main festival of the town is held in June in honour of San Juan and the virgin, As well as religious processions there are bull fights with each 'cuadrilla' of the town providing a bull.
Eight kilometres to the north and marked by an obelisk is the site of
the old Celtic fortified town of Numancia. This is famous for a heroic
resistance over many years to the invading Romans. It finally fell in 133
This Parador has fifty six twin bedrooms including seven with a living room, three single rooms and one easy access room. All the rooms have a private bathroom en suite.
All bedrooms also have air conditioning, telephone, satellite television, TV canal plus, safe and mini bar.
There is a bar and a restaurant, air conditioning and central heating, currency exchange, lift, parking facilities (without security and limited places), piped music, satellite television, gift shop, free wireless internet, facilities to hold small conferences with a maximum capacity of 214 persons and facilities for the disabled.
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C/ Fortun Lopez s/n. Parque del Castillo
42005 Soria, Soria
Latitude: 41° 45' 45.396" N (41.76270130570048)
Longitude: 2° 27' 30.276" W (-2.4577832221984863)
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|Comment posted by M. Day|
|We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at Parad0d of Soria en route from Bilbao to Javea on night of 11th Sept 2014. Our only problem was finding away to get there as they were digging up the town centre and the directional signs to the Parador were confusing to say the least. After circulating the centre for half an hour we stopped and rang the hotel and the Head Receptionist immediately jumped in his car came down the hill and then led us through the maze of roadworks which had fooled the sat nav. What wonderful service and the rest of our short stay was a joy. Our bedroom overlooked the City. It was well appointed and restful . We had an excellent dinner and breakfast, and wished we had stayed an extra night to explore the surrounding area|
|Comment posted by Ellie Ems|
|Although it is about 40 years since we stayed overnight on our way south it impressed my husband so much that we have a very large oil painting of the Parador and river which was one of the first oil paintings which he produced. We still look at it every day! Unfortunately our car travelling days are over now due to age but we remember the night's stay with nuch affection.|
|Comment posted by John Backhouse|
|The hotel is the usual high standard found at all the Parador hotels in which we have stayed. The location is excellent with lovely views of the surrounding countryside provided your room is on the correct side of the hotel. Otherwise your views will be of the trees and car park. I would like to see a greater range of English TV channels, as there was only one or two at the time of our stay.|
|Comment posted by Barton Hill|
|A very enjoyable stay and Fantastic views. The Reception were very helpful, the food very good. our room was splendid... what more can I say? A pity we were on our way back to the UK and had a ferry to catch we could have stayed longer.|
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Parador de Soria is a modern parador with panoramic views over the town and valley.