Hotel Condestable Davalos
This Parador was originally the palace of Dom Fernando Ortego Salido, the Dean of Malaga, more usually known a Dean Ortego.
The Parador of Ubeda is in the old area of the town of Ubeda. It is in the towns' most artistic renaissance square and next to some of the
most beautiful buildings in the area,
The Parador is named after Ruy Lopez de Davalos, a soldier who was taken by the Moors and, after a period of captivity was allowed to return home. He was a member of the Court of Juan II who gave him the title of "Condestable" which translates as High Constable. His portrait hangs over the fireplace in the restaurant.
The exterior facade gives no indication of the very beautiful inner courtyard with a double gallery of which the upper part is glazed and has the guest bedrooms leading off. This area is reached by a very grand staircase from the reception floor.
The friendly and comfortable bedrooms are large with decorated tiles on the floor and antique furniture. Six of the bedrooms and the suite look onto the Plaza de Vasquez of which the palace forms one side.
The other buildings in the square are the sixteenth century Church of El Salvador, the 17th century Church of Santa Maria, the Palacio Vazquez de Molina and the Palacio de El Marques.
The dining room is furnished in typical Andalusian style and serves both international, Spanish and regional dishes. There is also a special menu for those requiring a gluten free diet. The local dishes include:
Leading off the square is Calle Valencia which is a street where many craftsmen have their studios and where it is possible to purchase their handicrafts.
Nearby is the town of Baeza which, along with Ubeda, was given the title of Exemplary City during the Year of Architecture in 1975. Since this area was one of the first to be regained from the Moors by catholic Spain, the architecture is based on the Italian renaissance period rather than Arab culture.
The main festival in Ubeda celebrates San Miguel and is held each year from 28 September to 4 October. In late May and early June there is an International Music and Dance Festival.
While in the area, a visit to the Cazorla Natural Park is suggested which is especially attractive when the leaves change colour in the autumn and for the mountain scenery.
Another place to visit is the Graja Caves in the village of Jimena to look at the interesting prehistoric paintings.
All the rooms have a private bathroom, satellite television, TV canal plus, safe and a mini bar.
The hotel is air conditioned, has central heating, currency exchange, satellite television, telephone, free wireless internet, restaurant and bar.
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Rates in Euros
|Basic room||Standard||Double w/ view||Double w/ living room and Hydromassage||Double w/ living room|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|March to October||170||188||216||282||282|
|Breakfast 18 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 34 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|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|148.40||148.40||108.00||211.60 per night|
|March to October||156.80||156.80||108.00||220.00 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
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|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|
Plaza de Vazquez Molina, s/n
23400 Ubeda, Jaen
Latitude: 38° 0' 28.8504" N (38.008040824896334)
Longitude: 3° 22' 1.812" W (-3.3673202991485595)
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|Comment posted by Clive West|
|We stayed for two nights in August 2012. Found the staff very friendly and efficient. Restaurant food was wonderful and the waiters very attentive. Our room was lovely and as it was so hot outside open windows were not an option so any noise was not heard by us anyway. We had no problem parking at the end of the road but the directions to the hotel could be a little better. We got ours from the Repsol Guia as we live in Spain and it did take us rather around the back streets. All part of the fun though. Ubeda is a wonderful town. We have already recommended this hotel to friends.|
|Comment posted by Norman W. Bernstein|
|My wife, 15 year old daughter, and I stayed one night early in July 2012. As some others have commented, the place although lovely is very difficult to find, Hertz Neverlost got lost, and signs are inadequate. The room (we had adjoining rooms in one suite) are large and comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. Food in the downstairs bar was overpriced, but breakfast the following morning was excellant. However, one caution. I scraped my knee against a piece of furniture. The skin became infected with what I subsequently learned was an anti-biotic resitant infection. It spread and required extensive and intesive treatment after I returned to the U.S. on July 11.|
|Comment posted by Keith|
|We had a wonderful stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was again to a very high standard. The room was fantastic with a super view. Not the best place to find. a sat nav is essential. Car parking is away from hotel and could be a problem in busy times. Never been to a bad Paradore!!|
|Comment posted by Kirsten|
|Absolutely lovely! We look forward to more Parador stays.|
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Parador de Ubeda. A hotel in a sixteenth century renaissance palace.