Parador de Cambados
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- Single rooms (12)
- Twin rooms (44)
- Double rooms (11)
- Room with living room (1)
- Capacity (115)
- Conference room
- Central heating
- Credit cards
- Currency exchange
- Tennis court
- Swimming pool
- Golf (30km)
- Airport (50km)
- Station (10km)
- Port (1km)
Spain – Galicia – Pontevedra – Cambados
17th-century manor house
The attractive seaside town of Cambados overlooks the deeply indented Ria de Arousa and its islands, on the west coast of Galicia, between Santiago and Vigo. The Parador is located in the centre of Cambados in one of the finest buildings in the town, a grey stone manor house which goes back to the 17th century. The exterior features long, low classical facades and a square castellated tower, while within the walls there is an arcaded courtyard where guests may dine while listening to the gentle sounds of an old stone fountain. The public rooms feature beamed ceilings and stone pillars, and in the garden there is an outdoor swimming pool and a tennis court. The restaurant features many dishes based on seafood freshly landed on the Galician coast, such as lobster with rice and saffron, Lenguado al Albarino (sole cooked in the famous local white wine) and Empanada Gramada de Millo y zamburiñas (bread stuffed with sautéed onions and scallops).
|Click here for Lorna Roberts' expert view of this Parador as she journeys through Galicia|
- R. Densley
The Parador is set in the middle of the small seaside town giving it a truly Spanish resort atmsosphere and allowing us to explore the locality on foot. The hotel is extremely well appointed with the focal point beind the central open air wining and dining courtyard area. The staff were very warm, welcoming and attentive, allowing us to relax and enjoy the fine evening meals plus the sumptuous breakfasts. The gardens and swimming pool were most welcome to us, but particularly the children allowing them to play and the adults to relax.
How to get there
In the middle of the town centre of Cambados, the Parador is located on the Paseo Marítimo. The town is 55 and 65 km, respectively, from Vigo and Santiago, and 11 from Vilagarcía de Arousa. The port is an attractive access route, while the main roads are the C-550 from Pontevedra and the A-9 motorway, at its junction with Vilagarcía along the C-531.
Pontevedra - 30km
Santiago de Compostela - 54km
Baiona - 70km
Tui - 74km
Santiago Airport - 65km
Region & Cuisine
Occupying the north-west corner of Spain and forming the border with the north of Portugal, the Autonomous Community of Galicia is known as the land of 1,000 rivers.
Very much part of what is becoming popularly known as ‘Green Spain’, many Spaniards consider this as their favourite region of the country and regularly come here for their holidays in July and August to escape the extreme heat of the cities and countryside further south. The climate of Galicia is mild and akin to that of Britanny: maximum temperatures in the summer are around 20°C and in winter rarely fall below 5°C, with rain not at all uncommon during the winter months.
The interior of the region is largely hilly – not really mountainous – and criss-crossed by the rivers that flow down to the Cantabrian sea in the north and to the Atlantic in the west, many of them forming the famous Galician ‘Rias’, or small fjords. Stretches of the coast line have magnificent beaches and beautiful fishing villages, while in other areas the coast is wild and rocky with steep cliffs.
The principal cities in Galicia include Lugo, Ourense, Vigo and La Coruña (or A Coruña) but for most visitors the big attraction - and what an attraction - is Santiago de Compostela with its incomparable Cathedral of St James. To stand in the main square of the city (Plaza do Obradoiro) facing the Cathedral and with the magnificent Parador ‘Hostal dos Reis Catolicos’ to your left is an experience to be savoured.
Also to be savoured is Galician cuisine, which enjoys a very high reputation throughout Spain principally for its excellent fish and seemingly endless varieties of shellfish. Whatever you enjoy that comes out of the sea, you’re virtually certain to find it in Galicia – as fresh as can be, and of the highest quality.
Apart from sea food, other Galician specialities well worth trying are:
Caldo Gallego – very much part of Galician cuisine, this is essentially a warming soup consisting of cabbage, potatoes, beans and ham or chorizo.
Lacon con Grelos – salted ham with young turnip tops.
Cocido Gallego – meat, potatoes and chickpea stew.
Empanada Gallega – a typical pie with fish or meat.
To accompany all this, the local Albariño white wines are extremely good, and as a digestif (also good for a sore throat!) try ‘orujo’ which is similar to grappa.
Last but not least, remember that Galicia has its own language - Gallego - which is a kind of mixture of Spanish (Castellano) and |Portuguese. Gallego is widely spoken, and used for road and other signs, throughout the region, but practically all ‘Gallegos’ also speak Castellano.
Please be aware of the following:
- The prices shown are for the total cost of accommodation including IVA (Tax)
- Please note that 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night. Room types are normally shown on Room Only, Bed & Breakfast and Half-Board basis but some dates may be restricted to a certain board basis.
- Availability under the 'Go As You Please' 5-Night Card offer is displayed here but reservations for this 5-night package must be made via our office on Tel: 020 7953 3020. Please note that this offer is generally on Room Only basis and that some supplements apply at specific Paradors - see offer details for information on these supplements.
- Age restrictions apply to the 'Golden Days' Offer (for those aged 55 and over) and the 'Young Persons' Offer (for those aged between 18 and 35). All reservations made using these tariffs are checked upon your arrival at the Parador(s) booked to ensure that at least one person in a room qualifies for the restricted tariff. In the case that you do not qualify for the restricted tariff, the Parador will apply the standard rate without exception and you will be required to pay a supplement locally. However only one person (per room) needs to qualify for either of these two reductions.