Parador de Cádiz
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- Twin rooms (70)
- Double rooms (36)
- Room with living room (18)
- Capacity (248)
- Conference room
- Central heating
- Air conditioning
- Canal plus
- Deposit box
- Ambiance music
- Gift shop
- Garage (charged)
- Credit cards
- Currency exchange
- Swimming pool
- Disabled facilities
- Airport (45km)
- Station (2km)
- Port (1.5km)
Parador de Cádiz - Luxury modern hotel (4*)
Situated in a residential area surrounded by palm trees at the very tip of the promontory on which Cádiz is built, this strikingly modern and beautifully elegant Parador fully deserves its name: Hotel Atlántico.
The culmination of an ambitious 2 year rebuilding project, the brand-new and completely rebuilt Parador de Cádiz is a modern, state of the art hotel which retains a fantastic seafront location. It has all the amenities you would expect including a modern spa and a spacious swimming pool area with fantastic sea views.
The new 'Parador Atlántico' makes the most of the spectacular views from all areas including the large pool area. It is also be a sustainable 'green' Parador with energy saving systems and solar energy, to reduce the impact on the environment. The new structure consists of 4 floors and a total of 124 guest rooms (18 of which are suites). All of them have exceptional views of the city and sea as the building stands perpendicular to the coast, and all rooms have balconies.
The Parador de Cádiz is the ideal place to kick back and enjoy a little modern luxury while it is also perfectly located for those wishing to explore the historic centre of Cadiz: the narrow streets of the old-town are just a few minutes’ walk away.
The history of Cádiz goes back some 3000 years (it was said to have been founded by Hercules), and there are plenty of historical buildings to visit, including the walls and fortresses of Puertas Tierra, and the baroque cathedral. Christopher Columbus and other famous sailors departed from the region’s sports on their voyages of exploration. The port grew rich on the Atlantic trade after Columbus had discovered the New World, and it was of course here in 1587 that Sir Francis Drake ‘singed the king of Spain’s beard’ by burning the Spanish fleet.
The old town’s location, packed as it is into a slender and elongated headland, gives it a truly distinctive feel. The historic centre contains an intriguing warren of narrow winding alleys leading inevitably to and from the sea. Although these streets now contain the likes of Zara and H&M, the area more than retains its character and you will quickly encounter the locals sipping a café in one of the plentiful plazas.
The region of Cadiz itself boasts a diverse variety of natural spaces including six natural parks and a plethora of excellent sandy beaches which make up over half of the region's 260km coastline. Visitors who venture away from the city will come across both pristine and unspoilt stretches of coast as well small towns with all of the family friendly facilities one would expect.
This Parador has a garage available for use with a charge of around 14-16€ per day (in line with local parking costs).
Restaurant meal times & typical dishes
Breakfast is served from 8.00 to 10.30 and dinner from 20.15 to 22.30.
It may be possible to arrive up to 22.00 and still enjoy a meal.
The restaurant offers different fish "a la rotena", grilled fish of the day, shrimp tarts and local prawns. Meat and poultry are also on the menu but fish and seafood are the big attraction here.
The Parador’s outdoor swimming pool is due to open from 18 March 2016 until 1st November 2016.
Please note the opening and closing dates will depend on the weather and availability of lifeguards.
- D. Wakeford
The Parador at Cadiz was really different as it was the most modern hotel that we have ever stayed in. Cadiz is also a very historic town and fun to explore.
- S. Rivers
Parador was truly excellent - incredible views and a stunning hotel - would recommend it in a heartbeat.
How to get there
The Parador is located in the old quarter of Cádiz near 'Parque Genovés'. The Seville - Cádiz motorway is the main access route.
Arcos de la Frontera - 70km
Carmona - 154km
Antequera - 207km
Mazagon - 243km
Sevilla Airport - 140km
Region & Cuisine
The second largest of Spain’s Autonomous Communities, Andalusia occupies a major part of the southern half of the country. The region’s eight provinces extend from the Portuguese border in the west, north to the neighbouring regions of Extremadura and Castilla La Mancha and to Almería, bordering Murcia, in the east.
Inevitably, Andalusia will be best known to many people for its beaches, notably along the Mediterranean ‘Costa de Sol’ and the Atlantic ‘Costa de la Luz’, and the coast certainly encompasses a good part of the region’s natural wealth. This is no doubt largely due to the exceptional climate – one of the warmest in Europe – that prevails all along the coastline, with hot dry summers, winters with mild temperatures and many ‘mini regions’ boasting their own microclimates. But it is a mistake to associate Andalusia only with its ‘Costas’, for this is a region that offers the visitor virtually everything in terms of history, art and nature.
Scenically, Andalusia is a land of contrasts. For example, in the province of Granada in winter one can experience 22°C on the coast and travel just 33 km north into the Sierra Nevada mountains to find a temperature of 10°C below zero. Further east , in the province of AlmerÍa, is an area unique in Europe – the Tabernas desert, where many of the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’ were filmed. To the north of Granada is the province of Jaén, the land of the olive with over 50 million olive trees planted and olive oil providing the main source of wealth in the province. Further south, some thirty municipalities form the famous ‘route of the white towns’, a string of picturesque little towns and villages extending across the northern part of the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga and all displaying the same picture- postcard white architecture so typical of rural Andalusia. Over 17% of the region of Andalusia is classified as a protected natural area, with its two national parks of Doñana and Sierra Nevada particularly well known for the preservation of their rich variety of flora and fauna.
Cádiz, Seville, Córdoba, Granada, Málaga – all these historic Andalusian cities display countless examples of the rich architectural and artistic legacy from over eight centuries of Moorish occupation of this region. Pride of place must go to the most emblematic monument in Granada (the capital of Spain’s last Moorish kingdom) – the incomparable Alhambra with its adjoining Generalife gardens, a unique complex of palaces, fortresses and royal quarters making this one of the most fascinating, and most visited, monuments in the world.
An essential feature of Andalusian art, and life, is of course the form of music and dance known as flamenco, an artistic expression of the most deeply rooted Andalusian culture. The precise origin of flamenco is unknown, but certainly it has Moorish influences and many of its most famous practitioners, both past and present, have been of gypsy origin. Wherever you are in Andalusia you are likely to hear flamenco, whether at an organised concert, or coming from inside someone’s house, or simply an impromptu performance in a village square. It’s in everyone’s blood, and it’s delightful.
Given the immense area of this region, gastronomic diversity best describes the cuisine of Andalusia. The so-called ‘Mediterranean diet’, with its basis of olive oil and considered by many experts to be the healthiest in the world, has its origin here. One of Spain’s most famous products, the Iberian Jabugo ham, is produced in Huelva province with the very finest hams reputedly cured ‘in a certain position in a certain room of a certain house in Huelva’. Gazpacho, the cold soup made with tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, bread and garlic originated in Andalusia and is found throughout the region as is ‘ajoblanco’, a delicious variation on gazpacho. Fruit and vegetables grow in profusion along the coastal region: mountains of strawberries in Huelva province; oranges, lemons, tropical and sub-tropical fruit (mango, papaya, banana, avocado) in Málaga and Granada provinces, and many varieties of vegetable in Almería province. In the mountains further inland, game dishes include partridge, rabbit, venison and wild boar, while anywhere near the sea you will find one of the most popular of all Andalusian dishes – ‘pescaito frito’ or mixed fried fish.
Not particularly renowned for the excellence of its wines, Andalusia does however produce the finest sherries in the world (the major establishments can be visited in Jerez de la Frontera) and – especially in Málaga province – several delicious dessert wines.
Please be aware of the following:
- 'Special Offers' are subject to the availability of a number of rooms per night and/or a specific meal basis.
- 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 30). 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.