Parador de Hondarribia Information

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Parador de Hondarribia

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Facilities

  • Single rooms (4)
  • Twin rooms (29)
  • Double rooms (3)
  • Capacity (68)
  • Conference room
  • Bar
  • Telephone
  • Central heating
  • TV
  • Canal plus
  • Satellite
  • Deposit box
  • Ambiance music
  • Minibar
  • Lift
  • Parking (enclosed car park, charged)
  • Credit cards
  • Currency exchange
  • Garden
  • Airport (1km)
  • Station (3km)
  • Port (13km)

Parador de Hondarribia - 10th century castle (4*) 

The Parador

The Parador de Hondarribia, dominating the town from its highest point, occupies an ancient castle originally built by King Sancho II of Navarre in the 10th century. Behind the thick walls of the castle itself is the magnificent interior of the Parador, with its fine courtyard, beamed ceilings and arches, and its arrays of cannon, lances and armour.

This is a most impressive building, yet the atmosphere is comfortable with a distinct sense of elegance. From the Parador’s terrace and some of the bedrooms there are magnificent views across the bay to France.

Local area

The Basque town of Hondarribia (known as Fuenterrabia in Spanish) is on a peninsula close to the border with France, between San Sebastian and Biarritz. Its strategic position led to a number of battles for possession of the town in 1521, 1638 and 1792, and this history is reflected in the town walls and the picturesque old quarter.

This rustic fisherman’s port brims with character and visitors will encounter a superb array of restaurants serving local catch. The Parador at Hondarribia within its tranquil surroundings is ideal for those wanting to journey through the heart of Guipúzcoa to explore the quaint, neighbouring fishing villages and beautiful beaches, which run along the northern coast.  Hondarribia also provides the perfect stop-off for those embarking on the “Route of St. James” (Camino de Santiago). Nature lovers will also be interested in the Bértiz Nature Reserve with its abundance of flora and fauna, located within easy reach of the Parador.

Click here for Lorna Robert's expert view on this Parador as she journeys through the Basque Country
 

Parking

This Parador has parking which has a charge, payable locally.

Restaurant meal times & typical dishes

Breakfast is served from 8.00 to 10.30.

Please note that this restaurant does not have a restaurant.

How to get there

Dominating the town from its highest point, the Parador rises up in the beautiful Plaza de Armas next to the Nuestra Señora del Manzano church, in the old quarter of one of the most stately towns of the Basque Country. Hondarribia (formerly Fuenterrabía) is 18 km from San Sebastián /Donostia either along the main N-1 or the A-8 motorway towards the French border.

Nearby Hotels

Argomaniz - 129km
Olite - 156km
Sos del Rey Catolico - 173km
Santo Domingo de la Calzada - 204km
Bilbao Airport - 140km

Region & Cuisine

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.