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Parador "Hostal San Marcos"
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed in Room 456 (standard double in the original section, overlooking the river with breakfast included) for a single night.

The bathroom was nice but a bit cramped. The shower (in bath) was fine. Parador's own product range was available and the towels were lovely.

The queen bed was comfortable and the room was warm. It was an atmospheric room with window with wooden shutter that provided 100% block out. The view was on to a pedestrian bridge and river through the trees.

Reception was very friendly.

The breakfast was nice, the usual amount of choice (which is a lot) for a parador.

As the building is a historic monument there are plenty of interesting parts of the building to explore including the cloisters.

The parking around the back of the property was easy to reach and free.

We thought the location was reasonably good, 15 minutes walk to calle ancha and 20 to the cathedral. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: Make sure you go for a room in the original part of the building, not the new wing.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jon Potter
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Agustin M, Director General at Parador "Hostal San Marcos", responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Dear Jon Potte,
we do thank you for share your opinion in this travellers chat
We do celebrated that you enjoyed your time with us.
Opinion like yours encourage us to continue working in this direction.
The heritage of San Marcos is incredible however the team always goes an step futher for our guests.
Thanks and regards from leon.

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Reviewed 12 February 2014

When we drove around the corner and approached the hotel, I was completely in awe of staying here. However, throughout out my week, I found some paradoxes that is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5.

-Outside facade is immaculate, stately, and gorgeous & inside the main hall is transformative as if you were entering into the Spanish renissance with the large heavy carpets, immense chandeliers, connection to the church/museum, old library, impecable courtyards and themed furnature that made you feel a bit like old-world Spanish elite.

- As you pass through your heavy, carved wooden door and onto the wood floor into the room, the let-down began. The bed is very short and not comfortable (I was in a normal double room). I was here for work and needed to do some work at the desk, but at 6'0", my legs are too tall to fit my knees under the desk and this made working here very uncomfortable.

-Food - breakfast buffet was great. A delightful selection of choices: from fresh squeezed juices, charcuterie, cheese, spanish omlet, breads, sausages, cereal, and more. However, the dinner/room service left much to be desired and I ended up getting a pizza from Dominos as it was better/cheaper than the restaurant.

- I wish it was warmer because the room has a great balcony - unfortunately, Februrary was the wrong time to be here and use it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Amy P
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Mónica G, Director General at Parador "Hostal San Marcos", responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2014

Dear AmyP,
We would like to thank you for sharing your experiences after being our guests.
We do celebrated that you enjoyed your time with us.
We do aplogies for not being able to match all your needs.
However we do feel happy reading your commends, San Marcos is so special as you point it out.
Thanks again and we do remain at your diposal.
Look forwrd to welcoming you back in the future.
With warm regards.

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Reviewed 3 January 2014

While visiting family in Leon in December '13 I attended a Private luncheon party for a group of friends of my cousin. It was in a private room. Food was excellent as was selection of wines. Service was also excellent.

I have stayed in hotel in prior years and the place itself is worth the stay. Regular rooms where I stayed were not bad, wouldn't give them 5* still would recommend it and will stay there in future.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Maria T
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

It is overpriced, in my opinion, but there's no denying there's no place like it to stay ... it's huge and its fun to wander the corriders and explore its nooks and crannies, expecially the cloister. Its like stepping back into history.
Most of the staff are helpful but some of the front desk people can be a little curt and terse. The maids and the bar staff are especially friendly.
Its about a 25 minute walk from the centre of town and the cathedral so that can be an issue if it's raining or cold. On the other hand being away from the centre of things means its also quiet.
And do NOT stay in the "new" section, which has zero charm or style. The "old" section is the part with character..

Room Tip: Ask for the "old" section ...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

It looks like a magnificent palace! The rooms are small but comfortable. The staff are disinterested but you put up with it for the experience. They don’t serve dinner till 8.00 so don’t bother turning up early! Dinner was terrific though.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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