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Parador Arcos de la Frontera
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

We enjoyed one night's stay at this Parador on our recent trip to Spain. What a gem! Nothing can compare to the wonder of staying in an ancient building with the most breathtaking views of the Andulucian countryside. We enjoyed room 7's beautiful views, spacious patio and special details. I loved the attention to authenticity with the decor, it really made me feel like I was experiencing something special. The drive up to the property is hairy but what an adventure! We rented an Audi A4 and squeezed through the narrow, winding streets up to the top of the town and while scary at parts, I wouldn't trade the experience for anything! The gentleman in the "parking lot," is not an official employee of anyone. He simply guides cars into parking spots and asks for tips--so don't be alarmed and only tip him what you feel like. There's no cost. The breakfast isn't necessarily worth the cost, but since you can eat in the beautiful dining room, might as well. All in all, this was a fantastic, authentic snapshot into Spain and everyone should experience this place!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We picked this as a stopover from Sevilla to Ronda based on reading that this was a nice parador. The drive into the parador was quite an adventure. You most likely will have to pull in the side mirrors to fit throught the arteries of the town.

A lot of positives; location first and foremost is excellent and right on the cliff! We enjoyed the dinner option here as well.

Our room, for whatever reason had a musty smell that seem to enter as a function of running the a/c. This should be addressed with vent or filter cleaning as we recommended.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

This parador is at the top of the world in a most charming town. Yes, the last 50 meters to the top of the hill to Plaza del Cabildo is a real nail biter but with the help of people on the other side we made it through with no scratches to our rental car. Parking is tight and scarce so arrive in the afternoon for best spots. The staff at the parador is wonderful. So inviting and helpful. The beautiful hotel is difficult to adequately describe. The entire hotel is intimate and you really have the feeling you are in old Spain. The carved doors are equisite. Our room had a wonderful terrace and the views were never ending. The breakfast buffet was filled with regional specialties and was the best breakfast we experienced during our three weeks in Spain. Take the time to explore the local neighborhood on foot. Many charming cafes, bars, artisan shops etc. We felt we were in heaven at Parador Arcos de la Frontera.

Room Tip: It's worth it to have a terrace with these fantastic views
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

The parador is well worth a visit but if you are driving anything wider than a VW Golf you may find the approach through the old town up to the hotel somewhat hair raising. It's worth the nail biting as the hotel is full of character, stylish, comfortable and has the most wonderful views both from the rooms across the church square and from the terrace over the surrounding countryside below. After a long drive a gin & tonic on the terrace with swifts soaring around and the sun gradually setting catching the hillsides and blades of distant windmills was quite an experience. Both meals we had, dinner and then breakfast, were well above average.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Fantastic views from the bar or terrace. The road up isn't as bad as we anticipated from previous reviews as long as you take it easy.car parking charges have been introduced but you get a discount if you are staying. Very helpful reception staff.
Very good food with excellent amuse-bouche on the occasion we ate there

Room Tip: Worth the nominal extra for room with balcony
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

Arcos de la Frontera boast beautiful views, none better than the one From the parador terrace. Hundreds of swifts with lesser kestreals swooping overhead and in some cases dive bombing..... We stayed two nights here and ate dinner once. Recommend the degustation menu, a little of everything but make sure you are hungry. The breakfasts were good with a wide variety of fruit, cold table and little hot dishes as well as a wealth of bread and pastries. A good (best yet) serving of cafe con leche allowing three cups each.

My only criticism was the air con in the room. Which meant we tried open windows instead and sadly the square is a busy place even at 2 in the morning. If we come again we will ask for rooms at the back. Yes service was a little slow (but only because so many people were a little on the bolshy side in my opinion). They were pleasant with it and the two we saw were helpful, friendly and chatty.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

This parador offered charming rooms in a convent. Great location with wonderful views. The roads approaching are so narrow, we weren't sure the car would fit. (a little scary). Parking is free in front but VERY limited. We got the last space. Don't know where you would park if not there.
Good location. Nice breakfast. We had the Golden Package for seniors,so very good value.

Room Tip: If you qualify, ask for senior discount. (Must do ahead of time.) Get there early for parking.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Parador Arcos de la Frontera

Address: Plaza Cabildo s/n, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Costa de la Luz > Arcos de la Frontera
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Arcos de la Frontera
Price Range: £64 - £121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Parador Arcos de la Frontera 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cultural crossbreeding of the Casa del Corregidor displays an andalusian character, with latticework and a courtyard. Many of the rooms overlook a splendid landscape filled with art, nature and history. The flowery tiling enlivers the wood of the furniture and the ochre of the terraces. ... more   less 
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