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 (păr′ə-dôr′, pä′rä-thôr′, -dôr′)
n. pl. par·a·dors or par·a·dor·es (-thō′rĕs, -dō′-)
A country hotel owned by the government of Spain.

[Spanish, from parar, to stop, from Latin parāre, to prepare; see parade.]


(ˈpærədɔː; Spanish ˈparaðor)
n, pl -dors or -dores
a state-run hotel in Spain


(ˈpær əˌdɔr)

a government-sponsored inn, esp. in Spain.
[1835–45; < Sp: wayside inn, hostelry]
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Where to stay With a parador in a superb location, overlooking the water that laps into the shoreline of Arenal beach, it would be a shame not to experience the Spanish concept of a parador if you visit JA vea.
AIF you can afford a bit of luxury check out a government-owned parador.
My wife and I like the idea of staying in one of the parador luxury hotels in Spain.
Price includes three nights at the Hotel Indigo in San Jose (B&B), two nights at the Arenal Manoa & Hot Springs Resort (B&B), four nights overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the Parador Resort & Spa Hotel (B&B) and three nights full board in the Corcovado Jungle Lodge.
She estimated that occupancy at a parador is around 35%, vs.
Provision of comprehensive maintenance of the facilities of the Public Enterprise for Management of Tourism and Sport of Andalusia, SA, located in - Old Parador de San Rafael (Parador) 40 Company Street, Malaga, including Marble Street garage.
Flying from Glasgow on June 8, 12 nights in Turkey, staying at the three-star Parador on a half-board basis, from PS399 per person.
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com TURKEY 3* Parador, HB, Sep 5, 4 nights, from Glasgow, pounds 297.
Hotel Atlantico, Parador de Corias, Parador de Ibiza Spain to Open Paradores in Cadiz, Asturias, Balearic Islands.
99 to from way There was no problem finding the parador as the modern construction sat on a slope facing the city, giving unrivalled views over the old town with the two cathedrals towering above the medieval city.