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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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An equally expansive view can be gained at Lorca, where the Parador hotel occupies a commanding position beside the medieval fortress overlooking the city.
com SPECIAL EATS Foodies will love the Parador De La Gomera in the capital San Sebastian where we enjoyed a delicious lunch of fresh cod and langoustines.
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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.
Snow-capped Mount Teide, with serrated black volcanic flanks, towers over the national park and dwarfs our hotel, the island's parador.
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.
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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.
IF there is one thing better than being able to travel across a country staying in fabulous parador hotels that range from charming castles to modernist marvels, it is discovering that the prices are extremely reasonable.