parador

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par·a·dor

 (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.]
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parador

(ˈpærədɔː; Spanish ˈparaðor)
n, pl -dors or -dores
a state-run hotel in Spain
[Spanish]
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pa•ra•dor

(ˈpær əˌdɔr)

n.
a government-sponsored inn, esp. in Spain.
[1835–45; < Sp: wayside inn, hostelry]
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Christiane Barker, Brittany Ferries' holidays general manager which runs ferries to Spain, says: "In an age when so many hotels are indistinguishable, I love paradors because each one is unique.
AIF you can afford a bit of luxury check out a government-owned parador. They are usually in historic buildings such as castles, palaces, convents, monasteries or forts and converted into high quality hotels that offer a taste of the real Spain.
Such is the magic of the paradors, some of Spain's most romantic inns.
Too soon we returned for a farewell drink and meal at this fine parador, where we vowed to return to the islands and their wonderful paradors.
The only part of our pre-arranged itinerary was staying in four paradors, the network of hotels across the country that range from remarkable old buildings to ultra modern hotels.
There are 90 paradors in Spain, and 40 pousadas in Portugal - a portfolio which includes castles, monasteries, convents and other historic buildings restored and converted into hotels to offer a 'real' taste of each country.
There are 90 Paradors in Spain, and 40 Pousadas in Portugal ( a portfolio which includes castles, monasteries, convents and other historic buildings restored and converted into hotels.
They are not particularly cheap - bed and breakfast costs from around pounds 35 per person per night to a whopping pounds 90 at the more popular paradors.
Holidays by Phone reservations: 0800 0155299.For years, the luxury way to explore inland Spain was via the chain of state-owned paradors.