Hotels with Parking in Andalusia

Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:17 AM
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Hotels with Parking in Andalusia

We are traveling in mid Feb. to Andalusia. Arriving in Malaga and renting a car. We want to cover Granada, Cordoba, Seville and Rhonda. Our last night will be in Malaga. Since I am traveling with Mom and my 11 year old daughter, (Hubby is staying behind with our 2 boys) I'm not too comfortable with driving around, prefer to stay in easy to reach hotels with parking on the premises where I can leave the car for a couple of days and just walk everywhere. So accessibility and parking are important.

Any advice on hotels in these cities would be great, budget around 150-175 Euros.

Hotels I am considering:
Granada: Casa de los Migueletes or Hotel Casa Morisca or Hotel Puerta de las Granadas

Seville: Hotel Amadeus or Casas de la Juderia or Vime Corregidor Hotel or Hotel Dona Maria (help!)

Rhonda: Hotel Maestranza or Hotel Monteliro

Cordoba: need hotel advice

Malaga: hotel Larios

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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 11:42 AM
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The Parador in Ronda (you may get some, I hope good natured, ribbing about the spelling in your post) has free parking (not recommended for a large car) nice rooms, a superb dining room, and the best view in town. The best view includes the valley, the bridge, and the only place in town from which you cannot see the Parador.

www.paradors.es
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:19 PM
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The parking at the Parador in Ronda is NOT free (for hotel guests or anyone else). It is very convenient, however, as parking is at a premium in Ronda.

Hotel Casa Morisca does have free parking (in a neighborhood where it's near impossible to find ANY parking). You'll notice when you arrive at the Morisca that the only free spaces in the small lot are blocked with traffic cones or a movable railing - these are the spots reserved for the hotel - just move the cones and/or railing and park.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 02:52 PM
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You'll be best off not having a car in Sevilla.

Parking at the Parador in Ronda, as with all Paradors, is free for those who are "Amigos". Anyone can join the Amigos club.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 05:15 PM
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Thank you all for the advice, please excuse the spelling Robert, being an Amigos is basically staying at the Parador??
I will be posting some itinerary questions, I look forward to your comments.
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Check out parador.es and see about getting one of their special 5 or 7 day cards. They are terrific places to stay and you might be able to work this out from their website.

Agree that you don't want a car in Seville, but maybe you can end you trip there and turn in the car when you arrive.

One word of advise--if you don't like driving or feel comfortable about it--make sure you get the least curvey road to Ronda. I still get vertigo when I recall the road we ended up on when DH (who drives like an Italian) decided to take a "short-cut". Maribel can help you with this--she helped us (until DH decided to take his "short-cut&quot.

If you don't go the parador route (though I'd recommend it highly), we stayed at Hotel Conquistidor in Cordoba and it was quite nice--got a good deal through either petrabax.com or sol-melia.com. However, while the parking was free, the parking lot was one of the most challenging I've ever encountered (was glad I wasn't driving!)
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It appears that you cannot enroll as an Amigo prior to staying at a Parador. It looks like you sign up during your first stay, and then the Amigos benefits are available for your NEXT stay.

If this in incorrect, please let us know as I'm in the same boat (staying at Parador in Ronda this coming June). Thanks.
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Old Jan 5th, 2008, 08:09 AM
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mike,
To become an Amigo before arriving at your first Parador, just email [email protected] and have them fax you the enrollment form then fax it back to get your Amigos number.

Or...I believe artlover enrolled on line at www.parador.es when she made her first online reservation. Correct, artlover?

If you book your paradors online on the Amigos booking page, you'll see the Amigos specials, if any, available to you for your dates, plus the Golden Age and 5 night plan specials, so you can easily compare the rates.

Amigos specials can be even better rates than the 5 night and Golden Age plans or the special itinerary plans. But these Amigos specials in Andalucía are never available during Holy Week!
In my past Amigos bulletins (now online), I've seen 2x1 specials available in Arcos, Córdoba, Ubeda and Zafra from Sun-Fri in July, for Córdoba even in Aug.-Sept.(when it's a virtually frying pan down there)!

That said, there are fewer Amigos specials in Ronda due to that Parador's popularity and location than in the other Andalusian Paradors-especially in June.
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Thank you Maribel,

I got a 20% discount when I went with half board; it was the best offer at the time, but I'll compare prices once I become an Amigo.

PS: Thanks also for your earlier advice on the RENFE web deal (40% off) as we train from Sevilla to Madrid to end our trip.

Mike
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