Fodor's Expert Review Parador de Úbeda

Pl. Vázquez de Molina s/n, Úbeda, Andalusia, 23400, Spain Fodor's Choice

Designed by Andrés de Vandelvira, this splendid parador is in a 16th-century ducal palace in a prime location on the Plaza Vázquez de Molina, next to the Capilla del Salvador. Guests are led to their rooms—which have tile floors, lofty ceilings, Castilian-style furniture, four-poster beds, and modern bathrooms—up a grand stairway decked with tapestries and suits of armor. The dining room, specializing in regional dishes, serves some of the best food in Úbeda—try the typical andrajos soup with noodles, cod, and prawns. A three-course menú del día is available, or you can dine à la carte. There's a bar in the vaulted basement. Reservations are essential on weekends and in spring.

PROS

  • elegant surroundings
  • perfect location
  • excellent restaurant

CONS

  • parking is difficult
  • church bells in the morning
  • could be too formal for some

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Quiet
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 953-750345

HOTEL DETAILS

36 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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