Fodor's Expert Review Parador de Villafranca del Bierzo

Av. de Calvo Sotelo 28, Villafranca del Bierzo, Castille and León, 24500, Spain

This modern two-story hotel built with local stone looks out over the Bierzo valley. Its rooms have heavy wood furniture, shuttered windows, and large baths. At the parador's restaurant you can dine on fresh Bierzo trout, surtido de verduras naturales (mixed fresh vegetables), or tournedo con higos agridulces y setas (a plump, juicy steak wrapped in bacon and served with marinated figs and wild mushrooms). Try the local Bierzo wine, made primarily from the mencía grape.

PROS

  • indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • quiet surroundings
  • comfortable beds

CONS

  • lacks history of other paradores
  • some rooms overlook parking lot
  • noisy a/c in some rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Family
Quiet
Countryside
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 98-754–0175

HOTEL DETAILS

51 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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