Fodor's Expert Review Parador de Santo Estevo

Ourense, Galicia, 32162, Spain Fodor's Choice

Clinging to the edge of the Canón do Sil, this parador, carefully built into the colossal 12th-century Benedictine Monasterio de Santo Estevo, stands out for its atmospheric setting and spectacular vistas. It's worth the extra cost for a superior room overlooking the canyon and forested hillside. Designer furniture and intriguing artwork by well-known Spanish artists pepper the common spaces and lounge areas, and a spa with an outdoor whirlpool encourages reconnection with nature. The cavernous restaurant is a safe if unremarkable bet. 

PROS

  • magnificent views
  • historical sanctuary surrounded by nature
  • spa on site

CONS

  • mediocre food
  • popular wedding venue
  • remote

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Quiet
Countryside
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 988-010110

HOTEL DETAILS

77 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Dec.–Feb.

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