Hotels in Badajoz
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Parador de Zafra

Plaza Corazón de María, 7
Zafra, 06300, Badajoz 
Extremadura
Spain

Parador de Santillana, Cantabria, Spain
15th Century Castle

The Hotel "Duque de Feria" in Zafra occupies a majestic castle which was begun in 1437 as the residence of the Dukes of Feria, one of Spainís great families.

The spectacular façade expresses the importance of this castle-palace, which is the ideal base for exploring the architectural heritage and the natural beauties of the area.

Nine towers with battlements stand guard over a regal, grandiose interior which conserves beautiful coffered ceilings, trunks, ironwork, balustrades and other decorative details from the former palace.

The bedrooms, which still have their ducal coffered ceilings and decorative details, are lordly, elegant and spacious. 

The swimming pool and well-tended garden are also worth a mention. 

The taste of Extremadura

The best local dishes are offered in the dining room of the Parador de Zafra, such as caldereta de cordero (lamb stew), migas extremeñas (breadcrumbs), bacalao monacal (cod), zorongollo (tomato salad), cheesecake from La Serena, Iberian pork loin with Ibores cheese, and, of course, ham. 

Bedrooms
  • Canal plus
  • Double Rooms (double beds): 10
  • Minibar
  • Places: 111
  • Rooms with Lounge Area: 2
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Single Rooms: 1
  • Telephone in bedrooms
  • Television
  • Twin Rooms: 38
Unique Room:  Infante Don Juan Manuel (106)
Unique Room:  Sala Dorada (314)
Located in the upper cloister. There is a magnificent completely original 16th-17th century coffered ceiling to the entry of the bedroom bordered by the coat of arms of the first Lords of Feria (15th century) and the first Dukes of Feria (17th century). These are signs from the glorious past of the city and the palace. Crossing the bathroom, guests get to a large private terrace overlooking the square with a large window, covered by one of the large grilles so typical of the time, sealed by hammer blows without riveting. The room has a 2x2 bed with carved wooden headboards and all usual features.
General Services:
  • Accessibility Facilities
  • Air conditioned
  • Animals non allowed
  • Bar
  • Canal plus
  • Credit cards
  • Currency exchange
  • Distance to airport 54 Km
  • Distance to station railroad 1 Km
  • Double rooms 37
  • Double rooms (double bed) 7
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Hall conferences
  • Heating
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Rooms with hall 1
  • Satellite dish
  • Seats 90
  • Strong box
  • Swimming pool of season (Consult dates)
  • Telephone in rooms
  • Television
  • Area Monumental
Local Festivals
  • Carnaval February, Zafra
  • Livestock fair 1st week of October, Zafra
  • Ham fair, 1st week May Jeréz de los Caballeros, 40 km.
Visits:
  • Zafra. Santa Clara convent, Marqués de Solanda house-palace
  • 'Ducado de Feria' Route: Feria (16 km), Salvatierra (27 km), Almendralejo (30 km)
  • The Templars Route: Burguillo del Cerro (19 km), Jeréz de los Caballeros (38 km), Fregenal de la Sierra (61 km)
Activities:
  • Hire of bicycles
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Trekking
 
Parador de Zafra

Plaza Corazón de María, 7
Zafra, 06300, Badajoz 
Extremadura
Spain


 

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