If you plan to leave in August holidays or perhaps you have already returned from them, you may have stayed in a hotel or that you have been in a holiday apartment, but another of the accommodation options that we have in Spain are the hostels, some of which are sometimes recommended in case you want to stay in a place with special charm. However, you may not end up finding what is the difference between a hotel and a paradorbut don’t worry because we will explain it to you below.
The difference between a hotel and a parador
To understand how we can differentiate hotels from paradoreswe can say that basically, the hotels are establishments where we can stay making a reservation. They have rooms of different sizes and are usually classified depending on their location, services and type of accommodation between 1 and 5 stars.
Instead the inns are also hotels, although the difference is that they are located in places which are quite peculiar, for example a historic building that has been restored to make it a hotel and also in palaces or even convents and castlesalso in these cases rehabilitated so that it is possible to have guests.
some inns can also be new construction although always as we say, it is about quite unusual buildingss that in any other circumstance they would not be hotels.
Paradors in Spain everything is managed under the public society of State Heritage and although we can find similar establishments in other countries, the truth is that the practice of paradores is quite unique in our country.
Although you might think that staying in an old palace or a historic building, for example, implies having to spend a lot of money, the truth is that this is not always the case. As a general rule, paradors may be somewhat more expensive than hotels, but on average you usually pay between 95 and 155 euros per nightalthough it is also possible to pay a little less if we take advantage of one of the discounts that they also offer for young people, seniors or also for groups.
Paradors are found throughout Spain in the same way as hotels, although most they are concentrated in Andalusia, Castilla y León and Galicia. On the other hand, in most cases and unlike hotels, paradors are located a bit far from urban centers which tends to limit outings a lot unless you have a car to get around or it can be in fact a perfect “excuse” to enjoy the parador and its surroundings more.