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Parador "Hostal San Marcos"

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Since seeing the movie, The Way and deciding I wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago, I knew staying at the Parador Leon had to be included in my Camino experience. I'm so glad I allowed myself this indulgence. Both the hotel and the adjoining San Marcos were beautiful and filled with history. I found the room and bath to...

2Thank KennetteR
San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 October 2014

This beautiful hotel/ex-monastery was built starting in the 16th century.The cloister and church next door are a must to visit. Make sure you read all of details about the history on the walls around the cloister. Ask to stay in the old part of the hotel because the newer part (1970's) is not a good addition to this beautiful building....

1Thank bobseelos
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Stayed a couple of nights. The cloister is very good but wouldn't expect anything else from a Parador. Breakfast was amazing. Room was great. The staff was very helpful. Thank god for gps though. It was a bit difficult to find.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2014

During my pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago I stopped for two nights at the Parador. What an amazing experience. The palacial building filled my with awe before I set foot inside. The check-in was efficient and friendly and the clerk was happy to organize an in-room massage and guide me to a couple of stores I needed to find...

Thank jozero
Reviewed 12 October 2014

After weeks on The Camino as a walking pilgrim and having stayed at albergues along the way, I decided to treat myself to two nights at this Parador. Other friends of mine heard what I was doing and they booked as well. The Parador offers a pilgrim rate, which is ridiculously great. For 187 euro, I had two nights that...

1Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 12 October 2014

The view of the hotel as you approach is as good as it gets - added to the on-site car parking, which is a real bonus. The reception is housed in a grand entrance hall but then things start to go a little downhill. Service is fine but you get the impression that you are being processed, not really welcomed....

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The parador in Leon is worth a visit and it has many interetsing features but is not in the best location. The bedroom was okay but not as interesting as we have seen in other paradors. There were slippers provided but for two left feet! The bathroom was a good size and well stocked. The door to the balcony didnt...

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Agustin M, Director General at Parador "Hostal San Marcos", responded to this review

Dear Janicekel, I would like to thank you for sharing with us your experiences after being our guest. Our Parador is a key place in León for social events however the Parador is huge enought to hold weddings and offer a great confort to our guests. However accept our sincerest apologies for not being able to achieve your expectations. We...

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 5 October 2014

The Hostal San Marcos de Léon occupies a beautiful and very large building, the former seat of the medieval Knights of Santiago. The guest rooms are large and well-furnished (ours looked out onto an elegant Italianate garden). The corridors can be very long but in compensation they are lined with antiques and art work. The parador also includes a handsome...

1Thank Strathcool
Reviewed 3 October 2014

Very detailed historical explanations mounted everywhere. Generous sized very clean room, bed way past replacement date, bathroom huge with every kind of goodie. Impression was that it has been well tended without making any capital investments although bathroom seemed very new. 45€ pilgrim dinner was excellent value 5-6 courses and two bottles of wine. Very professional service.

Thank peggyggg
Reviewed 1 October 2014

It would be such a wasted opportunity to stay anywhere else when you visit Leon. OK, it's not the best location - a good 15 minute walk to the Cathedral and old town - but it IS the most impressive place. How often does one get the chance to stay in a Renaissance building, complete with cloisers, art works antiques...

Thank Tom G

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The Hostal de San Marcos is one of the most extraordinary historic hotels on the Old Continent. Construction of the building was begun in the 16th century, together with the bridge across the River Bernesga in the outskirts of León. It was built to house the peninsula's western headquarters for the Military Order of Saint James. The project was financed by King Ferdinand the Catholic. The magnificent hotel is a museum of stately function rooms, with a spectacular cloister and chapter house; spacious, elegant guest rooms; a library; and a wonderful restaurant that offers beautifully prepared traditional cuisine. ... more   less 

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Address: Plaza San Marcos 7, 24001 Leon, Spain
Region: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Leon > Leon
Price Range: $188 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Parador "Hostal San Marcos" 5*
Number of rooms: 184
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Also Known As:
Parador De Leon Hotel Leon
Parador De Leon León
Parador De Leon Hotel León
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“Try and get a standard room in the new wing with an odd number - these overlook the river.”
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“Our room over looked the gardens”
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“Try the room named Quevedo for a special treat, or otherwise room 559”
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