Some of Spain’s finest hotels are known as paradors which are often ancient buildings.
The Salamanca Parador hotel is actually a modern hotel standing on a small hill opposite the city. It is in a perfect location for exploring Salamanca’s historic centre. The common rooms of this modern parador are spacious and elegant and offer panoramic views as do the swimming pool and most of the bedrooms. Guests can make the most of the restaurant to sample Salamancan cuisine such as ‘hornazo’ (bread filled with meat), Hinojosa cheese, ‘tostón’ (roast suckling pig), ‘rosquillas de Ledesma’ (a type of doughnut) and ‘almendrados’ (macaroons).
If you’d prefer to be more central to the city then here are our recommendations.
Salamanca 4 Star Hotels
Hotel AC Palacio de San Esteban
Well located in the heart of historic Salamanca, this hotel is housed in the ancient Convent of San Esteban. It combines the style of former times with the luxury, comfort and service of a modern hotel.
Perfectly located within a 10 minute walk of the Plaza Mayor and other sites of the historical centre, this friendly little hotel is a quiet and pleasant place to stay in Salamanca.
Hotel Abba Fonseca
This new hotel located next to the Colegio de Fonseca is just a short stroll from the Plaza Mayor with great views over the Cathedral and University. The interior is all new whilst the exterior blends in perfectly with the surrounding buildings.
Hotel Vincci Ciudad de Salamanca
This is a modern, comfortable hotel with excellent views across to the old city. It’s about a 15 minute walk via the Roman Bridge to the centre though this is very pleasant, especially when the city’s monuments are illuminated.
Situated in a residential area 4km from the centre of Salamanca this is a particularly good choice if you’re driving. It is well equipped with swimming pools, tennis courts, basketball nets and spacious gardens.
Hotel Recoletos Coco
Another good choice for drivers as it lies on the outskirts of the city with plenty free car parking space. It is within walking distance of the historical centre and in summer has an outdoor swimming pool.
Salamanca 3 Star Hotels
Good value hotel on the outskirts of the city next to the N-630 Avila-Madrid road. Ideal for drivers intent on avoiding the hassle of the city. It has an excellent restaurant, a garden with children’s playground and a gym with sauna.
Hotel Petit Palace Las Torres
Located in the heart of Salamanca in a magnificent building which looks through its balconies onto the splendid Plaza Mayor in the heart of the historical centre. Comfortable rooms with all modern facilities.