Paradors in Spain have undertaken a repositioning re categorising their properties into "types" of hotels according to their prime focus. The Jaén parador is an "Esentia" or historic building parador.
The position on the hill in the centre of Jaén is amazing with views all around. The style is of a medieval castle with huge ceilings, suits of armour and tapestries abound. A quiet and restful establishment that has the required bar and an impressive restaurant. The pool, although it is at the far end of the building, is huge and well supplied with loungers and changing rooms. Personnel are friendly and helpful.
Our only criticism is that the rooms (at least ours) was quite small? It has a double 2.5m bed which reception questioned if we would find big enough (we are only in the 70kg category).
The room had access to an outside terrace with a table and chairs. TV and writing desk completed the offering but the bathroom probably is due for a refurbish, eg grouting was needed in a few places. So, the bathroom was not up to the Parador's usual standard. Air conditioning was fine and multi channel TV supplied.
The breakfast was also very good.
PS Lerma was the best Parador for us so far and it set the standard.
- Free Wifi