Lorna Roberts Holidays
Holidays in the 'Hidden Corners' of the Real Spain.
These Holidays are designed to include some of Spain's most beautiful and lesser known landscapes. This is the 'Real Spain' at its best.
Lorna Roberts Holidays are designed to be relaxing
Lorna Roberts is the Irish representative
Luxury hotels in Castles, Palaces and other spectacular locations
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***Pools in Paradores are seasonal and not necessarily open between mid-October and mid-June but all these Paradores are beside the sea which is usually warmer than the pools***
LORNA ROBERTS HOLIDAYS & MAP Travel together act as the central reservations office in Ireland for bookings at any of the 94 Paradores in Spain. We are able to work out the best rates by taking advantage of the various promotions which we, as official representatives, can offer, although these do not appear on other booking sites (booking.com etc). Paradores are constantly announcing new offers at different times of year and in different Paradores. We check them all and then work out the best possible rate. Here are a few of the promotions:
GOLDEN DAYS: One person sharing a double room must be 55+ to receive the discount
YOUNG ESCAPE: One person sharing a double room must be between 18 and 30
5 – NIGHT CARD: This is a very flexible offer that can be used in just one Parador,
in 5 different Paradores or any other combination and is valid to the end of the year.
575 Euro for 5 nights B & B for 2 people sharing.
The card also gives a 20% discount on any meals taken in the Parador.
Some of the more expensive Paradores have a supplement.
2 –NIGHT HALF BOARD OFFER: This offers a substantial discount for Dinner B & B if spending 2 nights in the same Parador.
PARADOR ROUTES: These are fixed 3 and 7 night routes on certain dates at very low prices.
PROMOTIONS FOR “AMIGOS DE PARADORES”: These change all the time, and very often only have a limited number of rooms available. Sometimes they are better rates than the other offers but at other times Golden Days and others are less. We can book all the Amigos offers but will always compare the rates with the other promotions.
Lorna Roberts has written detailed accounts of all 17 regions of Spain and their Paradores. These can be useful when planning routes. If you would like to receive any of these we can email them to you. See below for a map and pictures of the different regions.
Lorna Roberts has been the official representative in Ireland for the Spanish Parador hotels for 18 years and since 2002 has taken 37 groups on interesting routes around "Real Spain", staying in Paradores. In 2010 Lorna joined forces with MAP Travel in Dublin and they are now working as joint representatives for the Paradores.
The Paradores are owned by the Spanish government who, since 1928 have restored historic buildings and converted them into stylish, comfortable hotels. Their keywords are CHARM, QUALITY and HISTORY. The first Parador was opened in1928 in Gredos in the mountains West of Madrid. There are now 93, many of which are in former castles, palaces, monasteries and convents. Others are in spectacular coastal settings. Most of these are modern buildings, purpose built in the style of the area, as the location is selected rather than the building. Two exceptions are at BAIONA in Galicia, where the Parador is a fortress on a headland with stunning Atlantic views, and at HONDARRIBIA where a castle stands above the Basque town with views of the Bay of Biscay and the French coastline.
Other Paradores are in World Heritage cities, in National Parks, and in some of Spain's most famous cities such as TOLEDO, SEGOVIA, AVILA, GRANADA, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, CORDOBA, MALAGA and SALAMANCA.
There are 5 Paradores in the Canary Islands and 2 in the Spanish enclaves in North Africa at CEUTA and MELILLA.
Two new Paradores have opened in LORCA, in Murcia, and on the seafront in the historic city of CADIZ, the European city of culture in 2012.
BY STAYING IN PARADORES YOU WILL DISCOVER "REAL SPAIN" - so different from the overcrowded and overpriced resorts.
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IN A SPANISH PARADOR
Information and reservations:
Barr an Bhaile, Ballyconneely, Co Galway, Ireland, H71 N239
Tel: 095 23511 Fax: 095 23539
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Since 2002 Lorna Roberts, in association with MAP Travel, has organised holidays for small groups travelling around the Paradores and therefore discovering some of Spain's lesser known and most interesting areas. More holidays are planned for this year....
Contact Lorna: Tel: +353 (0) 95 23511---- Fax: +353 (0) 95 23539----Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or MAP Travel 01 8783111