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Reviewed 27 June 2018

The Parador de Zafra is easy to find and has a number of car-park spaces in front of the building. For only a few euros you can obtain a day-ticket at the front-desk. The Parador is an impressive fortress in the city-centre, well maintained with many interesting details. You are free to look around and even walk the tower corridor, something we really enjoyed. The rooms, breakfast and services are excellent and staff is more than happy, despite the language-barrier, to answer all your questions. Once again it appeared to us that the staff of the Parador is key to the success of our stay. Compliments to the bar-keeper (who also serves breakfast in the restaurant) and the lady at the front-desk, what a great job they do.
It was a pity that there was no WiFi on the 3rd floor. We wanted to join the guided tour but at the start it appeared only in Spanish, quite disappointing.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Carmen C, reception at Parador de Zafra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Mr.Jack T:
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion to your stay at the Parador de Zafra.
It is important for us to learn from your experience so we can improve the quality of our services for guests in order to offer you the best possible Paradores experience.
We hope to welcome you back to one of our hotels and restaurants. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any other information.
We will be delighted to see you again soon!
Yours sincerely,Isabel Prada. Reception.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This was our second visit to this parador, set in an imposing alcazar with beautiful courtyard and the excitement of castle walls to explore.

We had booked a suite and this gave us an enormous set of rooms in the old castle overlooking the square. Comfortable enough, but not very stylish and, perhaps not surprising given the age and nature of the property and the heavy rain of the previous few weeks, smelling of damp.

Our stay was badly timed. The main square of the courtyard was out of bounds for all but the final evening, because it was being washed with pressure hoses over several days. This meant that there was nowhere nice to sit and have a drink, except in the cool/cold shade of the arcade. The stay was doubly badly timed because a packed coachload of tourists on a whistle-stop tour of Spain were booked in for the second night we were there. They were given the newly opened courtyard in which to enjoy drinks (not an option offered to the rest of us guests) and breakfast in the morning they were there was absolute chaos. Not enough seating for everyone, we had two of their party, unable to speak English or Spanish, sitting at our table (it seemed unfriendly not to let them when they gestured to the two spare seats). The choice of food was much more limited than we experienced at other paradors on this trip and much poorer quality - less fresh food and not nearly enough of it for all the guests.

I'm afraid bar service was also not very good. Not friendly, slow and the staff seemed reluctant o leave the bar to bring drinks to us in the arcade.

We came here because we had loved our stay here 12 years earlier. This time the visit was not a good one and we probably won't return.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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Carmen C, Reception at Parador de Zafra, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion to your stay at the Parador de Zafra.
It is important for us to learn from your experience so we can improve the quality of our services for guests.
On behalf of the team at the Parador as well as on my own behalf, I would like to apologise for the disruption that you experienced during your stay and we deeply regret the inconvenience that this caused you.
The management team have taken note of your comments and, as a result, we are planning to implement new measures that will allow us to offer you a better experience with Paradores.
Again, we appreciate you taking the time to inform us of the events that occurred during your stay. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any other information.
Yours sincerely,
Isabel Prada. Reception.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

Excellent Parador. Lovely restored Alcazar. Relaxing cool inner courtyard for drinks. Perfect location to visit Zafra Old Town. Good pool and restaurant. Staff friendly and helpful. Comfortable room and enjoyable 2 days. Recommend

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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Carmen C, Reception at Parador de Zafra, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear Sirs,
Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to respond to our survey in relation to your stay at the Parador de Zafra.
One of the fundamental values of our company is to offer quality, personalised guest services.
Receiving positive feedback such as yours gives us great satisfaction and I kindly ask for your permission to share it with all our team.
We hope to welcome you back to one of our hotels and restaurants. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require any other information.
We will be delighted to see you again soon!
Yours sincerely.
Isabel Prada

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Very imposing castle and courtyard inside hotel. Enjoyed the guided tour round the castle to the tower on this 90th birthday of Paradors.
Impressive large room and bathroom. Food adequate rather than good. Lamb casserole was disappointing but a lovely dining room with good service

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank WalkerRFW
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Carmen C, Reception at Parador de Zafra, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear customer,
First of all we would like to thank you for your opinion about your stay at the Parador de Zafra. We regret and apologize for not having met all your expectations. We will transfer it to all our team. We hope to see you again in our Parador. Receive a warm greeting. Sincerely. Isabel Prada Reception

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We spent an excellent two days here. The guided tour of the parador was excellent. This is something the parador itself organises at weekends for free. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Easier to find if you have GPS!

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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