Parador de Melilla (North Africa) - Modern hotel overlooking the Mediterranean (3*)
This comfortable modern hotel is located in a park above the autonomous city of Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the coast of North Africa, bordered by Morocco. Melilla, which has been part of Spain since 1497, is home to a cosmopolitan population of Christians, Muslims and Jews, reflecting its long history of occupiers – Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Vandals, Visigoths, Berbers, and Spaniards. Among the notable buildings in Mellila is the Capilla de Santiago, the only genuine example of Gothic architecture in Africa; the city also has many notable examples of Spanish art nouveau architecture. The Parador itself is an attractive building in the modernist style, built on a hill with fine views over the old walled city and the adjacent beaches. It enjoys a quiet position thanks to its private garden and swimming pool, and elegance and simplicity best describe the decoration of the bedrooms. The cuisine in the restaurant combines Andalusian and Arab influences and many of the dishes feature seafood, such as baby squid sautéed with garlic and parsley and served with couscous and vegetables.
Parador's 'Gastrobar' concept
Extensive lunch and dinner menus are served in the new 'Gastrobar', which offers a range of meal options from light snacks to 3 course dinners in an informal but well serviced environment. We hope you enjoy this new experience.