Parador de Ceuta (North Africa) - Modern hotel with Arabic influences (4*)
The Parador de Ceuta backs onto the ancient Royal Walls of Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the coast of North Africa, bordered by Morocco and looking out across the Strait of Gibraltar. Ceuta itself is an ancient port, and through its history has been occupied by Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Byzantines, Berbers, Arabs, Portuguese and Spaniards. This long history pervades the Parador: although the structure is contemporary, there are many Andalusian and Moorish touches, and some of the rooms are located in the vaults of what were once artillery stores.
The property is arranged around a palm tree-lined swimming pool, with views out to the Mediterranean Sea and across to the Spanish mainland. Public areas are open and air-conditioned, providing cool respite from the tropical North African climate, with palatial elements such as water features and statues dispersed amongst seating areas.
Bedrooms are stylishly decorated with Arabic touches. Many benefit from views over the palm-tree filled gardens, and balconies overlooking the relaxing pool area invite guests to soak up the sun whilst surrounded by a tropical environment.
The Parador de Ceuta’s restaurant offers a mixture of Andalusian and Arabic cuisine, with such dishes as locally caught fish, beef marinated in spices, and Pollo a la Africana (chicken cooked with onion and nuts).
This Parador’s North African location is ideal for a sunny escape during winter months.
Parador's 'Gastrobar' concept
Extensive lunch and dinner menus are served in the '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.