Parador de Manzanares - La Mancha Country House (3*)
This attractive hotel, located just off the main road heading south from Madrid to Andalusia, lies in the heart of the culturally and historically rich region of Castilla-La Mancha. Well-known as the birthplace and setting of the adventures of Don Quixote, you can still see some of the old windmills made famous by Cervantes’ iconic tale.
The Parador de Manzanares is located near the towns of Ciudad Real and Valdepeñas, between three of the most beautiful nature reserves of Spain: Cabañeros National Park, the Ruidera Lakes, and the Tablas de Daimiel, which is particularly renowned for its remarkable bird life.
With its white walls, Moorish tiles and pantiled roof, the Parador’s architecture functions as a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Surrounded by several gardens full of trees, shrubs and flowers, the hotel also has a swimming pool and a play area for younger guests. Wooden furniture, leather chairs and wrought-iron wall light fixtures feature in both communal areas and guestrooms, creating a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.
The Parador de Manzanares also offers two different dining areas, the Azafrán and Albergue dining rooms (with seating either inside or outside), as well as a wide selection of dining options.