Extremadura boasts six inns April 20, 1999 Share 1 -- NEW YORK -- Extremadura has six historical parador hotels, all with air-conditioned rooms as well as a bar, a restaurant and gardens. Some details follow: Merida: Parador Via de la Plata (four stars). There are 82 rooms in a 15th-century building, which has served as a church, a convent, a hospital and a prison.Guadalupe. Parador Zuba-ran (three stars). There are 40 rooms in what was once a hospital and a convent. The property features a swimming pool, and balconied rooms overlook the town's monastery and gardens.Trujillo: Parador de Trujillo (four stars). The 46-room property, once a convent, has bedrooms that formerly were nuns' cells.Caceres: Parador Ciudad Monumental (three stars). This former merchant's mansion features 31 rooms built around a courtyard in Caceres' old quarter.Zafra: Parador Hernan Cortes (three stars). The 15th century castle with 28 rooms gets its name from the fact that the explorer Cortes lived here before departing for the New World.Jarrandilla de la Vera: Parador Carlos V (three stars). This 15th century castle features 43 rooms.Rates at the paradors range from $135 to $150 per room, per night, with breakfast. Reservations are available through Marketing Ahead, the paradors' U.S. representative, at (800) 223-1356 or (212) 686-9213.