TOLEDO, Spain -- For those planning to stay overnight here, there
are quaint lodgings in the old town, but the most deluxe properties
are three hotels that offer a magnificent view from a hilltop
overlooking the city.
The grand dame of the these is the 76-room Parador of
Along with a veranda offering sensational views, there are grand
staircases, antiques and dramatic chandeliers, all appropriate for
this palace hotel.
Service can be on the stiff to condescending side, but
surrounded by 16th century mahogany, nobody seems to notice. Rates
start at $89, double.
On the other end of the spectrum is the modern 50-room Hotel
Domenico, which has no Old World charm but provides the welcoming
atmosphere that befits a family-run establishment. Rates start at
For a country inn with a chic decor, there's the swank yet
friendly 49-room A/C Toledo. Rates start at $163, double.
For more information or reservations, contact Marketing Ahead in
New York, (212) 686-9213 or (800) 223-1356.
-- Dinah A. Spritzer