This magnificent 4-star Parador perches on top of the rugged hill of Santa Catalina, looking out across the historic city of Jaén, on the site of a Moorish fortress extended the imposing castle complex built after the reconquest of the city in 1246.

The Parador's interior boasts an impressive arched main hall. Rooms are simply decorated with tiled floors and pastel shades and offer balconies looking out over endless olive groves of the Guadalquivir basin to the distant Sierra Morena or south to the Sierra Nevada.

The castle's contain pleasant gardens and a swimming pool and the views from every corner make a night in the Santa Catalina Castle a truly memorable experience.


45 rooms in total comprised of standard doubles and twins, superior rooms and suites.

Superior rooms and suites all have balconies

Hotel Features

Large outdoor swimming pool (seasonal)

Spacious grounds with wonderful views

On-site parking (free)


The hotel's restaurant is housed in the medieval hall with a wonderful, dramatic arched ceiling and specialises in local cuisine particularly the region's famous olive oil.

Hotel Facilities

24 Hour Reception
Tour Booking Service
WiFi all areas
Spacious Grounds
Air Conditioning

Sports and Wellbeing

Swimming Pool (outdoor, seasonal)

Room facilities (all rooms)

En-suite bathroom
Air conditioning
Fridge / Minibar
Walk-in shower
Shower over bathtub


Restaurant, open to the public
Bar, open to the public, serving drinks and light snacks


Facilities adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Room(s) adapted for guests with reduced mobility
Parking space adapted for guests with reduced mobility


On-site parking (free)
Electric vehicle charging station


No pets allowed