4-star Hotel / Parador
HJER3, Jeréz de la Frontera, Andalucia
A charming and enchanting palace in the heart of Jerez
This C19th palace, once home to the bodega owners, the Counts of Garvey, has been interestingly and carefully restored and converted into a stylish and atmospheric hotel.
Right in the heart of the historic quarter of Jerez, with the emblematic little square of Rafael Rivero just across the way, its neoclassical architecture in the colonial style and its magnificent original staircase, blending with works of contemporary art, give it a unique flavour.
Its spacious and elegant bedrooms are all decorated and furnished individually.
The interior “Patio Andaluz” and the exterior patio set within the ancient city walls are ideal for relaxing with a drink and a snack after a busy day of sightseeing.
Its popular restaurant offers traditional Andalucian and Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist and has an extensive wine list.
The hotel has sixteen spacious double bedrooms, all ensuite – standard doubles, superior doubles and junior suites (some with a balcony).
The lift only goes up to the first floor where eight of these bedrooms are situated.
All the rooms have bathrooms with a spa bath, but the junior suites have a separate shower too.
The rooms have queen or king size double beds, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, a T.V., a telephone and WIFI. Junior suites also have bathrobes and slippers.
Large, open plan reception area with seating.
Two patios (interior and exterior) with seating.
A reading room.
A bar and a restaurant.
Private parking for twelve cars at extra cost. Booking necessary.
The hotel’s restaurant, La Condesa, is on the ground floor. A continental breakfast is served here from 8.00 – 10.30.
They are open for lunch (13.30 – 16.00) and dinner (20.30 – 23.00) too.
They offer traditional Andalucian and Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist and during the week, at lunchtimes, a very good value menu del dia.
For more restaurants in the vicinity, the staff at reception can advise.
Hotel Facilities24 Hour Reception
WiFi all areas
Shared Lounge / TV Area
No smoking in hotel
Room facilities (all rooms)En-suite bathroom
Fridge / Minibar
Safe deposit box
DiningRestaurant, open to the public
Bars / restaurants within walking distance of the hotel
AccessibilityRoom(s) adapted for guests with reduced mobility
ParkingOn-site parking (extra charge)
Jerez de la frontera, Andalucia
Just 20km from the Atlantic coast Jeréz provides an elegant base from which to explore the region of Cádiz and the Costa de la Luz as well as the beautiful Sierra de Grazalema which is within easy reach.
The town's economy is based on the Sherry wine to which it gives its name, with strong British links dating back centuries. As a wine-tourism destination it's unusual in that all the main bodegas are conveniently located in the centre of town. This, combined with the fine selection of restaurants and 'tabancos' (sherry bars) make it a great base for a gastronomic visit – and if wine is really your thing Sanlucar de Barrameda and Puerto de Santa María are both just a short drive or bus trip away.
Jeréz is also famous for the dancing white horses of the Royal Equestrian Art School and for its fine Flamenco culture – you'll always find a good 'tablao'
Cádiz, the region's capital and Europe's oldest city, is also within easy reach as are the seaside towns and villages of the Costa de la Luz and the Doñana National Park, with its amazing birdlife, is just over the river from Sanlucar de Barrameda.
1. Sherry tasting in the bodegas and tabancos
2. Andalucian dancing horses show
3. Visit Cádiz, Europe's oldest city
4. Visit the Doñana National Park
5. Take a trip down the Costa de la Luz
6. Hiking or birdwatching in the Sierra de Grazalema
7. Visit the 'pueblos blancos'
8. More sherry in Sanlucar and Puerto de Santa María
9. Take in a flamenco show
10. Have a seafood feast in Puerto de Santa María