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08:05 Jun 4, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase:paradore
I came across this word when
looking for lodging in Spain.
Explanation: paradores (pl) State-owned chain of hotels, usually set in interesting historical/natural surroundings and often in historical buildings (castles, monasteries, etc). Well-run and with sound service, though not cheap. This is their home page.
. Paradores de España - HomePage
INSTITUTO DE TURISMO DE ESPAÑA. INSTITUTO ESPAÑOL DE COMERCIO EXTERIOR (ICEX) INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS TURÍSTICOS. SECRETARÍA DE ESTADO DE COMERCIO,...... http://www.parador.es/index.htm
Última modificación: 19 Ene 1999 - 2.6 K - Español
mjnmc Local time: 13:06 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in pair: 108
Explanation: The right word is PARADORES. A network of state-owned hotels, usually rather small and housed in historical buildings. Hope this helps. Good luck!
p.s. If it is only one then it should be PARADOR
FJPN Spain Local time: 13:06 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in pair: 116
Explanation: "paradore" is probably a misspelling for the above. A 'parador' may be a bead & breakfast, or, depending on the context, also a rest area at the side of a freeway where you find a restaurant, retrooms, a gas station, and a convenience store.
Explanation: A "parador" is a historical building essentially owned by the state which has been converted into guest accommodations cum restaurant facilities. In function, it's meant to serve as a motel (a stopover for people driving through) although it's certainly classier and can run into 4- or 5-star rates. It's not generally used for long stays, but is popular as an escapade or for a weekend.
Parrot Spain Local time: 13:06 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 7645