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#5217 - 02/08/03 12:24 PM Parador reservations -- Help!!
NatalieM Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 23
Looking for suggestions on reserving at paradors...I first used the parador website, which seemed to work great, but got no confirmation. I called their central number, and they told me I could not reserve using the website, but needed to call the individual paradors. I made a reservation with Parador Merida by phone (very nice person, very helpful, got a confirmation number). When I called the next day to alter it, I was told there was no reservation with that number or under my name. When I attempted to make a new reservation, I was told to call back tomorrow. I requested a fax number, but I don't think the person understood me. Now I'm worried that even if I make a reservation successfully, I may not have one. Any suggestions? Thank you!!

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#5218 - 02/08/03 01:30 PM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
ABP Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/29/02
Posts: 195
Loc: MADRID
You can reserve with: Viajes El Corte Inglés or other spanish travel agency by phone and ask for Paradors offers (In this time there are a lot of offers).

Luck
ABP

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#5219 - 02/08/03 03:27 PM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
NatalieM Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 23
Thanks for the suggestion! Do you have a phone number? I haven't been able to find them on the internet.

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#5220 - 02/08/03 07:31 PM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
plumepoppy Offline
Member

Registered: 03/12/02
Posts: 96
Loc: canada
I don't know how helpful this can be, but here it is! I tried to make a reservation at a Parador once, and did it by email. The information they sent me was in basic English but because it was written down, I was able to figure it out. And I assume that it was easier for them to read my email message than for me to speak to them. On the whole, I try and get reservations done by email and if the answer comes back in Spanish, I can translate the content with a dictionary.

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#5221 - 02/09/03 04:18 AM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
ABP Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/29/02
Posts: 195
Loc: MADRID
pls note Viajes El Corte Ingles phone in Madrid
913298100
915213858 and 902224411

ABP

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#5222 - 02/10/03 09:21 AM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
Jana Offline
Member

Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 188
Loc: Tucson
Last summer I booked with Petrabax travel agency in LA. I found them on the Parador website . Look for a US number. It was nice to be able to communicate without international calling. They handled everything very well. We prepaid and they issued vouchers.

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#5223 - 02/10/03 03:41 PM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
Cornelio Offline
Member

Registered: 10/28/01
Posts: 105
Loc: Dublin, CA
I have done parador reservations strictly by email and that email address as per their website is info@parador.es. They have always responsed within 24 hours. However, the response, at least in my case, has always been from Esther and the email address is SCREC011@parador.es

Anyway, try the SCREC011@parador.es email address.

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#5224 - 02/10/03 04:31 PM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
NatalieM Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 23
Thanks for the suggestions. I had already called Petrabax and the rates they quoted me were significantly higher than those listed on the Parador site, even without any meals included. When I attempted to clarify why their rate was so much higher, the person became quite unpleasant. They also said they could not give me a senior rate for my mom's room,which the parador said they could do. I e-mailed the parador site several times in the past 10 days, & have received no response, but will try the new address you've shared. Viajes El Corte Ingle has been very nice, but I need to call back when there is a staff person who speaks better English. In the meantime, I'm faxing & e-mailing using the altavista babel fish translation service (babelfish.altavista.com). If you haven't checked it out, it is amazing!

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#5225 - 02/10/03 04:32 PM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
NatalieM Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 23
Thanks for the suggestions. I had already called Petrabax and the rates they quoted me were significantly higher than those listed on the Parador site, even without any meals included. When I attempted to clarify why their rate was so much higher, the person became quite unpleasant. They also said they could not give me a senior rate for my mom's room,which the parador said they could do. I e-mailed the parador site several times in the past 10 days, & have received no response, but will try the new address you've shared. Viajes El Corte Ingle has been very nice, but I need to call back when there is a staff person who speaks better English. In the meantime, I'm faxing & e-mailing using the altavista babel fish translation service (babelfish.altavista.com). If you haven't checked it out, it is amazing!

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#5226 - 02/10/03 04:32 PM Re: Parador reservations -- Help!!
NatalieM Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/08/03
Posts: 23
Thanks for the suggestions. I had already called Petrabax and the rates they quoted me were significantly higher than those listed on the Parador site, even without any meals included. When I attempted to clarify why their rate was so much higher, the person became quite unpleasant. They also said they could not give me a senior rate for my mom's room,which the parador said they could do. I e-mailed the parador site several times in the past 10 days, & have received no response, but will try the new address you've shared. Viajes El Corte Ingle has been very nice, but I need to call back when there is a staff person who speaks better English. In the meantime, I'm faxing & e-mailing using the altavista babel fish translation service (babelfish.altavista.com). If you haven't checked it out, it is amazing!

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