Lying along the border with Portugal, Badajoz invites you to discover its often-overlooked treasures. Explore the imposing Alcazaba fortress and the elegant Plaza Alta. Wander through the old town’s labyrinth streets, with a fusion of Moorish and Spanish influences. Attend festivals like the Semana Santa procession, which showcases the city’s deep-rooted traditions. And indulge in the flavours of Extremaduran cuisine, where hearty dishes and fine wines entice the palate. With its blend of history, culture and gastronomy, Badajoz offers an authentic Spanish experience that’s a little more off the beaten track and so richly rewards the curious traveller.
NH Gran Hotel Casino Extremadura
Located in a quiet neighbourhood beside the Rio Guadiana River, this five-star NH hotel offers 58 soundproofed bedrooms with elegant furnishings, wooden floors and pillow menus as standard. Connecting rooms are available, as are suites with living rooms and jacuzzis. Guests can take breakfast on the terrace and dine in the Mirador del Guadiana River View restaurant, as well as in the onsite casino, home to slot machines and table games. There is also a lobby bar, a gym and a spa, with a sauna and a Turkish bath.
AC Hotel by Marriott Badajoz
Child and pet-friendly, this cosmopolitan AC Hotel provides the option of family rooms among its selection of 106 accommodations. There’s an onsite restaurant, the AC Lounge, where you can enjoy a meal with your travel companions, and refuel each day with a hearty breakfast. On the terrace, you’ll be surrounded by the aroma of close-by olive and lemon trees, as you sip on a cocktail and unwind from the day’s sightseeing. The hotel also has a fitness centre, parking and event space, for guests travelling on business.