The hotels of Spain were well represented again in the recently published Travellers Choice Awards that are published annually in January by travel site TripAdvisor. In all some 147 Spanish establishments received awards, which is 5 more than in 2014. The hotels that received prizes were spread over 14 different autonomous regions in Spain, but the regions that received the most awards were the Balearic Islands, Andalusia, Catalonia, the Canaries and Valencia.
In the section of the awards dedicated exclusively to Spain the best hotel was the Boutique Hotel & Spa Vincci Selección Aleysa in Benalmádena, followed by the Hotel Primero Primera in Barcelona and then the Gold by Marina in Playa del Inglés in Gran Canaria. In fourth place users of TripAdvisor selected the Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia in Maspalomas and closing out the top five was the Hotel Astoria Playa in Alcudia, Mallorca.
In the Luxury Hotel Category the Vincci… Click to continue reading
The Internet has undoubtedly revolutionized the way many travelers now select their hotels. Gone is the traditional faith in a hotel’s star rating, with more belief now put in the comments left by other customers or in the pictures available on review sites as well as the information available on the hotel’s own site. In this post we recommend a number of hotels in Spain that could be worth a visit this Autumn not only because of positive user feedback but also because of their uniqueness and history.
In Madrid we could try the five star Westin Palace Hotel, which this year celebrates its one hundredth anniversary. Located in the heart of Madrid’s museum district, the 467-room hotel is well known for its luxury, elegance and history. The spacious and elegant rooms are all decorated with original wall paintings and transport guests back to the old Madrid of the turn of the… Click to continue reading
According to data published recently by hot.es, an application that allows you to book hotels in Spain on the same day at reduced rates, the cheapest rooms available in Spain are currently be found in Almeria. Hot.es claim that, using their hotel app, the price of a hotel room in Almeria will set you back a mere €43.50 per night . This is well below the Spanish average for bookings on the same day which hot.es reports to be around €65.70 and even further below the €88.20 it normally costs for a hotel room in Spain if booked in a more traditional manner.
This means that the discount for booking on the same day using hot’s app can be around 25%, and, as is the case for hotels in Almeria, could be as much as 50% when compared to prices obtained through more traditional reservation channels, where a room in the area… Click to continue reading
According to monthly pricing data released recently by a leading travel portal it looks like many hotels in Spain have lowered their prices for June in an attempt to attract business from home and abroad. The average price of an overnight stay in a Spanish hotel will set you back around €102 this month.
The price of €102 per night per double room means that prices all over Spain for June are down on average some 3 percent compared with last year. The most notable price decreases are to be found in northern areas, with hotels in Asturias, for example, dropping prices by a massive 20 percent, whilst in Cantabria hotel prices are reportedly down 18 per percent and in Galicia the price of hotels for June is down some 17 percent year on year.
These northern regions are followed by Valencia, which reported a decline of 13 percent, then Andalusia reporting… Click to continue reading
A new player has arrived in the boutique hotel sector in Spain and has just recently opened the doors of its first hotel. The new chain is called One Shot and its first establishment, known simply as 23, is now operating in Madrid. Central to the philosophy of Spain’s newest hotel chain will be the situating of its hotels in unique and historic buildings right in the center of any cities it chooses to operate in. All the buildings will be well-known for their high quality architecture. Unique design and quality concepts will be also reflected in the interior of each hotel resulting in a modern hotel concept with all the usual essential services to be found within the setting of a historical building.
One Shot Hotels acquired their first property at number 23 calle del Prado in the Spanish capital and the building has been refurbished to meet the quality standards… Click to continue reading
In a recent report produced by ReviewPro, a company that specializes in on-line reputation management for hotels, the feedback on hotels in Valencia put them in top position with regard to accommodation in all other parts of Spain. ReviewPro realizes the important impact that user-generated content can have on hotel businesses and helps clients profit from the social web. According to the report from ReviewPro, the average online reputation, or Global Review Index, of the hotel market in Valencia is 81.1 per cent, which put the hotels of the city in first place in the whole of Spain, above other major cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Palma and Seville.
On the back of this report ReviewPro has produced a ranking of the top ten hotels in Valencia as rated by Internet users. It has taken into account some 40,000 comments posted on over 100 travel sites about 68 hotels in the city of Valencia in… Click to continue reading
This year, for the first time, the five-star Hesperia Lanzarote hotel, which is located in the chic, international marina of Puerto Calero, is offering all-inclusive, high-end packages for individuals, couples and families. These include great deals on top dining options as well as entertainment and a full range of leisure activities for adults and children.
The aim of the packages is to allow customers to enjoy the unique facilities of this excellent five-star hotel at very competitive prices during 2013. Guests who book the new packages will avail of comfortable rooms as well as being able to enjoy excellent international cuisine services, entertainment and other amenities. They will also avail of wi-fi in all parts of the hotel, access to the gym, sports facilities (including tennis, paddle, squash, beach-volleyball, table tennis and mini-golf), a reading area, games area, pool chairs and towel service as well as entertainment with live music every night… Click to continue reading
At this time of year many people head to the mountains in search of the perfect powder to enjoy a great skiing holiday. Austria, Switzerland and France are the top choices for many travellers but Spain is also worth considering at this time of year as a ski destination. Below are some of the best hotels in Spain and Andorra which are worth consideration if you are tempted to try the pistes in either of these two destinations.
Hotel La Pleta is an exclusive five star hotel located in the heart of Val d’Aran near the ski resort of Baqueira-Beret in Lerida in the north of Spain. Frequently visited by the Spanish royal family during their winter holidays, it is one of the few hotels in Spain that provides for heliskiing. As the name suggests this involves taking a helicopter to reach the highest peaks allowing you to enjoy both incredible views and… Click to continue reading
Travel website TripAdvisor recently announced its ‘Travellers Choice’ hotel awards for 2013. One Spanish region that proved extremely popular with the users of the portal was Andalusia, where a total of 36 hotels won 43 awards. The hotels in this part of Spain have been receiving more and more awards in recent years demonstrating that they can compete with the top international hotels. The hotels in Malaga also performed well with 16 hotels in this part of Andalusia receiving a total of 21 awards.
In the category of ‘Best Luxury Hotel’ the Vincci Selection Aleysa Boutique & Spa located in Benalmádena in Malaga was a clear winner, gaining first place in the ‘Top Hotels in Spain’ section. Indeed, this hotel came 22nd in the list of all European hotels.
La Villa Marbella-Charming Hotel in the ever popular Spanish city won the category for ‘Best Service’ for the second consecutive year. Some guests who stayed at the… Click to continue reading
This year HolidayCheck, the travel review website, has selected 99 hotels worldwide to receive the ‘HolidayCheck Award 2013’. These awards are based on more than 780,000 hotel reviews written by users during the last twelve months. Awards went to six hotels in Spain, one more than last year.
In the category ‘No. 1 in the Country’, HolidayCheck gives an award to the best hotels in the twenty most popular tourist destinations worldwide. In Spain, the winner was the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort on Gran Canaria. This hotel also won the same award in 2012.
The other winning hotels in Spain were the SBH Costa Calma Beach hotel in Fuerteventura which won the ‘Beach Holiday Hotel’ category. The Hotel Las Costas in Lanzarote was awarded best ‘Family hotel’, the Hipotels Hipocampo Palace in Majorca was awarded best ‘Hotel for Couples’, the Ayre Hotel Gran Via in Barcelona won the ‘City-break hotel’ category and the Hotel S’Entrador Playa in Majorca, which won… Click to continue reading