Spain is a country that enjoys a pleasant all-year-round climate, great geographical diversity with breathtaking beauty and a huge range of activities that can make any trip there an experience to remember. To fully appreciate the beauty of this unique country it can be worth moving away from beach-front establishments to seek out a hotel that enjoys super views of the surrounding countryside.
The city of Barcelona, with all its diverse attractions, remains a top destination for foreign travellers to Spain. A fantastic panoramic view of the entire city can be appreciated from the luxurious Gran Hotel La Florida, located in the Sierra de Collserola. Its excellent location makes anyone who steps on the terrace feel like the owner of the city. This is an ideal hotel to spend a few days, where luxury, art and design live in harmony.
The Balearic Islands remain very popular with many visitors to Spain. All the islands enjoy areas of natural beauty and offer thousands of opportunities for enjoying a great getaway. Hotels like the Jumeirah Port Soller in Mallorca and the Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena in Ibiza both offer breathtaking views. The Jumeirah Port Soller is situated on a headland surrounded by ancient pine trees and the sea. It is an ideal place to enjoy an intimate and luxurious break immersed in the Mediterranean allowing guests to quickly forget the stresses of work and daily routine. The Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena is a magnificent hotel, known also as “the soul of Ibiza” due to the fantastic views and services on offer. It has 77 rooms, four restaurants, a bar and three pools, all located at a height that captures the essence of the island and enables guests to see any corner of the island from the building.
The Grand Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa in Malaga was the winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards for Luxury Spa Hotel in 2011 and is designed for guests looking to feel and enjoy the tranquility of a privileged location with unique views along the coast of Malaga.
The prestigious Gran Meliá Palacio de Isora in Tenerife received an award this year for being the best resort in Spain from Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Guests can relax and admire unique sunsets at this waterfront hotel with the Atlantic Ocean at their feet and the majestic mount Teide at their back.
Apart from these fantastic seaside hotels, Spain also has many establishments that offer excellent mountain views. Proof of this is the hotel Husa San Bernat, located high on the Montseny mountain between Gerona and Barcelona, it is a perfect place to find peace and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. This hotel actually has “canine guardians”, beautiful St. Bernard dogs that will accompany tourists on any of their walks in the surrounding area.
In addition to the coastal hotels of the south of Spain the Hotel Alfonso X in Seville overlooks the famous Giralda tower, offering an ideal opportunity to enjoy a fantastic dinner in the shadow of the steeple of St. Mary’s Cathedral of Seville which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Those seeking a view of something historical have the option of staying at the NH Victoria Palace of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, just 50 km from Madrid. The hotel has recently been redecorated with contemporary features integrated into the traditional architecture of the building, where guests can admire the spectacular and fantastic views of the monastery of El Escorial.