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Unique Spanish hotels for an Autumn break

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 20th Century. Its interior terrace, complete with glass dome is not to be missed.

The hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville is a Renaissance icon and immediately from the outside it looks like a building you would want to visit. Beautiful and unique both on the outside and inside, this hotel takes guests back to a time when ceilings were high, rooms were divided by arches and had columns and white marble stairs decorated with wooden ornaments. But besides celebrating the past, the present can also be perceived in this hotel, and modernism merges with romanticism in its rooms. With a long history dating back to 1928, this hotel has become the benchmark for travelers from around the world when visiting Seville.

The five star Maria Cristina in San Sebastian is located in the heart of the city and is reminiscent of the Palace hotel, both inside and out. Opened in 1912, it has recently been renovated but maintains the style of the Belle Époque. This hotel is known for its 19th Century portraits, silk brocades and glorious chandeliers.

If we fancy an Autumn break that includes more clement weather, there are also luxury, charming hotels to be found in the Canary Islands. The Hotel Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for example, is to be found in the heart of Doramas Park. This hotel has been offering five star luxury since 1980 and makes guests feel at home in a relaxed yet comfortable atmosphere.

 

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