Category: Spain

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

5 of the best places to play golf in Europe

If you are a true golf aficionado, a golfing holiday at one of Europe’s luxury golf resorts would be a dream come true. There you can golf the same fairways that have challenged some of the world’s golf legends, fine tune your game, sample some of the best cuisine the region has to offer and [...]

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

2011 Summer holiday hotspots according to Great Hotels of the World

In a bid no doubt to build awareness for its members, Great Hotels of the World has revealed its holiday hotspot predictions for Summer 2011 based on searches made on their site. 1. Tenerife, Spain The Canary Island of Tenerife is a firm favourite with holiday makers and continues to be one of the most [...]

Europe’s top 10 hidden gem hotels

I’m not sure what makes a hotel a ‘hidden gem’ as a considerable number in the list that follows are to be found in major European cities. That aside, here’s the top 10 hidden gem hotels according to Tripadvisor. (They don’t actually say ‘Europe’s top 10′ but since all of them are in Europe (in [...]

5 of the best hotels in Majorca

5 of the best hotels in Majorca

Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and lies in the Mediterranean Sea just off of the South East coast of Spain. Being further south comes with its benefits and being closer to the equator brings you a much warmer atmosphere. Majorca is a beautiful island and with it brings some beautiful culture. In Palma lies the magnificent [...]

Europe’s top 5 luxury hotels

Europe’s top 5 luxury hotels

If you’re planning a trip anywhere in Europe and looking to really indulge yourself in complete luxury, there are many great hotels out there that can attend to your every need. Here are some of the best. 1. Casa Fuster, Barcelona The Casa Fuster is popular with many travellers as this gives you a real [...]

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Interview with Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager of Ananda in the Himalayas

Anupam Dasgupta has been with the IHHR group for over 6 years in several roles and is now the General Manager at Ananda. Ananda, located in the foothills of the Himalayas, is a world-leading spa where a holistic approach is taken towards rejuvenation using the three ancient Indian philosphies of Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta. The award-winning retreat combines [...]

Formula 1 Barcelona Grand Prix – May 2011

Formula 1 Barcelona Grand Prix – May 2011

Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton… yes… they are back! Melbourne will be the first Grand Prix of the season which we expect to be one of the most exciting in recent years. The Formula 1 competition will arrive to Barcelona in May, and everything is ready for the big motorsport event. For those [...]

Which hotels in Europe would make your top 10?

Tripadvisor have contacted me with their list of the top 10 hotels in Europe. And it’s perhaps not the most obvious names that make the list. Here’s their top 10: 1. Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic 2. Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece 3. Al Ponte Antico Hotel, Venice, Italy 4. La Villa Marbella [...]

Marbella Heights Hotel: Balinese style and Mediterranean comforts

Marbella Heights Hotel: Balinese style and Mediterranean comforts

Discovering luxury from a stay abroad can mean many things: opulent design, indulgent amenities or the mere pleasure of peaceful tranquillity. Set amongst the rolling hills, olive groves and rugged mountains of Andalucía, The Marbella Heights Hotel uniquely combines all three, creating a divine recipe for all luxury-lovers. With rose-coloured stone and terracotta turrets, this [...]

Top 10 charming European towns and cities

Looking for somewhere in Europe with distinctive charm?  Then take a look at this recently-published Tripadvisor list of the top 10 charming European towns and cities. Unlike many previous TA lists that we’ve published, this one isn’t overly-dominated by any one country but instead offers a good mix of options. Let us know what you [...]

Cruel hotel ‘ghost’ joke

Forgive me because I don’t know the name of the hotel but I think it’s in Madrid… anyway, even if your Spanish isn’t up to much, you’ll soon get the idea – clearly someone has a rather warped sense of humour!

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

The top 10 cities to visit in 2011

Lonely Planet earlier this year produced a list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2011. It wasn’t just ‘yet another top 10 list’ – well, it was, but it at least gave some good reasons for why each place was worthy of visiting this year. Here’s their top 10 and, if you want [...]

19 of the world’s sexiest hotels

19 of the world’s sexiest hotels

Just two weeks after The Luxury Travel Bible issued a press release with its top 10 sexiest hotels in the world for Valentine’s, I’ve been sent an email by Tripadvisor with their own top 10 sexy hotels.  Perhaps not surprisingly, there aren’t many that are common to both lists.   Here are the two lists: [...]

The world’s scariest footpath and motorbike trail

There’s nothing luxurious here, but I think anyone with a love of travel would find it interesting, so I’m sharing it regardless!  First up, a footpath that’s being billed on YouTube as the world’s scariest.  El camino del ray is a via ferrata that’s now fallen into a state of disrepair, located in the province [...]

Luxury defined: Tenerife’s Abama Golf & Spa Resort

Luxury defined: Tenerife’s Abama Golf & Spa Resort

In recent years the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife, situated just off the west coast of Africa, has undergone something of a transformation. It’s shaken off its reputation as a tacky, 18-30s drinking resort and emerged on to the world stage as a luxurious, classy getaway. Well, parts of it at least. The Abama Golf & [...]

Top 10 trendy European hotels

Top 10 trendy European hotels

Looking for something a little bit different? Tripadvisor have shortlisted their top 10 trendy European hotels (and there’s a few trendy websites here that you might like to peruse, too!). Would you agree with their list? Is there a hotel that you think deserves to be on the list but isn’t? Please post a comment [...]

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