Category: Spain

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 […]

10 of the best restaurants in Spain

10 of the best restaurants in Spain

Spain is renowned for its fantastic cuisine, from the classics such as paella and gazpacho to the heavily seafood influenced dishes such as suquet (seafood stew) and empanada (bread pies filled with shellfish) – there are thousands of new and exciting flavours to try while holidaying in Spain. If you are a bit of a foodie and […]

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Quintessentially Rocksure – the perfect partnership

Rocksure Property have partnered with Quintessentially, a world leading private members’ club and concierge service to create an exciting new investment fund – The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund. This will be the fourth fund created by Rocksure Property, continuing to provide investors with shared ownerships in luxurious properties, exquisite destinations, notable service levels, reduced investment risk […]

The Urban Oasis

Situated in Palma, the Mediterranean metropolis and capital city of Mallorca, the Puro Hotel (Puro Oasis Urbano) stands as a mecca to those seeking a luxurious and exclusive retreat. Titled as an urban oasis, this chic boutique hotel embraces the perfect blend of old and new, rural and cosmopolitan, that radiates throughout the compact city […]

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Tripadvisor have emailed me with their “top 10 sultry island escapes”. What do you think of their selection? Any notable omissions? 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Bali, Indonesia 3. Anguilla 4. Phuket, Thailand 5. Santorini, Greece 6. St. Lucia 7. Ischia, Italy 8. Formentera, Spain 9. Fiji 10. Seychelles

The grande dame in luxury: Hotel Arts Barcelona

The grande dame in luxury: Hotel Arts Barcelona

Looming over the whole of Barcelona with its cool glass facade and steel beams is the uber modern and ultra luxe five-star property that is Hotel Arts Barcelona. Managed by The Ritz-Carlton Company, Hotel Arts is the grande dame of Barcelona and one that luxury seekers should simply not overlook. Located just steps away from […]

Barcelona harbour - a cruiser's paradise

Barcelona harbour – a cruiser’s paradise

“All roads lead to Rome” and all cruises lead to Barcelona harbour. Three new Cruise lines have decided to tie up their vessels at the Barcelona harbor for 2011; “Liberty of the Seas” Royal Caribbean, “Epic” Norwegian Cruise Line and “Carnival Magic” Carnival. Collectively they will attract 2.5 million passengers per year to the Catalonian […]

New Year’s Eve in a 18th Century palace in Barcelona

There is a private palace located in the centre of  Barcelona unknown for most of the people; however, it’s a special place available for any kind of events and celebrations, such as New Year’s Eve 2010. The palace is a building of late baroque style with classic influence. It is the only private 18th Century […]

Win with Radisson Blu!

Win with Radisson Blu!

Radisson Blu hotels – a brand we’ve mentioned a few times on A Luxury Travel Blog in the past – is getting into the festive spirit with the Radisson Blue Quiz – a fantastic opportunity to win a weekend away at one of its hotels, choosing from Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Helsinki or Hamburg.  But even if you’re […]

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