Category: Spain

I've won a holiday!  (No... honestly... I really have!)

I’ve won a holiday! (No… honestly… I really have!)

It must be my lucky day.   I was contacted on MSN Messenger this morning by Dan from Alpha Rooms. He told me I’d won a 7-night holiday for 2  at the  5-star Costa Adeje Gran Hotel in Tenerife, with flights and transfers included. Well… I just couldn’t believe it… I honestly thought he was […]

The Kingdom of Navarra visits San Francisco

The Kingdom of Navarra visits San Francisco

The American Institute of Wine & Food – Norcal is  about to present  an outstanding culinary and educational tribute to the region of Navarra, Spain. Situated in the north of Spain, Navarra is a land of complexity and contrast. Bordered by France, Castilla, Aragon and the Basque Country,  it shares many cultural elements. The cuisine, […]

Five best places to re-tox

Five best places to re-tox

The Guardian has a  brief article on the five best places to re-tax (as opposed to de-tox)… the shortlist includes: an Ecole du Vin weekend in March at Birmingham’s Hotel du Vin multi-course feasting at Li Licci in Sardinia a night out in London followed by a sleeper to Penzance and a stay at Rick […]

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

Ebookers 10 best holiday destinations for 2007

January seems to a popular for month for ‘best’ lists, and Ebookers is getting in on the PR game.   These are apparently the 10 best-selling beach and city destinations of the Ebookers worldwide sale, which runs until 31st January 2007: Bangkok Sydney New York Johannesburg Dubai Cape Town Barcelona Miami Perth Orlando

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

European Coast and Country from Mr & Mrs Smith

Mr & Mrs Smith are giving the inside scoop on “coastal cool and countryside chic” with their newest guidebook. The European Coast and Country guidebook contains 300 pages and over 350 stunning images, featuring 22 detailed destination guides, from the Aeolian Islands to Vaucluse, as well as information on 33 favourite hotels in France, Greece, […]

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Latest deals from The Leading Hotels of the World

Experience beach resorts, mountain escapes, and more with these package deals originating from the UK or the US, courtesy of The Leading Hotels of the World: The Halkin, London, England – 4-night stay in a Deluxe King Room, return Business Class airfare, tax and service charges included, available from 10th January to 31st March 2007. […]

Mallorca Farmhouses Ltd. in The Sunday Times Top 100

Mallorca Farmhouses Ltd. in The Sunday Times Top 100

Mallorca Farmhouses Ltd. has over 150 properties across the island of Mallorca, with 40% already sold for this season.  The company  contines to improve standards in luxury villa rentals working closely with its suppliers and listening to  its customers’ feedback.  It’s perhaps no surprise, therefore, that  it made it on to The Sunday Times Top […]

Interview with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain

Interview with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain

My  second interview is with Eduardo Blanco of Different Spain, an agency which he runs independently.   Eduardo has worked in a number of luxury hotels (Cortijo Soto Real, Hacienda Boticaria  and San Roque Club), and had airline experiences in Barcelona and London. He ocassionally writes hotel reviews, co-operates in travel websites and blogs, and […]

Polaris World Beach Club at La Manga del Mar Menor

Polaris World – developers of luxury golf resorts in the Murcia region of Spain – have apparently located the ideal venue for their new beach club in Murcia. It is set to be located directly on the beach at La Manga del Mar Menor and will be an exclusive area with a superb Mediterranean style […]

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

Interview with Randy Antin of Perfect Escapes

My first interview is with Randy Antin, Director of Interactive and Social Media at Perfect Escapes, a luxury hotel start-up focussing on 4- and 5-star hotels. Randy previously worked at Travelocity for 8 years as a travel writer/editor and then progressed into Search Engine Marketing. What is it that  you do exactly? Mostly, I spend […]

Rio Real Golf Hotel, Marbella, Spain

Rio Real Golf Hotel, Marbella, Spain

Nestling between the Sierra Blanca mountains and the Meditterean, and just 5 kms from the heart of the popular resort of Marbella  on the Costa del Sol, the Rio Real Golf Hotel is a 30-room five star hotel that combines Spanish architecture with Asia and Mediterranean influences. Although the hotel only opened in 2001, the […]

2 for 1 with Sol Meliá

2 for 1 with Sol Meliá

The leading hotel chain in Spain – Sol Meliá Hotels & Resorts  – is  running a 2 for 1 promotion. Stay any two nights from Monday to Thursday, and pay for just one, subject to availability. Participating  four and five star hotels are not limited to Spain but also other parts of Europe so, wherever […]

The best tapas bars and restaurants in Madrid, Spain

The best tapas bars and restaurants in Madrid, Spain

Heading for the Iberian peninsula and Madrid?   Want a few tips on some of the best tapas bars and restaurants in the capital  city?   Make your visit special and  give the  following a try: Tapas bars: SOL AND SANTA ANA PLAZA AREA Lhardy –  Carrera San Jerónimo, 8. Founded in 1838, restaurant on […]

Occitania Fire Elements Package at La Pleta Hotel & Spa in the Pyrenees

Occitania Fire Elements Package at La Pleta Hotel & Spa in the Pyrenees

Enjoy 5 days (4 nights) with the Occitania Fire Elements Package at La Pleta Hotel & Spa, Spain’s exclusive winter playground in the Pyrenees. The package includes a herbal exfoliation (30 mins) with a wrap (50 mins), a hot stone massage (50 mins), a rejuventating facial or deep tissue massage (50 mins) and an essence […]

New guesthouses from Hospes Hotels & Moments

New guesthouses from Hospes Hotels & Moments

Hospes Hotels & Moments – a small, exclusive  hotel chain in Spain – is converting three palaces and convents into sumptuous guest houses. The splendid Hospes Madrid, the inspiring Palacio del Bailío in Córdoba and the grand Palacio San Blas in Jerez will all open soon, and  have rates from $180 to $1,400+ per night.

The best tapas bars and restaurants in Seville, Spain

The best tapas bars and restaurants in Seville, Spain

Seville, the capital of Andalusia, the southern region of Spain, is a great destination. Perfect for city breaks, romantic and cosy, one of the main features of Seville is the gastronomy. A good example of the excellent Spanish cuisine is found here, especially the most famous tradition, the tapas. Hundreds of bars around the city […]