by Avril O’Connor The vista is of grapevines which stretch as far as the eye can see. Only the buzzing sound of cicadas can be heard as the sun goes down amid the heat of the late afternoon. On the … Continue reading
This hotel is just pure class. Just like the world-renowned Eden Rock in Antibes, in the South of France, its pool is set on a striking rocky outcrop. The views are spectacular and its hard to believe that this tranquil … Continue reading
The Jumeirah Hotel and Spa at Port Soller on the north-west coast of Mallorca is one of the most beautiful and luxurious resorts in Spain. And that view is shared by the spa experts at CondeNast Traveller, which shortlisted it … Continue reading
When the long winter hits Europe where can you go to get some sun that doesn’t involve a long-haul flight? Where you can have great food, wine and there is more to do than beach?
Hotel Castelar, Castelar 25, 39004 Santander, Cantabria T: +34 942 225 2000; www.grupocastelar.com
Urbanizacion Golf Rio Real, s/n, 29600 Marbella T: +34 952 666 4000; www.incosol.com Set in sub-tropical gardens near the coast, there is a gym, acqua gym, pools, saunas and a jacuzzi. The spa offers intensive treatments for serious medical conditions as … Continue reading
Hotel Byblos Andalus, Mijas Golf, 29650 Mijas Costa, MalagaT:+34 952 47 3050; www.byblos-andaluz.com Overlooking the Mijas mountains, the hotel has two 18-hole golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pool and is build in Spanish/Greek styles.
La Boladilla Baja Cra. de Cadiz, Km 163.5, 29689 Estepona, Malaga T: +34 952 79 4345; www.las-dunas.com The hotel is designed in Andulacian style, with lush gardens and fountains. All rooms have sea views. Outdoor activities inlude, golf, cycling, horseriding and … Continue reading
Carrer Nou 38, 43340 Montbrio del Camp, Costa Daurada, Tarragona T: +34 977 81 4000; www.gruprocblanc.com A luxury hotel surrounded by gardens with a lake and pool and fountains. Outdoor activities include golf, tennis, horse-riding, sailing, diving and trekking in the … Continue reading
MajorcaT: +34 971 4021 11 www.hotelbonsol.es This hotel is built into a cliff and has stunning views. There are also three swimming pools and a private beach. The restaurant has local specialities such as roast suckling pig with ratatouille, sauteed fillet … Continue reading
Passeig Calvià, Palma, Majorca. T: +34 971 629 629; www.arabellasheraton.com/mardavall Inland with beautiful grounds and great views over Puerto Portals marina and Palma nearby this is a five star hotel, with Bang & Olufsen televisions, including in the bathroom. There is … Continue reading
Costa del Sol T: +34 95 280 9500; www.kempinski-spain.comTen miles from Marbella in palm gardens.
Ctra. Vallvidrera al Tibidabo, 83-93, 08035 T: +34 93 259 30 00 www.hotellaflorida.com Sitting above the City this hotel has glorious views across the Mediterranean and some rooms have private terraces and whirlpools. Built in 1925 it has a huge … Continue reading