Always talking about hotels, it was bound to happen: we have been asked to make our list of top 5 hotels of 2014. With summer season almost finished, autumn holidays reserved and winter getaways almost allocated, we think that, finally, now it is a good moment to make our short selection I admit in the name of the editorial team that it has been difficult to choose.
But, at the end, we must decide and this is the result of many votes and arguments in favour and against,
Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa
The first in our list of Top 5 hotels of 2014 is a hotel located in Bogotá, next to La 98 Park A luxury hotel targeted at business public and leisure getaways to the capital of Colombia. Modern, with enviable haute cuisine, classic design and innovative spaces. We are captivated by its business services (it has 16 meeting rooms perfectly equipped) and one of the best wellness centres in Bogotá.
→ An extra benefit: its terrace turned into a chill out area, with amazing views of the northern area of Bogotá.
→ A plan: shopping in the most exclusive area of Bogotá.
→ A good opportunity: to organise an important corporate event or celebrate a wedding.
IBEROSTAR Fuerteventura Palace
It is one of the three hotels in Playa de Jandía that belong to the Spanish chain Iberostar. Next to the two big family resorts in Fuerteventura which belong to the same group –Playa Gaviotas and Playa Gaviotas Park– it is the most targeted at couples with children. It differs from the others in the special services for adults: exclusive VIP area, spa with Jacuzzi and Adults Only solarium, scuba diving club, piano bar, special breakfasts.
→ An extra benefit: its location, almost on the sand, just one step away from the Matorral beach.
→ A plan: discovering Morro Jable and its lively ambience of Canary town with fishing tradition.
→ A good opportunity: for a relaxing holiday with children and getting away from it all.
Sol Mirlos Tordos All Inclusive
All inclusive hotel for children in Majorca which represent, in our opinion, the best example of the famous Flintstones Hotels line of Melià Hotels & Resorts. It is a theme hotel in Palma Nova, almost an amusement park inspired by the cartoon series The Flintstones, designed for kids to be the centre of attention on holiday: restaurants with special Flintstone menu, rooms and games rooms decorated with all the details of the series, as if it really were a town in the Flintstone age.
→ An extra benefit: its professional instructors team and its babysitting service.
→ A plan: taking advantage to know the western coast of Majorca.
→ A good opportunity: to surprise the children, reward their marks and relax.
Barceló Montecastillo Golf
Luxury hotel next to Moto GP circuit in Jerez, with golf course, exclusive villas -ideal for families- gourmet restaurants, spa and wellness area, gym… A destination in itself, just one step away from one of the best wine routes in Spain and at few kilometres from the lively Puerto de Santamaría and its beaches. It offers free and unlimited green fees with the hotel booking, free internet connection and specialised services for weddings and corporate events organisation.
→ An extra benefit: it is one of the few pet friendly accommodations in Jerez.
→ A plan: doing the cherry wine route: Osborne, Tío Pepe…
→ A good opportunity: to attend the Moto GP Awards in Jerez.
Grand Hotel Budapest
One of the best hotels in Budapest, located in the famous La Libertad Square, in the Pest area. It offers 5-star services in one of the most exclusive points of the city, next to the main public institutions in Hungary, the central offices of the most representative companies, the cultural centres… It is a hotel targeted at business travellers in search of a select space where they can combine rest, leisure, work, and organise meetings and events. It offers personal concierge service. A luxury.
→ An extra benefit: the restaurant, with Spanish products and a wide cellar with native wines.
→ A plan: touring the river by ship and go up the castle by the cable railway.
→ A good opportunity: for a romantic getaway in Europe.