Monthly Archives: May 2015

Madrid, Madrid, Madrid…

If you would like to visit Madrid, this is the perfect time before the heat rises, the Spanish capital is getting trendy and june is perfect to visit it before it gets crowded, the city is moving, with all kind of cultural and festive activities, concerts, special events, and the unmissable summertime welcome in the best local bars, terraces and rooftops of the city.

madrid azoteas
Higher is better

We mentioned before, the Madrid rooftops are wonderful, and had been turn into bars and restaurants not too long ago. So now we have the opportunity to enjoy this new activities in the Spain roofs. Some hotels have adapted the idea to their buildings, like the IBEROSTAR Las Letras, a lounge with a view to the Gran Vía in Madrid where you can have a drink from 17:00 to 02:00 am.

We will find the best terraces in the Gran Vía, La Latina zone and around the Major Square, and the San Miguel area, with the best bars and common places to enjoy the best of the city. So if you’re visiting the city, give yourself the opportunity to know these new places, but remember, prices are also high.

Design accommodation

Other hotels had made an effort to redesign their facilities and their services aiming to the 21th century travellers, with bedrooms in the centre of Madrid with free Wi-Fi, iPad, hydromassage shower, and even Jacuzzi. Some of our favourites are the features of this hotel in the Serrano Street of the Petit Palace chain, or the Art Gallery hotel, with are a true example of the avant-garde design that is adopting the Hotel industry in the centre of Madrid.

The common areas and specially the gastronomic corners that this hotels in Madrid offer not only to their guests but for the locals too, a new way to connect the travellers and the residents with the local culture. Of those who live in Madrid who hasn’t thought of taking the change and have a delicious brunch in one of these deluxe hotels in the centre of the city? Probably a lot of people would like it.

Catalonia Las Cortes Hotel

Catalonia Las Cortes Hotel

Locations to work…and have some fun

Catalonia, with its hotel next to Las Cortes, is an example of this new Madrid looking to create a specialized service and create a unique experience to each traveller, like a short break right in the city an attractive space for those executive travellers who look for a hotel adapted with meeting rooms right in the centre of Madrid, excellent internet connections, and comfortable areas ideal to work like in an office. These rooms in the Gran Vía of Catalonia Las Cortes, are the perfect combination of a relaxing space but with all the necessities for some work hours.

The tip: If you’re travelling to Madrid this June for pleasure or business, take a look to these hotel pages. You might find some affordable offers online.

Family fun and comfort at Iberostar Cala Millor Hotel

Iberostar Cala Millor Hotel is a hotel perfect to combine a fun family holiday beside the sea with comfort and relaxation provided by a spa accommodation. This is a complete spa hotel locates in of the most beautiful touristic areas in the island: Cala Millor.

Situated in a lovely area next to the sea, this spa hotel in Cala Millor is the perfect option for people who want to relax during their holiday without giving up the leisure and fun that characterise every trip with children.

For parents, this complete spa hotel in Majorca has expert therapists offering a varied range of wellness services that will keep stress and worries away. Its spa has swimming pool, injectors abdomen, buttocks, calves, feet and ankles, sauna, Hamam …

Likewise, specialists in relaxation of Iberostar Cala Millor also offer a wide series of facial and body treatments to achieve maximum guest satisfaction.  After being there, you won’t want leave!

IBEROSTAR Cala Millor

This is not all, as you relax, your children could stay in the hotel’s mini club, where the staff will perfectly take care of them while they enjoy their holiday playing and making new friends.

A perfect combination that makes it the ideal family hotel in Cala Millor. But besides its services, this accommodations also stands out for its location, right on the seafront in the beautiful Cala Millor beach. It is a tourist place where you will find all the services you can need. At the surroundings of the hotels, there are many bars, restaurants, stores and other establishments to enjoy your holiday without needing to go far away.

As for rest, the hotel has 163 new rooms completely equipped where comfort is guaranteed. Peaceful spaces beautifully decorated providing warmth to the rooms and keeping taste for design and simplicity.

Do not wait too long to start organising your family holiday in Cala Millor and book now online through the official website at the best price online guaranteed.

Forget all your worries in this hotel with spa in Fuenteventura

Tired of the daily routine? Stressed by the hard work or the endless concern? If you feel this way, maybe it’s time to take a deep breath and drown yourself in a relaxing place like Fuerteventura.

This beautiful canary island is the ideal place to unplugged yourself a few days from your busy life, and just take care of your senses in a hotel with spa in Fuerteventura. The Iberostar Playa Gaviotas hotel is an excellent choice if you’re looking for an accommodation with spa in Fuerteventura not only it has the most professional and specialized staff with the best relaxation techniques, but it is also located in the beautiful Jandía beach.

The Iberostar Playa Gaviotas offers to its guests the Spa Sensations Thai Zen located in the Iberostar Playa Gaviotas Park next to the hotel. This luxury spa has a unique staff that offers the mystic oriental treatments and techniques services.

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas hotel

Iberostar Playa Gaviotas hotel

The Spa also has a Jacuzzi, a beauty salon, as well as a variety of relaxation treatments inspired in the Asian culture. An authentic way to balance the body and mind and refill your energy.

The perfect place to forget all that make you feel unhappy, and free your mind from all the daily troubles. A location designed to let the customers enjoy the most of their spare time in this wonderful place, a unique environment that only the Fuerteventura Island and the paradisiacal Jandía beach can offer you.

The Jandía beach is one of the most touristic areas in Fuerteventura but that doesn’t take its calmness. A beautiful settlement with a beautiful 25 km coast. Besides, if you book in this hotel with spa in Jandía beach, you will have a lot of activities to enjoy, not only inside the hotel but outside also, the perfect way to complete your holiday here in Fuerteventura.

Don’t resist this opportunity and visit the website of this resort with spa in Fuerteventura to make a reservation and prepare yourself to visit this peace of heaven in the Canary Island that’s waiting for you!

 

Hotel for tech lovers

Travelling is not like before. We want more and more. Needs change and our demands and requests too. We don’t only see prices –which is unavoidable- but also services offered by every destination and accommodation. We look for places that give us different experiences and, at the same extent, hotels, hostels and apartments that allow us to live them. So, we are usually prepared to pay more if service is important for us.

This is the case of tech lovers, those who cannot live without being connected to Internet and those who experience a real drama if Wifi is not working. Businessmen, business travellers and adventure lovers want to share experiences even with people who is not travelling with us.

Petit Palace Barcelona Hotel

Petit Palace Barcelona Hotel

Many hotels in Spain have noticed these needs. Especially urban hotels in Barcelona, Madrid or Valencia –as well as other capitals in Spain– have worked during the last years to create spaces where technology is conceived to offer maximum comfort. We are not talking about impersonal hotels, filled up with devices turning the accommodation into a spacecraft, but about hotels, as many hotels in the centre of Madrid or Barcelona, where you can enjoy a good Wifi connection, computer, business corner to work in case of unexpected events, or iPad to organise your activities and routes for every day.

Certainly, there are not many accommodations like these, but there are more and more hotels in the centre of Seville, Salamanca, Bilbao or Valencia that have understood how important is this market. The best hotels are combining new technologies with a design conceived to surprise, please and give the most complete comfort to their guests.

Nowadays is relatively easy to find rooms with free Wifi in Barcelona, hotels with business facilities in Madrid, accommodations with spaces to relax and organise small informal meetings… Prices are still higher than in the rest of the hotels that do not provide these services, although they are more and more adapted to the average expenses of travellers.

Most of these hotels are located in big cities –as the previously mentioned ones– but there is still so much work to do in holiday resorts in Fuerteventura, Tenerife or Majorca, where most of them are still charging a fee per Wi-Fi hour.  This is eventually counterproductive, since the best time to ask for an online review to a client is when s/he is in our hotel.

Allowing a guest to stay connected for free in exchange for a comment, review or feedback is a good solution offered by many accommodations in Spain. Nevertheless, many are the hotels that still think a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and prefer 5 Euros for daily internet connection than a strong online reputation work. Reviews made in the hotel, right in the moment guest is enjoying the stay, have an incalculable value, but many hotels haven’t seen it.

How to choose a good luxury hotel in Tenerife

Tenerife is one of the most visited islands in the world. An authentic Paradise to relax and immerse yourself in a landscape different from everything you had seen so far, magical, bright, Atlantic. Tenerife is also one of those places where you can make your dreams true, to enjoy your dream holiday, beside the sea, in a really special atmosphere.

People usually postpone their holiday because they never find the right time to spend savings, but if you plan your holiday in an organized way, you can enjoy a luxury hotel in Tenerife for prices similar to what you pay for lesser quality hotels in almost any place in Spain. Price-quality relationship, in this cases, is worth it. It is true that maybe it is not a plan for every year, but it is good to pamper yourself sometimes.

We are specifically talking about this Canary Island because there are much more luxury hotels in this island than in other similar destinations in Spain.  The number of hotels and the competition make prices more affordable and options are adapted to all our needs.

You can choose among many luxury hotels in Tenerife. You can find 5-star hotels in Santa Cruz, in Anaga beaches, Puerto de la Cruz, El Médano, Los Cristianos…And of course wonderful resorts in Costa Adeje, among which you can choose the best Adults Only hotels in Tenerife.

One of the most emblematic hotels in the island is the historic Mencey Hotel, located in the centre of the capital of Tenerife.  It is one of the oldest and more experienced hotels in Spain. Since a few years ago, it has been managed by the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts chain, which refurbished it such a modern and elegant way that it is now considered one of the best spa hotels in Tenerife and has turned into of the gastronomic places of reference in the city, thanks to its haute cuisine restaurant Los Menceyes and its cookery classroom where culinary courses and workshops are offer every month to the public (for a fee, of course).

But choosing a good luxury hotel is not as easy as you could think. Many hotels boast a 5-star category because they have the required facilities and services, but they do not offer that experience that goes beyond luxury.

If you want a hotel to enjoy and live something really different without needing anything else than choosing an accommodation with a wide range of supplementary services such as a hotel offering room service and a view to the Costa Adeje beaches. A resort with suites with terrace where you can relax in a Jacuzzi, sunbathe in exclusive bali beds and have full breakfast while you contemplate the Atlantic Sea. A hotel offering you the possibility to choose among thousands of adventures to do something different every day: golf, spa and beauty sessions, special celebrations, water sports (sailing or scuba diving courses, for example). Some hotels organise events such as wine tastings for their guests, traditional cuisine tastings or they also offer the possibility to book a romantic dinner beside the sea.

Facilities are certainly important. When we look for a luxury hotel we want it exceptional, because we pay for it.  Big spaces, suites with exclusive decoration, quality beds, pillows and furniture, windows with wonderful views, common areas where you can enjoy the peace and exquisite relaxation offered by this type of hotels, infinity pools, etc.

Good luxury hotels should also offer varied services in order to adapt them to different types of travellers. So, it is essential, for example, to have Adults Only areas and activities for children under surveillance of qualified staff. If you choose a luxury Adults Only hotel in Tenerife you can avoid these matters but most of the hotels you will find are 5-star family hotels in Costa Adeje, which are the most complete ones in the island.

Finally, but not less important (in fact, it is one of the keys for excellence), the personal attention. Staff must be attentive but preserving intimacy and respecting the rhythm and independency of guests. An annoying personal service can destroy your holiday, many of us do not like staff asking all the time about what we need or want.

Well, we cannot forget to talk about rates. Nowadays, as we have previously mentioned, prices of luxury hotels are not very different from what you pay in a 3 or 4-star hotel in touristic areas. Basic accommodation rates in a hotel like Grand Mencey are around 48 Euros per night. In a luxury resort in Costa Adeje such as Anthelia, (selected as the best All Inclusive hotel in Spain during the last years) rates for a room with priority location are 100 Euros per night Room Only, but in this case children stay free.

Besides, it is usual that in this time of the year hotels offer special accommodation promotions with more affordable rates.

Tip: Before you book, check the official website of every hotel. Many chains offer the best price online guaranteed only on their website and they even promise to equalise it or reduce it if you find it cheaper on other sites.

 

The funniest hotel pets

The best family hotels in Majorca are ready to start the summer holiday. New facilities, new activities and educational games, dining room for the children with healthier menus, playing grounds with professional care, pools with children’s play area and ¡the funniest pets! There are these pets from a very unique specie, little animals that will be in each hotel, and will share with your children this summer.

We have a new pet this year: Woogi, from Garden Hotels, who has several family hotels in Majorca, the name was chosen by the younger guests last summer, it’s a furry animal with a pink nose, with a T-shirt and trainer shoes, always ready to play and entertain the children staying in the hotels in playa de Muro, Port d’Alcudia and Cala Ratjada.

Next to Woogi, we have the famous Smiley, the pet of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, one of the most traditional pets during holiday: the Smiley dog, is the pride of the Playa de Muro, Alcudia and Playa de Palma resorts and every summer they organize a lot of activities for the children, leaving the parents the opportunity to enjoy their holidays without worrying. Workshops, dances, and sunset parties, karaoke, gymnastic course, team games, and everything that will stimulate children’s creativity.

Proty, Protur Hotels official pet

The Sa Coma hotels from Protur Hotels is home of another famous pet in Majorca: Proty the castor, what travel to the island with its family during summer to play with the children staying in these exclusive beach resorts.

For those who chose to stay in the Calvià coast, will have the opportunity to meet Pongus from Fergus Hotels, an adorable pony full of energy and always ready to make people laugh. In order to do that it created a club inside the hotels in Majorca, (the famous Pongus Club) where children will have a great time with all the workshops, games, sports, trips, and even beach and pool parties.

If you’re travelling with your kids, always choose a hotel with playing grounds and pet, they will love it, and the care and babysitting system tend to be better than those who hasn’t. The price is barely the same, since it’s an included service in this type of resorts.

The most fun and unique hotels in Majorca

Is there is a holiday paradise where you will find almost anything you’re looking for, that would be Majorca undoubtedly.  Being one of the homes of tourism in Spain, where the hotel industry is one of the most innovative, adventurous and varied of all the Mediterranean coast and a good part of Europe as well. Because of this, we can easily find the most unique hotels in Spain and some of the funniest accommodations in the family category.

On this occasion, the Your Hotel Destination team has prepared a small selection with the Majorcan most recommended hotels, for those who like to try a different type of holiday in Palma, take a trip to one of its beautiful coves or having fun with their children in a theme park. Some of them have been reviewed before, the reasons are no other than since the hotel open until nowadays these unique hotels are revolutionary concepts and they really worth a try, come and live the most authentic summer this 2015!

Katmandú Holiday

Are you ready to start your adventure? The Sol Katmandú Park & Resort accommodation is the right place to begin, an authentic theme park in Magaluf that will lead you to a magical and funny holiday that you have never seen before. The best place for a holiday with family or with friends, since it’s next to the Magaluf beach, where you will find bars, malls, restaurants and all the activities you need to complete your holiday: sailing, surf, diving, bicycle routes, enjoy the local gastronomy, minigolf field, beautiful crystalline coves, etc. This accommodation is an innovative idea from the Melià Hotels International during the past years, and it’s part of a family resort chain called Sol Hotels. With a good value for money, a whole new experience, without a doubt.

Brunch, golf, wellness…

This hotel is like a Christmas gift: it has it all, more and better. In fact, is one of the most famous deluxe hotel in Majorca despite not being a traditional beach resort, we talk about the IBEROSTAR Son Antem. An original resort, located in the Majorcan countryside, surrounded with 2 of the best golf fields of the island (both with 18 holes) and with spectacular gardens, and roads between the typical Mediterranean vegetation. The moment you enter you feel like if you go to another dimension, disconnect yourself from all the city noise and the crowed beaches full of tourists. An oasis in the middle of Majorca. Just 15 minutes away from the centre of Palma by car and just a few steps from the the best coves of Llucmajor, a town that belongs to the zone of Son Antem. Recommended for a relaxation break (it has one of the best spa centres of the island), business and social events, golf tourism and family holiday services, to cover all the children needs as well as comfortable accommodations for the whole family. The price is very competitive, turning it into one of the most affordable deluxe hotels in Majorca, thanks to its peaceful atmosphere, many locals come to enjoy the brunch, the spa, the pools and a lot of different activities.

A hotel in the wave crest

We’re still in Magaluf, browsing through the Sol hotels portfolio. On this occasion, we will dive right into the pool of the Sol Wave: A hotel across the sea in Magaluf where you can practice surf with a view to the sea without even having to leave the facilities. Its artificial wave pool is a singularity in the whole country, it gathers many travellers who love surf but want to enjoy the best amenities in a festive and relax environment in Majorca. In addition to that, the hotel is part of a large complex with other services such as the Majorcan Café del Mar, a sunset spot just like the one in Ibiza, where you can enjoy the moment with a drink. Ideal for those who travel with friends, stag and hen parties, and couples who look for a cool place to spend their holiday in Majorca.

Relax & Love

Speaking of couples looking for a summer oasis…the Sol Beach House Cala Blanca, next to the Sol Wave, is your destination. A design hotel in Magaluf, created to host adults only here in Majorca, next to the ocean, colourful, a unique environment, relaxing music, modern chill out zones and everything else you will need to enjoy the most cool holiday in one of the most animated spots of the Mediterranean summer. It might not be cheap, but it worth its price if you’re looking for a new experience, with all the Majorcan glamour and a varied list of adult services. Plus, the Sol Hotels official website offers you interesting packages if you book beforehand. Last note: They just renewed the room’s decoration and changed the whole food menu to a healthier, ecologic and hipster style. A modern hotel for modern people.

The Palma centre at your feet

Book in a hotel in the Passeig de Majorca is very distinguished, but doing it at a very affordable price is to brag big time. And this is possible in the next accommodation, we’re talking about the Palladium Palma Hotel, a lovely boutique hotel next to the Jaime III (town’s most commercial street) with rooms with a view to the Passeig de Majorca, special features for business travels, events and meetings, but also with comfortable spaces to relax and enjoy the free time: patio, sauna, gym and personal service 24 hours.

 

Hotel Dann Norte, Luxury and exclusiveness north of Bogotá

The prestigious Dann Hotel chain offers a variety of hotels in Colombia specialized in the business customers. One of them is the renowned Dann Norte Bogotá hotel.  It’s a 4 star hotel located north of Bogotá, a place where exclusiveness and elegance combine to offer you the best quality service in a deluxe environment.

Located north of Bogotá, close to one of the most important business centres of the capital. The perfect location along with a unique service designed for the business customers make it one of the best options for those who are looking for a business hotel north of Bogotá.

4 star hotel in Bogotá

4 star hotel in Bogotá

These events hotel in Bogotá has seven meeting rooms up to 400 guest capacity, fully equipped with sound, light, and communication systems ideal to any business meeting. And if you need any advice to prepare your celebration the hotel will help you with any kind of event.

At the end of the day, our guest can relax and enjoy in their comfortable bedrooms, every room is furnished with a simple but modern style, creating a nice and elegant atmosphere. Plus, the natural daylight imbues the space giving a warm and familiar feeling, making you feel like home.

In order to make this experience just perfect, the hotel offers many services to make you enjoy your time while you’re in Bogotá. The Dann Norte Hotel offers a spa access to its guests where they can enjoy the sauna, the Turkish bath, perfect to eliminate the stress in the afternoon, and for those who have exercise routines, the hotel counts with a gym, with all the equipment you need.

The Dann chain goal is to offer the most comfortable environment to make their guests relax and enjoy, something you will find nowhere else. Come enjoy our unique services, made it for those business travellers or those who travel with family and want to spend a few days in the capital of Colombia.