Monthly Archives: February 2017

A Valentine’s Day in Madrid: the best plans for two

Known for its intense rains, its cold and its intense storms (yes, like the ones that accompanied us earlier this year), the month of February is more than one hundred percent a winter month: it is the month of the Arrows of Cupid, the month of saying “I love you” over and over again and re-experiencing the flame of love for our Valentine.

Although it is not the star month to travel, the truth is that because of its good prices and its low number of visitors, choosing to give us a Valentine’s Day in a different city than ours can be charming and affordable. Moreover, what would you like to celebrate on the day of love in the capital, Madrid? What are those plans for two that will make your Valentine’s Day 2017 a memorable day? This month from A Thousand Hotels we give you some references that never fail.

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Choose a good hotel

The date of Valentine’s Day must be experienced as a couple, with those unique moments of intimacy and relaxation, and for it, nothing better than the IBEROSTAR Las Letras Hotel. This hotel, famous for its exclusive hotel rooms on Gran Vía, is not only ideal for romantic moments, but also has a perfect location within walking distance of such emblematic points as the Puerta del Sol, Princesa Street or the la Playa de España.

In addition to an indisputable quality/price, IBEROSTAR Las Letras Gran Vía has charming corners inside where you can enjoy tranquility and silence. The most outstanding? Its mini urban library, a real delight.

The la Latina neighborhood, pure romanticism

Famous for its beautiful neighborhoods, the city of Madrid becomes especially romantic in the streets of la Latina. This neighborhood – one of the most special and authentic of the capital – is a perfect place to walk hand in hand and to exchange confidences sheltered by a few glasses of wine. In addition to its many tapas bars, this neighborhood is ideal for discovering art galleries and for treating yourself to some quirk in your traditional shops.

A unique dinner for two

After visiting la Latina and enjoying walks in areas as beautiful and romantic as the gardens of El Retiro, it is good to say goodbye to Valentine’s Day with a dinner for two. Our recommendation? The restaurant Dabbawala. This gastronomic center created by chef Luca Rodi and located on Calle El Españoleto is perfect for those looking for a different place with a unique gastronomy.

Dubai, much more than a tourist destination in the Middle East

Experts say that few things help us disconnect as effectively as starting to plan for our upcoming holidays. Even if it’s more than a month until it’s time for Easter to knock on our door, planning our spare time in advance in order to enjoy a great trip at a good price isn’t a bad idea. Are you looking for something different? This month we’ll suggest an exceptional and unique destination: how would you feel about a mini holiday in Dubai?

Dubai: the jewel of the Persian Gulf and the undisputed queen of the United Arab Emirates is a unique and different destination where luxury reaches a higher level. It’s a place for relaxation where you can combine romantic dinners fit for a fairytale with expeditions to extraordinary landscapes that you’ll never forget.

With more than two million inhabitants and an urban area that looks to be taken straight from a sci-fi movie set, Dubai offers the perfect hotels and just the right balance between quality and price. This is proven by hotels such as the beautiful Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, one of the 4-star hotels in the centre of Bur Dubái, the most exclusive hotels in the city.

Beyond booking exclusive hotel rooms in Bur Dubái, the capital offers other interesting tourist spots that can be visited and enjoyed during a 5- or 6-day trip. These are some of the highlights:

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The Burj Khalifa building

163 floors and more than 800 metres high – the Burj Khalifa building is one of the capital’s main attractions and the tallest building in the world to date. It’s an impressive skyscraper with a lookout point located on the 124th floor, offering an exceptional view of the city.

Dubai Aquarium

Even if swimming with the sharks is the most adrenaline-filled visit you can opt for, an ordinary visit to Dubai Aquarium is an experience in itself – this is the largest aquarium in the world. Here you can enjoy more than 30,000 aquatic animals from around 150 marine species.

A flying visit to Palm Jumeirah

One of the most impressive visits of all in Dubai is that of the Palma Jumeriah. It’s an artificial island (recently created) as big as nearly three thousand football fields. Even if you can enjoy it from the ground, more or less, the ideal visit would be taking a helicopter tour to fully appreciate it.