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Golf in Mallorca? Drop by the Iberostar Son Antem

In our summer 2015 hotels list, we have something to fulfil each preference. So we add a Majorcan hotel. A hotel in the middle of the Majorcan fields, surrounded by nature, and 10 minutes away from the beach, to show you something more than just sun and sand of the Island

We are talking about the IBEROSTAR Son Antem, once known as the Marriot, located in the middle of two complete golf courses, with renowned golf lessons and trainers, a golf shop and all complementary services for those who seek a golf holiday in Majorca

It’s a luxury resort in Llucmajor, 20 minutes away from Palma, with a highway connected to the airport and with private access. The services are open even if you’re not staying in the hotel, the prices are really low considering that it’s a 5-star hotel in Majorca.

You will need to rent a car, since there’s no bus routes. But thanks to that it’s a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere, something uncommon in the Majorcan resorts. In addition it’s designed to be a touristic destination, so probably you wouldn’t want to leave the hotel for a single day.

Location

Son Antem is one of the most preserved and beautiful countrysides of Majorca, located in the Llucmajor municipality, really close to the Palma beach and the Son Verí, Cala Blava and Maioris coves. On the other side the hotel is a near to the Algaida town and the Montuïri town, beautiful and traditional places interesting thanks to its local cuisine

Son Antem is just 15-20 minutes away from Palma by car, through the highway that connects the Cathedral and the Paseo Marítimo, that leads to a public parking spot close to Parc de la Mar, you also can see beautiful places like the Molinar beach or the Portixol beach

Amenities and services

Besides the golf services, the Son Antem hotel offers a Spa service, heated swimming pool inside and outside, sunbeds, lounge and snack bars, lovely terraces to have breakfast enjoying the view to the countryside, restaurants with gourmet menu, wifi, beauty treatments and spacious, comfortable common spaces

But the main service is undoubtedly the Sunday brunch in Son Antem, 24 euros per person, Guest or no, can come and enjoy the best breakfast buffet, with cooking show, and freshly made dishes to enjoy outside or in the dinner room.

Rooms

The different views the hotel offers can be appreciated though its four different double rooms in Son Antem, the double room with garden view, double standard, double room with view to the golf course, double room with view to the pool, with all you need for your holiday, private bathroom, and balcony or terrace.

Additionally, for those who travel with children, the hotel has connected and family rooms, junior suites and suites.

Reservation

Booking in the IBEROSTAR Son Antem is fast, easy and cheaper if you do it on the hotel chain site, or through the hotel official website, where, from time to time, they post special accommodation offers in Majorca for golf lovers, spa services and family holiday.

 

 

Las Letras, a new hotel for a new Madrid

Among the summer 2015 hotels we have decided to break our rules and be on a completely urban hotel. The new IBEROSTAR Las Letras hotel in La Gran Vía, Madrid. An accommodation that seems to make the difference. Why? For a start, it is an unusual hotel in the IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts group, different from the usual beach resorts except in the big variety of services that offers, which is not frequently found in a hotel in the centre of Madrid.

In addition, it was conceived as a design hotel for those travellers that choose the destination as a life experience, not only to spend the night in the city, and that’s what we love about Las Letras Hotel, because it is a place you don’t want to miss if you visit Madrid. It also has one of the best restaurants in the capital, the perfect lounge areas for a pause in your trip through the city and a breathtaking rooftop.

The location is perfect too, just a step away from everything you need, especially the area for partying or going out for some tapas, and the government institutions: the parliament building, the city hall and the Círculo de Bellas Artes. The rooms, the bedrooms and common spaces are designed for visitors with sense of art, quietness and exclusive environments, without feeling uncomfortable or out of place.

Aimed to be a hotel for events in Madrid, it’s specially designed to host corporate meetings, product presentations, cocktails and parties, it also boasts the service of the chef Paco Morales, Michelin star, for its catering services for companies.

Without leaving the charm of an antique building in Madrid, the strategies, similar to the Petit Palace firm, take the best of the building but preserve the old façade, Its coffered ceilings, the inner stairs, creating a balance spirit between tradition and a modernity and avant-garde halo that will cover you.

Location

Being right in the centre of Madrid, the location shouldn’t matter but we want to emphasise in this one because it is a hotel next to the Parliament and Las Letras neighbourhood, an area not only close to everything, but also with the best transport services, comfortable and simple, making easy the shift to outside the city or the airport

Best way to travel in the city is through the public transport (taxi or metro). If you bring your car, there’s a parking (extra fee) near the hotel. You can also rent a bicycle which is trendy nowadays and run through the centre of Madrid, and know the parks in two wheels, a lovely experience, we can assure you.

Amenities and services

As we mentioned before to the Catering service, we can add the event counselling in Madrid, the bar, the chill out area in the terrace, in the 7th floor with a beautiful view to the Gran Vía.

Another remarkable service that caught our attention was the Wifi & Walk service, it allows you to be online inside and outside the hotel, another plus is the customized service, the gym and the room service.

Bedrooms

Something astoundingly is the opportunity to book an accommodation with terrace in the Gran Vía and… Jacuzzi, beautifully decorated (not to mention the area, not a single room with less than 24 square metres, an exaggeration in the centre of Madrid, where we used to have tiny rooms) and some other services: minibar, Plasma TV, reading lamps, wardrobe, private bathroom.

The most exclusive bedrooms are the double deluxe and the double superior with terrace, located on the top floors of the building, and offer you some spectacular views to the city

Reservations

Booking in Las Letras Hotel is quite simple: even though you can make the reservation through its website, we suggest you to make it through the IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts official webpage, there you can find guarantee at the best price, plus some other hotel offers in Madrid, that you can exploit if your schedule is flexible, Check the availability before making any reservation.

Olé Hotels, family resorts next to the ocean

We continue with our summer 2015 hotels, this time we have two: the Olé hotels, family resorts in Lanzarote and Tenerife. We chose them for being a trendy type of accommodation in the national tourism, especially for those who seek a quiet stay, with prestige and next to the sea, without being too expensive.

The hotel services are not expensive despite offering a wide range of services, and an excellent location, above everything. Both locations: the Olé Olivina Lanzarote and the Olé Tropical Tenerife are just a few steps from the beach, in high quality touristic areas (Puerto Del Carmen and Costa Adeje, respectively) with the opportunity to visit many attractions for all ages, from theme parks to museums and cultural centres.

Both resorts have 4-star services, and family services, which is their main segment, family holiday for those who want to enjoy the sun and quietness. Perfect for travellers who look to truly enjoy the hotel and destination, where you can find supplementary activities for your holiday.

One the hotel strengths is the wide variety of children’s services: daily entertainment shows, playgrounds, miniclubs with professional staff, bicycles, parties, buffet restaurant with a menu specially made for your little kids.

Location

Location is always the best when we speak about this hotel chain. And these two aren’t an exception, a resort in Puerto del Carmen and a beach hotel in Costa Adeje, both next to the sea, the first one close to Los Pocillos beach (about 300 metres), and the second one is about 400 metres away from the famous Las Americas beach.

The road connections to the airport and the main centres of the island cities are fine, although you will need to book an accommodation with transfer service or rent a car.

Amenities and services

Bars, different types of restaurants, children’s services, all inclusive. It also has large pools, with kid area and private area for adults too. They all are surrounded by tropical gardens and sunbed areas with deckchairs and snack bars to enjoy the sun. The common spaces are refurbished, with modern furniture, 24-hour reception service, parking service, car and bicycle rental, touristic advice and lounge areas for the family.

Rooms

One of the hotel advantages is the accommodation quality. You can pick a double room in Puerto del Carmen, or a family room or suite. Or have a suite in Costa Adeje, with modern design with Scandinavian style, with some sea decor and natural light.

Every room has a view, with terrace or balcony, bright spaces, besides, the private bathroom is fully equipped for children too, minibar, TV, linen closet, phone service, a little bit of everything.

Reservation

In order to book the Olivina Lanzarote or the Tropical Tenerife, we suggest you to buy some of the tour packages offered by agencies or make a reservation directly through their official websites, being the last a better option, since they usually offer special packages, very affordable, without agents or extra fees.