Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel and Spa

27/05/2016 by .

A wine and olive spa may be an odd way to define a hotel, but in the case of Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel and Spa it’s a prime attraction. The owners, actually a Spanish wine conglomerate, make wine and olive oil in the area around their one, splendidly secluded, boutique hotel as well as running an organic farm, and they certainly have a spa on the premises making therapeutic use of the by-products of the vine and olive tree.

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The Don Carlos opens exclusive Orange Beach Club

26/05/2016 by .

The legendary five star hotel and resort which has held pride of place on Spain’s Costa del Sol for over 40 years continues to cement its lofty position as the Don Carlos opens exclusive Orange Beach Club for the summer season after a 12 month renovation.

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Hotel Botanico Tenerife

25/04/2016 by .

I was fully expecting to encounter Agatha Christie or the aristocratic ladies of Downton Abbey, transported by time capsule here to the 5* Hotel Botanico’ elegant terraces sipping afternoon tea, nibbling on finger sandwiches or snooping among the sumptuous gardens of the Grand Dame Hotel.of Tenerife

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Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife

08/12/2015 by .

What gin would I like for my G & T?   The list is long and after a time I finally opt for Miller’s with lemon zest, orange slices and fennel seeds.   It’s refreshing, but by far the best part is drinking it on the terrace of  the Hotel Riu Palace Tenerife overlooking the sea on, a warm November evening.

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La Manga Club Resort

11/02/2015 by .

I’m sitting in Luigi’s, a really excellent Italian restaurant on the La Manga Club Resort, minding my own business and just concentrating on enjoying the rather fabulous Insalata di Rucoloa Pomodorini which for the uninitiated, is rocket salad with sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, parmesan and roasted pancetta bacon with  basalmic.

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Spanish Paradores: Hotels have never tasted so good.

01/11/2013This entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Spain and tagged , , , on by .

It’s late morning in Galicia and the surrounding plains are pancake flat (something of a rarity in these parts it must be said), but dominating them is the towering visage of Monte de San Vicente.

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