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Discussion in 'Luxury Hotels' started by AdamEfimoff, Dec 22, 2014.
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and have luxury suggestions tips and ideas
We loved our stays at the Villa Magna and the Grand Melia Fenix in Madrid. Both hotels are highly recommended.
and Barcelona and Seville
Barcelona is nice too, but we haven't been to Seville just yet, but we enjoyed Santiago de Compostela very much. We can also recommend Palma de Mallorca, while there we loved our stay at the Gran Melia Victoria.
did you book with an agent
No, we booked by ourselves indepentendly incl. OTA's / hotels.com or the hotels directly. No personal travel agents involved in our bookings in Spain so far.
Santiago de Compostela = http://www.virtuoso.com/hotels/6164415/parador-de-santiago-de-compostela#.VJgn1l4BQ
But I have asked the manager of many hotels and they give upgrades more freely than virtusio
Thanks for the link. We haven't stayed at the Parador, we stayed at the AC Palacio del Carmen in Santiago de Compostela and at the A Quinta Da Auga, Relais & Chateaux, located just outside of Santiago de Compostela in Brandia. All two are highly recommended.
Case by case, I guess. Asking isn't wrong, depends on the hotel of course.
@uggboy push them a little bit and see how you do you will be suprised
Usually in our experience this depends, having said this, mostly we book outright the room type we like at any given property. For us in person it's more important to feel well at a property, this incl. the room type, we're not really into "pushing things" when checking into a hotel on reception.
do it before hand via email
Indeed, that's a solution, it's better than arguing in the lobby at check-in.
Years ago enjoyed Madrid, Toledo, and Palma de Mallorca (beautiful island...rent a car and go exploring from Palma to Formentor). Hopefully not too much has changed since then since it's a wonderful country with friendly, welcoming people.
We had nice wonderful (longish) visit to Spain in 2010 with stops in Madrid, San Sebastian, El Ciego, Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Cordoba, Seville and ending in Barcelona.
Favorite cites San Sebastian and Barcelona and the outstanding hotels were The Palace in Madrid, Maria Christina in San Sebastian, Alfonso XVIII in Seville and the unique Marques de Riscal in Elciego. The Rioja region is very nice including a visit to the small medieval town of LaGuardia.
Is the W in Barcelona good
Yes its a very nice hotel however its on the beach in Barceloneta which is quite a ways from the city center and the main sites. Even the nearest subway station is bit of a walk.
any other hotels?
On my last trip to Barcelona we stayed at the Hilton Diagonal Mar. It was quite decent hotel as Hilton goes ( has a nice roof-top Executive lounge with 360 Degree view of the city and the Mediterranean )
They get a lot of conventions because of the proximity to the Convention Center but I wouldn't call it a luxury property.