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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by AdamEfimoff, Apr 5, 2015.
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I just don't understand
It's a sunny country, it offers culture, a healthy lifestyle, architecture, heritage, beaches, the mainland, the islands, the food, the hotels, the cities, the resorts, we could go on and on, plus good connections between their main airports and the world. Enjoy Spain. All is good don't panic.
but no pools in hotels I really would rather go to South Africa but alas the answer is no
This depends which hotels, of course "tight" urban hotels might don't offer pools, but resorts do, consider an island / beach resort. Spain is a wonderful country to visit, it's not only about pools, it's also about the culture, heritage, food, drinks and more. Spain is very diverse, from the north, to the capital of Madrid to the south and of course the above mentioned islands, lots on offer, lots to explore. I hope you will enjoy Spain, which cities / islands you want to visit with you mum? Which hotels and how long you plan to be in Spain for? But most of all, enjoy. Cheers.
Four Seasons Madrid
The FS Madrid hasn't open yet and I don't know when it will open in the future, but it's planned from what I heard/read/understand from the news. In Madrid we would highly recommend the Gran Melia Fenix, the Villa Magna, the Ritz, a Belmond Hotel, the Westin Madrid Palace, the Hesperia or the IC, when at the airport the Hilton Madrid is a possibility when needed before/after flights, we've stayed in nearly all of these hotels, beside the Ritz, a Belmond Hotel, which we've visited a few times in their Bar and enjoyed some good food/drinks there. These hotels are beautiful in their own right, but we would also look into the Urso Madrid or the Orfila Madrid, a Relais & Chateaux Hotel. Madrid is a beautiful city, enjoy, in the future the FS might open, we will have to see and time will tell, but for now IMHO, the Villa Magna remains the "top choice" in Madrid, it's also the most expensive hotel right now in the capital, but there's a good reason for this. Cheers.
@uggboy still not convinced and we have been having this discussion for two years now
Apparently you asked her. Do not ask questions you don't want real answers to.
I would think it would be to see if the rain falls mainly on the plain.
I know I just looked at it and thought what a waste of money
All because you might not get a pool at a hotel?
I, um... wow.
@eponymous_coward many reasons pool is needed in my books. I think a pool is needed! one of the reasons is that I do not see anything I like in spain. I emailed every luxury hotel in Madrid and none of the responses have been satisfactory
Then don't go.
My thoughts is "why look a gift horse in the mouth," i.e. wouldn't you enjoy a trip to Spain more than staying home, even if you don't have a pool?
That's how I feel about most of the hotels that interest you!
It might be best to just take a hit for the team and make the best of the trip to keep your mother happy and interested in bring you along.
Your mother wants to go to Spain because she does. That's all that matters. Your choice is merely whether or not to go with her.
Believe it or not, it's possible to have a great trip that doesn't involve swimming in a pool. Why not look for other activities you could enjoy together, instead of fixating on this one thing you can't have on this particular trip?
Where in Spain, it's a good sized country.
She's your mother and that's why.
And in the words of Douglas Adams "Don't Panic" and always have a towel.
My mother wanted to go to a place far worse than Spain. I took her. Joyfully. She's no longer living. If I hadn't taken her, I'd have forever regretted it.
Maybe she's a Three Dog Night fan.
"Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to use it
They don't abuse it
Never gonna lose it
I can't refuse it"
I was racking (what's left of) my mind trying to name that band.
thanks everyone we will talk about it tonight, I miss my sister Sharyn who lives in the states. I will most likely do a trip next year. We usually do a trip once every two years @luxury . I am trying to change that but to no avail. Oh well I will be thinking really hard. I wonder if I should travel with a tour company in a group or by ourselves ?
Group tours are able to cover a lot of ground, but you spend a lot of time waiting for the group.
So true on group tours. You move at the speed of the slowest person so it can be frustrating for many folks on the tour.
Yes, until you become the slowest person! But even by going slowly you can cover a huge amount of ground and more key sights, more quickly than you would on your own...
unless the slowest person feels self conscious or compelled to rush...