Portugal

CASA DO TERREIRO DO POÇO (7)

Casa Do Terreiro Do Poço

The Vila Viçosa palace, the residence of the Dukes of Bragança, who were the last kings of Portugal, left its mark on the style of the big and small houses in the region; these houses...
CONVENTO DO ESPINHEIRO (1)

Convento Do Espinheiro

The bells from the Évora convent do not ring any more calling to Sunday mass. Seven centuries after its creation, in the providence of a popular apparition of the Virgin over a hawthorn, the ...
HERDADE DO TOURIL (1)

Herdade Do Touril

The coast south of Lisbon is an ancestral landscape of cliffs and beaches. Preserved this way thanks to the lack of coastal roads as exist in other disfigured Iberian coasts. To reach each coastal ...

Spain

ALDEA RURAL COUSO GALÁN (1)

Aldea Rural Couso Galán

The hamlet of Couso was abandoned when Jose María Galán visited this beautiful source of the river Limia. In love with the place he decided to buy all the houses from their owners and...
ALDEADUERO (1)

Aldeaduero

The Saucelle waterfall (Salto de Saucelle), which regulates the river Douro on the frontier of Salamanca with Portugal, it used to have a small village where 500people lived. Saved from being torn ...
ALTAFULLA MAR HOTEL (1)

Altafulla Mar Hotel

Here is a hotel which has taken comfort in account in all its structuring. Functional and modern, it is one of the most accessible hotels on the Costa Daurada. Glass, straight lines, bright spaces ...
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Artesa Apartamentos & Spa

The building which welcomes us in this hotel with spa used to be a bakery since the XIXth century within a sturdy stone house.
BAL HOTEL SPA (1)

Bal Hotel Spa

Where Gijón smells most of cider, not far from where one can see Villaviciosa, this singular hotel nicely breaks the surrounding green with its clean lined building, in wood, sandstone, glas...
BALNEARIO DE ARCHENA (1)

Balneario De Archena

Archena is an Icon of Murcia which, since the first century, is proud of the Huerta (orchard)and all the more of its´ water, and thus the Balneario de Archena on the fast Segura banks in the ...
BINIARROCA BOUTIQUE HOTEL & RESTAURANT (1)

Biniarroca Boutique Hotel & Restaurant

One could believe there were many things left in the Minorca landscape from the British XVIII century occupation, liberal to the east, feudal to the west- the guillotine windows in the typical hous...
CA NA XINI (1)

Ca Na Xini

From outside, one would say that Ca Na Xini is a beautiful example of Minorca architecture, inherited from the British style which left its impression on the island since the XVIII the century. Lar...
AGROTURISME CAN LLUC (2)

Can Lluc Boutique Hotel

On an island that never sleeps, rest is possible in Can Lluc ; this hotel is an oasis of peace and nature in the heart of Ibiza , a stone´s throw of the bustle but away from it. The old house...
AGROTURISMO CASES DE SON BARBASSA (1)

Cases De Son Barbassa

Early in the morning through our bedroom windows we can hear the triple “pup” of the hoopoe, the sparrows trill, and one wants to imagine the sound of the waves. They are not far, cross...
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Casona D’Alevia

The discreet  Cares-Deva summits, where Asturias becomes Cantabria, hide villages, as prim as Alevia, in which hotels with character form part of the landcape. La casona d´Alevia was Lup...
CASONA DE LA PACA (1)

Casona De La Paca

Casona de la Paca is a large Spanish-American house built at the end of the XIXth Century by José Martinez, an eccentric man from Cudillero who having made a fortune in Cuba returned to his ...
EGUREN UGARTE (3)

Eguren Ugarte

To hear the name Laguardia brings back the times of the “Reconquista”, but from our bedroom window in Eguren Ugarte we can contemplate a millenary peaceful landscape, surrounded by old ...
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El Añadío

El Añadío is a fighting bulls temple for life in liberty. Fitur Active Tourism 2017 prize in Culture category. Knowing the cows’ life is the clue to the bravura of the males- and of the bulls. The fighting bulls breeding culture in this virginal natural landscape is a challenge for those who would like to find out about this King of the Iberian meadow as form birth. The farmhouse has a main building where the rooms the main dinning room and the drawing room are, as corresponds to an Andalusian manor house. The favourite spot is a big traditional fireplace flanked by two large windows with wrought iron. It is through those windows that one sees the bulls when they come to feed in the trough. 400 kg bulls within our reach, while we have a drink or a cup of coffee by the fireplace.
EL HOTELITO (1)

El Hotelito

El Hotelito, living is the living-proof that country and modern life work well together. The search and peace for harmony can be found with welcoming spaces with agro-chic spirit. This hotel, in wh...
EL JARDIN DE CARREJO (1)

El Jardin De Carrejo

Descending the Cares river route towards the sea of San Vicente de la Barquera we are close to discovering a unique hotel space, on the plain of Cabezón de la Sal. El Jardin de Carrejo, take...
EL JARDÍN DEL CONVENTO (1)

El Jardín Del Convento

Hervás lives immersed in the dream of the myth and reality of being the biggest Jewry in Spain. The myth is a powerful force, and we arrive at our hotel, a mid XIX th century building neighb...
EL PRIVILEGIO DE TENA (1)

El Privilegio De Tena

When one hears Alto Aragón  one draws vertical walls in ones mind, silhouettes of ossifrage, unmistakable   landscape of Huesca. On the way to all this, on the way to Panticos...
ES CONVENT D´ARIANY (1)

Es Convent D´Ariany

El Pla in Mallorca is, virtually, a spiritual reserve safe of urban bustle, and Es Convent d´Ariany is a privileged refuge in the smallest village on the island. This is not a usual hotel, and with...
ETXEGANA HOTEL & SPA (5)

Etxegana Hotel & Spa

There is something of the Basque nobility in this building which combines the architectural elements of the country house with elements...from Indonesia. We must point out that the owners, in love ...
EUROSTARS SUITES MIRASIERRA (1)

Eurostars Suites Mirasierra

Those of us who like hotels with charm, are pleased with hotels like Mirasierra Suites Hotel, who know how to obtain its own character thanks to its elegant personal design and the services it rend...
GAR-ANAT HOTEL BOUTIQUE (1)

Gar-Anat Hotel Boutique

In Granada, in the Realejo quarter, under the morning shadow of the Alhambra, we are guests of the old pilgrim hospital, on the Mozarabic pilgrimage to Santiago. One would not guess how much histor...
GRAND HOTEL DON GREGORIO (1)

Grand Hotel Don Gregorio

Exceptional witness of the activity of Salamanca history, this ancient palace in the historical center of Salamanca from late XVth century belonged to the Caballero of Calatrava Mangas Villafuerte....
HOSPEDERÍA BAJO EL CEJO (1)

Hospedería Bajo El Cejo

Building a hotel in a narrow three level gully is a real merit. Rosa and Andrés have managed to do so, and we feel very welcome in this small mountain Hotel in Sierra Espuña, the roof...
HOSTATGERÍA DE POBLET (1)

Hostatgería De Poblet

The Poblet Monastry, which is the largest inhabited abbey in Europe, has always been a light guide of the Conca del Barberá. An emblematic architecture of late Romanesque and monumental Goth...
HOSTERÍA DE GUARA (1)

Hostería De Guara

In Bierge, by the Sierra de Guara which is universally recognised due to the canyon descents, we find this small family hotel which pampers its guests. From the new building, complete with a swimmi...
HOTEL BALNEARIO VILLA DE OLMEDO (1)

Hotel Balneario Villa De Olmedo

It is an exercise of mastery, and even a sign of respect to patrimony, to offer a second life to a historic building in ruins. In Olmedo, in the flat “Tierra de pinares” (land of the pi...
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HOTEL EL INDIANA

The boutique hotel El Indiana is a beautiful colonial building dating back to the beginning of the XXth century.
HOTEL FINCA RONESA (1)

Hotel Finca Ronesa

People who feel burdened by the east coast beaches will be delighted with an option like Finca Ronesa, a quality hotel in generously sized grounds, between the pine groves which surround the Tibi r...
HOTEL GRAN CLAUSTRE & SPA (1)

Hotel Gran Claustre & Spa

Playing with the significance of the hotel “Gran Claustre” name, we could say it is the highest leaf in Altafulla, sharing the summit of the old part of town with, the Via Closa, with t...
HOTEL HUERTO DEL CURA (1)

Hotel Huerto Del Cura

Palm groves, the heritage left by centuries of Arab domination in southern Alicante, have given Elche one of its two Patrimonies of the Humanity of UNESCO. And the Hotel Huerto del Cura takes its n...
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Hotel Mazagonia

With views over the infinite Mazagón beach, this is a modern hotel in the middle of a pine estate which has a swimming pool on the first floor with fantastic views over the whole coastline.
HOTEL QUINTA DE LOS CEDROS (1)

Hotel Quinta De Los Cedros

Tuscany in the center of Madrid. This is the way we could define this singular hotel which is hidden in a little wood of cedars, Japanese maples, magnolias and other big trees, between Chamartin an...
HOTEL RURAL IRIBARNIA (1)

Hotel Rural Iribarnia

Iribarnia, means “town centre” and Lantz is an Icon of the Navarra carnival, Pyrenean, an ancestral rite, primitive, profoundly cultural, powerful, a source of recurring inspiration for...
HOTEL RURAL SELBA D´ANSILS (1)

Hotel Rural Selba D´Ansils

There are names of Hotels inevitably related to the elements which made it international.  We can think of Murano and crystal or Jabugo and the cured ham. Benasque fills our memory with snow o...
HOTEL SPA AGUAS DE LOS MALLOS (1)

Hotel Spa Aguas De Los Mallos

Some time ago in the children Spanish Geography school books we learned the unmistakable outline of the Mallos of Riglos, a geological postcard. Years go by, and if you do not come from Huesca or v...
HOTEL RURAL SPA LA SENDA DE LOS CARACOLES (1)

Hotel Spa La Senda de los Caracoles

There are some hotels which are ideal to be able to forget the world, this is the case, at the end of the path, at the end of the Little village of Ayllón. We are north of Segovia, close to ...
HOTEL TERMAL BURGO DE OSMA (1)

Hotel Termal Burgo De Osma

On the highlands of the reconquest, to the south of the river Lobos and on the banks of the Ucero river, it is aprivelege to cross the threshold of this  historic  university of Santa Cat...
HOTEL TRES SANTS (1)

Hotel Tres Sants

Strolling through the centre of Ciutadella which captivates us, we pass Tres Sants without even realising. The way this hotel blends into its environment with absolute mimicry. And at the same...
HOTEL VIURA (1)

Hotel Viura

Leo Ming Pei lifted the ban of, successful, architectural breakdown within its immediate surroundings in the central Louvre patio, just a few meters away from where Eiffel a century before had erec...
L'ALDEA SOÑADA DEL ANGLIRU (1)

L’Aldea Soñada Del Angliru

In the mountains which foretell Oviedo, surmounting the plain, we discover this special hotel whose icon is without a doubt the image of a generous Jacuzzi with views over the infinite snowed up mo...
LA JOYA DEL CABO DE GATA (1)

La Joya Del Cabo De Gata

There are landscapes friendly with solitude …. like books. There are landscapes which one rereads like the books that touch a fiber. The discovery of a landscape can change our destiny, like...
VILLA TERMAL DE LAS CALDAS (1)

Las Caldas Villa Termal

Las Caldas Villa Termal has been, for many centuries, a reference of enjoyment of its waters and also an architectural museum as well as one of vanguard and classical atmospheres. It is a uniqu...
LAVIDA VINO-SPA HOTEL (1)

Lavida Vino-Spa Hotel

From Aldeayuso one can see the Peñafiel rise crowned by its XIVth century castle and perforated by the centuries old cellars of Ribera del Duero. In the air one can breathe the wine culture. LAVIDA...
POSADA DE AMONARIA (1)

Posada De Amonaria

We find ourselves in Amonaria, what used to be Juan´s grandmothers house, a simple hotel strictly loyal to the style of   houses in Extremadura, with its patio with a palm tree, its...
POSADA DE LA PANADERÍA DE CASTAÑEDA (1)

Posada De La Panadería De Castañeda

It no longer smells of baking bread in this beautiful inn, except for at breakfast time, but it smells of garden and one can hear the sound of the river. The hotel we are staying in was the bakery ...
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Possessió Binicomprat

Since 1511 it belongs to a family, who has maintained it intact through the centuries. The façade is monumental and sober the highlight of which is an arbour with views over the estate.
RURALSUITE HOTEL APARTAMENTOS (1)

Ruralsuite Hotel Apartamentos

Copying a Renault campaign….what if space was luxury? We apply the philosophy to this small hotel on the outskirts of Tudela- the best vegetables in Spain, so many say-, in which all the roo...
SAIAZ GETARIA (1)

Saiaz Getaria

Saiaz Getaria was a tower house on this coastal rise, built with a pickaxe in the XV century, in Gothic style, over a cliff. To feel like a warrior over the bastion, defending Getaria from medieval...
VILLA NAZULES HOTEL (2)

Villa Nazules Hotel

Villa Nazules is a sensorial hotel, where we feel the wind in the countryside, the Spa waters, and the contact with the horses from their own stables. The aromas coming from their kitchen and for t...

Italy

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Agriturismo Il Cellese

Time places everything where it deserves to be, and Tuscany is one of the universal icons of landscape, history, good cooking and hotels with charm. For those who wish to know the reasons for Tusca...
CHÂTEAU MONFORT (1)

Château Monfort

Milán clamored for a hotel which could show the Italian fashion for the Baroque and Neo Classic style as well as the Milánese fashion for design. Together with Planetaria Hotels arises this new lux...
GRAND HOTEL DON JUAN (1)

Grand Hotel Don Juan

Giulianova Lido is the Spa area of one of the villages of the Italian Adriatic best prepared for enjoyment and the Grand Hotel Don Juan is probably the classic reference destiny. On the beach and s...
HOTEL CAPANNELLE (1)

Hotel Capannelle

There are people who enjoy Rome by diving into the centre of town, and its permanent hubbub, choosing a hotel in the centre. There are others who prefer to enjoy this environment but staying in a h...
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Hotel Fortebraccio

Hotel Fortebraccio is a balcony over the Perugia Mountains in the heart of Italy a few steps away from the Montones historic centre. Montone is a beautiful stone village. The hotel is named after the most popular captain of the beginning of the XVth century, a soldier called Braccio of the Fontebracci family, who turned Ubria into a small state in the centre of Italy. The building has a Tuscan air, covered in orange mortar. The interiors are modern and functional, with well-equipped rooms and an Italian flagship restaurant, as it is a temple for traditional cooking. No fear of calories because there is an outdoor swimming pool and a relax centre with a whirlpool, sauna and steam room at the hotel….We like this peaceful hotel which invites us to stay in, or to tour Perugia and the neighbouring Tuscany. You choose.
VILLA FIORITA (1)

Villa Fiorita

Villa Fiorita, o was built on an inland estate of coastal Giulianova at the beginning of the XIXth century it is a sumptuous and sober building as corresponds to the rural country houses of the tim...

Morocco

CASA JUAN SAHARA (1)

Casa Juan Sahara

In South Morocco, travelling off the given tracks becomes somewhat adventurous. More adventure. Casa Juan is named this way because Juan Antonio, an outstanding photographer and born adventurer bou...
DAR DAÏF (1)

Dar Daïf

Dar Daïf is Zineb and Jean-Pierre Datcharry´s life dream, on the outskirts of Ouarzazate it is a refuge of silence. Dar Daïf has been given quality seals such as Clef Verte or the HACCP certificate...
DAR KAMAR (1)

Dar Kamar

Staying in modern Ouarzazate or doing so in the adobe houses of the Kasbah are altogether two different experiences. Dar Kamar- the Moon hose in Arabic is in the Taourirt Kasbah few paces away from...
HOTEL BLANCO RIAD (1)

Hotel Blanco Riad

On the way to the south from Ceuta, we can spot the hotel as if it were an enormous Andalusian white village. The Hotel Blanco Riad is the perfect excuse for discovering the town, though its world ...
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Riad De La Belle Époque

La Belle Époque is a beautiful example of previous Marrakech settings. Another splendid Medina house restored for our pleasure. This is Teresa´s and Victor´s house, who in love w...
VILLA MANDARINE (1)

Villa Mandarine

We leave the tidy hubbub of Rabat behind and plunge into a mandarin grove. From the window of every room at this singular hotel, which is no doubt one of the favourites in town, we look onto the tr...

Mexico