Visiting the southwestern monarchy in Europe is like doing the Tango with Spain, a light-spirited flamenco, married with the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, and the sensual Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Spain is a country of celebrations reigned by cultural diversity and soul-stirring landscapes. Whether you are here to usher into epic cityscapes or to immerse in a seascape nirvana, you will find Spain surprise you with infinite entertainment adventures at every corner.
The countryside, however, is taken by wild cliffs, Mediterranean coves and local cuisine. Citylife, on the other hand, is poised-well to blend with the Spanish art legacy. Home to rare cathedrals, Roman ruins, Islamic architecture, and creative works of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Antoni Gaudí, Spain also flaunts the world’s best luxury hotels to fit every need. Here is a list of a few hotels that we stayed at, and absolutely loved!
Axor Feria, Madrid
Axor Feria is a fresh breeze after a long flight. Given its 10-minute proximity from the Barajas (now Adolfo Suárez) Airport, Axor Feria is a preferred temporary home of many international tourists. The hotel even facilitates a free shuttle from the airport upon prebooking. As for the neighbourhood, Axor Feria is surrounded, by many posh hotels, restaurants, boutiques and cafe. It is, however, 25-minutes away from Central Madrid. The hotel flaunts sophisticated monochrome exteriors and exciting, colourful interiors. Rooms are spacious, clean and elegant, and the in-house restaurants serve great food. To use the swimming pool, visit the next-door Axor Barajas belonging to the same hotel chain.
Novotel Sant Joan Despi, Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most immeasurable Spanish cities to visit, offering a plethora, of monumental attractions such as the Camp Nou, La Rambla, Old Town, Park Güell and Sagrada Familia. But to enjoy these epic landmarks, you need to first, find comfortable accommodation. Within a kilometre of Walden7 and Parc de la Fontsanta is a marvellous Novotel property – the Sant Joan Despi. This 4-star leisure and business hotel is located close to the airport and is easily accessible on the tram line and bus routes.
Apart from 161 airconditioned and sound-proofed modern rooms, Novotel Sant Joan Despi, in Barcelona, is also equipped with Claravia restaurant, on-site bar, meeting rooms, a seasonal outdoor pool, play area with Xbox console, a large terrace-garden, private parking and complimentary WiFi access. Recently the hotel has launched, intensified hygiene and prevention measures to ensure safety.