23 Jun 2020

HOSTAL RESTAURANTE CAPRI

Located around 100 metres from the seafront in the little tourist village of Es Pujols, this restuarant/hostal is one of oldest (since 1963) on the island and has always been owned by the same family.

If you are looking for 100% fresh fish, seafood and rice dishes, and a non-hectic, calming place with white tablecloths and pressed napkins in a relaxed atmosphere, where cooks are trained and know what they are doing, well, you have come to the right place. Capri is all about food and service, with no pretence.

The old school staff are really attentive, friendly and professional.

It is in a beauti...

14 Oct 2019

Zahara de Los Atúnes is a fishing village and also a summer tourist resort with a fantastic, Atlantic facing beach. The village is appropriately named after the fish because of the local and traditional seasonal La Almadraba (an age-old Phoenician technique for trapping and catching Atlantic bluefin tuna in elaborate nets. This technique was introduced by the Moors and takes place every May and June around which there are many fiestas). 

In a land that so honours the pig, Zahara’s red tuna is granted the title "The Ibérico of the sea".

As ever in Spain, it can leave the dedicated vegetarian feeling hungry, even the pl...

26 Jul 2018

HOTEL NIZA

What Eastbourne hotels could learn from Hotel Niza would fill a telephone directory. It’s got the seafront location you want and the period facade that every kiss-me-quick hotel needs.

The bedrooms are fresh, airy and stylish, in an untrendy way

The front rooms overlook the promenade and the stunning playa de la Concha

 The view to the right takes in the parte vieja (old town) and harbour

It is a lovely spot to sit out and watch the world go by whilst having a glass of Basque vino.

A word of warning, the ocean view rooms do not have air con because you are told the breeze from the ocean should be enough. T...

10 May 2018

Recently take over by the Mambo Group and renamed CASA MACA, so not sure if the information is still correct at this time (May 2018)

Down a bumpy rural camino, just one km from Eivissa (Ibiza town), the 300-year old main building of this boutique hotel sits at the base of pine covered hills and is surrounded by almond, fig, carob and fruit trees. 

it has been lovingly restored to its original white walled perfection. 

This excellent hotel offers a relaxing countryside location, including breathtaking views to the sea and UNESCO world heritage listed site Dalt Vila (the old walled town of Ibiza)  plus easy acc...

30 Mar 2018

HOTEL CASA DE LAS CUATRO TORRES

Cádiz is a city and port in south-west Spain. It’s the capital of the province of Cádiz, one of eight which make up the autonomous community of Andalucia.

The city is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in western Europe. Despite its unique site, on a narrow slice of land surrounded by the sea‚ Cádiz is, in most respects, a typically Andalusian city with a wealth of attractive vistas and well-preserved historical landmarks.

The older part of Cádiz within the remnants of the city walls is commonly referred to as the Casco Antiguo (old town).

This excellent...

31 May 2017

HOTEL ES VIVÉ

Fresh from a recent overhaul, in quiet Figueretes, about a mile from Eivissa (Ibiza town) this uber chic Miami style art deco hotel is a great destination for Balearic chilling.

All rooms and suites have been upgraded.

With a series of pool parties and fashion events in high season packed with sexy bikini clad dance divas recovering on white sun lounges from the previous day/night excesses, please be aware this hotel is an over eighteens only fun place and is categorically not a family oriented hotel. 

The Sky Bar rooftop terrace overlooks the UNESCO world heritage listed site Dalt Vila (the old walle...

21 Jan 2017

HURRICANE HOTEL

The palm fronted Hurricane Hotel sits above the beach where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, with Morocco just 15 km away across the straits of Gibraltar. It is on the coastal highway outside the town of Tarifa.

Laid back Andalusian in theme, it is set in lush gardens with a romantic dinner terrace that has views across to Africa.

The wind and kite surfing school helps make the most of Tarifa’s famous waves. 

With the quiet patio and garden, this place is a lovely retreat during the warm months. The location is a few miles drive into town, so that might be a concern if you want to try othe...

27 Apr 2016

Hotel 100% Fun

This is a great little chilled hotel with something of a Ibiza and Bali vibe.

The rooms are scattered around the grounds, mostly situated around the swimming pool area, so best to visit when it's not school holidays, as it does get busy with kids then. Although the rooms are rather close, each has a sitting area outside. The pool area is quiet and relaxed during the day as many residents will be kitesurfing.

You use the footpath to get to the beach from the hotel that goes under the busy main road.

Playa Valdevaqueros is one of the best beaches in Europe and is full of surfers and windsurfer dudes.

The sta...

22 Dec 2015

This top hotel is set on beautiful golden sands and is a great escape from the madness of platja d'en bossa.

There are so many options on the rooms. If you are worried about space, book any room or suite other than the basic silver room as these can be small and the location is in the tower so not as good.

The stylish, modern rooms offer free wi-fi, flat-screen TV’s with satellite channels and great sound systems so charge your iPod with tunes! plus blackout curtains for whenever they are needed!

Suites have living areas and outdoor Jacuzzis or swim up pools, while upgraded suites have dining rooms, ocean views and rou...

30 Jul 2015

CASA BOLSA 43

Excellent 19th century, bohemian shabby chic, five bedroom, five bathroom town house in good spot in the town. Owned by bullfighting family, so lots of memorabilia adorn the walls of this stylish house.

Stylish bedrooms 

Ground floor Communial area

First lounge

The proprietors Pilar’s attitude is “mi casa, tu casa” (my house is your house) so you will get the run of the place including the kitchen and the little terraces during your stay. You can cook here and eat in if you don’t fancy eating out.

Back ground floor terrace

Roof top terrace

The house is 100 meters from the busy, excellent bars and restaurants o...

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