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Ten luxury hotels in Europe


Looking for somewhere to stay that’s a little bit “special”? The following hotels offer their guests complete luxury and the perfect environment for a totally relaxed holiday.

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Costa Adeje, Tenerife – a member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’

Gran Bahia Del Duque Hotel

Gran Bahia Del Duque Hotel

The hotel is situated on the El Duque beach within the Costa Adeje resort, considered to be a more up-market area offering fine restaurants, shops and bars.

There are plenty of facilities at the hotel to suit all ages and interests, with a mini-club for 3-12 years, a teen club equipped with games, Wii and table football, five swimming pools, and numerous sporting and Spa facilities as well as seven restaurants and bars.

There are a variety of room types on offer from the hotels double rooms, junior and family suites to the Casas Ducales Residences which feature separate reception area and additional facilities, or the hotels one and two bedroom separate villas, each with its own private garden and pool.

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Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Gran Melia Salinas Hotel

Gran Melia Salinas Hotel

Situated on the beach front in Teguise just a short walk from the resort centre, where a variety of shops, bars and restaurants can be found.

Facilities on offer include five restaurants, a snack bar and hotel bar, a beauty and wellness centre, mini-golf, outdoor heated pool, sports court and three tennis courts. The hotel mini club is available for children aged 5 to 12 years.

The hotel features 272 rooms, including junior and master suites with Royal Service which includes preferential treatments and facilities, as well as 10 villas offering the utmost in luxury and quality, each features a four poster-bed, plunge pool and private garden.

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Maspalomas, Gran Canaria – a member of ‘The Leading Small Hotels of the World’

Grand Hotel Residencia

Grand Hotel Residencia

Situated just a few steps from the Maspalomas beach, the hotel offers gorgeous views of the famous sand dunes on one side and mountains of Gran Canaria on the other.

The facilities available at this luxury boutique hotel include a heated outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, pool bar and piano bar as well as in indoor and outdoor gym, a spa with sauna, steam baths and a range of treatments.

There are just 94 rooms spread over seven two-storey buildings including double rooms, junior suites and master suites. All come with a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, satellite TV, safe deposit box and internet access.

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Cala’n Bosch, Menorca

La Quinta Resort Hotel & Spa

La Quinta Resort Hotel & Spa

Located between the two sandy beaches of Son Xoriguer and Cala’n Bosch, the family owned La Quinta Resort & Spa is one of the few luxury hotels in Menorca.

The hotel features a swimming pool, a la carte restaurant, bar, tennis court, Spa with heated indoor swimming pool, beauty centre and gym as well as a shuttle service to Ciutadella.

The hotel has 76 standard double rooms and six junior suites with additional whirlpool bath, lounge area with DVD player and double terrace with sun-loungers.

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Marbella – A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Gran Melia Don Pepe

Gran Melia Don Pepe

You’d expect to find five star hotels along Marbella’s renowned Golden Mile, but this hotel is one of the few properties in Spain to earn the rating of Gran Deluxe.

Some of the many hotel features include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two tennis courts, a gym, Spa and hairdressing salon as well as three restaurants, a pool bar and a piano bar.

The hotel has a total of 201 rooms spread over eight floors; room types include luxury and superior double rooms, deluxe rooms, junior and senior suites.

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Albufeira, Algarve

Sao Rafael Suite Hotel

Sao Rafael Suite Hotel

The hotel is only five minutes from Albufeira, just 400 metres from Sao Rafael Beach, where guests have access to the hotel beach club. The nearest golf course is just five minutes drive away.

The hotel offers a good range of facilities with three outdoor swimming pools (one for children), a relax centre with Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, indoor pool and treatment rooms, a tennis court, gym, kid’s club for 4-11 year olds and a putting green.

There are a total of 105 rooms, made up of 19 double rooms, 63 deluxe suites and 23 deluxe family suites. All rooms are provided with air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, safe deposit box, satellite TV, mini bar and support kitchenette (no cooking facilities).

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St Julians, Malta

Le Meridien St Julians Hotel & Spa

Le Meridien St Julians Hotel & Spa

The hotel is situated just across from the promenade of St Julians, overlooking the picturesque Balluta Bay, just a short walk from the shops and evening entertainment.

Features at the hotel include a spa and fitness centre with indoor pool, squash court, sauna, Jacuzzi, treatment rooms and outdoor rooftop pool with panoramic views. Further facilities include a kids club for children aged 2 to 12 years and four restaurants.

There are a total of 276 rooms ranging from standard doubles to junior and family suites, as well as executive rooms offering exclusive facilities and access to the executive lounge.

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Paphos, Cyprus – a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts

Annabelle Hotel

Annabelle Hotel

Centrally located, the family owned Annabelle Hotel is the closest hotel in Paphos to the old fishing harbour and castle. Situated directly on the beach, the hotel is set in six acres of tropical gardens.

The hotel features four restaurants and two bars, two swimming pools as well as tennis and squash courts. Guests may also use the facilities at the adjacent Almyra Hotel including the teen’s club (open 1st July-31Aug only), kid’s club, baby crèche, spa and restaurants.

A total of 218 rooms are spread over four floors and range from standard double rooms to family studios, and suites with private plunge pool or whirlpool to one and two bedroom deluxe suites.

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Aghios Nikolaos, Crete – a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ group

Minos Beach Art Hotel

Minos Beach Art Hotel

With a fantastic beachfront location, the Minos Beach Art Hotel is also just 800 metres from the lively resort centre of Aghios Nikolaos.

Art is everywhere, the hotel is packed with stunning garden sculptures and indoor painting exhibits, and even the reception desk doubles as a glass fish tank. Facilities here include four restaurants, two bars and an outdoor swimming pool.

A total of 129 rooms, including doubles, junior suites, waterfront bungalows and seafront bungalows with a private pool and some with direct access to the sea.

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Bodrum, Turkey – a member of the ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’ group

Marmara Hotel

Marmara Hotel

From its hilltop location the Marmara Hotel offers breathtaking views of Bodrum and the bay, and thanks to its great spa and gourmet restaurant makes this one of Bodrum’s best hotels.

The facilities on offer include outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a high tech fitness centre, tennis and squash courts, Turkish bath, sauna and a Jacuzzi as well as a restaurant, lounge bar and pool bar.

There are a total of 96 rooms, made up of deluxe rooms and suites, all of which feature a balcony or terrace. Fitting to the area the hotel offers a Party Animal Suite, with a state of the art audio system, DVD player and DVD library as well as two balconies with access to a private roof terrace.

Posted : Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 10:27
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