Monday, October 2, 2023


Gang robs ‘expensive-looking’ customers at up-market hotels and restaurants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A gang plundered guests at an upmarket Alicante hotel and also targeted customers at an expensive city restaurant. Three people have been arrested by the...

10 celebrities who own hotels in Spain

CELEBRITY forays into business haven’t always ended well. Just because you can kick a ball about doesn’t mean you can launch a cologne – just...

Popular Benidorm tourist hotels reopen this spring after €11 million revamp on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO major hotels will reopen in Benidorm this spring after spending €11 million on extensive refurbishments. The Azora European Hotel and Leisure group(AEHL) has finished...

REVIEW: Style and substance after stunning overhaul of Madrid hotel Rosewood Villa Magna

Big team effort behind five-star relaunch in Madrid's upmarket Barrio Salamanca, writes Jon Clarke

WHERE TO STAY: The best rural retreats in Spain’s Guadalhorce Valley

Guadalhorce valley has some great rural retreats, writes Jon Clarke

Benidorm area hotel wins ‘Best Hotel in Spain’ accolade at the World Travel Awards

THE Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa on Spain's Costa Blanca has walked away with a major honour at the World Travel Awards. The south-east...

Spain’s hoteliers call for more regulation of Airbnb type tourist rentals but praise Barcelona for leading the way

ON FRIDAY representatives of hotel associations from 36 countries met to demand more regulation of tourist flat rentals such as AirBnb.  Didac García, a representative...

Desert dreaming: The world’s first off-grid ‘capsule hotel’ is located in the Gorafe desert in Spain’s Granada

An avant-garde new tourism project has opened in the heart of the Gorafe desert in the Granada. In a world first, District Hive aims to...

Hotel Monasterio Rocamador in Spain’s Extremadura is back and better than ever

Surrounded by rolling oak forests and choked with nature, few places give you such a good sense of space. And Hotel Monasterio de Rocamador also...

A luxury hotel in Mallorca has been named one of the best new hotels of 2021

THE hotel Can Ferrereta de Santanyí, located in the historic centre of Santanyí, has been listed as the best boutique hotel for its "exquisite...

REVIEW: Is El Jardin at five star hotel Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol worth the money?

One experienced German chef is proving that you can eschew modern cooking styles and still be exciting, discovers Jon Clarke

Spain’s Top 6 most popular Airbnb listings

MOST of Spain is now in Phase 2 of the de-escalation measures and has started seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Andalucia hotels with the mostest

The Olive Press asked seasoned travel writer Guy Hunter Watts to pick out his eight favourite hotels in Andalucia.... one for each province




Spain sees hottest start to October since 1950 with highs of 38.2C: Summer temperatures to continue this week

SPAIN’S National Weather Agency (Aemet) has recorded October’s highest ever temperatures with many areas of Southern Spain reaching over 37C over the weekend.  Cordoba took...

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