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Auftakt zum Jazzfestival Madrid 2017!

JAZZMADRID, das internationale Jazzfestival Madrids, wartet mit einer neuen Ausgabe voller guter Vibrationen und toller Klänge auf.Das Festival findet den ganzen November lang in der spanischen Hauptstadt statt und verspricht für dieses Jahr wieder das Beste dieser Musikrichtung sowie ganze Nächte Vergnügen für diejenigen, die besonders gut aushalten.

Die Hauptveranstaltungsorte sind zwar weiterhin der Conde Duque Kulturraum und das Fernán Gómez Theater, aber die JazzMadrid’17 Ausgabe will Bahnen brechen und sich mit ihrem Klang zu anderen Orten in der Stadt hin öffnen.

Diese neuen Szenarien sind für ergänzende Aktivitäten vorgesehen, die während der Festivaldauer geplant und für verschiedene Publikumsrichtungen vorgesehen sind:Ausstellungen, Debatten, literarische Analysen, Jazz aus der audiovisuellen Perspektive, Jazz für Kinder und große Kinder…

Das Angebot soll – wie auchdiese Musikrichtung von ihren Anfängen an -, größtmögliche Vielfalt bieten, indem sie Grenzen abbaut und Kulturen sucht.

Die neuen Säle bieten außerdem den Rahmen für die relevantesten Auftritte.Einige darunter sind die Klubs und Lokale, die dem sogenannten „Verband der Live-Nächte (Asociación La Noche en Vivo)“, d. h. dem Madrider Verband der Säle für Livemusik und –shows, angehören.Diese weisen darauf hin, dass sie alle mit der Absicht entstanden, immer auf junge Talente zu setzen sowie alle lokalen, nationalen und internationalen Bands, die ihre Werke in Madrid bekannt machen möchten und Räumlichkeiten dafür benötigen, zu unterstützen.

Die große Neuheit des JazzMadrid 2017 Festivals besteht darin, dass in diesem Jahr endlose Musiknächte mit über 6 Stunden ununterbrochener Jazzmusik bis in die Morgenstunden angeboten werden.Auf dem Programm stehen über 100 Auftritte, die von den klassischsten Richtungen bis zu den innovativsten reichen und dabei eine Fusion entsteht, die der Zuschauer nach eigener Wahl gestalten kann.Das Programm setzt auf nationales Talent, auf weibliches Talent und auf die Debatte über diese Musikrichtung, die mit nur wenigen Akkorden die Laune eines jeden zu ändern vermag.

In den vergangenen Ausgaben waren auf den Bühnen von JazzMadrid Persönlichkeiten wie Gregory Porter, Guilia Valle Trio, Hiromi Uehara… zu sehen.

Auch in diesem Jahr wird es viele und sehr interessante Anregungen für alle diejenigen geben, die gerne guten Jazz, Blues oder Swing hören.

Für alle, die dieses komplette Programm des Jazzfestivals Madrid 2017 genießen möchten, gibt es in der spanischen Hauptstadt Hotels, die den ganzen November lang und insbesondere unter der Woche, Angebote bieten.Dazu gehören auch die Hotels der Petit Palace Hotelkette mit sehr modernen und bequemen Designzimmern im Zentrum von Madrid, die mit modernster Technologie (Computer, iPad und kostenlosem WLAN) ausgestattet sind.Ihre Hotels mit der besten Lage heißen Petit Palace Triball Hotel, Petit Palace Opera Hotel und Petit Palace Plaza España Hotel.

Publisuites Petit Corpo Madrid on a weekend

Madrid and specifically Madrid city centre is one of the most recommended destinations in which to enjoy a short break of one or two days with ease, at a good price and with accommodation options that are worth it and tick all the boxes. Although it is a city in which one can stay for a whole month and still have something different to do, the truth is that the most important things can be squeezed into a single weekend.

 A couples getaway to Madrid, for example, should include visits to places as symbolic and romantic as the Retiro Park. Navigating its large central pond in the small row boats is one of the most popular activities: tourists from all over the world go crazy to do one of the boat tours, especially in the evenings. In addition to the beautiful boating lake, the park also offers idyllic scenery in which to enjoy a picnic or aperitif under the shade of the trees, the contemporary art exhibits and photography exhibitions in its beautiful Crystal Palace which is strategically located as the starting point of the key cultural route in Madrid, starting with the Museo del Prado.

 It is advisable to go to the Museum as early as possible in order to enjoy it calmly and without the crowds of tourists that inevitably form at its doorsteps since it is one of the most special and important museums in the world. It has a nice cafeteria and rooms in which to relax between exhibitions but the best idea is not to rush around and see everything in one go. Better to choose certain artistic eras and focus on enjoying them, leaving the rest for future visits. Leaving the Prado one can choose to continue to tour the museums, going through the Caixaforum and then to the Sofia. But if you have tired of art, take advantage of the fact that you are next to the Barrio de las Letras and this is where you will find the most authentic taverns in Madrid city centre.

 Savour Madrid with its tapas and beers, amidst the bustle of its faithful regular customers, who often cram themselves along the bar so much that people end up having to move out into the street. If this is the life for you then do not forget to stop by the low and high cellars on Saturday or Sunday morning: locals (and the not so local) meet in these streets near the Plaza Mayor, in the heart of Latina, to Meet friends and enjoy vermouth. It usually lasts all day, from 12 in the morning. Many consider it a different way of going out, less nocturnal and more food orientated.

 The nights out in Madrid, however, must be sampled. Even just for a short trip it is advisable to consider doing a small route through the bars of Malasaña, its terraces and its pubs in which you can dance the night away before returning to the hotel. In this sense it is a good idea to always look for a central hotel, to avoid long journeys and to be able to within a stones throw of the hustle and bustle. The Sol Room is one of those famous rooms in Madrid that is worth a visit. The music is varied and the atmosphere is always relaxed and very eclectic.

 Also if you go to Madrid you should miss a couple of experiences that are now very fashionable in the capital. One is a classic: go to the theatere the opera or to a musical. The other is to climb to the top of one of the spectacular rooftops that has panoramic views of the city and where you can dine, have a drink or even party after the sun goes down.

 As unmissable monuments, our proposal is that you go for a walk and discover them at your own pace. If your hotel is in the centre you will soon come across the symbolic Gran Via, with the Plaza de España at one end and the Puerta de Alcalá at another. The Puerta del Sol, the Plaza de Santa Ana, the Royal Palace and its gardens, Cibeles and Neptuno, Atocha and, of course, the streets of the different neighbourhoods: Chueca and Calle Fuencarral and Preciados for shopping, Malasaña to enjoy a drink and Latina to eat…

 To get around Madrid, the best way is on foot, by bike or with the subway. Taxis and new forms of transport such as Cabify or Car2Go also work well in the capital. As for accommodation, look for a hotel with a certain charm, take advantage of the fact that in Madrid the hotels are very good in terms of price-quality, for example those in the Vincci Hotels or Petit Palace Hotels chains, which stands out with its Petit Palace Plaza España and its Petit Palace Triball, both located in the centre.

Rincones únicos para visitar en Mallorca

Si has decidido que este año te vas a regalar unas vacaciones a orillas del Mediterráneo y que tu destino es Mallorca, te presentamos algunos de los lugares con más encanto de esta isla única. Busca un alojamiento bien ubicado, alquila un coche o moto que te permita moverte fácilmente de un punto a otro, sal de tu área de confort y lánzate a la aventura. Verás una Mallorca que no te has imaginado jamás.

 

Palma.- Aunque es la capital y desde aquí podrás desplazarte a cualquier punto de la isla, el alojamiento en el centro de la ciudad no es lo más recomendable si lo que quieres es disfrutar del sol, la playa y los rincones naturales de la isla. Palma es mejor para una escapada de invierno pero si te decides a guardar un día para visitarla no dejes de pasarte por las tabernas y puesto del Mercat del Olivar, junto a la plaza de España (en el corazón de Palma, junto a su casco antiguo). Detrás de esas barras que encontrarás entre los puestecillos de verduras podrás probar los típicos variados mallorquines, su tradicional tapeo, uno de los planes de la Mallorca más auténtica en plena capital.

Calas de Maioris.- Para tomar el sol en estas calitas de roca abiertas al mar tendrás que dejar tu coche en la urbanización de Maioris, en Llucmajor, muy cerca de la zona de S’Arenal y Playa de Palma. Caminar hacia el mar y allí encontrarás accesos que te llevan por senderos sinuosos salvando los desniveles que dibujan los acantilados. Con una espectacular belleza natural, esta zona de calas escondidas es ideal para los que quieran disfrutar de la que de verdad se merece el nombre de Isla de la Calma.

Playa de Muro.- Un destino en Mallorca que no por turístico y conocido deja de ser maravilloso y ofrecer rincones alucinantes. Prueba de ello es que los residentes son habituales de esta zona y cada fin de semana, los que viven en Palma u otras zonas de la isla suelen poner rumbo al norte y encontrarse en sus playas y chiringuitos. No puedes dejar de tomarte una paella con los pies en la arena mientras te refresca la brisa y el sonido de las olas del mar. Los alojamientos en esta zona son interesantes, tanto para grupos de amigos como para parejas y familias. Algunos hoteles están prácticamente a pie de playa y tendrás todo tipo de servicios al alcance de la mano.

Can Picafort.- En la zona que está prácticamente pegada a Playa de Muro, Ses Casetes des Capellans encontrarás un área de playa genial para descansar y disfrutar de un día de sol tranquilo. Un poco más allá, paseando por el pueblo, hay otro oasis donde comer con amigos o en familia y darse un bañito: el lugar es uno de los habituales de los locales, se llama Marypaz y en los últimos años se ha convertido en bar chill out donde bailar al atardecer con un mojito en la mano. El ambiente es de lo mejor y las vistas al mar, impresionantes.

Cala Millor.- Naturaleza y vacaciones tranquilas enmarcadas entre los azules del mar, el blanco de su finísima arena y el verdor de sus pinares. La costa de Cala Millor esconde rincones que son auténticas joyas en las que disfrutar de una escapada romántica. Considerado buena parte de su litoral como Reserva Natural, no dejes de visitar y realizar alguna excursión por Punta de N’Amer y su castillo, desde el cual tendrás una panorámica incomparable de la costa.

Cala Figuera.- Uno de los pueblos marineros más encantadores que se pueden encontrar en Mallorca. Conserva perfectamente todo su aspecto tradicional de siempre, sus casitas, sus embarcaderos… Ahora dedicado casi en exclusiva al turismo, pero a un turismo activo, poco masificado y muy respetuoso con el medio ambiente. Un buen rincón para pasear una tarde y acabar cenando junto al mar.

Mallorca tiene un clima en verano que te permitirá hacer una maleta muy, pero que muy ligera de ropa. Las temperaturas no suelen bajar de los 20-15 grados y a veces toca ola de calor, así que nada de chaquetillas, jerséis o sudaderas: shorts y bikini y a la playa directos. Para alojamiento, mira en la zona norte porque hay buenos hoteles con muchos servicios y alta categoría a precios muy competitivos.

También puedes hacer tu elección por cadenas de hotel, ya que aquí están algunas de las mejores de España. Por ejemplo, para parejas, grupos de amigos y familias, IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts o Garden Hotels son buenas referencias. En el norte destacan el Garden Holiday Village, el IBEROSTAR Playa de Muro, The Sea Hotel by Grupotel… Y en el este, el Cala Millor Garden Hotel o los hoteles de Protur Hotels en Sa Coma.

The best places in Spain for a springtime escape

If you haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy the Easter holidays or you simply like to travel at less busy times of the year, then this article is for you: we present the 7 cities or places in Spain that are perfect for a great springtime escape, away from the traditional zones of mass tourism.

Madrid. In the Old Town of Madrid, you’ll discover a more traditional side of the city. Yes, it’s true that every year it becomes less authentic but there still remains zones that have not lost their charm and deserve to be enjoyed like in past times. An example is Las Letras neighbourhood, near to the Gran Via where you’ll discover places full of history and tradition like the Quevedo tavern that serves delicious tapas, without all the frills and flounces. Enjoy the more authentic establishments. The cava offered in La Latina is perfect for a springtime escape to Madrid. Snack and enjoy a vermouth in the sun and welcome summer in the liveliest part of Madrid. Both of these form the perfect plan for a weekend trip away with friends. Combine dinners and vermouth with lots of turnabouts round the emblematic city, taking great photos along the way. In terms of accommodation, opt for something close to the city centre so you don’t have to travel much. Hotels on the Gran Via offer reasonably-priced stays like the Petit Palace Cliper Gran Vía  as well as those located in the zones of Chueca, Malasaña, Plaza de España and Lavapiés. Any of these zones are perfect for a relaxing escape.

Majorca. Forget about Majorca in July and August. It’s impossible and you won’t get to see the true side of the island. The truly calmer time of year is in May and June when the Mediterranean Sea starts to get hotter, the beaches are havens for relaxation and the waters are crystal-clear, without them being laden with bottles of sunscreen and yachts like in summer. (Yes, Majorca offers much more than just beaches, beach bars and clubs). If want to stay on the island and are looking to spend a long weekend there, then Palma and the beach zones closeby to the capital are the best choice. Most of the hotels in Palma city centre are very expensive but if you avoid the Old Town you will find that accommodation prices become a lot more affordable. Palma is a city very easy to manage and very nice for beach days, enjoying a nice stroll or going on a bike ride in practically any neighbourhood.

Salamanca. Dining, culture and eternal nightlife. This was and still remains Salamanca; always. A destination that you shouldn’t miss out on during spring. This city is only 2 hours away from Madrid by car and offers more than just the normal cliché things to do. Just walking through its Old Town is enough to enjoy a pleasurable stay. Sunday mornings in the plaza Mayor square, picnics on the Tormes River, an afternoon full of shopping, a visit to the Calisto and Melibea gardens when the sun begins to show itself, the university, the cathedral and the Rúa. Everything in Salamanca looks like a fairytale story and the evenings are even more magical. Without a doubt the perfect place to go with friends. You should try to stay in the city centre as, even though the prices of most hotels are quite high; the quality makes them worth it.

Barcelona. The most cosmopolitan way to spend spring in the Mediterranean. Shop, visit the modern art museums and street expositions, see the hipsters and trendy people filling up the streets and terraces, appreciate the improvised events, enjoy the parks full of lights and games for the little ones and head to the trendiest bars and restaurants. The benefit of heading to this urban destination is that you can also turn it into a a sun & beach weekend trip given that Barcelona’s coast is one of the best places to disconnect and relax right on the seafront. The city centre is for the proper party animals: with an endless amount of festivals, gastronomic routes and art & vermouth sessions with perfect weekends for going out and dancing till sunbreak. Apolo and Razzmatazz are perfect for live music shows or enjoying gigs of the best well-known djs. In terms of accommodation, the centre and the surroundings are perfect for if you’re only going for a few days. Some hotels also offer special offers for spring like Petit Palace Barcelona which is in the zone of the Plaza de las Glorias square.

Granada. Granada and spring go together like horse and carriage. It’s one of the best places in Spain to treat yourself to a few days of laughs and good company. Enjoy the tapas, culture, history, rich heritage and the best people you could ever meet. In order to enjoy a few worry-free days, a good hotel is the best way to go about this. If going with friends, you could rent an entire house to fully appreciate the typical architecture of Granada. You could also stay in the city’s Old Town to fully immerse yourself in the authentic ambiance of Granada.

Bilbao. Enjoy the silver colour of its spectacular river reflecting the spring sun, the vermouth and tapas in its squares and its 7 main streets in the Old Town as well as the way the residents are always so happy and welcoming. Bilbao is one of the most magical places in the north to plan an escape with friends for 2 or 3 days. It’s the ideal place for eating and drinking but also for enthusiasts of authentic and traditional culture. Live music is also a great advantage as this city boasts one of the biggest music venues in Spain and, in summer, one of the best festivals in the industry; BBK Live. In terms of accommodation, Sercotel hotel is one of the best places to stay at in the city: for price, quality and service.

Seville. In the southern most tip of the mainland. The meeting point for lovers of the “true art” of tapas, beer, terraces, laughter and good music. Seville is majestic and rockabilly; it’s cultured and open to everything; it’s a place where you don’t have to be young to have a good time. Its people and traditions are the main reason why people enjoy coming here: no-one will let you get lost in Seville, the people are here to guide you and show you what their city offers, with nothing left behind. In exchange, all they ask for is a smile. Discover the capital of Andalusia without prejudice, launch yourself into the culture of Flamenco; smile and stroll around, admire the religious art and its buildings that commemorate a thousand and one civilisations; and enjoy the nights with the only limit being your imagination. If you’re looking for a place to stay then head to the Murillo gardens where, in the entrance of the Old Town, you’ll find the Murillo hotel. And if you head towards the emblematic neighbourhood of Santa Cruz, next to the cathedral, you’ll find the Petit Palace Santa Cruz hotel.

Les 4 activités à ne pas manquer à Madrid

Madrid a tant à offrir qu’une escapade ne suffit pas à tout voir et tout connaître. Mais si vous avez décidé de vous offrir quelques jours dans la capitale espagnole, voici une liste des 4 choses à ne surtout pas manquer lors d’un séjour à Madrid (surtout si vous n’y êtes jamais allé). De quoi vous donner envie de revenir et continuer la visite!

 

La tradition du vermú de La Latina

C’est une tradition dans toute l’Espagne, mais s’il y a une ville où le rituel du “vermú” prend une place particulière, c’est bien à Madrid. Le quartier de La Latina et depuis quelques temps de nombreux bars du quartier de Lavapiés sont les points de rencontre de ceux qui aiment prendre un apéritif le samedi avant le repas dans une ambiance de convivialité.

 

Les tapas sont excellents et pour n’en citer que quelques-uns: la salade russe, les calamars à l’Andalouse, le “queso curado”, le jambon à la coupe, les indémodables “croquetas”… Sans oublier les patatas bravas. Mais il y a tellement plus de choix de nos jours avec des propositions végétariennes et même des mini-tapas pour les enfants.

 

Le triangle de l’art

Que vous soyez ou non intéressé par l’art, ce que l’on appelle le triangle de l’art à Madrid mérite d’être visité. Le Prado est l’un des musées les plus importants au monde, avec l’une des plus grandes collections d’oeuvre d’art les plus mythiques de tous les temps. Prenez le temps de visiter quelques-unes de ses salles ou choisissez l’une de ses expositions temporaires qui sont toujours excellentes.

 

Pour les plus modernes, le Reina Sofía ou le CaixaForum vous plairont sans aucun doute. Les expositions temporaires vous feront découvrir des artistes du monde entier. Vous pourrez également assister à des événements ou participer à des ateliers intéressants pour les adultes et les enfants.

 

Pique-nique dans le Retiro

Prenez le temps de passer par ce splendide coin de verdure de Madrid. Son lac, ses barques, sa magnifique structure de verre (où des expositions d’art, photographie et sculpture sont souvent présentées) et surtout son ambiance relaxante vous feront apprécier cette pause durant une journée de visite à Madrid.

 

Emportez avec vous un pique-nique, un libre, vos écouteurs et tout ce qui vous aide à vous détendre et profiter d’un moment très agréable à l’ombre des arbres avec le lac en toile de fond. On pourrait croire qu’il est impossible d’atteindre un tel niveau de paix en plein centre d’une capitale comme Madrid, est pourtant…

 

Une pièce de théâtre

 

Si vous allez à Madrid, ne manquez surtout pas l’une des  nombreuses représentations théâtrales, musicales, scéniques de l’impressionnante programmation madrilène. Il y en a vraiment pour tous les goûts et les âges.

 

Assurez-vous de réserver vos places à l’avance car les entrées se vendent très rapidement ou sont plus chères à la dernière minute. Alors suivez bien ce conseil si vous voulez garder le contrôle de votre budget et de votre programme durant votre séjour. Mais vous trouverez également des spectacles et concerts gratuits un peu partout dans la ville.

 

En ce qui concerne l’hébergement, si vous voulez profiter de Madrid en 4 jours, mieux vaut opter pour un hôtel centrique, bien équipé et depuis lequel rejoindre le centre historique à pied, comme par exemple le Petit Palace Puerta del Sol (juste à côté de la zone où sont donnés les coups de cloche de fin d’année) et le Petit Palace Alfonso XII (face au Retiro).

A trip for the magic of the Catalan coast

Barcelona and Girona have incomparable Mediterranean coasts if one wishes to enjoy a relaxing holiday with the family. Its services and the ease of its communications with the rest of Spain and Europe make this area of ​​the Catalan coast one of the most popular when summer is approaching … And, increasingly, during almost every month of the year. The magic of its sea and its spectacular nature.

 

The magic of the Mediterranean and the spectacular nature epitomises the towns that stretch from Barcelona to Girona, then add to that the gastronomic experiences, sports, oenology and cultural experiences offered by this famous destination. The advantage of choosing a holiday resort like the Catalan coast is precisely that: you can have all kinds of entertainment possibilities within easy reach, whether you are travelling with children or if you are over 65 and want a place to relax and rest.

 

The towns that you will find on this coastal route, from time to time turning inland, will surprise you with their authenticity, although for many years it has been an established tourist destination, as is the case of Lloret de Mar. In addition to what is commonly known about this place, there is a more select, exclusive and quiet Lloret beyond the traditional sun and beach.

 

The same happens with its neighbours Calella, Pineda de Mar or Figueres, all located in the province of Girona. All these places provide idyllic settings to escape for a few days to rest or to experience different adventures. They are also perfect destinations for special events such as weddings, anniversaries or even business meetings or incentive trips.

 

Tourism and progress

 

Travelling along the coast of Barcelona, ​​passing the Costa Brava and arriving in Palamós, the sea and the mountains merge into one, occasionally opening up into a small inhabited nuclei that used to nourish the province with fishing activity. Nowadays tourism is one of its main – but not the most important economies. Obviously, this has changed a lot, partly losing that charm of a small town to become a place that brings comfort and versatility for travellers.

 

However, not everything is lost, along the entire Catalan coast you can find corners full of that magic of yesteryear, perfectly preserved natural parks, villages that live at a leisurely pace, cities that offer everything without losing that authentic character that makes them different and unique.

 

List of essentials

 

In your list of places to visit, do not forget to stop by Tossa de Mar, the botanical gardens that surround Lloret de Mar – like the one in Mar i Murtra; Also you have to see in person the beauty of Montnegre. Get to know the town of Caldetas and enjoy the atmosphere of Arenys de Mar.

 

If you go with children, do not forget that the classics are always classics: Marineland, Portaventura, Tibidabo in Barcelona or Parc Güell, the beaches – which are always a good way to entertain the little ones while you rest – and the Mountainous areas, where you can enjoy a little healthy living and outdoors sports with the family.

 

Accommodation on the Catalan coast

 

Keep in mind that the tourism sector is very diverse. It is not the same staying on the Catalan coast in a beach hotel in Playa d’Aro as in a 4 star hotel in an inland village on the Costa Brava. Choosing general accommodation for the family is not the same as choosing a boutique hotel, where care and facilities are most important and personalised with great detail.

 

Here we leave you some ideas of boutique hotels that are part of the Lu & Bo Hotels chain, one of the most exclusive as far as charming hotels are concerned. Some of the best accommodation on the Catalan coast are La Farinera de Sant Lluís, Sant Pere del Bosc Hotel & Spa and its city hotel in Barcelona; ​​Hotel Villa Emilia, for those who prefer to take advantage of their city break.

 

Join in the pirate fun on your next holiday

If this year you want the little ones to really try something completely different, take note, as what we’re going to let you in on is the next biggest hotel in adventure holidays. Pirates Village Apartments, is a resort full of possibilities and is especially designed for family stays in mind where imagination and fantasy join forces to make your holiday a magical one.

 

Holidays 2017. Destination: Majorca. Hotel: Pirates Village Apartments. You, the kids and all the desire to enjoy a sun & beach holiday and have fun in one of the most beautiful areas of the island. If this year you want the kids to truly experience a unforgettable holiday whilst you kick back and relax, follow us and you’ll discover the true meaning of h-o-l-i-d-a-y-s…

 

Coming up with holiday ideas for the kids isn’t easy, especially when you want to pick one that really surprises them. Sun & beach holidays are always a wise choice, especially when they are in mature destinations that have everything you need for the perfect family holiday. They have to be in a secure area and you have to be able to travel with ease and have accommodation choices to fit the needs of every different family. They also have to offer a wide choice of entertainment for both kids and adults, good routes to the airport, guarantees on their reservation and possibilities to organise and book all kinds of tours and trips to really get a feel of the island.

 

Lots of things to take into consideration. Too many, right? Because of exactly this we have searched online for all the different childrens’ holidays in store for summer 2017 and have deduced that, from this, from our point of view, not only is this hotel one of the most entertaining on the island, it is also one of the most reasonably priced.

 

Pirates hotel in Majorca

 

From our search, we have deduced that the winning resort in Majorca is Pirates Village Apartments in Santa Ponsa; one of the most magical and touristic areas you’ll see on the island. This resort consists of a family apartment complex comprising of 143 apartments in a building of 4 floors and a theme park of water attractions taking inspiration from the world of pirates.

 

The best facilities chosen by guests are the main pool, the kids pool, with fun slides and games in the zone of Pirates Bay; the poolside area, with comfy sunbeds on which to lie and soak in the summer sun; the Miniclub Pirate Cavern, where children can play with other kids of different nationalities and speaking different languages and the always-lively Pirates Tavern (the bar at the poolside which is the perfect place for enjoying aperitifs underneath the sun).

 

Free Wifi

 

What’s more, you can now take advantage of the free Wifi in all areas of the complex, so that you can share your pirate adventures with your family and friends without any of those dreaded roaming charges you regret later when you’re back at home. You can ask for the Wifi password at the hotel reception when you check in, which will be valid throughout your whole stay. You can use the Wifi on all your mobiles, tablets and laptops, within all of the apartments, common areas and outside as well.

 

Guarantees and experience

 

One of the many worries guests have when travelling with children is: can this hotel guarantee safety, attention and service? Cleanliness and access to all areas is also a vital aspect, especially for guests travelling with small children and babies.

 

After reading all the feedback that guests have left on the internet about this apartment complex, you’ll realise that choosing to stay at Pirates Village Apartments means real adventure for the little ones with guarantees that they will be properly tended to and entertained at all hours of the day.

 

This family apartment hotel in Santa Ponsa belongs to the Gran Isla Hotels chain, one of the most trustworthy in Majorca and experts in themed hotels for couples with children. The chain’s official website has lots of useful information so that you can get to know everything about the company before booking. There, you’ll also find special deals and offers which will save you tons on your holiday without holding back on quality.

Best hotels to travel this summer with children

Close to the beach, natural parks, the best aquaparks; Perfectly situated with connections with the airports and highways; With spacious and modern spaces where comfort is the top priority … Family hotels offer clear advantages over others focused on group travel, alone or with a couple, and today we will present some of those who, year after year, are among the most valued.

 

Summer holidays are the children’s vacation. And so, when we organize our journey, we must think of them before anyone else: they need adequate space to unleash their inexhaustible energy, vitality and adventure, and we need a little peace, relaxation and free time. How to get all that? Choosing well the destination and the hotel. Something that is not as simple as it seems …

 

That is why, in this article, we have reviewed some of the hotels for family travel within Spain that have received the best reviews in recent years. Most belong to large hotel chains (Melià, IBEROSTAR, Barceló …) but we also introduce a couple of new accommodations, some smaller, less known, that have made a good impression.

 

The IBEROSTAR label

 

The Mallorcan group that has become famous all over the world for being one of the most specialised hotel chains in beach resorts (although lately it has opened in great urban destinations like Madrid) is one of those that appears more often in the mind of the traveller when talking about reliable family hotels, with good service and average price.

 

Most of their hotels suitable for children are located in top destinations and meet the best conditions for parents who want a place to take advantage of the days with their children … without giving up relaxation and some freedom. Among the most celebrated are the IBEROSTAR Royal Andalus, a family hotel with spa in Chiclana very close to golf courses and the magnificent beaches of southern Andalusia.

 

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The best hotels for children tend more and more to resemble amusement parks: with games and a thousand adventures within the accommodation.

 

Another of the most celebrated family hotels on the Costa Adeje is the IBEROSTAR Torviscas Playa, famous for its good value for money. Finally, within the group, we have to mention the hotel suitable for kids in Playa Jandía, Fuerteventura, IBEROSTAR Playa Gaviotas Park. And a if you are able to afford something a bit more expensive (5-star hotel however) the All Inclusive IBEROSTAR Anthelia.

 

Cartoons

 

Hear “Flintstones hotels” and know that many parents breathe easy. Yes, the Melià  group years ago gave us the key and knew how to create those hotels which children dream of and in which the parents, finally rest. They are hotels inspired by the cartoon series that gives them their name: The Flintstones, where everything, absolutely everything revolves around the Flintstones family and their fantasy world.

 

The children’s menu is served in special dining rooms for children who are always taken care of and entertained by their monitors; The rooms are themed, the mini club and parks (both aquatic and gardens) recreations of the streets and the houses in that prehistoric world in which the series was created and there are games for all the family.

 

These hotels for children are spread over the main family destinations of Spain: Menorca, southern Andalusia, Canaries … And their rates, although they are slightly higher than those of a normal family hotel, are adjusted because of the variety of facilities, services and the added value they bring.

 

Pirate Adventure

 

Among the new and lesser-known hotels for children, we find in Mallorca the firm Gran Isla Hoteles that manages the Pirates Bay and Pirates Village Apartments, two pirate-inspired establishments and decorated as if they were theme parks, with aquatic games in the Pools, gardens, solarium areas and a long list of services for the little ones.

 

They are hotels that have a unique type entertainment, that look for the faithful public and hope that each year, everyone, young and old can live an adventure in its lodging. In fact, its successful formula is based on the fact that many are those who want to go to that hotel and no other because nobody offers anything like it.

 

The idea of ​​turning the classic family hotel into an amusement park at all levels has been emulated by Melià with its Sol Kathmandu Park, which has also followed the trend of the craze of themed hotels.

 

The most competitive offers for these types of hotels for families will always be on the official websites of the chains that manage them or on the hotel’s own web page. The booking process is done directly with the establishment and eliminates the costs of the middle man.