B bou – Boutique Hotels in Andalucia


Hotel Molino del Arco, Ronda

B bou Hotels director and co-founder Maria Herrero is awarded the first woman to be awarded the Premio Andalucia de Turismo, a well-deserved prize for the best business person and a driving force behind  B bou Hotels the new Spanish Boutique Hotel group whose motto is ‘harmony and passion.’

Hotel La Viñuela & Spa, Viñuela, Malaga

Hotel La Viñuela & Spa  the flagship hotel in a lovely  area of inland Malaga, next to a lake of the same name, is now joined by three more beautiful and stylish hotels making up the gorgeous B bou portfolio of four hotels in Andalucia.

Hotel Cortijo Bravo

The B bou hotels – Be boutique – are located in some unique parts of southern Spain, both inland and on the coast and this lovely collection comprises:

Hotel La Viñuela & Spa in Viñuela, inland Malaga

Hotel Cortijo Bravo in Velez-Malaga, Malaga coast

Hotel Molino del Arco in Ronda, inland Malaga

Hotel Casa Romana in  Sevilla city

Hotel Casa Romana, Sevilla

Harmony and passion flows across every aspect of the hotels, decor, sevice and gastronomy . Each hotel has its own identity and in the kitchens locally sourced ingredients are paired with traditional dishes of the area which are then carefully prepared with harmony and passion.

Visit their website to read more about B bou and each of their hotels.

All images in this post are courtesy of  B bou Hotels  and José Salto.

The Luxurious, Elegant, Historical ~ Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort

The luxurious, elegant, historical 5* Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort, with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015 is just fabulous. Built in and around a 14th century residence and complete with an ancient Neogothic chapel and windmill here you’ll find the best Mallorcan hospitality with a wonderfully eclectic ancient/modern feel.


With 90 classic or contempory rooms, a Pure Spa,  indoor pool and childrens and adults outdoor pools and Hilton Fitness gym. There’s also tennis courts, a football pitch all within extensive gardens and grounds.



Hotel Hilton Sa Torre Mallorca Resort – A unique island retreat.




Hotel Las Caldas Villa Thermal ~ Award-winning Spanish Spa Hotel

The award-winning Hotel Balneario Las Caldas Thermal is a fabulous 5* star Spa Hotel which has walked away with the Spanish ‘Best Health Hotel’  award and it was also named in among the top hotels for Iniciative in the category for  health.


Hotel Las Caldas Villa Thermal is in Asturia a northern province of Spain, just 8 kms from the city of Oviedo. A fabulous spot for exploring the north of Spain and a high-class hotel for enjoying a relaxing, healthy holiday. The Spa offers a wealth of wellness programmes and massages.


Its origins began in XVII  century as the Hotel Balneario and now as then it upholds its great tradition and reputation and after undergoing modernisation it became Hotel Las Caldas Villa.

Its  beautiful, pooled 4,000 sq mt huge gardens are reflected in the large complex. With 79 exclusive rooms covering several Renaissance buildings its quality, luxury and style gained its well-deserved prize in October 2014.

Hotel Las Caldas Villa

Eight Great Thalasso Spas in Spain

The word Thalasso comes from the Greek Thalassa meaning the sea or energy from the sea and these days Thalasso Spa is the therapeutic use of seawater. Thalasso treatments use seaweed, seasalt and ocean water which allows the absorption of important vitamins and minerals to help balance the mind and body.

The idea of a Thalasso treatment is that sea water has strong healing properties, in  tests algae and sea weeds have proven to have powerful natural antiseptic and antibiotic properties,  and possess a large range of vitamins, calcium, iron, proteins and minerals.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona  Thalasso Spa

Since Roman times the benefits of bathing in mineral or thermal waters where known and were used to treat medical complaints. In Thalasso Spas thermal water is used for baths, showers and inhalations in combination with relaxing, beauty  treatments, all for our general well-being and to ease aches and pains.

Seawater has beneficial effects upon our pores  and is applied as either  marine mud, algae paste,  inhalation or by showering.  Thalasso therapy is a natural  way to help you regain inner unity and harmony.

We’ve picked eight great Thalasso Spas hotels, five on the mainland and three on the Spanish Islands. The links are to Booking.com the best, easiest and most  immediate way of reserving hotels these days. They are affiliate links which means if you book via them we get a small commission to carry on bringing you great content.

Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Thalasso Spa – Andalucia

Barcelo Estepona Thalasso Spa – Andalucia

Thalasso Hotel El Palasiet – Castellon

Hotel Blancafort Spa Termal – Catalonia

Hipotels Eurotel Punta Rotja Thalasso Spa & Golf – Mallorca

Mercure Thalasia Hotel & Thalasso Center – Murcia

Hotel SBH Costa Calma Palace Thalasso & Spa– Fuerteventura

Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel – Gran Canaria


Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa

The Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa is just the spot for an ideal and unforgettable holiday right next to the Mediterranean  Sea and on the famous beach Playa d’en Bossa.  This 4* resort is in a privileged position for beach, views and first class water sports and not forgetting unlimited entertainment for all age groups.

Take in live music shows, relax  on Balinese loungers around either of the two large pools or explore this delightful small island.  Ibiza, the nearest Balearic Island to mainland Spain, is just 45km long and 25km wide ideal for beach loungers and water-sport lovers.

The Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa is thoroughly modern with all the services you´ll need for a throughly spoilt and enoyable stay. There´s free Wifi in the public rooms. meeting rooms, internet zone, airport transfers, secure parking, air conditioning and much more.

It´s main features include:

  •  411 large luxurious and elegant rooms with all mod cons
  •   3 themed restaurants
  •   2 large swimming pools & 2 for children
  •   6 enormous salons for every type of meeting or celebration
  •   Clubs for young children and adolescents


The Hospes Madrid 5* Tranquility in Spain´s Capital

For a truly luxurious stay in the heart of Spain´s capital city it has to be The Hospes Madrid. A beautifully restored 41- bedroomed building from 1833 that is right next to Madrid´s green lung the Parque del Retiro and in front of the Puerta de Alcalá.

A more peaceful location right in the city is hard to find bringing you both urban life and green space in one unique location. The 5* Hospes Madrid in the Barrio de Salamanca offers the best local cuisine in its Senzone Restaurant Puerta de Alcalá and the Bodyna Spa offers natural products mixed together to create a feeling of well-being and relaxation during your stay in this major European city.

The Hospes Madrid is part of the Hospes Infinite Places Collection.

Top Ten Hotels in Europe

Tripadvisor´s most recent list of the top 10 hotels in Europe contains two in Spain the La Villa Marbella in the south and Can Furios Hotel in Palma de Mallorca.

  • Golden Well (U Zlate Studne), Prague, Czech Republic
  • Anastasis Apartments, Imerovigli, Greece
  • Al Ponte Antico Hotel, Venice, Italy
  • La Villa Marbella – Charming Hotel, Marbella, Spain
  • Hotel Prinsenhof Bruges, Bruges, Belgium
  • Britania Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Hotel Albergaria Dias, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel Davanzati, Florence, Italy
  • Hotel Palazzo Zichy, Budapest, Hungary
  • Can Furios Hotel, Binibona, Spain