Barcelona Catedral
Catalunya - Barcelona City Spain

Cortijo Bravo
Andalucia Spain

Villa Oniria
Andalucia Spain

Riad Meriem
Marrakech Morocco

Vila Valverde
Algarve Portugal

La Fuente del Sol
Andalucia Spain



This page is updated monthly giving you our latest news on events and offers.

There are some Great Offers around at the moment - We have some posted on the site, but we are keeping others quiet as they are available only exclusively to our clients. If you would like to know about them, please contact us at letting us know which region you are interested in and we will keep you informed.


The network keeps on expanding with the AVE High Speed Train route from Madrid to Valencia, and both the Madrid-Barcelona and Madrid-Segovia route were launched last year. Fast, reliable (you get money refunded if you are over a half an hour late at your destination!) and above all, environmentally friendly in comparison to planes or cars. A truly excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint when touring this beautiful country. Quicker than flying when you take into account check-in times, security and city centre to city centre journeys from the airport.


We prefer not to provide Online Booking. Why? The answer is simple - we hate overbookings and double bookings. Small is beautiful and most boutique Hotels do not have highly staffed, impersonal reservation departments, but real human beings!! The owners, directors or receptionists often process reservations. They are multi-talented and often very busy providing exemplary service to their treasured clients and may not have time to update "online" booking systems regularly enough. That is when double bookings occur. We prefer the personal touch. We know our Hoteliers and receptionists, speak their language and find that a phone call will give us accurate and up to the minute availability. You will in fact be very surprised at the speed of our response. We try (and more often than not succeed) to get the best room available in the category requested whereas an online booking system featuring thousands of Hotels will impersonally select the first room that appears in its database. "Real time" responses from "real" people!!!!!!


We are delighted to have formed an association with the Avis rent a car group. They have offered us preferential rates for clients of with substantial discounts (sometimes up to 50% off their rates!!) and no extra charges (unlike most other major companies) for picking up a car in one city and dropping it off in another (except in some higher categories of cars). Prices also include unlimited mileage, collision damage waiver and taxes. Please ask us for these exceptional rates. We can also arrange these prsfferential rates in all European Countries so if you are on a tour in Europe and need a car in Italy for example, just ask us for a quote.


The Walking Season gets underway again, especially in early Spring. The North, Galicia, Asturias and the Picos de Europa are well known for their walks and stunning scenery. Those in the know also head for the South, Andalucia and the beautiful island of Mallorca. Walkers have discovered the unspoilt regions of the interior and ofen within a half hours drive of the tourist coastal areas you will find yourself in true walking paradise. Many routes are now being marked and several of our Hotels now have treks through national parks starting at their front doors. Migratory birds pass by and the eagles soar overhead. Picnic in the shade of an olive tree on a feast of local fayre. It is a different world.


Now is the time for City Breaks with some great deals around. We are pleased to now be offering Amazing Hotels in Marrakech, Madrid, Barcelona , Seville, Granada, Jerez , Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Valencia and Bilbao. All are served by the cheap no frills airlines and bargains are to be had on scheduled airlines as they try and compete. Please contact us for advice on any of these destinations as we know them well. They are magnificent cities. You will undoubtedly get some sunshine too. Lisbon is coming online soon. Remember too, that travelling between cities on the AVE high speed train is a quick and convenient way of travelling.


Semana Santa 2013 Holy Week Easter Processions a truly fascinating experience in Spain, especially in the South, with breathtaking processions through the main cities (and even the smallest villages) of the beautiful flower-laden statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ. It is a moving experience whatever your religious beliefs. Hotel in cities in the South like Sevilla, Granada and Malaga need to be booked well in advance to get the best rates.


Self-drive tours are the best way to visit all the cultural highlights of Andalucia: Granada and the magnificent Alhambra Palace; Cordoba and its Moorish Mezquita; seductive Sevilla with its wide boulevards, wonderful architecture, home to the passionate flamenco, the Unesco world heritage sites in the north of Ubeda and Baeza a renaissance wonder of Europe and the inspirational Picasso Museum in Malaga housing the largest collection of his works world-wide and the newly opened, magnificent Carmen Thyssen Museum. With our extensive knowledge of these marvels we are very happy to arrange an itinerary for you. Just let us know which airport is the most convenient for you and the duration of your holiday and we will come up with a list of hotels and an itinerary to keep driving to a minimum, thus enabling you to make the most of your time.