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Recommended accommodations in Andalusia


Arcos de la Frontera
Hotel El Convento, Maldonado 2, 11630
This spotless, family-owned hotels is just a block from the Parador. It's charming and a much better value.
Another bonus: the hotel's restaurant a block away is the best in town. Request a room with a balcony.
Phone:  956.70.23.33
restaurant
956.70.32.22
Email:  reservas@hotelelconvento.es
Web:   www.hotelelconvento.es
Doubles From:   60EUR

Parador de Arcos de la Frontera, Plaza de Espana
5, 11630
It's hard to beat the location of this parador with spectacular views overlooking the plains beneath Arcos. The property's terrace and patio bar are great spots for a drink.
Phone:  956.70.05.00
Fax:  956.70.11.16
Email:  arcos@parador.es
Web:   www.parador.es
Doubles From:   125EUR

Granada
Hotel America, 53 Real de La Alhambra, 18009
Located right on the Alhambra grounds, the Hotel America is half the price of the Parador that's just yards away. Bougainvillea-draped, wrought-iron balconies add to the charm, as does the courtyard garden which houses the hotel restaurant. Early booking is essential at this 13-room charmer.
Phone:  958.22.74.71
Fax:  958.22.74.70
Email:  reservas@hotelamericagranada.com
Web:   www.hotelamericagranada.com
Doubles From:    107EUR

Parador de Granada, Real de la Alhambra s/n, 18009
Occupying a 15th-century convent on the Alhambra grounds, this is one of the most popular paradors in Spain. We find it a little sterile, but the terrace overlooking the Generalife gardens is one of the nicest places you'll ever enjoy a drink.
Phone:  958.22.14.40
Fax:  958.22.22.64
Email:  granada@parador.es
Web:   www.parador.es
Doubles From:    250EUR

The Hotel Alhambra Palace, Pena Partida 2, 18009
Also on the Alhambra grounds, the Alhambra Palace was built in the Moorish style in 1910. It's a little formal, and some areas are ready for refurbishment. But, all in all, the hotel has style and the terrace bar with it's 180 degree view of the city is amazing.
Phone:  958.22.14.68
Fax:  958.22.64.04
Email:  reservas@h-alhambrapalace.es
Web:   www.h-alhambrapalace.es/
Doubles From:    167EUR

Madrid
Hard Rock Hotel Madrid, Plaza Santa Ana 14, 28012
Built in 1923, the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid (formerly the Reina Victoria) was a favorite of the bullfighter Manolete. This historic property has been recently renovated and it's a very pleasant place to stay.
Phone:  91.531.45.00
Fax:  91.522.03.07
Email:  hardrockmadrid@solmelia.com
Web:   www.trypreinavictoria.solmelia.com/
Doubles From:   175EUR

Hotel Arosa, Calle Salud 21, 28013
Compared to the rest of Spain, Madrid is expensive. But Hotel Arosa provides good quality accommodations in a handy location for a great price. Both Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol are just steps away.
Phone:  91.53.21.600
Fax:  91.53.13.127
Web:   www.bestwestern.com/
Doubles From:    125EUR

Hotel Santo Domingo, Plaza Santo Domingo 13, 28013
This elegant hotel ? a 2-minute walk from the Plaza de Espana ? combines the best of old and new. The pastel colored rooms include such up-to-date amenities as mini bars, voice mail, and in-room safes large enough for laptops. It's worth the extra money for a fifth-floor room with balcony.
Phone:  91.547.98.00
Fax:  91.547.59.95
Email:  reserva@hotelsantodomingo.com
Web:   www.hotelsantodomingo.com/
Doubles From:   127EUR

Hotel Tryp Ambassador, Cuesto Santo Domingo 5 and 7, 28013
Occupying the renovated 19th-century palace of the Dukes of Granada, the Ambassador is well-located between the Gran Via and the Royal Palace. Guest rooms ? whether in the original building or the new annex ? are large and nicely furnished.
Phone:  91.541.67.00
Fax:  91.559.10.40
Email:  tryp.ambassador@solmelia.com
Web:   www.trypambassador.solmelia.com/
Doubles From:   130EUR

Hotel Villa Real, Plaza des Las Cortes 10, 28014
Located in the triangle between the Thyssen Bornemiszma Museum, the Prado, and the Reina Sofia Museum, the Villa Real is a delight. The rooms are large and offer every amenity. And room service is available 24 hours a day. This is a deluxe hotel without the stuffiness of the Palace or the Ritz.
Phone:  91.42.03.767
Fax:  91.42.02.547
Email:  villareal@slh.com
Web:   www.slh.com/spain/madrid/hotel_ealspa.html
Doubles From:   337EUR

Malaga (Costa del Sol)
Parador de Malaga de Golf, Autovia-Malaga-Algeciras, 29080
All rooms here have either a balcony or terrace. It's ideal for golfers since it borders the area's oldest course, built in 1925. Located seven miles from town, it has a large swimming pool and two tennis courts.
Phone:  95.23.81.255
Fax:  95.23.88.963
Email:  malaga@parador.es
Web:   www.parador.es
Doubles From:    125EUR

Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro, Camino del Castillo de Gibralfaro, 29016
Situated on Mount Gibralfaro in a renovated stone house, this parador features lovely views of the Mediterranean. Each room has a terrace and there is a rooftop swimming pool.
Phone:  95.22.21.902
Fax:  95.22.21.904
Email:  gibralfaro@parador.es
Web:   www.parador.es
Doubles From:    140EUR

Marbella (Costa del Sol)
Los Monteros, Carretera de Cadiz, km 187, 29600
Everything for the active ? including a riding club ? in a stylish, casual ambience. A very smart resort for the money.
Phone:  95.277.17.00
Fax:  95.282.58.46
Email:  hotel@monteros.com
Web:   www.monteros.com/
Doubles From:    184EUR

Marbella Club Hotel, Boulevard Prince Alfonso con Hohenlohe,s/n, 29600
For charm, history and understated luxury, this one's hard to beat. Two pools, a nice beach, and great service.
Phone:  95.28.22.211
Fax:  95.28.29.884
Email:  reservas@marbellaclub.com
Web:   www.marbellaclub.com
Doubles From:    325EUR

Puente Romano, Carretera de Cadiz, km 177, 29600
Less expensive than its sister property (the Marbella Club) this property has a beach club, a tennis center and three pools.
Phone:  95.282.09.00; 800.448.8355 in the U.S.
Fax:  95.277.57.66
Email:  reservas@puenteromano.com
Web:   www.puenteromano.com
Doubles From:    210EUR

Ronda de la Frontera
Hotel Don Miguel, Plaza de Espana 3, 29400
This small hotel faces the same plaza as the Parador. It's clean, well-managed and a very good value. The restaurant is great and has one of the best views in town. Request a room overlooking the gorge.
Phone:  95.28.77.722
Fax:  95.28.78.377
Web:   www.dmiguel.com/
Doubles From:    85EUR

Hotel Reina Victoria, Paseo Dr. Fleming 25, 29400
This hotel has the history that the modern Parador lacks. British in flavor, the hotel is also spectacularly situated above the gorge. Hemingway was a frequent guest and Rilke wrote here. The property also has a nice pool.
Phone:  95.287.12.40
Fax:  95.287.10.75
Email:  reinavictoriaronda@husa.es
Web:   www.hotelreinavictoriaronda.com
Doubles From:   100EUR

Parador de Ronda, Plaza Espana s/n, 29400
Precariously perched over Ronda's 500-ft gorge, this Parador is one of the best in Spain. There's a pool and corner rooms have not one but two balconies with breathtaking views. This stunning property provides great value for money.
Phone:  95.28.77.500
Fax:  95.28.78.188
Email:  ronda@parador.es
Web:   www.parador.es
Doubles From:    140EUR

Seville
Hotel Alfonso XIII, San Fernando 2, 41004
Built to house royals visiting the 1929 World's Fair, the Alfonso XIII is Seville's grand hotel. The opulent Moorish design and lovely interior patio make this an oasis of calm not far from the Alcazar gardens.
Phone:  95.49.17.000
Fax:  95.49.17.099
Web:   www.hotel-alfonsoxiii.com/
Doubles From:   485EUR

Hotel de Taberna del Alabardero, Zaragoza 20, 41001
This stunning hotel offers every modern convenience ? including in-room fax machines ? in a beautifully restored 19th-century mansion, within walking distance of all Seville's attractions. The restaurant is outstanding. Early booking is essential as there are just ten rooms, each an excellent value.
Phone:  95.45.02.721
Fax:  95.45.63.666
Email:  hotel.alabardero@esh.es
Web:   www.tabernadelalabardero.com/index.html#
Doubles From:   145EUR

Hotel Dona Maria, Don Remondo 19, 41004
Mere steps from the Cathedral, the Dona Maria occupies a private villa built in 1840. The rooftop terrace and swimming pool offer marvelous views of the city.
Phone:  95.422.49.90
Fax:  95.421.95.46
Email:  reservas@hdmaria.com
Web:   www.hdmaria.com/
Doubles From:   100EUR