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Spain is the country of most beautiful cities, best museums in the world, ancient monuments and unusual variety of landscapes. The picturesque coastal line of Balearic and Canary Islands calls to enjoy delights of the marine vacation. One of the best ski resorts in Europe is located on the hills of Sierra Nevada. Lots of natural parks are spread on territory of Spain. Spanish weather is mild, with more then 300 days of sunny days a year. The ideal months for Spain are between March and June, and also from the middle of September till late October.
Spain hotel deals
Hoteliers offer a great variety of lodgings in about 12,000 hotels for one million tourists. Most accommodation in Spain is represented by hotels, classified from 1 to 5 stars. Also there are alternative lodgings, as family-run pensiones (small private hotels) and hostels are classified from 1 to 3 stars. Pensiones are different in quality, from very basic rooms with shared bath to rather luxurious. The best Spain hotels are represented by state-run chain of high-class hotels, Paradores, converted castles, monasteries and medieval palaces. As for room rates, a bed in a hostel will cost you from €12 to €23, depending on location and season. Pension or hostal will charge from €18 up to €60, while mid-range hotels will charge from €100-€150 and be ready to pay anything above €150-160 for deluxe hotel.
Madrid, Spain's capital is located at the geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula in 646 meters above the sea level. The city is home to the Royal Family and the valuable art treasures of the Golden Triangle - the Prado, Arte Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums. The heart of the city is Plaza Mayor square and Puerta del Sol square with a famous statue of a bear climbing a tree. The city's accommodation is full of affordable options, from luxurious palaces to youth dormitories. There are two good youth hostels in Madrid. One is International Hostel Posada de Huerta, situated in the heart of the old city, very close to major sights. Rooms are equipped with cold pump air-conditioning and lockers. Another variant is a new brand hostel Albergue Juvenil Madrid with pool table, games room, library and TV. Around La Puerta del Sol, with lots of stores like El Corte Ingles, buses and metro connections is located comfy Hostal Adriano. Rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, air-conditioning and cable TV. The staff is very friendly. Luxury option will be Royal Madrid's star Meliá Madrid Princesa.
Barcelona, a capital of Catalunya is far more exciting because of the best samples of Gothic, Art Nouveau and Moorish architecture and home to numerous cathedrals as magnificent La Sagrada Família, the uncompleted work of Antoni Gaudí. Among must-see attractions are Barri Gotic cathedral, Museu Picasso and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.
The heart of the city is square Placa de Catalunya, which followed by La Rambla boulevard. As for places to stay on budget, check Barcelona's hostels, as Barcelona Sound Hostel within 2 minutes walking form Les Rambles and close to all the best nightclubs and alternative spots in the city centre. Rooms are small, but very clean. Among the cheap hostales you may check Hostal Goya near Plaza Catalunya. The place is very clean and well furnished with big and comfy beds. Popular mid-range hotels are Montecarlo and Jazz Hotels. In top-end category, the best new luxury hotel among 45 world's best new hotels is Melia Barcelona.
Right from Barcelona, go to explore the province of Catalonia, visiting Girona's magnificent Catedral and Museu d'Art. After that go to the little town Figueres, home to one of the major sights in Spain hotels, Teatre Museu Dalí. Salvador Dalí was born in the city in 1904 and his museum became one of the national treasures. In Girona hotel, you may book Hotel Historic, occupying a charming stone building. Hotel is located in the heart of Girona's old town. In order to be close to Dali's museum, book Sidorme Figueras, one of the good budget hotels in the area.
Floating out in the Mediterranean waters off the east coast of Spain, each of four Balearic Islands has own charm and style. Largest island, Mallorca attracts about five million visitors annually has lots of things to offer, from beautiful beaches to enormous cathedrals. Extreme Ibiza is a capital of world's clubbing culture. Menorca and Formentera Islands are rather calm, with splendid white beaches and beautiful sunsets. While in Ibiza, you may stay in a mid-range Invisa Hotel La Cala with a full-service health SPA and good service. For party people, hit the trendy El Hotel Pacha, just by the famous Pacha nightclub. For quiet vacation book a room in Mallorca hotels' spacious Port Adriano Marina Golf and Spa Hotel or Insotel Club Formentera Playa in Formentera.