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Forum: New England
Aug 6, 20, 2:26 pm
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Views: 6,149
Posted By spainlover

Thanks for the updates PsiFighter37 ... I am...

Thanks for the updates PsiFighter37 ... I am going to Portland next week (from NYC). Since we donít have indoor dining open here, Iíll stick to takeout and outdoor dining. Good pointer on the warmer...
May 19, 20, 6:38 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,066
Posted By spainlover

I enjoyed the article. He has more square meters...

I enjoyed the article. He has more square meters to use than probably anybody in Spain! And perhaps can make use of the gym, spa and pool while off-limits to anybody else. Plus the amazing views.
Mar 6, 20, 1:38 pm
Replies: 605
Views: 110,876
Posted By spainlover

In Barcelona, someone who stayed at the Hotel...

In Barcelona, someone who stayed at the Hotel Arts (Ritz) this week tested positive for coronavirus....
Mar 4, 20, 11:57 am
Replies: 176
Views: 47,645
Posted By spainlover

Iím not there right now, going in a week. From...

Iím not there right now, going in a week. From friends there, things seem to be running relatively normally, but with additional precautions being taken.
Mar 4, 20, 10:37 am
Replies: 176
Views: 47,645
Posted By spainlover

Very different styles of hotels - am scheduled to...

Very different styles of hotels - am scheduled to stay at the Cotton House next week, actually was deciding between the two but the design and architecture at Cotton House felt more unique to me....
Mar 1, 20, 6:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By spainlover

American Airlines just announced tonight that...

American Airlines just announced tonight that flights booked between now and mid-March can be changed for no fee, so you could book on them and not worry about coronavirus. Flights are around...
Feb 20, 20, 6:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By spainlover

If youíre just going to Madrid and Sevilla, and...

If youíre just going to Madrid and Sevilla, and possibly Toledo, I would say take the train. The high speed train is 2 1/2 hours to Sevilla from Madrid, much faster than driving. The train Madrid to...
Feb 20, 20, 6:18 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By spainlover

You could easily do a day trip to Toledo - 30...

You could easily do a day trip to Toledo - 30 minutes by train. Beautiful views of the city from the other side of the Tajo River, history, art, the Cathedral, mazapŠn desserts. Valencia is about 1...
Jan 23, 20, 7:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By spainlover

Thanks very much for the personal experiences! I...

Thanks very much for the personal experiences! I know thereís only fire the last night, but they have the 15th-19th listed as the main days (yes, I know just La Crema the last night) - I might be...
Jan 23, 20, 3:31 am
Replies: 7
Views: 696
Posted By spainlover

Thanks for the feedback and recommendation!

Thanks for the feedback and recommendation!
Jan 21, 20, 5:01 pm
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Views: 696
Posted By spainlover

Las Fallas Valencia

Any recommendations for visiting Las Fallas in Valencia? Iím going to be in Spain that week on vacation after running the Barcelona Marathon, and am thinking of going for a couple of days. ...
Jan 14, 20, 2:45 pm
Replies: 457
Views: 99,940
Posted By spainlover

So strange when I read this. I stayed last year...

So strange when I read this. I stayed last year for a couple nights on a cheap rate as Titanium. My friend and I got upgraded to a suite, but they also reached out in advance to invite us to a paella...
Jan 13, 20, 6:43 pm
Replies: 457
Views: 99,940
Posted By spainlover

Iíve gotten upgraded to a suite there a number of...

Iíve gotten upgraded to a suite there a number of times as Gold. However, when I first stayed there, I was Platinum, and I think they sometimes still had that in my file (now Titanium).
Jan 6, 20, 7:00 am
Replies: 176
Views: 47,645
Posted By spainlover

Iíve only stayed at the AC Barcelona Forum and...

Iíve only stayed at the AC Barcelona Forum and one night at the AC Som, neither of which is super central, unless you are going to something at the Forum or that oneís also right by the beach. The...
Jan 5, 20, 5:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By spainlover

If staying in a hotel (sometimes I stay with...

If staying in a hotel (sometimes I stay with friends or in Airbnb), I often stay at the Le Mťridien because their treatment as elite has always been stellar - upgrades to 2-room suites, occasionally...
Jan 4, 20, 8:32 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By spainlover

Female, so not a bro :D I only know...

Female, so not a bro :D
I only know Marriott/former Starwood ones. The Renaissance and Le Meridien are both a few minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya. Yes, cabs take credit cards although should check...
Jan 4, 20, 8:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By spainlover

Barcelona will likely have high temps around low...

Barcelona will likely have high temps around low 50s to 60 degrees F (~11-15C) and lows in the 40s (4-8 C). Could be a bit warmer or very slightly colder but doesnít vary a ton.
The Aerobķs runs...
Jan 4, 20, 8:30 am
Replies: 502
Views: 112,507
Posted By spainlover

For a base from which to explore the city - eg be...

For a base from which to explore the city - eg be able to walk out the door and have lots within a short walk - the Edition is in an outstanding location. The Renaissance also is (though not as...
Dec 15, 19, 4:08 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 13,820
Posted By spainlover

Iíve gotten one many times. Odds definitely...

Iíve gotten one many times. Odds definitely depend on location, hotel chain, how many suites they have. But since being Platinum or Titanium, would say I get 1/3 to 1/2 the time.
Dec 5, 19, 12:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By spainlover

I agree with Jbord. I would stay an extra day in...

I agree with Jbord. I would stay an extra day in either Marques de Riscal (incredible hotel and setting) or San SebastiŠn (amazing city, havenít been at hotel since renovations but it was very nice...
Nov 22, 19, 1:52 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,019
Posted By spainlover

Spain has been at level 2 for quite some time,...

Spain has been at level 2 for quite some time, perhaps since after the terrorist attacks in Barcelona. I remember because I was planning a trip to Morocco for Jan 2018, and researching safety (as a...
Nov 21, 19, 8:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By spainlover

The Aerobķs is also a fast option to the airport,...

The Aerobķs is also a fast option to the airport, it can drop you either by PlaÁa Espanya or PlaÁa Catalunya, both of which have tons of hotels nearby. It costs Ä11.20 roundtrip and takes 30-35...
Nov 12, 19, 2:07 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,322
Posted By spainlover

Yes and no...posted in Bonvoy forum but have...

Yes and no...posted in Bonvoy forum but have elite status with Hilton and also a ton of Hyatt points. Also willing to pay if it is the "best" option I can find.

The Hyatt in St Kitts is right on...
Nov 11, 19, 8:07 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,322
Posted By spainlover

I am presuming you want to stick to a Marriott...

I am presuming you want to stick to a Marriott Bonvoy hotel given where you are posting?
Otherwise Iíd recommend the Golden Rock on Nevis (you can fly direct to St Kitts from NYC and take a scenic...
Oct 22, 19, 3:30 pm
Replies: 429
Views: 85,059
Posted By spainlover

I stayed there for 2 nights in late August. I was...

I stayed there for 2 nights in late August. I was upgraded to a massive suite with a huge balcony. The room was nicely updated. The gym was also nice with city views. Location was not like being on...
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