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Apr 7, 18, 6:28 am
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Posted By spainlover

Have you been to spain before and just not...

Have you been to spain before and just not Madrid? I so, I’d suggest getting a really “madrileño” food, like a bocadillo de calamares (fried calamari sandwich) or cocido.
as others have said, main...
Mar 20, 18, 9:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By spainlover

I like the Princesa more, but Carlton is likely...

I like the Princesa more, but Carlton is likely cheaper and if you want to be near Atocha/Reina Sofia, Carlton is most convenient.
Mar 20, 18, 8:58 pm
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Posted By spainlover

I really liked the Le Meridien a lot ​​​​​​,...

I really liked the Le Meridien a lot
​​​​​​, although I haven’t stayed in the others. I was in LM in December for 3 nights and was upgraded to a suite as Gold.
Mar 18, 18, 8:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By spainlover

Why not fly direct from Lisbon to Sevilla? I just...

Why not fly direct from Lisbon to Sevilla? I just checked and there are 3 nonstop flights per day. That will save you at least 4 hours.
you might want to rent a car to get around Andalucía. That...
Mar 13, 18, 8:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By spainlover

I stayed at the AC Belavista mentioned, and it...

I stayed at the AC Belavista mentioned, and it was a good choice. I also second Tossa de Mar. Hoping to explore further up the coast and maybe make it to Cadaques this year.
Feb 26, 18, 4:33 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,264
Posted By spainlover

The Santo Mauro and Palacio Del Retiro have been...

The Santo Mauro and Palacio Del Retiro have been Autograph Collection since at least 2012. I found email folios from my stay with their name. However, they confusingly were listed as AC Santo Mauro...
Feb 23, 18, 1:52 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,264
Posted By spainlover

My two favorites that I've stayed in are the...

My two favorites that I've stayed in are the Santo Mauro in Madrid and the Blackstone in Chicago. The Santo Mauro is just a gorgeous property. People there were impressed we were staying there on a...
Feb 20, 18, 8:35 am
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By spainlover

Thanks for sharing such a detailed report. Sounds...

Thanks for sharing such a detailed report. Sounds like you had a terrific time, and you were really able to explore different regions. Plus you went to a few of my favorite Barcelona restaurants in...
Feb 7, 18, 9:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By spainlover

I wouldn't go back to Madrid from Sevilla before...

I wouldn't go back to Madrid from Sevilla before going to Lisbon, I would just go on directly to Lisbon from Sevilla, as it will save you time.
I'd probably spend an extra day in Barcelona or Lisbon...
Jan 22, 18, 3:48 pm
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Views: 520
Posted By spainlover

Hurray! Glad you had a great time. Barcelona is...

Hurray! Glad you had a great time. Barcelona is such a wonderful city - I'm glad you enjoyed it. And luckily it wasn't a long flight to deal with minimal leg room.
Jan 8, 18, 10:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,310
Posted By spainlover

SanDiego1K I took a taxi from the airport to...

SanDiego1K
I took a taxi from the airport to the hotel, and also to the falls and back (we used the ones called by the hotel or already waiting outside). I also did a safari in Botswana, which...
Dec 11, 17, 6:56 pm
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Posted By spainlover

You can take the train or also Aerobus direct to...

You can take the train or also Aerobus direct to Placa Catalunya and a couple other places in central Barcelona.
Dec 10, 17, 7:12 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By spainlover

Go to Barcelona. You can be there by noon Friday...

Go to Barcelona. You can be there by noon Friday without a super early wake up (or by lunch ~2pm if you want to sleep in) and stay until ~6 pm Sunday. Barcelona is a can’t miss if you haven’t been....
Dec 6, 17, 2:47 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 6,798
Posted By spainlover

Totally fine. My 2 favorite spots there have...

Totally fine. My 2 favorite spots there have options to eat at tables or at the bar - Paco Meralgo and Lolita Taperia. So you could sit at the bar. Both are delicious!
Sep 8, 17, 5:40 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 8,844
Posted By spainlover

I didn't stay at this hotel, but just returned...

I didn't stay at this hotel, but just returned from Athens and was perusing the reviews. One comment on getting to the airport. The Metro takes 36 minutes from central Athens (which may well be...
Aug 9, 17, 10:39 am
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Posted By spainlover

What a great gesture from Marriott, it sounds...

What a great gesture from Marriott, it sounds like!
Aug 5, 17, 6:02 am
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Views: 21,730
Posted By spainlover

I haven't stayed at the AC Avenida de America, so...

I haven't stayed at the AC Avenida de America, so can't comment on the property itself, but it is in a safe area. You'll be able to walk to restaurants, bars and shops, but not so much touristy...
Aug 2, 17, 8:40 am
Replies: 101
Views: 21,730
Posted By spainlover

It's about a 3-4 hour drive from Barcelona to the...

It's about a 3-4 hour drive from Barcelona to the Pyrenees, depending on where in the Pyrenees. It's also possible to take an hour train to Zaragoza and then drive from there.
If still looking at...
Jul 31, 17, 10:42 am
Replies: 101
Views: 21,730
Posted By spainlover

I think all of that is too much to fit into 12...

I think all of that is too much to fit into 12 days. Especially if you are staying 7 days in one place, but even without such a long stay in one spot, it would be quite a bit. I think to really see...
Jul 30, 17, 10:20 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 11,872
Posted By spainlover

Haven't stayed there in a long time, but I'm...

Haven't stayed there in a long time, but I'm pretty sure from pictures shared on Instagram that top members of the USA Track and Field team stayed there this month for a meet in Monaco. Household...
Jul 28, 17, 9:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By spainlover

I haven't spent any time in the Pyrenees, but...

I haven't spent any time in the Pyrenees, but your plan seems like one that could work well.

A couple of other options would be to split time between Barcelona and surrounding areas, and Madrid...
Jul 23, 17, 7:24 am
Replies: 293
Views: 36,998
Posted By spainlover

I stayed at the Le Meridien MIT for one night...

I stayed at the Le Meridien MIT for one night this spring before the Boston Marathon. As I was running the marathon in the morning, I didn't really explore much. The facilities were great, though....
Jul 16, 17, 3:09 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,757
Posted By spainlover

There had been spaces, but they didn't show up....

There had been spaces, but they didn't show up. I've added an extra line between every paragraph.
Jul 15, 17, 11:21 am
Replies: 25
Views: 5,757
Posted By spainlover

I just had a 2-night stay at El Mangroove. We...

I just had a 2-night stay at El Mangroove. We really enjoyed it and were very pleased with our choice. I'll try to give a good overview, but if you have questions, feel free to ask.

We rented a...
Jul 15, 17, 10:34 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By spainlover

I just stayed at El Mangroove, a Marriott...

I just stayed at El Mangroove, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in Costa Rica. It's a Category 7, has the feel of a boutique hotel. It's in Guanacaste, about 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport,...
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