Fontecruz Avila Golf Hotel
Travel Blogs from Avila
Today we drove from the Douro valley in Portugal to Avila, Spain. It's only a three hour drive, so we started up late, took a side trip to Lomego, and drove sedately into Avila. The trip to the Santuario de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios in Lomego was the high point of the day. The site closely resembles the Santuario do bom Jesus that we visited …
... car at a private car park, and we asked the world's *****iest receptionist what time the car would be brought here. We were told it would be 20 minutes. After 35 minutes, we were still waiting, and we looked outside to discover our car was ready. The employee who brought it there had been waiting for 15 minutes and said she'd told the receptionist our car was ready. We asked Judge Judy's Spanish cousin why we'd been left waiting. ...
The pinnacle of our visit to Spain had arrived, Cris and Kerrins amazing wedding, appropriately held in the mountains of Cercedilla.
The weather was perfect, the bride and groom looked stunning, and the jamon was flowing. It was like we were in a movie. Every detail had been thought of from badges with bulls and koalas to umbrellas and abanico (fans) for the heat. You can guess who was the last ...
... fridge to find my food half-eaten, with the culprit's fork still left in there. (Maybe I should have kept it for DNA evidence.) The lovely German girls were in the kitchen again and were horrified that someone had done that, so they offered me their left overs. So nice of them!!! Early start tomorrow as I'm off to Sevilla, so bed time for me! Best moment: stairway in Monasterio de las Descalzes Reales Worst moment: someone stealing my food Fave photo: El Escorial ...
... time to leave it really was like a game of Tetris; in certain areas of Spain we could have no luggage visible for anyone to see. We got on the road and received phone calls from Rubens parents advising us that we had left the mattress plug and pump behind. We eventually got on the road and arrived in Avila six hours later just prior to midnight. Our booking of a hostel turned out to be a very comfortable, basic hotel room.
We decided to go for ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service