Hotel Palacio Blanco
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I suspect there will just be one more entry after this so whilst I have a quick moment on our last night in Sayalonga it would seem a good time to thank a few folk who have made it all possible!
In true Oscars fashion and in no particular order obviously :
To my sister Kathy for giving me the peace of mind to leave for such ...
As stated, there's no direct flights from Santiago back to the UK and so the options were Santiago - Madrid - London, Santiago - Barcelona - Cardiff or Santiago - Malaga - Cardiff, we obviously chose the latter. Leaving Galicia was double edged, I love the area, the people, the food but I'm shocked at the decline. I'm also so looking forward to seeing family in Benalmadena especially my niece that I haven't seen in over a year except on FaceTime. We arrived in Malaga at around 2:30am, ...
... so a huge achievement/relief! Also the Bagdad foot (cut/munted feet from time boozing in Bagdad) an black lung (flemy cough that was impossible to shake) have seemingly cleared up for everyone! Also has been the realisation it's already been a month on the road now! Time flies but feels like nz was a very very long time ago now.. Just soo much been happening an everyday is full on. Love it! Which also means 1 month underwear free as per VT rules, can't imagine ever going ...
... sea amazing drums singing fireworks prayers they take the statue from the church and carry it to the sea and put it on a boat lots of singing prayers and so on happening. Where we are staying we can walk to church market and shopping centres so great. People over here eat really late , 3pm all restaurants are packed for lunch and 10 pm for dinner I'll die between now and then. So when we are out at that time we have a galato Yummo. I think I've become multi cultural oolah is ...
... seem to understand me very much. Anyway eventually he caught on and gathered the gist of where we wanted. He took one look at mMike and his bike and started to say something that sounded like Hail Mary's before pointing up into the mountains to where the place was while shaking his head. I assumed immediately that while in his assessment Alex and I were deemed capable of the challenge, clearly he thought Mike was not. So all for one and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Palacio Blanco Velez-Malaga
Wir fanden das Palacio Blanco toll
Dies ist ein fantastisches Boutiquehotel, das im historischen Teil der Stadt liegt. Die Besitzer Nick und Lesley sind tolle Gastgeber und unser Aufenthalt war spitzenklasse.
Loved the Palacio Blanco
This is a stunning boutique hotel located in the historic part of town. The owners Nick & Lesley are great hosts, we had an excellent stay.
Das beste Hotel unserer Reise
Wir entschieden uns hauptsächlich deshalb für dieses Hotel, weil es in Velez Malaga war und der Flughafen Malaga somit einfach erreichbar war - wir wollten für die letzte Nacht unserer Reise nicht nach Malaga zurückkehren. Es ist total schön und die Zimmer sind sehr geräumig und verfügen über herrliche Badezimmer.
Nick und Lesley sind tolle Gastgeber und man hat das Gefühl, eher im schönen Haus von einem Freund als in einem Hotel zu sein. Mit ihnen und ein paar ihrer Freunde Wein auf der Dachterrasse zu trinken war ein unvergesslicher Abschluss unseres Urlaubs.
Best Hotel of The Trip
We picked this hotel primarily because it was in Velez Malaga so convenient to the Malaga airport -- didn't want to go back to Malaga for the last night of our trip. It is absolutely beautiful and the rooms are very spacious with amazing bathrooms. Nick and Lesley are great hosts and you feel like you're staying in a friend's beautiful home rather than at a hotel. Drinking wine up on the roof patio with them and a couple of their friends was a memorable way to end a vacation.
We recently stayed in the Hotel Palacio Blanco for the first 5 nights they were open.
The Hotel is smart and stylish with a Moorish arched interior courtyard, the rooms comfortable and modern with multi-channel TV and luxury en-suite shower room and the owners Nick and Lesley couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful - in fact on our first night Lesley took the time to walk us around the town pointing out the restaurants and cafes, eventhough they were in the final throws of clearing up after the builders!
Velez-Malaga is situated within easy reach of the coast but far enough away to be out of the main tourist area, so a Spanish phrase book is an essential; while to the north and east are large areas of unspoilt National Parks and the city of Granada just over an hours drive away.
Eating out was a real pleasure; the food generally very good and the prices reflected that the regular patrons were local.
All in all a super hotel and great town to base yourself in for exploring this region of Spain.
Totally chilled out
We went for a few days to relax a little. The hotel gives a good vibe as soon as you see it on the street. Nick and Lesley have done a magnificent job of restoring a wonderful building. It offers the best aspects of a boutique hotel without going overboard. The final touches were being put in as we arrived and a cool stylish room on the roof terrace awaited us. The views from the terrace are marvelous and look just as good at night.
Velez is not the sort of place where barmen speak English and you won't find an all day fried breakfast on offer, long may it stay that way. We got around very easily, there is a new tram service to Torre del Mar and Malaga is about an hour away on the stopping service bus for a cost of 2.60 Euros.
Eating out in Velez is easy. The prices reflect the fact that most of the patrons are local people who want good quality and value, just don't expect to see many of them eating before 10pm, they're too busy socialising.
Would we go back? Definitely the hotel is a little gem in a real Spanish setting.
Andy and Lorraine - Lovely , Relaxing and welcoming
What can I say. My husband and I have just returned from a 4 day trip to the Palacio Blanco in Velez which is about 30 minutes by car from Malaga Airport. We had a simply wonderful time.
The hotel itself has just recently finished being renovated by Nick and Lesley. The property had been left unused for over 18 years and sits in the old quarter of Velez. They have restored the property sympatheically yet very stylishly. There are 6 bedrooms available at present with another 2 expected within the year.
The hotel is an ideal base for both exploring the area and also relaxing and sun bathing on the rooftop terrace, where there are some lovely comfy sun loungers, large jacuzzi and honesty bar where you can help yourself to a range of different drinks at very reasonable prices and either, write down a list of what you have used for the day and it will get added to your bill at the end of your stay or leave your money in the box as you use it.
At night the roof top terrace has beautiful views of the hilltop church and castle and we shared a drink with some of the other guests where you could share experiences of where to go and what to do in the area.
You need to get out a walk to really appreciate the town itself.
We hired a car for our trip from the airport but on reflection would probably get a taxi the next time as you really don't need a car and there is not great parking. Nick and Lesley can arrange for a local taxi driver for about 60 Euros each way. There is also a tram which can take you down to the local costal town of Torre del Mar. This is also a really nice wee town with a lovely long beach.
All in all we thouroughly enjoyed our stay and will definately be returning.
Review of Hotel Palacio Blanco
We have recently returned from a 7 night stay at the Hotel Palacio Blanco in Velez Malaga. The owners Nick & Lesley were very friendly and extremely welcoming and really couldn't do enough for us. This ensured we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay, The hotel is very stylishly decorated, the rooms are spacious with large ensuite wet room showers. The piece de resistance being the emaculate roof terrace with jacuzzi pool. We had a wonderful stay and will definitely return to Hotel Palacio Blanco and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Kevin & Allison, London.
Great hospitality, unspoilt location, luxurious rooms
We have just returned from this recently renovated Bishop's Palace in the centre of the charming town of Velez-Malaga. The town is unspoilt by tourism and offered an insight into the real spain which we very much enjoyed. Eating out in the many local cafes and restaurants was an experience, trying to decifer the menu spanish, but the food and wine was both inexpensive and delicious (but do take your spainish phrase book, it was a great help to us!).
The property was in excellent condition (just completed) and the decor very tasteful with a hint of Morocco but with all the modern touches you would want (LCD TV, luxury bathrooms, roof top spa pool, terrace bar, power shower etc.). The bedrooms were also nice and spacious.
The owners, Nick and Lesley, are british so that helps with the language as not many people in Velez Malaga speak english (which is a bonus as far as we are concerned). They made us feel very welcome and provided a great breakfast including locally made pastries that were delicious (and enormous) and served in the open air courtyard dining area.
Highly recommended The Palacio Blanco
The Palacio Blanco is in Velez Malaga and I can thoroughly recommend it. The hotel is 25 - 30 minutes from Malaga airport and transport can be arranged for you by Nick and Lesley. This hotel only opened its doors on 17th September and my husband and I stayed there from Friday 21st September to Sunday 23rd. Nick and Lesley the owners are so friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are beautiful and very stylishly decorated with ensuite wet rooms. There is a large spa pool located on the roof terrace alongside the well stocked honestly bar and wonderfully comfortable sunbeds. The hotel was at the time of our stay having some finishing touches carried out but that in no way hindered our enjoyment. If it is rest and relaxation with the option to travel to the nearby beach resorts than you can't do any better than The Palacio Blanco. This hotel in my opinion can only go from strength to strength and I know my husband and I are both looking forward to staying there again.