Hotel Palacio Blanco
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The Mini had earned a day at the beach after lots of challenging mountain roads so we headed off to La Herradura and Marina del Este.
You'll be glad to hear that not much happened to add to the photos apart from it was great to see this bride and groom throw off their shoes and start wading into ...
... strange – his friends and the shop assistant guided him through the lengthy process with animated discussion while we tried to look the other way.
That evening we were determined to have the huge meat kebabs that the 'chiringuitos' barbequed to perfection! Our restaurant was right on the beach – beautiful setting, beautiful weather!
... and incredibly, no one was injured. However 220 hectares of pine forest was destroyed by what was apparently the worst bush fire in the region for 40 years. It was just sheer luck that the fire headed away from the town and it has been reported in the local press that the fire was started deliberately. As always in these situations hats off to all the emergency services, pilots and volunteers who eventually got it all ...
... Even tiny native orchids like we used to see in Homestead Ridge. The whole way was really fragrant as pines everywhere also. View from the top was stunning. Mist on the next (higher) mountain. Great big rock face at the end from which they threw a woman in the Inquisition to determine whether or not she was a witch. Bit of a no win test that eh? The last part was a full on uphill climb for about 40 minutes and no joke I thought my lungs were going ...
... the town, we were firstly going to find the ice bar. Walked along the waterfront, saw the marina and lots of bars and restaurants. A guy who worked for the ice bar happened to come up to us while we were looking for it and asked if we wanted to go for a drink there. Yes we did! He took us there because they work on commission, on our way we asked where an ATM was because we needed cash out but there were no working ones close by.. We walked away then remembered we had 20 euro so ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.