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El Jardi, Barcelona

A lazy Sunday in Barcelona

8am A beautiful blue-sky day.  Autumn in Barcelona tends to be pleasant, especially for those of us used to cooler weather.  From December through to Spring, however, things can get distinctly chilly. We enjoy a cup of tea in the…

Urban Suites, Barcelona: Urban, sweet!

It’s beginning to feel as though the ‘real’ Barcelona is being squeezed out of the city centre by the rising tide of lookalike hotels, restaurants and ‘tiendas de cositas’. One area that has – so far at least – escaped…

Retrome hotel Barcelona recepcion

Retrome sweet home – a vintage hotel in Barcelona

Barcelona is booming.  Recent years have seen countless new bars, restaurants and hotels opening in areas which were previously almost entirely residential.  As well as the detrimental effect this is having on residents, another, aesthetic problem is arising.  All of…

Nafsimedo Hotel Nafplio

Nafsimedon Hotel, Nafplio: mansion by the sea

Nafplio is a charm.  This little town is a ridiculously sweet place to stay for a few nights, whether on a tour of the region or looking for somewhere to linger a little longer.  Its pretty streets, boutiques and the…

parador de ronda vista de ronda

Living on the edge: Ronda’s 5* Parador

Ronda, said Hemingway, is the place to go ‘if you are planning to go to Spain for a honeymoon or for being with a girlfriend. The whole city and its surroundings are a romantic set’. And, honeymoon or no, this…

Hotel Tres Sants, Menorca

Hotel Tres Sants: Balearic charm in Ciutadella (Menorca)

Here at Gusto Guides we love Menorca, and especially the island’s old capital Ciutadella.  We try to spend at least a few days in this beautiful sandstone town each year to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, friendly welcome and lovely 16th-…