Best of the Best 2018 - 541
HOTEL MARQUÉS DE RISCAL, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL
ELCIEGO, SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D Elciego
Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel is a masterpiece created by Frank Gehry
and located in the Spanish wine region of Rioja. Gehry's personal and exclusive design, characterized by its forms, colors and materials, offers an authentic avant-garde vision, with 43
luxury rooms and suites, each unique and different in their shapes and views. Michelin-star
gastronomy, the oldest centenary winery in Rioja and the Spa Vinothérapie® Caudalie all contribute to vivid sensations that the traveler will treasure forever.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
Guests are guaranteed a reservation for the
highly-in-demand Marqués de Riscal winery
tour, which begins with a welcome bottle of
wine in your room.
Distance from Bilbao Airport (BIO): 87 miles/140 km
Size: 43 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Sophisticated
HOSPES PALACIO DE LOS PATOS
GR A N A DA , SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D City Center
Tapas lunch for two, including drinks served
in Andalussian Courtyard (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay.
Sample unique caviar from Riofrío; there
are tastings available of this unique Iberian
EU RO PE
The older and newer sections of the Hospes Palacio de los Patos complement each other so
well, you'd swear this was the original design. Most of the facilities - including the restaurant,
spa, thermal bath and 22 of the bedrooms (with barely-there furnishings and loft-style looks)
- are in the newest part of the hotel. In the more historical palace section, ornate carved ceilings commingle with flat-screen televisions with nouveau-aristocratic flair. Outside, you'll find
a wonderful terrace, which is the place to see and be seen in the afternoons and evenings.
Don't miss the highly acclaimed Los Patos Restaurant.
Distance from Granada Airport (GRX): 14 miles/23 km
Size: 42 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
LA BOBADILLA, A ROYAL HIDEAWAY HOTEL
GR A N A DA (LOJA ), SPA IN
N E I G H B O R H O O D Alhambra, Costa del Sol, Sevilla
With architecture reminiscent of a typical Andalusian village, the five-star La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel is striking. Just 67 spacious rooms, all with fine wood and marble and brick
accents, house the fortunate guests who flock here for the natural beauty and the peace and
quiet. The estate boasts its own Mediterranean chapel, flower-lined walkways and a luxurious
1,200-square-meter pool surrounded by palms. The spa is sublime, with its olive oil treatments and Finnish and Turkish saunas. Come evening, dine in one of two restaurants: La Finca
for its creative cuisine or El Cortijo for its traditional Spanish offerings.
Room upgrade at time of booking, if
available; welcome gift; private Suite Spa
bath for two, once per stay; and daily
entrance to spa water circuit.
Nearby Caviar de Riofrio offers one of the
world's highest-quality caviars, made from
Europe's only native sturgeon - Acipenser
Distance from Malaga Airport (AGP): 45 minutes
Size: 67 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen