Located in the heart of the city; just 5 minutes stroll from Placa del Sol, Hotel Preciados is one of the highest ranked 4 Star Hotels in Madrid. Just a 3 minutes’ walk from the Callao Metro Station, you can get to almost anything you might need during your stay at the Preciados. Stationed midway between Prado and the Palace, you can easily reach the best of Madrid’s commercial centers, art galleries, museums and musical theatres from this place. It is also easier to reach the hotel from the airport, which is just a 25 minutes taxi drive away. Though Preciados is a hotel in the center of Madrid, the place is not too noisy and you will love the quiet nights at this place.

Renovated with an excellent blend of modern and historical designs, the hotel has 6 floors and equipped with two elevators, welcomes you with its amazing look. With an internal courtyard, helpful staff at the front desk, well adorned rooms with comfortable beds, the big screen TV to catch your favorite programs, the Jacuzzi bath, (you can also opt for rooms with traditional bathrooms), extensive breakfast service and such other modern amenities, Hotel Preciados has been a popular stay home with couples, families and business executives alike. Apart from these amenities, you will appreciate the free Wi-Fi premium internet connection facility available throughout the hotel; free drinks in the mini bar, and free soft drinks on offer in the fridge.

The hotel has a range of accommodations namely: Double Standard, Twin, Double Superior, Premium, Junior Suite and Suite Privilege. The hotel rooms are fitted with heating and air-conditioning facilities, and are operational round the year. The rooms either have a balcony or a terrace and you can book the rooms in advance. The buffet breakfast is extensive with cheese, ham, lovely fruit, bacon, breads, buns, dessert pastries, eggs, smoked salmon, different yogurts, etc. along with fruit juices. If you are on a restricted diet, you can also order foods like brown rolls for your breakfast! The café is a nice place to relax for a while with a glass of wine and tapas. By providing the available services at their best, Hotel Preciados has earned the ‘Certificate of Excellence-2013’ from TRIPADVISOR.

Hotel Preciados

Located in the southwestern part of the Aegean region, the port city of Bodrum is one of the popular tourist destinations in Turkey.  This modern city of Bodrum is the site of the ancient city of Halicarnassus in which the famous Mausoleum of Halicarnassus was built. This renowned monument acknowledged as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was destroyed by earthquakes during the Middle Ages. The remnants of this ancient monument have been preserved in London’s British Museum.

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Castle of St. Peter

This fascinating place has both the features of a modern resort town and an Ancient city. Bodrum has grown as a popular playground for rich Turks and foreign visitors, but you will still find a wide array of ancient fragments located everywhere across the place. This once fishing village has slowly grown as a popular sailing destination by the virtue of its crystal clear Aegean Blue waters, serene sea coast, warm climate, fascinating market places, interesting cuisine, humble restaurants and cafes, spectacular night life, numerous plants and trees that dot the beautiful landscape.

The beaches are well maintained; cleaned every day and are perfect for swimming, diving, wind surfing, and such other water sports. Travelers can also engage themselves in boat tours and also avail cruise facilities. Literary works by some Turkish intellectuals like Cevat Sekir who have written much about their gullet trips and delightful experiences in the region also have contributed in shaping Bodrum as a top destination for visitors. Travelers to this place love the unique experience that they gain from the amalgamation of the ancient past along with the usual tourist paraphernalia.

The Bodrum-Milas Airport is 35 km away from Bodrum town and many flight companies operate charter flights during the summer season. Several airlines provide flights to Bodrum at affordable prices. You can refer to http://book.flythomascook.com/cheap-flights/to-Bodrum-Turkey/ for more information. Visitors can avail the Havas Shuttle Services to reach the Bodrum center or book a private airport transfers which will bring them to the city center within 40-45 minutes. The two other nearby airports to Bodrum are the Dalaman and the Izmir Airports, which are about 3 hours from here.

The eastern half of the town has a thin yet attractive beach. The hotels and the city authorities have been successful in keeping it clean and tidy. The western side of the town is known for its Marina and Yacht Club. Apart from the historical attractions like the remnants of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (built by Artemisia), the Bodrum Castle or the Castle of St Peter (built by Knight Hospitaller), the Amphitheatre, the Myndos Gate, the Windmills, and the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archeology, the cultural events like the Ballet Festival in August and many modern day amenities like the beach-front resorts, night clubs, nice restaurants, shops that sell good clothes and expensive supermarkets pull a large number of visitors to this town. You will find everything from proper wine, olive oil to the most expensive fashion jackets in the super markets here.

The best and one of the cheapest ways to get around the city is by dolmus (a shared taxi that follows a fixed route). Once you arrive at Bodrum, you can also take exciting boat rides to the Greek islands of Rhodes, Kos, Simi and Kalymnos. The Bodrum peninsula has some small towns and villages along the coast (Gumusluk, Yalikavak, etc.) that would certainly make your trip to Bodrum more exciting and a memorable one.

Greece has a wide variety of sun-drenched destinations whether you choose mainland Greece or one of its many islands, from the biggest island of Crete to a smaller island like Kos – they all have their own charm and with glorious beaches, they offer a welcoming getaway.

Greece holidays are renowned for myths, legends and history. Greece is often referred to as an open-air museum for its endless historical sights just waiting to be discovered.  Most of the major sights lie in the capital, Athens, where the Acropolis and Parthenon are situated – but other ancient ruins and artefacts can be found all over.

Corfu is a popular holiday destination for many Brits and it’s easy to see why… One of the most northerly of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is blessed with the most glorious soft sandy beaches, sheer bliss for sun worshippers. But there’s more to Corfu than just its coastline. Venture inland to explore little villages in the mountains and wander around archaeological sites. The nightlife in Corfu is positively buzzing, especially in lively Kavos, but if it’s a quieter scene you’re after, try the little hidden gem of Vatos – it’s tucked away in the hillside of Agios Georgios. A charming village, it boasts splendid views from the mountains out to sea and is nearby to attractions such as a water park and a golf course.

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Old Town of Corfu

Petra is a charming town, north-west of the island of Lesbos. Despite its popularity with tourists, it has kept its traditional character, the locals are friendly and welcoming, you can enjoy the charm of the narrow streets and little tavernas set on a mountainous rock formation. The beach is lined with cafes and restaurants and if you’re up for exploring, there are many little coves to discover up and down the coastline. The surrounding landscape is made up of olive groves, orchards, rolling hills and forestry, great for seeking some shade on a walk or cycle ride.

Crete is the largest of the islands and arguably the most visited. It offers a whole host of attractions with a great choice of holiday resorts from the lively Agios Nikolaos to the charming fishing town of Elounda.  The large harbour is the central hub of Agios Nikolaos and is surrounded with bars and restaurants. Spread across the western edge of Mirabello Bay in Crete, this cosmopolitan town is infused with modern entertainment and authentic charm. There is a selection of idyllic coves dotted around the resort including a Blue Flag beach.

You can find a wide range of Greece holiday options, including all inclusive package deals, from holiday providers such as Thomas Cook.

Located on the shore of Lake Geneva in the commune of Veytaux Chillon Castle is an island castle standing at the eastern end of the lake 3 km from Montreux in Switzerland. From the mid 12th century the castle was the royal residence of the Counts of Savoy. It was expanded by Pietro II in the 13th century. It is an architectural masterpiece comprising of 100 independent buildings situated at the foot of the Alps. The site was used as a strategic post for Roman soldiers during the early Middle Ages. It was built in the 9th century to protect one of the main roads to the Great St. Bernard pass to Italy. During the 16th century the castle was used as a state prison and was the setting of the English poet Byron’s “The Prisoner of Chillon”. 25 closely knit building structures make up the castle. The famous dungeon, medieval kitchen, halls and sleeping rooms, as well as on collections of ancient furniture and pewter are the prime attractions for visitors. The fortress is easily reachable as a major road and rail route connects to it. Hiking and cycling options are also available to reach the castle. CGN Lake Geneva boats also provide transportation to the castle. 205. A historical landmark the castle is an ideal tourist destination for families with children. The windows, guard towers and sentries walk offer breathtaking views of the surroundings. It is perfect as a daytrip excursion from Geneva, Lausanne and is famous as a ski resort as well. Chillon castle can be visited in all seasons.

chillon castle

Discover Barceloneta: The Beach Area of Barcelona

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Palace of Versailles

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Visiting Barcelona, Spain

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The Portuguese town of Sintra, situated just 30 km away from the national capital is well known for its fairytale landscape with mist-soaked woodlands, turreted palace and remnants of the old castles. In spite of its being very near to …

 

Visiting Seville, Spain

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