A taste of Spanish luxurious hospitality / Anneklien’sSoloTravels&Adventure

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Heres a photo essay from Lloret to Barcelona. Enjoy the gastronomic indulgence! Come and explore with me and experience the Spanish luxurious hospitality.

Lloret de Mar

The journey of luxury started when I checked in to my hotel in Lloret de Mar. I stayed in Hotel Astoria a 4-star hotel. From hotel service and staff, my expectations were kept up. With complimentary wifi-good signal too, completed with a rooftop pool and jacuzzi its such a perfect relaxing home for 5 nights. Centrally located, it’s only 5 minutes walk to the beach, shops and restaurants.

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Evenia hotel
Its the host for the Travel blog conference. Its a compound resort, but mainly all activities are held at the Olympic Suites building. You can easily get loss in the building, when your going to attend the different talks/ presentation and networking. Right, skip all the interior design. Let’s talk about lunch time! There are two big restaurant serving buffet lunch, but we have been told they both served thesame food. From salad to hot food and lots of desserts. Oh did I mention seafood? Oh yeah this place is a seafood haven. I love it!

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Sa Boadella Restaurant
After a full day activity of Nordic walking, Segway and Kayaking along the coastal area. We had a wonderful lunch here. A beach cove restaurant and there’s also known nudist beach area nearby.

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Barcelona

It felt like I did a tapas food tour around the hotels and restaurants around Barcelona. Not just any kind of hotels, most of the host hotels are 4+ star. It’s definitely a different way to enjoy Barcelona! Tapas….. tapas…. everywhere!

Melia Hotel The Place Restaurant
After the tour around this recently opened hotel. Highlights of the visit the sky bar soon to be opened. We were catered for a quick lunch. Tapas and drinks was flowing!

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W Hotel Barcelona
We visited this American chain hotel and as usual we were shown around. Imagine walking to a $20,000 room per night. Yes its like walking to a bachelor’s pad with a beautiful view. Wish one day I’ll checked in to this hotel! To top it up there’s also a rooftop bar. We had early dinner at The Salt restaurant it’s also a part of the hotel with a beautiful seaview and a cocktail perfect combination!
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Le Meridian Barcelona
A very nice hotel centrally located in the heart of Barcelona. Just a few minutes walk to La Rambla and Metro. We had cocktail tasting and of course they served an array of delicious tapas.

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The Moritz
A microbrewery and restaurant along the busy shopping district. We had a sumptuous lunch and cool refreshing beer after cycling tour around Gothic Area.

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El Cangrejo Loco
A seafood restaurant along the seafront. We had lunch after a fun filled water sports activities.

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Andreú
A restaurant along the busy shopping district. A good excuse to meet up with friends for apeterivo tapas.
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Barcelo Sants Hotel
We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Our home based while exploring Barcelona. Its a perfect location and is very convenient for public transport, just above the metro, train and bus station. This unusual hotel with an airport-like setting of the front desk and coordinated with outer space inspired interior deco.
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Avenida Palace
The glamorous luxury on the décor throughout. Completes with a rooftop pool, lounging area and 365 degrees beautiful views of the city. Plus the view of the most iconic building Sagrada Familia.
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Special thanks to the organiser Barcelona TurismeLloret de Mar Turisme and Costa Brava Pirineu de Girona for their support for this unforgettable trip. I can’t thank you enough.

My time in Lloret de Mar and Barcelona was amazing. The good food and spanish hospitality are incredible. Surely im coming back for more. How about you? Have you been to Lloret de Mar or Barcelona? How was your experience? I would love to hear your experience. Leave your comments below.

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Sailing in Costabrava: A Fun Experience / Anneklien’sSoloTravels&Adventure

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Hola! Im in Costa Brava Spain a little coastal town called Lloret de Mar. Lloret de Mar is a coastal town along the Mediterranean Sea in Catalunya, Spain. It is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava, that attracts holidaymakers during summer months. It’s main beach stretches to a mile with beautiful white pebbled sands. A place for Sun, Sea and Sangria, oh its perfect. But why not add Sailing for additional experience? The Catamaran Sensation is sponsoring Travel bloggers conference Europe, and I’m one of the hundred of bloggers lucky enough to participate in this activity.  Its my first time to experience the catamaran so I was so excited about it.  I was at the meeting point 30 minutes before we sail. The ticketing stall is by the promanade. It is located along the Passeig Agustí  Font 1,  near the townhall of the city. You can’t miss it!

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The activity lasted for 3 hours. Plenty of time to relax, to enjoy the view and to mingle with other people on board. We boarded about 12 midday. With some familiar faces I recognised from social media it was all good. We started to sail away from the shore and headed towards the North. Passing through some ragged cliffs and private coves, it was really stunning views.

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I cant help clicking my camera away, every angle is picture perfect. And soon enough the crew dropped the anchor and we stopped in one of the private cove. Others were too eager to jump off and take the plunge. Im not a good swimmer so I just enjoyed the chats with other bloggers.

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The drinks were flowing from fizzies, sangria’s to beer. It was rather a wonderful time with the friendly sailing crews. We had sumptuous lunch. They served sausages, burger barbecues which were all deliciously good. Accompanied with bread, rice and pasta and more wine and beer!

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After lunch the music became louder. I stayed by the rear area dancing, swaying to the music. Then the captain acted as Dj and the party started. Spanish music make you dance. The DJ took the microphone giving instructions and showing some dance steps while we dance along. We didn’t realise soon enough we are sailing back. The catamaran sensation cruise is highly recommended if you are looking for fun, exciting off-shore social activity. Catamaran Anyone?

Disclaimer : This activity is organised by Lloret de Mar Turisme and Costa Brava Pirineu de Girona sponsored by Catamaran Sensation in Lloret de Mar. This is solely made by my personal experienced and honest opinion, not influenced in any way. Please contact the tour operator directly to book this activity link here : Catamaran Lloret de Mar