Have you heard of Amberlair project – a crowd sourced Boutique Hotel? They are creating the world’s first crowd sourced Boutique Hotel? It’s great fun to follow their progress with the first hotel to being based in the south of Italy. Pop over to their website and follow its progress.
Marcus & Kristin Amberlair Founders
The Amberlair website features many boutique hotel lovers – #boholovers as they call them and I’m one of them! If you’d like to read a bit more about the ‘Me’ behind Only Spain – here I am! Rachel Webb of Only Spain.
As you probably know I sometimes write about the gorgeous hotels and Bed & Breakfast properties from this Only Spain portfolio on my blogs Andalucia Explorer and Luxury Spain Travel but did you know that I also write for other sites at times?
Finca la Fronda
I’ve recently written about the lovely Finca La Fronda both on Luxury Spain Travel and for Journeys, Jaunts and Junkets take a look, it really is a beautiful hotel with a touch of English-ness, you’ll have to read one of the posts to find out about it.
At the end of January (hubby’s birthday) and a very cold weekend we found ourselves heading to the coast in hope of good or at least better weather than our inland mountain home was forecast to have.
My choice of getaway was the lovely Miller’s of Frigiliana. I’ve written about it on our sister site Luxury Spain Travel and Miller’s is on here too.
Read about Miller’s of Frigiliana on Luxury Spain Travel.
And suddenly, amazingly and scarily here I am again in December (2018) thinking yet again of what to do and where to go for his birthday next month! Funny how we always go away for his, but not mine, unless I plan it!
It’s been an odd year (maybe you read my Closing of a Year post) which I won’t be sorry to see leave and will be celebrating the new.
It’s been tough taking in my step father and being the mother of 3 sons. They bring a girl into my home and one hopes they will be around forever. Then, all change, the romance is over. My relationship with my ‘daughter-in -law’ broken and supposed to just end like the ‘romance.’ Even more tricky when the eldest son’s other half is her sister.
Well, good things always come from the negative and it looks like our middle son will be working in Amsterdam next year, so that’s a definite travel plan if so.
Travel has been curtailed when caring has increased (read ‘The Closing of a Year’ post.) Bring on 2019 so we can go forth and explore, visit the fabulous hotels and B&Bs around Spain, we have a looong list of gorgeous places we (read I) want to visit.
And with those visits take Only Spain Boutique Hotels to new heights with lots more lovely boutique stays and with Spanish pages for each establishment too (my youngest will be doing the translations, I may speak it but writing it is not very good!)
With its 300 and more days of sunshine a year it makes perfect sense to have your wedding in a hotel in Spain, especially the south – Andalusia. But the mind blowing job of deciding where can be very daunting. For that reason when we built the sitemap of Only Spain Boutique Hotels (and B&BS) we added a section for hotels on our site which cater for weddings.
Small hotels which are privately owned make great wedding venues with everything personally overseen and the owners on hand to make your wedding day go and flow smoothly. It’s their business and delight to help you to enjoy your big day and most will help with as many or as few of the details as you want them to.
Having a small hotel to yourself and your guests make the event truly special and more personal like a large home from home with all the catering and hassle taken away. The hotel grounds are magical spots for your wedding photography too.
We have personally visited all the boutique hotels and boutique B&Bs in our portfolio so if you want some advice before contacting the hotel itself just get in touch, we are also trip planning experts so if you plan on having your honeymoon as well as your wedding in Spain do get in touch with us via this page – Trip Planning.
With 2018 coming to a close I’m looking backwards and forwards. It’s been a challenging and exhausting year taking in an aging relative. It’s for this reason we haven’t travelled much and explored as many new hotels and B&Bs as we would have liked to. In fact this year we only managed to visit two new properties and revisit one.
Next year brings changes again. With only one of our three sons at home and our aging family member wishing to return to the UK we are making plans! The first will include a driving him back to the UK to settle him in.
Finca la Fronda
After that a visit to Amsterdam where son number two is heading off to in January for a new phase in his career. Then it’s on the lovely hotel trail again with a vengeance. Plots are afoot and beyond Granada in January we’re are not sharing!
Miller’s of Frigiliana
So keep tuned, we will tell you soon enough which beautiful Only Spain Boutique Hotels will be added to our collection in 2019.
See our collection so far of four gorgeous Boutique Hotels in Granada.
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