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Sunday Times Travel Magazine: Beach Hotels

Sunday Times Travel Magazine: Beach Hotels

Jul 31st, 2014, 07:28 AM
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Sunday Times Travel Magazine: Beach Hotels

The Sunday Travel Magazine has some excellent recommendations, this month, on Beach Hotels in Europe for less than £199.
50 in total are listed and so the list I produce very much reflects the ones that I am interested in.
For instance, Hotel Relais Blu Belvedere, Amalfi , which was on the list (£160 per double) was featured in ‘The Trip (Italy): Series 2’ – this wonderful series (now on DVD) featured Steve Coogan (British actor and comedian) and Rob Brydon (British actor and comedian)and looked divine.
Others that caught my eyebr /> • Leto, Mykonos (£62 for B and B);
• Emelisse Art Hotel, Kefalonia -ST writes its a romantic setting(£182 for B and B);
• Melian Boutique Hotel & Spa (£89 for B and B) – ST suggests some of the best beaches in Greece are a short drive away;
• Grand Hotel Parco Dei Principi, Sorrento (£142 for B and B);
• Neptuno Hotel, Valencia (£102 for B and B);
• Hotel De Londres Y De Inglaterra, San Sebastian (£106 Room only);
• Geko Beach Club, Formentera (£160 for B and B);
• Hotel La Perouse, Nice (£132 for B and B);
• Grand Relais Denuraghi, Sardinia (£138 for B and B);
• Hotel Illa D’or, Majorca (£132 for B and B).
Can anyone vouch for them or suggest some other great beach hotels that they have stayed at?
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Jul 31st, 2014, 08:41 AM
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great info - thanks!
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Jul 31st, 2014, 09:24 AM
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I've stayed at La Perouse, very nice. The San Sebastiàn hotel has an excellent position on one of San S's two beaches.

Sadly no experience with the others.
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Jul 31st, 2014, 10:04 AM
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I should add that La Perouse is technically not on the beach, it's built into the rocks at the east end of the Promenade des Anglais. Great views from rooms facing the Med, obviously, but our west-facing room also over-looked the Promenade and the beach, but not close enough for traffic noise to be a problem.
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Jul 31st, 2014, 11:38 AM
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Unfortunately ST articles are behind a paid barrier so no free online access. But it was a good piece which I enjoyed reading.
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Jul 31st, 2014, 11:42 AM
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Thanks Cathinjoetown
Sadly I havent stayed in any either nor the other ones that I left off my list. I have friends who stayed at the San Sebastian Hotel and loved it - maybe next year, or the year after or the ........
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Jul 31st, 2014, 12:24 PM
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Steve

http://www.hotellacoluccia.com/

Unbelievable place and not too expensive.

You can hire boats on the beach to motor out to the Madallena islands. Flights from Manchester to Olbia.

Geko beach has been on my radar for years, please go and give me a trip report.

Best beach in Europe : where roger Moore drove the white Esprit into the sea. Very good food and the cheapest on the coast. The hotel next door is e3000 a night and where

http://www.hotelcapriccioli.it/capriccioli/index.php
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Jul 31st, 2014, 10:02 PM
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Thanks Dickie_Gr
Sardinia is in my sights - i have all the books, but I have to convince Mrs Lyon to go - she has a Malta moment when ever it is mentioned "Sounds and looks great but I somehow dont want to go". I am working on it - maybe when its my turn and on the back of a big birthday. If I remember rightly, you first inspired me to consider Sardinia.
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Aug 1st, 2014, 12:07 AM
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Steve

We have been 6 times, give me a shout if you want some suggestions.

We currently are in Stockholm which has been a refreshing change to the usual Med suspects. I think we have probably been very lucky as the weather has been between 24 and 33oC during the day.

Food costs is the same as Britain, nothing like as expensive as Norway. Coffee is more expensive for some reason.

The archipeligo here has some beautiful beaches and Swedish life is VERY laid back.
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Aug 1st, 2014, 12:54 AM
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Stop it Dickie_Gr, I have enough places on my wish list and you keep adding to it.
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