Urban escapades to bid spring farewell

Spring is the perfect season to visit great cities like Madrid or Barcelona. Both destinations enjoy a perfect climate during this time of the year since, during the months of May and June, the heat is not so intense and there is hardly any rain.

Macba Barcelona

The tourism proposals adapt to this reality and offer endless outdoors activities that allow to enjoy the first rays of light of the summer, and the nights without jackets or umbrellas.

Muuseums and cultural centres show their art on the streets, they inaugurate new proposals, they bet on challenging works and turn the squares into real scenarios.  The MACBA in Barcelona is one of the main examples, since it is in spring when its  entrance becomes a true swarm of world tendencies.

Traditional celebrations are mixed with international events and music festivals that open their stages to the most eclectic sounds: Primavera Sound, Sonar, PuebloRock… Streets are filled with terraces, parks get ready to accommodate afternoons of picnics, people eat tapas and a unique atmosphere is created in these cities in spring.

Barcelona beach spring

In order to enjoy a weekend of total disconnection, a good alternative is to organise an urban escapade with friends to Madrid or Barcelona. Choosing a hotel in the centre of Barcelona or a hotel next to the Castellana is usually always a good option to avoid unnecessary transfers and movements.

Some of the accommodations for groups better equipped in Madrid and Barcelona belong to the hotel chain Confortel Hotels, since as well as comfortable spaces, they offer their clients the services of Free Wifi access and parking:

· Hotel Confortel Barcelona

· Hotel Confortel Admiral

· Hotel Confortel Auditori

· Hotel Confortel Atrium

· Hotel Confortel Madrid Suites

The year of the great city capitals

When you think of summer holidays inevitably you begin to imagine the sun, beautiful beaches and hidden coves, some surfing lessons, romantic dinners along the seaside promenade, parties with friends until dawn or fun evenings with the family fun at the water park… But there is a tendency that is bringing back the charm of the great city capitals, while the cities are empty during the summer.

Business hotels Madrid Barceloona

Attending the best musical with bargain rates,  enjoy a relaxed drink  in the Plaza 2 de Mayo or visit the Prado Museum without the long queues, are some of the advantages of choosing to enjoy an escapade in summer to a great capital. Also, rates and prices can be much more affordable than a beach resort in Majorca and the experience offered is a full and diverse one.

Finding in summer hotels in Las Ramblas of Barcelona with a discount or hotels in the Plaza Mayor in Madrid with a 50% discount is relatively simple, especially in August, the month in which both cities slow down their frantic pace and the give way to tourists .

Confortel Hotels

Hotel chains such as Petit Palace or Confortel are some of the best examples when it comes to getting the best deals for hotels in Barcelona or Madrid during the summer, without giving up on a first class accommodation, proper of urban hotels: free wifi in rooms, designer spaces, restaurants, free bicycles to explore the city…

From their respective portfolios, we outline the following hotels for their location and services:

Hotels in the centre of Barcelona

Hotels in the centre of Madrid

Urban Hotels Petit Palace

Hotels and the cycle torurism fashion

Tourism has become so widespread, amongst people with different interests so diverse means of traveling that, in the last couple of years, it has developed and perfected new forms of destination enjoyment, either in the city or in nature.

One of the most frequent motivations for a holiday, especially in the months of Autumn and Winter, is cycle tourism. Discover a city or region on top of a bike so that the holidays, apart from some days of rest, have become a perfect excuse to practice sport and keep fit.

The tourism industry has embraced the idea with open arms and many hotels have prepared themselves to welcome the lovers of this two wheeled sport. However, it is still only a few hotels that offer the possibility to enjoy a bicycle trip through big cities like Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

Looking through the different portfolios, we observe how the urban hotel chain High Tech offers in all its accommodations a rent a bike service completely free for its guests.

The novelty lies in that they are hotels in Las Ramblas of Barcelona, hotels in the historic centre of Seville and hotels in the centre of Valencia. Right at the heart of the major cities of Spain.

Many will think that the idea of riding a bike through the centre of Barcelona is not the best way to do tourism, but if they would try one of these bike friendly hotels they would understand why there are more and more adepts to this type of accommodation: the majority of the city counts to this day with modern bike lanes to circulate with safety.

The truth is that in chaotic cities like New York and Tokyo they have been years offering this possibility to the tourist. And, without doubts, covering the Manhattan perimeter on bike is an great experience and a unique opportunity to cover the city in depth.

High Tech has brought this service to all its hotels in Spain, so cycle tourism lovers will enjoy its free bicycles in all its hotels. From the modern hotel next to the airport of Madrid to the historical hotel in the centre of Bilbao Petit Palace Arana.