8 Spanish beach hotels recommended by locals

By Katherine Sparshatt,

It’s time to crash diet, fake tan and commence general preparations for baring all at the beach in these 8 gorgeous hotel locations.

Spain has long been the chosen destination of paradise for British holiday makers and rightly so! The Spanish coastline is unbeatable and they are guaranteed a little more sunshine than we are back home! So we’ve brought together the top 8 beach hotels as recommended by the Spanish experts at Room5 Spain, to showcase the best the country has to offer.

8. Gran Canaria

Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia

Gran Canaria

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The beaches and dunes of Gran Canaria are unbeatable and there’s nowhere quite like the Seaside Grand Hotel Residencia. Set amongst tropical gardens, the colonial style villas are stylishly decorated, creating a perfect atmosphere of decadence and relaxation.

The guest’s experience is the hotel’s top priority, with the friendly and welcoming staff going the extra mile to make your stay special. Whilst you’re there, take full advantage of the spa, thalasso therapy pool, saunas and salt caves. All that pampering will build up quite an appetite, so you can eat your fill enjoying local Spanish cuisine in the hotel restaurant.

7. Pontevedra, Galicia

Gran Hotel La Toja

Galicia

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The Gran Hotel La Toja is a Spanish institution and the kind of hotel that every Spaniard aims to visit at least once in their life.  Here you can experience the Atlantic in all its splendour, whilst enjoying all the luxuries of the only 5* spa hotel in Galacia.

Treat yourself to a luxurious pamper session and watch the years fall away during a cleansing and exfoliating mineral treatment. Alternatively, try a different kind of remedy aimed at aiding those with respiratory problems such as asthma.

6. Girona, Catelonia

Hotel Vistabella

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Located in the magical town of Roses on the Costa Brava, this hotel has a unique location on a cliff top and is surrounded on three sides by beautiful beaches. The charming atmosphere of Vistabella is largely thanks to the breath-taking views from every room, with each allowing another glimpse of paradise from a new angle.

As if this was not enough, the hotel has several restaurants to taste the delicious local cuisine, a private pier and is within walking distance of the Dali Museum, a must for all art lovers! There’s nowhere where you can make the most of the Costa Brava like the Hotel Vistabella.

5. Ribadesella

 Hotel Villa Rosario

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This unique hotel situated opposite the Bay of Biscay is like a mascot of the Asturian coast. The complex consists of two buildings, one a former palace and the other a modern add-on, creating an eclectic mixture of styles. The hotel has only 33 rooms, each of them bright and tastefully decorated with luxurious finishings that make a stay here feel totally exclusive.

In addition to the luxury comfort of the hotel, you can also make the most of being beside the beach, as the hotel has direct access to the Playa Santa Marina – so no need to lug your bucket and spade too far!

4. Mallorca

 La Moraleja Pollensa

Pollensa Majorca

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If you want to experience the real luxury of Mallorca, then this hotel in Pollensa is designed for you. An imposing mansion surrounded by beautiful scenery, it’s the perfect example of luxury within a family atmosphere. Attention to detail meets cosy and comfortable, this hotel is perfect for any age group, young or old.

Additionally, the hotel enjoys a unique natural environment, with the nearby Sierra de Tramuntana full of nooks and coves for you to explore. If none of this floats your boat then you can also lose yourself in the hotel’s extensive art collection, play a round of golf, or head down to the local yacht club.

3.  Peniscola, Valencia

Hotel Boutique La Mar

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Take in the panoramic views of the Bay of Peñíscola from your own private balcony, just a stone’s throw from the sea. The ultra-modern and minimalistic Hotel Boutique La Mar takes its inspiration from the surrounding ocean, with each of the rooms decorated in stylish blues and greys, incorporating innovative design elements such as chrome lighting.

The sea theme is continued into the restaurant, Mar Nature, whose exquisite seafood dishes are the toast of the town. There’s also the YPSOS Chill Out bar, with a comfortable outdoor terrace overlooking the bay.

2. San Sebastian

Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra

Hotel Londrez

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Located in front of the mythical beach La Concha, in a former nineteenth century palace, you’ll love this romantic hotel’s character and its unique beach-side location. The hotel enjoys privileged views over the bay and has a unique style that fuses classic decoration with the avant-garde, creating an original and sophisticated space.

The hotel’s restaurant, La Brasserie Mari Galant, is the perfect choice to enjoy seasonal dishes and plenty of fresh seafood, whilst drinking in the views.

1. Conil de la Frontera

Hipotels Gran Conil

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If you want to enjoy Cadiz and stay in perfect surroundings than look no further than Hipotels Gran Conil & Spa. With an enviable cliff-top location and direct access to La Fontanilla beach, there really is no better location than this!

The hotel will surprise you with its modern and spacious facilities, designed for those seeking to disconnect whilst on holiday. You can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, relax in the spa or sip on a cool drink in the lobby bar, taking full advantage of the panoramic sea views.