5 OF THE BEST CHEAP
LUXURY HOTELS IN EUROPE
Fancy a dose of luxury on your beach holiday where you can lounge on private sands, take a dip in sparkling pools, pamper yourself in spas and indulge in A-List amenities – all for pocket-friendly prices? We’ve rounded up the five best luxury hotels in Europe to ensure you stay in ultimate style, while saving money too.
SHERATON SALOBRE GOLF RESORT & SPA, GRAN CANARIA
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What’s on offer: Want to enjoy 5-star luxury at unbeatable prices? Book your holiday at the Sheraton Salobre Golf Resort & Spa in Gran Canaria. Located beside two 18-hole golf courses, this fabulous hotel offers stunning views of the mountains and the sea. There are stylishly furnished rooms, a variety of swimming pools (including adult only), bars and restaurants serving a delicious blend of cuisines, plus a superb fitness centre that overlooks the Maspalomas dunes. Want to experience ultimate R&R? The hotel’s sumptuous spa is sure to swat those stresses away.
Why we love Gran Canaria: If you’re looking for year-round sunshine without the long-haul flights, Gran Canaria on the Canary Islands is the ideal destination. Take a camel ride across the dunes of Maspalomas, enjoy watersports on more than 80 beaches along its coastline, take your kids out to theme parks or dance the night away on buzzing bars and clubs.
GARCIA RESORT & SPA, OLU DENIZ
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What’s on offer: Charming hillside location, luxurious all-inclusive accommodation, panoramic views of the Mediterranean, suites with private pools and amicable Turkish hospitality – Garcia Resort & Spa in Olu Deniz redefines luxury. A perfect destination for families, couples and nature lovers, this affordable luxury hotel (from £242*pp) is a tranquil escape to Turkey’s stunning Dalaman Coast. Whether you pamper yourself in the en-suite Jacuzzi or explore the splendid Olu Deniz beach hemmed by turquoise waters and lush mountains, Garcia offers an idyllic retreat without blowing your budget.
Why we love Olu Deniz: This sun-kissed resort on the famous Turquoise Coast is a popular holiday destination for families and couples alike. Unwind on the picturesque Blue Lagoon beach, paddle in the azure Med, watch romantic sunsets at Fethiye, paraglide from Babadag Mountain or enjoy the laid-back nightlife – Olu Deniz has bundles of attractions to keep you engaged from dawn till dusk.
ANNABELLE BEACH RESORT, CRETE
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What’s on offer: A perfect hotel for families and couples, the 5-star all-inclusive Annabelle Beach Resort is located close to Hersonissos in Crete and faces the white-sand beach of Anissara. Featuring a stylish complex of bungalows, villas and suites amid landscaped gardens, the hotel provides the highest standards of luxury without making you worry about your wallet. A buffet restaurant with panoramic sea views, huge swimming pools, rejuvenating spa, tennis courts, children’s playground, mini market, boutique – Annabelle offers a blissful stay.
Why we love Crete: The largest of the Greek Islands, Crete is all about sun, sea and sand. From heavenly Blue Flag beaches to pulsating nightlife, this picture-postcard island has it all! If you want the best of both worlds, visit the coastal resort of Hersonissos where you can lounge on the Sarandari beach during the day, and check into lively tavernas and harbourside clubs in the evening.
GRAN HOTEL ELBA ESTEPONA & SPA, COSTA DEL SOL
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What’s on offer: Nothing beats the Gran Hotel Elba Estepona & Spa when it comes to enjoying a luxurious stay in the Costa del Sol without breaking the bank (£329*pp). This 5-star hotel offers fantastic full-board and half-board accommodation and is situated right by the sea, so you can expect to be greeted by fabulous views of the Mediterranean. Landscaped gardens, a tranquil atmosphere, swimming pools, themed restaurants, gorgeous golf courses and an award-winning spa – Elba Estepona offers all that you wish for on your holidays.
Why we love Costa del Sol: The Spanish seaside retreat of Costa del Sol captivates with over 160km of gorgeous sand and sea. Hit the beaches of Torremolinos, try your hands at watersports, party till wee hours at glitzy bars and clubs in Marbella, have unlimited family fun at the resorts of Benalmadena and Fuengorola – it’s easy to see why Costa del Sol is a firm favourite among holidaymakers.
HOTEL SHERATON FUERTEVENTURA, FUERTEVENTURA
What’s on offer: When it’s Sheraton, you can be assured of unrivalled luxury and ultimate pampering. Located on the beachfront in Caleta de Fuste on the Canary Islands, the family-friendly Hotel Sheraton Fuerteventura offers half-board and full-board options at great prices. There are bright and breezy rooms with private terraces to soak in the sea views, a luxurious spa, golf course and kid’s club. The hotel has a private sandy beach on one side and an 18-hole golf course on the other – so you can lounge on the powder-soft sands or tee off mid-Atlantic – take your pick!
Why we love Fuerteventura: Think about sun-kissed beaches and you can’t stay away from the Canarian beach capital of Fuerteventura. Boasting around 150 beaches, the island offers innumerable watersport activities to choose from. Caleta de Fuste, located on the eastern coast of Fuerteventura, is a family-favourite for its lovely horseshoe-shaped bay and balmy weather year-round.
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