Preferred Hotels

From grand palaces to intimate hideaways, from restored monasteries to modern boutique properties, from country chateaus to seaside resorts, all preferred hotels featured in Ormina Tours’ itineraries have been meticulously handpicked for their unparalleled hospitality offering, comfort, location and uniqueness. All preferred hotels are four or five star properties and are luxuriously appointed. Our preferred hotel choices reflect our desire to ensure you enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Slovenia, Ljubljana – Urban Hotel

Location

This stylish hotel is a 15-minute walk from Ljubljana train station and 3 km from hilltop medieval Ljubljana Castle.

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Slovenia, Ljubljana – Vander Urbani Resort

Location

Located in the very heart and soul of Ljubljana (which is a pedestrian zone only), the bus and train stations are about 900 metres from the hotel.

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Slovenia, Piran – Hotel Piran

Location

Overlooking the Gulf of Trieste, this polished hotel with beach access is a 3-minute walk from the Tartini House museum and a 4-minute walk from the Piran ferry terminal.

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Slovenia, Piran – Kempinski Hotel

Location

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this high-end hotel occupies an ornate, palatial building, once frequented by royalty. It’s 4 km from Sečovlje Salina Nature Park.

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Slovenia, Portorose – Grand Hotel Bernardin

Location

Boasting a beachfront location between the historic towns of Portorož and Piran. The centre of Portorož can be reached in 1.5 km, while the town of Piran is 2 km from Grand Hotel Bernardin.

Slovenia, Portorose – Grand Hotel Portorož

Location

A 5-minute walk from a beach on the Gulf of Trieste, this upscale hotel is 4 km from Tartinijev Trg square and 8 km from Sečoveljske Soline, a salt pond.

Slovenia, Portorož – Kempinski Hotel Portoroz

Location

Perched on a picturesque cliff overlooking the sparkling Adriatic Sea, this luxurious hotel occupies a magnificent, palatial building that once played host to royalty. With a regal ambiance and unparalleled views, it offers a truly lavish experience. The hotel’s enviable location places it just 4 km away from the breathtaking Sečovlje Salina Nature Park, inviting guests to explore the wonders of the surrounding natural beauty.

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Slovenia, Skofja – Hotel Zamorc

Location

Hotel Zamorc is situated in the heart of a thousand-year beauty, Škofja Loka. This property is a 4-minute walk from the beach.

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Spain, Álava – Hotel Marqués de Riscal

In 2020, the winery also came in 6th in the World’s Best Vineyards list – click here to read more.

Location

Overlooking vineyards, this ornate hotel designed by architect Frank Gehry is 7 km from the Iglesia de Santa María de los Reyes church, and 13 km from the Chabola de la Hechicera stone monument.

 

Spain, Álava – Hotel Viura

Location

This designer hotel in a distinctive contemporary building lies in the center of a renowned wine village. It’s 13 km from the Church of Santa María de los Reyes and 15 km from the Museo Vivanco de la Cultura del Vino.

Spain, Barcelona – H10 Casa Mimosa

Location

The hotel graces its surroundings with a graceful presence, just a leisurely 2-minute stroll away from the intricate beauty of Gaudí’s Casa Milà, and a mere 3 minutes’ walk from the conveniently located Diagonal metro station.

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Spain, Barcelona – Majestic Hotel & Spa

Location

Located on Paseo de Gracia, it provides guests with an ideal opportunity to visit Gaudi´s famous buildings, the most exclusive shops, as well as being close to the financial and business district of Barcelona.

Spain, Barcelona – NH Podium

Location

The NH Collection Barcelona Pódium enjoys a central location in this vibrant city, cocooned from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Newly refurbished, this well-connected hotel is close to the zoo and harbor as well as within easy reach of the city’s other major attractions.

Spain, Barcelona – Petit Palace Boquería Garden

Location

Located in Boquería of Barcelona, just a minute’s walk from Liceu metro station and an 8-minute walk from the busy Plaça de Catalunya square.

Spain, Barcelona – Mercer Hotel

Location

Mercer Barcelona is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, close by the Cathedral. Our 5 Star boutique hotel, considered monument, is a unique place where guests can find exclusivity and a singular experience.

Spain, Barcelona- El Palace Hotel

Location

Located in the centre of Barcelona, very close to Las Ramblas, and in the most renowned shopping area of Barcelona, this Barcelona 5 stars hotel is surrounded by boulevards, prestigious boutiques and the city’s main attractions.

Spain, Córdoba – Hotel NH Collection Amistad Córdoba

Location

Nestled within a captivating duo of 18th-century Moorish mansions, this exquisite hotel unveils a world of elegance. Ideally situated, it’s just a leisurely 5-minute stroll from the awe-inspiring Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, a mere 4 kms from the Palacio De Congresos Y Exposiciones De Córdoba, and a short 3km distance from the Córdoba train station.

Featured in: Best of Spain (2024|25)

Spain, Granada – Hotel Alhambra Palace

Location

This renowned hotel is a short walk from the medieval palace at the Alhambra and nearby the ornamental gardens at the Generalife.

 

6 INTRIGUING INSIGHTS OF THE HOTEL ALHAMBRA PALACE

Situated in the romantic city of Granada, the Hotel Alhambra Palace offers its guests an amazing experience like no other. Nestled amongst the Sierra Nevada mountains, the town is abundant with medieval architecture and traditions. Here are some intriguing insights to the Hotel.

THE HOTEL’S CONCEPTION
More than a century ago, an idealistic and romantic man fell in love with the fascinating city of Granada and decided to build The Hotel Casino Alhambra Palace. This man was the Duke of San Pedro de Galatino. Said to be a visionary, the Duke foresaw the importance of tourism on the area. Since its conception in 1910, the hotel continues to be a symbol of intrigue, luxury and elegance.

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Spain, Jerez de la Frontera – Casa Palacio Maria Luisa

Location

Located in the heart of the city this hote is an 8-minute walk from the Alcázar of Jerez de la Frontera, a Moorish fortress, and 1 km from Jerez de la Frontera train station.

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Spain, La Rioja – Eurostars Los Agustinos

Location

Situated within the walls of a centuries-old former convent, this inviting hotel offers a unique setting for your stay. Dating back to the 14th-century, the property exudes an air of tranquility and history. Just a short 7-minute walk away, you’ll find the magnificent Church of Santo Tomás, showcasing stunning architectural details and a rich cultural heritage. For wine enthusiasts, the renowned Bodegas Muga, offering delightful wine tastings, is a mere 1 km away. Immerse yourself in the charm of this exceptional location, where the echoes of the past blend seamlessly with the present.